therapeutic massage for everybody

My Approach

I value bodywork that's rooted in attentive listening (both to your words and to your body), respect, and a clear, warm communication style. Before we even start using touch, I'll ask about what you do and don’t want from our session, really listen, and work creatively with you to give rise to your most healing and nourishing style of session. My massages are definitely not "one-size-fits-all."

I combine massage techniques specifically for your body’s needs. I will use as much or as little pressure feels good to you. If you would like me to use verbal prompts to support you in exploring how you hold energy or emotions in your body, or to return to an intention throughout our session, we can do that too. It’s completely up to you. I believe that every individual is the expert of their own body.

I can use either English or ASL as our primary language.

I particularly love creating adaptive, empowering sessions and working with those who living in marginalized bodies--including, but definitely not limited to, Deaf, Disabled, Queer, Trans, and/or Sick folks, those of all body sizes and shapes, Survivors of Trauma, and Elders. I welcome everybody, and extend a special welcome those who don't feel affirmed in most bodywork and healthcare settings. This is a radically body-positive space!

Where?

1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009 -- 2nd floor -- when you exit stairs or elevator on the second floor, turn left and go past the desk towards the hall. Then you'll see a Little Bird sign on the door--you've made it!

I work out of Little Bird Community Acupuncture (a fabulous community clinic with shared values), within the Festival Center, in Adams Morgan, DC.

I work during Little Bird's off hours, so we'll have the treatment room to ourselves. The building is secure and once in awhile, the front door is locked. If that happens, please call up to Little Bird using the call box to the right of the front door, or text me at 612-597-2110. If I don't respond right away, it means I'm in a session with another client and I'll be with you shortly!

The space is fully wheelchair and walker accessible.

At this point, I cannot accommodate house calls, unfortunately.

When?

When you click “Book Now” at the top or bottom of this page, you will get linked to a calendar with my availability.

How much $?

60-min massage: $100
90-min massage: $130

Joseph's House and Christ House residents, and L'Arche core members: sliding scale massage (starting at $0, pay what you can, self-determined)

I only accept payment in person, with cash, check, or Venmo (@Sarah-Hoops). I do not accept credit or debit cards. I do not accept tips.