Expert Massage by Shawn

Based in West Hollywood, CA; soon to San Diego & Palm Springs, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $200

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 7 other techniques

13 testimonials


I am an expert in anatomy and physiology. I have my Doctorate Physical Therapy degree from CSLB in 2008. I also received my Massage Therapy degree from the Somatherapy Institute in Rancho Mirage, California. Last, I am Certified in Active Release Technique (ART), which is a is a patented soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

I’m honored to serve the LGBTQ community in the Los Angeles area. I give a variety of... therapeutic techniques, to promote healing at injury sites, prevent future injury, promote improved posture, improve flexibility, and improve athletic performance.

I am a former professional athlete, with large muscular stature, making it easy for me to go beyond the surface of muscles. I am very thorough, with my pressure being based on client’s tolerance.

I’m sought after for specific deep tissue work, as well as dynamic stretching, and joint mobilization to free up muscles and joints that have been giving client’s problems for years. Most my clients hire me for longer sessions in order to get a significant therapeutic change.


Based near: Sunset Blvd & N Sweetzer Ave West Hollywood, CA 90069 Mobile services within 25 miles

Travel schedule
June 15 - 16: San Diego, CA
June 21 - 22: Palm Springs, CA
At Shawn's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Shawn'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
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Mondays
  • Discounts available for ask for details

Week of June 16: $40 off for friends of 2 or couples

Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 16 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Metered Parking, Music, Private Parking, Private Restroom, Shower

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

Additional services: Fitness training, Meditation coaching, Personal training, Physical therapy

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, American Massage Therapy Association


Sept. 2004 - April 2008

Doctorate Physical Therapy

CSULB, Long Beach, CA


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

April 21, 2024 in Santa Monica, CA (mobile)

Shawn is the gold standard for a professional massage. His strength, knowledge of the body and creativity in his approach makes him unmatched. Recommended without reservation.

Jan. 28, 2024 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

My experience with Shawn Hiatt, as a massage therapist, exceeded my expectations in every way. His professionalism, deep tissue methods and the ability to provide a relaxing experience was by far the best massage I’ve had throughout my 15 years of receiving massages. I highly recommend Shawn for an experience that will provide you the ultimate massage.

Sept. 04, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

The best massage I have ever had. For someone who has had 5 back and pelvic surgeries, I felt I could really trust Shawn. He is a true professional. What makes him stand out are not only his professional skills, but his kind, warm, healing, loving energy

June 04, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

Shawn is the best Massage Therapist I have ever had. I have seeing him for therapeutic bodywork and massage for 1-2 x month for the past 2 years. I am a celebrity stylist, traveling around the world, working a physically grueling 60 + hours a week. Shawn has been a life saver in helping keep my body from breaking down, I could not do this job without him. His Physical Therapy background, combined with his intuition, and healing energy makes him the most qualified Masseur I have ever had.

July 23, 2022 in Rancho Mirage, CA (mobile)

I am a fitness and spa director, certified personal trainer and stretch therapist. With my 35 years of professional and fitness background, I was particularly interested in Shawn’s extensive background and years of advanced experience. Over the past 3 years I have become a weekly client. Shawn’s bodywork has become my secret weapon in helping me maintain my extremely active lifestyle for a 75 year old.

April 09, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

Shawn took time to professionally evaluate my situation and proposed a bodywork session specifically adapted to my problem. He has a very strong healing touch. I would strongly recommend him.

Jan. 08, 2022 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

As a fellow LMT, Shawn gives one of the best massages I've received in years. Good technique, knowledge, and personality makes for the ultimate combo

Aug. 21, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

Shawn’s ability to massage if far beyond heavily. He knows exactly how to make you relax, but his touch is Firm, and gentle at the same time. You will fall happily as a victim of his incredible ability to make you surrender and feel wonderful. What I enjoy the most is his professionalism, and unbelievable knowledge .

Jan. 29, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Shawn's intuitive bodywork, physical therapy knowledge, myriad of modalities, provides authentic relaxation. His equanimous professionalism, kindness equates to ultimate therapy. Shawn's interaction is genuine. My only therapist now!

Oct. 02, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Shawn is very knowledgeable and skilled in therapeutic and sports massage, clearly one of the best masseurs ever. I walked into his office stressed and knotted, but left feeling free from tension and stress in deep profound way. He is likes using his skills to find problem muscle areas and will interact with you during the massage. He’s the consummate professional and I cannot recommend more highly.

June 18, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Felt super comfortable with Shawn. He was professional and continually checked in with me. I finally got a very thorough deep tissue massage that was by a pro. It is clear he knew the intricacies of my anatomy and spent extra attention on the areas I really needed it. Quality professional massage by a healing kind strong man.

June 20, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

“Shawn is an amazing massage
therapist. Professional, strong, and incredibly skilled. He really
listens to you and customizes the massage to your needs. I always say
a good massage therapist is like a four leaf clover – hard to find and
lucky to have. Shawn definitely fits the bill. I can’t wait for my
next massage!" - Eric B

June 16, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

He is well educated in his field and it shows in his work. I’ve been getting massages for nearly twenty ears and he used some techniques that I’d never experienced before that were amazing. His massage is professional, technical and therapeutic, but in a very warm and nurturing way.

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