A friend of mine recommended Mario for a massage, I'm a well travalled Brit who has had massages all over the world and I can honest hand on heart say that this massage was the best one I have ever had. I could feel the energy running through his fingers and into me, I felt completely relaxed at the end of it but at the same time buzzing with energy, to be honest I think I took Mario's energy. If you ever in New York and want a massage that you will remember as your best give Maria a call. Sweet handsome guy with a great attitude.
Mario was very quick to respond to my inquiries for a massage, and quickly set up an appointment for me. He is handsome and kind, and the environment he has created for the massage is clean, relaxing, and upscale. His massage was top notch. He has very smooth forearms and soft skin on his hands which made the massage even better. I will definitely go back to Mario again. It was one of the best full body massages I've had. :)
Reviewed by Scott from Manhattan, NY on Jun 25, 2009
Mario has that perfect balance of a certified masseur's touch and helping the client relax. His easy-going attitude, clean apartment, music and - most importantly- skill are top notch. If you want a deeper or more sports massage- just let him know- he is also willing to focus on specific areas if requested. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by a member from New York, NY on Apr 22, 2009
This is my third appointment with Mario and he just gets better and better. His place is beautiful, comfortable, and inviting all words that you could use to describe Mario as well. His massage is deep when necessary and soothing as needed. He is completely thorough. Make sure to treat yourself to 90 minutes as you won't want the massage to end.
Reviewed by nychelsea7 from New York, NY on Aug 12, 2008
Mario gives a superior massage and I have seen him now over seven times over the course of over four months and never been disappointed. I am an avid runner and likes a therapist who can dig deep with finesse into my tight legs. He is also great with his deep body work around the neck area. He uses a technique called "kneading" which is my absolute favorite. He is prompt in returning emails, text messages, and voice calls too. He is also very easy on the eyes and very nice overall. Mario has positive energy all around.
Reviewed by a member from New York on May 30, 2008
I've been getting massages from Mario regularly for about six months. It's always a great experience. Mario is strong, experienced, friendly, always easy to reach and flexible with his schedule. He's a total professional. And very handsome. Don't waste time with guys who don't know what they're doing and aren't who they say they are. There's only one answer: choose Mario. The best.
Reviewed by a member from New York, NYC on Apr 26, 2008
I am an "experienced" massage client and have seen Mario a few times. The reason why I keep coming back simply is that he is absolutely fantastic! He is very professional in all aspects, yet very personable as well. A lot of massage therapists are skilled in using great techniques, but very few have mastered the art of completely tuning in to their clients and customizing the massage the way Mario does. His technique is very solid, and he adds such personal caring attitude to the way he touches me that makes me feel very well taken care of and really special. Mario has the gift it takes to be far above average. His rates also seem very reasonable to me. I can recommend Mario wholeheartedly as one of the best!
Reviewed by a member from New York, NY on Apr 23, 2008
Mario was sweet, and knowledgeable in his craft with strong hands, which to me is very important. I trusted him immediately. His space was clean professional, and spacious. He was a pleasure, for the eyes, and the touch.
Reviewed by a member from New York on Apr 22, 2008
I found Mario thru the net and I was a bit unease because people online will lie. I asked him a few questions and he answered all my issues. Off course, we all know that when you make an appointment, you never know who is going to open the door if the person on the site It's real. Advertisements can be misleading. Manny was true to his website He is foremost legit. He knew his massage techniques very well. I was relaxed and I told him . I will definitely use you again. I was a great massage. His place was spotless smell free; you can say it was a sterile location. I will recommend this to anyone that needs quality care. Since he is worth every cent even if you are on a budget its worth cutting corners to take care of your health.
Reviewed by Matt from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Aug 24, 2007
I have seen Mario for massage numerous times now. I always leave feeling so completely relaxed and wonderful. It starts with his warm personality which immediately sets a great vibe when you walk in the door. He is so professional and thorough and consistent. I have never requested that he alter the pressure he was using because, whether by coincidence or his intuition, its always been just perfectly firm. I'm a big fan and have no need to see anyone else. I alaways look forward to when I get to have a massage.
