Masterful Massage by RJ

Based in Cleveland, OH

In-studio services

Starting at $80

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 3 other techniques

13 testimonials


Please make an appointment w/ your NAME, preferred DATE/TIME & LENGTH OF SESSION. 12-24 hour advance notice would be much appreciated. Same day scheduling could be an option. I stay at my massage place when I have clients that are scheduled to come. If you are to text/email me last minute, I may be somewhere else (or in the middle of a session). I know we both have plans & my time is... just as valuable as yours. Thank you.

Legitimate massage service offered - enhanced Shiatsu/Swedish to maximize muscle relief & customizable to focus on problem areas. Aromatherapy, light stretching & warm towel included. Deep cleaning of Cleveland massage place performed daily for your peace of mind.

Originally exposed to the world of healing massage in Asia, took constant practice & series of training, certified in 2003. It's an honor to possess this cultural heritage that I can truly treasure & be proud to share w/ others.

Fully vaxxed & boosted / LGBT-friendly / 21+ yrs of experience / TEXTING is best to communicate



Based near: Detroit Ave. & West 117th St. Cleveland, OH 44102


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

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

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

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

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

Sa: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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

At Rj's studio

Rj's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Paypal accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Swedish

Experience: 21 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom


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

Jan. 24, 2023 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I've seen Rj a few times now, and each visit is a little different. My breathing actually becomes coordinated with an intERbody rhythm. I sometimes need deep tissue massage where I don't realize, and Rj finds those spots. I later feel much like I do post-workout - and I think, WOW, I needed that, then sleep particularly well that night! Rj is very athletic and muscular, strong, skilled, intuitive, and anticipatory, yet smooth and gentle - a real and disciplined master. His studio is clean, inviting, dim but strategically lit, quiet with subtle tones of soft music, and occasional wisps of fragrance - all very conducive to comfort and relaxation. If you want to experience a "touch" of the old world, oriental honor, and respect for the male body, Rj is the man and will not disappoint. He is a singular find. His art is masterful. The time passes so quickly - consider extending to 90 min. Many thanks, Rj. I WILL return!

Jan. 12, 2023 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I had the best massage experience with RJ. He is friendly, professional, and highly skilled in massage therapy. I found RJ's massage to be better than your top-notch spa in a luxury hotel! He even let me try his personal medicated massage oil made with ginger and Asian herbs, and it felt great on my back. His treatment room is immaculately clean and beautiful. Love his wall decors! If you're looking for the best massage in Cleveland, look no further. Masterful Massage by RJ has you covered.

Feb. 15, 2022 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I just celebrated one of those “milestone” birthdays, and decided to give a visit to RJ as a birthday present to myself. May be the best decision I ever made. RJ is absolutely incredible. I can say without an iota of exaggeration that his was the best massage session I have ever had. He is a true gentleman in every respect, his apartment is immaculately clean, and the set-up, music, and candles are beautiful and soothing in establishing a perfect ambiance. I opted for the full two-hour massage he offers, and it was sublime: superb mastery of technique and attention to my body and its various aches and pains while becoming breathtakingly (literally) euphoric. RJ must be completely exhausted after such a session because he never took so much as a five second break attending to my body with massage, stretching, kneading, application of soothing oils, etc. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience conducive to feeling great, burnishing your health and outlook, and experiencing singular physicality with a master of his craft, quit reading this review and book a session with RJ immediately! He’s brilliant.

Dec. 17, 2021 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

RJ was quick to respond to my inquiry about his availability. It was easy to schedule with him. He provided clear and helpful directions to his location. His warm and friendly greeting was followed by guiding me to a clean, pleasant, scent and pet free apartment. The music and lighting hinted at how good the massage experience would be. He is very good at addressing problem areas of tension. He checked in on pressure and was able to adjust where more or less was to my liking. I am most appreciative to him for his ability to apply heavy pressure for my worst aches. I have had multiple visits to him now. My Back pain is gone for a few days after and he has been able to tailor his approach to my particular needs...he was not offended at my feedback, but welcomed it as a way to better meet my preferences. He is a true professional who cares for the client and excels at his craft! Everything is above board and I feel very comfortable with him. Give him a chance, he will not disappoint!

