Coaching Testimonials


Massage Testimonials 

Using the foam roller as Michelle showed me, I’ve reduced my hip and back pain and even cut back on pain medication. I need to use the roller for 10-15 minutes a night. I do other stretching and strengthening exercises also but nothing helps the pain like the foam roller. The Franklin Ball works for neck pain in a very similar way. It’s like getting a massage whenever you want one, once you find the best spots to work on.
— Sandra Mahaniah
If you need a knowledgeable, experienced and strong masseuse, Michele is the person! She is very skilled and will personalize massages to the individual and to the particular ailments each session. I have been going to Michele on a regular basis for over 10 years. I have scoliosis and osteoporosis, plus a number of other orthopedic problems. Michele’s massages have been crucial in bringing relief and helping me. Having been trained in many holistic and fitness areas, including OT and yoga, she has been great at explaining and teaching me about muscles causing me pain and giving me many suggestions on stretches and other methods to help me manage my discomfort between massages. I highly recommend Michele!
— Carol Temkin
I have had issues with arm and shoulder tightness for years. I do a lot of crafts, primarily knitting, quilting, embroidery. No matter how much I stretch I over the course of several months everything seems to get tighter. My shoulders roll forward and I start loosing flexibility in my wrists. Michele does a great job of working them all out. My massages from her are body part specific with articulated goals about where I am tight. They are not painful, but do reflect the focus she gives my problem areas. The most surprising thing to me is that she frequently works my pecs as part of the massage (they are definitely a forgotten part of a woman’s anatomy!) After a session my shoulder blades relax and seem to slide further down my back and my elbow and wrist mobility increases. As a 30-something adjusting to the fact that my body is no longer as resilient as it used to be I find getting a massage to be very helpful and to give my stretching range a boost.
Barbara of Watertown
— Barbara
Unlike other massage therapists that aim to relax you, Michele aims to heal you. She works deep, and has stronger hands than a 6’5″ construction worker. She’ll back off and take it easy if you ask her to, but it’s best to let her work her craft. You’ll be thankful afterwards that she did. Unreal.
— Mark Robinson
Michele is a fabulous masseuse. She has been a wonder healer for me with various running injuries and does a great job at deep tissue massage. She is personable, punctual and very knowledgeable. Her understanding of the muscle groups is outstanding.
— Darren Black
I have known Michele for the past 3 years and I see her on a regular basis for managing my back pain. I have the highest regard for Michele and her talent as a massage therapist. Michele is the best massage therapist! I never leave her office without booking a future massage. Michele is able to pinpoint troubled areas and pay extra attention to that area, My health and my back are thankful to Michele.
— Robin Bornstein
Michele has given me a few massage and yoga sessions and once when I was in terrible pain. She was really compassionate and helpful, and was able to intervene in ways that directly addressed the pain. I highly recommend her as a massage and yoga therapist.
— Sara Demetry
Michele is a great person and an excellent Massage Therapist. I have used her services for a number of years. She adapts her massage therapy, well, dependent on what ails me at my visit. I always feel I get a full hour, which is what I paid for; not only 45-50 minutes. I am always very relaxed at the end with a good amount of endogenous endorphins flowing through me. I definitely recommend Michele as a massage Therapist.
— Thomas Eaton PhD.
Michelle is an amazing message therapist. She has a background in occupational therapy and is very professional in her body work. She gives incredible deep and effective message. I turn to her like I would a physical therapist – to help address various lower back pain, shoulder pain and more. I highly recommend Michelle if you are looking for a deep muscle message that is targeting a particular problematic area. She is knowledgeable and extremely good. I’m so grateful to have found her. I’ve had many different massage therapists over the years and Michelle is far above the rest. Don’t hesitate to give her a call.
— Michelle Black
Michele has been my massage therapist since 1999 and I am definitely one of her most challenging clients. She performs deep tissue therapy with strength, precision and excellent results. She’s so good that I wouldn’t want to share her with anyone so I can have her all to myself:-)
— Holli Bassin
Michele is a fabulous massage therapist who my husband and I have been seeing regularly since 2004. She is extremely educated and skilled. She is personable and professional. Her background in occupational therapy and yoga really shows as she works on your body – she addresses and corrects your problems and gives you helpful stretches and exercises to do on your own and she always gives a full hour massage.
— Maggie Schmidt
I have been using Michele’s massage therapy for many years. She is excellent at pinpointing a trouble area, working on it at my comfort level and obtaining great results. I always feel better when I leave Michele’s office. I highly recommend Michele!
— Isabell Wells
I started going to Michele for massages when I was training for a marathon. I wanted a deep tissue, sports massage. I have gone to many different people for massages and I have to say that Michele is one of the best. She is able to find trigger points and work out knots that I didn’t even know that I had. Michele is generous with her time and often goes beyond the slotted session time.
— Maura LeClair
I first began to see Michele to address injuries sustained during a head-on collision, and I would highly recommend her. She is a personable and experienced individual who truly cares about your overall well-being. She leverages her background in OT, Yoga and exercise during her body-work and will suggest exercises and stretches that will address your issues.
— Hope Rubin
Michele is a VERY skilled bodyworker. She can do deep work or more gentle work based on your needs and preference. She is also very talented at helping with specific injuries! She’s awesome.
— Marisa Pease Donlin
Well, last night I had the first good night’s sleep that I’ve had in a long time. I am a professional geek that works at his desk all day and my neck tends to get REALLY stiff. When I signed up for a 15 min neck massage, I had no idea what to expect. Let me tell you, Michele doesn’t waste time getting to the heart of the matter. She is very strong and knows now to loosen up the neck and shoulders in short order. The bottom line is that I felt great walking out of her office and I felt like I was breathing freely again. My first call was to my friend Mike to recommend Michele. Mike has an appointment today. If you experience Michele’s magic, you will be raving about it to your friends, too.
— John ODonovan