Clinical Bodywork by Waldo

Based in Washington, DC

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $99

midnight - midnight every day

Deep Tissue, Sports, Reiki & 4 other techniques

16 testimonials


The FASTEST way to get in touch with me for a massage is via clicking the "text message" button above. If you email me, I will likely not get back to you for hours or possibly days, if ever. If you need a last minute session, please be attentive when finalizing details over text, or just call me instead.

Please read my rates and location before contacting me, and feel free to ask me any questions I didn't cover... here! :)

I am a licensed massage therapist. I have been working as a massage therapist full time in Washington DC for eleven years. I love helping people through my work.

My work is deep-tissue. I specialize in myofascial therapy that focuses on the connective tissue, but many people find it to be relaxing, not painful. I'm sure that you will get what you need out of the session. If you are looking for a light-pressure massage, please do not contact me.

My professional massage is not just for gay men, but available to all genders and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. All are welcome in my studio!

My studio is three blocks from the DuPont metro station, and there is parking available on the street nearby or in paid garages. Outcall radius is 5 miles.


Based near: 18th st. nw & R st. Nw Washington, DC 20036 Mobile services within 10 miles

At Waldo's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Waldo's Signature Massage

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

30 min.
45 min.
60 min.
75 min.
90 min.
120 min.
150 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Discover, Google Wallet, Mastercard, 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 Thursdays
  • Discounts available for bodybuilders, entertainment industry

THIS WEEK (until June 15): $20 off sessions m-f, 9am-5pm (no combining discounts)

Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Reiki, Sports, Trigger Point

Experience: 12 years

In-studio amenities: Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Metered Parking, Private Restroom

Mobile extras: Massage Table

Additional services: Meditation coaching

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


Jan. 2011 - Oct. 2012

Massage Certificate

NMTI, Falls Church, VA


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

Feb. 01, 2024 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Waldo always helps. They have been treating me for over a year, monthly and sometimes weekly with extraordinarily knowledgeable skills. At times I have gone in practically unable to walk or climb up on the massage table, and I have left with a bouncy walk. I highly recommend Waldo.

Dec. 01, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Waldo is a fantastic massage therapist. I went in for some shoulder and lower back pain and left feeling completely rejuvenated. Did you know your wrist can crack? Me either! But it feels great after it does.

Waldo took extra efforts to make sure their space was warm and welcoming and it allowed me to really get vulnerable and (unexpectedly) confront some of the trauma/pain that I've been holding onto. Very grateful that I found them and hope that you take the time to book them too! You won't regret it.

Thanks, Waldo! See you again in a few weeks!

Sept. 01, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Fantastic massage therapist. They immediately found the most tense places and somehow both worked intensely on them while still making it relaxing. I can’t wait to go back!

July 06, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I’ve only had one massage so far, but I can say that Waldo is definitely a skilled practitioner. They are able to offer a light touch that has deep results, it’s kind of amazing! Furthermore it’s an accessible location by way of street parking, which was plenty available even on a weekday evening in DC; there are a couple of steps inside but that’s it. They have one other working professional inside — a very sweet dog — who gave a warm sendoff after the appointment (but didn’t disturb at all before or during the session.) The work speaks for itself, as almost a week later my upper back retains the results of the gentle work we did. Thanks!

Feb. 01, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

The massage I received from Waldo was transformational. I have chronic pain and muscle tension brought on by C-PTSD and worsened by sitting at a desk all day and multiple sclerosis. Waldo did in one session what five months of twice weekly PT has been unable to accomplish. I am finally feeling safe in my body after 30+ years of tension and pain. Don't get me wrong, the massage will HURT. But it's good pain. I cannot wait until my next session. Plus they have an adorable pup.

Nov. 10, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Waldo is great! They are kind and have a nice energy. This was my second professional massage so I was nervous on what to expect. Waldo was very informative and helpful throughout. I enjoyed my massage experience especially since they did a great job working on my muscles. Overall, I had a great experience and would recommend!

Sept. 14, 2022 in Washington, DC (mobile)

As a former massage therapist who has also had quite a many massages, I can easily say that Waldo is among the most talented I have ever received work from. Their myofascial release work has released trigger points for me that physical therapists had labored over for months. Beyond their remarkable talents, they are a friendly, kind person- easy to trust immediately and as you get to know them as a therapist.
Five stars aren't enough!

