Healing Bodywork by Dan

Based in San Francisco

In-studio services

Starting at $160

9 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 4 other techniques

9 testimonials


Experienced, Skilled, Strong, Intuitive Massage 30 year practitioner. Go beyond the extraordinary
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THIS IS YOUR TIME!! You're here to find a great bodyworker, I invite you to give me a try. My work is deep, my work is profound and my work is effective. AND i really do care. My private... massage studio is your time out from the hectic world around you. I strive to be fully present and connected throughout your massage, responding effectively to you and your body. And I'll aways check in. If possible, please shower beforehand. Fresh hot towels provided.


Based near: Fell St & Laguna St San Francisco, CA 94102

At Dan's studio

Dan's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Acupressure to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Discounts available for massage therapists, repeat clients, emergency workers, ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Jin Shin Do, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 31 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


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

April 04, 2024 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I saw Dan while I was passing through SF but continue to think about him and what a tremendous massage I had. All the moves and pressure were fantastic, strong and deep, guaranteed to turn you around and turn you into someone new. My only regret, that I’m not local to see him regularly. If you are in SF, a visit to Dan’s table should be top of your to do list. Wonderful.

Feb. 26, 2024 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

It is an understatement to say that Dan has changed my life. Having a monthly massage has set a baseline for my body to feel strong yet also flexible. Dan’s bodywork ended a long period with a frozen shoulder. He’s helped bring my posture into alignment and I carry myself better and healthier at 69 than I did in my 30’s and 40’s. I can’t say enough how grateful I am for his help.

Dec. 22, 2023 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had a fantastic massage from Dan this week. He worked out a huge knot in my shoulder and neck and sensed several other tight joints. Comfortable studio that is clean, quiet and Dan is an excellent therapist.

Aug. 21, 2023 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Dan regularly for about 2 years now. In addition to his amazing massage skills , what sets Dan apart from other therapists I had in the past was his dedication to his clients.

Dan is always present from the moment you step into his studio , during and all the way to the end. You know he has your well-being in mind and he touches you with the full-intention of healing .

Dan’s massage not only relieved my physical aches and pains, it also helped me with the mental stress through its positive healing energy. I am grateful for each session I had with Dan.

Jan. 22, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had just worked ten days straight on a trade show, and my back was a mess. Dan's massage was great! We talked about what I had been doing, and what problems areas I had. He did a great job in finding all the knots, and angry muscles and working them out.
He's super friendly, great to talk to (and all his pictures are clearly recent.)

His space is cozy (and bonus - centrally located!) I'll be going back for sure, and highly recommend him!

Nov. 19, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

My only reticence with writing a glowing review of this newfound super-masseur is that he will be too busy to work on me!

I am no newbie to the art of massage, having danced with American Ballet Theater, then as a Principal with San Francisco Ballet. I am also a difficult client in that I have some asymmetries, my musculature is fairly surface, and it takes someone special to finally get in there without my flying off the table.

Dan is very patient, has iron thumbs and uses his weight and forearms/elbows, placing them in a problem area until that area lets go. The room was inviting from my arrival-very warm, soft lighting, and great variations in music (one was deep rumblings as I imagined the blockades disintegrating).

I could wax eloquent further. Suffice to say that (unless you take my spot-buyer beware) Dan is more-worth the price of admission.

May 01, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had a wonderful massage with Dan. His strong hands were powerful, and just what I needed. He made me feel at ease, and worked out every tension I had. He worked out some pain I had for weeks. One of the best massages I've ever had. I will be back.

Dec. 26, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Strong Hands indeed, this is an understatement. But don’t get me wrong those hands can be gentle and caring if needed to be. Scheduled a 90 minutes massage with Dan in the summer this year (and many more after that). His technique is flawless and he gets the right spots every time. He mixes deep tissue and Swedish massage. After the massage I felt super relaxed and peaceful. His studio is clean and warm. Dan is a gentleman and very attentive to my need and keep checking in during the massage. No attitude. Definitely have and will recommend Dan to others. Try him, you will just melt on his table. Regular client here!

Aug. 23, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

have been going to Dan for several years now for massage. Each time I get a massage from him, I feel like a new person - rejuvenated and my sore muscles and tight fascia get manipulated by his deep tissue massage. People say they do deep tissue massage, but they are often just a deeper version of Swedish massage, but still not what I consider deep tissue. Dan is in tune with other people's body's and is able to provide an incredible massage that fits each person's needs. I can't recommend Dan enough for massage; you will not be disappointed.

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