Therapeutic Touch by Doug

Based in Arnold, MD

In-studio services

Starting at $120

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 9 other techniques

10 testimonials

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Overview

I am a licensed massage therapist serving the Annapolis area. I trained at the Swedish Institute in NYC and worked in high-end spas and sports clubs until February 2016 when I relocated to Annapolis. I offer a relaxing, therapeutic, total body massage which combines elements of deep tissue, Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point, reflexology, and Thai therapy. I may also incorporate stretching and sports massage when necessary. My service focuses on realigning deep layers of muscles and connective tissue. Deep... massage can relieve chronically tense contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back pain, tight hips, and sore shoulders.

My home studio is equipped with a professional grade table and linens, an adjustable memory foam face cradle, table heating, hot towels, and therapeutic grade aromatherapy. I also offer guided meditation with Tibetan Singing Bowls and Reiki energy work. All can be set to your personal preferences. My clients are welcomed by warm candlelight and soft music as well as the gentle aroma of diffused aromatherapy oils. The massage is given with organic hypoallergenic, nut-free, unscented massage gel.

Location

Based near: Ternwing Drive & Silverleaf Drive Arnold, MD 21012

Hours

M: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Su: ---

Rates
At Doug's studio

Doug's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
$120
90 min.
$170
120 min.
$220

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • Discounts available for students, active military, repeat clients, birthdays
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Conscious Breathwork, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

Experience: 10 years

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

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association

Education

Sept. 2009 - May 2011

Licensed Massage Therapist

Swedish Institute, New York, NY


Testimonials

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

Jan. 26, 2018 in Baltimore, MD (in-studio)

Doug has really good hands. Five minutes into the massage, I forgot I was in another man's house. His technique is great, and he has really worked to get the knots out from between my shoulders... this has been a problem for me. He really knows what he's doing.

Feb. 05, 2018 in Annapolis, MD (mobile)

Doug has addressed a number of long term issues and injuries I have had from working out over the years. Although he took the time to interview me beforehand, many of my issues were unidentified prior to the massage. Instead of relying simply on my personal assessment, he intuitively identified additional problems and addressed them during the session. Furthermore, he provided me with suggestions for stretching, posture, and resources for purchasing at-home therapy tools.

Following my session, he placed a follow-up phone call to ensure satisfaction and relief from my pain. If you are suffering from physical or emotional pain or if you just need general renewal, Doug is the massage therapist for you. Do not hesitate to contact him. It will be one of the best decisions you will make for yourself.

Jan. 17, 2018 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

I have met with Doug a few times now and each time it has gotten better. He explained so much about my body to me and really customized the massage to what I needed. I have been to other masseurs and larger spas but have never felt as comfortable or relaxed as I have after leaving Doug. I highly recommend him!

May 05, 2017 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

Doug is an extremely well trained professional masseur. I have had more than 100 massages elsewhere over the years, and I can assure you that Doug is one of the best--and possibly the best. Very effective in technique, responsive to the client, and professional in demeanor.

Sept. 19, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

I can't say enough good things about Doug and my most recent massage! First, I was thrilled to find a professional massage therapist serving the Annapolis gay community. As a massage therapist myself, I have received several forms of bodywork and get massage frequently. Doug's work is among the best I've ever had! He incorporated several modalities to tailor the session to meet my specific needs. His hands are strong and his deep tissue and trigger point work is deep and effective! He incorporated a lot of stretching as well. Even when the work was deep, I still felt very comfortable and relaxed. Doug is very intuitive and has a very calming, nurturing presence. His place is very cozy, and I loved how he incorporated warm towels into the treatment to make me feel even more comforted. I look forward to becoming a regular client and can't wait for my next massage from Doug!

Sept. 16, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

As a taller guy who has long known of the tremendous benefits of receiving periodic massage therapy, and am now having it prescribed by my orthopedist, I can say with confidence that I know quality work when I find it. I am so very glad I booked a session with Doug recently & gave him a try! From the moment he welcomed me with a friendly smile into his lovely, highly professional home studio, I just knew I was in good hands. The following 90 minutes not only confirmed my hunch, but surpassed my expectations. Looking very much forward to my next session & hopefully long relationship with Doug's talent.

Sept. 01, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

After years of receiving massage once a week, I can say with great confidence that Doug is the best masseur I have had. His has truly mastered the craft of massage.

Sept. 05, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

Regular visitor for stress relief and shoulder muscle spasms. Professional service, Doug adjusts pressure as needed. Combination of heat, aromatherapy and massage. Highly recommended.

Aug. 29, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

This is my 4th time seeing Doug for a massage. I first met him when he was living in New York and i was looking for someone who delivered the type of massage for someone with back issues. After my first session with Doug, i was really amazed at the level of professionalism and knowledge he provided. The massage was medium and extremely relaxing that i have been going back to him ever since. Even as far as traveling from New York City to Annapolis because of how good my body feels after a massage with him. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a therapeutic/healing massage. It will reinvigorate your body and mind and leave you feeling refreshed.

Sept. 05, 2016 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

I have been seeing Doug for a few months now and his massages have completely transformed my body. I feel more relaxed and less stressed during my day to day activities, especially at work. I have also begun to meditate and to use some of the aromatherapy oils that he uses during our sessions. He has helped me to become more aware of what is happening with my body and to take time each day to center myself and relax.

This week I brought my husband for a surprise massage for our anniversary. He said it was the deepest and most therapeutic massage he's ever had. We will both be regulars from now on!

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