Intuitive Bodywork by Charlie

Based in East Riverdale, MD

In-studio services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Esalen & 2 other techniques

14 testimonials

COVID-19 advisory

Due to ongoing precautionary measures, massage therapy services may not be available in all communities. Please contact providers directly regarding availability.


I am fully vaccinated, I will be wearing a mask when you arrive and we can discuss comfort levels at that time. Are you looking for a professional massage therapist? I’m Charlie with over 20 yrs of experience in the massage business serving mostly but not limited to the LGBT and gay community. There are no hidden fees! Due to acting responsibilities there are no wknd appointments until November. I am located in Hyattsville MD, specifically Riverdale East.
If... you are seeking someone who can perform a wide range of massage techniques and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction, that’s exactly what I’m prepared to do.
I do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation (gay, LGTB, straight, etc...), or military status, in any of its activities or practices.
I always use a professional table, clean sheets, & Biotone Dual Purpose massage cream. Thank you & see you soon.


Based near: 59th Avenue & Jefferson Street East Riverdale, MD 20781


M: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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At Charlie's studio

Charlie's Signature Massage

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

60 min.
90 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa accepted
  • Discounts available for students, active military, massage therapists

THIS WEEK (until Oct. 30): Monday thru Friday before 3PM $10 discount.

Week of Nov. 7: $10 off for students/masseurs or before 3PM Mon-Fri.

Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Swedish

Experience: 24 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Free Parking, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower


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

Oct. 13, 2021 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I enjoyed meeting you and have to say that you give an incredible massage. That was just what I needed and it took me to another world! I have to say I was a bit nervous toward the beginning of the session but you do a great job of communicating and put me at ease.

Charlie is a friendly and charismatic therapist. From the moment you enter his massage space, you feel relaxed. More importantly, you feel like he is going to customize the next couple of hours to what you need.

Constantly checking to make sure the pressure is correct, he engages in interesting conversation. He also knows when to let the silence go on. Music selection is part of the charm as well. If I had to pick one characteristic that distinguishes him from others it is the use of his thumbs and elbows as he stretches and rubs your body.

Once the session is over, he also offers practical advice about posture and wellness based on what he discovered while gliding over your body.

I look forward to a return visit.

Thanks again.

May 24, 2021 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

With a plethora of DC massage therapists, I was glad I choose Charlie to be my massage therapist at the end of my business trip. After spending a week driving in monotonous traffic and sitting through hours of humdrum meetings, my body was in desperate need to be worked on. When I visited Charlie for our session, he initially inquired about specific regions on my body that needed attention, but while on the table had an innate ability to effectively pinpoint and work on my problem areas, kneading out the knots in my shoulders, lower back, and hips, while providing a thoroughly relaxing full body massage. Being masterful in the art of conversation while balancing the healing importance of silence, Charlie had a knack to make me feel completely at ease, like visiting a familiar friend.
Thank you Charlie for sharing your gift of touch, as you are one of the few people I have met who could workout my aches and pains, while allowing me to destress from a long work week, ready to conquer the next day full of vigor and vibrancy. I wanted to thank you for this morning’s massage, as my body feels that it has been thoroughly worked on. Loved the deep tissue work and stretching that helped my shoulders, lower back and hips, especially helpful during this long flight home. I also enjoyed the unhurried fantastic care. You have intuitive healing hands and a great conversationalist, it was like being with a familiar friend. Hope to see you again when I visit the East Coast. Take care, stay healthy, be well! - James

March 17, 2021 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I had one of the best massages this week. I visited Charlie this afternoon and he immediately welcomed me into his home. He followed the State's COVID19 protocals, we both used mask during the session. He asked about my well being and if I had any aches and or pains anywhere. He offered me the use of the bathroom and drinking water before, during and after. I disrobed and laid down on the table which was heated, he laid a warm towel over my feet and he began a wonderful massage and experience that out surpassed most that I have received. He asked many times if his techniques were too hard and how I was feeling. He respected what boundaries I had. There isn't anything negative that I can say about the man or the massage. At the end he went over areas that needed further attention and seemed happy with my progress, since our last session. Charlie has never failed to cater to my needs. Charlie does a superb massage I was totally limp and relaxed. Thank you Charlie. - Forestcop

