Stephen Abate, LMT, E-RYT

Steve began working with the 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 9 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. 

Along with deep tissue and swedish techniques, Steve has specialized training in prenatal, labor support, postpartum, and sports massage.


Monarch Massage Therapy was born from the idea that massage therapy, like the word monarch, holds a balance of 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.

Massage treatments are located at the Monarch Massage Center. Steve turned the downstairs floor of his home into a beautifully spacious, private, and comfortable space for clients.  

Stephen Abate standing outside his Washington DC Massage Therapy studio
Monarch Massage Therapy, Washington DC

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