Paula Goldman, CMT


“I believe massage offers the time to get still, restore balance, relieve pain, and reconnect to what matters most — living your best life!”

(202) 812-8455 – cell

With over 15 years of experience as a massage therapist, and over 25 years exploring the mind-body connection, Paula provides a customized massage experience blending relaxation with a therapeutic focus on releasing tension in specific muscle groups.  She specializes in Deep Tissue, Connective Tissue, and Neuromuscular Massage for the relief of neck and back pain, headaches, repetitive strain and sports pain patterns, sciatica, and plantar fasciitis.  Paula believes every part of the body is connected to the whole, and works to achieve balance in the body, mind, and spirit.

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Cancellation Policy:  Since your appointment time is reserved exclusively for you, payment in full is expected for appointments missed, cancelled, or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice.   Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


“I would recommend Paula if you want a relaxing massage that still manages to work out your tight muscles.”  Katie K.

“Paula has a gift for healing touch. Having worked with her for nearly a year now I can say unequivocally that her brand of massage therapy has changed my body.  I used to have almost constant low back pain until she discovered that the pain emanated from my hips.  Now, no pain after integrating some stretching into our massage time!  She’s an accomplished massage therapist and genuinely caring person who truly enjoys helping others.  If you value yourself, go see her.”  Jim M.

“I have been going to Paula for massage even before she worked at Vital.  After a session one day she said that the thing she loved the most about massage is how you are so present in the moment.  It was weird because I had earlier thought that one of the things that makes her so brilliant at it is that she is so present and can respond to the resistance and responses from you body so well.  I don’t think everyone is like that; I think it’s a sign of someone that is doing something they were meant to do.” Christine T.

“I highly recommend Paula.  Working with Paula has been a delight as she has a wonderful personality and is a real student of wellness who advocates for massage therapy as an integral part of everyone’s approach to healthy living. She is a skilled therapist as well and talented in addressing the reasons why I schedule appointments regularly—for stress relief, attention to pain or soreness, and a luxurious treat.  Brian T.”

Swedish Relaxation Massage
Deep Tissue/Sport Massage
Certified in Integrative Reflexology
Neuromuscular Therapy (Cervical and Upper Extremity)
Myofascial Release – Connective Tissue Massage

Professional Background
Paula is a graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute (PMTI) in Washington, DC, and has been practicing massage therapy since 2003 in Del Ray.  She is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, licensed by the Virginia Board of Nursing, and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Paula holds a Master of Science degree in Health Fitness Management from American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia.  Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she managed clinical research studies at the Lombardi Cancer Center, (Georgetown University Medical Center), for women at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  She has also taught health & wellness classes at the University level, led Spinning, strength training, and aerobics classes, and is passionate about living her best life.   She lives in Del Ray, and enjoys biking, swimming, reading, traveling, decorating, rescuing old furniture, and receiving all forms of bodywork!

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”  Anais Nin