Masterful Massage by Rick

Based in New York

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 9 other techniques

34 testimonials


Individualized Custom Body Work
Clean, professional set up

I provide unique, strong, deep, therapeutic and relaxing head to toe massages with experience and creativity.

* Multi Modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Shiatsu, Sports, Myofascial and others
* Licensed & Graduate of Swedish Inst.
* Continuing ed courses taken regularly
* Mentored by acclaimed Osteopath
* Massage practiced on 5 Continents
* Clientele 90% repeats
* Reasonable rates (almost ½ what some charge)
* Expert / Highly Skilled

Home base: NYC
* Clean, well equipped, dedicated massage room...
* Heated Table (seasonal)
* Shower Facilities for before and/or after massage
* Fresh Linens/Towels
* Ambient Lighting
* Just Steps from the 2&3 Express Trains
* Buzzer, Elevator Building

Tandem massages available with advanced notice

**Texting is best to schedule. Voice Calls go directly to voicemail **

All welcome: Straight, bisexual LGBTQ
Fully Covid and MP vaccinated


Based near: W 110th St & Lenox Ave New York, NY 10026 Mobile services within 5 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tu: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
W: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Th: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
F: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sa: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Su: 7 a.m. - midnight 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
At Rick's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Rick's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Paypal, Venmo accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Tandem, Tandem Massage, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 21 years

In-studio amenities: Candles, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower, Tea

Mobile extras: Music


Feb. - March 2008

Thai Massage

Old Medecine Hospital , Chiang Mai. Thailand, Chiavari, Liguria, IT

Sept. 2006 - Dec. 2007

Associates Degree in Massage Therapy

Swedish Institute, New York, NY

May - July 2009

Advance Sports Massage Certificiation

Swedish Institute, New York, NY


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

Feb. 24, 2023 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Wow. Awesome experience. Very unique and gifted in massage technique. At one stage with the unique music blend I felt that Rick was playing my body like a piano or chello. Often his two hand movements felt like a four hand massage. He's quiet and straight forward, with a dry sense of humour He lets you relax without excessive chit chat etc.
I've never had a massage like the one Rick does. Excellent. If I was living in NYC I would be going to Rick every couple of weeks.

June 28, 2022 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I have been seeing Rick for massage over many years now. He has always delivered outstanding service, doing magic to relieve stress and pain. He provides a great interplay of therapeutic, deep, strong pressure and gradual stretching and manipulating muscles. The vibe was super chill and enjoyable. Easy location to get to and always super clean, He definitely undercharges for his work. Strong recommendation,

May 30, 2022 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick definitely undercharges for his massage. He provided a really great interplay of therapeutic, deep, strong pressure and gradual stretching and manipulating muscles I never knew were tense, along with really great fluidity that kept me relaxed and present the entire time. The vibe was super chill and enjoyable, with music I got into, but also with just about every accommodation I could've imagined. Strong recommendation, and someone convince this man to charge what he's worth :)

Dec. 10, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick has magic hands! I was enveloped by his warmth and strength and totally let go. I immediately trusted his intuitive touch and his solid presence was like a meditation unto its self. I’m so glad to have found him! I’m very much looking forward to my next massage appointment. I highly recommend him. And, he’s way handsomer in person than in his photos.

Nov. 19, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick is spectacular! His strong, sensitive hands found the knots in my back and legs, and he made me feel like I was in heaven. The apartment is very convenient to the subway, and the massage room is conducive to the wonderful experience. I really can't wait to return

July 30, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I've been going to Rick exclusively for quite some time now. His professional training and intuition guarantee an amazing massage. He uses different modalities and techniques to provide a great massage each time. Always leave relaxed and feeling better. Easy to get to at the top of central park and the studio is comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommend him!!!!

April 30, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I have been a client and faithful fan of Rick’s for the five plus years I’ve lived and worked in NYC. Rick is an experienced and trained professional massage therapist. He is friendly, respectful and responsive to my needs. His studio is clean and warm and conveniently located near the 110 subway station on 2/3 lines. He is intuitive and always identifies my areas of trouble before I point them out and he checks often on how I’m responding to his level of pressure. He has provided relief for my congenital hip problems and always releases the areas that are stuck or sore. He is simply the best massage therapist I’ve ever experienced and I recommend him wholeheartedly. And he’s got great taste in music which always adds to the experience.

