Healing Bodywork by Doug

Based in New York; soon to Fire Island, NY

In-studio services

Starting at $150

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 2 other techniques

7 testimonials


Lose your mind and come to your senses!

With 19 years of bodywork experience, I’ve learned that presence is more important than fancy technique. My work is deeply healing. I will not try to fix you. I will work with you to help you uncover your own capacity for healing — most importantly to get out of your head and into your body. I want you to remember your animal, human, and spiritual selves; your innate intelligence and wisdom. Breathe..., move, make sound. Do you know what it’s like to feel accepted and free?

I will encourage you to ask for what you want, and remind you not to endure. If something isn’t working for you, please ask for what will. It really can be that easy, but it is so difficult for many of us. This is a safe place to practice those skills.

THAI MASSAGE AVAILABLE. Thai massage is considered body-work and energy work. It's a deeply healing meditative experience.

Conveniently located in the center of New York City, I specialize in massage for gay and trans men, and all members of our LGBTQIA+ community. All bodies welcome.

I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and Monkeypox. I follow all guidelines regarding sanitation. Client confidentiality is important to me.


Based near: 55th Street & 8th Avenue New York, NY 10019

Travel schedule
June 15 - 16: Fire Island, NY

M: noon - 8 p.m.

Tu: noon - 8 p.m.

W: noon - 8 p.m.

Th: noon - 8 p.m.

F: noon - 8 p.m.

Sa: noon - 8 p.m.

Su: ---

At Doug's studio

Doug's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Conscious Breathwork to Thai

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • American Express, Cash, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Tuesdays
  • Discounts available for repeat clients

Week of June 30: 4-handed massage: 1 hr @ $300 / 90 min @ $375

Additional Info

Techniques: Conscious Breathwork, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 19 years

In-studio amenities: Candles, Drinking Water, Heated Massage Table, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Shower, Tea

Additional services: Body scrubs

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


June 2005 - Nov. 2006

Clinical Massage Therapy

Academy of Massage Therapy, Hackensack, NJ


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

March 24, 2023 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I've had 2 sessions with Doug so far. My first massage with him was shortly after a serious car accident, and he really helped get my body back into some kind of working order. He is very strong and especially great at working with me to find the places I most need to work on. Thank you so much!

July 01, 2022 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I give Doug my highest recommendation. After dozens of his massages I consider myself a very satisfied client.
His specialty is listening to my specific needs and then proceeding with great care and sensitivity, consistently checking on how I feel. It is always an intensely rejuvenating massage. At my request he focuses on the areas where I feel much tension. His touch is enjoyable, and at the same time I can feel the toxins flow out of my body. A wonderful experience. He made me see the stars again!

Oct. 15, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I have been a client of Doug’s for many years and have always had terrific, therapeutic results with him. Over the years I have become a real fan of his salt scrubs that, in my opinion, make me instantly look 10 years younger! Doug’s real gifts are his hands and he has given me some of the most intuitive massages I have ever had. Another reason for his success is that he asks very clear questions, from the beginning of our sessions, about exactly what I am expecting, what parts of my body may need more attention than others, and what sort of pressure I would like. When he is winding down the massage he's sure to ask if my problem areas were sufficiently addressed, and if I would like him to re-visit them. I have had few experiences with bodywork that approached Doug’s care. I recommend him very highly.

Oct. 02, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Doug is super caring. He listens to the issue, and applies strong or light massage as needed. I had back pain from lifting weights in the gym and my muscles were tight. When I left Doug's cozy home, I felt calmer, and my body hurt less and this effect continues long after the visit.

Sept. 23, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

The moment I saw your welcome smile I knew you were going to give me a great massage.

Your table was wide and comfortable. The music was calming and the air temperature was just right. Indeed, your hands make great body contact and know their way around knots and aches. And thank you for the great stretches.

My experience in your studio will bring me back.

June 13, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I've been seeing Doug regularly for over five years. He is an amazing masseur: strong and skilled, deeply intuitive and sensitive, a gentle giant. He creates a space where you can let go. He is very open to your needs, listening carefully to how your body is responding as he works on you. He's a sweet, kind man with a great sense of humor. His space is clean and well-appointed, with lovely candles, artwork, and always perfect music for whatever the mood. I've also had his Thai massage, which is a fully therapeutic approach, and really impactful. You won't be disappointed!

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