Transformative Touch by Alex

Based in Minneapolis, MN

In-studio services

Starting at $175

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 5 other techniques

18 testimonials


My name is Alex. I specialize in therapeutic and relaxation massage with medium pressure. I do have many regular clients who require both light and deep pressure, however. Through years of studying and practicing various techniques, I utilize a combination of intuitive touch and understanding of anatomy to deliver a soothing, calming, and rejuvenating massage experience.

You can expect long, smooth, strokes while meeting your specific pressure needs. The aim of the massage is establish a clear idea of what... you're looking for and deliver accordingly.

My philosophy is to provide a safe environment where we work together to give you the massage you need. Utilizing my background as a personal trainer and alternative bodyworker, you can rest assured you’re getting the best massage in Minneapolis. I welcome all LGBTQ+ and look forward to being your massage therapist.

I also provide a method called Be Activated. Be Activated is used globally by elite sports teams, celebrities, the fitness industry and health practitioners alike. As well as treating injuries and enhancing sporting performance, it’s a powerful tool for stress management, and can quickly break common patterns of movement dysfunction and chronic pain.

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Based near: 34 13th Ave & Broadway Minneapolis, MN 55413


M: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
6 - 8 p.m.

Tu: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6 - 8 p.m.

W: 1 - 2:30 p.m.
6 - 8 p.m.

Th: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6 - 8 p.m.

F: 1:30 - 9 p.m.

Sa: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
3 - 9 p.m.

Su: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

At Alex's studio

Alex's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Conscious Breathwork to Trigger Point

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Bitcoin, Cash, Check, Ether accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Sports, Swedish, Tandem Massage, Trigger Point

Experience: 7 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Fully Handicapped Accessible, Massage Table, Music, Secured Entrance/Doorman

Additional services: Fitness training, Meditation coaching, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching, Personal training

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Aug. 2013 - May 2015

Masters in Education Technology

Dakota State University, Madison, SD

Aug. 2010 - May 2013

Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science

Winona State University, Winona, MN


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

Nov. 19, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Alex provides a deliberate, unhurried and comprehensive approach to massage that results in an exceptionally satisfying session. I have some long-term foot and leg issues, which often results in recurring discomfort, stress and fatigue. Because of the holiday schedule, I did not provide much notice when asking for an appointment. Alex quickly responded and managed to find a time that mutually worked.

Additionally, Alex’s friendly and relaxed demeanor quickly helped establish a comfortable rapport before our session officially started. During the session itself, Alex’s outstanding technique allowed him to address tension points quickly and effectively. While Alex was extremely attentive to my areas of discomfort and always applied the appropriate level of pressure – high or low – he also communicated well and listened to feedback in real time to adjust his technique.

I have been fortunate to experience many excellent massage therapists over the years, and even after one session I consider Alex to be among the cream of the crop. I recommend a 90+ session to truly enjoy a remarkable experience.

Oct. 01, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Alex holds a space for me to be present and truly relax. It’s a great way for me to meditate while getting bodywork.

We’ve begun adding in Be Activated techniques and I’ve noticed how this immediately has grounded me.

The new addition to the already fantastic experience has taken his service to a whole new level.

Highly recommend.

July 11, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Four months ago, my body started to get strong and frequent muscle spasms. They started to affect and then control my life. The tests were all normal, and I wasn’t lacking in minerals or hydration. We shifted to muscle relaxers plus a week of rest but no improvements. At one of my regular chiropractor visits, I was so tense in anticipation of a painful spasm that the chiropractor could not adjust much.
This is where Alex comes in. During the 10-minute massage session before adjustment he offered to try something. He pushed here and there, and the spasm went away. I booked a session with Alex because of the relief I got from just the 10 minutes. I had nothing to lose but pain. I went there stiff, focusing on every move my body made. It was exhausting. Then, during the session I learned a lot about my body. There was some pain during the pushing, and I could stop whenever needed. The change in my body from before the session to after was amazing. I was able to stop focusing on every movement I made. No longer was I walking with a clenched jaw and fist. I left without pain, swinging my arms and smiling. The best thing is that I now have some tools and strategies to take control of my body and mind.
I sleep better now, my mood is better, I feel almost pain free, and I can smile and move again without having to focus. My friends and family can’t believe the change in me. Now when the pain creeps up, I use the tools Alex gave me and feel in control of it.
Thanks to what Alex taught me, my pain doesn’t control me now. I can focus on my life again, not my pain.

Feb. 17, 2023 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Alex is world class, empathetic, and one of a kind - I strongly recommend his 11 out of 10 talent to all. I have been a recurring massage therapy client of Alex’s for the past year because he creates a safe and trusting environment, seeks out and listens my goals, and he’s very intuitive in understanding my body’s evolving needs.

As an individual in my mid-30s who has struggled with significant and long-term personal and professional stress, chronic depression, and anxiety, Alex has played a critical role in helping me make progress and achieve success on my personal health, healing and wellness journey. I am a better person for knowing and having the privilege to continue working with Alex on my long-term goals; I recommend him to anyone looking for a similar experience.

Dec. 29, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I booked a 90 minute massage with Alex and it was easily one of the best I have ever had. He can do very firm touch to light, adjusting according to your needs.

There is a calmness to him that calmed me as well. This man really knows what he's doing.

I will be making this a regular treat for myself.

Sept. 18, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I liked that you did some different things today. It all felt really good. The Be Activated technique and massage you mixed in made a significant difference. The trauma that was released and subsequent shivering was interesting. The chronic pain that nobody has been able to help me with is gone! I know we did something significant and for that I'm truly grateful.