Oct. 17, 2021 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I browsed masseur finder and chose RJ. I was wanting relief for stiffness and soreness in the neck and shoulders. I’ve had two massage sessions with him and plan on making regular visits. He is personable, knowledgeable, and easy on the eyes as a bonus. The overall experience made me hesitant to leave and eager to return. I highly recommend this professional.

May 01, 2021 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I flew to Cleveland for a business trip and I found out about RJ through masseurfinder. I thought his pricing was very reasonable for what I was looking for - a total relaxation package. I reached out to him and he immediately responded to my inquiry, then I got booked in less than 5 minutes. Having to see all the good reviews about his services, I mentioned that I will tip him 100%. RJ took care of me very well. The first 5-10 minutes of the session had me realize I made the right choice. The quick drape technique felt so good already! We had a little talk and when I asked him how long he's been doing massages, the only thing he said was he recalls himself assisting grandma with clients (handing off oils and stuff) at a very young age and watching her do all the bodywork. No wonder he's really good at what he does after decades of exposure! He's got nice and toned arms - incredibly strong - knows exactly how to transition smoothly to every step of his work. RJ is a master of perfection and there's no doubt about it. His studio setup is impeccable and that's a huge plus! I've already had a couple of 2hr massages here in Vegas but his was out of this world. Left him additional cash on top of the 100% tip for the wonderful and rare experience. MP

Feb. 22, 2021 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

Wow what an experience I had getting a massage by RJ. It was amazing. I was particularly having trouble with my lower legs and calf muscles. I told him about that and he took his time, and worked on that area until it actually felt the best it had in weeks. The stiffness I was feeling behind my knees, and the sore muscles in my calves just seem to literally melt away. But every part of my body that he worked on felt equally amazing. My neck, my lower back and arms. His attention to detail is super, giving you the most wonderful experience. The ambience of his studio is relaxing, calm, warm and safe. His studio is spotless. Can’t wait to make another appointment. Mark Anthony

Oct. 19, 2020 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

Yesterday I had the pleasure of having the most incredible massage by RJ. His ad says that he has 17 yrs experience and it really showed because he knew just how to work out the tightness in my back and shoulder muscles that were giving me the most problems. I loved how he began the massage, covering me with a warm blanket to relax me, then proceeding to gently massage through the blanket, it was wonderful, then when he felt that I was ready he removed the blanket and really went to work. Adding to the mastery of his massage, was an extremely clean, neat comfortable place that felt very secure. I can't wait to book another appointment with RJ, and I know that if you do too you won't be sorry. mac

June 22, 2020 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

Thank you RJ for a phenomenal massage yesterday. The way you did your magic in 90 minutes helped reduce the soreness I was carrying around for weeks. It was amazing & I certainly felt better afterwards! I have had massages all over North America for 48 years & you are at the top of my regard!! I appreciate that you were able to answer all my concerns & for being flexible despite my busy work schedule. I don't live in the area but not minding the hour drive to see you again. I am ready for another appointment. Brad

Feb. 17, 2020 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I just came from another great massage by RJ. From the minute you enter his comfortable, clean, attractive studio until you leave is a pleasure to all of the senses. RJ takes time to know any problem areas then proceeds with a firm massage using many techniques that have been passed to him by previous generations (lucky for us!) His fee is so reasonable that I am able to go more often. Book a session - you will be glad you did!

Nov. 07, 2019 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

RJ is one of the best masseuse I have ever experienced. As I told him he is addictive. His massage and stretching have strengthened my body and at the same relaxed me. Love his techniques and prompt replies. I highly recommend him.

Oct. 10, 2019 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

My first time reviewing but not my first time seeing RJ. I love the way his sessions make me feel. Relaxed and energized. He knows what he is doing, takes his time, is thorough and makes sure he gets every part of one area before moving on. He mixes up his massage technique each session so it is always a new (and wonderful) experience. He is incredible from minute 1 to minute 90 (which I recommend).

July 26, 2019 in Cleveland, OH (in-studio)

I recently had my first massage with RJ, and I wasn't disappointed. It was easy to book with him, and he was friendly and personable when we met. The massage pressure was perfect, and he really knew what he was doing. He was very thorough and expertly attended to some problem areas. Just booked my second appointment with him and am looking forward to another great session!


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