A dazzling array of massage techniques.

Based in San Francisco

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $120

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu & 4 other techniques

39 testimonials


Ready for one of the deepest and most dazzling massages you'll ever receive? Please read all of this before booking.

Mondays Tuesdays Fridays Saturdays: SF
Wednesdays: North Oakland
Thursdays Sundays: off
I'll be traveling December 14th through the end of January. Come in before I leave.

I'm a trained CMT, and I live and breathe massage. With my strength, sensitivity, style and skills, you get bodywork sessions... that you'll find to be among the best you've ever experienced. That's not me talking, that's my clients. Read my many reviews.

A massage session with me is different — ranging from slow and sultry to fast and dramatic, with bold sights, sounds & smells adding to the experience. I use a kaleidoscopic array of techniques to create sessions that are thrilling AND effective.

I spent January 2017 in Chang Mai studying with Pichest Boonthumme, one of the last remaining Thai Massage Masters in the world. This new level of knowledge combines with my years of experience and physical gifts to create bodywork sessions that are superlative. Coming to see me is dangerous because you'd be hard-pressed to go back to anyone else. Try me at your own risk.

You can go to one therapist for a deep tissue session, another for a Thai session, one therapist to be held with loving warmth, and yet another for searing deep pressure. Or you can come to me and get all of these..

A few excerpts from my testimonials:
"The most attentive, focused & sincere therapist I've ever experienced"
"His hands are HUGE"
"Fantastic technique"
"Well choreographed kneading, gliding, stretching."
"An experience that will blow your mind."
"The best massage therapist in the City."
"A true gentleman"

Sessions are a tasty blend of every modality listed below, oscillating left and right between long effleurage strokes and penetrating detail work. Deep pressure to your quadratus laborum may coincide with waves of nurturing energy to your heart, for example. I'm a healer and a nurturer.

MODALITIES: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Tui Na, Trigger Point Release, Reiki, and a LOT of yoga-inspired stretching. If you want more emphasis on any of these, just ask.

MY HANDS. Read my reviews — lots of people mention my hands because they are HUGE. That means more coverage over your body.

MY HEIGHT. I am 6'3" with proportionately long arms. That's why I can have one hand on your shoulder while the other hand whooshes down to your achilles heel. It's ecstatic.

MUSIC. Rather than your typical flutes / sounds of the rainforest / whales copulating, you'll be grooving to an eclectic mix of amazing music. Artists range from Air and Bowie to Elton John and Zero 7. All this on a magnificent sound Harman Kardon system + subwoofer.

THE TABLE: The top-of-the-line model made by StrongLite, with scalloped memory-foam face cushion.

PARTS. I work on the entire body and give plenty of attention to oft-ignored parts like abs, chest, arms, hands, front legs, and the butt muscles that hide beneath the gluteus maximus. We'll hit a few muscles you didn't know you had, like the teres major, infraspinatus, quadratus laborum, and more.

PRESSURE. How much do you like? I can keep it mellow, or make you weep, or a blend of both :) Just let me know.

OIL: I use a minimal amount of RAW coconut oil. It's non-greasy, excellent for your skin, and makes you smell like Hawaii.

CLOSENESS. Massages are personal by nature — especially with male massage being more close than the norm. Add my music blend and you have a very touching experience that is FAR from clinical. I don't shy away from parts of you that are centimeters away from the magic areas. If you want overt sexuality, I'm not the right guy.

DRAPING. The standard draping situation with me is no draping, as that allows for brisk, sweeping movement across your body at all times. It also facilitates a greater connection of human-body energy. If you're more comfortable with partial or even full draping, that is not a problem at all.

THE SPACE. The massage space is always very warm and dark, illuminated mainly by candles.

APPOINTMENTS. Text, call or email me anytime. The more advanced notice you can give, the better.

ATHLETES: I'm a bit of an athlete myself, so I know all the magic muscles on cyclists, rock climbers, runners, etc. And we'll pay attention to your pre- and post-event status.

