Masterful Massage by Dan

Visiting Phoenix from Palm Springs, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $120

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 2 other techniques

18 testimonials


Hello, my gift is providing a healthy, healing, revitalizing space for my gay, bi and straight clients to fully relax, breathe deeply, and receive a customized massage here in Palm Springs. I specialize in a client centered massage that caters to your specific needs. Following my education in Europe, I have enjoyed nearly 21 years of providing Massage Therapy. Massage has become a passion of mine. My modalities include a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology and Trigger Point. I... promise that once your massage is complete you will feel fully relaxed and rejuvenated. I love giving massage and look forward to working on you. Schedule your massage today!

Dan Harris

Relax and Rejuvenate in the Desert

MPox and Covid Vaxxed/Boosted.

Travel schedule
June 20 - 24: Phoenix, AZ
Normally based in: Palm Springs, CA

M: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sa: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Su: 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

At Dan's studio

Dan's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 21 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Additional services: Meditation coaching

Affiliations: National Association of Massage Therapists


May - Nov. 2002

Massage and Meditation

Der Massagekreis, Munich, Bavaria, DE


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

Jan. 29, 2024 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

From the moment this friendly, handsome, and personable man greats you at his front door, Dan makes you feel welcome. His home is easy to find with ample parking. His studio is impeccably clean, relaxing, and quiet, with professional equipment and relaxing music.

Dan is a big man with strong hands who delivers a rigorous and purposeful massage. That said, his strong hands put your body completely at ease, as you melt away into the heated table. His ability to connect, and pay special attention to problem areas, adjusting pressure to your needs while creating a personal massage for every individual is a testament to how much he truly loves giving massage.

There is no way to recommend this man enough!

Sept. 29, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Just had my first massage with Dan, as my regular masseur is gone for the summer. So glad, I chose Dan. He was easy to communicate with, and has a very nice space for massage. Very welcoming and relaxing, and quite the adorable pup also. His photos are very accurate! Booked a 90 minute deep tissue, because I have knots, on top of knots in my back, and he worked them all out. The 90 minutes flew by very quickly too. With over 20 years experience, you owe it to yourself to give yourself an hour or more on his table! You’ll be very glad you did!

July 03, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Dan provides one of the best deep tissue massages I have had in many years. His firm, smooth strokes and focused work left me renewed from head to toe. His European training is obvious. He is beautiful, and he is accommodating ( He was able to work me into his busy schedule on short notice!), and he is sensitive to the client's needs. I enjoyed conversation with this well-educated and savvy man. His neck massage and leg massage is superb. He's a real genuine and professional person. Don't miss an opportunity to book a session with him!

April 18, 2023 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Thank you Dan for one of the best massages I have ever received here in the desert, seriously. Your strength is wonderful, your touch was great and direct. Really loved the massage, your touch is amazing. I hate that I am shy and didn't share or talk or even say thanks as much as I wanted to, but thank you. I think you hit a new record for number of problems found! I've already told my friends about you and how kind and friendly you are.

Oct. 03, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

What can I say, all the earlier reviews are true! Dan was welcoming and considerate from the start. Those big hands are perfect for releasing deep tension in his massage — I can fully move my neck again! He made me feel very comfortable and is also a great conversationalist. I will definitely be back.

July 02, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had a wonderful massage from Dan Harris yesterday. I have had multiple massages from him this past year and each one gets better as he continues to learn my body's particular needs! Dan is a kind and caring man. He is gifted in the ability to give a fantastic deep tissue massage tailored to my needs, while keeping his rates very reasonable. Dan is not greedy, it is very obvious he does this because he loves it. His home and work spaces are always impeccably clean. I highly recommend booking a session with Dan whenever you’re in Palm Springs.

