Healing Bodywork by Doug

Based in New York

In-studio services

Starting at $130

Deep Tissue, Swedish & Thai

5 testimonials

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The real thing. Professional, experienced, Licensed Massage Therapist who loves his work.

I am available only on Wednesdays and Saturdays. While I appreciate your last minute texts and phone calls, please know that I am very rarely available for same day appointments. Scheduling an appointment at least one day in advance works best.

Expect a custom treatment that incorporates a blend of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Stretching.

I work intuitively, but also encourage feed-back during the work. Communication... is essential for a great massage.

Massage promotes physical and emotional balance. My work encourages a positive body awareness, and a sense of perspective and clarity.

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

I specialize in massage for gay men.

I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19.


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


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At Doug's studio

Doug's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending Deep Tissue, Swedish & Thai

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
  • Discounts available for repeat clients
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai

Experience: 17 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.

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.