I've been a client of Mark for 9 years. From the first massage I had with him I was impressed. He has an amazing touch, finds all of the tight spots and works them out. Even though he spends plenty of time on the tight areas, he manages to find time to do a full body massage in an hour. His rates have always been reasonable, not the exhorbitant rates you find in most salons in DC and he's far superior to most spa therapists. I've recommended Mark to many friends and have never heard any complaints, only praise.
Mark has been my massage therapist for close to 10 years. He has helped me recover from accidents and injuries, and aches and pains (often due to overexercise). Also, his full body deep tissue massages have identified and relieved tension due to general wear and tear (I am 66). I highly recommend Mark; in all encounters, he is professional, pleasant to work with, and respectful of personal space and privacy. - Louis
Very professional. I usually give a lot of feedback with a new masseuse, but there was no need. He focused the perfect amount with excellent pressure on each area that needed work. He even managed to free up tension in places that I didn't expect relief, like my hands! For a 60 minute full body massage, there was no work with the head (although he did work on my neck), so just be sure to request that if you want it. - Kayla
Mark is an absolute master at massage therapy. I started going to him several years ago because I had recurring (& severe) pain in my neck & shoulders from spending too much time at the computer. I'd tried several other massage therapists as well as a chiropractor, but they didn't help me at all. Then I discovered Mark, & I've been going to him ever since. I don't have the pain anymore, but I keep going back to him to treat myself. He definitely gives me my money's worth every single time. He's terrific! - Rodger
Mark Conrad is probably the best massage therapist I've ever experienced anywhere in the US or abroad. He understands the body musculature as well as the healing arts. Whether you need a deep tissue or gentle, relaxing massage, Mark can deliver exactly what you need. He actually listens to your complaints or injuries so he can do what is best for you as an individual rather than as a perfunctory massage. I consider myself fortunate to live on the Hill and to be a client of Mark's for more than 15 years. You will feel just as fortunate after your first appointment! - Paris
Absolutely amazing. I love a good deep tissue massage, but I have a hard time finding someone that will apply enough pressure. The search is over, because Mark was fantastic. As everyone says, it's moderately priced (so you can afford to give him the big tip that he deserves!) and in a great location right by Eastern Market. You aren't going to get the frills of a fancy spa with the sauna, bathrobes and all that. But you're going to get what you came for - a wonderful massage! He is also very kind and professional, so you are in amazing hands (literally and figuratively). - Allison
Mark is an awesome massage therapist. I needed some deep tissue work from sports soreness and he had plenty of power! His home studio is clean, private and so easy to get to! Thanks Mark! - Steve
I just had my first massage with Mark--wow!! In the last 2 months, I've tried 5 Capitol Hill massage therapists for help w a health condition--each has been great, but Mark stands out as a therapist who can combine therapeutic sports med skill AND relaxing touch. Very kind demeanor; clean, comfortable, professional home studio. Thank you Mark!!
If you're tired of paying exorbitant prices for less than satisfactory massages at fancy Spas, then make an appointment with Mark ASAP. I've been coming to Mark for about 7 years and he is the absolute best in DC. I've experienced massages that weren't even worth my time, let alone the money I paid. Not with Mark. He gives excellent deep tissue massages that are relaxing at the same time. As a busy, stressed professional who also practices Bikram yoga three or four times weekly, I need a good deep tissue massage at least once a month. Although I often "splurge" and treat myself to more than one per month. Mark's massage practice is in his home and his massage room is a comfortable studio room where he plays soft music that immediately soothes your nerves. I often fall asleep on the table while Mark works away all my knots and sore muscles. I always go for the 90 minute massage which is a excellent deal. Mark's friendly, trustworthy, easygoing manner will put you at ease the minute you walk through the door. Believe me, you will leave your massage appointment feeling like you're walking on a cloud.