Intuitive Bodywork by El

Based in Long Beach, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $140

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 2 other techniques

9 testimonials


I offer a full-body, spa-quality, therapeutic massage in a private, candle-lit space in Long Beach. Scalp, hands and feet are included unless you prefer otherwise. My hours are flexible.

I use massage lotion that has a mild, pleasant fragrance (hints of eucalyptus and peppermint). I wipe you down with a hot towel at the end to remove any excess from your skin. A shower is also available. I play soothing music that doesn't take the focus away from the... massage.

While most of my clients are gay men, I serve the entire LGBT community. Heterosexuals are also welcome.

Please check out the testimonials. Thanks for visiting.


Based near: E La Cara St & Euclid Ave Long Beach, CA 90815 Mobile services within 50 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
Tu: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
W: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
Th: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
F: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
Sa: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
Su: 7 a.m. - midnight noon - midnight
At El's studio
At your home, office or hotel

El's Signature Massage

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

75 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • 10% off on Thursdays
  • Discounts available for students, active military, law enforcement, dancers, birthdays, first-time clients, visiting clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 13 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Candles, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music, Private Parking, Private Restroom, Shower

Mobile extras: Massage Table, Music


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

Feb. 13, 2023 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)

5 ⭐️s
El was probably the best massage I've ever had. He takes his job seriously. VERY therapeutic and satisfying. It's been a while since I've had a massage so I was a little nervous. He does some great stretching moves to start which really relaxed me. I knew I was in good hands. From there, he knew how to work out all the knots and tension I was having in my shoulders and legs. I highly recommend him. He really knows what to do.

Feb. 26, 2021 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

Again, a great massage with El; probably my six or seventh. El is intuitive as well as systematic and thorough without being robotic. He varies some of his approach from session to session according to my 60 yr old body's aches and pains. He seems to enjoy his craft and loves the art of massage and that comes across. I have occasionally tried other masseurs and always had a less than happy experience, but I always come back to El. I hope to see him again when I'm down in Long beach in a couple of months. Always worth the visit.

Jan. 07, 2020 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

I have just had my fifth massage with El and each one has been better than the last and the first was the best I’d ever had. He has eased my sciatica and helped my neck post whiplash. He mixes deep tissue and stretch techniques and has a real understanding of your body. He is as always personable, welcoming and concerned to give the very best of what you need.

Nov. 25, 2019 in Irvine, CA (mobile)

Several years ago I decided to get myself a massage for my birthday while visiting SoCal, my choice was El and what a great pick. Setting up the appointment was easy, no hassle, not a hundred text or emails back and forth, just simple.

El showed up on time, set up his table and also set lighting and music. The next 120 minutes was an amazing massage. Whether El was working on a stubborn knot in my neck or relaxing a back muscle, his technique was perfect. He is attentive, thorough, kind and generous. After six massages over the last few years with El, he is without question my first call when visiting SoCal!!!

April 12, 2019 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

My session with El was by far the best massage I have ever had. After two months of international travel I was so tense. El found all my knots, worked them out and was attentive to what by body was saying to him. His studio is very pleasant with soothing music and atmosphere. El is very professional and puts you at ease; not a lot of unnecessary chatter. He varies his approaches and techniques to fit your needs--deep tissue work and light skin massage that is very relaxing. He is not a clock watcher giving me way over the 90 mins booked. I will book a session with him again soon and thoroughly recommend his massage.

March 14, 2019 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

Okay. Think about the four best massage sessions you've ever had in your life. Chances are one was great because the technique was outstanding: thorough, skillful attention to all the right spots and an ability to know where attention needed to be focused. Maybe another was great because it was a positive multi-sensory experience: comfortable table, soft music, aromatic lotion that felt and smelled great. Perhaps one session pleased because of the logistics: it was easy to arrange, parking was no problem, the MT was ready on time and gave full measure plus a little on the clock. Then there was the time that was memorable just because the MT was a nice guy, easy to talk to but he didn't overdo it by yakking too much. Seemed like an old friend, though you'd just met.
Now imagine that you could take the best parts of each of those experiences and have it all at once. I'm describing the times I've been with El-- your next massage, the best one ever.

Jan. 05, 2019 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

El's massage was the best massage that I've ever had! I've never had someone be so thorough and know where my problem areas were without me mentioning them. I totally appreciate that he showed so much care when administering my massage. I got up off the massage table much more flexible than I was when I arrived and it felt great! He has a new client in me and I look forward to many more massages from him!

Oct. 12, 2018 in Long Beach, CA (in-studio)

I've been getting massages for the past 18 years. El ranks in the top 3 massage therapist I've ever had. His sincerity, humbleness and passion for his craft is unmatched from anyone I've ever met. He has a very nice Spa setup, he'll meet you with a smile, and have that unspoken presence that automatically puts you at ease and relaxes you. His hands are magic and every massage I've received from him (which is about 10 now) is Pure Heaven. I couldn't give him enough stars in any rating. 10++ from me.

June 07, 2016 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I had one massage appointment with El a while back in NY, and always have wanted to book him again. But he MOVED! It was a wonderful experience.

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