Jan. 20, 2021 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I have a very stressful job and carry a lot of stress in my upper shoulders. I contacted Charlie and asked him for a firm massage to help loosen the tension in my muscles. I was very pleased that Charlie was able to apply strong pressure in the right way to help relax me.
Charlie conducted a thorough assessment before we began and constantly checked on me throughout the massage. He demonstrated a solid knowledge of body musculature and was educated me about how to perform stretches that would help me avoid muscle spasms in the future. I got the 90 min massage for $140. No surprise pricing.
Money well spent!

Sept. 30, 2020 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

Thank you for making me feel so safe during my massage time with you. It was wonderful massage and I feel like a whole person again. Thank you as well for taking precautions during this time of COVID. - Dave

Nov. 09, 2019 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I’ve had regular massages for years, but this one was particularly effective. I’m new in this area, and this was my first therapy with Charlie, so I waited a couple of days to post this, to assess the results. Whatever he did to my neck and upper back has made my chronic annoying pain abate almost entirely. What relief! Also, his expert stretching of my joints and tendons has given my whole body a pleasant feeling of elasticity and physical well-being that I’m still experiencing. - Peter

Sept. 27, 2019 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

Thank you for today and every day that I see you.
I come back to you again and again because you give me a great therapeutic massage. However, you do so much more than that. You listen when I need to talk. You ask me if I have any issues before we start and pay attention. You read my body to find out what it needs. You check in with me often to make sure I am doing alright. You make me feel like I'm someone special. I have tried other therapists from time to time and always come back to you. When I told you that, you encouraged me to look around to find what you like best. I love how the more I see you the more comfortable I feel and the better the massage seem to get.
Thank you Charlie

June 18, 2019 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

Charlie, As usual... thanks. I enjoyed spending time with you very much. The massage was wonderful. Your touch is thoughtful and kind; qualities that mean a lot to me.
I really appreciate the warm, friendly environment when I come to you for massage. You are overly kind and giving. I carry a lot of issues and weight and tend to hold it all inside. Thanks for enabling me to drift away for that period of time. Until I see you again, take good care of yourself.

May 23, 2019 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I can't say thank you enough! I was having sciatic issues as well as pains in my neck. Charlie managed to work out those issues and still massage the rest of me within 90 mins! He is the real deal! Checked in with me constantly to make sure the pressure was ok (he works deep when and where needed). I felt so much better afterward. I also need to say he is a Nice Guy. Quiet unless I wanted to talk. Intelligent. Treated me like a good friend even though we had just met.

Aug. 11, 2018 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I visited Charlie when I was having a chronic, severe issue with my back. He made time to see me on short notice and upon arrival wanted to know in more detail what was bothering me. As he massaged me, he was regularly checking in with me wanted to ensure I was not in any discomfort. At the end of the massage, he took time to show me some stretches and made some recommendations for me to try to avoid the issue in the future. I felt much better after my visit and would recommend Charlie to anybody who wants to feel better.

June 25, 2018 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

I have read great testimonies about Charlie's work so I finally decided to find out for myself. Charlie is undoubtedly one of the best masseurs around! To start, he is a great guy who takes his time to make sure I was comfortable as he did a brief assessment of my problem areas and expectations. His style is highly integrative of many techniques that included deep tissue, long seamless strokes, stretching and lighter touch - the kind where one suspends thought and sensations take over. He certainly raises the bar on what massage is for me. I left feeling quite relaxed. Charlie was kind to offer some stretching tips in the post massage conversation. I will definitely return.
Thx, John, 90 min, Five star

Aug. 31, 2016 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

If your looking for a great massage, look no further. He knows what he is doing and is great at it. Can't wait to get on his table again!

Oct. 14, 2015 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

As a CMT who travels more than I am home, I refer guys looking for a good massage to Charlie since he is one of the best in DC even though he actually lives in the 'burbs.

Nov. 03, 2015 in Hyattsville, MD (in-studio)

Charlie is a really good therapist. i wish I were able to get more massages from him but I travel too much to get to him.

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