Intuitive Bodywork by Mike

Based in Palm Springs, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $100

10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. every day

Sports, Swedish, Aromatherapy & 3 other techniques

7 testimonials

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I'm sure all would agree that In today's hyper-connected stressful world, we can all benefit from taking time to unplug, unwind, and just f'n relax. My bodywork offers that opportunity. In my well appointed studio in Palm Springs I create a space that is safe & welcoming, especially for the LGBT community.

The physical stresses of my time in military, and as a competitive swimmer, inform my bodywork. I know what it feels like to be sore, and... I know which techniques work best for specific areas.

I offer a blend of Swedish and Sport modalities, using a foundation of Lomi Lomi and elements of Thai. To say I am deeply focused and intuitive may sound hyperbolic, but I believe that beyond the basic lessons of anatomy, safety, style and core movements we are taught in formal training, nothing compares with deep intuition.

All linens, surfaces and accoutrements sanitized. Fully vax'd, boostered 8/23.


Based near: Gene Autry Trail & 111 Palm Springs, CA 92264 Mobile services within 25 miles

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 Aromatherapy to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 20% off on Sundays
  • Discounts available for military veterans, active military
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Conscious Breathwork, Lomi Lomi, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 8 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Candles, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music, Private Restroom, Shower, Tea

Mobile extras: Candles, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Affiliations: National Association of Massage Therapists


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

June 09, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Went for my first massage with Mike and have to say hands down (no pun intended) it was one of the best massages I have ever received. Mike is very professional and polite and the booking process was very easy. His massage studio was wonderful. Great table and space. Easy to find and easy parking. His touch is awesome. He is very intuitive in working problem areas. He started with asking standard questions about injuries, problem areas, level of firmness in regard to touch, etc. He was great at checking in about how the massage was going and giving words of encouragement in regard to working through problem areas (I have knots in my back). He is a kind caring man and very dedicated to providing a wonderful massage experience. I will certainly be going back for more massages. Treat yourself to getting a massage from Mike!!

May 09, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

This was my fifth massage appointment with him and, like the others, it was outstanding. From his first communication, Mike was polite, professional, and prompt. His studio in Palm Springs is easily found, quiet, professionally furnished, and sedate. From the moment I walked into his space I felt relaxed and he took pains to put me at ease. After a short chat about my needs and expectations, I was on the table and Mike got to work. His touch is strong and firm, but moderated. He checked in once or twice, but otherwise was focused on the music. While his work on my neck and shoulders, as well as my Sciatica, was great, his treatment of my feet was especially notable. Many masseuse do a quick once-over, but after he was done with them they felt amazing. Definitely will be seeing him again!

Feb. 01, 2020 in Cathedral City, CA (mobile)

I am so happy Mike is in Palm Springs now. He has "the touch." My partner and I set up two back to back 90 minute appointments in call to us, something we had not done before and were a little trepidacious about having a stranger in our home. Mike texted just prior to his arrival, was spot-on time and absolutely prepared. He comported himself discreetly and, as a guest in our home, was hugely respectful, solicitous and gracious. He set up quickly and competently. I was concerned he would get tired after an hour or so, but instead seemed to pick up steam! This is one very strong man, but he intuitively knows how to moderate pressure. His bodywork included long, smooth strokes on my back, and more penetrating and focused kneading on my spine, the base of my neck, and my shoulders. There is a stretch he does with arms that is out of this world. Definitely to be repeated!

Dec. 13, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA (in-studio)

The whole experience, from my initial contact with Mike, through to the end of the massage itself, was totally amazing. This guy is professional and extremely skilled. By virtue of his quick response to my inquiry I was able to set up a same-day appointment. The location was surprisingly central, easy building access, great atmosphere and ambiance inside his private studio including a professional, heated and very comfortable massage table, heated oils, and moist heated towels.
He asked questions as to my reason for seeking massage, questions about firmness, any injuries - all that stuff. I felt like I was in the hands of someone who not only knew his stuff, but was genuinely interested in me as a client.
The massage itself was an awesome experience to say the least, and I'd like to turn this into as much of a habit as my budget can afford.

Aug. 30, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA (in-studio)

He could not be more accommodating and gracious. Tehnically he knows what he is doing and is clearly very experienced as a professional massage therapist. He has a very soothing and awesome touch that immediately puts you at ease while at the same time working your problem areas to maximum effect with the appropriate pressure. He is also incredibely friendly and sweet -- you will be very happy to have chosen him for a session. I'll be back.

June 05, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA (in-studio)

Mike was prompt, polite and professional in returning my inquiry. He greeted me immediately at the door with a warm smile and firm handshake. His place is private and quiet, clean and inviting. His sound system is amazing! We sat for a couple of moments to share some cool water while he went over any injuries or limitations, concerns or questions I might have. This really put me at ease. The massage was great with just the right amount of pressure. While he checks in during the session, he doesn't talk your ear off, instead lettes me float off into the music. I have seen Mike a number of times and each time I wonder why I waited so long.

April 13, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

"I was lucky enough to meet and book Mike for a massage at my home last year during one of his travel visits to my hometown. Since then, I have been lucky enough to snag my second and third appointments on his subsequent visits. Mike is always on-time and greets you with a very warm smile. He has a wonderful energy that is perfect for a massage, and demonstrates a depth of professional knowledge. The needs of my massages were different each time, and Mike listened carefully, offered suggestions, and adjusted each massage to be exactly what I needed. One massage and a follow up session dealt with a strain I had in a lower back muscle. He worked wonders in helping me heal the strain. Mike has incredible intuition and is able to read your body in a tactile way, applying the right amounts of pressure to help eliminate painful areas in a way that maximizes the benefit while minimizing the actual pain. The other massage I had from Mike was just for relaxation, and it was one of the best massages I have ever had. It is clearly evident that Mike really enjoys the healing he brings, and I would highly recommend him."

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