Reviewed by Leon from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Aug 17, 2007
Mario came highly recommended through a friend of mine. Off course, we all know that when you make an appointment, you are never too sure what is going to walk through the door. Advertisements can be very misleading. Mario is very true to his advertiesement. He is first and foremost very legit. He knew his massage techniques very well. He listens and provide you with what you ask for. I was extremely relaxed in his energy and throughout the appointment. I will definitely use you again!! Thanks for a great massage!!
Reviewed by a member from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Aug 16, 2007
I first hired Mario some months ago, and he gave me such an incredible massage I have since hired him more than a dozen times! He is not only a talented and gifted masseur, but he is smart, gentle, kind and a pleasure to be with. I have had lots of masseurs in lots of cities, but I keep going back to Mario because he is the real deal, and I look forward to every appointment with great anticipation. I can guarantee you will not be disappointed...he is simply the best.
Reviewed by a member from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Aug 15, 2007
I had my first appointment with Mario back in the spring. Due to my schedule, I was unable to see him again until just a few weeks ago. It was certainly worth the wait, but hopefully I won't have to wait that long between visits. His apartment in Chelsea is clean and comfortable. He has a very calming demeanor that sets the mood for the entire session. There were many times on his table that I had to fight off sleep, because of how completely relaxed I felt in his experienced hands. Mario is very caring, sensitive, and attentive. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants a thorough, intense, professional, and legitimate massage. I will continue to see Mario whenever my hectic schedule allows you should too!
I just felt compelled to add a couple of comments to the excellent and completely accurate reviews already submitted for Mario. First of all, Mario has the wonderful ability to gauge exactly how much pressure is appropriate for each different muscles group: unlike other CMTs I've been to where too much or too little pressure is applied, Mario's touch is neither too soft nor too hard. Mario is incredibly focused and attentive during the session - - - you never get the impression he is bored or watching the clock. You can tell he is enjoying the session and has had years of experience. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxing and cozy. I have to try hard not to fall asleep (you wouldn't want to sleep through his technique). And Mario is charming, accessible, and (if it matters to you) incredibly attractive. Making an appointment with him is never a problem. He is always polite and professional. Most importantly, go for the 90 minute session!!! I booked a one hour session my first time with Mario. I found I did not want it to end after only 60 minutes. After having experienced about 15 different CMTs in my lifetime, I would have to say that I find Mario's technique to be the best.
Reviewed by Bill from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Jan 10, 2007
Mario is the best! I had been looking for a new masseur since my previous therapist retired, and Mario is the guy! This was my third visit, and I will keep coming back. Mario offers a thorough, legit massage that is attentive to your particular needs, focusing on muscle groups in need of extra deep work. He uses a great blend of deep and softer touch and leaves you completely relaxed and rejuvenated. Mario has also been very willing to accommodate scheduling preferences, when possible. In addition to being a very talented certified masseur, he is a great-looking and genuinely nice guy!
Reviewed by Matt from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Dec 4, 2006
I was so satisfied by my massage and overall massage experience with Mario, that I'm compelled to write a review. His space is comfortable and his personality very pleasing. He made me feel at ease the moment I walked in the door. The actual massage was literally the best I've ever had. His pressure was perfect, firm and consistent. He succeeded in relaxing me to the point where I wasn't concerned with how each massage stroke was being administered. I felt and still feel great. I'm going to sleep like a baby. I will most certainly be back to see Mario again and would gladly recommend him to anyone who asked.
Reviewed by Bill from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Nov 12, 2006
After a few days of visiting New York I needed a back rub. I got into the internet and search for a license, legit masseur. Mario's profile came up. I was very lucky to have decided to go with him. Over the phone, he was polite, nice and gave me directions to his place. This was easy to reach, very clean and neat. He was polite, sweet and proper. His massage was everything he had promised in his profile and more. His technique, the time he spends on each part of the body looking for all the nuts and tension, his strength made the massage session one of the best I ever had. I was so relax that I felt sleep for awhile. On top of the quality massage he offers, his personality is great and he is very good looking. If I go back to New York I would not hesitate to call him again. Hope you would do the same when you look for a great legit masseur in the big apple. Bill
Reviewed by Peter from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Nov 9, 2006
Mario is the sweetest guy and makes you feel very much at ease as soon as you enter his clean and comfortable studio. The massage was excellent and very relaxing. He works your entire body with focus on your needs and checks in regularly to make sure you feel comfortable.
