Total Bodyshift

The Total Massage for Men in both Berkeley and San Francisco



About his bodywork

Experience a totally professional massage that is both therapeutic and relaxing. My intention is to include every stroke of your session in the spirit of healing, and to support you in the physical renewal of your body. My bodywork is tailored to men, whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, bi-curious or whatever. I'm not concerned about labels, but I do understand the male body, and that is what you will find out when you put yourself in my magic hands. I will work all the tight and sore muscles you have, wherever they are. I use my skillful hands and forearms to bring the desired results in your session.
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.
Parking is available on local streets at both locations. The studios look out onto a beautiful, secluded ceremonial gardens. Inside they are designed as sacred healing spaces that incorporate indigenous art and artifacts, and mystical altars, along with male art and photography. 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. In fact, if you want you can even listen to recordings of my own music when you get a massage from me. Now how many massage therapists can offer that? All told, when you come to me for a massage, you get a quality experience that is comprehensive and will make you want to come back again.

*** Please note #1 - 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. You are welcome to email me any inquiries, BUT for fastest response PLEASE CALL.
FYI, I am available most days between noon and 10 pm, and occasionally later.

*** Please Note #2 - 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 personaI 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), Body Electric School (Oakland), 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.


In-studio 60 min. $130.00
90 min. $180.00

Travel schedule

  • Feb. 17 - 21: Palm Springs, CA