The Ecstatic Embrace

The Ecstatic featured on CBS Sunday Morning



About his bodywork

The Ecstatic Embrace is a long, meditative hugging session (sorry, NOT massage). Beginning with a conversational check-in, followed by 90 minutes of continuous holding. It is done mostly laying down in a variety of positions, based on comfort and spontaneity. This practice draws on years of personal experience, coupled with research, that shows that adults need and benefit greatly from being held in a compassionate setting. The body produces lots of oxytocin (the emotional bonding chemical) and serotonin when we are held in a safe setting. The results are a deep sense of safety, well-being and openness. Both relaxing and energizing, this work is a powerful resource for well-being and human connection. It is an antidote for isolation, grief, depression and even can relieve physical pain.This is a professional practice. Participants wear light, comfortable clothing i.e. shorts and a t-shirt. Please read my reviews. Men of all ages and body types are welcome. It is a gentle journey that we take together.

Centrally located in a comfortable, professional setting in Hollywood.

About Him

Steve has been a student of personal growth for many years in both traditional and non-traditional forms. He is a graduate from The Radical Aliveness Core Energetics Institute and is now a certified Core practitioner, seeing individual clients, leading groups and personal growth weekends. He practices Buddhist meditation, and actually discovered this hugging path from a simple meditative vision 15 years ago. He has found consistently that a sustained full body hug reveals a path of personal growth, as well as being comforting and pleasurable. Though I try to accommodate all appt. requests, it is best to schedule a day or more in advance.


In-studio 120 min. $130.00


Near Cole Avenue & Santa Monica
Los Angeles, CA 90038