Healing Bodywork by El

Based in Los Angeles

In-studio services

Starting at $80

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. every day

Sports, Swedish & Reiki

4 testimonials

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Treat yourself to a massage by a strong, intuitive, and caring therapist based in Venice Beach! (Formerly named Gary but recently legally adopted a yoga-oriented name) I focus on warming muscles and connective tissue first before going as deep as the body will allow without injury. I make every effort to empty myself of ego and be fully present, down to earth, and understanding for my clients. I can customize the massage as needed. My in-home studio faces west and... gets plenty of fresh air before and after massages and is very clean and warm.

In order to provide you with my optimal energy level, massages after 3pm must be booked no later than 11am the same day although advanced notice of at least 24 hours highly encouraged. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

πŸ™ Incalls preferred but willing to travel if you have your own table as I ride a motorcycle.

πŸ™ Proof of vaccination required. Received Johnson & Johnson vaccine on 3/17/2021, Moderna Booster 1/2022

πŸ™ Educated in Swedish and Sports massage at IPSB with a focus on the mind/body connection

πŸ™ Reiki master level III

πŸ™ More than 17 years of experience

πŸ™ Strong, yoga practitioner with 20 years of yoga experience

πŸ™πŸŒˆ All kind-hearted folks welcome.


Based near: 6th Avenue & Brooks Ct Los Angeles, CA 90291

At El's studio


60 min.
90 min.
120 min.


60 min.
90 min.
120 min.


60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Mondays
  • Discounts available for repeat clients, ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Reiki, Sports, Swedish

Experience: 16 years

In-studio amenities: Candles, Free Parking, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom


Jan. - June 2005

Swedish Massage

Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, Culver City, CA

July - Dec. 2005


Level 2 Attunement, West Los Angeles, CA


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

April 03, 2022 in Venice, CA (in-studio)

El provides a quiet and relaxing environment to completely unwind and relax. I regularly exercise and workout so a soothing massage is an important aspect of my health and well being. His strong hands provide the perfect combination of pressure point and soothing relief. I’ve been a regular client for about two years and I always look forward to one of his sessions to decompress from a crazy and hectic world.
- Bill

July 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA (in-studio)

Gary is an amazing find; a naturally gifted massage therapist and healer that gives focused work that is unhurried, very intuitive, and embracing. He is a tall man who is approachable, generous, and obviously committed to my comfort and healing. I left feeling adjusted, healed, and a little spoiled – pretty damn good actually. Everything I’ve been looking for.

Jan. 05, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA (mobile)

Gary is a very talent massage therapist and natural healer. He made me feel warm, safe and created an opportunity for me to heal some pain I was storing in my body for a long time. It’s amazing what the power of touch can do in just one session! I look forward to seeing him again soon.

Oct. 25, 2019 in West Los Angeles, CA (mobile)

I have had many massages but this was the best I've ever had. The pressure wasn't too light but wasn't painful.

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