Higher Self Massage by Alden

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Based in Boston, MA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $160

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

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 5 other techniques

10 testimonials


Welcome to Arlington Massage! Treat yourself to the soothing benefits of expert neuromuscular therapy, Swedish techniques, and deep tissue methods, all tailored to meet your unique needs. Whether you're seeking relief from chronic pain or simply want to unwind, my goal is to boost your overall well-being.

As a dedicated professional, I stay on top of the latest industry advancements and commit to continuous learning to ensure you get the best care possible. Your comfort and privacy are my... top priorities.

To book a session, simply text me with your email and full name. Complete the online intake form thoroughly for a seamless and personalized experience.

At Arlington Massage, a gay-owned and operated business, I'm here to help you achieve optimal health and relaxation. By blending various massage techniques, I create a personalized experience that effectively addresses your specific needs, whether it's persistent pain relief or pure relaxation.

I'm now accepting PI coins for payment, making it even easier for you to enjoy your massage. Gift certificates are also available – give the gift of relaxation!


Based near: Massachusetts Ave & Bates st Boston, MA 02118 Mobile services within 50 miles

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

Alden's Signature Massage

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

50 min.
80 min.
110 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Bitcoin, Cash, 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 first-time clients, military veterans, students, active military, entertainment industry, dancers, law enforcement, repeat clients, massage therapists, bodybuilders, ask for details, emergency workers, airline crews

Week of July 7: 25% OFF 80 OR 110

Additional Info

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

Experience: 7 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Tea

Mobile extras: Candles, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music

Additional services: Body trimming, Cupping, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Sept. 2017 - Sept. 2019


National Holistic institute, Studio City, CA

Sept. 2017 - May 2018

Massage therapy & health educator

National Holistic Institute, Studio City, CA

Sept. - Oct. 2015

200 hr yoga teacher training

School Yoga Institute, Los Angeles, CA


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

Jan. 27, 2024 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

Alden is the best. Hands down. And hands on! I described my tight shoulders (from days at my desk), and pulled calf (from running too hard), and he knew exactly what to do. I left feeling fixed and relaxed. I’ve had therapeutic massages that alleviated ailments but were too painful. And I’ve had relaxing massages that were practically useless. Alden gave me both therapy and relaxation. I’ve already booked my next appointment. And will definitely refer him to friends.

Aug. 04, 2023 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

Alden is very precise and thorough with his massage. He also has this manipulation of muscles down to an art and is 110% present. He knows his craft and science. Highly recommend. This sounds over the top of a review, but it’s true.

June 28, 2023 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of receiving a massage from Alden yesterday, and I am so glad I did! They are an incredibly skilled and knowledgeable massage therapist who took the time to understand my needs and customize the massage to my specific preferences.

The massage started with a warm-up of my back, which felt exceptionally tight. Alden then moved on to my legs, using a combination of deep tissue and Swedish massage techniques to release the tension in my muscles. They were very attentive to my feedback and adjusted the pressure and intensity of the massage as needed.

After my legs, Alden worked on my arms and hands. They used various techniques to help me relax and release any tension in my forearms. By the end of the massage, I felt utterly relaxed and rejuvenated.

In addition to their excellent massage skills, Alden is also a very warm and welcoming person. They made me feel comfortable and at ease from the moment I arrived, and they took the time to communicate where my areas of tension were. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a relaxing and therapeutic massage. I am booking another massage with Alden in the future

May 30, 2022 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

What an amazing experience such a good kind spirited human being with great hands must go and experience a massage..

Francisco De La Rosa

March 16, 2022 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

Alden has a unique understanding of how to treat musculoskeletal issues during a massage. He has a true appreciation for his craft and and a commitment to bringing quality care to his treatments.

Sept. 22, 2022 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

First It’s a very calm and relaxing setting! Alden then seems to do magic with his hands! With just the right amount of pressure in the right places, you leave his massage studio feeling, relaxed, refreshed and recharged! He’s very professional and even did the leg work with my insurance company, which was greatly appreciated after being in an accident! Try him for yourself and you will see!!

July 02, 2022 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

This is my third time seeing Alden. I am a hairstylist and have lower back and shoulder issues. His style of massage therapy has really helped to disengage the knots in all my problem areas. His Arlington location is super convenient to my home and there is always parking on Mass. Ave. and he is a super nice person. I highly recommend his services.

Jan. 09, 2022 in Arlington, MA (in-studio)

Rarely do you find a massage therapist that hits all the marks- does an amazing job, genuinely friendly, and provides a relaxing environment in which to do such. I will be back- again and again!

Dan Donahue

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