MassageWorks Rob

Strong Hands, Warm Heart

Based in Seattle, WA

In-studio & mobile services

Deep Tissue, Sports & 7 other techniques

97 testimonials

Overview

My massage is a combination of deep tissue, Hawaiian lomi lomi, Esalen and Thai. It is done on a heated table in a warm, inviting and comforting space right in the heart of North Belltown, in the shadow of the Space Needle.
Come experience my incredibly powerful and effective form of healing! I am a licensed and nationally-certified massage therapist, not a "bodyworker." My skills and talents have been perfected... over many years. Once you get my hands on your body, you will understand the difference between someone who claims to do massage and me. My experience is in many different modalities and this breadth of experience benefits you. Don't take my words for it, check out my reviews from my male and female clients. I take men, women, gay, straight and questioning. You'll leave feeling GREAT...I guarantee it!

Location

Based near: 2nd Avenue & Eagle Street Seattle, WA 98109 Mobile services within 50 miles

Rates
  • American Express, Barter, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa 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.
  • Gift certificates available.
About him

"Rob is a Southern gentleman, born and raised. Big, solid, masculine and muscular and has VERY strong hands. His caring spirit and warm heart makes his clients feel very relaxed and pampered. You'll love every minute! His intuition about the body is amazing!" Book an appointment with him and experience his incredible talent for bodywork.

Additional info

Techniques: Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Sports, Thai, Thai Herbal

In-studio amenities: Shower, Bottled Water, Heated Massage Table, Private Restroom, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Metered Parking, Hot Towels, Music, Candles

Mobile extras: Hot Towels, Music, Massage Table, Heated Massage Table

Certifications: Washington #MA000017889

Affiliations: Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Education

July 2006

Advanced Training

Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy, Seattle, WA


June 2005

Esalen Massage Intensive

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA


May 2004

Sacred Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training

Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, Missoula, MT


Feb. 2002 - March 2003

Professional Massage Therapy Program

Inland Massage Institute, Spokane, WA


Testimonials

Oct. 15, 2017

By newbie in Seattle, WA

Rob is very professional, courteous, accommodating, and sincere. He knows his craft, and mixes it with a personality that draws you in. The massage left me relaxed - a true deluxe experience. Neck pains melted away.
Only drawback was ambient noises from the building sometimes over powered the soothing sounds/music in the studio.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: April 01, 2017, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3.5 / 5

Oct. 01, 2017

By PDL in Seattle, WA

Incredible bodywork. I immediately felt comfortable in Rob’s studio and his easy manner was soothing. He knows his stuff! He dealt with my trouble spots with intricate knowledge and obvious experience and offered tips on exercising and stretching. My massage was firm, sensitive and comforting. I’m going back!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 01, 2017, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/120 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 4.5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 12, 2017

By Kurt in Seattle, WA

Went to see Rob with a tired body from workouts. This guy knows his stuff. It was an awesome massage from a fearless masseur. Will definitely go back.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: June 08, 2017, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 14, 2017

By Scott Murphy in Seattle, WA

Rob gave me a most wonderful massage! He was able to go deep and relax me without causing any significant pain, he has mastered his technique. He has a wonderful soothing deep voice too.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 06, 2017, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 09, 2017

By SJTraveller in San Jose, CA

Terrific experience with Rob. Really relaxing environment and phenomenal massage. He has a strong, intuitive touch and is a warm and friendly guy. Perfect stress relief for a hectic lifestyle. I highly recommend him!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 08, 2017, in New York, NY (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

Oct. 28, 2016

By J in Seattle, WA

A very beautiful experience with the deep tissue massage which I needed. It helped me to relax and to let go of the need to be 'in control' all the time. For me, it was a healing experience

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 28, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 25, 2016

By John in Seattle, WA

This was a wonderful massage, Rob clearly knows what he is doing. I left feeling great, and that well-balanced feeling of ease is staying with me after five days of travel. I would recommend Rob to anyone.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 20, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 24, 2016

By Bigguy in New York, NY

Wow! What can I say. What a fantastic session! Perhaps I regret not going for the deluxe!!! Something to look forward towards next time.

Rob's touch varied from deep to soft. He knew which spots needed what type of touch. He definitely hit ALL the right spots.

To top it off he is very hot guy and nice to boot.I can see why he is in demand when he is in NYC. So when he is in town book him early. You will not regret it.

He is definitely my type of guy!!!!!!

See you next time you hit the Big Apple.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 24, 2016, in New York, NY (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 24, 2016

By Bigguy in New York, NY

Wow! What can I say. What a fantastic session! Perhaps I regret not going for the deluxe!!! Something to look forward towards next time.

Rob's touch varied from deep to soft. He knew which spots needed what type of touch. He definitely hit ALL the right spots.

To top it off he is very hot guy and nice to boot.I can see why he is in demand when he is in NYC. So when he is in town book him early. You will not regret it.

You are definitely my type of guy!!!!!!

