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Saida Cunningham is the best masseuse I have ever visited. Friendly, calming, and knowledgeable, she is a real therapist who can work deep tissue, trigger point, etc. She treats you like a friend and patient, and actually keeps written records of each visit, what was tight, etc. and refers back to them before your next appointment. Best of all, her rates are really reasonable, a 90-minute massage is just $95 and she does not accept tips. Office is right across from the entrance to the zoo. Hands Down Body Therapy - website 3000 Connecticut Ave, N.W, Suite 108 Washington, D.C. 20008 (South Entrance) Greg Watson
I cannot give enough praise to the wonderful massage therapists at Old Town Massage Center. I have had an appointment with almost all of them at one time or another and cannot say that I prefer one over another, they are all excellent. One of the things that I like about it is that you basically pay for the time and while you may say you want a Swedish massage the therapists will use a hybrid of many methods to best suit your needs. When I am having a rally bad tendonitis flair-up in my shoulder I can always count on a hot stone making an appearance and a soothing touch that will loosen it up as well as any cortisone shot will. http://www.oldtownmassagecenter.com/ Steve Hitchcock
If you guys are looking for a soothing, relaxing massage with exotic, peaceful background music played by a zither, well, you can get it here, sort of (yes, the music is there). But that's not why you want to see Rick Johnson. You want to see this guy if you're an NFL linebacker with injured tissue that's so deep that you think you'll need a jackhammer to reach it. Not really, but Rick's calling card (which is actually sitting beside me as I type) is his ability and willingness to dig into deep tissue. He is professional and methodical, has a surprisingly detailed knowledge of anatomy, and also has forearms as strong as Popeye. You may feel relaxed when you walk out of his office; in my case, I feel like I've been beaten up. He works at Virginia Therapy and Fitness Center in Reston as a contract massage therapist. Considering they probably take a percentage, and given the level of skill and work required to do this type of "massage" (and I say that in quotes because this is more physical therapy even though it technically isn't), his rates are relatively inexpensive at $90 an hour. They don't work with any insurance for massages, so you'll have to pay this out of pocket - you should talk with your insurance company first to see if this type of work is covered. Please leave a tip also as this is standard protocol. I've seen physical therapists charge insane hourly rates to insurance companies ($200, $300, sometimes even more), and they don't even come close to being as effective as Rick Johnson, at least not with me. Rick is also a golf instructor, of all things, so I suspect if you have any type of rotational injuries associated with a golf swing, he'd be about as good as it gets. You can make an appointment with Rick through their website here, and their phone number is (703) 709-1116. He may also do work independently (His "main" webpage seems to be here, he has another one here, and a little blurb here).