Transformative Touch by Michael

Based in Nevada City, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $210

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

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 4 other techniques

5 testimonials


I offer professional therapeutic bodywork with over 20 years experience.
My work is a unique blend of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, deep tissue and shiatsu where I use my forearms and elbows for deep broad long strokes that are blissful and super effective at relieving tension.
I tailor each massage to your needs and can work as light or deep as you prefer.
My goal is to leave you in a deeply relaxed state as well as providing lasting changes
in... areas where you’ve been stuck. My clients always tell me it’s the best they’ve ever had and most become regulars.
I do incalls only at my home in Nevada City CA. I’m also in San Francisco and Bay Area on the weekends to see outcall clients.
And Sacramento Area Outcalls every week.
For the ultimate and my most popular treatment I can also provide 4 hand massage with my partner Skye. Working perfectly in sync to provide double the benefits of my massage.
Gay,bi, straight and all genders welcome,
I look forward to working with you!!
-I’m vaccinated for monkey pox and covid -


Based near: Broad St & Sacramento St Nevada City, CA 95959 Mobile services within 100 miles

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

Michael's Signature Massage

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

90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Paypal, Venmo accepted
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for repeat clients, massage therapists
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Swedish, Tandem

Experience: 27 years

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

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music


Sept. 1996 - Sept. 1997

Licensed massage therapist

Brenneke school of massage, Seattle, WA


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

Aug. 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)

Michael is officially my top
best massage ever. And a reminder of
why I will never go back to those
terrible corporate massage
"spas." The
booking process was simple. I called
Michael looking for an appointment
the following day. He called me back
immediately and texted details
confirming time & location. Michael's massage, oh
my. Like nothing I have ever
experienced. The rhythm & flow of the
massage felt like it was created just for
me. This was no one size fits all
massage. He worked the right
muscles, applied pressure when I
needed pressure and eased up when
he needed to. Michael is one of the
nicest & most skilled masseuse. I'm
hoping he visits LA soon because I
have a list of 10 friends deep that need
his healing hands!

July 11, 2020 in Sausalito, CA (mobile)

Love my Michael massages! He’s the best!
Right away you can feel you are in experiences hands. It’s deep and intuitive and he always works out my back and neck tension like no one else. I’ve been a client for over 5 years now and look forward to many more

Jan. 25, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (mobile)

What a great experience! I’ve had a lot of massages all over the world and this was one of the best. I’ve been looking for a massage therapist in SF that can really lay on the pressure; finally I found it in Michael.
Before we started Michael sat me down and we had a nice chat about what my needs were, what I was looking for in a massage and my experience with different masseurs in the past. He was very friendly, attentive and careful to not hurt me during the massage. He was able to use a lot of pressure but still left me feeling relaxed and feeling great.
All in all it felt like he’s able to intuit just what my body needed.
What more can I say? Go get a massage from him right now!

June 29, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (mobile)

Hands down, the best massage I have ever had. After 2 weeks of upper back and neck pain , I was fortunate enough to get a session with Michael while he was in San Francisco. He really worked my muscles, almost like a deep sports massage , but much more relaxing. I felt phenomenal and convinced my boyfriend to get a massage too. We are both now hooked! I highly recommend and can’t wait for his next trip back to SF.

Jan. 25, 2019 in Berkeley, CA (mobile)

I was fortunate enough to schedule with Michael as he made his way to the Bay Area. He was easy to communicate with and offered several options of times and modes of massage. I chose the 4-handed 100 minute session outcall. He and his partner Skya arrived at the time schedule and were very easy to talk to and get to know before hand. I asked for deep tissue which they delivered beautifully, slow at first and going deeper as the muscles warmed up, as experienced professionals do. They were in sync with each other giving me a full body experience that was therapeutic, relaxing and restorative. They are kind and connected souls who have chosen the right profession. The next morning I woke with no pain in my legs and hips, something I haven’t experienced in many, many years. If you walk this Earth, you deserve to have Michael help heal you and for you to soak up that smile.- David

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