Why massage?

  • Because every single human body is sacred and deserving of care. 
  • Because our spirit/mind is inextricably entwined with this meat/flesh that we are made of.
  • Because our bodies are asked to carry so much, and are given so few opportunities to be supported.
  • Because our world has so many screens and so many chairs, and we were not made for this. 
  • Because there are so many crises ( & urgencies, worries about the future, attachments to the past, etc) and massage is an opportunity to slow down & just focus on what’s going on right here, right now. 
  • Because, if the simple fact that it feels good weren’t enough, (which it is…) massage might help provide space for healing and transformation.



My name’s JJ Tiziou.

I’m a Licensed Massage Therapist based in West Philly. (he/him, LMT# MSG013959)

I came to massage via a circuitous route that meandered through coffeeshops and biochemistry labs, photojournalism and activism, a wedding photography career and a public art practice.

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I offer full body integrative massages and occasional Thai massage sessions out of three locations in West Philadelphia. I’m trauma-informed, queer & trans friendly and affirming of all bodies. I bring some techniques from swedish, thai, shiatsu, deep-tissue, assisted stretching & myofacial release into my sessions and can offer pre-natal massage as well as work with clients who are bed-ridden or in hospice. I also occasionally offer on-site chair massage services for businesses and community organizations. [ more info ]


Before your first session, please review answers to frequently asked questions including how to prepare for your session, what to expect during it, what to do afterwards, and more… [ more info ]


Before your first session, please familiarize yourself with my policies re: scheduling, cancellations, locations, gratuities, confidentiality, hygiene, sexual impropriety etc… [ more info ]


I offer a sliding scale between my ‘standard’ and ‘supporter’ rates and some discounted and pro-bono community sessions. [ more info ]

Covid-19 requirements

In this phase of the pandemic, I’m not too concerned about risks to my own health, but still taking extra precautions to protect my clients. [ more info ]


If you’d like to work together after having reviewed ratespolicies & FAQ, get in touch via email: jj@jjtiziou.net or text message to 267-251-5464. When reaching out, please let me know a few times when I might be able to catch you for a quick ~5 minute introductory call before a first session working together.


“incredible listener” … “outstanding massage therapist”… “the best massage … ever!”

Here’s a few reviews from recent clients… [ more info ]

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