Based in Los Angeles
In-studio & mobile services
Starting at $145
9 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day
Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 10 other techniques
I travel often. If you see me in your city don’t hesitate to contact me :) I always travel with my massage table.
Hi! I am a professional and trained Certified Massage Therapist. My home city is Los Angeles. I have worked at Dtox and multiple Equinox Spas. I offer Swedish, Thai Stretching, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. I make sure to target those sore, uncomfortable, and damaged spots. Providing an equal balance of strength and gentle touch.
Gay and... Straight men, I am LGBT friendly. I treat all of my clients with upmost professionalism and respect.
I value my knowledge and expertise very highly. My #1 focus is to give you an outstanding quality massage leaving you recharged and free of any stress.
I work from home in Sherman Oaks and can travel for outcalls. I travel with a pro grade massage table..
13 yrs of full-time experience.
Based near: Kester Ave. & Ventura Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91403 Mobile services within 10 miles
Ricky's Signature Massage
Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Acupressure to Trigger Point
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Experience: 14 years
In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Drinking Water, Metered Parking, Music, Private Restroom
Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music
Additional services: Body scrubs, Fitness training, Meditation coaching, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching
Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association
April - Nov. 2010
Certified Massage Therapist
National Holistic Institute, Studio City, CA
Gathered by Ricky from admiring massage clients to share with you.
June 17, 2022 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
I recently met with Ricky for a 60 min. massage and it was an amazing experience.
When I first reached out to Ricky to see if he was taking on new clients he replied instantly asking if I was looking for an appointment that very evening which was an awesome offer unfortunately I couldn't meet him that evening. He did provided me his availability and rates and we were set for an appointment and provided me with his address.
On the day of the appointment he reached out in the morning to confirm the appointment and some 40 minutes before the appointment he reached out to me asking if I had any questions and also gave me parking information. When I arrived I let him know and he met me out front of his home with a warm smile and firm handshake 👍.
His place felt very comfortable and before we got started he went over how he approaches the massage and that's exactly how his work is. I really liked his upfront honesty.
On the table, he started off with what felt like a little warm up and feeling around what areas could need the most work but he works from head to toe. I'm glad he didn't ask about what type of pressure I was looking for because he just went to work, his hands were on point and any knot he found he worked on all while having the smoothest touch, there were some areas on the rib cage that I have never thought would need to be worked on but he did and it was relieving.
His products don't feel sticky or greasy, it feels so good on the skin.
At the end of the appointment he gave me a huge hug.
2 days later I reached out to Rick to thank him again and asked for info. on his longer session and I hope to be able to work with him a lot more.
Sept. 11, 2021 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
Ricky provided an intense experience; that proved to be very beneficial. I was very stressed because of work and a busy lifestyle. My body was in need of someone who could really preform a deep tissue massage. He by far exceeded my expectations and was able to really dig in to get the knots out. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for strong intuitive hands. I will be booking him again!
Oct. 14, 2020 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
I found Ricky to be a delight to talk with while enjoying my massage on Wednesday. He is wonderfully professional, knowledgeable, and so very like able. I enjoyed the entire experience! The massage was very relaxing, with just the right amount of pressure, and the atmosphere he created really put me at ease. I have never felt better and highly recommend him to everyone I meet.
May 02, 2020 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
An excellent massage experience! Ricky is an amazing and talented massage therapist. His style and technique is professional and intuitive. He was able to read my body perfectly to identify problem areas and perform a thorough, deep, and relaxing massage. I would highly recommend Ricky to anyone seeking quality massage work by a friendly, knowledgeable masseur in a clean and relaxing environment.