DO: Pay attention to your breath, and surrender all control of your body.

DON'T: Arrive late, early, or with an unclean body.

CANCELLATION: 24+ hours notice, or pay 50%.


Based near: 18th Street & Treat Street San Francisco, CA 94107


M: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Tu: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

W: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Th: ---

F: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Sa: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Su: ---

In-studio 60 min. $120
  90 min. $150
  120 min. $190

  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa accepted
  • Discounts available for students
THIS WEEK (until March 24): New clients $10 off

About him

I spent summer 2010 bicycling from France to Turkey, sleeping in a tent on the side of the road and working on a few organic farms along the way. I also traveled to Belize and Guatemala in 2012. I spent January 2015 in Colombia and Ecuador. I guess I'm scouring the earth for the best tacos.

I'm obsessed with: uber-healthy eating, an elevated mental state, acute body awareness..., and the occasional skinny dipping session in the Pacific Ocean.

Additional info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Certifications: San Francisco #09272


Jan. 2009

Swedish Massage

San Francisco School of Massage, San Francisco, CA


March 13, 2018

By TallLeanGuy in San Francisco, CA

I’ve gone to see Dan for years. He’s brilliant! Super comfortable studio, excellent massage technique and totally professional. Big hands and feet help melt away the tension and stress. And the music mix used during the session is simply brilliant. Can’t wait for my next session! 😊🙏❤️

No. of appts.: 5

Most recent appt.: April 07, 2018, in San Francisco, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 75 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

March 24, 2017

By Mack in San Francisco, CA

To say I'm a regular client of Dan's is an understatement; I'm on his table as often as I can snag a time. To say he's a master at massage is also an understatement - words don't quite capture the variation and exquisite technique of his massages, the close connection, the intuitive touch and pressure, and the quiet strength of the man. His gifts become gifts to you, which you'll treasure long after spending time with him.

No. of appts.: 5

Most recent appt.: March 13, 2017, in San Francisco, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/120 minutes

Technical details: Cream used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Feb. 23, 2017

By Mark in San Francisco, CA

My partner and I have been seeing Dan for about 3 years. Dan's like no other and second to none. He is AMAZING. When he says that "he lives and breathes massage", his work reflects that. His technique is intuitive and each session is based uniquely on your need that day. For that reason, no two sessions are ever the same...they are anything but "mechanical and repetitive." I never know what to expect...except excellence! You won't regret a session with Dan!!

No. of appts.: 6

Most recent appt.: Feb. 18, 2017, in San Francisco, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/120 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 21, 2016

By Mark in San Francisco, CA

Dan is a phenomenal massage therapist. I've been seeing him for about 5 years. My last session was one of the most powerful for me. Dan combines his huge hands with his enormous heart to give a healing and very relaxing experience. He unblocks my energy as he gets all the knots out of my body. He is also a really good and sweet guy and his music rocks.

No. of appts.: 6

Most recent appt.: Sept. 19, 2016, in San Francisco, CA (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

May 25, 2016

By Brian in San Francisco, CA

Dan is really very good at what he does. I had pain in my left shoulder ,upper bicep area and he made it feel unbelievably so much better that the pain has been reduced significantly. He really stretched my whole body out and I have better mobility of the left arm as a result.
He is very nice as well and I enjoyed talking to him as he is friendly.
Do yourself a favor and see Dan. You won't be disappointed!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 23, 2016, in San Francisco, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

April 12, 2014

By Tall Bearded Bill in Houston, TX

Dan's massage was a total trip, I found myself drifting off and then being right back in my body. The massage is very active with a lot of beneficial stretching but Dan's presence is very nurturing as well. Toward the end he had my head cupped in his hands working deep in my shoulders and next and I felt a powerful emotional connection and response. The studio is small in an unusual location with many other alternative artisans on all sides and I was a bit worried that it would be noisy inside but the space was very controlled, crafted warm and safe feeling. Dan spirit and technique are irresistible and I hope to return.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: April 11, 2014, in San Francisco, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 120 minutes/150 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5