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Stephen Abate, LMT, E-RYT

Prenatal, Deep tissue, Therapeutic and Swedish

Steve began his fascination with the human body as a yoga instructor.  He has been a loved and influential teacher of yoga classes and yoga teacher trainings in the DC area for over 8 years.  As an inspiring leader in the wellness arts, Steve took his training to a new level and became a licensed massage therapist.  His background in anatomy, physiology, movement and energetics has given him the ability to assist and guide clients to heal from injury, promote relaxation, and begin valuable fitness/wellness management.

Steve’s approach to massage is to give each client individualized attention based on a thorough assessment.  His unique awareness of what is necessary for each person allows for healing and restoration to take place in the body and mind.

Along with being trained in therapeutic, deep tissue, and swedish techniques, he is also a certified prenatal and postnatal massage therapist.

Monarch Massage Therapy was born from the idea that massage therapy, like the word monarch, holds a balance of the dualities.  The word monarch brings to mind both the fluid and intuitive grace of a butterfly, and at the same time can denote power and leadership like a lion.  In the same way when some think of massage they think of gentle relaxation and therapy as diligent training, seemingly contraries.  Monarch Massage Therapy is a practice that strives to bring these contrasts together so that the client may reach their fullest potential; balance.

Monarch Massage Therapy is located two blocks from Yoga Heights at 457 Luray Pl NW.  Steve turned a floor of his home into a beautifully spacious and private center for clients to enjoy.

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