About Us

I specialize in deep tissue work, preferring to work on specific issues or areas of the body, rather than a full body, general, relaxation massage. My work is very focussed and slow, sinking to the level of tension and working there to affect change. I also work on trigger points, joint mobilization and stretching.  

John Donohie

4320 Salem Street

Emeryville , CA 94608 map it

(510) 506-2400

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
W 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
S 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • John listens closely and knows anatomy well. He pays close attention to problem areas and did an overall great job at getting in there and really digging into the tight muscles. Thanks John!

    John was warm and friendly and the massage was superb. I will be returning soon.

  • A beautiful experience. John was incredibly attentive and professional.

    Sometimes being of a certain age has its advantages. My problems range from the arthritic to the neurological to just the aches that come from being sentient. While the problems remain the same, I've become much more discriminating about the solutions. Pharmaceuticals have limited utility. Massage is much better and the relief much more enduring. The problem has always been in finding the right practitioner; no small feat, believe me. When met John, I was impressed by his friendly, open approach. During our first session in the comfortable studio at the back of the home he shares with his partner, I began to feel that maybe my problem was finally solved. It was. John is always open to questions, willing to offer suggestions, but is always focused on the work. He encourages feedback but is comfortable with silence, too, which is very important to me. His professionalism combined with his technical proficiency - he has an innate ability to move from one modality to the other - are such that now, several sessions later, I have no doubt that they have significantly improved the quality of my life.

  • Excellent therapist - communicative, friendly, asking of the right questions in terms of areas to concentrate on.

    John - really enjoyed the session. You have a great touch an your style really works for me. I will come and see you again soon.

  • John is awesome. Been dealing with tension in my neck and migraines.. went to John and he totally took care of me. So professional, warm, great energy. Will head back for more bodywork from him!

    John is absolutely one of the best at massage. Courteous, professional, and very skilled at honing in on trouble areas. I left my session feeling relaxed and more mobile than when I arrived. Thanks for a great massage, John!

  • Very professional. Not far from my home. Convenient. Pleasant atmosphere.

    I recently moved to Oakland and I was hopefully that I would find someone with a variety of skills and not just deep tissue. John the knowledge and skills to help me deal with my chronic lower back pain. The combination of deep tissue, trigger point and stretching does wonders for my back. I have seen John on 4 different occasions and he's consistent with his skills and not to mention his very professional and a great guy! I will continue to go to him and I highly recommend him.

Deep tissue massage

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60min
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Deep Tissue - Out call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
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$155
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Swedish

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
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Swedish - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
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Stretching and Joint Mobilization

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
120min
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Stretching and Joint Mobilization - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
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Trigger Point Therapy

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
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Trigger Point Therapy - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
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John D.

License: CA #66144

13 Verified Reviews

Deep tissue massage

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
120min
Select

Deep Tissue - Out call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
Select

Swedish

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
120min
Select

Swedish - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
Select

Stretching and Joint Mobilization

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
120min
Select

Stretching and Joint Mobilization - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
Select

