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I have just returned from my massage therapy appointment. I have been going to Essential Massage on and off for five years. Of late, I have been going to see Lisa for an hour long deep tissue massage on a monthly basis to alleviate back pain. My husband also goes for hour long deep tissue massage on an every other month basis. I also have to note that I occasionally call at the last minute, most recently last week, for massage, and was able to get a next day appointment with ease.

Parking is very convenient, steps from the door. From the minute you walk in for your appointment until the time you leave, the experience is extremely soothing and stress free. The receptionist is very kind both in person and on the phone when I make my appointments. Lisa as well as the rest of the massage therapy staff are very concerned for my welfare, asking what brings me in for the appointment and are adept at making me very comfortable. There is soothing music and low lighting as well as a warm table with blankets. Each therapist always inquires about my comfort level at different times during the therapy, i.e. level of pressure, and will adjust to suit my needs. When I go to the front desk after the appointment, the therapist is always there with a cup of water and inquiries as to how I feel at that moment as well as helpful hints on how I can maximize my wellness, such as drinking lots of water.

I can say that I always feel better after an appointment at Essential Massage. I am more comfortable, I have more energy, and I am able to engage in the rest of my daily activities in a more positive, mindful way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Essential Massage Therapy to anyone, and have done so in the past, and I intend to keep going there as part of my wellness agenda.

Submitted by a satisfied customer on November 19, 2014

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The place is clean and relaxing, parking is always accessible. I recommend this place to people all the time!

Submitted by a satisfied customer on March 2, 2015

Very reasonable rates, clean, and professional. Lisa gave me an outstanding deep tissue therapeutic I am a trained massage therapist who was very pleased with my massage. Looking forward to seeing her again as I went in redeeming a gift certificate but held on to it because being my first time there was a special rate. As I understand they quite often run specials. Excellent experience. Thank you Lisa!!

Submitted by a satisfied customer on September 15, 2014

This place is awesome! First time going today….will definitely be returning!

Submitted by a satisfied customer on March 2, 2014

Some of the best massages I have every had! The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxing and the staff are all so nice!

Submitted by a satisfied customer on December 17, 2013

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If I could give 100 stars, I would! Just finished my first massage here, and I’m beyond impressed! First of all, they were able to fun me in with 45 minutes with one of their deep tissue experts, and I instantly started feeling relaxed as I walked in the doors. The receptionist was not only helpful, but is the sweetest epitome of professional and graceful customer service. The atmosphere just simply demands relaxation, tranquility, and rest. My therapist took my word at me saying I needed deep tissue with lots of pressure- they told me when to say “too much”, which I didn’t need to, but I didn’t need to tell them to increase the pressure either. All of my (severe, mind you-I was a mess!) problem areas were targeted without me having to direct-I just laid there and relaxed. I did, however, feel bad for my therapist’s hands and hope they didn’t cramp up afterwards! They did an amazing job, and I will never go anywhere else as long as they’re in business. THANK YOU EMT!!! You’re just what I needed! I will definitely be back soon!

Submitted by a satisfied customer on March 27, 2015

I received an acupuncture session for my birthday with Sara. She is absolutely awesome and when I say this I truly mean it. She helped educate me, very nice, and top notch in my book. All the stars in the galaxy are not enough to say how happy I am with the service. Today I have booked my 5th appointment with Sara and I would highly recommend her.

Submitted by a satisfied customer on November 19, 2014

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