Sports Massage by Darío

Based in Washington, DC

In-studio services

Starting at $140

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 4 other techniques

39 testimonials


Say Good-Bye To “One Size Fits All” Therapy
Darío offers the most advanced bodyworking techniques to rejuvenate your health from head to toe. He crafts personalized plans with layers of therapeutic relief to cover every last one of your pain points. Your blended therapy treatment plan could include Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Scrapping), Sports Massage, Active Release Technique, Percussion Therapy, Frederick Stretch Therapy™️ (FST), Myofascial Decompression (Cupping Therapy) and Medical Massage.

Hi, I’m... Darío, Licensed Massage Therapist 5+ years of experience in Washington D.C. I am also a Certified Personal Trainer from NASM. If you are looking for a professional massage, you have come to the right place.
License#: DC: MT2583
VA: 0019018145
MD: R03353

I am completely open to helping anybody, whether gay, bi or straight, in my practice. I have the knowledge and education that allows me to help you in your healing journey, either sports related, workload or relaxation and wellbeing.

As a professional licensed massage therapist, there is absolutely no sexual component to the session whatsoever. Serious Inquiries Only.

To book an appointment, please click “book appointment” and it will redirect you to my square up calendar.


Based near: 17th Street NW & R Street NW Washington, DC 20009


M: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tu: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

W: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Th: 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

F: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sa: ---

Su: ---

At Darío's studio

Darío's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Chair massage to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Mondays
  • Discounts available for military veterans, active military
Additional Info

Techniques: Chair massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 7 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Cupping, Personal training

Affiliations: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, American Massage Therapy Association


March - Sept. 2020

Medical Massage

LMT Success Group, Pompano Beach, FL

March - Nov. 2016

Massage Therapy

Sheridan Technical College, Hollywood, FL

March - July 2020

Certified Personal Trainer

National Academy of Sports Medicine, Washington, DC


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

March 15, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Highly recommend. Dario is an incredibly knowledgeable and effective therapist with a kind and thoughtful demeanor. I really appreciate how he listens to my description of the issues, investigates the possible sources, and explains the rationale for the particular therapies he uses. Between stretching, resistance, pressure, and cupping, I leave each session knowing I’m making progress with Dario’s help. His tailoring of movements and stretches for my hip issues, along with the homework he gave me to work on between sessions, have been remarkably effective. His studio is clean and welcoming. Dario’s a true professional and I have no hesitation in recommending his bodywork to others.

Dec. 22, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

When getting a massage, I am looking for someone who is knowledgeable about muscle structure and incorporates other techniques besides massage to optimize my recovery from working out. That is Dario, He incorporates amazing stretching, cupping, scrapping and has a sixth sense on how far to push your muscles where you get the benefit without pain. Highly recommend. Book early as he is booked out for months.

Oct. 04, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Absolutely one of the best massages I have ever received. After trying to book with Dario for over a year, I finally got an appointment and it was well worth the wait. The studio was really nice and spa like. Dario was very professional yet warm and inviting. He tended to my areas of concern and it made a significant difference in easing the discomfort I was having before the massage. He is the real deal and knows the body and the art of therapy very well. I will be sure to see him again if I’m lucky enough to get another appointment.

June 30, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I have been with Dario quite a few times already and by far he is the best in DC on what he does. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to experience a real massage. He is THE BEST!

April 04, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Knowledgeable and all encompassing, Dario's work is impeccable. He tailors your experience to what you need/want through his massage, stretches, and atmosphere. For me, that meant helping heal my muscle fatigue/tension due to chronic joint pain. His technique discovered trigger points I wasn't aware were affecting my joints, which my physical therapists haven't found. Even if you're going just to relax and enjoy conversation (that is until you're left speechless), Dario has you covered. I'd happily return to him but I'm only visiting from LA! Thank you, Dario. Hope to see you next time!

Dec. 23, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

The moment you walk in you immediately know that you are “in good hands”. Dario provides a service that is nothing short of phenomenal. I highly recommend booking a bodywork session as soon as possible. UPDATE: Went for my second session, described the issues and by the time I walked out the door, everything that I had been having problems with were no longer issues/problems. Dario has excellent technique and recall about my the areas I had concerns with during the previous session. He has such a fantastic way of putting you at ease while applying his skill, knowledge and technique. FIVE STARS are not enough for this review.

Oct. 01, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

It was one of the best, if it wasn’t the best massage I ever had, the pressure was just right. I felt like Dario knew my body more than me, he concentrated on areas he felt needed more attention and made every stress node in my body go away. He checked with me every once in a While to make sure I was ok, I was worried that I am going to miss one of those times he checks on me, as I was so relaxed and I felt I’m going to fall asleep, maybe I did as the time passed so fast. I’m glad I booked 90 minutes from the first time, as it gave Dario enough time to work on the different areas.
In summary, THE MASSAGE was AMAZING!! And was one of those times when you wished time would stop.