Mario is such an incredible find! The website should feel honored to have him here. He was very friendly while making the appointment and even took me in early since I unexpectedly had no traffic. He was very hospitable and made me feel safe and relaxed even before I got on the table. Then I got to experience his touch, which varied from firm to soft, always just right. His hands felt like butter on my skin and I truly didn't want it to end. I felt like I was getting a therapeutic massage blended perfectly with sensual touch. Mario really knows how to make a guy feel great and pampered, and is such a pleasure to be with. I wish I didn't live so far from the city, but whenever I'm in town, I'll make an effort to see this great guy and masseur.
I am a massage therapist and have found it quite difficult to find another massage therapist to work on me. I was working on Sunday from my home all day, and had a cancellation, in which I decided to get a massage myself. Mario responded to my appointment request right away, showed up exactly on time, and gave me a fantastic massage. It was exactly what I needed and I wouldn't hesitate to call him again. He was extremely kind, great sense of humor and pleasant to be around. Thank you!
Reviewed by Ryan from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Jul 4, 2006
Mario is so professional... make my soul almost out of my body, so relaxed & comfortable, I felt much much better than what I got from my previous masseur! He handled the time perfectly in one hour to give massage to every part of my body like chest, back, butt, arm, leg, face & head. He is not only good looking(very handsome), I have a very nice conversation with him, he is warm & easy going. But once I got the massage from him, I don't want to risk my money to other adv since most of them are not what you see is what you get. His massage becomes another big reason for me to visit NYC more frequent. Next time, I come back to the city, I will call him definitely.
Reviewed by Bill from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Jun 29, 2006
It can be hit or miss with massages, but Mario is definitely a hit. He is a great guy and the massage is excellent. He has a great touch- not too hard and not too soft. I am very picky about massages, but I will definitely go back to him again.
Reviewed by a member from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Feb 4, 2006
After three years going to the same masseur (and over-paying), I recently found myself looking for a new masseur. I decided to take a chance on Mario and could not have been happier that I did so. I've had several appointments since then with him and he's far and away my favorite now He is absolutely fantastic -- a really soothing, skilled touch that combines being both tension and knot-relieving and also incredibly relaxing. He is a complete total professional -- prompt for outcalls, great table and a great personal energy. Just a very sweet guy and also physically beautiful, which enhances the experience even more. a ten plus. I am sure the best on this site.
Reviewed by Nicolas from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Jan 31, 2006
.........if you haven't scheduled yourself a massage with Mario yet! DO IT NOW! You deserve an hour with Mario! First and foremost, the massage was so incredibly relaxing that I found myself dozing off! That means a lot b/c I often find myself ticklish and/or self conscious. Mario was very intuitive to my bodies needs and used his skilled hands to break through any and all tension. I left Mario feeling more relaxed that ever!!!!! I was late to my appt but Mario was very understanding and accommodating. So much so, that the session went longer than the 1 hr session that we planned. His apt. was charming and clean, felt like home. His GENUINE personality easily created a level of comfort in his talented hands. He obviously prides himself on his professionalism...and it was abundant! He was courteous, respectful and very attentive!!! ;) And let's not forget that Mario is incredibly HANDSOME! Would I have liked him to have his shirt off? Look at his photos, of course I would! ;) Regardless, he is HOT! Reminiscent of a young Enrique Iglesias. See for yourself! Thank you for an amazing hour (plus). The pleasure was all mine...see you soon!!!
Mario is everything he says..he creates a warm and inviting environment..his touch is truly heavenly..he's easy to be with..the massage is among the best and most thorough i have had..It exceeded my expectations..he's just a delightful guy and really skilled..I look forward to going back
Reviewed by Kevin from New York, NYC - Manhattan on Jan 13, 2006
I booked with Mario the previous day, and he made some accommodations to allow for an early appointment (90 min session). I arrived on time and Mario was all set to go, he was very friendly and personable. He gave a nice massage- and since I've had some massage training as well- he was open to listening to some different techniques. He is a good therapist, and a nice guy- I will book with him again. By the way- he is also good looking in case it's a requirement. thanks- Mario