Michelle Maffei

Michelle Maffei

5.0 (4)
8 hires on Thervo
18 years in business

About this pro

Hi there! I’m Michelle CMT licensed, insured & have 2000 hrs. in current and advance education in the field of massage therapy. 17 years of consistent work experience with over 15,000 clients throughout the years.                                                                                         

•Skilled and trained to locate troubled areas of stiffness, tightness, sore muscles, and adhesions (the body's response to injury, trauma, and overuse). My knowledge of insertion, origins, actions and placements of the belly muscle fibers in the body, (not just going with my intuition) can accommodate to your body’s needs most efficiently for faster recovery and relief. 

•My experience working with Doctors and Spa owners reflects my combined techniques of both areas in the field. Providing the most unique level of professionalism, therapeutic and thorough massage available to you.

•Going with “Mobile” is a luxury service that frees your time of the hassle of traffic and the expense of gas so you can enjoy a stress-free day of an at home relaxing massage. “Mobile” massages are perfect for home time with some lit candles and maybe a little wine/or not, for yourself or for couples.

•”Mobile” massage is also good for parties, bachelorette parties, women’s night out, wedding’s, birthday’s, anniversarie’s, spa day, live events, and so on…

Specializing in chronic pain, sore muscles, sciatica pain, neck and shoulder pain, fatigued muscles, sports injuries, relaxation & stress relief.


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San Pedro, CA 90731
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4 Reviews


  • Robert K.

    Expert at what she does. Very knowledgeable and knew the exact part of the body to relieve stress pressure and pain I've been having. Can't wait till next appointment. Five star service without exception one of the best professionals I have experience in the 70 years I have been on this earth.

  • Ramji B.

    I was looking for a replacement for my massage therapist I have been seeing for over 15 years, who has recently retired. I have shoulder & back pain. After a few uninspiring therapists, I found Michelle Maffei. She found exactly where my stress spots are and very skilled at alleviating them with deep tissue (For me) massage. Usually I hurt a little, for a day or so after massage (No pain, No gain, Right?), but with Michelle , it is immediate bliss after I step out of my therapy session. She is extremely good at what she does and very fairly priced for her skill level. I think I have found my next long term Therapist. She is new to Carlsbad area and will get real busy, real soon. So take advantage of her time while you can!!

  • Tony L.

    Amazing deep tissue work.!!!

  • Emerald K.

    Best massage ever!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I provide everything from massage table, sheets, oils & creams, clocks, eye cover, massage stool & music!  

•First I get all my clients intake like injuries & medical background etc… anything that I may need to know about before I work on clients. When clients are ready for me to perform modalities I ground in, then it’s hands on clients. For 90 minute massages in prone position (face down) I start with palm pressing up and down the body to see where tight areas are. Then I focus in on those areas that need treatment for recovery, or relaxing. When massage is over I walk to the next room while they dress. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

2004-2005 I started massage school, plus herbology, nutrition at Natural Healing Institutes in Encinitas. In 2017 I started a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification at the Soul Of Yoga in Encinitas. Then I went back to massage school to catch up on education in 2021 at National Holistic Institute in Santa Ana to take massage & science of the body core program. Next is neuromuscular Therapy made by Dr’s for Dr’s! I love school, I could be a professional student.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.



How did you get started in this business?

I attended massage school then my fist massage job was in 2005 at United Physicians Group in a medical facility after years working with them they switch ownership to San Diego Spine & Rehab. Altogether I’ve work with them for 10 years. Then I switched to Spa’s, working at Earth Avada in Encinitas.  After that, I worked at Royal Thai in Oceanside doing Thai massage.  Then I moved to LA and started working at Desuar Spa in DTLA. Then covid hit and that’s when I started working for myself doing mobile massage. So I can provide the best service and knowledge to the community

What types of customers have you worked with?

I have worked on Injury Cases, Military, None-active Duty, Pregnancy, Moms, Dads, Couples, Parties, Women’s Night Out, Bachelorette Parties, Pro FootBall 🏈 Players. The Whole Family, Cancer Patients, Clients in Hospital Beds.. The Wealthy the Poor I’m here to serve all who need my service. Aliens👽, Dogs/Cats animals included….

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Candle Making to add to my website for clients who want candles to their services for a luxury setting experience at home or gift ideas.

•I make my own essential oil blends with an array of top quality oils, just ask. I got you!!!!!

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Finding a great therapist is a hit or miss. I've been told I give the best massages. Clients are not disappointedz with my therapeutic work. 

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

•Do you take insurance? No, “BUT” if you get a receipt from me with my license number with business name and send it to your insurance company, you may get reimbursed.

•Is draping required?  YES!!  Draping is mandatory at all times. 

•Do I need to shower before session? Yes please be clean with no stinky butts!!!