March 22, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

As a longtime massage connoisseur, please trust me when I say that Rick offers an AMAZING massage, one that removes any tension, leaving you feeling completely refreshed and renewed. Rick’s massage is extremely strong. He is also one of the most innovative therapists I've ever met. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Oct. 17, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick is a healing professional. During each and every visit, he incorporates variations to his technique based on what my body needs. He is amazing — sometimes it feels like there are four hands massaging my body. What he is able to do is wonderful and unique. The massage space is peaceful, clean, comfortable and private. I am able to relax fully. Rick absolutely gives the best massage therapy I’ve ever had in the United States. I schedule appointments regularly now.

Aug. 21, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

That was, by FAR, the best massage I’ve ever had, Hands Down! Never have I experienced such attention to detail. I dated a massage therapist and I’m a MT as well. Still, Rick used techniques I feel I couldn't replicate after practicing for 15 years. I’ve had dozens of massages through masseurfinder and this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to leave a review. Just. Special. I see why he has 90% return rate! I’ll definitely be returning.

Jan. 17, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Hands down, the best massage I’ve ever had, seriously. It was 90 blissful minutes! Rick’s training and knowledge of the anatomy is very apparent. I have arthritis and a hip injury (which he remembered from several months ago) and he was very mindful of this. He tailored the massage really well to my personal needs. His touch ranges from powerful at times to feather light. I noticed he keeps both hands on the body most of the time which is very nice. He was great with intuitively knowing what felt good to me and focusing on those areas. His set-up is warm and relaxing with a very comfortable table. Very reasonable rates too!

July 29, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I recently had my first massage with Rick, and I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs a good combination of relaxation and muscle recovery. His schedule was convenient for my busy work life which made it that much more enjoyable. Throughout the massage he checked in and talked me through some trouble areas. The peppermint hot towels were a nice ending to a great massage.

April 15, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I’ve been getting massages from Rick each month for over a year now. He is highly-skilled and intuitive. His approach is thoughtful and his strong hands have never been a disappointment. He conforms to my needs unlike any other massage therapist in all my years in NYC.
His personality is wonderful, too.
His studio is easy to get to via subway.
Rick is now my is my go-to for regular maintenance and well being. I can’t recommend him enough.
~ DR

Jan. 17, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

As a longtime massage connoisseur, please trust me when I say that Rick offers an AMAZING massage, one that removes any tension, leaving you feeling completely refreshed and renewed. Rick’s massage is extremely strong. He is also one of the most innovative therapists I've ever met. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Sept. 08, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)


The first time I went for a massage with Rick, it was late, I was stressed and ached all over, and I was pleasantly surprised he was available to see me on very short notice. He put me at ease, offered me a hot shower, and set up a very comfortable treatment room. I left feeling relaxed from head to toe and had the best night's sleep. Rick's techniques are inventive and effective, sometimes working on two different areas simultaneously, varying the pressure in ways that allowed him to squeeze the tension out of knots I didn't think were going to budge. I've been back for a number of sessions since, and I consistently feel better after I've seen him. I'm looking forward to the next time!


June 30, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick gave a strong, amazing sports massage. He is very professional and attentive to all trouble areas. The environment was serene and private. I highly recommmend him as a therapist. You won’t find more professional services anywhere else.

Jan. 17, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)

This was my first massage with Rick and everything about it was excellent. Rick is really quick to respond about booking appointments and sending directions. From the moment I walked in to his apartment, I felt comfortable. His place is clean, warm and inviting. His massage technique is excellent. He has a nice, strong, intuitive touch and was able to get the knots out of my back. The entire massage was great from head to toe. I'll definitely be back again soon.

Dec. 13, 2017 in Manhattan, NY (in-studio)

Rick is an amazing masseur giving me the massage I have been searching for. His technique and pressure was absolutely perfect and he continually checked in with me as to how I felt. He also played fantastic music, which for me all added up to perfection. I left feeling really good and today feel even better. He's my new go-to-guy and I will be going back for his massage!