Aug. 03, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Waldo is great! I was managing some post-COVID muscle fatigue symptoms when I came to them for a massage. They were extremely thorough in the pre-massage consultation, getting information on where the pain was located and what work we wanted to do in the session. Their work really helped relieve some major tension I had in my neck and upper back, and I felt comfortable and listened-to throughout the process!

March 24, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I used to be an athlete in college, so I have plenty of experience working with trainers and massage therapists. Waldo feels a lot like the therapy I use to receive back then. This isn't a spa kind of thing. There are no frills, no scented candles or oils. It's also not super painful, either though. I still have an active lifestyle, so Waldo is part of my regular recovery plan. If you have pain or tension or anything like that, check them out.

Nov. 09, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Very grateful to Waldo for the much needed bodywork! They easily understood my needs and tailored our session to them, rather than simply modifying a set routine to accommodate a few minutes on focus areas. The pressure was perfect and they were very mindful of my comfort as well as being very friendly and welcoming throughout. Highly recommend!

Oct. 26, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Very grateful to Waldo for the much needed relief! They easily understood my needs and tailored our massage session to them, rather than simply modifying a set routine to accommodate a few minutes on focus areas. The pressure was perfect and they were very mindful of my comfort as well as being very friendly and welcoming throughout. Highly recommend!

July 03, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Respectful & Professional

Starting from the first visit, Waldo has made me feel comfortable in my own skin, figuratively and literally. Part of what made that possible is the fact that I've never once felt judged for the shape of my body or the condition that it's in. Furthermore, there's the open communication. For example, they ask at the start of the session about specific spots on which to focus or areas to avoid, and afterwards they are open to answering any questions about the day's session.

From Waldo's response to those questions, I've gotten a better sense of the fact that they are a trained professional with an understanding of the body mechanics upon which they work. More than that, they're able to speak about and share that knowledge in a manner that makes me confident that they know what they're doing, and it also provides me the peace of mind from understanding what's going on. This is in contrast to a chiropractor who, when I asked about the function of a certain procedure, could only say it "resets" the muscles, whatever, that's supposed to mean.

In addition, Waldo took the time at the end of one session to demonstrate some stretching exercises for me, and they explained how those exercises would help. They also explained how the stretch I was planning to do would actually been counterproductive. That saved me from further aggravating an injury.

All of this is, of course, in addition to the strength and pacing that they bring to the massage therapy itself. Overall, a positive experience. I would recommend Waldo to anyone who is looking for a massage therapist.

May 08, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Waldo is an excellent massage therapist! They focus on deep tissue massage, and they are knowledgable about how to target pretty much anywhere on the body. I've been seeing them for over a year now and I always walk away feeling much looser than before, being able to stand up taller with less pain. It's nice to get to be a regular, as Waldo pretty much knows my problem areas and will hit those even if I ask for something different on a given day. They work out of their DC apartment, and though it's not like a traditional spa or massage parlor, I find the environment homey and relaxing, given the comfy massage table, nice heating, and soft lighting.

I'm very glad to be able to go to Waldo with all my muscle tension (of which I have plenty). I definitely recommend their services.

Oct. 08, 2019 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Let me confess at the start that I'm apparently very picky about massage. I've been disappointed time and again, and when I was satisfied, I wasn't
satisfied enough to undertake regular sessions with anyone.

This afternoon I had a two hour deep tissue/stretching session with Isaac. Ive never had an experience like it. He finds the problem areas and works them like a virtuoso. With massage and stretching, he pushes right to the limit (exactly
where I wanted it) but never beyond. He maintains remarkably smooth and consistent pressure during deep strokes. He's truly a consummate professional with extraordinary talent.

April 26, 2017 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Isaac gave me a wonderful massage. It was deep pressure with long, slow strokes. Definitely helped my muscles and back feel better. In addition he was a great conversationalist, and is really nice person to talk with. I would definitely see him again.

April 21, 2017 in Fairfax, VA (in-studio)

Isaac was excellent. Made me feel right at home in his space and made for an extremely relaxing afternoon. He has a very calming presence and was very intuitive. He did an exceptional job and has won me over in believing a great massage does wonders. Thank you, sir. I will be back.

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