Darren’s bodywork is the perfect way to ease the stresses of daily life. His traditional Swedish and deep tissue techniques, combined with hot stones, aromatherapy, reflexology and Ayurvedic scalp massage, will help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
His unique approach is tailored to your individual needs, so you can always expect the perfect massage experience. Leave your worries at the door and let Darren’s skilled hands work their magic.
Sessions are offered in a quiet North Berkeley Studio with easy, free parking.
A gentle yet firm full body massage using oils, lotions, aromatherapy, long gliding streaks (effleurage) and kneading (petrissage) and or percussion (tapotement).
Deep Tissue Massage
A firm, deep massage that is perfect for athletes, those with injuries, chronic pain and tension in the body. Trigger point, myofascial release, cross fiber friction, vibration and PNF stretching (Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) are often used to go deeper into the soft tissue.
Hot stones are placed on the body and used in gliding strokes. The heat in the stones penetrates deep to release long-held tension and discomfort.
1 / Where is your massage studio?
Berkeley, CA 94710
Near Gilman and San Pablo with easy parking and several bus lines nearby.
2 / Do you do outcalls?
No. Only in-studio sessions are available.
3 / Do you have a specialty?
While I am trained in several techniques, I often work with those who prefer deeper work, athletes and those looking to address injuries and other medical concerns.
4 / Do you offer Tantric (erotic) massage?
No. My work is non-sexual only. I’m happy to make a referral to another talented massage therapist if you prefer erotic bodywork.
5 / Are there conditions or injuries with which you will not work?
I’m open to working with most issues, but I ask that you consult your doctor or therapist before scheduling if you are being treated for a medical or psychiatric issue.
6 / Do you have night/weekend availability?
No. I'm busy with my other job—being a full time single dad.
Our Clients Say
A massage with Darren is the secret sauce! His hands are magic, strong and warm. The hot stones are an amazing touch. He listens to you and really knows how to deliver a truly welcoming experience.