The Art of Touch by Samuel

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Based in Oakland, CA

Mobile services

Starting at $150

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 3 other techniques

3 testimonials


About my massage style:


Massage can help you feel touched, held, seen, and stronger in your body. Getting bodywork can instantly destress, helping your body heal, become more productive, feel stronger, more rested, and energized. The best part is, all you have to do is lie there and relax!

I have a natural intuition and understanding of the type of touch different bodies need, and I want... to share this gift.

Shiatsu and Acupressure, which I specialize in, are designed to help energy flow with more ease through the body. These techniques leave you feeling rested yet also energized. These methods are based in Traditional Chinese Meridian system.

I primarily use a large comfy Shiatsu mat instead of a table. These techniques involve lots of full body stretches, and don't use any oil.

I serve Oakland as well as San Francisco and the Peninsula. It would be my honor to work with you.

I am thrilled to be serving the Bay Area's LGBTQ+ community!

I AM MOBILE ONLY, and charge $25 extra if you are outside the Berkeley/Oakland area


Based in Oakland, CA 94609 Mobile services within 25 miles


M: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sa: ---

Su: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

At your home, office or hotel

Samuel's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Check, Venmo accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Thursdays
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 3 years

Mobile extras: Massage Table, Music

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Sept. 2019 - Dec. 2020

500 Hour Massage Therapist Program

Mckinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland, CA


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

June 15, 2022 in Oakland, CA (mobile)

I can't say enough to recommend Sam. If you're looking for a high-quality therapeutic massage grounded in knowledge, skill, and connection, he's for you. I've been seeing Sam regularly and the benefits are undeniable and consistent. I highly recommend his longer sequenced routine: I don't know how or why it works but it does!

Oct. 08, 2021 in Oakland, CA (mobile)

Sam brings a level of presence and care to his massages that is unparalleled. His touch is gentle and healing, firm and confident. His knowledge is deep and he approached our time with curiosity, asking about what I needed and what felt good. Highly recommend!

Dec. 11, 2019 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

Sam is a gem - a studied, strong & sensitive therapist who can deliver an excellent multi-faceted massage. His presence is nurturing, and his no-BS style is welcome in a world of fluff.

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