Soothing or Strong

Based in New York

In-studio services

Starting at $100

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

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 2 other techniques


I’m a professional bodyworker, trained and certified in California, with twenty years’ full-time experience, both healing and relaxing.

Please see my editorial reviews below.

If you’re looking to relax and enjoy, I have always found that a familiar European session is great for relieving stress. I use slow, rhythmic strokes that soothe and calm, combined with focused ones that melt tension away as I work over your entire... body. The pressure can be soothing or strong, whatever you’re comfortable with. However, I find that most people like a firm, middle pressure, which gradually so relaxes you that you let go and drift away.

I live and work in Greenwich Village, the picturesque heart of Manhattan, superbly located, easy to find, close to everything. I do only incalls, only in my own bodywork studio, because my table and all the professional setup I need are there. That’s where I do my best, in a clean, safe, healthy, and peaceful environment.

My work is professional, but in a relaxing session clients need no other motive than how pleasurable it feels. They tell me again and again I have the gift of touch. When I lay my hands on your body, you’ll forget everything else. More than 85% of my sessions are repeat.

Please contact me by phone or text (212-255-9473) instead of email if you want a prompt response.

My bodywork has been reviewed multiple times, in HX Magazine, NEXT Magazine, and "L" Magazine.

"In his capable hands, you will enter a state of such tranquility it may shock you. I felt so relaxed after a recent session, I could barely get back to work, and I didn't really care. Find out for yourself; you won't be sorry." Sean Kennedy, "Bodyworking Your Tension Away," HX Magazine, 16 December 2005, p. 67.

"This master bodyworker can tailor his trademark technique to suit any body's needs, whether it be for a light touch or deeper work. Walk out of his studio and feel like you've just been on vacation from all your stress." "Ted's Bodywork, NEXT Magazine, 5 June 2009, p. 17.

"Ted has built quite a name for himself and an impressive roster of clients. Ted's West Village studio is a little temple to tranquility, with soft, soothing music playing, clean towels and an immaculate massage table. Ted aims to make his clients comfortable. Go for the full hour-and-a-half session, the perfect amount of time to experience the full effect." Brian Andrews, "Body by Ted," HX Magazine, 21 March 2008, p.58.

"...a man who contains multitudes, a certified professional. It's obvious he loves what he does. He has built a solid base of repeat customers." Jason Bogdaneris, "Lay Your Hands On Me," The L Magazine, June 25-July 8, 2003, p. 82.

Please contact me by phone or text (212-255-9473) instead of email if you want a prompt response.


Based near: West 10th Street & Greenwich Avenue New York, NY 10014

In-studio 60 min. $100
  90 min. $120

  • Cash accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Gift certificates available.
Additional info

Techniques: Acupressure, Body Electric, Deep Tissue, Swedish

In-studio amenities: Massage Table, Music, Shower


March 1992 - Feb. 1993

Massage Therapy Certification

Body Electric Massage School, Oakland, CA