Ask a Local: Richard Limon

This month, we asked local health and well-being expert, Richard Limon, to share his Palm Springs favorites. This licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner has resided in Palm Springs since 2012.

Whether you want to step out for a night on the town, relax with a great cocktail, have a desert adventure, take in some culture or indulge in some retail therapy, Richard has some great recommendations.

Richard has lived in Palm Springs since 2012. He promotes health and well-being as a licensed massage therapist and Reiki practitioner in private practice. To find more about Richard and booking his services go to or

What is your go-to restaurant for an evening with friends?

Rooster and the Pig. They have a delicious brussel sprouts starter and the crispy cod is also a favorite.

Where do you enjoy going for a cocktail?

Wang's on a Friday evening for happy hour. Great house music and drinks to start off the weekend!

What is your preferred late night spot?

Chill bar. It has a modern easiness about it and the bar staff is easy on the eyes. Also, they have a pool table and dart board.

What is your favorite early evening hang out?

The bar at The Tropicale. I can get a martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and some good bar bites. Most times I'll go alone and run into people I know or end up meeting people I've never met before.

What event in Palm Springs do you enjoy?

Dancing Under the Stars event for the Hot Rodeo (usually held in May). Ain't nothing like an outdoor dance party at night with some handsome cowboys.

What do you think is the best kept secret in Palm Springs?

The kink events and play parties that happen throughout the year.

How do you spend your day of?

What's a day off? Honestly, when you own your own business it's your life 24/7.

What is your favorite close-by adventure?

San Diego. It's only a couple hours drive away; a large variety of restaurants to try out and places to go and see. Balboa Park is gorgeous.

What is your favorite retail shopping experience?

Shopping for lube at Gear. It's interesting to see all the varieties and you can even get opinions from the clerks. They're knowledgeable about the products they carry.

What’s your best kept, men's clothing secret in the valley?

My best kept men's clothing secret is that you don't even need to be wearing clothes at any of the men's resorts. Why not go for it and opt out?

Is there an art gallery or museum that you like to visit regularly?

Elena Bulatova is pretty awesome. I love the outdoor art garden area. The artwork is stimulating.