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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 mastery 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.
Hot News! -- I can do sessions in North Oakland on Wednesdays and maybe other days.
I'm a trained CMT and Reiki Master, 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 dazzling AND effective.
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 those and more.
A few excerpts from my testimonials:
"The most attentive, focused & sincere therapist I've ever experienced"
"His hands are HUGE"
"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.
AROMATHERAPY: Included in your session is some aromatherapy, with oils ranging from Cedar (woody, balances male energy) to Lemongrass (bright, clarifying) and Lavender (soothing & relaxing).
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%.
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.