Jan. 09, 2020 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
I had never met Ricky before but I contacted him at 5 pm and asked if he had any open appointments for a 90-minute massage. He offered immediate accommodation for my request and I was on his table by 6:35 pm. His work was thorough, deep, relaxing and invigorating. I have had many different forms of bodywork (Rolfing, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique) and he ranks among the top echelon of practitioners I’ve met in my life. I’m a butterflier and occasionally have upper back and right shoulder issues . . . he zeroed right in my trouble spots and smoothed them out. What he did to my neck and temples at the end of the work was nothing short of miraculous. He’s strong. He’s funny. He has more than his share of charm. It was a great massage and I will be back.
Oct. 26, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)
Ricky was exactly the certified massage therapist I was looking for. He was not afraid to dig deep into the tightest muscles and an expert at loosening legs and hips for a very runner. Friendly but not intrusive. Glad I did 90 minutes- left feeling calm and renewed.
Aug. 06, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)
I saw Ricky while he was visiting Palm Springs and how lucky I was to be able to get a massage from him during his short stay. Ricky provides an exceptionally skilled, professional deep tissue massage and worked on all of my areas of concern, spending ample time in those areas to ensure I left feeling great, which I did! His training and experience are most evident throughout. While he is very strong and provides a deep massage, his technique was also very relaxing. His table was quite comfortable, and he checked in throughout to make sure I was okay with the pressure. Ricky is a very sweet man and easy to be with. I recommend him highly and certainly would not hesitate to see him again if he makes his way back to Palm Springs.
Feb. 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)
It was very easy to schedule with Ricky, as he was able to come to my hotel on just a few hours notice. He was very professional and inquired about any problem areas, which I had. I'd been experiencing problems with my sciatica, and he was able to really make a difference in eliminating the pain it was causing. As a CrossFitter, my legs, hips, and back are fairly tight, and he was able to loosen and relax my muscles during our 90-minute session. Being so relaxed, he was able to crack my back like no one else had ever done. I'm still enjoying the relaxed muscled 2 days later, which rarely happens after massages for me. Thank you, Ricky, for a great massage! I look forward to seeing you next time I'm in town!
Nov. 25, 2018 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
I've had three sessions and each time was as great and relaxing as the first. His massage technique and strong hands made the massage relaxing and healing. The atmosphere is very relaxing and clean. He's very friendly, welcoming, polite and professional; Ricky is a wonderful masseur and highly recommended.
Sept. 30, 2018 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
I texted at 2:30 pm and Ricky responded quickly with a confirmed 90 minute appointment. This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Ricky's technique was great and he checked on the pressure frequently. He knows how to work out the knots and did a super job on my neck and shoulders. I will definitely rebook when I'm back in town.
Aug. 10, 2018 in West Hollywood, CA (mobile)
Ricky is amazing! One of the best massages I’ve ever had. I’m a Crossfitter and almost always sore, and Ricky's technique and pressure is better than the foam roller I should be using everyday, but don’t. He knows the body and how each muscle connects...one impacting the other. Definitely worth the visit! Wish I could make it a weekly therapeutic experience!
Jan. 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)
I've had two massage appointments with Ricky and both were wonderful. He communicates well before he arrives (the booking process), he's professional, and he has excellent hands. I will definitely be booking with him again and highly recommend him to others.
May 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)
Best in LA. Long over due review! Ricky is a god! Brilliant and very in tune with his tender side. I did both types of massage with him - therapeutic and relax. I need to work on my muscles after my MMA workouts and Ricky does it just right. His oil is amazing. And feels so good rubbed on your body. He is so good, I rate him 10 star.
April 11, 2017 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
What a fantastic massage. He made me feel incredibly comfortable, and the touch and pressure were perfect. One of the best massages I've ever had! I'll definitely be going back.
March 19, 2017 in Sherman Oaks, CA (in-studio)
The most perfect massage in everyway! Went in with a tight neck and shoulders and left feeling 100% better. Ricky is great find in the valley! Thank you and I wiil be back!
Feb. 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)
Ricky did an excellent job of providing strong but soothing work. His strong hands worked what needed to be worked, and I finished fresh and relaxed and looking forward to another massage with him in the near future.
Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.