Elevating Bodywork by Stephen

Based in San Diego

In-studio services

Starting at $140

9 a.m. - 11 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 2 other techniques

10 testimonials


Hello, my name is Stephen! Thanks for checking me out. To keep it short and sweet, I have 11 years of experience. I'm proficient in swedish massage, deep tissue, and assisted stretching. I'm always experimenting with other forms of bodywork as well. LGBT+ and gay male friendly.

Located in San Diego,Hillcrest! I'm easy going, inquisitive, and love getting to know my clients. I truly love my job and I hope that shows through. If you have any questions at all please shoot me a text! Thanks again.


Based near: Centre st & University ave San Diego, CA 92103

At Stephen's studio

Stephen's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Sundays
  • Discounts available for repeat clients, first-time clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 16 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music


Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2009

PTI Therapeutic Massage

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, PA


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

Oct. 22, 2023 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

I was initially drawn to his profile because he seemed experienced, down-to-earth, and personable. Ok... and yes, he gives off that effortlessly handsome "boy next door" vibe that I am so attracted to. I've booked him for two massages now, and I can tell you that if you like what you see here, you won't be disappointed. His strong hands, gentle spirit, and attentive nature make him the best masseur I've had the pleasure of engaging.

From the moment I first walked into his studio I felt that I was talking to a real person rather than a manufactured personality. It was disarming, and made me feel comfortable before I even got on the table. I tend to find my emotional armor more difficult to take off than my clothes, but this is not the case with him. We talked a bit, but he didn't let that interfere with the massage itself, which I was grateful for. He was curious to learn a bit about me (details that he remembered a month and a half later, I might add), and asked if there were particular areas that I wanted him to pay special attention to during the massage. He is quite perceptive when it comes to reading the body, and those areas of tension were well taken care of.

One of the questions on the interview portion of his profile asks how he wants people to feel when they leave. His answer: "Like they made a friend." While it's too presumptuous of me to go that far, I am left with that feeling, nonetheless.

See you soon, Steve ;-)

July 07, 2023 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Steve was incredible! One of the best massages I’ve ever had. He was super quick to respond and easy to book, and has a nice studio. He is friendly and easy to talk to, and just so kind and personable. I enjoyed talking to him so much, I want to be his friend now. But the massage was awesome, and he helped address some soreness and tension. Plus he’s very good looking which doesn’t hurt. I can’t wait to schedule my next appointment with Steve.

May 10, 2023 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

My massage with Steve was a very relaxing experience. Steve greeted me with a hug and made me feel very comfortable from the start. I would highly recommend him. We even had a small talk after the massage. Don't hesitate.

Oct. 27, 2022 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Steve is very kind, warm, and welcoming. From the moment he met me at the door he immediately put me at ease, and that energy continued throughout the session.

Before starting he asked if I had any discomfort in a specific area and asked for details to make sure addressed my concerns. He is a well trained, skilled & talented masseuse. From start to finish this was one of best massages I have ever experienced. And I have had many.

Steve is a very handsome man, but ever more he is a beautiful soul who is very intune with his client and his focus is creating the perfect massage tailored just for you.

Thank you Steve! I look forwarded to my next session.

Sept. 01, 2022 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Just had the most wonderful massage experience with Steve. From the moment you meet him, you feel like you’re seeing a long time friend. You build trust and comfort immediately. Steve has a beautiful home and his massage table is very comfortable. He’s very personable and makes sure that he’s honing in on all the areas needing attention. He’s got a great technique and very big, strong hands. His pictures are great but I find him to be even better looking in person. Plus, he’s not a clock watcher at all. I was even late and he was so flexible with his time. Thanks again Steve. He’s going to definitely be my go to masseur whenever I’m in San Diego!

Jan. 10, 2022 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Great massage from a very genuine man. I was a few minutes late and he was very accommodating. Fantastic massage. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Sept. 02, 2021 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

I had an appointment with Steve Sunday morning, I arrived a few minutes early and he greeted me with a beautiful smile. He is very nice and very handsome. His massage was great. He is truly a beautiful man. He made me feel very comfortable and I look forward to seeing him again and again. He definitely lived up to my expectations. He is a great guy.

May 03, 2021 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Stephen is a world class masseur! Prompt communications and very accommodating in terms of scheduling. Takes everything into consideration. He is knowledgeable and provides an amazing massage. I highly recommend Stephen. I definitely will be a regular from now on!

Feb. 11, 2021 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Steve is an amazing guy. He is smart, funny, quite handsome and has a good intuition about massage. He is tall and good looking. He is charming and has a great personality. I found him easy to talk to and made it easy for me to relax. He used a relaxing deep tissue method. Steve has a soothing voice and great hands. Good ambiance. He made me feel relaxed, eased my shoulder and back tensions and provided me with a very positive experience that I will definitely return for. He is good, quite good.

Oct. 18, 2020 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Steve is obviously good looking but beyond that he is just plain good at what he does. Please excuse my objectification. He’s humble, genuine and truly cares for his clients in every way. The massage was spot on hitting sore spots I didn’t even know I had and taking care to continually check in with me regarding pressure and zones to work on. His new space is clean, comfortable and professional. You can tell he loves his what he does by the attention he delivers. He’ll be my go to guy whenever I’m in the area. I left completely satisfied. I’m sure he treats every client with the same level of care. Thank you Steve!

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