Therapeutic Massage by Andrew

Visiting Buenos Aires from Emeryville, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $125

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 1 other technique

13 testimonials

Overview

I am a California-certified Massage Therapist offering sports/deep tissue and deep Swedish massage.

My massage technique is particularly well-suited to athletes aiming to enhance performance or recover from an injury. I have had considerable success with currently athletic people and with those who struggle with older injuries.

I also provide a deeply relaxing experience for non-athletes or athletes.

If you are looking for a masseur with a therapeutic touch that can find and treat your trouble spots with palms..., forearms, elbows, and knuckles, without unnecessary pain, I am the masseur for you. I work with all genders, and do not discriminate based on body type, sexual orientation, ethnicity or age.

Ask me about a sports recovery package of 4 massages for the price of 3. For those interested in regular therapeutic massage, custom packages are available as well.

Text or email is preferred for scheduling. I work at a Day Spa in San Francisco Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Early morning or Evening massages on those days is possible

I am located in Emeryville between Berkeley and Oakland (see map).

California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certificate number 83891.

Vaccinations: COVID-Pfizer x6 & Monkey Pox x2.

Formal training: San Francisco School of Massage (Swedish) and McKinnon Institute (Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Clinical Deep Tissue).

Travel schedule
Feb. 18 - March 8: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires F.D., AR
Normally based in: Emeryville, CA
Hours

M: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Tu: 7 - 10 p.m.

W: 7 - 10 p.m.

Th: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

F: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sa: 8 - 10 p.m.

Su: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Rates
At Andrew's studio

Deep Tissue

60 min.
$125
90 min.
$175
120 min.
$225

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Mondays
  • Discounts available for students, active military, repeat clients, massage therapists, AIDS ride participants, birthdays, emergency workers, airline crews
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 22 years

In-studio amenities: Free Parking, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Education

June 2000 - July 2002

Swedish Massage

San Francisco School of Massage, San Francisco, CA


June 2002 - April 2003

Sports and Deep Tissue Massage

McKinnon Institutute, Oakland, CA


Sept. - Dec. 2019

Clinical Deep Tissue Massage

McKinnon Institute, Oakland, CA


Testimonials

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

Dec. 01, 2023 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I have a repetitive strain injury in both of my shoulder cuffs that restrict my range of motion and prevent me from being able to do weight training. I had been to Andrew a few times and was impressed with this massage technique. He attempted to work on my shoulder cuff and we had some success. I began physical therapy recently and Andrew asked that I ask the Physical Therapist what he should work on for me. Well, it turned out that the PT suggested exactly what Andrew attempted. Between PT and Andrew's deep tissue/sports massage I feel like I am on the road to recovery. Andrew is knows his stuff.

July 01, 2023 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

Sports injury-- tore my adductor playing football, had PT that helped strengthen, but Andrew helped the most. His range of techniques worked better to help me heal than everything else I tried. Other massages were helpful, but nothing like the expert touch that Andrew provided-- his diligent focus on my injured tendons and muscles helped increase my range of motion and even allowed me to get back into snowboarding within the season.

March 05, 2023 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Andrew for massage for many years. I literally drive across the bridge because he is that good. I have had several surgeries on my shoulders to repair damage from sports played when I was in my 20's. Recently, we decided to spend the bulk of my weekly massage on my shoulder cuffs to address range of motion and ongoing pain. He applied skills and techniques to address these issues, and after several weeks I feel a greater range of motion and a reduction in pain. I appreciate that he spent the time to understand what's happening in my shoulders, and researched different ways to address them. While I like a general massage, these targeted massages in conjunction with physical therapy have had a very positive impact on my shoulders.

Oct. 17, 2022 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

Self care is an integral part of good life. Regular massage has been one of my key components of my own self care regime for many years. A few months back, the masseur that I have depended on for the past seven years left the area. Good for him; bad for me! Since he was my provider for so long, I had no idea of the challenge ahead for me. Over time he became so in tune with my needs, so finding the “new” right masseur to meet my needs became a quest. I had many attempts to find an equally focused expert healer similar to my former masseur. Sadly, many of the masseurs I tried did not click for me. Then I found Drew. His dedication to providing excellent treatment was first revealed when he juggled his day to fit me in the evening before he was off for an overseas vacation. I had shared some of my challenges about my masseur quest while talking with him on the phone. I was ready to wait on his return, but Drew insisted he could make time for me that evening. HUZZAH! I am delighted to say his massage was nothing short of exceptional. Drew’s charming personality is second only to his masterful massage skills. I immediately felt totally comfortable and assured that I had connected with a truly gifted healer. How do I know this? Well, today I scheduled my second massage with Drew to confirm the intuition from my first massage. Unbelievable! I splurged for the two hour session as a personal treat. Drew made me feel like a million bucks. My comfort level is as if we have known each other for decades and his approach to addressing my chronic issues is spot on. Drew is the real deal and you cannot fine a better, more committed masseur. I know as I have been search for many months! SCORE!

