Table/Full Body Massage Reviews
"Alan's massage was outstanding. I'm working on increasing mobility after an injury and his understanding of anatomy was very helpful in determining the most appropriate type of massage for my needs. He is very professional and experienced. I booked a follow up appointment before I left."
"I have had a lot of massages over the years, and Alan is by far the best. He listens to what I want for that particular massage and then does an amazing job, whether it's a deep tissue sports massage or something more light and relaxing. I brought my teenage athlete daughter to Alan for her first massage - she loved it as well and her muscles felt better. His office is very conveniently located for me and is quiet, clean and calm. I can't recommend Alan highly enough - he's a true massage professional."
"Alan was amazing. His communication and ability to create a safe space for relaxing was impeccable. Having had massages all over the world I didn't know what to expect. Boy, was I amazed. Alan is talented and is excellent at massage. 10/10 would recommend. His pricing is on point and he has an excellent personality. Looking to feel 100%? He is your guy."
"Alan gives excellent massages. He has over 20 years of experience and knows how to get knots out, and is attentive to specific needs. Alan also is in tune with your personality, and will carry nice conversation, but can also let you enjoy in peace and quiet when you prefer. His professionalism, expertise, and strong hands are likely exactly what you want in a good massage therapist! I highly recommend Alan. Look him up and book ASAP; you won't regret it."
"Countless times Alan has "saved" my body from totally falling apart after subjecting it to too much injury - stress from work, wrong movement etc.... His expertise shines through. Alan has given me massages for the past 20 years - at least -- and I highly recommend his services. He is extremely professional; the space is clean, friendly, welcoming and relaxing. As a woman, it is important for me to feel that I can trust a male body worker; and I trust Alan 100%."
"I have been living in Washington, DC for more than 20 years, and in that time have had the good fortune to visit a handful of massage therapists. Put simply, Al Stein of the Body Mechanix is the best I've found in DC. His practice is professional. When I show up it's usually because I'm in pain, so I come looking for a deep therapeutic massage. He listens carefully to my particular needs of the session and then proceded to work out the pains in my neck, shoulders, back, arms, forehead, elbows - hey, I didn't even know I had pain in my eldows! Alan knows his stuff - the technical and the interpersonal. He's considerate of my time constraints and always does his best to accomodate my busy schedule. He's got a friendly, pleasant, and relaxed personality that sets the right tone. His studio is clean, warmly lit, near the metro and parking. And bottom line... he gives a damn good massage! Great, even. If in doubt, try him out. I don't think you will be disappointed.
"Alan is a wonderfully mindful massage therapist. He has years of experience, and it shows! I recommend him wholeheartedly!"
"Alan Stein has a great technique, both strong and gentle. An excellent all-around massage therapist. I have a significant spinal cord issue and he handles it beautifully. I also find his neck massages particularly good."
"I've been going to Alan at the Body Mechanix for 15 years, and highly recommend him! He shows a genuine interest in his clients' health, has the ability to adjust his modality/approach to address individual needs, and has a passion for the art of healing. He is very dependable yet flexible with timing and has a pleasant and professional studio. You can't go wrong!!"
"Alan's been coming to my office biweekly to offer chair massages, and a year or two ago when I found out he has his massage practice office super-conveniently located right near the Tenleytown metro, I started going there as well for full massages too. That may make me sound like I am a massage addict (say my friends - I consider myself a massage connoisseur, personally) but really it's because he's a fantastic massage therapist and a genuinely nice, chill person which adds to the overall massage experience and relaxation. Good prices for high quality massage too. I highly recommend him!"
"... Alan just dropped everything - including changing carpool for his daughter - to squeeze me in when I had a sports injury and really needed support. He is an excellent technical masseuse with incredible knowledge of muscle recovery and does great work for athletes in particular. His prices are fair and he is also a great guy. I cannot say enough about his work ethic, bedside manner and overall skill!"
"Terrific massage, really helped my pain. Very professional massage therapist and also a nice person to be around. Alan's cool if you want a quiet massage which is what I'd normally want. However, I asked him a lot of questions during the massage because he clearly had a lot of expertise. I learned some good information about muscles and body mechanics which was a bonus. Massage room is attractive and spacious and he has a fancy massage table that can heat and tilt."
" was broken before visiting Alan on Friday. Week-end stress, tension and also some exercise-induced muscular pain, especially in my legs and upper back. When I walked out an hour later, I felt like a new person. It was hands-down the best massage I've ever had. He doesn't miss a spot. I should add that when I called originally he was not available as he was home with family but he rang me back an hour later to say he could fit me in. He came into the office just for me which I really appreciate. I will be returning and highly recommend Alan to others looking for a great massage."
"I've been going to Alan Stein (Body Mechanix) for the better part of a year. I am VERY picky when it comes to massage, and Alan is one of the best I've ever been to. I see him monthly, but if I won the lottery it would be much more often! Alan really takes time to get to know his clients, and the massages are very individualized. He's also a really nice person. I am very happy to have found Body Mechanix!"
