Good news! Therapeutic massage is slowly returning to Circle Yoga again, following a strict Covid protocol per guidelines from the CDC, as well as two national massage associations (AMTA and ABMP). Email the massage therapists below to check on their availability and for more information about our Covid protocol.
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.
About the Therapists
Availability: Wednesdays and Fridays
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.
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.
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.
For New Clients
We ask new massage therapy clients to complete intake forms (download intake forms here) and bring them 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.
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.