About Us

Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage Therapy

Your massage should benefit you. I listen and provide you the massage you expect. It’s your time!

Need to get away?

  • Relax and rejuvenate with a nurturing Swedish massage.

Need something direct, deep and focused?

  • Work out a sore neck, stiff back, tight hamstrings or muscle cramps with Deep Tissue Massage or Shiatsu.

Recovering from surgery or injury?

  • Therapeutic massage is an exceptional treatment to expedite healing.

Make therapeutic massage a regular part of your health maintenance routine. It’s your time. Use it in a way that best benefits you. Book your appointment online or call 319-936-0494. I respond promptly!

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Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage Therapy

2418 Towncrest Drive

Iowa City , IA 52240 map it

(319) 936-0494

License: #Iowa #01066

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • This was my first time with Martin, but he took time to understand me and what I thought I needed. I felt very comfortable in his presence and with his professional experience and manner.

    I didn't want my 60 minute massage to end. The whole experience was fantastic!

  • Professional and effective therapist with weekend hours.

    Martin is professional,smart and an excellent Massage Therapist

  • I go to Martin for back and hip pain. His skill with Shiatsu is phenomenal. I feel more aligned, alive, and physically better after 60 minutes on his table. Definitely worth it.

    Therapist is very good at what he does.

  • Yes, I already have!

    Martin is pleasant, considerate, and kind. I felt comfortable in spite of not having had a massage before. I appreciate how well his website explains what to expect. Recommended!

  • Best hour I had that day. So relaxing.

    Martin is a highly-skilled massage therapist with a fully-professional demeanor. What more can anyone ask for in a therapeutic setting? Dr Michael Baxter

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by Jane on Oct 23
This was my first time with Martin, but he took time to understand me and what I thought I needed. I felt very comfortable in his presence and with his professional experience and manner.
by Jen on Oct 04
I didn't want my 60 minute massage to end. The whole experience was fantastic!
by David on Oct 04
Professional and effective therapist with weekend hours.
by Anonymous on Oct 03
Martin is professional,smart and an excellent Massage Therapist
by Erica on Sep 28
I go to Martin for back and hip pain. His skill with Shiatsu is phenomenal. I feel more aligned, alive, and physically better after 60 minutes on his table. Definitely worth it.
by Anonymous on Sep 25
Therapist is very good at what he does.
by Rita on Sep 21
Yes, I already have!
by Anonymous on Sep 19
Martin is pleasant, considerate, and kind. I felt comfortable in spite of not having had a massage before. I appreciate how well his website explains what to expect. Recommended!
by Anonymous on Sep 18
Best hour I had that day. So relaxing.
by michael on Sep 16
Martin is a highly-skilled massage therapist with a fully-professional demeanor. What more can anyone ask for in a therapeutic setting? Dr Michael Baxter

Average Rating:

4.99 (Based on 80 Reviews)

