The Art of Massage by Michael

Based in Laguna Beach, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $105

8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai & 7 other techniques

32 testimonials

Overview

Immerse yourself in tranquility at my massage studio nestled along the shores of Laguna Beach this summer. Let the rhythmic sounds of ocean waves accompany your relaxation on the heated massage table.

Thank you for delving into the details of my bodywork practice. Over the past 16 years, my expertise in Swedish, sports, deep-tissue, and full-body massage has flourished and matured.

Presently, my clientele includes professional athletes, high-profile individuals, referrals from medical professionals, and physical therapists, primarily within the serene... environs of Laguna Beach, California. I specialize in addressing chronic pain, injuries, and the pursuit of general relaxation.

All age groups and body types are embraced; women, men, and couples are invited to partake in an exceptional massage and assisted stretching session with me.

My approach is characterized by precision, depth, skill, and compassion. Clients consistently laud my sessions as a comprehensive package: a professional, intuitive, and profoundly therapeutic encounter facilitated by an articulate, hygienic, and health-conscious masseur.

My sessions seamlessly integrate a unique range of therapeutic expertise and diverse bodywork styles, relieving various forms of tension. I encourage you to openly and specifically communicate your preferences, with the assurance that I attentively listen and unwaveringly respect your boundaries.

Location

Based near: Broadway Street & S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Mobile services within 150 miles

Rates
At Michael's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Michael's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Canadian Deep Muscle to Thai

30 min.
$105
$160
60 min.
$180
$220
90 min.
$260
$300
120 min.
$340
$380

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • 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 Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for first-time clients, students, active military, law enforcement, repeat clients, dancers, massage therapists, senior citizens, ask for details, visiting clients, birthdays, airline crews
Specials

THIS WEEK (until July 20): $20 Off Appointments Starting Before 12 Noon

Additional Info

Techniques: Canadian Deep Muscle, Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage, Neuromuscular, Reiki, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 17 years

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Body scrubs, Body trimming, Facials, Fitness training, Hair styling, Meditation coaching, Pedicures, Personal coaching, Personal training, Yoga instruction

Affiliations: National Association of Massage Therapists, Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association, American Massage Therapy Association

Testimonials

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

June 26, 2024 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

I had the most incredible massage experience at Michael's penthouse in Laguna Beach! From the moment I arrived, Michael's professionalism and attention to detail were evident. The ambiance of his penthouse was serene and relaxing, setting the perfect tone for a rejuvenating massage.

Michael's technique is truly exceptional. He skillfully addressed all my tension points, and his intuitive touch left me feeling completely relaxed and refreshed. Throughout the session, he ensured I was comfortable and tailored the massage to meet my specific needs.

I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a top-notch massage experience in Laguna Beach. His expertise, combined with the tranquil setting of his penthouse, creates an unforgettable wellness experience. I can't wait to return for another session!

June 11, 2024 in Kansas City, KS (in-studio)

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing a massage from Michael while he was in Kansas City, and it was simply outstanding. Despite being based in Laguna Beach, Michael brings his top-tier skills and calming energy wherever he goes. He took the time to understand my specific needs, ensuring a deeply therapeutic and wonderfully relaxing massage.

Michael's impeccable technique combines firm pressure with soothing strokes that melt away my tension and stress. He created a serene and comfortable environment, making me feel at ease from the very beginning. It's clear that Michael is passionate about his work and genuinely cares about his client's well-being.

If you can book a session with Michael in Laguna Beach or while he’s traveling, don’t miss out. His massages are truly a rejuvenating experience that refreshes and revitalizes you. Highly recommended!

Feb. 04, 2024 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

I make it a point to visit Laguna Beach each year to reconnect with family, but the annual reunions can be quite stressful. However, this time, I decided to treat myself to a massage appointment with Michael, which turned out to be a phenomenal experience. Michael's incredible talent and thoughtful and kind approach made the session even more enjoyable. Having had numerous massages in the past, I can confidently say that this was by far my best experience. I'm certain that anyone else who chooses to book a session with Michael will have an equally fantastic time. I am eagerly anticipating my next visit to Laguna Beach!

Dec. 03, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

My spouse and I indulged in a delightful 90-minute couples massage with an oceanfront view. Our skilled massage therapist, Michael, exceeded our expectations, surpassing previous experiences at home or during vacations elsewhere. We'd gladly take Michael home with us! His expertise in relaxation and attention to our specific areas of tension left us thoroughly rejuvenated.

The setting perfectly matched the description — right by the ocean! The soothing sound of the waves added an extra layer of tranquility to the massage experience. I enthusiastically recommend Michael, and without a doubt, we'll be returning when we find ourselves back in Laguna Beach.

July 25, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

Received one of the best massages of my lifetime today from Michael. My experience began positively with my ability to communicate and schedule with him quick and easy. Next, when arriving to the studio, I was welcomed to a spotless studio which Michael went above and beyond to ensure I felt comfortable. His technique and perfect pressure has left my body the most it’s been relaxed that I can remember. I would highly recommend Michaels services as I am already working to book my next massage.

April 02, 2023 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

Absolutely the best massage treatment I've had. Michael's skill in reading your body and connecting to your mind is unbelievable. He is well educated in all faceted dynamics of our bodies, mind, and soul. His conversation was enlightening and helpful in your body physically releasing the knots away. Even without his fascinating insight, his physical massage technique alone is outstanding.

Jan. 20, 2023 in Laguna Beach, CA (in-studio)

My massage with Michael was terrific. Michael took good care of me and was very thorough. I had a very tight shoulder and upper back, and he gave extra attention to those problem areas. He took his time and gave me the care I needed. I highly recommend Michael if you're looking for a massage for either relaxation or muscle tension relief. Thank you so much, Michael!

Oct. 10, 2022 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

Michael is an experience I strongly recommend discovering!

He went above and beyond in helping me orchestrate a birthday surprise for my husband.

Michael did our couples massage at our Newport Beach home. My husband had a fantastic massage and hasn't stopped talking about how great it was. I had never felt so relieved and this good after a massage; simply remarkable.

April 25, 2022 in Dana Point, CA (mobile)

Saw Michael for a much-needed deep tissue massage. Michael is phenomenal; he knew all the right spots to hit while allowing me to let go and melt away. Ensured to take his time in problem areas and even went overtime to ensure all desired areas were handled. I couldn't recommend him enough. Always look forward to my weekly massages with him.

Oct. 17, 2021 in Newport Beach, CA (mobile)

I've been getting two massages a week from Michael for the last two years, and each time was a fantastic experience. I love the attention to detail and professionalism that Michael has always provided me.

Highly recommend him -- Skilled, I'm very picky about how I want my deep tissue massage done, and he delivered! I appreciated that Michael genuinely cared about what areas of my body needed the most work and what type of pressure I preferred. I think this is very important since it allows the necessary communication between you and your massage therapist.

Truly thankful to have Michael in my life.

Feb. 04, 2021 in Hermosa Beach, CA (mobile)

On a scale of 1-10, Michael, my Massage Therapist for over 7 years, is a 12 in just about every category. He is highly skilled, sensitive to his client's needs, yet always appropriate. Beyond that, Michael is a great conversationalist who can make the most shy person feel comfortable, and yet he is very willing to simply give a great massage in silence. As someone who has needed, and received Massage for almost 30 years, both in this country and abroad, I've never met a better
therapist!

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