Testimonials

Our mission is to keep our clients healthy, help them work through injury & pain, and keep them moving. We know how important it is to stay active, perform at your job and to keep doing the things you enjoy. Nothing is more rewarding than hearing our clients are feeling better than ever! But you don’t have to take our word for it – read what they have to say.

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Sarah Tufano Testimonials

When I first came to see Sarah, I was in so much pain that I could barely walk! I was 29 and I could bend to touch my knees, but I couldn’t get anywhere close to my toes! Over the course of several sessions, Sarah opened up my right hip dramatically. She expertly found and ‘untied’ my deepest knots. She was always extremely professional and even took the time to show me several stretches that I now incorporate into my daily routine. Now, not only can I touch my toes, but I can walk again! Most importantly, I am pain-free!!! I am forever indebted to Sarah Tufano and would recommend her services to everyone and anyone!!! She is THE BEST!!!

C.O.

Over the years, I have been to many massage therapists, but none have responded with the combination of instinct, knowledge and magic touch that Sarah Tufano has. I walked in the door in pain and unable to turn my neck, but left with incredible relief. I work at a computer daily and in only one hour Sarah was able to bring release to muscles that have not loosened for years. She has the ability to zone in on your body’s most vulnerable points. Besides being the dedicated professional, she is a warm and caring person. I highly recommend her massage abilities.

C.S.

Sarah Tufano is my incredible massage therapist.  Years of playing lacrosse produced some tremendous knots in my back resulting in chronic muscle pain and tension.  I have been to two different physical therapists and one other massage therapist with no improvement.  After a few sessions with Sarah T, I feel like a whole new woman.  All the pain and tension is gone.  I didn’t know my back was supposed to feel this way. Sarah Tufano’s work warrants the praise and I cannot recommend her highly enough.  She is professional, knowledgeable, and strong.

A.N.

Sarah’s therapeutic touch has been a very strong source of healing for me. She has worked with me to drastically improve a ten-year-old problem in my neck and an ergonomic issue in my arm. Her technique is not only physical massage (which is fabulous deep-tissue work), but she also takes the time to answer all my questions about the science behind my injuries and what I can do on my own to heal faster. Her work is truly therapeutic.

S.H.

My very first massage was with Sarah, and though I was anxious and nervous about having anyone work on my body, she immediately calmed any anxiety about massage therapy by being very open with questions and answers and working within my comfort zone. I’m so glad, because it is such a tremendous relief to be able to relax and let her work the muscles. As a professional dancer, I push my body every day to stretch and control to the fullest extent. Every time it’s a different area that hurts, and Sarah is wonderful at focusing her energy on the areas in pain and helping them heal. It’s been a real blessing to both my personal comfort and to my career to have as truly a professional therapist as Sarah. My body and I say thank you!

V.M.

I started seeing Sarah T. because I was experiencing a lot of pain through my right shoulder and arm to the wrist. I had never had regular, therapeutic massages before but even after the first visit I knew Sarah would be able to massage away the pain. I started seeing Sarah every two weeks, in order to really work out my problem areas, and after only a few visits she has me balanced and healthy again. Sarah listens to where my problem areas are and works only on those areas until they are not problems any more. Sarah also suggested some stretching exercises so that in between visits I could still get some relief from the pain I was experiencing. I’m a huge fan and can’t thank Sarah enough for helping me get my body back into the shape it should be. Now I feel great and I owe it all to Sarah T.

S.M.

Sarah’s fabulous deep-tissue work has dramatically made a difference in my ten-year-old neck problem. And now with my current ankle surgery, she has helped me tremendously in taking out scar tissue and helping the muscles surrounding the area to help support the ankle as well. I can totally rely on Sarah’s ability to make me feel better and extremely relaxed.

R.S.

Adam Parrett Testimonials

Adam is a highly gifted massage therapist.  I have a very physically demanding job and suffer from chronic neck and shoulder tension as well as the occasional low back pain.  Adam is very strong and gives a deep, focused session.  He somehow always knows how to find the spots that hurt and he also finds new spots that I didn’t even knew were hurting that somehow help to make the pain go away.  He is also extremely professional and puts me at ease.  I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great massage.

S.T.

Adam has been my massage therapist for three years. I started getting massages after I had back surgery and Adam is the best therapist I have had. Some therapists give a gentle massage that is relaxing, but doesn’t do much for physical ailments. Others think they can’t give a good massage without causing pain. Although Adam is very strong, he is able to use just enough pressure to give you the relief you need. I strongly recommend Adam as a massage therapist.

E.J.

I have been seeing Adam for a couple of years. He is an excellent massage therapist. I have chronic neck and shoulder stress-related pain. Adam gives an excellent deep tissue massage. He responds well to requests to work on specific areas and recommends stretches to prevent pain in the future. I have had massages from many different therapists in the past and I would highly recommend Adam to anyone looking for a great massage.

P.V.

I highly recommend Adam. When traveling, a soft bed kind of ruined my neck and when I woke up the next morning it hurt to turn my head. This never went away so that after six weeks I finally decided I had to do something. By then, it was a highly urgent matter… When I called, Sarah was able to squeeze me in the same day. Adam did an awesome job with the massage and it was very clear that he knew what he was doing. He targeted the right muscles with just the right amount of pressure. And actually, just that one massage cured me from the neck ache that I had had for six weeks! It is hard to find a good massage therapist, and so its very sad that we will be moving away from Boston soon because Adam is someone to whom I’d go back anytime. Oh, and they also sent me a handwritten card and a coupon by mail a couple days ago. Highly recommended!

K.S.

Adam is incredible. I came to Massage Therapy of Boston a couple of months ago with a really bad situation in my neck and shoulders. My right shoulder was a complete mess, with large knots, calcific tendonitis in my rotator cuff and the beginnings of frozen shoulder. It was totally debilitating… I couldn’t sleep and I could barely use my right arm. Sarah saw me right away, and I have to agree with the reviews here, she’s tops.

I have since worked with Adam, and I have to say he’s at least every bit as good. Adam is extremely talented, and has great skill as well as an impressive depth of understanding about muscles, joints, etc., the works. He spends some time getting to know your situation, and also gives you exercises to facilitate the healing between appointments. In my case it took him just a few minutes to identify how my shoulder got so messed up in the first place (use of crutches after a broken ankle).

One unique thing about Adam is that he has given a lot of thought to not causing unnecessary pain. I would walk out thinking I’m going to be so sore, which would almost never happen, so at first I thought, is this working? Not only was it working, but FAST. Within a little over a month I had full mobility of my arm. By the time I got to my orthopedics appointment, the doctor told me I was cured.

At this point my shoulder knots are pretty much worked out and my pain is 100% gone. Now I’m sleeping great and getting active again, getting back to life as I knew it. I’m so grateful, I can’t even say. I cannot recommend Adam highly enough.

A.T.

Mike Shick Testimonials

It’s been wonderful to work with Mike – he really listens to me, and then helps me figure out exactly what my body needs.  He’s incredibly knowledgable and uses multiple techniques – I leave my appointments feeling 10 years younger!

A.N.

Mike is a gem!  In three sessions, he was able to increase my shoulder mobility from an old injury as well as help me recover from 170 miles on my bike.  He made me feel comfortable right away, asked good questions in terms of what brought me in, and was thoughtful and knowledgable about what might be causing the issues I was experiencing.  I’ve had a lot of body work over the years, and I would highly recommend Mike Shick from Massage Therapy of Boston.

N.E.

I had to write you and tell you that I had an amazing massage with Mike! He is professional, knowledgeable and courteous. After just a few minutes of work I could feel blood and energy flowing back to my cranky shoulder. I wish I was in town longer for another session with him! The office space is very comfortable and relaxing, and I was able to sink into the table.

S.L.

Mike has an incredible way of working with the body–engaging the tissue on a deep level while also doing fascial stretching to address postural imbalances.  He has the rare talent of being able to see the body as a whole, looking beyond the immediate areas of pain or tension.  My neck felt worlds better after my session with Mike and I could actually look all the way over my shoulder while backing up in the car for the first time in months!

S.T.

As a massage therapist I am very picky about who I get my body work from. I have seen Mike throughout the years and have always walked away from the treatment feeling not just relaxed but also impressed to find my pain completely gone. He has a wonderful technique that’s soothing but is also extremely effective in releasing trigger points and scar tissue. I would recommend anyone to see him.

V.N.

Max Gurian Testimonials

Max Gurian has been giving me massages for many years. I have fibromyalgia and a variety of other medical illnesses. I was forced to go on disability. I cannot express enough how much Max has helped me. I recommend him to everyone I know. He listens when I have difficult days and is always kind and understanding.

J.M.

The day following my first appointment with Max, I noticed dramatic improvement in my posture, as age-old knots came undone.  And the next time I had a more recent, acute injury, a short session helped the problem.

A.D.

Max did wonders for my shoulder!  It hasn’t felt this good in years!

S.A.

My pain is chronic and sometimes gets incredibly bad.  On a few occasions when it has been threatening to reach unbearable levels, a few minutes with Max has stopped it from doing that and enabled me to continue on with the rest of my day with my sanity intact.

L.E.

I am someone who likes massive amounts of pressure during a massage and Max did not disappoint.  He was able to work very deeply and effectively, leaving my chronically tight and elevated shoulder feeling like it had dropped 6 inches!  I would recommend Max without hesitation.

S.T.

As someone who has little awareness of their own physical health, you have made me acutely aware of mine.

R.Y.

One time I had a pinched nerve and couldn’t lift my arm or turn my neck and you sorted that out for me in a single therapy session like the massage wizard you are.

Y.Z.

I was in a glorious state of lack of pain and full range of motion after you gave me a wondrous massage.

R.F.

Alexandria Donlan Testimonials

Before meeting Ali, I had continuous pain and irritation in my neck and back due to my passion for boxing. Through touch therapy and deep tissue massage, my joint pain began to subside and my range of motion improved almost immediately. Over months of treatment and continuous sessions, the flexibility in my spine had greatly improved and the pain I once had had completely dissipated. Every session with Ali has been therapeutic. Her calm and warm demeanor has always made it a very enjoyable experience. Her knowledge and expertise of her trade sets her apart from the rest. I would recommend Ali to anyone seeking a qualified massage therapist.

T.D.

I was amazed at the amount of pressure Ali can exert! I really felt like work was being done. Ali expertly found my sore spots and patiently worked them until they released. I appreciated that every stroke was purposeful and she really kept my goals in mind of reducing pain in my hips and freeing up movement in my neck and shoulders. I felt so much better after my session with Ali and sore in a really good sort of way.

S.T.

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