Intuitive Bodywork by Mike

Based in West Hollywood, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $95

10 a.m. - midnight every day

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 1 other technique

22 testimonials



Trained and certified! It has been my pleasure to service the Los Angeles / West Hollywood gay and LGBT community for over 25 years! Strong, focused bodywork done on a professional table. I do a combination of the many techniques I've studied over the years including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, and Oscillation. Having worked with a chiropractor, I've learned some stretching techniques as well. Highly detailed and Intuitive.....When I'm finished, you'll... be floating off my table!

All body types welcome. I am friendly, personable, easy to talk to. Treat me with respect, consideration and I will do the same.

I provide a warm, safe, comfortable environment with music and candles. Many repeats!

I look forward to meeting and working on you. Thanks for your time!!



Based near: Santa Monica Blvd & N Fairfax Ave West Hollywood, CA 90046

At Mike's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Mike's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Deep Tissue to Sports

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Venmo accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • 10% off on Saturdays
  • Discounts available for bodybuilders, senior citizens, students, law enforcement, massage therapists, military veterans, active military
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Sports


Jan. - June 1999


School of Healing Arts, Santa Monica, CA


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

July 03, 2024 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

"There are a few gems in the hay stack of dreadful and disappointing. There are men who know their healing powers and who truly enjoy making another man happy and stress free."

Mike is such a man! He is extremely talented at what he does. I have been booking massages with Mike for years, and he just keeps getting better and better. Occasionally, I will try others. (Mike even recommends it, good to see what else is around. Get a different point of view).

But I always return to Mike.

April 01, 2024 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at Mike’s apartment. All I knew was what other people had written about him. Well, an hour and a half later (plus a few extra minutes) I left feeling totally relaxed and invigorated. Mike is a real expert at massage and he works hard for the money. By far, the absolute best massage I’ve ever received.

March 15, 2024 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Not what I was expecting! I’ve had a few decent massages in health spas, but this was my first time going to a private studio. I’ve never had a massage experience like Mike’s. I am a runner and recently have been experiencing lower back pain. Lots of attention to detail. He worked on areas of my feet and head which no other practitioner had ever worked before. After finishing the deep pressure, he finished with a few lower back stretches. I was vibrating when I left. Almost like a religious experience!

Oct. 02, 2023 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

I have been going to Mike for almost 20 years. His massage has evolved over time and just keeps getting better! He's a sweet handsome man. An all-around wonderful practitioner. Thanks for all the wonderful sessions, Mike. I can't wait for the next one!

July 13, 2023 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Wow! I am fairly new to this site but not to getting massages. Mike's massage was by far the best I've ever experienced! I truly felt rejuvenated after my session with him, like he brought me back to life. The stretching and pressure were perfection. Personality-wise, he's warm and funny. A good communicator, really great vibe! He was also easy to contact. He responded immediately to my text and was available to schedule. Thanks Mike. I'll be back. You're a gem!!

April 14, 2023 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Mike is masterful! Amazing hands, astonishing technique. awesome personality, and an all-around astounding massage!! I have been to many therapists in dozens of cities. I'd place Mike in the top tier, the top 1%. I've had a pinched nerve under my left shoulder blade on and off for years. it was bugging me when I arrived at Mike's studio. He quickly found the spot, gave it some special attention, and I haven't felt it for days since our session. He later gave me some stretching exercises which have been quite helpfu. Thanks, Mike! \ His decades of experience shows. He's also a sweetheart! Highest recommendation!!!

Jan. 08, 2023 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Mike has a gift of connecting to his clients. I felt safe, nurtured and cared for, and it was easy to be myself with him. He has a great sense of humor but also values quiet when appropriate. He is a true healer, and at the end of the session I left feeling relaxed and in a much better frame of mind than when I arrived.

Read the reviews his other clients posted as they are all accurate and descriptive. You won’t find a better massage on this site!

Sept. 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Where do I begin? I called Mike because I was so stressed from work I needed to relax! I arrived at 7pm, got on his table, and was immediately transported to a happy place. Mike was constantly checking to make sure his pressure was perfect and his room temperature was good. He is very handsome and pleasant, with just the right amount of talking. I had 90 minutes of pure bliss and Mike is the only person who made me see stars. I will be back for sure because this man has skills! He’s got good vibes, a good heart, and gives an outstanding massage!

July 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Hands down the best massage I've had in years! Mike immediately found the trouble areas and went to work. He's thorough, provides a peaceful, tranquil environment, and a really nice guy. I slept incredibly well last night. Also far more handsome in person, (not that it matters).

March 30, 2022 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Mike is a true expert of his craft. His approach to bodywork is intuitive, intensive and thorough. I almost felt as if he were reading my mind. He would target the exact spot that needed attention with the exact right amount of pressure or nuance...without me saying a word. I've done many types of relaxation work over the years but I left Mike's the most relaxed I've been in a long time. He doesn't stop until the job is done. And the music selection was perfect, too. Highly recommended.

