Massage by Stephen

Based in Palm Springs, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 3 other techniques

4 testimonials


: 20 years and thousands of hours of bodywork training and experience,  California State Certified Massage Therapist, CMT

 Basic Massage Training ~ Calistoga School of Massage

 Advanced Massage Training ~ Sebastopol School of Massage

Continuing Education ~  

Myoskeletal Alignment for Neck, Low Back and Legs 
Erik Dalton Freedom from Pain Institute

 Orthopedic Massage for Complicated Shoulder Conditions
James Waslaski Instructor

San Francisco School of Massage ~ Advanced Classes

  Deep Massage - Myofascial, Level 1 and Level 2 ~ Art Riggs Instructor
  Deep Massage Common Injuries ~ Art Riggs... Instructor
 Dynamic Stretching and Mobilization of the Body
  Subtle Modalities - Cranial-Sacral Work
  Ortho-Bionomy - Spine and Pelvis
  Working with the Cervical Spine
  Shiatsu for Table Work
  Trigger Point Massage 

 Bachelor of Science in Design ~ University of Cincinnati


Based in Palm Springs, CA 92262


M: ---

Tu: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Su: ---

Massage Pricing
In-studio 60 min. $100
  90 min. $140

  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Visa accepted
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Esalen, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 28 years

In-studio amenities: Massage Table, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Music

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


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

Sept. 15, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

There are only two reasons that I write a review or recommendation for any business or service entity. Either the service is extremely bad or the service is above and beyond my expectations going in.
I have to start by saying that Desert Renewal falls into the latter category.
After having thirteen spinal cord surgeries over a 10 year period, I have been more than challenged with extreme edema of my calves, ankles and feet.
When I found Desert Renewal, my expectations were as they have always been in the past with massage therapy that I would get a good massage and that would be the end of it.
First and foremost, unlike any other massage therapist that I have worked with in the past 20 years you took the time to actually discuss with me the issues that I have and what areas I would like addressed as well as what I expected from the massage therapy session. Upon arriving for my first session a short discussion occurred to confirm the problem areas we had discussed that I have and then my 90 minute session began.
The atmosphere and surroundings are inviting, quiet and calming.
Your technique of therapeutic massage is beyond any that I have experienced and in my opinion the best that I have ever received.
Now this is the part that is truly amazing to me as well as my doctor, and has kept me coming back for your services ever since. Within a matter of hours after my massage, both of my legs, feet and ankles actually resembled the extremities of my healthy normal self from before all of my extensive surgeries. I had no signs of edema and was able to wear a normal pair of shoes without discomfort. These results actually remained for a full three weeks. After coming to Desert Renewal for regular massage appointments I am extremely happy to say that I have not suffered the debilitating swelling recurrence, my physician is as amazed and as happy as I am.
I am a loyal client and will remain so, as I no longer have the uncomfortable swelling of my legs, ankles and feet and the only change in my activities to account for the change has been receiving your massage therapy.
I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism and dedication to your craft; it has changed my life for the better.

Sept. 13, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Stephen is a wonderful massage therapist. He is friendly and professional and his massage space is

clean, welcoming and relaxing. I have a bad IT band, and often show up for my massage limping.

Stephen is able to work the muscles and ligaments of my leg so when it is done, I feel as good as

new. Do yourself a favor and book a massage by Stephen, you won't be sorry.

Aug. 14, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I love massage and the best out here is Stephen.
I have become a regular because of his expertise. 20 years dedication with all his study and certifications surely makes a difference.
I can use words like trusting, healing, and a real connection with the client. Totally professional and special.

May 21, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

This was the third time I went to Stephen. I find that often I get a good massage the first time I go to a masseur, but the experience diminishes on return visits. Not so here. Stephen listened to what my particular issues are and then addressed them effectively. On subsequent visits, he not only remembered my problems, but had additional techniques to help me out. I will definitely be a regular client. The pressure was deep but not too deep and Stephen always asked if the temperature was right, the pressure ok, etc. I felt totally relaxed and comfortable knowing I was in good hands.

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