Jan. 15, 2022 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had one of the best massages from Dan.........His technique is great...E_Z too find and plenty of parking as well.....His photos are accurate … ..The ambiance is very relaxing … ..He was totally worth it … ..May I add a Very good looking Gent as well .....Thanks Dan I will see you soon ......Hugs Jack

Nov. 28, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Ok, my experience writing reviews consists of a few broken sentences on YELP or AMAZON so be forgiving. Dan is an extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled Massage Therapist, probably the best I have ever been to and I am 63 years old and have been getting massages regularly my entire adult life. Dan’s home is impeccable. The cleanest home I have ever received a massage in, cleaner than most spas I have been to. I noticed by the way his towels hung carefully in the bathroom that this man gave attention to detail and cleanliness. Dan is by far the most handsome, best-looking man I have ever met. I realize this is a matter of personal taste but my god this man is gorgeous. And to top it off he is the nicest most incredibly normal, down to earth man you’ll ever meet. Side note, getting a massage at Dan’s house is like getting a massage at an Art Gallery. That’s all. I hope this helps you decide whom to choose when getting a massage.

Dec. 07, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had written Dan a review years ago when we both lived in another city; So many of his old reviews are no longer on here. I’ve been seeing Dan regularly for at least a decade now, that alone tells you this big, gentle man with the big, strong hands is the absolute best. This review is to share how impressed I am with Dan’s response to Covid 19. Back in March, Dan stopped giving massages for 3 months until they opened the barber shops and gave us some guidelines in moving forward. Now, while his clients get dressed, Dan strips his table, sprays it with disinfectant and cleans it, in front of his client, giving special treatment to the face piece. This does not at all surprise me. It is typical “Dan”, always caring first about the comfort, and now, the safety of his clients. I continue to see Dan during this crisis and he tells me so many others do too.

Jan. 16, 2020 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Dan was excellent. Perfect end to a vacation. Firm and intuitive massage. I will hire him again on the next visit to Palm Springs!

Oct. 27, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Dan is amazing! His deep tissue massage is incredible. He will do a lighter pressure and sometimes that’s what life calls for, but if you are looking for a great deep massage you won’t be disappointed. I found Dan to be interesting, personable and thoughtful while making me feel completely at ease. I will see him again and again.

Aug. 12, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I am an extremely active 43-year-old man; Golf, Tennis and weight training daily. Dan has been my massage therapist for nearly 2 years now; during season I see him weekly, in the summer whenever I am in town. I can honestly say Dan is the best massage therapist I have ever had; from private therapists to 6-star hotels. His commitment to each clients’ needs, the perfect pressure point and his big, strong hands assure me the best possible massage each and every time. I hope you find this helpful when choosing your own therapist. I highly recommend Dan.

April 16, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Dan gave me one of the best massages I’ve ever had. I didn’t have any specific areas needing work (this time), so I told him I just wanted to relax. He accommodated that to a tee. He was very responsive to my verbal requests and my nonverbal cues, and was intuitive in his technique. Dan has a great energy about him, is very personable and genuinely seems to enjoy his career and interacting with his clients. I look forward to my next visit.

Jan. 15, 2019 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

One of the most relaxing massages I have ever had. Had the most horrific lower back pain that Dan worked out very gently. I literally melted into the table. Low lights, relaxing music, a clean, quiet, dedicated massage room; the experience was not only physically relaxing but also mentally. Dan is now my regular massage therapist. I am so thankful he moved to the desert.

Oct. 08, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Such a great massage! Strong & intuitive hands that know exactly what they’re doing. Very pleasant & caring too! I highly recommend him!

July 20, 2018 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I've been getting massages from Dan for the last 2 years. Every time I'm immediately put at ease with his friendly demeanor and relaxing ambiance of his studio. Whether I just need to check out for an hour or recover from a workout, his intuitive touch is always on point. He incorporates deep tissue and Swedish in his massage, always leaving me refreshed and rejuvenated. Dan is simply the best!

June 16, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I've been traveling quite a bit, and my shoulders and neck were feeling rough. Thanks to Dan and his massage work, I feel like a new man!

March 30, 2017 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

I had not had a massage in Palm Springs before but Dan's ad jumped out to me so I made an appointment. Wow - was I glad I did that? Everything from the ambiance, to Dan's friendliness to the very precise massage. The foot massage was not expected and just took it over the top for me. No question if you are in Palm Springs, Dan should be your masseur of choice.

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