The Art of Touch by Josiah

Based in Oakland, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

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

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 7 other techniques

2 testimonials


Every-body’s first language is Touch.
My massage is an intuitive blend of Swedish, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Deep Tissue, but the most important thing is our connection. I take my time to listen to your body and move wherever and however it feels good to connect; this may include flowing, kneading, shaking, and tapping, or slowing down and settling into an area which is in need of deeper contact. I tend to work unrushed and unforced, allowing the body... to blossom at its own pace rather than fighting to pry it open. I may also offer verbal guidance for your breath and awareness to invite you to participate in the healing process. This work is for humans who want more than to be merely touched; it’s for people who want to be truly felt.

I am honored to be serving Oakland and the surrounding Bay Area. I welcome any age, race, shape, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This space is gay, straight, and LGBTQ+ friendly. May we meet with openness and authenticity.

I am a HHP with over 1,000 hours of education.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Your presence is appreciated.


Based near: San Pablo Ave & W Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94612 Mobile services within 25 miles

At Josiah's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Josiah's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Conscious Breathwork to Tui Na

30 min.
45 min.
60 min.
75 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • 10% off on Fridays
  • Discounts available for first-time clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Swedish, Trigger Point, Tui Na

Experience: 8 years

In-studio amenities: Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Additional services: Meditation coaching, Yoga instruction

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


July 2016 - June 2017

Holistic Health Practitioner

Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, Laguna Niguel, CA


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

April 22, 2024 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

My massage session with Josiah was one of the absolute best I've ever had. He has extraordinarily positive energy, is very open, and makes you feel fully welcome at the first instant. I felt great at the end of the session, not only from the bodywork, but also from feeling like I made a real connection with a very kind and engaging new friend. I can't recommend Josiah enough, and have zero doubt you too will be glad you reached out to him.

Nov. 14, 2023 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

I chose Josiah because he looked kind. I had a good feeling from the start the massage was going to be a good one. He greeted me with a warm and friendly smile. Then, we sat and connected about why I was there and what the massage entails. I felt like he really listened to my needs and expectations. The massage was amazing! Josiah made me melt into the table. It was a relaxed and enjoyable experience. The next day, my body felt like I got work done to it, and that's a good thing because I needed it. I still feel a bit 'floaty' from the work he did. Thank you Josiah for your kindness, warmth, and great massage.

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