Masterful Massage by Giovanni

Based in San Francisco

In-studio services

Starting at $125

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

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reiki & 4 other techniques

17 testimonials

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Hello and thanks for checking out my ad.

I have been offering high quality bodywork for 25 years.

I offer a unique massage that incorporates a combination of deep-tissue, acupressure, swedish, stretching and reiki.

My bodywork is born out of a deep sense of spirituality, artistry, and a desire to bring healing.

I have helped many clients with issues such as stress management/reduction and healing chronic or acute pain.

My studies have taken on an unorthodox route. I have... studies with many healers and learned many different modalities (rebirthing, reiki, etc.). I have a highly developed intuition that I allow to guide me in my work to bring you the best possible session.

I have a comfortable, wide, heated table. I have a dedicated massage room that is warm, clean and inviting with candlelight and a vast repertoire of music.I have a comfortable, wide, heated table. I pride myself on the beautiful setup I have for my practice.

I live in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood convenient to the Castro/Noe Valley/Upper Market areas. Street parking is usually easily available.

And last, but certainly not least, I am a kind, compassionate and non-judgmental gay male massage therapist. All ages and body types are welcome on my table: men or women, LGBT or straight. I am laid back, but also intense. These qualities as well as those aforementioned, make me perfectly suited to the work I do. It brings me a lot of joy to do what I do.

I look forward to bringing you an exceptional massage session from an exceptional gay masseur.

Thanks for reading my ad. I hope to serve your bodywork needs in the future.


Based near: Corwin Street & Douglass Street San Francisco, CA 94114

At Giovanni's studio

Giovanni'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.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Samsung Pay, Square Cash, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 28 years

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


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

Oct. 06, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had a most amazing massage by Giovanni! He was very accomodating despite his very busy schedule. His technique is very intuitive and overall the massage was very satisfying. Exactly what I needed at the end of a tiring day. I recommend Giovanni without reservations.

July 08, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of receiving a massage from Giovanni and I have nothing but positive things to say. Giovanni started by asking if there were any target areas I wanted to focus on, and to be honest I actually just needed general stress relief from the pandemic. I said, “I really am just trying to be more present in my body” and his reply was, “Absolutely, I can help”. It was amazing! There was a great balance of pressure and stretching that released muscles I didn’t even know where tight. I felt so relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire experience. He did exactly what I asked for and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the massage. Will definitely see him again.

March 31, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Giovanni is an excellent masseur. I’ve been going to him for nearly a decade and he never fails to tailor his massage to my needs. Whether deep tissue, acupressure or Swedish. Communication with him is excellent and he checks in frequently. He has a room dedicated for massage. His space is warm and inviting with a heated table. Parking is not an issue. If you have an opportunity, treat yourself to a healing blissful experience with Giovanni.

Feb. 27, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I want to thank you for the wonderful massage! You are very intuitive and were able to work out the knots and relieve my pain. I left feeling much better than I have in a while! I will definitely be back to have more sessions! You’re wonderful!

Oct. 06, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I have been a client of Giovanni for over 20 years. Giovanni is very focused on providing the best massage experience possible. I am pretty compact and solid. I run and lift weights and require a fair amount of deep pressure. Giovanni is able to provide very strong and well focused pressure to big muscles like glutes, thighs and back while applying the appropriate pressure to more sensitive areas like calves, hamstrings, biceps and forearms. Giovanni is working hard during the entire massage. I always leave feeling my entire body has been worked over very thoroughly. f you have a sore or sensitive spot he will find it and address it. Giovanni uses unscented lotion which I much prefer to oil. His apartment and massage room is very neat, clean and calming. Street parking is generally easy and the neighborhood is very safe. Giovanni has always been an excellent massage therapist and has only improved over time. Experience matters. I highly recommend Giovanni! 5 stars!

July 17, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Giovanni is a consummate professional massage therapist. He has an excellent way of putting one at ease. The last session I had with him, he stretched me in such a way that I literally felt my back realigning. He was strong, yet gentle at the same time, which is great for me since I have an incredibly knotty but sensitive back. He is kind and generous and left me feeling relaxed and at ease after a long time of feeling consistently tense. Giovanni is a wonderful masseur.

March 01, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

'Giovanni is accommodating and gracious. He listened to what was bothering me and tailored the massage to my needs. Giovanni is experienced and professional. He has a soothing and caring touch that immediately put me at ease while working my problem areas. There is some light stretching and breathing work which I appreciated. He made me feel very comfortable even with my large frame. All body types should schedule an appointment with Giovanni.'

Dec. 08, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I've known Giovanni as a customer for 20 years, then as a friend. But it's Giovanni, the masseur, that keeps me going. The man has mad massage skills and the life experience to identify a painful area and really help. Giovanni was especially helpful after a back injury, and then before and after my surgery.
Giovanni's studio is private, conveniently located and relaxing from the first moment.

I trust Giovanni fully and I recommend him easily.

Aug. 15, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Giovanni for over 2 years now.
He has a great touch and is intuitive and sensitve. Yet he has strong muscular hands that relieve all the aches your body has.
He has a nice, comforting studio with calming sounds and comfort. You will emerge rejuvenated after a massage with Giovanni!! He's one of the best!

April 21, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Giovanni for many years. His home is warm and inviting, especially the massage studio with its rich orange color, candles and incense. His massage table is very comfortable even with my large frame.

He listens to your description of your body's needs for the session and tailors his massage just for you. I love the mix of fascia work, stretching, kneading and long strokes. His technique is excellent. He's always on your muscles and doesn't slip and hurt your bones or joints like some lesser trained therapists can do. He's a pro, the real deal.

And in addition to his massage excellence, he's just a wonderful person and a very friendly guy. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a quality massage.

Feb. 11, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Giovanni's many years of massage experience comes out each time I visit him. He responds to wherever I am at. Sometimes I want a deep tissue massage, other times I want it softer. Not only does he listen to what I say, his intuition is strong. There is no one way - each time is different. I have been going monthly for several years now. It is probably my best habit.

Aug. 08, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Giovanni was extremely good at finding many problem areas during the massage. I kept melting into a deep relaxation. Phenomenal technique.

Jan. 12, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

You can see by the number of reviews that Giovanni is an excellent masseur. This was my first time on his table and it was a wonderful experience. Giovanni is extremely gifted and his massage is magnificent. He takes time to assess your needs then gets right to work. A comfortable table, nicely appointed room and relaxing music set the tone. From there, Giovanni provides one of the best massages I have ever experienced. Massage is an essential part of my self care. Several times monthly, so I can tell you from experience he is an excellent masseur. And, he is a kind spirited gentleman. Book with Giovanni, you'll be glad you did!

Nov. 26, 2016 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Professional, friendly, relaxed, Giovanni is highly competent and extremely intuitive. He gives an outstanding massage. Both myself and my Partner thoroughly enjoyed our 2 hour massages.

July 03, 2016 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I was visiting from Seattle for a volleyball tournament and was in need of a massage. Giovanni was able to accommodate space for me. He definitely has the magic touch and my sore muscles felt so relaxed after the massage. Definitely coming back to see him the next time I'm in town. He great guy, great skill and made me feel very comfortable.

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