Trigger Point Therapy

$80
60min
$95
75min
$110
90min
$145
120min
Select

Trigger Point Therapy - Out Call

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
$155
120min
Select
by Ken on Oct 11
John listens closely and knows anatomy well. He pays close attention to problem areas and did an overall great job at getting in there and really digging into the tight muscles. Thanks John!
by Luke on Oct 10
John was warm and friendly and the massage was superb. I will be returning soon.
by richard on Oct 07
A beautiful experience. John was incredibly attentive and professional.
by Robert on Oct 02
Sometimes being of a certain age has its advantages. My problems range from the arthritic to the neurological to just the aches that come from being sentient. While the problems remain the same, I've become much more discriminating about the solutions. Pharmaceuticals have limited utility. Massage is much better and the relief much more enduring. The problem has always been in finding the right practitioner; no small feat, believe me. When met John, I was impressed by his friendly, open approach. During our first session in the comfortable studio at the back of the home he shares with his partner, I began to feel that maybe my problem was finally solved. It was. John is always open to questions, willing to offer suggestions, but is always focused on the work. He encourages feedback but is comfortable with silence, too, which is very important to me. His professionalism combined with his technical proficiency - he has an innate ability to move from one modality to the other - are such that now, several sessions later, I have no doubt that they have significantly improved the quality of my life.
by Anonymous on Sep 06
Excellent therapist - communicative, friendly, asking of the right questions in terms of areas to concentrate on.
by Anonymous on Jun 29
John - really enjoyed the session. You have a great touch an your style really works for me. I will come and see you again soon.
by JoJo on May 31
John is awesome. Been dealing with tension in my neck and migraines.. went to John and he totally took care of me. So professional, warm, great energy. Will head back for more bodywork from him!
by Anonymous on Apr 22
John is absolutely one of the best at massage. Courteous, professional, and very skilled at honing in on trouble areas. I left my session feeling relaxed and more mobile than when I arrived. Thanks for a great massage, John!
by Anonymous on Mar 27
Very professional. Not far from my home. Convenient. Pleasant atmosphere.
by Oscar on Mar 05
I recently moved to Oakland and I was hopefully that I would find someone with a variety of skills and not just deep tissue. John the knowledge and skills to help me deal with my chronic lower back pain. The combination of deep tissue, trigger point and stretching does wonders for my back. I have seen John on 4 different occasions and he's consistent with his skills and not to mention his very professional and a great guy! I will continue to go to him and I highly recommend him.

Average Rating:

4.92 (Based on 13 Reviews)

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Professionalism
by Ken on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John listens closely and knows anatomy well. He pays close attention to problem areas and did an overall great job at getting in there and really digging into the tight muscles. Thanks John!
by Luke on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John was warm and friendly and the massage was superb. I will be returning soon.
by richard on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with John D.
A beautiful experience. John was incredibly attentive and professional.
by Robert on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
Sometimes being of a certain age has its advantages. My problems range from the arthritic to the neurological to just the aches that come from being sentient. While the problems remain the same, I've become much more discriminating about the solutions. Pharmaceuticals have limited utility. Massage is much better and the relief much more enduring. The problem has always been in finding the right practitioner; no small feat, believe me. When met John, I was impressed by his friendly, open approach. During our first session in the comfortable studio at the back of the home he shares with his partner, I began to feel that maybe my problem was finally solved. It was. John is always open to questions, willing to offer suggestions, but is always focused on the work. He encourages feedback but is comfortable with silence, too, which is very important to me. His professionalism combined with his technical proficiency - he has an innate ability to move from one modality to the other - are such that now, several sessions later, I have no doubt that they have significantly improved the quality of my life.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with John D.
Excellent therapist - communicative, friendly, asking of the right questions in terms of areas to concentrate on.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John - really enjoyed the session. You have a great touch an your style really works for me. I will come and see you again soon.
by JoJo on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John is awesome. Been dealing with tension in my neck and migraines.. went to John and he totally took care of me. So professional, warm, great energy. Will head back for more bodywork from him!
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John is absolutely one of the best at massage. Courteous, professional, and very skilled at honing in on trouble areas. I left my session feeling relaxed and more mobile than when I arrived. Thanks for a great massage, John!
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
Very professional. Not far from my home. Convenient. Pleasant atmosphere.
by Oscar on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
I recently moved to Oakland and I was hopefully that I would find someone with a variety of skills and not just deep tissue. John the knowledge and skills to help me deal with my chronic lower back pain. The combination of deep tissue, trigger point and stretching does wonders for my back. I have seen John on 4 different occasions and he's consistent with his skills and not to mention his very professional and a great guy! I will continue to go to him and I highly recommend him.
by Butler on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with John D.
John provides an exceptional massage. He's also intuitive and genuine. I look forward to my next massage with him.
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with John D.
Treat yourself to a legitimate massage with John. He's a very fit, strong, knowledgeable therapist. You can be as chatty as you want, or just relax and allow yourself to sink into his table; he will tailor the pressure to your liking. Regular massage is one of my few indulgences and John is my go-to guy, my treat to myself.
by Phil on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Deep tissue massage with John D.
John is the best hands down. I've been with him since he was certified. He Is Amazing. Intuitive, sweet and so caring. Never one to rest on laurels, he's always learning. My last appt was absolutely different and absolutlely perfect for where I was phisically.Thank you so much John. Even my mood is better. Phil .

John Donohie

4320 Salem Street

Emeryville , CA 94608 map it

Phone: (510) 506-2400