New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Mudita Massage & Wellness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mudita Massage & Wellness is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in New Hampshire!

Relax and let your pain and stress melt away with the help of Mudita Massage & Wellness in Keene.

Mudita Massage & Wellness has received multiple reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a fantastic Rating Score™ and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“[There is] such a welcoming atmosphere when you walk into Mudita Massage & Wellness, and the smell of essential oils is very relaxing. Kat is very thorough and goes through which areas of your body you want to focus on. I loved being asked to pick an essential oil. She makes you feel at ease and makes sure that you are as comfortable as possible. I also liked being given some at-home stretches to try. I highly recommend Mudita Massage & Wellness, and I will be back very soon for my massage and wellness needs.” – Lizz W.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Aaron Shields, co-owner of Mudita Massage & Wellness.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Aaron about what it is that makes Mudita Massage & Wellness unique compared to the many other massage therapy clinics in New Hampshire. Aaron told us:

“We offer more than just massage therapy; we are also a yoga studio. It’s a partnership between me and Kat. We are partners in pretty much everything we do. We do couple’s massages, and it’s a couple giving a couple a massage, which I think a lot of people like. We are very community-focused. We are trying to build community through the lens of wellness. We put on a lot of workshops, and we highlight local artists, whether it be music or paintings, drawings, etc. with our classes.”

We also asked Aaron about the Mudita Massage & Wellness mission and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s his response:

“We want to care for every person who walks through the door and make their life a little bit better. However we can do that, that’s what we’re aiming to do.”

Building Success by Asking for Feedback

Aaron credits Mudita Massage & Wellness’ strong online reputation to their commitment to prompting their clients to leave a review, for better or for worse, after their appointment. If the client enjoyed their experience, that’s great, and if it’s not, they’ll learn from that feedback and use it to determine what needs to be changed.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Mudita Massage & Wellness has grown through networking. Both Kat and Aaron are part of Business Networking International. Aaron also told us that they get a lot of compliments on their website, including how nice, user-friendly and reflective of the business it is.

There are many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Aaron’s expert advice for them:

“Have a nice website… Follow your instincts, and know that it takes a lot of work to build a business. There’s not a lot of time off but, it’s rewarding because you get to do what you want. Networking is super important. It’s intimidating to put yourself out there in front of a bunch of other people, but it’s totally worth it in the long run.”


Congratulations to Mudita Massage & Wellness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Aaron, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Mudita Massage & Wellness in Keene. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Momentum Massage & Wellness

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Momentum Massage & Wellness is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in New York!

When you want a great massage in Rye to help you melt the stress and pain of everyday life away, there’s no better option than Momentum Massage & Wellness.

Momentum Massage & Wellness has received dozens of reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 97.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’ve been receiving massage therapy from Elissa for years. She takes her time to thoroughly assess the cause of my concerns and treat them accordingly and successfully. She is friendly and professional. I would highly recommend her work!” – Toni-Ann A.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Center

We wanted to learn all about Momentum Massage & Wellness and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Elissa Flannery.

The first question we had for Elissa was what is it that sets Momentum Massage & Wellness apart from their competition in New York. Here’s Elissa’s response:

“It’s about the whole experience that I’ve created at Momentum — not just one specific thing — beginning with the process of online booking and electronic intake forms, (there aren’t many massage studios that let you book online) all the way through to coming into the space and experiencing the cleanliness, professionalism, communication, easy checkout, etc. I think the main piece that makes my practice different is the intake process. I always block 30 minutes between appointments to give each client my attention and spend a lot of time with them, talking to them about not only their health history but things like previous injuries that could be contributing to current pain or causing some compensatory movement patterns. I look at their posture, assess their movement and identify different areas of pain or dysfunction. By the time my client gets on the table, they feel confident about what the treatment plan is and what to expect. We spend a lot of time building that trust, and I think they feel that they are actively contributing to their treatment, which is a key element to their recovery.”

Elissa went on to tell us that she’s been in business since 2014, is an NYS Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist and holds certifications in Pregnancy Massage, RockTape Kinesiology Taping, ICTA Contemporary Cupping Methods, Table Thai Yoga Massage and Advanced Myofascial Techniques.

