Professional Relaxation by Sterling

Based in Palm Springs, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $100

8 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day

Swedish & Myofascial Release

15 testimonials


Hello. Thank you for finding my massage therapy advertisement. This is my 13th year as a full licensed masseur in Palm Springs. My newest location is commercial and very comfortable off Palm Canyon Dr. in Uptown Palm Springs. How do you like your massage session? I offer full body medium pressure relaxation massage for gay & straight men & women. In call appointments are available at a moments notice if possible. How is your body today? The massage works through all of... your muscle groups = your relaxation and stress reduction. The massage pressure is adjusted to your body and to what you like the most. Where do you hold your tension?
I bring a relaxing energy to your massage therapy session.
Try a one hour massage over your legs, low back and your glutes.
Try a ninety minutes massage for your arms, shoulders, feet and hands.
The room & table temperature is always adjusted for your comfort. I use heated Biotone Pure Touch organic massage cream. After the massage I use hot and dry towels over your body. Please come healthy and showered for the massage. My location has a clean bathroom. Sorry no shower.
Certified/ Licensed massage therapy. I am a healthy & fully vaccinated massage therapist. Cheers.


Based near: N Palm Canyon Drive & Tachevah Drive Palm Springs, CA 92262

At Sterling's studio

Sterling's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending Myofascial Release & Swedish

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Longer sessions available.

Week of June 16: $10 off in studio one hour session

Additional Info

Techniques: Myofascial Release, Swedish

Experience: 14 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Music, Soft Drinks


March 1988 - Aug. 1993

Doctor of Chiropractic

Life Chiropractic College, San Lorenzo, CA

Jan. - Aug. 2019

Certified Massage Therapist California State Lic.

Somatherapy Institute School of Massage, Rancho Mirage, CA


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

March 29, 2024 in Palm Springs, CA (mobile)

I got out of L.A. to work a few days in Palm Springs. I was feeling in desperate need of some body work. I hadn't had any since early March. At 6:30 pm I took a shot and looked up “massage near me” and this ANGEL, Sterling called me back right away. He offered to come to me so I’d have less to think about in these crazy times. Within 25 minutes he arrived. Sterling gave me the massage I would have given myself if I could! HES STRONG AND DELIBERATE AND LOVING AND MINDFUL AND INTUITIVE. I sent him my pic so he'd know I was a female. He made me feel like a Rockstar when he recognized me from a big silly movie I was in that he’s loved for a long time. We ended up chatting for most of the 90 minutes because I wanted to. Everything feels better and I’m seriously thinking I might see him in the morning on my way out of town. He’s a father of two. Really great guy and awesome massage. I will see him every time I come here now.

Jan. 01, 2024 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I don’t even know where to start with a review about Sterling. I have been seeing Sterling for all my muscle aches and pains for about 5 years now. The minute he lays his hands on you its obvious that Sterling is not just a great massage therapist, he’s a healer. A consummate professional he has always maintained a space that feels like Elysium with the best lighting and music I have ever experienced in a massage therapist. The minute I enter Sterling's work space my entire body relaxes and tingles with anticipation. He's the best in town in my humble opinion. 💯 % pro 💯 % authentic and therapeutic. 💯 % man. Oh and he’s so reasonable which allows me to tip well which also feels good! Try it you’ll like it. 🙏🔥

Sept. 25, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Recently started a job that is very physically demanding. Made a last minute appointment for a massage with Sterling to deal with my muscle strain. The full body massage was excellent. He focused on the areas that needed work. I left feeling relaxed yet invigorated. Very sweet man and excellent masseur.

April 02, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Sterling is an awesome addition to the Palm Springs massage world. Do yourself a favor and book a massage with him. He's good on your first visit, but subsequent massages just get better and better every time. I have spent hundreds of hours on his table and am grateful for every second I was there. He's a California guy, very laid back, but with enormous integrity and insightful, creative touch.

Feb. 23, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Great experience with Sterling.
He is very welcoming and puts you at ease right away. He has a great set-up with relaxing music and nice oils throughout the massage. He used light to medium pressure, which is just what I prefer. Nice strong hands to work all areas of my back and legs. Definitely recommend him. Very relaxing & totally worth it.

Jan. 05, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Very lovely massage experience. Clean and pleasant massage unit and comfy massage table. Couldn't ask for more and greeted with a warm smile and made to feel welcome and well taken care of.

Aug. 17, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Sterling is a true professional. But the real reason you’ll want to visit him is his good instinct as to what type of bodywork you need and respond to. He’s a good listener and can give a massage that ranges from relaxing to deep tissue work. I’ve seen him 6 or 7 times, and look forward to many more appointments in the future. His office is in central Palm Springs and is clean and well-appointed. Shower if needed, and plenty of warm wet and dry towels. All this, and he’s a very nice, handsome guy, too.

June 30, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Was really nervous at my first massage session with Sterling but he was a really nice guy and put me immediately at ease. His space was clean, pleasant and very calming. Excellent massage technique and he made sure I was comfortable throughout. Thoroughly enjoyable experience and I hope to schedule another appointment with him soon.

Jan. 18, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Amazing session with Sterling. He was able to accommodate my early morning request. His hands were great. Strokes and even body use for an amazing massage. Warm oil felt amazing. He is well informed on how to work on the body. Parking was not an issue. Shower availability before and after. Pleasure to have been on his table.

Oct. 19, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Sterling is not only a terrific masseur, he’s a wonderful person - warm, friendly, and genuine. He immediately puts you at ease when you enter his studio, he feels like a friend you’ve known forever. His knowledge of the body and how it works is evident in his massage skills, I knew that I was in good hands. His rates are very reasonable, he’s one of the best massage therapists I’ve ever booked, and I’ve been getting massages for forty years. I look forward to our next session!

Jan. 15, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Sterling is a great masseur. I have been working with him as one of my "go-to" guys many years? Over five! And in all that time, he has never disappointed me. He's passionate about his work, but takes a sweet, laid back approach to life that reminds me of a nicer time in our world. His in depth knowledge of the human body through his chiropractic training and massage training really helps him help you, but the experience never feels clinical or like he's just going through the motions. He makes you feel warmly welcome, his clean and organized studio is in a convenient location with plenty of parking, and he has a private bath with a shower if you want. He is one of the best masseurs in this town, and although Palm Springs sees its share of visiting masseurs who may all be wonderful, I love that he is local. His strokes go way beyond what works to relax the muscles themselves - he gets into you, your body, and the way it experiences the world. I always leave feeling like spiritually enhanced jello. He is a real find, and any guy would be lucky to be on his table.

Feb. 27, 2016 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Sterling has an awesome touch and way to just melt the stress of everyday living right out of your body. Highly recommend trying his massage at least once and then you will be back again and again.

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