Therapeutic massage supports your body’s ability to stay healthy, relaxed, and flexible. Our experienced massage therapists will work with you to customize each session based on your body's unique needs.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact our massage therapists directly using the email addresses provided below.


About the Therapists


Ruth Anne Keister

Ruth Anne Keister is a Massage Therapist, as well as an Alexander Technique and also Shaw Swim teacher. She helps people deeply relax and move with ease with classic massage therapy (Swedish and deep tissue) and also private lessons in the Alexander Technique. She graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in 1999, the Chesapeake Bay Alexander Studies Teacher Training program in 2010, and received her Shaw Swim certification in 2013.  With a lifelong interest in health and fitness, she also offers swimming lessons in the Shaw Swimming, which applies the Alexander technique principles of ease and efficiency to swimming. Ruth Anne also works at Healing Arts of Capitol Hill in NE DC. Ruth Anne is a student of mindfulness meditation, yoga (Circle Yoga!), various types of dance, as well as an avid swimmer, cyclist, hiker, skier, and ice skater.

John Lee

John Lee, LMT, has been a massage therapist and bodywork practitioner for over 25 years. In that time he has come to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. He is humbled by the complexity of each and every person who walks through his door and how individually and carefully he must approach treating them. As such, he has studied many types of modalities—including connective tissue massage, strain counterstrain, trigger point therapy, and Thai table stretching—which are manual techniques to treat muscle dysfunction. John has also obtained a certification in biodynamic craniosacral therapy and attained 3rd degree level Reiki as a master practitioner. He endeavors to weave this varied body of learning and experience together for the highest good of the client. He is proud to say he is a bodywork nerd.

All new clients can expect their first appointment to be scheduled for 90 minutes. John handles your wellness with care, deliberately taking the time to get to know all he can about you. Your first appointment will include a review of your intake form and some preliminary assessments, which will help inform how he approaches your session and overall treatment. Any subsequent appointments can be scheduled for 60, 75 or 90 minutes.

Stefanie Vale
Availability: Sorry, Stefanie is not taking new clients at this time. If you would like to be notified when she does have openings again, contact her at

Stefanie Vale, LMT is an avid believer that bodywork therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. She understands that successful therapy often depends on the smallest turn of the hand, done with clarity of purpose and full attention to detail.

Stefanie graduated from the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage in 2003. With over a decade of experience in a variety of settings and client populations, Stefanie has demonstrated expertise in addressing such wide-ranging conditions as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and competitive athletic performance optimization. Her specialties include Orthopedic Assessment, Sports Therapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy.

Before joining Circle Yoga, Stefanie built a solo practice in Ohio and North Carolina. She also worked in several integrative health practices, collaborating with chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists to address patients' needs for pain management, injury recovery, and stress reduction.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for massage, contact the therapist directly using the email addresses above. Our therapists manage their own schedules; we do not book massage appointments at the front desk.


60 minutes - $130
75 minutes - $160
90 minutes - $190

For New Clients

We ask new massage therapy clients to complete an intake form (download the intake form here) and bring it to the first appointment. Please build in a few minutes prior to your appointment time to discuss any particular needs or concerns that you may need addressed during your session.

Cancellation Policy

Please notify the therapist at least 24 hours in advance if you need to cancel a massage appointment. Full payment is required if the cancellation is made less than 24 hours in advance.

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