June 30, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

My session with Dario was simply the best sports massage I’ve ever had. He began the session by taking my medical history and from that he expertly formulated a mixed session that incorporated a variety of techniques which specifically addressed each of my issues. Only someone with incredible knowledge of anatomy and the latest massage techniques would be able to tailor a custom session that quickly and I’ve never come across anyone in the DMV as proficient as Dario.

I will undoubtedly return to him.

March 23, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Dario — The best masseur in the DC area!
Highly recommended!

I first saw one of Dario’s ads online a few months ago and the COVID-19 notice impressed me. He really does take sanitization, disinfection and safety very seriously.
I felt very much at ease and relaxed knowing this.

I have tried both his 60 minute and 90-minute massage.
Dario’s place is clean & immaculate.
His deep tissue massage and stretch techniques are awesome! He is extremely knowledgeable about body mechanics and techniques! My back and legs felt much more fluid afterwards!

Also, he is a true gentleman — courteous, professional & in tuned with his clients needs.
He consistently communicates well from first contact throughout the massage as needed.
Looking forward to next time!

Dec. 06, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

My massage from Dario was wonderful! He communicated answers to my questions very quickly (he responded within 30 minutes all three times I messaged him with questions leading up to my appointment). His studio is spotless, and the Christmas tree was beautiful! He checked my temperature as soon as I arrived. His mask remained on the whole time, as did mine except when I was face down, and he was very careful with washing his hands before and after touching me. I booked a 60 minute session, but really wish I had booked longer. Next time I will definitely book 90 minutes. He asked what type of massage I needed (sports, deep tissue, relaxation), asked about physical health (prior injuries), and what type of pressure I liked during a massage. Dario was very professional, and his massage was exquisite!!! He is very talented, and I appreciate how good I’ve felt this entire weekend. I left feeling reached and rejuvenated, and ready to tackle whatever the week had in store for me. I will definitely schedule with him again very soon. Thank you, Dario!

Sept. 25, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I had my first massage with Dario 4 weeks ago and have already been back 3 times. He is a true professional, keeping the massage focused on my issue areas particularly as I am just getting back to the gym after months of quarantine. His strong touch is perfect for deep muscle tightness and his relaxing stretching and rubbing makes for a relaxing time. His place is very clean and his table and massage oils/lotions are top notch. I have had many massages in the past but Dario is the best.

July 12, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Darío is one-of-a-kind. With his training and technical knowledge, his physical strength, and his attention to his clients' needs, he consistently gives superior massages. I am still floating from a session on his table a little while ago, one of the best I have ever experienced. Treat yourself to some time with this gifted professional, you won't regret it!

Feb. 28, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Dario is an expert at his profession and I’m fortunate to be one of his regular clients in the DMV area. The quality of his massage is superior to any other I’ve had -- by incorporating techniques from his vast knowledge on body mechanics and applying his innate intuition on healing, each massage feels specialized and focused on me. If you get the opportunity to have an appointment with Dario, take it, and see why he is the best of the best.

Jan. 03, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

During a vacation trip to Ft. Lauderdale in January, 2019, I was looking to increase my level of relaxation with a massage. After reviewing masseurs available in the area, I selected Dario based upon his hours of professional training, experience and because he also has knowledge of stretching techniques. Wow, did I ever make a good choice! Dario responded promptly to my text and we set up a date and time with ease. Dario's massage room is clean and professional. He listened to my preferences for the massage and I left feeling incredibly relaxed with an increased range of motion. My first massage with Dario was so good that I include reaching out to him as a routine part of trip planning - air, hotel and car reservations but most importantly, scheduling an appointment with Dario! Recently, I have been fortunate enough to meet Dario in Washington, DC during his travels here. I highly recommend him and you will too after your first session.

July 23, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

I've been going to Dario for massages for 4+ years. He gives the most incredible deep tissue massage that leaves me feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Most recently I had not been to him for a few months and was having an issue with my shoulder (chronic pain and limited motion). I saw Dario last week and he did his magic, I left with no pain and full motion!

He has a separate massage room that is peaceful, serene and always clean. Dario is a very talented therapist and a sweetheart!

Book it now!

July 22, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario literally gave me the best massage I have ever had. He has great technique, he's attentive, and he LISTENS---all of these things ensured that I had the best experience possible. I WILL be coming back.

April 30, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario is the best massage therapist I've ever worked with, and I've been lucky enough to work with some really good ones for different sports injuries. Dario is very knowledgeable in both massage technique and body mechanics. He also really listens to you and gets to the bottom of the issues you're having.
I had some chronic pain and limited mobility in my shoulder from a rotator cuff injury. After several sessions with Dario, the pain is gone and the mobility is back to 100%. If you're looking for a great massage from an experienced, knowledgeable, and genuinely nice person, I would really recommend that you try Dario!

