Zen Massage by Darren

Based in Minneapolis, MN

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $65

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 2 other techniques

38 testimonials


I have an amazing studio set up that is comfortable clean and welcoming located in Saint Louis Park just outside of Minneapolis. My massage table is tempurpedic and heated to allow you to sink into relaxation during your session. Clean linens always. Drift away as you listen to soothing sounds allowing you to fall into a meditative state. Grape seed oils and aromatherapy are used. Every session receives a hot towel on the back for added sensation. The massage session... is a combination of Swedish and Deep tissue to allow you the best of both. All clients are treated with respect and kindness, Gay friendly. Shower is available upon request. I offer Group Massage for those that are interested in learning massage techniques. Group sessions are done on tables and are held once a month. Ask for more information.
During Travel Schedules I may only have out calls, Please know I have had my first round of the Monkeypox vaccine and have my second dose scheduled for September 6th


Based near: Minnetonka ave & Hillsboro ave s Minneapolis, MN 55426

In-studio Mobile
M: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. ---
Tu: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. ---
W: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. ---
Th: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. ---
F: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ---
Sa: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ---
Su: 10 a.m. - noon10 - 11 p.m. ---
At Darren's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Darren's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Aromatherapy to Swedish

30 min.
60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Discounts available for students
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish

Experience: 19 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Additional services: Body trimming, Fitness training, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching, Personal training


March 2014

Personal Training

ISSA, Carpinteria, CA

June 2017


ISSA, Carpinteria, CA

Feb. - March 2020

Strength Training

ISSA, Carpinteria, CA


Gathered by Darren from admiring massage clients to share with you.

July 01, 2024 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of an amazing massage with Restorationhands. He has great technique and amazing hands! He was extremely polite and his studio is clean and welcoming. He exceeded my expectations! If ever in Minneapolis you need to give him a call!

April 01, 2024 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

From the beginning of reaching out to Darren, he was professional, he was able to schedule me within a few hours. His location is easy to get too, nice property, beautiful home. His studio was clean, warm and private. The massage was amazing, I left relaxed and appreciated. I recommend him.

Jan. 17, 2024 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

This is my third session with Darren and I have been lucky enough to hit all three of his Holiday decorating starting with Halloween. Yesterday I was greeted with Valentines decor which was amazing in itself. Darren is very handsome and obviously takes good care of himself. I noticed he has made some changes to his studio which were very nice. A fireplace was added and he has changed some other things that were very nice. There is a bathroom connected to the studio room and both are well done and very clean. The massage table is very comfortable and heated as well as the room which was nice coming out of the cold. The session was very relaxing and invigorating all at the same time. If you haven’t had a session with him I would highly recommend. I’ll be back not only for the great massage but I have to see what he does for Saint Patrick’s day.

Oct. 17, 2023 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

I have had many massages with Reatorationhands and they have all been amazing! Would definitely recommend if you have the chance. You wont regret it! He is very welcoming, pleasant, and communicates affectively before and during appointment. He has great technique and provides a very clean and professional environment. He will leave you relaxed and feeling stress free!

Sept. 16, 2023 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

After many try’s trying to get a session with Darren I finally managed to get in. I’m glad I kept trying because it was so worth it. Upon entering I noticed his extravagant Halloween decor on the inside which according to him is just the beginning. The room was warm and inviting with a bathroom off of it for use. The table was quite comfortable and warm. The massage was just what I was looking for from start to finish , paying special attention to areas that needed more attention. If you haven’t seen Darren I highly recommend him. I will definitely be a returning client.

April 03, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

My experience with Darren was the best. I was a little nervous and self-conscious of my body, but he made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. His space is clean, warm, and inviting. I will definitely book again! If you haven’t gone to him and you’re looking for a massage he’s definitely worth booking a session.

Jan. 23, 2023 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

This is the right guy. I have booked 5 times and will book again. He takes his time, he is professional, he has a dedicated work space that is clean and offers clients the use of private restroom to change. He checks in during massage and offers world class service.

Dec. 05, 2022 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

I had been to Darren before in Eden prairie, but love the new space he’s in at saint Louis park. Did an hour 1/2 session and was in bliss as I melted into the warmth of the table. As before he did not disappoint. I had just come off a 15 hour flight and my lower back and legs needed much work. I couldn’t have asked for a better massage session. If you get a chance to book with him you’ won’t be disappointed. The house was also beautifully decorated for the holidays :)

Aug. 18, 2022 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

Darren was amazing,
The space is clean, on an actual comfortable massage table -- and the atmosphere is very nice.

He uses long strokes, feels your body out and then adds more pressure in specific areas. He takes his time and really makes the session personal. I honestly almost drifted off I was so relaxed. Nothing is rushed, it is meant to be full experience worth every penny.

