The Art of Massage by Jacob

Based in Berkeley, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $110

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Tandem & 4 other techniques

3 testimonials


**Experienced Massage Therapist in the Bay Area – A Blend of Swedish, Reflexology, and Energy Work**

Welcome to a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation. With over 20 years of expertise in massage therapy, I invite you to experience the unique blend of Swedish massage, reflexology, and energy work at my serene private studio in South Berkeley, California.

As a seasoned therapist, I am passionate about offering a holistic approach to well-being. My sessions include the gentle, flowing strokes of Swedish massage..., the targeted relief of reflexology, and the balancing techniques of energy work. This combination is designed to relax your muscles, improve circulation, and restore your body’s natural energy flow.

In addition to the peaceful retreat of my studio, I also provide the convenience of out-call sessions, bringing this harmonious blend of therapies to your doorstep in the Bay Area. Whether you seek relief from physical discomfort or a tranquil escape from the daily grind, my hands are attuned to your individual needs, offering a personalized journey towards wellness.

Book your session today and experience a comprehensive approach to relaxation, rejuvenation , and living touch.

Please note, all first time clients will be invited to have a brief phone conversation with me before booking your session, to ensure that I'm able to meet your needs. Thank you 😊


Based near: Sacramento St & Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94702 Mobile services within 25 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tu: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
W: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Th: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sa: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Su: 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
At Jacob's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Jacob's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Acupressure to Swedish

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Bitcoin, Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Mondays
  • Discounts available for first-time clients, military veterans, students, active military, repeat clients, ask for details, birthdays

THIS WEEK (until March 2): 25% OFF First Time Visit!

Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Swedish, Tandem

Experience: 22 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Tea

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Meditation coaching, Mud treatments, Personal coaching, Yoga instruction


Dec. 2013 - June 2014

Certified Massage Therapist

Cypress Health Institute, Santa Cruz, CA

Jan. 2001 - March 2002

Certified Massage Practitioner

World School of Massage, San Francisco, CA


Gathered by Jacob from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Nov. 11, 2022 in Berkeley, CA (in-studio)

Lauren Poppins Raye
the BIGgest of thanks to Jacob for the most incredible bodywork session I've ever received! He skillfully spoke a language my body has been yearning for... his patient depth exploration followed the invitation of my breath in such a way that it was completely non-invasive. together with my breath, we picked the locks of holding patterns I had forgotten about entirely as I was subtly flooded with remembrance and relief. this is the kind of empowering support I have been seeking... my mind/body relationship has been reset and his work has continued its effect with a series of effortless adjustments since I left the reflective touch of his deep presence. i highly recommend his service to anyone in need of a powerful reminder of their inherent ability to heal themselves without trying! his rates are an affordable sliding scale. his work is priceless. he is offering this from a goddess sanctuary sublet in SF for the next month... get at him and tell him I sent you! (:

Nov. 11, 2022 in Berkeley, CA (in-studio)

It is hard to describe this experience in words. From the initial contact to the completion it was a destination spa experience. Jacob likes to have a call to discuss your needs and expectations. He is one of the most professional masseurs I have met. When you meet him you have already made a connection. He gives one of the best massages that I have experienced. The touch of his hands are as warm as his heart. You can feel his heart and soul in his touch - he fully understands your body and needs. He is a conversationalist and is so easy to talk with. If you have a chance to have a session with him you will not be disappointed but leaving with your body and mind relaxed and revitalized. -- Chad H.

Sept. 21, 2022 in Berkeley, CA (in-studio)

Jacob is a gift from the universe. After the most stressful month of unwanted change, loss, and upheaval I decided to treat myself to a massage- something I’d hoped would be rebalancing and centering. A massage by Jacob was that and more. I melted on his table, and wept with relief during the session. He creates a truly healing experience, and is so skilled. He adjusted pressure and stretching technique easily and expertly. Incredibly kind, charismatic, and in-tune, he made me feel so comfortable and cared for. Cant highly recommend enough and am so looking forward to returning.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.