Alex truly knows how to give the body what it needs. Not only does he help with the physical pain, he has shown me a different way to look at pain. He allows me to make a different choice and look at how far I've come.

March 20, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

One of the best massage therapists in the Twin Cities. Alex is great at finding trouble spots that you may not even know about and working them out. I have been to him many times and like that he does not assume that you want the same massage as the previous time. He definitely knows the difference between light, medium, and firm pressure. I for sure have found my permanent therapist!

March 06, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I have had back pain for years, and after seeing Alex on several occasions, my back is so much better. Alex gives a thorough and relaxing massage. He is respectful and always adjusts the amount of pressure to my requests. After having tried several massage therapists, I am sticking with Alex.

While he may be big and strong, I prefer light pressure. Many of the therapists in the past have not given the pressure I desire. Alex gives my body exactly what I need and his light pressure allows me to relax and improve my low back pain.

March 07, 2022 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Phenomenal experience and very professional! Alex makes you feel comfortable and asks all the right questions about how to make your massage experience custom to your needs.

The amount of pressure he used and experience he possesses was a great blend that allowed my body to relax and feel rejuvenated after our session.

I highly recommend his services to anyone looking for an experienced massage therapist and will be going back as a regular myself.

Aug. 05, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I saw Alex for a massage today. Without a doubt he has to be the best masseur on masseur finder. The massage started out with him asking me what kind of massage I was seeking. I tend not to like to deep of a massage. Alex followed my wishes and thoughts perfectly. He is professional, easy on the eyes, and a pleasure to chat with a bit while I was on the table. His hands are strong and his touch is spot on and very relaxing indeed.

My schedule isn’t the best for booking a massage much before the actual date I would like one. Alex was incredibly accommodating and patient with me before our schedules finally aligned. I am glad I stuck with wanting to see only him from the other masseurs that advertise here. Go see him. He is the real thing indeed.

July 13, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I was impressed by Alex from my first inquiry. He did his best to accommodate my schedule and was very responsive. Once we set up the appointment, he sent me all the pertinent details to make me feel at ease. I was pleased to know parking was free.

Alex made sure to ask my preferences on pressure, areas to focus on and avoid if desired, and allowing me to feel at ease going into the session.

His use of slow, smooth strokes combined with his perfect pressure allowed me to both feel completely relaxed, but knowing my tight body was getting a great massage.

I really loved the work on my entire back, especially the upper back and neck, hamstrings, glutes, feet, and hands.

Definitely recommend the 90 min session.

It’s worth every penny!

May 08, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Alex’s massages have been very relaxing and comforting. His strong hands offer the perfect amount of pressure to work through any muscle tightness, while also being soothing enough to create a relaxing massage. I’ve seen Alex twice and will definitely be going back for more massages. He’s also very friendly, easy to talk to, and very flexible when it comes to scheduling

Jan. 28, 2021 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

I’m not much of an internet reviewer, but in this case it’s basically a public service announcement. I have had many massages over the years, and Alex was certainly one of the most excellent and effective therapists I’ve seen. I’ve been dealing with some low back pain, and he made great use of listening skills, intuition, and strength to work on the problem area. Even so, the massage felt balanced and soothing for my entire body, and the firm pressure I asked for was perfect. The environment is very professional and Alex couldn’t be more polite, genuine, friendly, knowledgeable, and unassuming - from booking the appointment to finishing the service. I look forward to seeing him for another (longer) session.

Feb. 04, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Alex's massage was very professional. He made sure to pinpoint the knots in my shoulders and hip that had been bothering me all month. The studio was very clean and the atmosphere was very relaxing. I almost fell asleep a couple times. I'm definitely going back. Can't wait!

May 17, 2019 in Coon Rapids, MN (in-studio)

Alex is very warm friendly and congenial made me feel comfortable the moment I walked in. The atmosphere was soft and warm. He listens to his client. His massage skills ranged from soft to firm and very soothing to my sore muscles. Non- rushed and couldn't recommend him highly enough. I will need to make another appointment soon!

Nov. 03, 2018 in Coon Rapids, MN (in-studio)

I received my first of hopefully many massages by Alex on November 3rd. Alex was responsive from my initial inquiry up until the appointment, including following up after the appointment. He was consistently professional while also being friendly and personable. Alex shows care for his clients and he demonstrates that through his communication both before/after and during the session. Alex is a highly skilled massage therapist, with strong yet nuanced and gentle hands. He made sure to check in with me and asked questions to ensure I was comfortable and enjoying the experience. Alex incorporated additional elements such as breathing exercises and stretching which elevated the massage.

I’m ecstatic to have found Alex and cannot wait until I get to see him again.

Oct. 20, 2018 in Coon Rapids, MN (in-studio)

I've just had my first of hopefully many massages with Alex. This felt like more than a one-off mechanical session, it felt like Alex was working with me to achieve a level of relaxation, openness, and relief that we don't often find in day to day life. Alex greeted me and showed me around his facility. The massage room is a large, clean private room with dim light and music to tune out the rest of the world.

Alex offered a consultation to understand what I wanted from the massage and it was clear that his goal was to listen and satisfy my particular needs. Alex is passionate and excited about the work so I knew I was in good (and strong) hands. During the massage, Alex checked in to ask how I was feeling, which I appreciated. His technique feels like he is connecting with me and guiding my muscles to relieve the tightness. I felt completely open and relaxed the entire time. After the massage, Alex checked in again to see how I was feeling. At that time, I was still in a state of relaxed bliss so it was hard to articulate just how great I felt.

Check him out, I highly recommend!

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