Zen Bodywork by Brian

Based in Los Angeles

In-studio services

Starting at $170

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

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 10 other techniques

11 testimonials


I am a Los Angeles-based Massage Therapist with over twenty years of experience serving the Gay/LGBT community.

I practice watsu, breathwork, and guided meditation in an outdoor spa to warm you up followed by a full body therapeutic Deep Swedish Sports Massage. I combine intuitive deep Swedish strokes, stretching, and reflexology, and end with a Reiki sound bath using Tibetan Bowls, Chakra colored singing bowls, and Koshi chimes to rebalance your mind, body, and spirit.

Each ninety-minute or two-hour... session starts out in a private outdoor saltwater jacuzzi spa in a zen garden for up to thirty minutes of healing hydrotherapy, breathwork, and Watsu to rebalance emotional energy, warm your muscles up and eliminate stress before the massage session.

Please arrive showered with no products on. The spa temperature is set between 96 - 101 degrees. The shower is also available after the session.

Now offering couples sessions, where watsu is done together in the spa to reconnect intimacy. Relax in the sun, read, or enjoy the spa while the other receives a massage, or tandem massages available.

Spa located in Carthay Circle, Los Angeles near Beverly Hills, south of West Hollywood, by Olympic Blvd. and La Cienega. Parking is provided in this safe neighborhood.

I am fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Monkey Pox.


Based near: Moore Drive & Foster Drive Los Angeles, CA 90048

At Brian's studio


60 min.


90 min.


90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • 10% off on Fridays
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Tandem, Tandem Massage, Thai, Watsu

Experience: 27 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Pool, Private Restroom, Shower, Spa/Hot Tub

Additional services: Hydrotherapy


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

April 10, 2024 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

This was an event unlike any I have ever had. I'm not in the habit of writing many reviews, but Brian is totally deserving of the highest praise. His space is secluded, tranquil, private, first-class and very professional. The watsu portion of the massage, which takes place in the saltwater plunge pool outside, is mind-altering. He guides you through every step, encouraging relaxation, meditation and breath. We then moved inside to the table where he gave an excellent deep tissue massage. I do physical work and was desperately in need of a masseur as good as Brian to help me repair some damage and straighten out the kinks. Lots of good stretching here as well; again, severely needed by me. Finally he concludes with a mesmerizing sound bath, carrying away your mind and senses. Truly a one-of-a-kind, five-star experience. Book - you WILL NOT be sorry!

Oct. 12, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

The massage was amazing! Brian is very sweet, respectful, and well trained. The watsu portion at the beginning of the session is the most incredible experience ever. It truly feels like you’re in another world. Don’t hesitate on booking a session with Brian - you’ll feel rejuvenated. Definitely seeing him again.

June 30, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Is there words to describe being in Paradise? Really hard to find. It was my seventh session with Brian. And like all previous times, it simply was breathtaking. Just to enter the most beautiful zen-garden makes me live the real world behind. And it seems, with every session I can relax more and let myself fall into Brian’s amazing arms. The “package” of the whirlpool session, then the most amazing massage ending with a sound therapy is by far the best I ever experienced. Thank you Brian.

Dec. 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Brian creates an experience beyond a standard massage. By bookending the massage with Watsu and a sound bath, it’s a three-for-one treatment that took me to a deep sense of calm and clarity. It’s honestly both a transformational physical and spiritual experience. If you’ve not tried Watsu before, it’s immersive, sensory, and hypnotic. If you are looking for a calming, transformative experience that will leave you profoundly relaxed and clear, Brian is the guy for you. He has a heart of gold and gifted hands.

May 31, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

From the moment the gate opened, I knew I had made the right choice to book a massage with Brian. He had a beautiful branch of sage burning in his hand and walked me back to his studio. The location is easy to find and you can park in the driveway. His space is tranquil and peaceful. It feels like a five-star spa. The time in the water was amazing and he did a guided meditation with me to allow me to relax and unwind. If you are unsure about booking the 90-minute treatment - you should 100% go for it.

He guides you around the spa, along the waterfall, and does gentle stretching. I could have been done then, I was so relaxed. The massage however was worth the wait. Again, he created a space that made my mind body, and soul feel loved and relaxed. He is amazing with his hands and uses oils that have a wonderful smell. It was a sunny day, so all the doors were open and there was a gentle breeze and the sounds of the wind chimes in the background.

At the end of the session, there was a sound bath - which I love. I left feeling like all my troubles were gone and my mind was at peace.

As you can tell, I highly recommend Brian as a therapist and all-around beautiful person. :)

March 02, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

After reading all of his reviews, I’m not sure how how much more I can say that has not already been said.

Brian welcomed me into his home not as a client, but as a guest. He took time to get to know me, understand my needs, and make me feel comfortable.

His massage techniques and experience are truly one of a kind. He asked me to give up control and to trust him, which is exactly what I did and had a truly amazing experience. I walked away not only having my body renewed but also my mind and my psyche.

I will definitely be going back to see Brian on a regular basis and suggest that you reach out to him as well.

Jan. 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Nirvana and Heaven on Earth paradise here in LA?? Brian is your Zen Healing God! I get a LOT of massages here - this was a beautiful and tranquil experience. Completely easy to text and chat on the phone with. Driveway parking in a beautiful neighborhood. Nicest friendliest guy. Ok, you get in his backyard and it truly is a sanctuary. CHOOSE the watsu hot tub therapy and if you can swing it a 90 min massage after. Worth every Penny! Brian has such a relaxing private backyard. The hot tub is actually like a plunge pool - biggest I have ever seen. He lets you soak in there - such warm water and hot jets. Perfect to relax you. He then joins you later - this is legit fellas - Google watsu. Imagine just literally floating and being held and almost like a baptism but not dunked. I’ve never done a sensory tank but it felt like that might feel. Truly floating. Warmth. Almost like being held by your mom as a baby. Legit, again, fellas. Beautiful and emotional and so relaxing. Give in and let him maneuver you - it is like cirque do soleil in the water. Then dry off and get on his super massage table, and a wonderful massage studio. Doors can open out for fresh air. We both opted for masks but i felt safe regardless. He’s got those muscular strong hands and arms and elbows that you just WANT in a therapist, but he also works from his heart and soul and he is so super relaxing gliding up and down. He focused on my back and leg pain but still made me feel amazing all over. Love his coconut oil and how it feels In my skin. Truly relaxed and zoned out and blissed and just felt so wonderful. Then a sound bath. Such varying different sounds that put me in an other worldly zone. Then a wonderful chat with my new Healer. He really is a Healer - comes by it naturally and peacefully and soulfully and very focused on it. He’s lived a lot of life and has learned from it all and had many amazing experiences. But in that moment he is there to serve and honor you. Truly therapeutic and legit and other worldly and wowww and ah-mazing. Can’t wait to go back. Much needed and rewarded in this crazy omicron time. Book with Brian today and get zen!

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