The Art of Massage by Michael

Based in Costa Mesa, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $180

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai & 9 other techniques

20 testimonials


Ready for a relaxing massage?

Thank you for taking the time to learn about my bodywork. Over the last 15 years, my certified professional experience in Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and full-body massage has evolved immensely.

Today I work with professional athletes, high-profile clients, and referrals from physical therapists. I treat chronic pain, injuries, and general relaxation needs. First-timers, men, women, and transgender of all ages and sizes are welcome.

Clients describe my sessions as the complete package: a professional, intuitive..., and deeply therapeutic experience with a well-spoken, clean, and healthy guy. In Laguna Beach, CA, sessions combine a rare blend of therapeutic expertise and multiple bodywork styles to ease all your tension. I encourage you to be open and specific about what you would like in a session, and I listen carefully and always respect boundaries.


Based near: Baker Street & Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Mobile services within 150 miles


M: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tu: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

W: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Th: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sa: ---

Su: ---

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 Canadian Deep Muscle to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo, Visa, Zelle 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.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details

THIS WEEK (until April 1): Morning & Afternoon Special in Laguna Beach $20 Off

Additional Info

Techniques: Canadian Deep Muscle, Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular, Reflexology, Reiki, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 15 years

In-studio amenities: Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Pool, Private Parking, Private Restroom, Secured Entrance/Doorman, Shower, Spa/Hot Tub, Wine

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

Additional services: Body scrubs, Body trimming, Facials, Fitness training, Hydrotherapy, Meditation coaching, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching, Physical therapy, Yoga instruction


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

Jan. 20, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

My massage with Michael was terrific. Michael took good care of me and was very thorough. I had a very tight shoulder and upper back, and he gave extra attention to those problem areas. He took his time and gave me the care I needed. I highly recommend Michael if you're looking for a massage for either relaxation or muscle tension relief. Thank you so much, Michael!

Oct. 10, 2022 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

Michael is an experience I strongly recommend discovering!

He went above and beyond in helping me orchestrate a birthday surprise for my husband.

Michael did our couples massage at our Newport Beach home. My husband had a fantastic massage and hasn't stopped talking about how great it was. I had never felt so relieved and this good after a massage; simply remarkable.

July 03, 2022 in Corona del Mar, CA (mobile)

I am amazed by Michael's massage service. So professional and unique. I had great experiences every single time! He pays more attention to detail than other therapists I've had, knows where to focus on fixing my specific problems, and the whole experience was something I'd never had before. Love his massages and definitely will recommend him to my close friends.

April 25, 2022 in Dana Point, CA (mobile)

Saw Michael for a much-needed deep tissue massage. Michael is phenomenal; he knew all the right spots to hit while allowing me to let go and melt away. Ensured to take his time in problem areas and even went overtime to ensure all desired areas were handled. I couldn't recommend him enough. Always look forward to my weekly massages with him.

March 09, 2022 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

Loving. Powerful. Sensational. These are just a few words to describe this healer.

We received one of the best massages of our lives with Michael at our home in Newport Beach, California. We did a couples massage; I did the 90-minute massage, while my husband did the 120-minute massage. Tension and pain melted away.

Oct. 14, 2021 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

I've been getting two massages a week from Michael for the last two years, and each time was a fantastic experience. I love the attention to detail and professionalism that Michael has always provided me.

Highly recommend him -- Skilled, I'm very picky about how I want my deep tissue massage done, and he delivered! I appreciated that Michael genuinely cared about what areas of my body needed the most work and what type of pressure I preferred. I think this is very important since it allows the necessary communication between you and your massage therapist.

Truly thankful to have Michael in my life.

Aug. 06, 2021 in Laguna Beach, CA (mobile)

By far the best, most incredible massage I have ever had!

Thank you, Michael, for sharing your talent with me. Words cannot describe how I felt during the massage. I am still floating on a cloud.

I needed some serious attention to the aching muscles in my legs and lower back. Now, I am in a complete state of relaxation and relief, wondering why I haven't treated myself to Michael sooner. From the initial contact over the phone to the 90-minute massage and assisted stretching, it was seamless, easy, stress-free, and pure relaxation.

Please do yourself a favor and try it out for yourself. Michael is a genuinely unique masseur.

April 27, 2021 in Laguna Beach, CA (mobile)

Communicating with Michael to set up a massage was very easy. He returns text messages promptly and is very polite, courteous, and professional. We discussed the type of massage I was looking for, the time frame, and some areas of pain that would need to be treated gently, and other areas that would benefit from being concentrated on with Michael's intuitive healing touch.

Michael communicated a few times the day of my massage, making sure our schedules had not changed and arrived promptly at our agreed time.
We spoke and recapped my massage, and then Michael set everything up so he could get started. From the very beginning right through to the end, Michael delivered one of the most excellent massages I've ever experienced. His hands are intuitive, his voice is soothing and his massage was professional, relaxing, and therapeutic.

Feb. 04, 2021 in Hermosa Beach, CA (mobile)

On a scale of 1-10, Michael, my Massage Therapist for over 7 years, is a 12 in just about every category. He is highly skilled, sensitive to his client's needs, yet always appropriate. Beyond that, Michael is a great conversationalist who can make the most shy person feel comfortable, and yet he is very willing to simply give a great massage in silence. As someone who has needed, and received Massage for almost 30 years, both in this country and abroad, I've never met a better

Jan. 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, CA (mobile)

Michael's massage is amazing! Very knowledgeable and caring. He really helped me to understand the issue in my back and was able to work wonders on the tissue to free up the tension. Cannot recommend his bodywork more.

June 21, 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA (in-studio)

This was my second session and was even better than my first! Michael takes his time and uses a variety of pressures to deliver an exceptional experience! Absolutely the best massage I've ever received!

March 20, 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA (in-studio)

Michael was great, especially the stretching portion of the massage. Great therapeutic and relaxing massage. Michael had a great energy and made me feel very comfortable. Beautiful studio. Can't wait to see him again!

March 10, 2016 in Redondo Beach, CA (in-studio)

Michael began the session with questions about my situation and expectations. He then explained how he would tailor the massage in response. Michael also checked in frequently to make sure I was comfortable and that the specific areas where I had tension were properly addressed.

Michael is very easy to talk to and knowledgable. I appreciated his focus on my specific needs.

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