He is very handsome, has a very nice body but more importantly, he is kind. You never feel like just another client. I can't tell you how much I appreciate great people who share their skills and provide a stellar experience. I'll be back again and I suggest you get your appointment in today.

April 05, 2022 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

I have to say, this is the best massage I have had in years. Darren is super nice, and professional . Space was perfectly clean, and so relaxing! Darren knows what he is doing, and took care of me. I had to apologize because I fell a sleep. Will def. be back. I give him a ten star rating. Can't wait to see you again. Jeff

Dec. 29, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I’ve met with Darren twice now and both experiences have been top notch. The space is warm and welcoming, his massage is gentle and calming with just the right pressure. He is very attractive and puts you at ease from the moment he first puts his hands on you until your session is complete. Plus, as many have said, pictures don’t do his beauty justice. Very glad to have such a gorgeous talented masseur right here in the cities!!
If you haven’t met with him yet, book now!

Sept. 24, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I had a great 90-minute incall massage with Darren the other day. I opted for the Swedish deep and it was the perfect amount of deep but not too deep. I would definitely recommend you book a massage with him. I will also say the pictures are nothing compared to the real deal, and those blue eyes relax you all on their own!

May 18, 2021 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

I attended Darrens group massage session for the first time, and was not sure what to expect, but it exceeded my expectations. Having 4 handed or sometimes 6 handed massage felt amazing. The session was two hours and he had bottled water for everyone. It was a very comfortable and relaxing environment. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. If you've never tried the group session I would highly recommend it. I'll definitely be back

March 12, 2021 in Saint Louis Park, MN (in-studio)

Darren is a top notch masseuse. He is professional but yet friendly and inviting. You can tell he has done massage for many years with his skill to take care of all your problem spots. His attention to detail is really appreciated. He was working on some tight spots and really got in their and loosened up my muscles. I would call his expertise "Value Added Service". I cannot wait for my next session.

Nov. 28, 2020 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren's massage was outstanding. He has a smooth, deeply relaxing touch and it carried me away! Super clean, comfortable environment. Definitely worth repeating!

Aug. 31, 2020 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren gave a great massage from start to finish, he had me drifting in and out of sleep It was amazing. He made me feel so relaxed and comfortable. Best full body massage I’ve had. 5 out of 5 stars.
I will be back again soon.

March 04, 2020 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren’s massage is incredible....not only he was knowledgeable on my needs and how to get into those specific points on my back and shoulders but his studio is clean, discreet, comfortable and welcoming. The music was relaxing and I felt safe. The hot face towels with the scent were an amazing touch that perfectly complimented my massage experience. I definitely will keep going to Darren. If you have the chance, do yourself a favor and book a session with him.

Oct. 29, 2019 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

I Have been scheduling monthly massage sessions with Darren which is a good routine to get into. Studio is welcoming - heated table - soft music - nice touch water feature. He’s responsive to your bodys pain needs with just the right touch and pressure to get at the sore areas. Looking forward to the next massage session.

Sept. 02, 2019 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

This was my first time seeing Darren, I wasn't sure what to expect. This was exactly what I was looking for and very affordalbe. His studio was set up very nicely with a very comfortable table. Relaxing music was playing and right away I was relaxed. The table is heated which was nice seeing it was a cool day already. Once the massage began my muscles gave in right away. His strokes were long and smooth that would pressure up from the legs to neck, was absolutely amazing. He spend time on my right side, then left, then pressure from top which felt great to the back. When he was done with the backside he uses a warm towel on my back and massaged in with that for a minute which felt great. Once I was turned over there was a hot face cloth put over my forehead which felt amazing. The whole experience was great. I will definitely be back.

Feb. 04, 2019 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

I had my first massage with Darren this past week and after a long hectic week this was just what I was looking for. From start to finish it was a relaxing experience. The aroma first off was very pleasant and filled the air. The room set up is one of the nicest I’ve seen not to mention one of the most comfortable massage tables which was heated and definitely the most comfortable face rest. The massage was amazing g from start to finish his full long strokes as opposed to digging in to one place for an extended time felt amazing. The heated towel and then heated face cloth were great touches. I’ll definitely be back and look forward to booking again in the future.

Aug. 26, 2018 in Eden Prairie, MN (mobile)

My husband and I each had a massage and Darren was amazing. He was very easy to talk to and the massage was so relaxing and exactly the right pressure and technique. We can’t wait to treat ourselves again.

Feb. 01, 2018 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

this was hands-down the best massage i've received. the setting, table, music, touch, pressure, everything was perfect. the phrase "melting into the table" is over used in massage reviews, but it's exactly the feeling you get from Darren's massage. if you're in the area, look no further.

