Tranquil Touch by Tim

Based in Palm Desert, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $120

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 5 other techniques

17 testimonials


I feel massage is more of a spiritual experience. It’s about seeing the very best in each individual. It’s being respectful of that man’s unique journey, and meeting him exactly where he is right now.

My massage studio was created to be a sanctuary, outside of time and space. It’s a safe place where healing occurs on many different levels. You’ll sense it when you walk in the door.

I've been a CERTIFIED MASSAGE... THERAPIST for over 27 years, proudly serving the LGBT community. I could give you a long list of massage modalities that I've studied through the years. But massage is so much more than technique.

I'd describe my work as meticulous and thorough. It’s a careful mix of respectful deep tissue and nurturing relaxation. I’ll fully address your specific needs. At the end of your session my goal is for you to feel whole and centered.

To ensure that each client receives my best and most focused energy, I only work with one person each day. That’s a decision that I made very thoughtfully.

I'M FULLY VACCINATED (COVID x8, MPX x2). Please be up to date with your vaccinations as well. I continue to follow thorough disinfection protocols in my comfortable Palm Desert studio.

I'd be honored to help you!


Based in Palm Desert, CA 92211

At Tim's studio

Tim's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Aromatherapy to Swedish

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish

Experience: 27 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Free Parking, Fully Handicapped Accessible, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music, Private Restroom


Oct. 1996 - March 1997

Massage and Hydrotherapy

Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, FL


Gathered by Tim from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Feb. 06, 2024 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

Interaction with Tim was great from the first email where he explained everything and was very clear about his massage. When I arrived, he greeted me and we sat for a bit while we discussed my massage and any issues I was concerned with. The massage itself was great. He was intuitive and made sure the pressure was what I wanted. He is a great masseur. It was very relaxing and I will definitely be back for more massages. I recommend him highly.

Nov. 09, 2023 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

I scheduled a 90 minute session with Tim, and it was the best 90 minute massage I have ever experienced!

He spent a lengthy time with me before the session began asking questions about what I liked, what I didn’t like, how much pressure to use, health concerns, etc … . First I thought it was quite excessive but once he began the massage I totally understood why this information was essential!

The room was cozy; the table was warm and cozy; the music and scents were cozy and all this “coziness” at times lulled me into a cozy sleep.

Tim is extremely knowledgeable about the body and knows where and how to massage it. He does not watch the clock as my session ran over by several minutes. It was worth the 10 minute drive from Palm Springs to Palm Desert, and I will most definitely be making this a regular occurrence!

April 07, 2023 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

Massage therapy should provide a connection between the body, mind and spirit. Timothy is an expert in this concept. His focus is on you the entire time. I felt my soul connect with his while he executed a personalized physical, mental and sensory massage that was tailored to my needs. The room was more than a massage studio. It felt like a sacred space for healing. The atmosphere was a perfect blend of sight and sound that commands the senses to unlock and receive a plethora of positive energy. I highly recommend this experience with Timothy. I’m really looking forward to my next visit.

Jan. 14, 2023 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

An incredible massage experience
I write this review to communicate what a fantastic massage experience I had with Tim. Leading up to the massage, Tim communicated in a timely manner his availability and sent specific directions to his home.
Tim greeted me at the gate and led me in to an immaculate and comfortable massage studio. He sat down with me to discuss my massage needs to personally tailor the massage. The room and massage table were heated which helped me relax. Tim’s execution and pressure for the massage were spot on. He was very methodical in his approach adjusting his skills as needed. I requested moderate pressure which he delivered consistently throughout the massage. Tim incorporates spiritual elements such as a drum and singing bowl, and is very quiet during the message which helped me relax and meditate. Several times I drifted off to sleep!
After the massage, Tim provided a warm scented towel to wipe off any excess massage cream. I elected to keep the cream on my body as it was greaseless and provided great moisturizing properties.
Tim is a genuine and caring man, and I felt comfortable and connected as soon as we met. You bet I will have Tim massage me again as this truly was an incredible massage experience! Do not hesitate to make an appointment with him!

Dec. 29, 2022 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

What a wonderful experience. From the first moment of contact though leaving the studio, Tim makes sure to make you at ease at all times. Tim was quick to respond and took the time to answer any questions I had prior to booking. His studio was well appointed and the conversation prior helped to make a connection before the massage. His use of the drum and sound bath at the start of the massage helped to get into a deeper state and before I knew it I was beyond relaxed. Tim’s technique was impeccable and he was able to revive my back into a good as new state. I highly recommend booking time to be rejuvenated with Tim!

June 29, 2022 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

“I visited Tim for a 90-minute deep tissue massage which commenced with a wellness check, and what I needed. This care to detail was refreshing and connecting. Tim’s demeanor is warm and approachable, kind and calm. His space is serene and spiritual, clean and comfortable. He is intuitive and present, creating a space that is completely relaxing, reenergizing and decompressing all at once. Worth every second, I highly recommend his amazing work. You will float out of his massage studio on cloud nine!”

