Healing Bodywork by Mike

Based in Palm Springs, CA; soon to San Diego

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $125

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 3 other techniques

16 testimonials


Mike is based in Palm Springs, CA but frequently travels to other locations, to include San Diego and Los Angeles.

Mike brings to you a level of expertise rarely found with massage therapists. He is a Registered Nurse as well as a Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist with 38 years of holistic healthcare and wellness delivery. You will find Mike to be knowledgeable, professional, personable, and engaging as he discusses and administers a custom massage based on your body's... needs.

Mike uses a combination of massage techniques, which may include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, and Thai massage. Mike brings to the table positive energy and strives to empower others to reach their full potential in life.

It is Mike's desire to provide a safe, judgement free experience for each of his clients, and proudly serves those who identify as gay, straight, transgender, queer, and non-binary.


Based in Palm Springs, CA 92262 Mobile services within 50 miles

Travel schedule
May 30 - June 2: San Diego, CA
In-studio Mobile
M: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tu: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
W: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Th: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sa: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Su: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
At Mike's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Mike's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • 20% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for AIDS ride participants
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 16 years

Mobile extras: Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Fitness training

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Aug. 2008 - Dec. 2010

Certificate Massage Therapy

Greenville Tech, Greenville, SC

Aug. 1993 - June 1996

Associate Degree Nursing

Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2004

Bachelor of Science Nursing

University South Carolina, Columbia, SC


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

Jan. 27, 2024 in Rancho Mirage, CA (mobile)

I was lucky to get a last-minute appointment with Mike. He showed up exactly on time and quickly set up his equipment. He immediately put me at ease, asking about any injuries or trouble spots he should know of. He used just the right amount of pressure during the massage and soon had all the knots worked out. He also put me through some excellent stretching moves. He continually checked in with me to ensure I was doing well – I certainly was. I highly recommend him for your bodywork needs.

Nov. 26, 2023 in Rancho Mirage, CA (mobile)

Mike is an amazing massage therapist. His sweet, warm, and welcoming energy translates right into his hands. He has an amazing ability to understand what the body needs and delivers that through his bodywork. If you are wondering who would be right for you, look no further. Mike is your guy.

Oct. 03, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Had a bear paws and body scrub with sea salt and honey. Fantastic massage/bodywork experience. Mike is masterful. His treatments have all been superior. He is professional but still personable. He is a great conversationalist with a good sense of humor to remove any uneasiness you might feel. He also can be quiet as he lulls you into total relaxation, checking in periodically during the treatment to make sure of my comfort level and was ready to alter pressure as needed, but never had to because he intuitively just knew. He finds trouble spots and solved the issues with ease. His products were amazing. Skin feels totally refreshed and renewed.

Sept. 30, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Mike is a Big Cuddly Muscle Bear and gave me one of the best massages I have had in a long time, used the right amount of pressure and relieved all my tension, I came home showered, and took a nap. Thank you Mike!

Sept. 13, 2017 in Pasadena, CA (in-studio)

Mike is an amazing masseur and true gentleman. I I made a last minute massage appointment request not knowing if he could see me, but he fit me in his schedule. The massage itself was great. He checked in with me throughout the massage to make sure the pressure was good and if I had any injuries. He's very intuitive and got out all the knots in my shoulders and lower back. I highly recommend Mike and if he's in Los Angeles area again I wouldn't hesitate to make another appointment with him. Thank you again Mike.

Sept. 05, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Incredible. He is very friendly, professional, and talented. Mike certainly knows his business. I highly recommend him for massages. Can't wait for my next appointment.

Aug. 10, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Great location in San Diego, amazing experience, he knows how to give you a good massage, really nice, kind and professional.

Aug. 25, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Just a great massage. I have a few physical issues that were addressed perfectly. Mike always checked to make sure I was comfortable and that he was applying the right pressure. I can't recommend him highly enough

Aug. 16, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Outstanding 2-hour deep tissue massage! I'm a 61-year-old guy who hits the gym 4 or 5 times a week, and I'm an expert at hurting myself there. I'm also as flexible as a brick. And I've been under a huge amount of stress at work. The massage I got was exactly what I needed. He found all the damaged spots I knew of and many I didn't, and gave them all the attention they needed. I felt much better afterwards. It was exactly the type of massage I love and so rarely find. I only wish that geography would allow me to see him more often. I'd be a regular.

July 31, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Great Massage! Mike really worked on the areas that need special attention. Great pressure, friendly, professional, relaxing and fantastic massage. Highly recommend!!

July 29, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

I texted to make a massage appointment. Michael was able to fit me in his schedule the same day. Highly Recommend! Thank You!

July 10, 2017 in Rancho Mirage, CA (in-studio)

Great strong hands, super kind, friendly but not overly chatty, respectful. Clearly he is a true professional offering a legit massage service for a very fair price. I look forward to him returning to the area because I will hire him immediately to avoid hitting a wall because he is quite popular and it can be hard to get time with him. If you want to try him, call now! You won't regret it.

June 18, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Fantastic massage. I didn't give him much direction yet he still found all the problem areas.i felt comfortable the entire time and can tell that he really knows what he's doing. I will be going back soon.

June 15, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

Mike is the real deal he gives a great massage and it's very easy to talk to. Highly recommended.

June 09, 2017 in San Diego, CA (in-studio)

I had an excellent experience. Mike was very sweet and personable. He asked me what level of intensity massage I wanted and that was EXACTLY what he delivered! He hit all the right spots with all the right pressure, leaving me feeling incredibly relaxed and relieved from discomfort. I would highly recommend DaddyBear Bodywork Massage to anyone who asked. The best massage I have ever had! Thanks so much!!!

June 05, 2017 in San Diego, CA (mobile)

DaddyBear Mike's massage was excellent! He is very intuitive as to where he needs to massage! I will continue to use him and will recommend him to my friends!

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