We also wanted to know what Elissa’s mission is at Momentum Massage & Wellness and how she works to make the world a better place. Here’s what she had to say:

“I love educating my clients about things, like body awareness, body mechanics, anatomy, how movement or injuries can affect the body and cause compensatory or pain patterns, and how important it can be from a recovery standpoint to address injuries right away. Sprained ankles, rotator cuff tears, tendinitis, carpal tunnel symptoms, etc. are all types of issues that can be pretty successfully addressed with good massage, bodywork and self-care techniques. A lot of people come to me when they’re at their wits’ end struggling with chronic pain or long-standing mobility issues, and they always say that they should’ve come sooner. I love being able to connect with my clients in this way and seeing when they realize massage therapy that’s geared toward medical/therapeutic work can actually help them. …Often times, our clients have gone to different doctors and tried different medications, and they want to stop most of that and take a more holistic route. Massage therapy can absolutely help.”

Building Success by Requesting Reviews

Elissa attributes Momentum Massage & Wellness’ strong online reputation to the booking software she uses, which offers a nice feature that sends out automatic review emails to each client after they receive their massage. She added

“I also think that my clients are more likely to leave feedback because I am a small business. You really only need two to three people who think your work is exceptional to get a good book of business going, and that will lead to more clients and reviews.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Momentum Massage & Wellness has gotten their name out there through word of mouth. Elissa is also always educating herself so that she can continue to provide the best therapy that she can and is currently taking an advanced course in Orthopedic Assessment for Massage Therapists.

There are so many massage therapists out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Momentum Massage & Wellness has. Here’s Elissa’s expert advice for them:

“Become confident in your ability, knowledge and continuing education. Keep up with the research that has been coming out about massage, and treat each session as an opportunity to acquire new knowledge and impart some of your knowledge to your clients. It is important for therapists to really listen to what the client has to say. Work with them. I think that piece of it really helps solidify a trusting professional relationship. People can tell when you’re just trying to sell them something and when you are truly invested in helping them. I started small; I was part-time doing brain injury research and massage for about four years. Then, I decided I wanted to do this full-time. I think it’s OK to just start where you are, even if the idea of starting your business seems impossible. You really don’t need a ton of money to start…There is so much readily available, and a lot of free materials/videos out there that can be a real asset for treatment planning. Don’t get stuck in a routine.”


Congratulations to the team at Momentum Massage & Wellness for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Elissa, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Momentum Massage & Wellness in Rye. Visit their website today!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: MassageFIX

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that MassageFIX is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in Kentucky!

When you want to relax and unwind with a great massage, there’s no better option than MassageFIX in Bowling Green.

MassageFIX has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 96.81 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of Kentucky!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Melissa worked wonders on my hip during a cupping session post-hip surgery! It was my first cupping session ever, and she walked me through it and kept me very comfortable. I’m still impressed at how instant my relief was. I’ll be going back for more visits! Thank you, Melissa!!”
– Ashley C.

A One-of-a-Kind Massage Therapy Center’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

MassageFIX has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with General Manager Michael.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes MassageFIX unique compared to the many other massage therapy centers in Kentucky. Michael told us:

“We are at the forefront of our industry with education, knowledge level and certifications. The methodology we use is geared towards healing for any soft tissue aliment. We are geared towards clinical massage therapy! We want to and have been resetting every industry norm in the state of Kentucky!”

Michael went on to add:

“We document thoroughly every single treatment to make sure that, regardless of the therapist, our clients can be confident that their therapist will be up to speed!”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at MassageFIX, Michael pointed to the fact that automated review requests are sent out to every customer. They also provide their customers with discounts in exchange for their feedback online.

Making the World a Better Place Through Serious Massage Therapy

We also wanted to know what their mission is at MassageFIX and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s Michael’s response:

“SERIOUS. MASSAGE. THERAPY. This is what we are trying to be. We are rewriting industry standards day by day in Kentucky! We aim to be above reproach in all areas of care, including aftercare!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, MassageFIX has grown through online advertising in all shapes, forms and fashions, including email marketing, social media and their website.

It’s clear that Michael knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Treat people right. Be open and honest. If we cannot fix it, we will send you to someone who can. This is not a one-stop shop. We cannot do chiropractic adjustments. We are upfront and will do a consultation to inform our clients about how many treatments to expect. The main thing for us is the value that we deliver and both the long- and short-term benefits of being a patient here!”

Michael ended our conversation with this shoutout to their clients:

“Thank you to my clients. Our growth would not have been possible and none of this could work without a client. We appreciate your trust, Bowling Green, Kentucky! We look forward to serving you for many years to come.”


Congratulations to the team at MassageFIX for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend MassageFIX in Bowling Green. Visit their website today!

Washington DC’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Bluebell Spa DC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bluebell Spa DC has won two 2019 awards in Washington DC!