Dec. 08, 2018 in Detroit, MI (mobile)

I recently started receiving massages from Dario about 6 months ago. As the owner of a renovations company, I have a very strenuous and stressful job. I often suffer from lower back pain due to my line of work and also carry all of my stress in my upper back and shoulders. As a masseuse, Dario was very attentive to my needs and really took his time and focused on my “trouble spots”. His friendly personality made me feel comfortable from the beginning and he is always completely professional and classy in every way. If you are looking for a professional massage in an immaculate, relaxing environment...then Dario is definitely your guy!!!! 5 stars for sure!!!

June 26, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)


I've been a client of Dario's for 4 years now and I can't say enough good things about him. If you are looking for someone with a great touch and technique look no further. Dario has the innate ability to relax the most stressed. I can't say how many times I've fallen asleep on the table (hopefully my snoring wasn't too bad) after only a few minutes. Each time I awake refreshed and seemingly stress free.

You will notice he prides himself on his practice. His studio is immaculate, well appointed with comfort and soft music. Choice of cream or lotion are equally nice.

If you're in need of a massage to take away your stress and worries look no further.

March 22, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario was AMAZING....I never had such a wonderful great massage where a massuer paid attention to your needs and was very friendly. He didn't rush and he made me more relaxed than I ever been before. He is in tune to your body and very professional. When I visit again I will seek out Dario for sure. 5 Stars all the way.

March 20, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

I’ve had many massages at some of the best spas and I must say my massage with Dario was by far the absolute best! He is very professional, the setting was very relaxing and he even followed up the following day! I will definitely return.

March 19, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario was welcoming with a good sense of humor.
His massage was one of the best I’ve had and I’ve had many. I asked for deep tissue and that’s what I received. The pressure and rhythm of the massage was almost hypnotic.I left feeling relaxed and mildly energized. When I come back to Fort Lauderdale I’ll make a point to him again.

Sept. 30, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

From the beginning Dario was very welcoming and his studio is immaculate. Before he began the massage he sat down and asked questions about the type of massage I needed and got details about myself. The massage table was so comfortable and immediately Dario applied the perfect amount of pressure and the entire massage was perfect. From pinpointing the knots in my neck and back to stretching, I could not have asked for a better massage. I am so glad I found him, I just wish I scheduled a longer massage! I will definitely become a loyal customer and will be back soon. A+++

July 15, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

After reading other review, I had to try myself. Dario is the best! The massage was simply amazing. Dario indeed is very professional. Expect to get a great massage, and leave totally relaxed.

May 02, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario greeted with a great smile makes you feel confortable. His massage overall technique was perfect and did exactly what was needed to relax and let go of some stress. HIGHLY RECOMMEND, I will surely be back.

March 29, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

By far one of the best massages I ever had in Fort Lauderdale. The massage was totally focused on my back issues. I was so impressed that I already booked another appointment and will likely book many more. I highly recommend without hesitation.

Jan. 30, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario was fantastic. Great massage with stretching. Great listener to achieve the pressure I wanted. Great focus on problem areas. Wonderful atmosphere. One of the best massages I have ever had. Will be back as soon as possible.

Jan. 14, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (mobile)

This was a very relaxing, professional, and beneficial experience!! The massage was excellent and his personality was just as warm and welcoming. I would def recommend him to anyone!!

Jan. 11, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario massage room is very tranquil and reminds me of very high end spa or better. His technique is very therapeutic and relaxing; dosed off during the session, meaning very good skill! Very professional and courteous, give him a try! Thanks Dario!

July 26, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Dario is amazing.

My massage with Dario was excellent. He's very professional and super friendly. His massage studio is impeccable and made me feel very relaxed. Overall I had an amazing experience, I highly recommend him.

July 02, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Had a great massage with him, and we both felt that the pressure and attention that he gave was right on point. I will gladly recommend that him, and tell any of my friends to see him.

March 12, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

I had an amazing massage today with Dario. His massage skills are excellent and his massage studio very clean and relaxing. I've had many massage and this massage was top notch. I will definitely be back!

Feb. 06, 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Again Dario excelled himself in giving me a fabulous massage. He gave me perfect pressure (deep) as I like it, but he'll adjust it to whatever you require. The studio is very comfortable, relaxing and extremely clean.
Dario works very hard at giving an awesome massage and he leaves you feeling amazing. Thanks Dario, for such a great massage. I'm Looking forward tp the next one!

Dec. 01, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Highly recommended. The massage was excellent. Dario was quick to respond to texts; his home was spotless and offers a safe environment for a great massage. He was curteous, professional, and a great masseur. I will hopefully see him in again when in FLL. Thanks, Dario

Aug. 05, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, FL (in-studio)

Extremely professional experience. Deep massage was relaxing & perfect to break up stress. Private & very clean place with nice massage setup. I will be back when in the area again

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