Therapeutic Touch by Art

Based in Washington, DC

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $80

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 2 other techniques

6 testimonials


Hey there, I'm Art!

My massage is a combination of deep tissue/Swedish with reflexology and aromatherapy elements. My massage table is heated during the cold days of winter. Massages are customized to the pressure points of each client. I have over 3 years of extensive experience working with different types of bodies.

My studio is located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington DC. Dupont Red Line Metro is just a short 5 min walk. There is always... plenty of street parking available in my area. You can expect a clean, sanitary experience. I provide relaxing ambiance with mood light and essential oil scents plus hot compress using heated towels.

I am a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community and do not discriminate on the basis of orientation, gender identity, race, ability or any other basis.

** I provide therapeutic massage ONLY.

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Based near: New Hempshire Ave & 21st street NW Washington, DC 20036 Mobile services within 5 miles

In-studio Mobile
M: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
Tu: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
W: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
Th: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
Sa: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
Su: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. noon - 10 p.m.
At Art's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Art's Signature Massage

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

30 min.
60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for dancers, massage therapists, ask for details

THIS WEEK (until June 1): $10 off before 1pm

Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Swedish

Experience: 4 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Secured Entrance/Doorman, Shower, Tea

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Massage Table, Music


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

Jan. 02, 2024 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Art knows what he’s doing and I can’t wait to come back. I had neck pain for the past several days so I thought I’d give massage a try. I’ve tried other services here but found it to be hit or miss. I messaged Art to set up a session that same day and he was very accommodating and professional, always a good first sign. When I got there I found a very nice apartment and a very cozy massage room. I especially liked the heated table feature and the hot towel compress. Art spent a majority of the time working my neck (my request) but still made time for the rest of my body. (Honestly, I wish I booked a longer session!) My neck felt better right away and I was pain free the next day. I highly recommend booking a session with Art. I know I’ll be coming back for more!

June 07, 2023 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I used to take massages just to work on tight muscles. Artem has taught me that massage is so much more.

I don’t know how he does it. (Hint: It may be about the person he is, not just his craft).

With Artem, the experience is transforming. In fact I find myself in a trance for most of it. My body and mind are clear, so much so that I could not force a distracting thought to interrupt even if I tried.

So if you want someone to just work out muscle kinks, I’d say any street-side parlor might do.

But, if you want to experience something truly amazing, I invite you to reserve time with Artem, and just let go. If you are willing (and able), Artem will provide what at least for me, is something I’ve never experienced anywhere else.

Nov. 16, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I had my first massage with Art today and it was superb. I couldn’t believe how quickly the time passed. I am training for a marathon and do strength training, and had just completed a 22 mile run a few days before I visited Art. I left his studio feeling like a new man: relaxed, soothed, restored. His relaxed, friendly manner put me at ease and the environment in his studio with its lighting, music, and aromatherapy helped me lose myself in the massage. I will certainly be returning to Art regularly after tough runs and work outs.

July 20, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

There’s something about Artem that is exceptional. I could tell from our first interaction, and now, with a half-dozen or so massage sessions complete, I know it.

His unique gifts are being gentle, and firm. Strong, and sensitive. Attuned, and complete. I walk away from his table healed - both body and mind.

Artem’s bodywork is more than I bargained for the first time, where I just wanted (and expected) someone to work out some kinks in my lower back. This is totally different.

If you’re looking for something special, this is your man. Don’t expect anything less than a professional, thoughtful, and refreshing experience in the hands of a magician.

I wish I lived closer, because if I did this would be a weekly pilgrimage. On a scale of 1 to 10, Artem is a 50 in my book.

March 31, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I heard Artem was good, but I didn’t know how good! Being a massage therapist myself, I am picky on my masseurs and Artem did more than meet my expectations! He is thorough, attentive, healing, as well as strong and intentional in his massage! It’s one of the better ones I have had in a long time and I highly reccomend him! He knows how to let you relax but also gets in all the places that need work! Thanks Artem! I WILL be back!

Nov. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

Hi Artem,

Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I’m really feeling much better after what I hope will the the first of many sessions!

Let me just first say wow, full stop. My experience with Art was so much more than I had expected. I don’t often go for massage as I have a fairly busy schedule, but I’m so glad I reached out to him!

I’d been dealing with sporadic back pain — sometimes lower back, sometimes shoulders — and knew it was time to see a skilled masseur. It didn’t hurt that Art is very easy on the eyes (smile).

From the time I first contacted him Art was nothing but professional, courteous, and organized. The studio is in a doorman building on a very safe street and was very well kept and clean. Art really went the extra mile to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere, from subdued lighting to ambient music and aromatherapy during the massage. I really liked that he seemed to take his cues on talking from me, and as I prefer a silent massage to help relax. At the same time, he was very engaging to chat with both before and after, so I expect he would be happy to chat during the massage if that is your preference.

The massage itself was very professional and effective, and I was glad Art recommended the 90-minute session. That was just enough time for him to get everywhere he needed to, including the tense muscles around and under my shoulder blades. He obviously knows his way around different muscle groups, quickly zeroing in on the problem spots. I’ll definitely be scheduling follow-up sessions with him!

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