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Bodywork With J

Consent-based Massage Therapy and Embodiment Support Prioritizing Queer and Trans People.
Sliding Scale Available to BIPOC.


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J Sheffield (they/them pronouns)
Located on Nacotchtank (Anacostan) and Piscataway land known as Washington, DC, USA

My path to becoming a bodyworker was encouraged by the burnout in organizing and activist spaces, and I am committed to offering bodywork and embodiment support in service of encouraging self and community care. I believe in every client’s own body wisdom and ability to create more space and capacity in the nervous system; I am here to support that, to witness, create a container, and hold space for anything that comes up and wants to be acknowledged. I am a white, queer, non-binary human and I strive to offer work that is accessible, affirming, and accountable to queer and trans folks and Black and Brown folks. I strive to offer work that is consent-based, trauma-informed, race-informed, fat and body affirming, and comfortable in a way that honors how, when, and where clients want to, and don’t want to, receive touch. I provide touch at the client's comfort level of undress or clothed (while some or all of the body remains draped, meaning under a sheet). Please know that I consider receiving client feedback a gift to better my understanding and practice. More info on my sliding scale is on the logistics page.


Check out this interview about my work (both in massage therapy world and sex education world). Huge thank you to Reina Gattuso for such a thoughtful interview. In many ways, this article feels like a culmination of the last decade, and I am so grateful for all of you who have supported me along this path.

Practice Updates

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Practice currently full. Join the Mailing List below to hear about future openings. Check out "More Healing Resources" in the Mind-Body Connection Library for other practitioners.


Full testimonials on Facebook here

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I was wincing and in tears
almost daily before I started getting my weekly massages! I’m super thankful for their sliding scale. Bodywork is a necessity not a luxury!"

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J offered me the most thoughtful intake session I have ever experienced and it made all the difference in ensuring my massage was optimized for my comfort and tailored to my needs all the way through."

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I don't like being touched by people generally and I felt super comfortable with them because I knew they would be affirming to my identity and also my body."


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