I have some back issues from sitting at a computer all day, and went to Katherine for massage. My back felt so relaxed afterwards, and the pain I was feeling in my midback went away. She also worked on my feet and I stopped getting feet cramps in middle of the night. She is very knowledgeable in holistic health in general, and a pleasure to talk with. She makes you feel very at ease and comfortable too. But mostly, she really cares, and wants to heal you, not just relax you, so she' way better than most I've been to. I recommend her highly.
02/18/2013Healthy Lives Acupuncture
I have chosen to see Marcus Rhoden based on the various 5 star reviews about him that can easily be found all over the web, and now I am writing another one of those. You would think it isn’t much more to say, but truly, one just cannot say anything about a health care provider who is as impressive as Marcus. He has an excellent knowledge and education in his area of expertise, his intellect is impossible to overlook, and it is quite obvious that he truly serves his life purpose, which is healing. Next to his professional skills Marcus proves to have exceptional ability to connect with a patient, by being extremely present, focused, detail oriented and empathetic.The office environment is very pleasant as well, and after my first visit I have gained a renewed sense of hope for a healthier future. As a side note of sorts: I think Marcus would be an excellent choice for anyone who has not yet had any alternative health treatments in their lives or feels hesitant to try them out. It is so worth it, and I mean it wholeheartedly. If I had an option of giving 10 stars, I wouldn’t hesitate to do so.
I was originally drawn in by a coupon for 2 60 Minute Massages for $89. My lower back had been bothering me all day and when she told me she was going to focus on my neck and shoulders, I immediately told her that I would much prefer her to concentrate on the part of my body that was giving me the most trouble, my lower back. The massage began with her lightly massaging my neck and shoulders, and never went further than that. She never once asked if she was doing a good job or if I was in pain, etc. Eventually my lower back was, at that point, throbbing with pain because she and her equipment had placed my body in a position that was putting an enormous amount of stress on my lower back. Not to mention she was ignoring the one place I had asked her to focus on. Finally, I told her that it was hurting really bad. Ignoring the possibility that I might actually need more padding under my ankles to make sure my back was flat; she took away all the padding that I had under my ankles. She still continued to give me a light and almost "no tissue" massage, never massaging the ONE PART of my body that I had asked her to focus on and now had told her was bothering me significantly. She finished the massage having never once massaged my hurt back in an entire 50 minute session. When the massage was over and she wanted her money, she did ask if it was a good massage. I told her my back still really hurt. She blew off my response and placed the blame on the fact that I had not had a massage in a couple of months. She never once asked if there was something she could do better next time or even thought about all the other factors that could have led to my painful experience. Not only would I never want to waste my time or another dime on a second massage, I would suggest that anyone that has ever had more than one professional massage in their lifetime avoid this place. I have had many massages and this was by far the worst.