Jan. 18, 2022 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

The massage session I just had with Michael was sensational! His reviews are accurate. I booked 90 minutes, stayed for 2 hours. I could have stayed on his table all day! He has a style all his own, moves and technique I hadn't previously experienced. Amazingly instinctive. His pressure was perfect. Nicely set up room, Great mix of classical music. At times his moves felt choreographed. Possibly the most thorough massage I've ever had. Definitely going back!.. A+++

Nov. 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

I just relocated to the LA area from Texas. I booked Mike for a one-hour late night appointment after being sore from moving furniture. 10 minutes into the massage, I extended to the 90 min session. Mike had completely taken command of my body. He hit areas I hadn't realized were sore. He also provides a warm, comforting environment. Great choice of music. Possibly the best massage I've ever experienced! Definitely going back. I may book a 2hr session next time! 5 *****

Aug. 07, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

5 *****

Due to Covid, it's been a long while since my last massage. I texted Mike. He responded immediately, and was able to schedule me last minute which I really appreciated. He greeted me warmly when I got to his place. Strong presence. Calm and friendly. I've gained a bit of weight over the past year, and I am kind of self-conscious about it. Once on his table, I immediately felt at ease. Zen-like. His touch is amazing! He intuitively knew which areas to focus on, and worked intensively in certain areas, (like forearms, calves, glutes) other masseurs I'd previously been to had barely nudged. I had originally booked 1 Hour but extended to the 90 minutes. I could go on, but, I'll just say this was HANDS DOWN THE BEST MASSAGE I'VE EVER HAD!!

March 12, 2021 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Michael has been my choice of masseurs for quite a while. Always fresh and never boring, Michael has the intuition for the male body that make his massages outstanding. I feel special when I enter Michael’s massage studio. It is a clean, warm, quiet and comfortable space that with a choice of music puts me in a hypnotic state. His fingers always seem to find the location of stress in my muscles and pays special attention to those areas. I always feel fantastic and relaxed after leaving and that feeling lingers. Great masseur!


Oct. 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

On a scale of 1 to 10, Mike gets an 11! I've seen Mike a handful of times now, and his massage just keeps getting better. Each session has been meticulous with his very strong hands and a sincere desire to get every possible knot out. I always leave feeling incredibly relaxed.

He never cuts corners or gives less than 100%. Booking with him is easy. Really nice guy, great value, absolutely give him a shot!

Aug. 11, 2020 in West Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

This Guy is the real deal! He is very experienced, advanced, old school, & does his job extremely well. He is knowledgeable, a good communicator, and knows how to relax you. He is strong, sure & smart, and fun to talk to. I booked a 90min session with Mike and was impressed by how he took his time. The massage was slow, steady, strong in some places, soft in others. Very instinctive. He will give you your monies worth, and then some. You will not be disappointed! I enjoyed my time with him. Can’t wait to go back.

Jan. 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

This massage was so incredible that at one point I was tingling head to toe. I am a massage therapist and I’ve been getting massages for 15 years. This massage, I can say with total confidence, was top of the line. Writing this review the next day, I can tell you the positive effects last. Slept so well last night and full of energy today! Thank you, Mike!

Oct. 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

I am a massage therapist myself but work professionally as a physical therapist and I used to be a dancer. I live in Philadelphia and also travel often. I've had a few massages while visiting LA, many of them with Mike. After my 3rd experience with him, I have to say he not only gives the best massage of anybody on this site, but he gives the best massage period! He's been doing massage for close to 25 years and it shows! He is truly gifted and I always look forward to my sessions with him! Now, when he starts my massage, it's like short-hand as he immediately goes to the areas where I most need lower back, my neck and shoulders. He does both strong and soft pressure depending on the area he's working, and combines with stretching throughout. Mike is a very instinctive and intuitive masseur. Having been a dancer, I especially appreciate the lower back and glute stretches. He has a lot of what he calls his "signature moves", which combines strokes and stretches in a way I've never gotten on anybody else's table. He also spends extra time on my feet upon request, (although I no longer have to request it). My feet are always sore and in great need of healing attention.

Mike works in a very comfortable environment, plays very relaxing music and has a warm, welcoming and friendly presence. He has a cheerful disposition, and he can be quite funny as well. It's hard to find a really gifted masseur...and Mike is a real find!!


July 20, 2019 in Hollywood, CA (in-studio)

Highest Rating for Mike!

Am in LA doing a show and pulled my back out last week. Yesterday I could tell my back was on the verge of going out again. I went to Mike and had the most amazing massage. He knew exactly what to do to help me and the whole massage was amazing. Great guy too!

April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

I’ve been getting massages for years. Last night I finally decided to give Mike a try. It was one of the best I’ve ever had, if not the best! Truly Phenomenal! It’s now the next day and I can still feel the effects. He has a technique and structure like I’ve never encountered. As soon as he touched me, it was obvious he’s had years of training and experience. Yet this was somehow beyond. He also pays a lot of attention to detail, and extremities, like my head, my hands and my feet. He really takes his time. I booked the 90-minute session and strongly recommend you do the same. Make sure you ask him to do that thing at the end where he lifts you off the table. It does feel like you’re floating in space. On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give him a 14!!


Nov. 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

This guy totally floored me. His massage was amazing. Strong, deep, intuitive. His hands were able to find the areas of stress and work their magic. The massage felt like it was choreographed to his music. I've never experienced anything like it. 5 Stars! Definitely going back!!

July 08, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Mike isn’t just a masseur, he’s a massage artist! I’d seen his ad for a while, but he didn’t seem particularly friendly so I’d always been hesitant to contact him. I noticed he was running a special so I finally made an appointment. In person, he was very warm and friendly. He immediately made me feel comfortable and I couldn’t remember why I had felt so intimidated. Then he started the massage. Whoa! (I had booked the 90min which I highly recommend!). His style and technique is very unique. Kind of hard to describe. Like other professional masseurs, it showed he had training, but unlike any other massage I’ve had, his seemed choreographed to his music. I’ve never experienced anything like it. I felt like I was being played like a piano, but in a good way! When it was over, I asked him about it. He claimed it wasn’t really deliberate but it had been mentioned to him by other clients. He said his mind takes off when he’s massaging and it’s all just intuitive. By the end, I felt like I was floating off his table. It was worth far more than the rate he charged me. I’m definitely going back!


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