"Easy going, professional, very skilled, easy to find office. You're not paying for lavender-infused water; you're paying for someone who knows what he's doing. (There are candles, though - don't worry, it's not too clinical.)"
"I received a gift certificate to Body Mechanix (Alan Stein) and thought I had used it a long time ago--turns out I had not. I called to make an appointment but we missed each other so he gave me his e-mail and we booked it online. Parking was fairly easy and I got there early. Alan sat me down before my 1 hour massage and talked to me for a few minutes about what I was looking for. No unnecessary paperwork, just direct information. The session lasted over 1 hour (normally people try to finish it early and use talking time as part of the hour). The massage was excellent and I would love to return again. The only thing stopping me is the price. While $95 is probably fair and reasonable, it is just not in my budget for monthly massages. However, you do get what you pay for as the massage was quality!"
"Alan is great! i have serious neck pain pretty often and have been now about 4 times and it always helps so much. This is not a spa setting but his office is very clean and comfy. He is very professional and definitely gives the best massage i have ever had. I think the rates are very reasonable for DC- and it looks like there is a deal through yelp. There is street parking but it is also directly off the Tenleytown metro. You do need to remember to bring cash as he doesn't take credit cards."
"I feel so fortunate to have found Alan at The Body Mechanix. Seriously, an hour massage with Alan is probably worth a combination of three or four other stress relieving appointments - from therapy to yoga, to a good long chat with a best friend. He is truly the most professional massage therapist I have ever found - and he really listens carefully to what you have to say; where you feel like you might have tension, stress or tightness - but also makes sure no other part of your body is neglected. If you are an athlete, someone under constant stress that makes your body stiff and tight, or just want a great massage - Alan is definitely the guy you want to see. You won't regret it."
"I went to Alan seeking deep therapeutic massage to alleviate some back pain. He was excellent at making sure he wasn't applying too much pressure, while applying enough pressure to help. He is very professional, and his studio is clean, comfortable, and easy to get to. I would definitely recommend him. As others have said, you won't be disappointed."
"This is an excellent small business, and the owner, Alan Stein, has "repaired" my back and neck issues on every visit. I highly recommend him, and note that he takes extra special care to keep everyone super safe (given covid) during appointments. You will be glad you booked an appointment with Body Mechanix!!"
"Best massage therapist in DC area. Allan always asks if there are any injuries or areas which need attention, and he is thoughtful about how he approaches each session. He is flexible with scheduling and a pleasure to work with in every way."
"Cannot wait for post-pandemic massage. Alan gives great therapeutic deep tissue massages. He is good about focusing on the areas of need and helping to massage, stretch, and revitalize aches and pains from fatigue, sports, or injury. If injury is tender, he works around it and helps with adjoining muscle groups. I have had a lot of massages over the years and he is one of the best. Have worked with him for both chair massages in our office and full-body in his office."
"Alan is top notch! I have been seeing him on a regular basis for 4+ years - I started when I slipped and fell and hurt my back and now I'm a regular customer. Alan also personalizes each massage for what I need that day - focusing on shoulders, back, etc. He's reliable, dependable and just a pleasure to be around too. I always feel more relaxed and refreshed after my monthly visits. Much, much better than a fancy spa or hotel."
"Alan is a wizard. He will cure what ails you. You are (literally) in very good hands. Prepare for relief and joy"
"Alan is fantastic. I found him through a work event where he came to provide chair massage. I am a large person and appreciate deep massage. Some therapists cannot easily provide the pressure I like, but Alan can. I am a very happy repeat customer."
"Alan is a master technician and all-around great guy. My very highest praises. I've been working-out for over 30 years and had myriad massage varities all around the world. No one even comes close to Mr. Stein."
"He was so professional and was able to find spots in my muscles that I didn’t even were tight and cramped. Best massage in the DMV."
"Alan is amazing. I crawl in, and afterwards I feel like anything is possible. All the cares of the world dissolve."
"Alan give wonderful deep tissue massages. I don't go often enough. I always feel mellow when I leave his office."
"I met Alan after getting a chair massage through work. He is one of very few practitioners who just got it right. The other masseuse is in Thailand ( kind of difficult to get there). I became a client of his thereafter and I look forward to his business reopening (due to Covid)."
"Alan works magic! He's professional, kind, knowledgable and thoughtful about the massage you're about to receive. The massage is for YOU and he makes that clear in his communication. Can't recommend him enough!"
"Alan’s one of the best, been seeing him for a few years now. Pays attention to the client, customizes to the needs and does an awesome job. Hope to see Alan for many years to come."
"Alan is a fabulous masseuse, great at communication, and deeply talented. I wish I could go every week"
Chair/Seated Massage Reviews
"I have worked with Alan to coordinate corporate chair massages for several years now. We coordinate with him to provide massages to staff at our large organization and he is fantastic to work with! Compared to other companies and therapists we have worked with in the past, Alan's professionalism, communication, and skills far surpass others. What used to be a pain to plan for our staff, has become so easy and seamless. He is flexible, timely, professional, and we get rave reviews from staff on the massages themselves. I can't recommend him highly enough!"