Oct. 11, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick is amazing. I don't often get to come home to New York because of a stressful job, but when I do I always make an appointment with him. The massage is always good and intense and Rick is very skilled and caring. The ambiance of his studio puts me at ease the moment I walk in. I highly recommend him!

Oct. 30, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick is the best kept secret on masseurfinder! My latest massage was physically intense, with lots of pressure and stretching, but also utterly relaxing from start to finish. How does he do that? His big, warm hands help, but Rick is deeply grounded and caring. The moment I'm on his table I relax in his trusty care. He is amazing.

March 15, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Best massage ever.
Rick is by far the best massage therapist I've ever been to. You can tell from the first few minutes that he knows exactly what he's doing. He listens to what your concerns are and his skilled, strong hands intuitively know exactly what your body needs. The private massage room is comfortable and quiet and fosters a peaceful and relaxing experience. He certainly knows what he's doing and I highly recommend him- you won't be disappointed.

Sept. 24, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick is by far the best massage practitioner I have ever been to. His skills are outstanding, he is incredibly intuitive, his hands are strong, and I always leave feeling amazing. The ambience of his place is peaceful and relaxing and he has a great taste in music. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone. He is something special.

Sept. 18, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I’m so happy I found Rick this past summer. He gives a strong and sensitive massage and provides a clean and relaxing environment thinking of everything the client might need. I will definitely be back.

July 14, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

This was my third massage with Rick. He is a very talented massage therapist with a talent for finding the sore spots and bringing relief to any pain you might be having. I felt cared for and in good hands as I always do with Rick. He is a good communicator and always asks if you are comfortable and to let him know if you don't like anything. I will be booking another appointment soon because I've been traveling and need to get back in alignment and ready for the work week.

Aug. 21, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick provides a thorough and professional massage that exceeded my expectations both times I have been to him. His technique is unique, facilitated by his strength, experience, creativity and repertoire of skills. The massage room is quiet, private and comfortable. He is easy to find, very close to the 2/3 subway stop. In short: highly recommended.

Aug. 08, 2017 in New York, NY (mobile)

Have been to Rick a few times now- and plan on going back again! He is a trained / certified masseur who truly knows his craft. I like a deep tissue massage and he delivers- though checking in frequently to make sure the pressure was right. He is intuitive and knows just how to work on the parts that really need attention. His apartment is easy to get to, has a devoted comfortable room for the massage and always plays an eclectic relaxing intriguing mix of music. His table has arm rests at the head of the table which really help during work on the upper back and arms. His stretches are great and though he never talks about reiki- it often feels like there is some sort of energy work going on also. He is now my go to guy for massage and I truly recommend him without hesitation. a 10 out of 10!

July 05, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

It was a deep tissue massahe and as usual, it was wonderful. It relaxes me, sometimes to the point I am falling asleep, and afterward I walk out feeling renewed. Heck, just writing this has me wanting to book another massage ASAP.

July 31, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I've been receiving Rick's massages for over 10 years. He's simply the best masseur I've ever known. His rates are reasonable. He's extremely polite and professional. When he's finished with you, you feel like a whole new person. I definitely recommend anyone to go get a massage from him. You won't be disappointed!

Aug. 01, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Always gives amazing massages and caters to everyone's needs. I always wake up feeling great the next day and very relaxed. I highly recommend Rick for a brilliant Massage.

Aug. 01, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Rick was very professional and used adequate pressure during the massage which alleviated my back and shoulder tension. He listened to my requests and was very polite.

June 01, 2017 in New York, NY (in-studio)

The professional Deep tissue massage & stretching hamstring muscles and lower back helps me with my daily work activity.

Aug. 03, 2015 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Had a massage by Rick today at lunchtime. I have lived in NYC over 25 years and I can not believe I have never experienced a massage session by Rick. Located uptown he was very easy to get to. Lives in an elevator building and has a great space for massage. I have had many massages in NYC and around the world and Rick gave me one of the best. I was amazed how fluid his touch was. And his technique was simply amazing. While he was doing Shiatzu on my feet he was able to perform Swedish on my hamstring at the same time. It was almost like I had a four handed massage. Words can not describe how great I feel. I highly recommend Rick. You will not be disappointed.

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