April 21, 2022 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I had my first session with Andrew today. I had been wanting to try him for a while now but my schedule didn’t allow it before. It was well worth the wait! I received an excellent massage. His therapeutic massage was intentional, focused and fluid. His hands are very powerful, for those of us who love deep tissue. As a therapist myself, I have no reservations in recommending him. Andrew is skilled and knowledgeable. I can’t wait to have another awesome two hour session.
JL

Feb. 02, 2020 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I have been looking for a massage therapist that can do very specific work on my neck and upper body. I have been in quite a bit of pain and unable to fully work as a massage therapist. I had an hour with Andrew where I asked that he only work on my upper body. He was able to execute a fantastic balance between deep work with specificity on muscles and attachment sites without making the mistake I often encounter of using deep tissue as a blunt instrument. I have booked two further appointments as I am convinced he has the skills to help me overcome my neck pain.

Oct. 16, 2021 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Andrew regularly since I was vaccinated. I was looking for a female, but Andrew came recommended to me so I decided to give him a try. I am a runner and was having low back and ankle pain that was interfering with my runs. Andrew patiently focused on the areas I pointed out and was diligent in finding muscles and muscle attachment sites that contributed to my trouble areas. The massage is intense, extremely deep work in sensitive areas. Nevertheless Andrew works with me to ensure that the work is productive and that he leaves time to help me relax at the end of the massage with neck work that leaves me feeling terrific. I highly recommend scheduling a session, especially if you are an athlete and want someone to be part of your "team". He is most definitely part of my team.

July 06, 2021 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Andrew since before the pandemic and eagerly awaited him opening back up after vaccinations. I cycle every day and end up with tightness in my legs and glutes. I appreciate Andrew's flexibility in providing a 30 minute lower body massage during my lunch breaks from work, and his expertise in stretching my legs and finding the right amount of pressure to give me relief in tightness that makes it hard to cycle at times. He takes the time to find exactly what is going on with me and I feel like I am getting a personalized experience each time I see him. I highly recommend seeing him if you have muscle tightness impeding your athletic activities.

May 02, 2021 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I saw Andrew because I aggravated an old soccer injury in my lower back. He took the time to find where the issues were and to work them out in different massage positions. Highly Recommend.

Jan. 02, 2020 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I’ve seen Drew for a few massages here and there over the years. More recently I’ve had some specific pains that needed addressing and visited several times near the end of the year. I was having acute back pain, and visited another local masseur when Drew was on vacation, who provided relief but little insight about the possible nature of my pain. On a subsequent visit, Drew’s intuitive hands, keen eye and clear communication helped determine a possible cause, and he recommended I check with my chiropractor about a few ribs that seemed out of place. Drew was right! My hours with him always leave me relaxed and feeling better than when I arrived. His continued learning on top of his years of experience mean he’s able to address problems with multiple techniques, and I really appreciate his specific attention to what’s going on with my body at the time. It’s not a cookie cutter massage.

Oct. 04, 2019 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

Drew is a very professional, skilled and experienced massage therapist. I came with a few specific issues and he intuitively found all my tight sore spots - even more than I’d imagined - and did deep specific work that felt much needed and very opening. I left being able to breathe deeper and move easier than I have in a long time. Excellent deep tissue work! Drew knows what he’s doing. I’ll be back.

July 13, 2019 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

I sought a massage with Andrew for a shoulder rotator cuff injury. He put me in all kinds of positions to address my issue and by the end of the session I experienced greater range of motion. He really helped me get back of the tennis court! I was impressed by his skill and determination to help me. I highly recommended him.

June 01, 2019 in Emeryville, CA (in-studio)

Great massage! I have been suffering from neck pain from poor posture and office work which Andrew worked on specifically and the improvement has been drastic!

Would recommend especially if you are looking for therapeutic massage work.

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