See you next time you hit the Big Apple.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 24, 2016, in New York, NY (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 13, 2016

By AT in Seattle, WA

Excellent masseuse. Rob does a great job with taking care of his clients. Highly recommend.

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Aug. 13, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 5

July 19, 2016

By Jim in New York, NY

The Best Massage I have had in a very long time. Excellent Technique, warm, caring, intuitive, highly skilled. Seriously the BEST!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: July 18, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 14, 2016

By Visiting in Edmonds, WA

Rob was great! He set up the appointment quickly and professionally. He has a great place off Lake Union in Seattle with a waiting room and a beautiful massage space.

He checked in with what I was needing and about any health concerns prior to the session. He offered the massage with or without draping. His technique was fantastic and involved a lot of stretches and was very thorough. Highly recommended, I feel great now!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: June 14, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/120 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 04, 2016

By Southern Doll in Seattle, WA

If you are looking for expert hands that will allow you to feel good all over, this massage therapist is a must. My body feels good all over after every visit.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Jan. 31, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

May 25, 2016

By quatrefoil in Auburndale, MA

Rob gave me the strongest, most effective massage of my life. He was caring and concerned about specific problems and focused on them throughout the 90-minute session. He is very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 25, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

April 09, 2016

By jboy in Seattle, WA

Once again, such an amazing job was done by Rob! I've standing back and neck injuries, as well as a job that requires me to move a lot-- I always forget how messed up I get until I see Rob and he fixes me! Very strong, but careful, hands and has always done such an amazing job. I think he's really ruined other massage therapists for me, but I won't know because I don't think I'll ever see anyone else as long as he's still available! I'd give 6 starts if they'd let me!!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: April 09, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 24, 2016

By Aber in Seattle, WA

Best massage I've ever gotten. Came in for a massage for my shoulders and legs. Rob used various techniques for my legs from deep tissue to Thai massage. It was truly amazing. After playing sports for 5 days in a row, I really needed a massage and was able to set up an appointment easily. I really can't put into words how great the massage was. It feels like I have great blood flow to my legs now and slightly taller. He's the best!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: March 24, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 08, 2016

By Aber in Seattle, WA

Rob is magical. Usually have a hard time finding someone who can massage my legs well, but Rob did amazing. My legs are very thick and needs a lot of work and his magical hands did a fantastic job. He did great all over, but what sold me was the work he did on my legs. He's also a great looking guy and made me feel very comfortable. Can't wait to set up my next appointment.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 08, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 29, 2016

By Craig in Denver, CO

Rob is very friendly and makes time in his schedule to get you in. While he is very strong and firm, he pays attention to body language so as not to apply too much pressure. He's obviously very knowledgeable about his work and even gave me "homework" to do to resolve some trouble spots. Highly recommended!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Feb. 29, 2016, in Kihei, HI (outcall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 09, 2016

By emansf in Seattle, WA

Rob gave a fantastic massage - exactly what I needed. He has incredible hands that really made me feel relaxed. Will definitely go back!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Jan. 09, 2016, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 04, 2015

By GreatExperience in Seattle, WA

Overall I would say it was a great experience. I would definitely recommend him to others. I'm glad I selected him for my first massage in years. I received a standard deep tissue massage on a warm table in a nice comforting office space right off the lake, filled with pleasant music, dim lighting and sounds of water. He is a bigger muscular guy so his big hands provided firm pressure along but he also uses a light lifting touch. To add to your experience, remember to ask about his basic or deluxe options.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 03, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/105 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 04, 2015

By Steve in Seattle, WA

I’ve been coming to Rob for massage for at least 2 years on a regular basis. He’s simply the best: trustworthy, calm, incredibly-skilled, intuitive, and kind. He can deliver the kind of deep, focused muscle work I look for in a massage, and I leave feeling amazing for days afterwards. I sit at a computer a lot, and his work on my neck and back and shoulders is world class to relieve stress in those problem areas. You are in for an amazing massage with Rob, and I highly recommend him in every possible way.

No. of appts.: 4

Most recent appt.: Oct. 02, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 23, 2015

By Gary in Seattle, WA

I highly recommend Rob. He always focuses on the areas that are bothering me the most. The strength in his forearms is exactly what my massage therapy needs. He has great hands and I feel so much better since seeing him. I even sleep better without the various back pains. He is a keeper.

