Seasoned Bodywork by Marko

Based in Oakland, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $130

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 1 other technique

8 testimonials

Overview

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I am an intuitive and skilled masseur with 15 years of experience. I trained in Chicago and Oakland in various massage modalities, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, and Hendrickson Method. My dance, gymnastic, and circus background provides me the strength, agility, and body awareness for giving you a deep healing session. I have spent my career working with gay, queer, and LGBTQ populations. I work in a calm quiet environment at... my studio on Sundays and Tuesdays.

I am a very relatable person who is easy to connect with. I am happy to be directed when there are adhesions, injuries, or tightness in your body where you would like me to concentrate or give added attention. I appreciate communication, and can adjust the pressure to your liking.

I love touch, and it comes very naturally to me. I have worked with my hands my whole adult life. Especially during these trying times, it's so important that we allow ourselves the experience of receiving touch in a safe and nurturing environment from someone we can trust. Most importantly, I put my heart into my practice, and you will feel this in my touch. Note that this is a strictly therapeutic massage.

Location

Based near: 40th St & Opal St Oakland, CA 94609 Mobile services within 25 miles

Hours
In-studio Mobile
M: --- 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tu: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ---
W: --- 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Th: --- 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
F: --- 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sa: --- ---
Su: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. ---
Rates
At Marko's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Marko's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
$130
$160
90 min.
$180
$210
120 min.
$230
$260

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Paypal, Venmo accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 16 years

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

Mobile extras: Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Nutrition consulting, Personal training, Yoga instruction

Testimonials

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

April 25, 2024 in Oakland, CA (mobile)

Getting a massage from Marko is like going to heaven. He is truly a skilled massage therapist who has helped me tremendously with my flexibility. I work out quite a bit and am a personal fitness trainer, so therapeutic massages each week are a must. Marko's skills are definitely top notch and I always get back to the gym the next day feeling more loose and limber than ever. He is also very responsive in setting up appointments and communicates quickly if plans have to change. Weekly massage appointments with Marko are truly one of the best investments I have ever made for my well-being.

Sept. 16, 2023 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

My third time getting a massage from Mark and this time at his studio.

The studio was clean, with lots of natural light. It was in a nice part of Oakland.

The massage was amazing! I enjoy the Thai combo and the stretching. I love it when I hear bones popping just like when you see a chiropractor. Mark periodically checks on the pressure to ensure it is to your liking. I have thick calves and I love when he can easily massage them.

Mark is a great person to have a conversation with during the session. He is like my therapist. But we also balance some quietness during the session.

Go schedule your next therapeutic massage session with Mark. You will be rejuvenated after your session.

June 22, 2023 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

Mark gives one of the most exceptional massages that I have ever received. Not just his touch, but his presence allowed me to fall into a deep relaxation, allowing my muscles to soften under his powerful yet responsive hands. The strength and grace from his movement and performance background are notable. Not to mention how easy he is on the eyes. Do yourself a favor and don't miss this opportunity. One of the best!

July 07, 2023 in Pleasanton, CA (mobile)

I recently had the pleasure of receiving a massage from Mark, and I can highly say it was a great experience. He periodically checked in with me, ensuring my comfort and right pressure, and adjusting accordingly.

Mark's combination of stretching, Thai massage and deep tissue techniques were a winning combo.

I highly recommend Mark as a masseur for anyone in search of a great therapeutic massage. Treat yourself to an appointment with Mark--you won't be disappointed.

Feb. 22, 2023 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

Mark es uno de los mejores masajistas con los que he tenido el placer de trabajar! Su experiencia y dedicación se traslada a la camilla desde el minuto uno, adaptándose a lo que le pidas. Tanto si buscas algo más relajante como si necesitas trabajar en alguna zona en especial, Mark es capaz de cambiar el estilo de masaje y la presión para conseguir los mejores resultados. Y lo más importante de todo, es una persona excepcionalmente generosa y respetuosa.

Por todo lo mencionado es por lo que sigo visitándole de forma regular. massage muy recomendable!!

MASSEURFINDER TRANSLATION:

Mark is one of the best massage therapists I have had the pleasure of working with! His experience and dedication are transferred to the stretcher from minute one, adapting to what you ask of him. Whether you are looking for something more relaxing or need to work on a special area, Mark is able to change the massage style and pressure to achieve the best results. And most important of all, he is an exceptionally generous and respectful person.

For all of the above, I continue to visit him regularly. highly recommended massage!!

Sept. 21, 2022 in Oakland, CA (in-studio)

I have had massages from Mark now twice a month. Wow, he delivers the best therapeutic massage ever. I feel so much better after each massage. It is totally different than any other massage I have had. He uses his hands skillfully, plus his knee to put additional pressure on tense muscles and tendons, thus providing 3 points of contact. He is
also a great man with caring instincts. He engages me in conversation which further relaxes me. His studio is centrally located in Oakland, CA. It is a clean and inviting environment. The pictures you see are current. He is a beautiful man outside and inside. I can highly recommend Mark as your go-to masseur. Once you have tried Mark’s massage you will return. He is an 11 out of 10.

May 15, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I'm the CEO of a major Football franchise and I enjoy getting a massage from the lads when in town. One of the reasons I hired Mark was because of his other reviews (I read them all and enjoy them). He got into the depth of my shoulders, where I hold a lot of muscle tension. I believe a good masseuse can do this, they are able to find the muscle tension without you really even telling them exactly where on your back or shoulders. Mark was right on the button. I felt comfortable with him after just a couple of minutes. I will definitely communicate him again for another discretionary massage appointment and he may just become my regular go to masseuse. Thanks again.

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