When you’re in need of a great massage in Washington DC, there’s no better massage therapy center to turn to than Bluebell Spa DC.

Bluebell Spa DC has received almost 200 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 97.63 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five massage therapists in all of Washington DC!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“My boyfriend and I went here for an aromatherapy couple’s massage. We have been to several massage places in DC and multiple in other parts of the country — this place is by far one of the best experiences either of us have had. Yordanos and Denise were both amazing and so kind. They used varying techniques and adjusted pressure as requested. They are clearly experts in this field. We had a full body massage, plus head and feet, and they also used hot stones! It was wonderful. We chose the lavender aromatherapy scent, which was so relaxing and cozy. The decor and little touches in the room and in the waiting area made this place very comforting. Highly recommended!” – Jessica M.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Center

Carlos Machado, the owner of Bluebell Spa DC, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind massage therapy center and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Carlos what it is that sets Bluebell Spa DC apart from their competition in Washington DC. Here’s what he had to say:

“We hire the best professionals, and I guarantee good facilities. With us, you’re going to get the best service in DC, including the best massage and the best facial.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Bluebell Spa DC and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Carlos’s response:

“We try to promote our clients’ well-being. DC is a very stressful place, and people have tight schedules. Our mission is to make their lives better.”

Building Success by Providing Good Service

When we asked Carlos about Bluebell Spa DC’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he said:

“I think it’s just providing good service. People leave our facility satisfied, and they want to share their experience online. We try to do our best and try to meet everyone’s expectations as much as we can.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Bluebell Spa DC has spread the word about who they are and what they do by donating to local schools and through social media, word of mouth and referrals.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Bluebell Spa DC has. Here’s the expert advice Carlos has for them:

“Be professional; be fair with your clients. Provide good customer service. You should always try to do your best. Always deliver the best service possible. Be nice.”


Congratulations to the team at Bluebell Spa DC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Carlos, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bluebell Spa DC. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Rebalance Massage Therapy

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Rebalance Massage Therapy is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in New York!

When it comes to massage therapy, there’s no better option than Rebalance Massage Therapy in Albany.

Rebalance Massage Therapy has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of New York!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“[This is] definitely the most helpful massage I’ve ever had. My job makes me prone to many injuries, and regular massages never got my knots out. A friend referred me, and now, I’ll never go anywhere else. [They are] a complete lifesaver!” – Tina S.

A One-of-a-Kind Massage Therapy Clinic’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Rebalance Massage Therapy has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with the owner, Christina.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Rebalance Massage Therapy unique compared to the many other massage therapists in New York. Christina told us that they utilize active release techniques (ART), which helps people with frozen shoulders, neck pain and sciatic pain find a permanent fix.

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Rebalance Massage Therapy, Christina pointed to the fact that they practice ART, and they make a point to reach out to customers, learn from their feedback and make the problem right whenever they get a negative review.

Making the World a Better Place by Giving Back to the Community

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Rebalance Massage Therapy and how they work to make the world a better place. Christina shared with us that they give back to their local community and will work with people who might not be able to pay the full price but are in desperate need of release.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Rebalance Massage Therapy has grown through word of mouth.

It’s clear that Christina knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Keep prices lower than your competition — within reason and on the low side. Become an expert at what you do, and your reputation will build itself.


Congratulations to the team at Rebalance Massage Therapy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Rebalance Massage Therapy in Albany. Visit their website today!

New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Body Mechanix Massage

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Body Mechanix Massage is an award winner for massage therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a massage therapist that will work with you to get you moving and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Body Mechanix Massage has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five massage therapists in New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“The space is so welcoming. The level of expertise and varieties of techniques offered are exceptional. [The staff has] a perfect blend of professional and personable, so I enjoy my time while receiving top-quality care.” – M.A.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Body Mechanix Massage is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

We were excited to learn all about Body Mechanix Massage and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Amanda Holt. Amanda told us that they have been in business for 12 years, but that it has really been in the last four or five that their staff has grown so much. They currently employ nine people, all of whom are exceptional bodyworkers.

We wanted to know was what it is that makes Body Mechanix Massage stand apart from its competitors. Amanda told us:

“We have a real focus on education and connection. I think that’s what makes us slightly different from other places. I build staff up to help nurture their educational needs. I give a stipend when people want to learn and grow. We also love to relay information and connect with people. there is a lot of talking in our sessions and we get to know our clients. I highly value everyone that works for me. I want to support them the best that I can.”