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by Jane on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Shiatsu and/or Massage Therapy with Martin G.
This was my first time with Martin, but he took time to understand me and what I thought I needed. I felt very comfortable in his presence and with his professional experience and manner.
by Jen on Oct 2021
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Service Received: 3 - 60 minute sessions with Martin G.
I didn't want my 60 minute massage to end. The whole experience was fantastic!
by David on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Shiatsu and/or Massage Therapy with Martin G.
Professional and effective therapist with weekend hours.
by Anonymous on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Shiatsu and/or Massage Therapy with Martin G.
Martin is professional,smart and an excellent Massage Therapist
by Erica on Sep 2021
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Service Received: 3 - 60 minute sessions with Martin G.
I go to Martin for back and hip pain. His skill with Shiatsu is phenomenal. I feel more aligned, alive, and physically better after 60 minutes on his table. Definitely worth it.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Shiatsu and/or Massage Therapy with Martin G.
Therapist is very good at what he does.
by Rita on Sep 2021
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Yes, I already have!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Shiatsu and/or Massage Therapy with Martin G.
Martin is pleasant, considerate, and kind. I felt comfortable in spite of not having had a massage before. I appreciate how well his website explains what to expect. Recommended!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: 3 - 60 minute sessions with Martin G.
Best hour I had that day. So relaxing.
by michael on Sep 2021
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Martin is a highly-skilled massage therapist with a fully-professional demeanor. What more can anyone ask for in a therapeutic setting? Dr Michael Baxter
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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This long-time client is grateful for Martin.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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I have gone to Martin for many years. He is magic at getting rid of tight knots.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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A great experience. Every sore spot was worked on and I felt great afterwards.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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I booked a massage as a gift to myself for a busy life. Nothing was out of order, I just wanted a little vacation and 60 minutes in Martin's care served this purpose blissfully.
by Barb on Aug 2021
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Martin gives a great shiatsu massage! He is very knowledgeable and professional. I can’t give him enough stars!
by Deborah on Aug 2021
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I thoroughly enjoyed my massage. This was a gift and my first massage with Martin. I plan to schedule future massages as I feel very comfortable working with Martin. He was very attentive to my areas needing extra work.
by Anil on Aug 2021
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Exceptional as always
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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Great experience, my body feels great!
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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I have been able to increase my shoulder range of motion since I started treatment.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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Martin is an experienced professional, knowledgeable and skilled. I have gone to Martin for massage for years
by Eric on Jul 2021
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Martin is very skilled and knowledgeable in his craft. I had been dealing with significant neck and back discomfort that was greatly alleviated after going to Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage. I’ll definitely be back.
by Sarah on Jul 2021
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Highly recommend! The integrated Shiatsu and Swedish massage was just what I needed to relieve tension in my back, neck and headaches. I left the session having an overall sense of well-being and will definitely be returning.
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Thank you to my lovely daughter for the gift of a massage from Martin. He listens and adjusts to your needs. Tranquil setting, clean, professional.
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Martin has always done great work. Brad P
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Convenient scheduling, thorough information-seeking process to meet individual needs. Professional.
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Martin was excellent with my Godson! He dialogued with him well and definitely helped him to feel better. We will be back!
by Raymundo on Jun 2021
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I could recommend to my friend Martin is really professional
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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I came with low back and hip pain that had drastically limited my daily activities and left with almost full mobility. I highly recommend Martin.
by Jessica on Jun 2021
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Martin is friendly and professional. The message was soothing, relaxing, and effective.
by Becky on May 2021
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Martin is the best!
by Jeff on May 2021
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It’s more like a medical treatment than a luxurious indulgence.
by Anonymous on May 2021
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Very knowledgeable and professional
by Sandy on May 2021
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Go there-they’re nice and professional!
by Wayne on Apr 2021
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Martin is perfect for me. If I want to talk, he talks, I want to lie still and quiet, he is ok with it. The massage is always wonderful. I highly recommend him.
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Wonderful bodywork as usual! So glad Martin is one of my providers :) thank you for your healing touch!
by Lois on Apr 2021
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Absolutely
by Allison on Apr 2021
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I had a great experience with my massage. I don't regularly get massages, and I was hesitant of choosing a massage therapist from Google but the Google gods worked in my favor. Martin was professional and thorough.
by Laurel on Apr 2021
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Martin's clearly very experienced in massage. He listens well and will taylor his approach to your preferences.
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Very professional. Decent massage.
by Lynne on Mar 2021
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fabulous
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Always excellent, best massage Practioner I have ever found
by Allan on Mar 2021
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Martin is very professional. You feel like you're in good hands when you visit him and I usually leave feeling better than when I came in.
by Susan on Mar 2021
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Give Martin a try. Great experience.
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Martin is a skilled and professional therapist. My massage with him was relaxing, calming and helpful for discomfort and flow in many areas of my body! Highly recommend him!
by Beth on Mar 2021
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I already do❣️❣️
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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I always feel so much better than when I first come in. It is nice to get the kinks worked out.
by Nadia on Feb 2021
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Helpful, thoughtful, and therapeutic. Martin was kind, capable and professional. This was a real treat and I will schedule another appointment. I already feel so much better
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Excellent service and acupressure + swedish massage excellent at removing stress and knots.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Very professional and skillful. Great massage!
by Kirsten on Jan 2021
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I absolutely loved my massage here. Martin used firm, directed pressure to help alleviate pressure and clear up my tension headache. Highly recommended!
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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I felt better when I left than when I came in!
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Martin has the upmost professionalism and overall does an excellent job. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
by Martin on Jan 2021
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Martin is very knowledgeable about the human body and how to approach different needs a client has for relief.
by Carol on Dec 2020
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I've been to many massage therapists over the decades, and Martin ranks #1. He's professional in every aspect and I highly recommend him. Wouldn't ever consider going elsewhere. 🌞
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
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It won't accept my review unless I write a comment of at least 20 words, so here it is.
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Awesome and relaxing - great for my health..
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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I wouldn't change anything Mart is my go too guy when I am desperate and whatever he does seems to help.
by Wendi on Nov 2020
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Best massage I’ve ever had
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Martin is an amazing practitioner! The scheduling systems have always worked really well; the setting is wonderful; his efforts have been extremely helpful addressing a chronic neck issue. I highly recommend him.
by Patrick on Oct 2020
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Martin always does a fantastic job, whether it's for general relaxation or to work out specific areas. I always leave my appointments feeling great!
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
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Martin is very attuned to your individual needs. He makes you feel safe and comfortable, especially during Covid 19.
by Eileen on Oct 2020
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Martin always provides a great massage in a professional and safe manner.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
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Shoulders feel great. The rest is good too.
by Susan on Oct 2020
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Massage was wonderful, as always, and I appreciate the attention paid to all COVID protections.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
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This was an excellent experience. I have some chronic pain issues, and Martin’s ability to skillfully focus on these problems gives me immediate relief. I’m always able to sleep afterwards!
by Elvis on Oct 2020
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Very friendly and great work and clean environment and calming setting.
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
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I loved Martin. I felt my experience was amazing. He was so intuitive. His accupressure relived a serious amount of my pain and problem.
by Barbara on Sep 2020
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Wonderful, peaceful experience
by Kelli on Sep 2020
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Effective, relaxing, restorative.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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by Kelly on Aug 2020
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Your massages improve the quality of my life by breaking up chronic tension headaches. Thank you! I am also very grateful that you are open in such a smart and safe manner during the pandemic.
by Mary Ann on Aug 2020
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Martin is very knowledgeable, professional& Listens. I was so glad he re-opened. Martin is keenly aware of COVID19 and follows the CDC Guidelines plus. I highly recommend Martin for an outstanding massage.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Martin is a great massage therapist. I was quite nervous going back during the pandemic. He is taking many safety precautions. These are much appreciated!
by Maureen on Aug 2020
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Always a positive soothing experience with Martin. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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I have been going to Martin for years. He is the best. And I particularly appreciate the lengths he goes to to be safe during CoVid-19.
by Bob on Jul 2020
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Everything was excellent!!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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I have been going to Martin for years. He is the best. And I particularly appreciate the lengths he goes to to be safe during CoVid-19.
by Jenny on Jul 2020
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Martin is always great. His work has great clarity, precision and efficacy in balancing and sorting my body.
by Anil on Jul 2020
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Professional and excellent work
by Terry on Jul 2020
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All of the above! I felt safe from the virus.

Iowa City Shiatsu & Massage Therapy

2418 Towncrest Drive

Iowa City , IA 52240 map it

Phone: (319) 936-0494

License: #Iowa #01066