Massage by Stephanus

Based in Washington, DC

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $90

8 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 2 other techniques

6 testimonials


I'm originally from South Africa and living now in DC. I specialize in Aromatherapy massage and will mix a couple of different essential oils for your session. After going through your health history and current heath and issues I will determine what essential oils to use.
Prefer to do ninety minute massage session-so that I have enough time to spend on all body parts. When doing sixty minutes I don't include the feet, head and face.
Aromatherapy massage... style is very similar to Swedish massage and I do incorparate some deep tissue techniques/strokes at specific problem areas. The goal of Aromatherapy massage is to improve lymph-circulation and blood-circulation, to move toxics out and that the body can heal itself.
To schedule, please e-mail or WhatsApp me.


Based near: 1st Street NW & V Street NW Washington, DC 20001 Mobile services within 50 miles

At Stephanus' studio
At your home, office or hotel

Stephanus' Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Aromatherapy to Swedish

40 min.
60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Square Cash, Venmo, Visa accepted
  • 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.
  • Discounts available for massage therapists, ask for details, birthdays
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish

Experience: 16 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Massage Table, Music

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Feb. 2001 - Nov. 2002

Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy School South Africa, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, ZA

Feb. 2007 - Aug. 2008

Massage Therapy

PMTI, Washington, DC


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

April 15, 2024 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Stephanus provided the best massage I have had in the DMV. He asks all the right questions regarding the kind of massage you want and his has a high level of expertise. I felt very relaxed and the aches and pains were gone. The glass of iced water after the massage was just the right touch. Five stars!

Nov. 02, 2023 in Alexandria, VA (mobile)

I highly recommend Stephanus for massage therapy. He is a clearly experienced master of massage therapy. I have Parkinson's and have issues with stiffness and rigidity. I scheduled an in-home 90 minute session. He quickly set up and provided all the essentials. He clearly explained everything he was going to work on and communicated with me throughout the session to ensure I was ok. Great technique and combination of modalities. I felt relaxed and rejuvenated and have already booked another session. He is the best!

April 19, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I’ve been patronizing Stephanus for the last year. His body work has helped me overcome very stressful period of my life. He is very knowledgeable with the properties of the essential oils and how they affect the mind and the body. His techniques are firm and very healing. His massage studio is beautifully decorated. He has an aquarium with a few fish in it that is a great addition to the relaxing experience. His music selection is very relaxing and calming. I always feel great each time I see him.

Nov. 18, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

This guy has magic hands and does great massage.
Knowledgeable about essential oil blends / uses The heated table was nirvana
I came in with sore legs and back muscles, he was able to help relieve the tension and soreness.
I went home feeling like a new man.
Highly recommend Stephanus, you will not regret

Gerald R.

Oct. 30, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Best massage ever.
I can not thank you enough for the massage last Friday. From the very beggining you were spot on your technique, knowledge, calming voice and relaxing music, It made my visit and absolute pleasure. Without doubt, the best massage I have ever had. I’ll definitely be heading back soon. Jorhe.

Sept. 30, 2019 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Stephanus was very responsive and easy to book. His massage room is very clean and relaxing. He was very good at finding my stress areas and working them out. He took time to give extra care to a foot that had been recently injured. HE also uses essential oils which add to the overall experience. Very easy to talk to and makes you feel very welcomed. I left with a feeling of relaxation and plan to return soon.

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