Reboot You!

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.

Techniques

  • Swedish Massage

    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

    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.

Will L.

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.

Laz L.

Darren is ready and equipped to deliver a fantastic massage. Whether you’re looking for something light to relax the body or some deeper work to get out those knots, he’s got you covered. You’ll feel his knowledge of your body and what you need as soon as you get on that table, so get ready for a great experience!

Darren made me feel immediately relaxed with his calm demeanor. Right when he started I knew I was in good hands. His pressure was so deep in the best way- I didn’t want the massage to end. I felt incredibly relaxed after the massage and the effects lasted for days after. I will definitely be back on his table!

Darren is an excellent masseur, and human being as well. He deeply cares about each person he interacts with, and has a very warm spirit. His touch is soothing, and he is a total professional - the real deal. Highly recommended!

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

  • Where is your massage studio?

    Berkeley, CA 94710

    Near Gilman and San Pablo with easy parking and several bus lines nearby.

  • Do you do outcalls?

    No. Only in-studio sessions are available.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Do you have night/weekend availability?

    Not. I'm busy with my other job—being a full time single dad.

About Darren

Author and Teacher Darren Main

For over thirty years, Darren Main has been writing books, teaching yoga and speaking about mindful living. His work has evolved to support yoga teachers and studio owners in growing a successful and ethical yoga business. He currently lives in Northern California with his son Jaden where he teaches yoga in San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral.