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I'm a marathon runner and I've been going to John and Maria for a while for both pre- and post-run massages. I just had yet another fabulous massage (by John this time) after a 20-miler and can't recommend them highly enough. Booking on line is easy, the discount packages are appreciated, the studio is quiet and comfortable, and best of all, the massages ROCK!" - Martrese W.
Maria is more than a massage therapist. She's a caretaker and a healer. I've never had a massage from someone who so thoroughly listened to the messages my body sent out. I didn't have to tell her "this pressure" or "that spot" because she knew. She's skilled in knowing her patient's nuanced body language. I left feeling rejuvenated, not just because the massage was amazing (and it was), but because the experience as a whole left me in the trust of a capable and attentive master of her art.
As a competitive athlete, my body gets pretty beaten up. I went in with shoulder pain/deltoid sprain, and after John spent focused work on it, my pain decreased and mobility increased! Even days later, I'm feeling so much better! Thank you so much for the great work, John. I highly recommend both John & Maria for your massage needs. They are both great therapists!
For the past year I have been suffering with lots of pain through out my entire upper chest and shoulders, as a national level competitive bodybuilder I needed the pain to go away, so one day I visited Absolute balance body works and didn't really know what to expect. my very first visit was a great experience and loved every treatment since ,now am healthier than before. I would encouraged anyone to schedule an appointment and you wouldn't regret it!
This was my first massage and what a great experience. Maria is wonderful. I will be returning and would recommend her to anyone needing a massage.
Love, love, love Absolute Balance. Maria is wonderful and has a great feel for her work. I've been to a number of therapists and she is, by far one of the best. Convenient and relaxing location and reasonable rates.
In the past several years I've seen 5-10 different massage therapists, and none has provided the level of service that Maria has. Her calm, and patient demeanor are a pleasure, and she is imminently adaptable to my specific requests and pressure tolerances. In the past I've had issues with therapists ignoring specific requests to avoid certain areas or techniques. That's never been a problem with Maria. Her skill level is easily in the upper tier of what I've experienced, and her rates are very reasonable. She is also very amenable to spending time talking about specific muscle groups and educating me as to their names and locations.
Maria adapts her techniques to fit what my body needs in terms of pressure and style. She takes time to explain areas of concern post massage, going over the relevant muscles involved, and does an intake prior to me getting on the table, so she knows what to focus on. She has been a pleasure to work with, and I always look forward to her treatments.
I've tried several message therapist. None were as knowledgeable as Maria. She listened and met my needs, while challenging me to responsibly and pro-actively attend to my own health.
I got my wife a pregnancy massage package for Christmas shortly after finding out she was pregnant. Maria has helped her SO much. She comes home from the massage sleepy, relaxed, feeling much much better. And gushing about how personable Maria is. And I get a full night's sleep afterwards. It's a Win-Win for everybody. Highly recommended by both my wife and me.
Maria was recommended by a friend - and I have to thank this friend for sending me to such an excellent massage therapist. She was so very thorough and knowledgable. When other massage therapists and my doctors had not been able to show me, Maria pinpointed the source of my issue.
Maria is always great!! She listens and is thorough. Love the new space. If only she would come to Phoenix!
John knows where to work on and how much pressure I can take. He also provides me with some advise after the session. By far the best message I have received every time I see him.
Maria is one of the few therapists I've seen who consistently provides a quality massage--- keeping in mind my tolerance for pressure in various spots. I don't have to remind her not to stretch me; nor do I have to worry that she's going to gauge me with an elbow. And those things mean a lot. Additionally, her intuitive feel for knots and muscle tightness mean that she can gauge which spots require more work and when she can move on to another muscle area.
Maria is an excellent therapist. She truly cares and takes the time to learn about your health conditions and what she can best do to help you feel better. I highly recommend her and have found few therapists that come close to her level of compassion and skill.
I have seen many massage therapists over the last few years. Maria is one of the best. She is skilled in massage and afterward took the time to give feedback about what she noticed during the massage. She is friendly, genuine, and relaxed. I will be back!
i.e., A local favorite, I went to Maria because my shoulder had been giving me extreme problems for over a month. Not only have most of my issues resolved in just one session (with the help of take-home exercises) but she worked with me to find and target the source of my pain. I am incredibly thankful for her knowledge of the human body and of massage.or highly recommended because
Luv visiting Absolute Balance Bodyworks. I have health issues and she always takes the extra time to talk with me about any new concerns and/or target areas I would like to focus on. I also enjoyed the new location, no more stairs!
Had John work my shoulders and hips to help me in my upcoming golf getaway in AZ. A day later, i feel great and more flexible! Maria and him are great! Love their new digs, too.
Had a great first experience at Absolute Balance; Maria's volume of knowledge is amazing and enviable. Her competence and professionalism shone. Great relaxing ambiance, heated pad on the table!! It was cozy and relaxing and rejuvenating. Thank you!