Body Work – Massage & Reiki


    A “hands on” treatment to the muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments, to relieve tension and pain, while harmonizing the body, mind, and spirit.


    Massage aims to relieve tension and pain in muscle and connective tissue through manual manipulation. Your therapist may incorporate swedish massage, deep tissue techniques, neuromuscular therapy, manual lymph drainage, craniosacral therapy, hot stones, energy healing, reiki, or other specialties as appropriate.

    What is energy work?

    Energy work aim to align body, mind, and spirit through manual or hands-off techniques. It may involve the consultation of other beings or forces, or simply interface with the body’s electric or energetic field.


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    Craniosacral Therapy



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    Types of Massage Offered


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    Therapeutic Massage

    A therapeutic massage usually focuses on flowing swedish or focused deep tissue techniques, and may incorporate a few other specialized techniques as appropriate.

    Craniosacral Therapy

    A gentle hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system, which runs from the head through the spine. Light touch along the feet, back, abdomen, torso, head and neck releases restrictions in the fascia to promote self-healing.

    Neuromuscular Therapy

    Neuromuscular therapy uses a precise touch to address trigger points, adhesion, and fascial patterns to improve function and alignment.


    Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using “universal life energy,” which is channeled through the practitioner to the recipient. Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

    Manual Lymph Drainage

    A gentle technique to improve the return of fluids to the blood stream, especially in the cases of lymphedema or lymph node removal.

    Prenatal Massage

    A theraputic massage adapted to the needs of pregnancy. Available during the second and third trimesters.

    "Fun self-care!" -JB

    “I think that no matter what you have going on physically, mentally, spiritually that there's something for you at Pekoe.” -MS

    “Pekoe was the one bit of self-care that I didn’t let go of.” -JB

    Contact Us

    (202) 408-4858


    Open Hours

    Mon – Fri — 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Weekends — 1:00pm – 4:00pm
    By Appointment

    1410 9th Street NW #1
    Washington, DC  20001

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    To ensure fairness for our practitioners and other clients, we ask for 24 hours advance notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Canceling or rescheduling within 24 hours of your appointment time, or missing the appointment, will result in a late cancelation fee of half the appointment value - discounts and insurance coverage do not apply. We may make exceptions for emergencies or illness, but encourage you to think ahead and give us as much advance notice as possible. Cancelling via email or phone message is acceptable even outside of business hours. Thanks for your cooperation!
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    COVID-19 Update

    Pekoe is open ONLY for Essential Acupuncture Services!
    Massage therapy and yoga instruction is suspended until further notice. 
    Essential visits treat any non-emergency condition that is affecting quality of life enough to motivate you to seek support. Our goal is to support your health and take even just the tiniest bit of pressure off the medical system as it is responding to increased emergency needs. 

    Examples of essential visits: 
    • You’re so panicked that you’re blowing through your Xanax at record speed. 
    • You haven’t slept in four days, and you know that sleep is one of the best things for immunity! 
    • Your back pain is so severe that you’re about to engage in an illegal activity in order to procure a remedy. 
    • Your allergies are so severe that you’re worried about an opportunistic infection... and you didn’t even get to enjoy the cherry blossoms. (We have a poster!) 
    • Your regular treatments for symptoms from Crohn's are vital to keeping you out of the hospital. 

    **Essential does NOT mean life-threatening emergency. Please go to the emergency room in that case. 

    We are also offering 30-minute virtual appointments to provide support and self-care recommendations if you prefer not to come in person. You may book online or by contacting us.  To reduce the possibility of transmission of infection, Pekoe is sanitizing the clinic on regular intervals and in-between clients, as well as spraying down treatment rooms, wait areas, and bathrooms.
    Please stay home if you have fever or a cough. If you aren’t sure if you should come in, please contact us to evaluate if in-person treatment is appropriate, and discuss any necessary precautions.