Christian did a great job of loosening my rock hard leg muscles without causing any next day grief. Sensitive to his pressure - checked-in frequently to confirm it was ok and demonstrated excellent knowledge of muscle anatomy.
I forgot to rate Naomi on the testimonial written regarding the Dec 12th appointment so have done so here, thanks
I have been seeing Naomi Holmstrom at Body Balance Therapy for deep tissue massage to treat my chronic pain caused by Fibromyalgia for several years now. I mostly suffer from migrain headaches and joint pain in my neck and shoulders. Naomi always asks me what my worst areas are before she begins the massage to ensure she is concentrating on the right areas. I always require extra attention to my head, neck and shoulders however I also like to have a complete body massage therefore appointments are always 90 minutes in length. The company I work for covers up to 80% of the cost so I go every 3 weeks. Naomi is professional, personal, experienced and compassionate and I always feel a lot better after the massage. Naomi’s deep tissue massage therapy works very well and usually lasts for up to 1 week by reducing muscle tension & pain. I have lived with this condition for 25 years now and have encountered many massage therapists and I consider Naomi one of the best ones.
Sarah is amazing!
It was another excellent massage with Stephen - the perfect balance between therapeutic & relaxing!
Anna is awesome! Very knowledgeable and takes pride in her work. I plan to see her regularly :)
Naomi is great! She focussed on the areas I was experiencing issues and also knew where else would be helpful for general relief of problem areas when pregnant. She made sure, at 32 weeks, I was comfortable and could relax.
Stephen provides an "active" massage that targets problem areas and uses a variety of methods. I highly recommend him if you like deep tissue massages. He is very respectful and professional as well.
Serina is passionate about what she does and her knowledge and care she gives to the client doesn't go unnoticed. She wants to know what's happening with your body, will work to get you back on the right track and offer helpful suggestions in between sessions to strengthen you. Easy going with a belief in what she knows and how she works with the client compliment her skill-set and is evident in how booked up she is. I always look forward to my appointments which makes me want to book others. Don't wait like I do, book now!
I have been going to Serina for over a year. She is an incredible massage therapist and I would highly recommend anyone to go to her. She helped me immensely after my car accident and continues to do so. Thank you, Serina!
When I walked in, my jaw was sore and stiff. By the time i left, I almost felt like my old self again. I could move my jaw in ways I hadn't been able to for quite some time. This was my fourth session with Serina and she is always kind, calming and provides great tips for in between sessions.
Steam shower is a great asset to have and fantastic way to get warmed up for a massage.
Megan is very professional and has very good technique.
This session was great! Hopefully can keep getting Stephen for future appointments.
Very good massage.
I had a great massage. Sore spots I did not know I had were worked on. The staff are friendly and the location is ideal.
Sara was amazing, as always. She has helped me so much over the years!
This massage was very therapeutic! I've been receiving regular massage for the past year and haven't felt such relief and openness through my posterior side. I will be recommending Serina to my friends and family!
Serina is always wonderfully comforting to talk to. She always puts me at ease, communicates clearly about my needs, and I always leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Another excellent massage!
I always leave relaxed after one of Stephen's massages - this time was not any different! Worth every penny!
I had another excellent massage with Stephen on this day. I appreciate that he focused on the problem areas I had indicated - the result was that I got much needed relief from a chronic condition. Thank you!!
Sara is awesome.. the end point made.
This was an unbelievable massage, it was deep and hit all the troubled spots I had.
Stephen is an amazing MT. He is professional, knowledgeable and I enjoy the different techniques he uses. I always leave feeling great.
I'd describe my appointment as...sensational! 47 years old and my first massage ever. Sandra made my experience so that I've already booked my next appointment:) highly recommend her and excited to try other RMT's at Body Balance !!
I'd describe my appointment as...exhausted joy!
This was my first visit to Body Balance. It won't be my last. Myriam is great! friendly and knowledgeable. I have some chronic pain issues from a past car accident that she effectively treated. Good experience.
I'd describe my appointment as... Myriam is one of the best therapists I have been treated by over my many years of deep tissue massage. She is able to get into the areas that cause the most grief and release the spasms. She is also quiet throughout her work allowing me to focus on letting the tension go at the spot she is working. An excellent therapist.
I'd describe my appointment as... This therapy is an excellent companion to the physiotherapy I am receiving as a result of a surgical repair for a shattered wrist. It is helping to advance the healing process and functional improvement in the wrist much faster than my physiotherapist expected. Steve is an excellent therapist and detailed in how he approaches each aspect of the injury in order to maximize the effectiveness of the laser treatment.
I'd describe my appointment as...magical! Sara targeted the areas that needed work, listened to me and what I felt I needed help with and gave me a ton of useful tips for at home. Excellent massage from a very competent, kind and talented masseuse. Thanks Sara!
I'd describe my appointment as...the best massage ever!!! Stephen knows his stuff. I have a physical job and train 5 days a week in an intense program so when I come in he know what to do to help me recover the best that I can. Thanks Stephan!!
Stephen is an awesome athletic therapist! He Is very knowledgable with how the body works, and always looks to solve injuries rather then temporarily fix them. Anytime I leave his hands I feel like a million bucks. Definitely recommend more athletes come see him!
I'd describe my appointment as... satisfying and effective. Sandra Strangman is a sympathetic, helpful and motivating professional. I always feel good after leaving her clinic -- mentally and physically. Sandra is incredibly knowledgeable and the perfect person to treat my sports-related injuries.
I'd describe my appointment as...amazing!! Talented!!
I'd describe my appointment as entertainingly painful. No, I'm not a masochist, but Sandra's personable patter kept me distracted while she very thoroughly dealt with a pain issue. The whole atmosphere at Body balance is comfortably professional, and I will return.
I'd describe my appointment as... a great new experience. It was my first Thai massage, and I loved it. Stephen is very good at explaining each stage of Thai massage. It was a good mix of stretching and compression to release joints and get me ready for the spring. I am looking forward to the next one! shauna
Stephen takes the time to listen to you and what you want from the massage session. He is very thorough with the areas that he works on and he will happily explain (if you want) what it is he is accomplishing in each area of the body. It is always an educational experience with Stephen, as he displays a deep understanding of the human body's soft tissues and he is also able to transfer that understanding into a solid treatment!
I'd describe my appointment as an excellent example of a therapeutic massage given by a skilled professional.
I'd describe my appointment as an excellent example of a therapeutic massage given by a skilled professional.
I'd describe my appointment as... one of the most knowledgeable RMTs I've met and very professional office. My first visit was fantastic and I will definitely be back thanks to Sandra.
My daughter had her first ever acupuncture appointment, and Dr. Halabi was considerate, kind, and patient with her. She explained the process thoroughly and put my daughter at ease. She was attentive and sweet, and made my daughter's first experience an extremely positive one. Dr. Halabi was amazing, and I would recommend her to anyone.
I'd describe my appointment as...very relaxing! Myriam has very strong hands and arms and is able to help get unwanted knots out. I loved every minute of my massage and wished it never ended! She really listened to what I had to say about my issues and let me know if there where any other issues. I highly recommend her!
I'd describe my appointment as...Dr. Halabi is very professional and knowledgable. I never hesitate to ask any question and feel very comfortable while in her care.
I'd describe my appointment as...an excellent benefit to the healing of my heel spur and soft tissue damage to my foot. Since starting these treatments I am able to put more pressure on my heel for longer periods of time. Sandra is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to treating injuries. Body balance is a fantastic clinic full of great people.
I'd describe my appointment as a great experience. She was able to address the issues I was having with my body. The atmosphere is always great along with the professional attitude that Sara always has.
I have had several cold laser therapy sessions on my shoulder, knee & forearm. Each is a different kind of injury & the cold laser works for pain relief & in the case of my shoulder, which was a 3rd degree separation of the AC joint, I believe it healed me quicker & I was able to finish my physio therapy sooner.
I have had several appointments with Sandra for massage. It is a very deep massage and she if very thorough. I have a number of ailments & she is able to address each of them. Each appointment she asks what problem areas I would like her to work on in addition to the normal full body massage. She will also adjust the depth & pressure if you are uncomfortable or unable to take her normal pressure. She continues to ask throughout the massage. You feel tired but good after the massage. I would highly recommend her for a massage.
I'd describe my appointment as...Excellent because Sandra always first finds out how my knee replacement is doing and how I am feeling. She takes care to discuss all aspects of the treatment, in this case I had Cold laser Therapy, and how it will affect the knee and the healing process. Sandra always give me information on new ways to treat and improve my injury. I recommend Sandra to all my friends and family for massage and cold laser treatments..
I'd describe my appointment as fabulous. I asked for, and got, therapeutic deep tissue massage. Sandra is very knowledgeable and gives one a running commentary on what she is doing to what muscle, joint or ligament, and how they work with each other. Although I don't understand it all, some of it gets through to my brain! She is strong and can really put one through the wringer, but is careful to ask for feedback on whether one can take that much pressure or wants more. I am happy to have found someone who will do what is required to get the job done!
I'd describe my appointment as...amazing.
It was wonderful. I had a problem with my shoulder and lower back and Sandra did the magic. Sandra knows what to do to make your body tension go away. Looking forward to see her again.
I'd describe my appointment as...I had hurt my back and was experiencing a lot of discomfot limiting my movement. Serina was extremely helpful and the massage was a true gift on such a frustrating day for me. I will be back on Friday and am trongly considering seegin Serina every 6 weeks thereafter as well as referring my husband and friends to her.
I'd describe my appointment as a great therapy session both physically and mentally. Serina Cote begins each session with a conversation with me to ask how am I doing and how is my body doing. She asks about any injuries; she asks how I was after my last appointment; she asks if I have specific areas that need attention; she asks about the level of pressure I would like/need. She also has good knowledge of physical form; meaning she is able to offer advice/opinions on proper form when working out. To me that is an important element and is indicitive of her knowing the human body overall. I have had many many massages from many differnt massage therapist so I speak from experience when I say that Serina is an excellent massage therapist. She works your body like a professional. She is discreet and attentive. She is theraputic in that she is an excellent sounding board to me. I always leave feeling refeshed physcially and mentally.
another wonderful massage by Sandra!
I'd describe my appointment as... Very enjoy, Myriam was very nice and great at what she does! Thank you so much! I will most definitely be back!
I'd describe my appointment as...wonderful!! I've never had a relaxation massage before and this one lived up to all my expectations. I will definately be back!
I'd describe my appointment as exceeding expectations. I only had a 45 minute appointment, but it felt so thorough. Stephen has a personalized, therapeutic approach, which I loved. It was a good mixture of him deciding what should be done and taking my direction of what I would like. I am definitely going back.
I'd describe my appointment as very relaxing, professional and fabulous!...The room was comfortable and so was the conversation. I feel great today and am not sore anywhere.
I'd describe my appointment as...fantastic! Naomi is kind, caring, knowledgeable, and gives an awesome massage! My body felt so good after my treatment! Thank you for the great service, Naomi! :)
I'd describe my appointment as... OUTSTANDING!! Serina took care of my aches and pains and I had a great massage. Looking forward to the next one already, even though I won't need it for awhile given how good I feel now. James
I'd describe my appointment as... Amazing!
I'd describe my appointment as a nice change from the conventional deep tissue massage. I felt much more limber afterwards!
I'd describe my appointment as amazing! Sandra never disappoints.
I'd describe my appointment as...exactly what I needed. I have been coming to Body Balance Theraputic Massage for about 5 years now and have never had a negative experience. Sara is absolutely amazing! She is very professional and makes you feel comfortable at all times. Sara always listens to my concerns and focuses on what is bothering me. I always feel like a million bucks when I leave after my massage. I would recommend Sara to anyone who wants one of the best massages of their life!
I'd describe my appointment as...therapeutic! Serina has a great sense of what pressure to use when, and really listens.
I'd describe my appointment as...the best deep tissue massage I've ever had! At other massage places I always left disappointed with the session. Although I'd tell them deep tissue, the pressure was barely enough to feel. Sandra gave me the pressure I needed, comic relief, and valuable take home advice. I will be back (many times) and will be sending my husband as well! Thanks again!
Sara Szabo is an excellent massage therapist, she is excellent in her craft, no matter if you are going for relaxation or deep tissue Or if going for physio. Would highly recommend. 10/10
Very good RMT. Stephen is very kind and professional. I would definitely recommend him to others!
Best massage I've ever had! Sandra, not only is concerned about your past/current health, but she makes suggestions in order to ensure you have a healthy future. She is all about preventative maintenance. Her love of an active lifestyle is contagious.
When you first meet Myriam you wonder if such a small woman can give a strong massage. Her looks are deceiving, behind this compact body is a strong dynamic woman who gives a massage that is both strong and relaxing at the same time. She is friendly, professional and works hard to find those muscle knots and get rid of them. I have had many massaged from Myriam and have never left disappointed. I am proud of my 37 years of being a nurse and massage therapy keeps my back working - Thank You Myriam!
I'd describe my appointment as...nothing short of amazing. I have been to see Myriam on many occasions and I have never left without feeling fantastic. If i could, i would see her once a week....she's just that good !!
I'd describe my appointment as...Awesomesauce I needed a deep massage and Sara took me to the limit and back. I was twisted up and tight with knots all over the place. By the end of the massage I was exhausted but my pain was relieved. If you need is deep massage get Sara. She rocks. She does relaxing stuff too and is good at it. But that's for pansies.
I'd describe my appointment as...very relaxing. Best ever.. Will recommend Body Balance to friends
I'd describe my appointment as very beneficial. I was involved in a rear end car accident. The cold laser treatment and massage helped with the pain and the healing process.
My appointment with Stephen was great! He was able to work on a lot of tight and tense areas. I prefer a lot of pressure and he was able to work on my knots in my neck and shoulders which has been giving me regular migraines. I'm impressed with his professionalism and I'm thankful to have found a reliable therapist who is close to home!
I'd describe my appointment as...Excellent. Sara knew exactly what needed to be done to remedy my issues. I felt an immediate improvement.
I'd describe my appointment as always the best deep tissue massage a person could get. Sandra along with the other therapists at Body Balance provide the very best in quality professional therapeutic massage services anywhere I have ever found.
I'd describe my appointment as excellent. Sara is very professional and friendly. She knows exactly what to do to make sure that I leave every appointment more relaxed, but still getting things done.
I'd describe my appointment as...exceptional quality and value.
I'd describe my appointment as...incredibly healing and rejuvenating. I lied down on Sandra's massage table feeling sad, miserable and in pain. I tried to resist her infectious joy and energy for the first 5 minutes of the massage to no avail. Her genuine concern for my health and her buoyant personality broke down much of the walls, both physical and emotional, that I had been trying to maintain for some time. She instantly found a crick in my back that had been bothering for me for months, even though no one else I'd tried to coerce into massaging it had noticed anything there. Her technique is incredibly refined...she had all these little ways of touching me that seemed to guide everything back into alignment. Today I went in for a massage with Meghan (another therapeutic genius who works at Body Balance) and I overheard something that completely touched me. Sandra does not take tips! I think she must view her work as fulfilling and must feel that making people feel better is a reward in itself. I think that's pretty selfless and indicative of a true healer. (Not that good massage therapists don't deserve tips...they do!) Sandra has helped me start the journey out of a bit of a depression by putting me back in touch with my body. I really appreciate what she and her staff member Meghan do. Highly recommended!!! And thank you Sandra.