She went on to tell us a bit about how they do what they do:

“We view the body and mind as a whole. We all have a base of knowledge that there is an intermingled connection between our bodies and our mind. Whether that’s from posture, traumatic experience, or working in an office setting. We try to bring more understanding around that. We come at things from a very different angle. We are truly bodyworkers.”

Amanda also told us about a methodology she created herself:

“Koru Fit is my own methodology of exercise. It was born out of what I see all the time. We can get patients so far with our treatment, but movement can help them so much. So, Koru focuses on working on fascia. It brings fluidity to the spine, encourages healthy psoas, and promotes an overall connection within ourselves. Koru Fit helps to return you to your point of origin.”

Building Success Through Word of Mouth

Body Mechanix Massage has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Amanda how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. She told us that the majority of their success and growth has been thanks to word of mouth.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Body Mechanix Massage has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved in the community. Amanda told us:

“We do a lot of different community events, to work on the community. Our mission is really to give what we do a better name, because it is very important, detailed work.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Body Mechanix Massage has managed to. We asked if Amanda could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“The biggest piece of advice is to not try to chase everything that is out there. Hone in on your skillset, and just do a really good job of what you already know how to do. More from a mindset standpoint, just live in success. The healthier you can be in your mindset, the more people are going to be drawn into your business.”


Congratulations to Body Mechanix Massage for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Amanda for taking the time to speak with us!

Oklahoma’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: LaFusion Massage & Spa

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that LaFusion Massage & Spa is an award winner for massage therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a massage therapist that will help get you feeling healthy and at-ease, look no further than this award-winning company!

LaFusion Massage & Spa has received over 100 overwhelmingly positive reviews across six different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.03 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one massage therapy clinic in Oklahoma!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This was a beautiful facility with services equal to resorts! I definitely recommend it to those wanting more than a quick massage. It is worth the entire experience and is reasonably priced!” – A.W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that LaFusion Massage & Spa is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Spa

We were excited to learn all about LaFusion Massage & Spa and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Manda Reyes, who bought the spa last year.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes LaFusion Massage & Spa stand apart from its competitors. Manda told us about their excellent team and their dedication to customer service. She said:

“We really just have good people. Our front desk staff is really good at making people feel welcome and taken care off, and our therapists are very qualified. We have a really good team. We focus on customer service, on making sure that the customers are the most important part of our day and that they receive the service that they paid for.”

When we asked her about the mission at LaFusion Massage & Spa, she said:

“We really just like to bring awareness to massage therapy and how important spending time on yourself is for your wellbeing. We are trying to make it more educational, and we are improving people’s health and wellness with massage therapy.”

She told us about some of the extra things available at LaFusion Massage & Spa:

“We specialize in couples’ packages as well as individual massage. Not many spas have the resources to accommodate couples, but we have the room and the therapists. We do spa parties in a big community room with snacks and champagne for events, such as bridal parties, and that’s fun for us because we get to see their happiness.”

Building Success, Online And Off

LaFusion Massage & Spa has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Manda how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. Manda said that they try to keep things fresh online by making frequent changes to their website and to the specials they offer.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as LaFusion Massage & Spa has managed to. We asked if Manda could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Get help! The owner shouldn’t try to do everything themselves. Seek out people who are really good at what they do, and ask for help. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more than you are comfortable with.”


Congratulations to LaFusion Massage & Spa for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Manda for taking the time to speak with us!

Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: ESPA

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that ESPA is a 2019 award winner for massage therapists in Indiana!

Pamper yourself with massage therapy, body treatments, beauty treatments and facial treatments from ESPA in Highland.

ESPA has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 97.12 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of Indiana!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“What a WONDERFUL place! My husband gave me a gift certificate for Valentine’s day, and I was so excited to discover a spa only a few blocks from me. I enjoyed a relaxing mineral bath with a cup of tea, then a very soothing and relaxing massage. Finally, I had a facial, which was truly the highlight and has left my skin glowing and feeling amazing. The atmosphere and decor is relaxing and beautiful, and you feel comfortable immediately. I signed up for a monthly membership. I was so pleased with my experience. I look forward to treating myself once a month!” – Sarah D.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

Virginia, the owner of ESPA, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets ESPA apart from the many other massage therapy clinics in Indiana. Here’s Virginia’s response:

“The professionalism of our therapists and the personal attention we pay to our clients set us apart. We customize every single thing.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at ESPA and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Virginia had to say:

“Our mission is to make people feel better, and we also educate people on how to take care of themselves. We are a holistic health center, so we do incorporate people to improve daily lives.”