"I have received seated chair massages from Alan at my corporate offices for so many years, I don't remember how long it has been. I would go regularly, and then when I got pregnant, I would go weekly. I have exceedingly tight shoulders and upper back and find this regular maintenance so helpful to keep me from being in regular pain. Alan is timely, reliable, very experienced, professional, kind and caring, and has gotten over the years to know exactly what I'm looking for in massage and where my regular problem areas are. Due to COVID, our offices have been closed, and I've been unable to see Alan recently, but I am anxiously looking forward to resuming my regular massage... and for baseball to resume so we can share in our regular Nats chats as well! :)"
"Alan was hired last minute (unnamed company/person that was scheduled canceled with less than a week's notice) for staff/administration appreciation week. The staff here each got a 10 minute massage. As I didn't book him, I have no idea what his rates are, but I'm letting HR know that he's worth every penny! Everyone I've talked to so far says he's the best we've had at our office (they do this for us every year). He gave each person a 10-minute chair massage, and everyone is walking around with huge smiles. Very professional and courteous; very relaxing music. He asked if I wanted him to focus on any areas, and he followed through with what I asked. I don't feel too loose, nor am I sore from him overworking any areas. Best of all I'm no longer tense! Just perfect."
"I've been seeing Alan for seated chair massages for about seven years now. He was so great at my old firm that I was very excited when he started coming to my new office as well. He's very personable and kind, gives excellent massages, and knows exactly where the knots are. His seated massages are one of the highlights of each work week, and I always feel less stressed after each session."
"Alan is superb - he comes to my office every other week to offer chair massages, and I attempt to take advantage as much as possible for my 1 hour session. He has 'magical' hands - all the stress and pain issues are gone from my body after each session. I plan to make an appointment for a full-body massage, but in the meantime, my hour-long sessions for the chair massages are FAB-U-LOUS! I would highly recommend him to anyone who is in the market for a superb massage - he is my superhero for massages, guaranteed to release your stress. I always feel like I have more energy after each massage."
"Alan comes to my work once a week and I have been going to him regularly for almost 2 years now. He is fantastic! Very skilled and attentive to him client's needs. After working at a computer all week, I always feel refreshed and my aches and pains soothed. I would highly recommend him."
"I have been seeing Alan for seated massages for over 15 of my 21 years at our firm. It is a wonderful perk and I try not to ever miss my massage when he is available. I usually try to go late in the day so all my stress will be gone after his session! Always helps with all my aches and pains. Alan is wonderful and very professional. I highly recommend his massage therapy!"
"Allan is extremely responsive and professional. He is a pleasure to work with. As for his actual service- we hired him to provide chair massages to our employees and I've heard nothing but rave reviews from everyone. We continue to schedule him year after year."
"Alan is a fabulous masseuse. I had no idea a 20-minute chair massage could be so relaxing."
"Alan is such a joy! I've always felt incredibly comfortable and as an athlete he completely understands what needs to be addressed.."
"Alan does seated chair massages at our office, and I have been seeing him for years. He is so great! Skilled, professional, and kind. Go see him once this coronavirus madness is over - you absolutely will not regret it."
"We have been using Alan Stein (Body Mechanix) as part of our Wellness Program. He visits our office and provides chair massages to our wellness participants. The feedback I have received about his service is excellent. Alan is very flexible and accommodating. I have enjoyed working with him."
"VERY, VERY good therapist. He knows exactly the right pressure points to ease the tension."
"Alan’s one of the best, been seeing him for a few years now. Pays attention to the client, customizes to the needs and does an awesome job. Hope to see Alan for many years to come."
"I used to feel very shy about getting massages, but the combo of working in an office and running marathons has meant that I have lots of aches and pains. So I finally decided to try it! Alan's chair massages always make my muscles feel better, and I look forward to seeing him and chatting too! I recommend Alan very very highly."
"I usually schedule a visit with Alan at my office for the seated massage. He's very accommodating with attempting to schedule my appointment at the times I request. There have been a few times when I've had specific issues with my neck or back and afterwards I feel so much better. I've even fallen asleep during some of the massages! Very relaxing and calming music too, you feel revived when he's finished. Can't wait to resume appointments and massage away the Rona Quarantine! Stay healthy!"
"Alan is an expert who understands how to work my areas of critical pressure and pain, generally in my neck and back. He explains his process very well making me feel comfortable and in the best hands. Our company feels lucky to have him come to our HQ weekly."
"Alan is wonderful. Every session is of the highest quality, and he is very engaging (if you like conversation while getting a massage). He is very skilled, many times I've came to him with back problems or pains, and he has helped every time. I highly recommend Alan!"
"Can't say enough about Alan's great service! He provides seated massage weekly at my office. It's such a nice way to take a break and have some self-care during the day. His fees are reasonable and his technique is wonderful! If you are experiencing an ache or pain in a particular area, he will focus there and make it better. Alan is the best at what he does!"