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Bodyshift

San Francisco and Berkeley CMT, 26 Years Experience

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About his bodywork

My name is Jim, I love to do massage, and I'm happy to work on you. I specialize in male massage for all men, be they gay, straight, bisexual or any other designation. Labels don't really matter to me. It's all about the human connection - compassionate, authentic, transformational. The polarities I incorporate include Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, also integrating a variety of other techniques including Swedish, Trigger Point, and Energetic Healing. I work the full body or can just focus on the areas needing most attention. My skilled and intuitive and approach will bring you greater freedom in your body - both freedom from pain and freedom to move. My goal is to provide a transformative experience for every client - genuine relaxation, stress relief, renewed energy, and deep pleasure.

I have been actively involved in the healing arts and all sorts of alternative physical and spiritual therapies since my early teens. So when you have a massage session with me, you benefit from my broad range of knowledge and experience that I bring to the table - literally. At the same time, YOU are my focus, and each session is tailor designed to fit your needs in that moment. I will go as deep or as gentle as you want. I can do the whole body in one session, or just focus on the areas that are needing particular attention on that day.

Many are surprised by the strength that comes through me. For though I am a compact 5’7” and 150 lbs, I am a muscular man with very strong hands, thanks to playing the piano since the age of 3. My regular workouts at the gym, and training in yoga and dance also contribute to the quality of my massage work, as I am very aware of bringing flow and balance to each session.

My San Francisco and Berkeley studios are very quiet, warm and private. The San Francisco studio is in the Upper Haight/Ashbury Heights area, and the Berkeley studio is walking distance from the downtown Berkeley BART station. Both studios look out onto a beautiful, secluded ceremonial gardens. Inside they are designed as sacred healing spaces that incorporate indigenous art and artifacts, mystical altars, as well as art and photography of the male body. I use a massage table, with either oil or lotion as per your preference. I also provide great relaxing and unique music from my huge CD collection, as my other main work is as a musician/composer. So when you come for a massage, you get a TOTAL experience!

My incall rates for Therapeutic Massage are $90 for 60 minutes or $130 for 90 minutes. Specialized sessions are available at additional cost. For example, a therapeutic massage session that combines other modalities throughout is $130 for 60 minutes or $180 for 90 minutes. Other specialized sessions include: Psychic/Intuitive Counseling, Shamanic/Energetic Healing, and Four Hands Massage. Please inquire for details. Hablo Espanol tambien.

Parking is available on local streets. Often I can take last minute appointments, but it is sometimes better to schedule at least a day or two ahead, especially for San Francisco. I am available most days between noon and 10 pm, and occasionally later.

For more information, or to schedule a session,
please call Jim at #415-596-4543. If you are calling from a blocked or restricted # I will ask you for your # and call you back.
You can also email me.
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PLEASE NOTE - MASSAGE INQUIRIES BY TEXTING WILL NOT BE RESPONDED TO. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MY MASSAGE WORK, THEN CALL ME OR EMAIL ME. ALSO, BY PERSONAL CHOICE I DO NOT USE A SMARTPHONE. THEREFORE I DO NOT RECEIVE EMAIL ON MY PHONE. CALLING IS ALWAYS THE FASTEST WAY TO REACH ME. NEITHER DO I SEND PHOTOS BY PHONE, SO PLEASE DON'T ASK ME FOR THAT. MY PHOTOS ARE RIGHT HERE ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU.

About Him

Jim has been doing massage professionally since 1990. His main training was at the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA. He also apprenticed for one year to an amazing Rolfer in Santa Monica, and with indigenous shamanic healers in many parts of the world over the past three decades. His other formal training includes with the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (Santa Monica), , the School for Self-Healing (San Francisco), the California College of Physical Arts (Orange County), and the Sunray Meditation Society Healing Arts Training Program (Burlington, Vermont).
Jim actually began his career as a massage therapist at an international healing arts conference in Giza, Egypt, with the Great Pyramid as the backdrop. He subsequently did bodywork at the Fondacion Soliel in Geneva, Switzerland. He also worked and taught at the Institute for Holistic Treatment and Research in Newport Beach, CA, as well as at private chiropractic offices in both Southern and Northern California.

Rates

In-studio 60 min. $90.00
90 min. $130.00

Travel schedule

  • Dec. 08 - 15: Kihei, HI