Masterful Massage by Michael

Based in Portland, OR

In-studio services

Starting at $125

10 a.m. - 7 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 19 other techniques

6 testimonials


In my decade working in luxury spas one thing I noticed is men very rarely visit spas. Always seemed men just didn’t get bodywork much and when they did was usually as a captive in a couples massage. So many men work their bodies hard and need big, strong, skilled hands to help them relax, unwind and perform optimally. My background is in spa and sports massage and cranial and particularly enjoy helping athletes recover faster and train harder... and grow bigger. My work
Is deep with consistent pressure yet a flowing rhythm that can be hypnotic. Often women are just not strong enough and have small hands and just don’t cut it. All pointy elbows and inconsistent m, weak pressure. Not with me! I’m strong like ox.

Love providing a safe space for men, gay or otherwise, to explore their bodies and enjoy a refuge of healing and relaxation. Love taking time to get to know my clients and their bodies. The best work requires feeling safe, comfort and most of all trust.

Please text me and tell me your name, a little bit about yourself and how I can help you. I don’t generally answer calls and tend to miss emails so please text first.

Thank you very much!!!


Based near: NE 15th & Broadway Portland, OR 97212

At Michael's studio

Michael's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa 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.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details, first-time clients, military veterans, students, active military, law enforcement, repeat clients, dancers, massage therapists, bodybuilders, AIDS ride participants, birthdays, emergency workers, airline crews

THIS WEEK (until June 3): $20 off for new or returning clients

Week of June 18: $15 off for new clients

Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, Breema, Conscious Breathwork, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Feldenkrais Method, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 22 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Secured Entrance/Doorman

Additional services: Meditation coaching


Sept. 1996 - Dec. 2001

BS Psychology

University if Florida, Gainesville, FL

Jan. - Dec. 2001

1000 Hour LMT training

Florida School of Massage, Gainesville, FL

Jan. 2005 - Oct. 2006

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

Temple of Kriya Yoga, Chicago, IL


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

May 05, 2023 in Portland, OR (in-studio)

I’m a triathlete and came to Michael before a race. He was very knowledgeable about sports massage and did a great session to mobilize and work my muscles and get me ready. Not only was it a great massage but I wasn’t sore at all and ended up doing great. I’ll definitely be back and highly recommend this guy to anyone trying to get the most out of their body. Very charming and funny guy with a beautiful, private space. Used some hot towels too which just felt amazing . A+ and five star!!

Jan. 02, 2023 in Portland, OR (in-studio)

Was in town for holidays visiting family. Got stressful and decided to text michael to see if I could get a massage. He responded quickly and after a brief back and forth set an appointment for later that day.

His place was easy to find. Sweet old building with lots of character and big plants. Nice setting, very private.

His place smelled incredible and there were more plants and nice music playing on good speakers.

He asked a few questions about my massage needs and then went to wash his hands as I got on table. Was delighted to find table heated and smelled faintly of oranges.

He returned and gave me one of best massages of my life. Forgot all about my stress and felt like I was floating on a cloud!

I left feeling great and will definitely return whenever I’m in town. Great guy with truly magical hands and a very warm, charming presence. The guy is funny too! Highly recommended!!

May 25, 2022 in Portland, OR (in-studio)

By far the best massage I’ve ever had! I ended up going three days in a row and Michael was able to get my shoulder, which had been hurting for months, to fully let go! I was amazed and glad I’ve found my regular massage guy! Was quick to respond and his space is beautiful and full of plants. Probably most comfortable table I’ve ever been on too! Definitely reach out to this guy!!! So grateful

May 05, 2022 in Portland, OR (in-studio)

I’m beyond pleased with my time with michael. At first I thought it strange that he was so inquisitive about me and my needs. He is definitely someone who wants you happy and takes time to be sure he is correct fit for you.

His place is in a historic building in Irvington by my favorite frozen yogurt shop and visiting it was fun. Lots of charm and his space is huge and private and smells incredible. Lots of plants and great music and candles.. felt like my own private spa!

His work is the perfect balance between therapeutic and relaxing. His touch definitely feels soothing and capable. He makes it clear the focus is massage but also didn’t feel afraid to touch me and definitely got deep in areas in my hips I’ve never felt so thoroughly worked. I think I caught myself so relaxed I was drooling at one point!!

Beyond his techniques, he checked in about pressure and comfort enough for me to realize he’s after perfection.

I haven’t had such a great massage in years and the end part left me in a dreamy state pretty melted into table and just blissed out. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

Oct. 11, 2021 in Portland, OR (in-studio)

I'll start by saying the years of experience working on in massage is immediately apparent once you get on the table. Michael is attentive, intuitive and skilled. His approach is therapeutic yet soothing. He takes his time to focus on every part of the body. Great stretching techniques as well. Calming ambience with light music, perfect lighting and plants thriving everywhere. I've been a client for a couple years now and will continue to support his gift. Don't hesitate to book an experience with him!

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