Aug. 21, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren was friendly and welcoming. He had talented hands and spent time focusing on tense areas in the massage. Would absolutely recommend,

July 05, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

The massage was exactly what I needed.

July 03, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

This is my second time treating myself to Darren's work. His massage technique is so different then I've had before and simply melts you into the table. The heated towels are a great addition. If you get a chance you should book a session. I recommend highly

July 04, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren is excellent. The energy in his hands was so soothing. The long massage strokes from my legs up to my back were amazing. He has a quiet strength about him that is really beautiful.

June 13, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

I just had the best massage of my life. Darren has an ideal studio. It's calming and peaceful. He has strong hands with a firm touch. I was able to relax and decompress quickly. Darren is extremely gifted. You won't regret a massage with him., Looking forward to becoming a regular.

May 23, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Massage done in a Very comfortable space, everything was perfect. I was visiting from out of town....sore my flight.
Highly recommended..will definitely make an appointment the next time I'm in town. Does great bodywork worked my back, and legs. Full sweeping massage strokes.

May 10, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Great massage with excellent technique and pressure. The studio is clean and the music and lighting provide the perfect ambiance for a very relaxing session. Highly recommended and I am looking forward to my next appointment.

May 01, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

This was one of the best massages I've had. Darren has a relaxing touch yet he's strong and uses good pressure. Makes you feel instantly comfortable. The massage is so relaxing that you simply get lost in the fluidity of his motions. Coupled with some soothing music in the background, it was 90 minutes of relaxation. I'm already looking forward to my next massage from him.

April 19, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darrin was very pleasant when we met. He started the massage right away. His hands are amazing I could have laid there all day. Will definitely be going there again!

April 10, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Very welcoming and relaxing environment - truly professional. He knows he massage technique and definitely focused on a lighter touch approach. Considering how much my back needed to relax, he spent the right amount of time. Definitely recommend for a full relaxing message.

March 04, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Awesome massage! Friendly guy and great dedicated massage room. Excellent medium pressure. Will definitely see him again.

Feb. 05, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Amazing massage! I have rarely been in a state of such total relaxation. Darren is Very skilled, has strong large hands and his years of experience are put to good use with an intuitive result. I loved the spacious studio, aromatherapy, music, clean and Inviting environment, and even a quick glimpse of a sweet dog. I've already booked second appointment and very much looking forward to it. I'm also intrigued to try the fitness session/massage combo.

March 05, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

My partner and I had back-to-back sessions with Darren that lived up to our expectations and more. We don't often splurge on massages, but afterwards we are reminded why they are so worth it.

Darren's space is clean, comfortable, and cozy. It will set you immediately at ease--which is great, because the whole point is to relax! He is extremely friendly and sociable, and makes you feel welcome immediately. The massage itself is blissful, and leaves you feeling tension-free. He uses various levels of pressure and hits pressure points I never would have thought of.

In short, it's a wonderful experience and you won't be disappointed. We can't wait to splurge again soon!

Feb. 27, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Darren's studio is set up beautifully and one of the most comfortable tables and head rests I've ever used. Darren was easy and professional to communicate with. He provides a peaceful retreat from your busy day and I found the fluidity of his massage technic thoroughly relaxing - I nearly fell asleep. I will definitely see him again.

Feb. 20, 2017 in Eden Prairie, MN (in-studio)

Seeing that he is a personal trainer and offered an interesting combo of personal training followed by massage, I decided to treat myself and give it a go. He took me to a complex gym located across the street from his studio. Darren is a well rounded and dynamic personal trainer. His personality is reflected in his workouts and made going to the gym a lot of fun. He showed me workouts to attack specific muscle groups, effective cardio routines, and proper form. After the training hour he brought me over to his studio for the massage I first must say the studio is beautifully done and smells amazing from the time you walk in. The massage table has to be one of the most comfortable ones I've been on and could have slept there all day. He was very quiet during the session allowing me to fall into a deep trance and the sounds he had playing were soothing and relaxing. The massage was everything I wanted and more. The use of a hot face towel along with the warm towel was a very nice touch. If you have not tried his services I highly recommend him, you won't be disappointed, not to mention if you have ever thought of a personal trainer. Try the training massage combo it was a great two hours and money well spent.

Feb. 20, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Darren gives a great, relaxing massage in a very comfortable, clean environment. The added touch of aroma therapy and hot towel treatment is nice. The oil he uses is non-greasy, and leaves skin feeling great after the appointment. Darren is great at light touch, as well as deeper tissue massage. He is quiet, but don't mistake that for being unfriendly; he is very sweet and charismatic.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.