About Us

Touch Matters, your experience matters.
I offer Swedish massage and cranio-sacral work. 

I am glad for the opportunity to work alongside you in massage therapy,
 to work with you for well-being.  
I invite you to self-connection, to mystery, to listening with your body.
Sometimes in the course of a session, poetry or prose comes to my mind.
There's an option to hear remembered writings aloud as you receive massage.

I trained at the Cortiva School of Massage, completing certification in 2009. Since that time I have grown my practice in several locations, while also keeping up with my family.

Touch Matters Bodywork Massage

1750 Kilbourn St

Elkhart , IN 46514 map it

(765) 914-9008

License: #MT 21003639

Hours of Operation

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F By Appointment Only
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I am always reluctant to try a different massage place, but I am glad I did. John was great! The pressure was exactly what I needed and communicated throughout the massage. He focused on my trouble areas and I am looking forward to my next massage! Thanks for a great experience!!!

    It was a professional and relaxing massage. I like the attention to detail and the friendly and comfortable atmosphere.

  • Please please please consider getting massage. Really helps with blood flow and relaxation and health. Nicholas Gehman

    John is the perfect therapist. Having only tried massage therapy once in the past, I was hesitant about giving it another shot with someone new. My appointment with John was very comfortable from the beginning, and it is clear he has a high level of integrity and great skill with therapeutic knowledge and practice.

  • Highly recommend! John is a wonderful Massage Therapist and cares deeply about the work that he does to help people. His clients are fortunate to have him!

    A great massage - John has great skill and professionalism - had an arm hurting when I can in and when he was was done the pain was gone - highly recommend John!

  • John does great work. Works hard at getting into my problem areas. Very relaxed when I leave the massage appointment.

    I like John's strong commitment to help other's experience a better quality of life that massage offers.

Swedish Massage

$35
30min
$70
60min
$105
90min

Chair Massage

$20
15min
$35
30min
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out call (at place of living or work)

$140
60min
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Donation

$5
5min
$10
10min
$20
20min
$30
30min
$40
40min
$50
50min
$100
100min
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Poetry Session

$15
30min
$30
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Weekly massage sessions for 3 months

12 massage sessions in 3 months
$640
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John S.

License: IN #21003639

15 Verified Reviews

Swedish Massage

$35
30min
$70
60min
$105
90min

Chair Massage

$20
15min
$35
30min
Select

out call (at place of living or work)

$140
60min
Select

Donation

$5
5min
$10
10min
$20
20min
$30
30min
$40
40min
$50
50min
$100
100min
Select

Poetry Session

$15
30min
$30
60min
Select

Special Offers

Weekly massage sessions for 3 months

$640
30min.
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massage

$80
60min
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by Brittiany on Mar 20
I am always reluctant to try a different massage place, but I am glad I did. John was great! The pressure was exactly what I needed and communicated throughout the massage. He focused on my trouble areas and I am looking forward to my next massage! Thanks for a great experience!!!
by Jep on Feb 26
Five star provider. Highly recommended. Gentle nature, gradated pressure to one's wishes. Excellent!
by Alta on Jan 30
Listening ears and healing hands. late to bed.... late to arise.... every morning is a new surprise !! as always..alta
by Missy on Jan 29
John creates a great experience of massage by listening to what I need and adjusting his pressure/technique to work out the knots I develop over the course of the week.
by Chris on Jan 27
As always, John provides a great massage experience. He is open to whatever technique is requested and is open to any modifications.
by Nick on Jan 17
I like more pressure and John has the skills and strength to provide it! Heated table is a bonus!
by Anonymous on Jan 12
John is exceptionally kind, very understanding, and an attentive listener. My session was relaxing and comforting.
by Anonymous on Jan 05
It was a professional and relaxing massage. I like the attention to detail and the friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
by Nicholas on Dec 15
Please please please consider getting massage. Really helps with blood flow and relaxation and health. Nicholas Gehman
by Andrew on Dec 09
I do tell friends about my experience. John is a wonderful mix of professional expertise and warm, personal engagement. I was relieved of muscle aches several places, and enjoyed his thoughtful conversation throughout. I was refreshed afterward and ready to return to my life.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 8 Reviews)

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by Brittiany on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
I am always reluctant to try a different massage place, but I am glad I did. John was great! The pressure was exactly what I needed and communicated throughout the massage. He focused on my trouble areas and I am looking forward to my next massage! Thanks for a great experience!!!
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
It was a professional and relaxing massage. I like the attention to detail and the friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
by Nicholas on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
Please please please consider getting massage. Really helps with blood flow and relaxation and health. Nicholas Gehman
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
Verified
Service Received: Chair Massage with John S.
John is the perfect therapist. Having only tried massage therapy once in the past, I was hesitant about giving it another shot with someone new. My appointment with John was very comfortable from the beginning, and it is clear he has a high level of integrity and great skill with therapeutic knowledge and practice.
by Nicholas on Sep 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
Highly recommend! John is a wonderful Massage Therapist and cares deeply about the work that he does to help people. His clients are fortunate to have him!
by Jeff on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
A great massage - John has great skill and professionalism - had an arm hurting when I can in and when he was was done the pain was gone - highly recommend John!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
John does great work. Works hard at getting into my problem areas. Very relaxed when I leave the massage appointment.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with John S.
I like John's strong commitment to help other's experience a better quality of life that massage offers.
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Touch Matters Bodywork Massage

1750 Kilbourn St

Elkhart , IN 46514 map it

Phone: (765) 914-9008

License: #MT 21003639