I'd describe my appointment as...just what I needed. The entire experience was perfect. Sara was extremely professional and yet personable. I have had several massages in the past before and most have been great, but this one was different. I am very pregnant and I haven't had a massage being pregnant, well this it is what every pregnant woman needs. You will feel incredibly relaxed, and energized after. I was under the weather a few days prior to this massage and had no energy, after this massage, every bit of energy came back, I actually felt like a new person. Sara used the perfect amount of pressure and new what to work on. I am counting the days till my next visit. BTW, the pillow that is available for us pregnant woman to lie down on, is a God send, after months of lying on my side, I was finally able to lie on my stomach, it was seriously the best part of the massage.
It is the beez kneez. Great service over an above any other provider!
I'd describe my appointment as integrated, professional and comfortable. Sandra is an expert in her field and adjusts her technique/pressure according to the individuals need. She provides a safe environment to receive a healing, therapeutic treatment.
I went to Naomi throughout my pregnancy and she was a life saver!! She is so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. Naomi always finds those trouble spots and I always leave feeling light and relaxed.
I'd describe my appointment as...absolutely amazing! Naomi has the gift of sensing where your body needs the most attention! I came away feeling like a new person!
I'd describe my appointment as... very pleased as always.
I'd describe my appointment as... very satisfied customer. Naomi is very thorough.
Dr. Halabi was extremely professional and I felt completely at ease. Her attention to explaining the procedure left me with no worries about why I chose her to perform acupuncture on me. I look forward to seeing her again.
I'd describe my appointment as... Always a wonderful experience as Dr. Halabi is so warm and welcoming. When I have an appointment with her, she always asks how I am feeling and takes the initiative to get to know me not just as a patient, but as a person. Dr. Halabi's acupuncture experience and knowledge is precise and exceptional. I am blessed that I have her looking after me! Sincerely, Michelle Stolk
I'd describe my appointment as...not a sport massage but unexpectedly great. Myriam's massage was very stress relieving which had (almost) the same effect as a regular deep tissue massage. Great facilities and great staff. Love the on-line booking options.
I'd describe my appointment as...great massage. Erin worked out a bunch of kinks and spots. Great facilities and staff. Love the on line booking options.
I'd describe my appointment as...Wonderful. I was comfortable, Sandra was great at checking in with me, and I knew I was going to feel much better afterwards.
I never enjoyed having a needle poked into my skin before, so I had an aversion to even considering acupuncture. Then one day, my pain was so bad from a sports injury, that I finally decided to take the plunge thinking that the pain from needles couldn't be as bad as the pain I was experiencing. I chose Dr. Halabi because I had heard from many sources that she was the best. She has an incredibly gentle bedside manner, that immediately put me at ease. The needles seemed to be an extension of that gentle manner, and to my surprise, the process was not painful. Dr. Halabi is obviously very knowledgable in this fine art. She soothingly explained both the eastern and western theories of acupuncture -- maybe it was her way of distracting me from the needles poking into my skin, but whatever it was, it worked and I soon felt relief from my pain. I'm now a convert and have gone to see Dr. Halabi when physio/chiro just don't quite hit the mark. I highly recommend her!
I've tried the rest, happily I've now found the best! I think people would describe me as being thick - well muscular. Other massages felt like they only scratched the surface. So when I heard that Sandra's massages would leave you crying, I was anxious to give it a try. I was not disappointed. Though I did not cry ( outwardly) I think I cried uncle a few times even if under my breath. So if you have big muscle groups and you need deep relief, you need to see Sandra. I have never gone anywhere else since finding Sandra. Sandra is also very knowlegable in high performance sports such as bikram yoga and marathon running. She provided me with invaluable advice when I tackled by first ever 1/2 marathon. She also has expert advice on how to strengthen the body (knees and ankles for example)to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. Whether preparing for a major athletic event, recovering from one, or general maintenance, Sandra will give you exactly what you need.
Amazing Massage Therapist! Very attentive to areas of importance and a very comfortable atmosphere every time I go!