John Donohie CMT

Deep Tissue/Theraputic/relaxation



About his bodywork

Providing therapeutic massage to the gay community and men of all types here in the Bay Area. Women also welcome.

My preference is to work with those who have specific issues that cause pain or discomfort. I tend to work very slowly, using deep tissue techniques and myofascial stretching and opening in order to bring movement to an area. Detailed work, stretching, and joint mobilization are also used to achieve the goals of a session.

The most rewarding work comes from looking at specific issues and working with the client to find ways to problem solve. Sessions that involve assessing posture, work habits, recreational activities and holding patterns, as well as clear communication and feedback from clients can be of great benefit.

Certified and Insured.

Available days, early evenings and weekends. Out calls also available. E-mail me from this site or call me for an appointment.

Please note, I am a professional massage therapist and do not offer ANY inappropriate services. Please don't contact me unless you're looking for a legitimate massage experience.

24 hour notice preferred.

About Him

A strong belief in the importance of physical and emotional health led me to practicing massage. As an avid outdoorsman and a physically active person, I know what it is to feel the stress, tension and pain from working, playing and living a rich, full life.

After earning a BA in Counseling and Education, I spent many years as an educator, both outdoors (Colorado Outward Bound School-Mountain Program) and in the classrrom (4th, 5th and 6th grade). Solid evironmental ethics and a committment to the natural world remain central to my core values. I still spend time outdoors, hiking, climbing, skiing, mt biking, trail running, and sea kayaking.

Trained in the following techniques:
Swedish, clinical massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, dynamic stretching, joint mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, lymphatic and pre-natal massage, I offer a firm, confident, nurturing touch with a focus on pain reduction and increased range of motion.


CAMTC - Massage Therapist Certification # 16644

ABMP member


In-studio 60 min. $80.00
75 min. $95.00
90 min. $110.00


Near 40th st & San Pablo Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
Outcalls within 25 miles