Holistic Healing by Doug

Based in Arnold, MD

In-studio services

Starting at $120

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports & 7 other techniques

12 testimonials


I am a licensed massage therapist with a private home practice in Arnold, Maryland. As a gay man and business owner, I proudly support the LGBTQIA+ community and businesses in Maryland.

Following my studies at the Swedish Institute in New York City, I worked at several high-end spas and sports clubs in Manhattan from 2011-2016. I have served the Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. area since February of 2016. I offer a relaxing, therapeutic massage which may include elements... of deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, cupping, reflexology, and Thai. I also offer guided meditation with Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls and Reiki energy healing and balancing work. Treatment is customized according to each client's needs.

My home studio is equipped with a professional grade table and linens, adjustable memory foam face cradle, table heating, hot towels, and therapeutic grade aromatherapy. The massage is given with unscented organic hypoallergenic massage gel infused with Arnica and shea-based hand and foot creams. All can be set to the client's personal preferences. Clients are welcomed by warm candlelight and soft music as well as the aroma of diffused aromatherapy oils.

Please note: Maryland State has strict guidelines governing misconduct between therapists and clients. Such misconduct will result in immediate dissolution of the relationship.


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


M: 5 - 10 p.m.

Tu: 5 - 10 p.m.

W: 5 - 10 p.m.

Th: 5 - 10 p.m.

F: 5 - 10 p.m.

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

Su: ---

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.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Fridays
  • Discounts available for birthdays, students, active military
Additional Info

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

Experience: 13 years

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

Additional services: Cupping, Meditation coaching

Affiliations: American Massage Therapy Association


Sept. 2009 - May 2011


Swedish Institute, New York, NY


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

April 15, 2024 in Annapolis, MD (in-studio)

I have been seeing Doug monthly for regular bodywork for about 6 years. I have tried other therapists over time, and they just don't compare. He is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, and is always adding new ways to help his clients. In fact, he recently started offering cupping, reiki, and sound therapy, and it has enhanced the experience even more.

Even though I moved to Catonsville 6 months ago, I still make the trip down to see him in his home studio. My job is very stressful, and I have to travel a lot. I don't know if I could deal with all the stress without giving this little gift to myself at least once a month!

June 14, 2023 in Arnold, MD (in-studio)

I have been seeing Doug bi-weekly since 2016. The results from my treatment have made it very clear that it should be part of my self-care routine. I have Chron's disease and it is very important that I keep my stress low and reduce inflammation however I can. Prior to working with him, I would have flare-ups about 1-2 times per month or more and I would often need hospitalization. Now it is very rare that I have one at all. I cannot say enough good things about this amazing massage therapist!

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.