Therapeutic Massage by Matthew

Based in Sebastopol, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $110

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish & 5 other techniques

2 testimonials


Warm Greetings! After a careful intake, I integrate to suit your special needs: deep tissue, Shiatsu, Swedish, myofascial, joint mobilization, hot stone, sports massage, pnf stretching, lymphatic, and Thai massage. I incorporate other modalities (trigger point, energy work) spontaneously to create a unique experience just for you. I am passionate, driven, and strong, and I utilize my intuition and nurturing presence to create a satisfying, healing and relaxing experience for all my clients.

A free-spirited and whimsical soul, I love... supporting my LGBTQ+ Community and am fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. My healing practice is informed by my spiritual tradition which teaches that we are all One! I look forward to serving the diverse community of West Sonoma County and our esteemed visitors in the area or wherever I am traveling. I am certified after completing a 700-hour training program (CMTC#90443).
This former professor will deliver a memorable therapeutic massage experience that guarantees you will want to come back again and again!


Based near: Douglas Ln & Ross Station Rd Sebastopol, CA 95472 Mobile services within 10 miles

In-studio Mobile
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: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. ---
Su: --- ---
At Matthew's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Matthew'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
  • Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • Discounts available for first-time clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 6 years

In-studio amenities: Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Sauna

Mobile extras: Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Meditation coaching, Personal coaching

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Sept. 2021 - June 2022

Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator

National Holistic Institute, Santa Rosa, CA

Sept. 1998 - Dec. 2004

PhD in Education

University of California, Davis, CA

Sept. 1980 - Dec. 1983

MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

University of California, Berkeley, CA


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

Jan. 10, 2024 in Sebastopol, CA (in-studio)

I highly recommend Matthew with Thriving Oak Massage. He really understands how your mental and emotional health are connected. He is intuitive, strong and every session is tailored to what I need in that moment. Matthew is a healer, a gifted massage therapist, and a valued member of my wellness team.

Sept. 18, 2023 in Sebastopol, CA (in-studio)

“I met Matthew when I went to the NHI Massage School for a student massage, and I was so impressed by his talent, and sense of touch that I made several calls to track him down. He understands massage and the human body on a level deeper than anyone I’ve ever worked with. His massages change the way I relate to my daily life, and have taught me to relax more deeply in any given moment. I have the utmost level of trust in Matthew. He doesn’t just lay me down and give me a massage, but he always checks in with how I’m doing and where I’m at in life, then gives me a massage customized to my body and mind on that day. He truly has my best interest in mind and seeks to heal with massage, but also with friendship, care, and concern.”

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