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Sept. 14, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 21, 2015

By Todd in Seattle, WA

Rob KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING! He is intuitive and knew how to take care of my body. His welcoming voice and strong hands...need I say anything more. He knows his craft and I will be a return customer.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 20, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 11, 2015

By Chas in Seattle, WA

I had the opportunity to enjoy two sessions in two days. The first was 'traditional' ?- deep, & swedish-y. He used JoJoba oil -nice. The second was Thai. No oil for this one (and really interesting). Both were great. Rob has an amazing touch. He is very strong. He described the techniques and rational behind them when asked. But, he let me zone out when I wanted. The space is relaxing, clean and feels safe. Making the appointments was easy. Rob is very responsive.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Aug. 10, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Aug. 09, 2015

By Dale in Seattle, WA

Rob delivers a highly satisfying massage. The experience begins with a saunter past a secluded, peaceful dock and into a quiet studio (waiting area and studio itself). Rob's reception is warm and familiar but respectful. After a brief introduction of the approach, he offers the options of above or covered by a sheet (I chose covered). His strokes are firm and slow, his hands are quite large, very smooth and gentle. The oil was scented (mint or eucalyptus, I suspect), also very relaxing and a bit invigorating. The massage covers all muscle groups, large and small, muscle groups. I felt wobbly and utterly relaxed by the end. Just a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 09, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 03, 2015

By S S - Seattle in Seattle, WA

Didn't know how much I needed a massage until Rob worked on me. He worked out kinks I didn't even know were there!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: June 03, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

May 27, 2015

By Tim in Seattle, WA

One of the Best Massages I have had in Seattle. Rob understands the body and what needs to be worked on. Very professional and knowledgeable. Definitely will continue to see him regularly for body work.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: May 15, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

April 21, 2015

By dragon in Seattle, WA

Rob has powerful hands that make for a soothing massage.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: April 21, 2015, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Jan. 04, 2015

By Steve in Clarkston, WA

FANTASTIC describes the massage I received from Rob while visiting Seattle to celebrate the New Year. Rob had been recommended to me by a friend, so I decided to book an appointment. When I arrived to Rob’s professional studio he greeted me and made me feel very welcomed. Rob is an extremely fit, masculine and handsome man. His warm personality put me right at ease. He asked if I had any areas I wanted him to focus on and after discussing my concerns he went to work. I was surprised at how strong yet soft his hands were. His touch was perfect and so intuitive. It was as if his hands were drawn to the areas that needed the most attention. The massage did not feel rushed and Rob checked throughout to make sure he was meeting my needs. By the time he was finished I was putty in his hands. It will be hard to find another therapist as talented as Rob. The next time I am in Seattle I will be sure to book an even longer session with him. Just thinking about the massage makes me want to take another trip to Seattle.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 30, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Dec. 27, 2014

By spaceotter in Seattle, WA

Just got back from the best massage of my life (so far) with Rob Grant. The man is an artist, and his love for the work is palpable (he'll tell you he loves his work too!).

I have been seeing Rob for massage since 2006, but hadn't been able to get in for a massage for a while now due to various reasons. He's always been great, but I feel as though he continues to hone his massage practice to the point where, after 13 years, he's absolutely at the top of his craft.

This last massage was the most curative, helpful, pleasurable I've ever had. I walked out feeling healed and incredibly grateful. He did terrific deep tissue work on me, with incredibly strong and trustworthy hands. His office is on the water and well-appointed--great heated table and soothing music. Super professional, kind and friendly.

Thank you, Rob!

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Dec. 27, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 12, 2014

By Phillip in Seattle, WA

Rob was extremely responsive during the massage he's capable of a truly deep tissue massage which is what I needed but checked in with me regularly to make sure I was comfortable. Wonderful personality as well highly recommended to anyone considering!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Aug. 31, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 09, 2014

By first time24 in Seattle, WA

I'be never had a massage before and Rob has ruined the chances of anyone else giving me an amazing massage! I decided to book an appointment after reading all of the rave reviews those massaged before me and I'm happily joining the pact! Rob was respectful, professional, clean, personable, friendly etc... Just a lovely man with an even lovelier touch! My shoulder had been giving me some problems for about 2 weeks and Rob massaged quite heavily without making me hurt! It was absolutely worth every penny! Definitely going back!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 09, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

May 20, 2014

By newbie in Seattle, WA

Believe the hype! Although this was my first time on Rob's table, I am certain it will not be my last. As many others have commented, Rob is gifted with a kind mixture of strength and warmth. I felt instantly comfortable in his office. Rob's a true professional who knows his science without making the experience feel clinical. I highly recommend "MassageWorks by Rob;."

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 18, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4 / 5

May 07, 2014

By Dan in Tacoma, WA

Rob knows his craft and does it VERY well. 100% satisfied and would highly recommend
Rob made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. I was a bit nervous as this was my first "male" massage. I will be back! Very trustworthy man :)

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 19, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 4.5 / 5

Comfort level: 4.5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

April 08, 2014

By John - Seattle in Seattle, WA

My first experience with Rob will certainly not be my last. He is a master at his craft and he read my body like an open book. He took the time upfront to make sure I didn’t have injuries or allergies and then was completely into my needs for relaxation and enjoyment. My “state of bliss” from the massage lingered for hours. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: April 07, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 24, 2014

By aceman810 in Seattle, WA

Incredibly gentle yet strong. I feel safe and secure with Rob. I left feeling extremely relaxed and at ease.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: March 24, 2014, in Seattle, WA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/120 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5