Feb. 03, 2022 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

I recently had a massage from Tim Henriques. It was a very nice experience. Tim took time before the massage began to ask me what I expected and wanted from the massage, and he followed through on my preferences during the massage. I never felt rushed; in fact, Tim spent time with me after the massage to get my feedback about the experience. The massage room was very private and well appointed. Everything was very clean. Tim made sure I was comfortable at all times, and I felt nurtured and cared for. He provided warm towels after the massage to wipe the massage lotion my body, and a bottle of water to help me hydrate. I give Tim ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ five stars, and I definitely will return.

Jan. 05, 2022 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

I recently contacted Tim by text for a massage (first time client). Tim responded in a timely manner and outlined available times. Tim provided an information sheet in advance introducing himself and his massage service which was very helpful. Directions to his studio were easy to follow.

The massage studio was immaculate and very comfortable. We sat down and discussed the massage and the areas of focus that I had. Always good to develop a rapport with your provider. Tim delivered a great massage paying special attention to my focused areas with a good medium pressure approach.

Following the massage warm scented towels were used to remove any excess massage cream. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I look forward to my next massage with Tim.

June 07, 2021 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

I am a man in his mid-60s who waaaaay overdid it with the "spring cleaning" stuff, so I was sore from head to toe (literally). I booked a massage with Tim, and I am glad that I did. I don't like deep muscle work (especially now, which might have aggravated already-sore muscles), and Tim listened to my wishes and followed through expertly. He hit all my chronically sore places (neck, lower back) in addition to all of the new troublespots.

I appreciated Tim's approach. We sat in his beautiful studio and chatted about my needs, and came up with a game plan. I read about his use of a drum and singing bowl, and loved that he used them. I actually did feel the vibrations throughout my body as he played them; it was quite relaxing. I also appreciate that Tim isn't a "talker" during the session, which allowed me to drift off into my own little world. I actually fell asleep (a first) and awoke to my own snoring! I also was pleased that he isn't a "clock watcher," so the session didn't feel at all rushed.

Would I heartily recommend Tim? Yes! Will I be a repeat client? Yes!

June 04, 2021 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

In Tim's profile he talks about listening to his clients and "meeting him where he is". Tim did exactly that in my massage session today. We exchanged texts prior to the session to make sure we were COVID safe and set the expectations of the session. Then on the day of the session we discussed my needs for the session, any problem areas, things that I was and was not comfortable with during a massage, and anything else Tim needed to know to provide me with the best massage possible, like being ticklish. Tim followed through on our discussion completely. He targeted the problem areas thoroughly and provided an excellent relaxing massage everywhere else. Tim set the mood for the massage nicely and it really helped clear my mind of everything else so that you, like Tim, could focus on the massage. I remember saying to myself, "I didn't know that was there", several times when Tim would find a muscle knot that I didn't know I had. I look forward to having my next massage from Tim. It will be soon.

Jan. 11, 2021 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

Tim has such a welcoming spirit. The massage was great and very healing. Apart from a great massage, it was very clean and covid safe! I love all of the precautions he has put into place for this massage. Tim has such a unique form of healing the mind and body. Will be going back for sure!

Oct. 15, 2020 in Palm Desert, CA (in-studio)

Thank you for a beautiful massage, I felt truly renewed. From the beginning, Tim made his massage for me tailored made. He asked what my needs were, what I expected and what would make the prefect experience. The massage room was very comfortable, with a heated massage table. He started with a spiritual drum roll! His touch was very intuitive, both gentle and firm.
He was generous with his time, not clock watching. Everything from my view point was ideal and I hope to return for some more magic soon. Thanks Tim so much, your years of experience showed to me your love of healing massage.

Nov. 23, 2019 in Winter Park, FL (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of a 90 minute session with Tim during a recent visit to Orlando. Tim greeted me at his comfortable and clean studio with a kind and warm welcome. I appreciated that Tim took the time to talk with me before the massage to understand my goals for the session, as well as learn about problem areas that might need attention. The session itself was incredible. Tim knew exactly what pressure to apply and when, and his variety of interventions made for an amazingly therapeutic and relaxing massage. I have worked with many massage therapists, and Tim ranks up there as one of the absolute best. I would highly recommend a session with Tim.

July 10, 2019 in Winter Park, FL (in-studio)

I had my first massage from Tim yesterday and it was terrific. After a stressful morning, he put me completely at ease. We chatted briefly about pressure and trouble spots and then I lay down on his very comfortable table. Tim had listened to all I had to say and provided a super massage. I was looking for soothing and relaxing yesterday, but he clearly has the strength and knowledge to go as deep as you want him to. I hope to see him again soon.

Feb. 15, 2017 in Orlando, FL (in-studio)

I found Tim on the website and was happy he had an opening to see me. His studio was easy to find and very comfortable. He offers a couple different bodywork options and my massage was fabulous! I think you need to give Tim a try

Dec. 09, 2016 in Orlando, FL (in-studio)

Tim was easy to contact, and I made a same day appointment. We talked before the massage where my problem areas were. Tim has a very intuitive touch, and he used a wide range of pressures. It was the most incredible massage I have experienced and felt relaxed and at peace at the end. I look forward to many more massages from him.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.