Sports Massage by Michael

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Based in Palm Springs, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Sports & Thai

11 testimonials


Body Positive Massage Therapy for folx of all body types. Large or small, 21 -99 yrs old, everyone is welcome without shame or guilt.

My massage practice is two-fold. First for those deep tissue enthusiasts who keep asking for more pressure but never getting it (see photos) and/or those that have chronic pain associated with Sciatic Pain, Frozen Shoulder, Plantar issues, Golfers/Tennis Elbow, nerve pain and the like. Secondly for folx who need deep relaxation from the mental..., emotional, and physical stressors of life that happen due to past trauma or your current situation, and need a caring, loving, trusting therapist to hold space for you.

My specialization in Sports and Advanced Thai Massage (Certified in Chiang Mai, Thailand) come from my joy in playing football and wrestling in my youth, an appreciation and reverence of eastern modalities, and my fascination of Anatomy & Kinesiology.

I'm grateful to be able to provide such a wonderful, connecting experience for all gay, bi, trans, and nonbinary folx. Massage is something I think we're recognizing we all need more of.

I'm also up-to-date with all COVID and MPX vaccinations for your safety and comfort.

Looking forward to seeing you :) Michael Q


Based near: E Tahquitz Canyon Way & S Calle El Segundo Palm Springs, CA 92262 Mobile services within 25 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. ---
Tu: 3 - 8 p.m. ---
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Th: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. ---
F: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ---
Sa: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ---
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At Michael's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Michael's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending Deep Tissue, Sports & Thai

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Sports, Thai

Experience: 8 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Free Parking, Fully Handicapped Accessible, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Secured Entrance/Doorman

Mobile extras: Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Physical therapy

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


April 2015 - Aug. 2016

Western Massage Therapy

American Institute of Alternative Medicine, Columbus, OH

Aug. - Sept. 2021

Table Thai Massage

Somatherapy Institute School of Massage, Rancho Mirage, CA


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

Jan. 23, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Michael is an excellent Masseur. I really enjoyed the unique combination of sports and relaxation massage technique in a friendly, safe and professional environment.
I highly recommend Michael - Jason

Oct. 19, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had an absolutely wonderful massage from Michael, he is very strong and very on point when it comes to finding those spots that need a little extra attention. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good massage. - Duane

July 28, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Q for the first time for a massage. I was very impressed that he wanted to just sit and talk and ask questions about my massage needs before moving forward. His questions show his complete understanding of the human body.
I've been getting massages for well over a decade but since this quarantine and because of a lack of much exercise and movement I felt that I needed the relaxation and the stretching of a good massage Michael certainly provided that and even though I've had different massage therapists over the years he was certainly the best and I will see him again as soon as possible
Thanks again Michael.

June 23, 2020 in Sacramento, CA (in-studio)

I had very nice relaxing massage with medium pressure facilitated by Michael Q’ at his Studio.
He is very knowledgeable in his field and forwards said knowledge onto you the client.
I also appreciated the educational input he provided for me moving forward!
I will be seeing him again. Sean

Dec. 10, 2019 in Sacramento, CA (in-studio)

My first massage appiontment with Michael was an introductory special. If you're debating it, it. His knowledge of anatomy combined with a seemingly other-worldly intuition is an absolute "must" if you suffer from chronic pain and muscle tightness. Michael is my new massage therapist, and the gains I've made in mobility and pain relief after one session are incredible! I whole-heartedly recommend Michael to anyone and everyone, his giant heart open to all shapes and sizes, walks, and creeds...truly an inspired healer. - Joe

July 26, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (mobile)

Today I had my first massage with Michael. I have had massages from dozens of guys over the years and Michael is, without question, the best massage therapist I have experienced. I booked a two hour session with him, and the time just flew by. Michael is incredibly strong, but he checked in with me about pressure regularly to ensure I was conformable. His technique was flawless, and at the end of today's session I felt on top of the world. I felt both incredibly relaxed and nurtured, as well as energized. All thanks to Michael's skill!

As a larger guy, I have found that some therapists seem to barely tolerate working on heavier clients. Michael was welcoming and supportive. Never once did I feel judged in any negative way. His attitude allowed me to relax completely and truly enjoy my incredible massage.

I recommend Michael without hesitation. He doesn't live very close to me, but I am planning on driving to his studio in Sacramento for my next massage. He is that great a masseur!


Sept. 26, 2018 in Sacramento, CA (mobile)

I was lucky enough to be his first California client! 2 hours of heaven! I’ve had a lot of massages in the past but nothing like this. First off, felt like I’ve known him forever. Very nice person, very professional and knowledgeable! His massage techniques are amazing! So excited to have a new regular massage therapist in my life and so glad he relocated to California!

Feb. 09, 2018 in Columbus, OH (in-studio)

“Last week I had a wonderful massage by Q. This was my first massage by him and I felt the massage itself was excellent. Right amount of pressure, hit all the tight spots and really left feeling completely relaxed. I was also very impressed with the studio which was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Q is a true professional in every aspect. I highly recommend his services.” Greg S.-

July 14, 2017 in Columbus, OH (mobile)

Q has a very good massage technique. He left me very relaxed and with a feeling of well being. I highly recommend getting a massage from him.

April 17, 2017 in Columbus, OH (in-studio)

This was my first massage with this therapist. He was very welcoming and offered a comfortable environment. He made me feel at ease and completely relaxed.

March 30, 2017 in Erie, PA (mobile)

I scheduled an appointment at an event in Erie PA. I was nervous about getting a massage from someone I hadn't been to before. I was immediately made to feel very comfortable and relaxed. An assessment was made at the beginning of the massage to determine what needs I had and what level of pressure I prefer. At every point during the massage the procedure was explained to me, what I should expect and what I should do. The massage was very professional. I cannot say enough good things about my experience. I felt wonderful afterward. Thank you Q's Mobile Massage for a wonderful experience.

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