Building Success Through Personal Attention

When we asked Virginia about ESPA’s secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“They love that we are not a chain. We are a family operated, which allows us to give our clients more personal attention. We never ask for reviews; everything happens organically.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, ESPA has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth and referrals.

Clearly, Virginia knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Whatever you do, do it with a passion. The rest will come if you enjoy what you do.”


Congratulations to the team at ESPA for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Virginia, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend ESPA in Highland. Visit their website today!

Maine’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Aim To Be Well

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Aim To Be Well is an award winner for massage therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a massage therapist that will help you to feel better, body, mind, and soul, look no further than this award-winning company!

Aim To Be Well has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.74 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three massage therapists in Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This was the best massage I have had in a long time. This will be my regular place in Maine. I felt very relaxed but also rejuvenated. Also, there were two of us, and the owner was able to accommodate us. I can’t wait to go back.” – M.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Aim To Be Well is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Clinic

We were excited to learn all about Aim To Be Well and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Melissa Shatney.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Aim To Be Well stand apart from its competitors. Melissa told us about their widespread approach to caring for people:

“We really focus on the whole body, mind, and spirit. We realize that a lot of people that come in with pain might be [suffering from] emotional [pain] or [other] stresses. We try to show people how to address that when they’re not with us.”

She told us about the care she puts into putting together her team:

“When I bring [new massage therapists] on board, I try to bring on people who already have a touch. We can teach skills, but it’s important they they instinctively know how to connect to people through touch.”

Melissa also told us all about her passion for continuing her education:

“I do continuing education and am a traditional naturopath, which is the old-fashioned way to help the body heal through natural substances, such as food, herbs, and water. [I have also recently] signed up for training to become a Certified Alternative Health Practitioner.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Aim To Be Well has earned a wonderful reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have managed to grow their business. Melissa told us that most of their success has been thanks to word of mouth. She told us that when she started her business 11 years ago, she attended every event she could as a way of getting to know people in the community, which was so much fun for her.

She also told us about the ways she gives back to the community that has given her so much support. She said:

“We’re kicking off a community education center. I try to help educate people, because that’s so important. We are lost on how to make ourselves feel better naturally, and it could be something as simple as how much water and how much sleep you get. I’m working on classes for the fall to help bring more education to the community. [They will focus on] simple ways to help people out, and I’ll bring in other professionals, too.”

Melissa also told us about Honeybee Blessings, which she started with her friends:

“I work with an orphanage in Haiti, and I’ve been there a few times. I support them and donate to them regularly to help get the kids off the streets. We are building a wellness center in Haiti as well, which will be run by one of the ladies who is part of the orphanage and is also a nurse, and a company in Pennsylvania has donated a ton of supplements to help them get started. The organization is called Honeybee Blessings. ‘Melissa’ means ‘honeybee’ in Greek.”

If you are interested in donating to the Haiti relief efforts, contact Melissa at honeybeeblessings.org@gmail.com.

There are many massage therapists out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Aim To Be Well has managed to. We asked if Melissa could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Get involved with your community, and be real. People come in because they want someone to understand them, and sometimes, they don’t even really have to communicate it. Pain is more than just a physical thing.”


Congratulations to Aim To Be Well for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Melissa for taking the time to speak with us!

Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Touch Companies

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Touch Companies is an award winner for massage therapists in 2019.

If you are looking for a massage therapist that will get you feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Touch Companies has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.21 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three massage therapists in Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Touch Companies is the greatest. They provide excellent services, and have an amazing staff who care about their clients. Everyone there is friendly, inviting, and very knowledgeable. They have a clean and relaxing environment. They are highly suggested!!” – S.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Touch Companies is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Massage Therapist

We were excited to learn all about Touch Companies and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with Tri-Owner, Cassandra.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Touch Companies stand apart from its competitors. Cassandra told us that they are a locally-owned family business that employs licensed professionals. In fact, they have just had a recent addition to the family. Cassandra wanted to extend a warm welcome to her sister’s new baby, Giana! Welcome to the world, Giana!

At Touch Companies, they also have a great selection of offerings that goes beyond just massages.

Cassandra told us:

“We are truly essential for peoples’ lives, like when they are training for a marathon, or are just getting through the day because their kids are driving them crazy.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Touch Companies has earned a fantastic reputation, and they said that they have had success by offering monthly specials and using social media.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Touch Companies has managed to. We asked if Cassandra could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what she had to say:

“Be good at what you do and people will write good reviews.”


Congratulations to Touch Companies for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Cassandra for taking the time to speak with us!