Vermont’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Planet Massage

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

If you are looking for a massage therapy clinic that will have you feeling relaxed in no time, look no further than this award-winning company!

Planet 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 three massage therapists in Vermont!

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

“This is my go-to place when I need to slow down and be reminded to exhale. Planet Massage is more than a massage studio; it is full of peace and tranquility when the outside world is stealing your quiet moments. When I leave, I feel centered, relaxed, and most of all, breathing deep.” – D.J.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Planet 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 Planet Massage and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Suzanne Seymour. Suzanne is also the president of the American Massage Therapy Association in Vermont and was an instructor at the Bancroft School of Massage for a number of years.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Planet Massage stand apart from its competitors. Suzanne said that they have a convenient location, as well as qualified, certified, licensed therapists who are all members of the American Massage Therapy Association. She said:

“Well, we have five star reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook, and there’s a reason for that. As the owner (and I have nearly 30 years of experience), when you’re looking for something to manage your pain, experience is really very helpful. We are helping people with their pain, and we’ve got the reviews to prove it.”

She went on to tell us about the Planet Massage business mission, saying:

“Our motto is : ‘Changing the World, One Body at a Time.’ It starts with us. The more I do to make myself a better person, the more that can be transferred within the practice, within the client. That body is ME — changing one body at a time — that’s me. By osmosis, that makes everyone a better person, the world a better place. That’s my philosophical motto.”

Building Success By Listening To Their Customers

Planet Massage has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Suzanne how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She said:

“The secret to success is in your hands…When people feel good, they walk out, they feel great, and they want to let people know that there’s something really good out there. We take a lot of pride in that.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Planet Massage has spread the word about who they are and what they do by providing outstanding customer service and through word of mouth:

“We’re a big advocate of customer service, so if for any reason, someone isn’t satisfied, I’ll make it right. I don’t think you see that much in today’s business practices. We really care about the client, so if somebody comes in and they’re in pain, they want somebody to hear their story. So listening, compassionate listening, is an important quality of the marketing. Word of mouth is our greatest strength. Email blasts, sure. Facebook posts, sure. But word of mouth is by far our greatest tool.”

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

“Listen to your customer. Your customer is going to tell you what you need to do to grow your company into a successful practice. If people are happy, they’ll take that extra time to write great reviews. The same is true if they’re unhappy. I spend a lot of time with my clients, listening to their stories and giving them homework that they can do to continue to stay healthy throughout their day. That’s something, in my business, that is rare. In a lot of businesses, that’s rare for people to take the time to listen. If I take the time to listen, then oftentimes, my clients will take the time to pass on that kind of good practice online. They take the time to care about me, too.”


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

Wyoming’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Abhyasa Massage Therapy

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

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

Abhyasa Massage Therapy has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 50 businesses and one of the top three massage therapists in Wyoming!

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

“Ollie is amazing, and is the only massage therapist I send friends, family, and clients to! As a Certified Personal Trainer, I have a pretty good understanding of my body, but when I can’t get a muscle to release, its Ollie to the rescue. Whether for prehab, rehab, or general muscle love, Ollie is the massage therapist to see. You’re sure to float out of Abhyasa lighter and looser than you entered!” – M.L.

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

Not Your Average Massage Therapists

We were excited to learn all about Abhyasa Massage Therapy and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Ollie Tripp.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Abhyasa Massage Therapy stand apart from its competitors. Ollie told us a bit about his specialized background and the service he is able to offer his clients. He said:

“I personalize each treatment to the client that comes in. I specialized in sports recovery massage and injury prevention massage for quite a while, so those are the kind of people that are drawn to me, and I’m able to give them the best work.”

Building Success And Giving Back

Abhyasa Massage Therapy has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Ollie how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. He told us that he does his best work and that the reviews come organically.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Abhyasa Massage Therapy has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth. Ollie also does what he can to stay involved in the community, and will often set up chair massages at local charity events or donate gift-certificates to fundraisers for non-profit organizations.

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

“Always go above and beyond and do the best work you can, that’s when people will usually leave reviews.”


Congratulations to Abhyasa Massage Therapy for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Ollie for taking the time to speak with us!

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: BodyWiRX LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that BodyWiRX LLC is an award winner for massage therapists in Colorado for the second year in a row!

If you’re looking for a massage therapist who will give you the personal attention they deserve, look no further than BodyWiRX LLC in Aurora.

BodyWiRX LLC has received dozens of reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.84 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 100.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five massage therapists in all of Colorado!

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

“Rebecca has got to be the most KNOWLEDGEABLE, EFFECTIVE and CARING therapist I have ever been to! I suffer from severe chronic pain, including fibromyalgia, pots, slipped discs and a few other ailments. Her intake and assessment were very thorough, and she quickly was able to identify multiple muscle groups that have been neglected and were increasing my pain. I cannot wait to go back in two weeks and move closer to health with her support. Thank you, Rebecca!” – Corinne W.

Maintaining a Strong Online Reputation by Focusing on the Customer Experience

We wanted to learn all about BodyWiRX LLC and what they’ve been up to since they won a Top Rated Local award for being ranked among the top five massage therapists in 2018, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Rebecca.

It was clear from BodyWiRX LLC’s 2018 Top Rated Local award that they know a thing or two about building a strong online reputation, and their 2019 Top Rated Local award is evidence that they also know how to maintain their reputation. When we asked Rebecca what they’ve done to continue to get such great feedback, she pointed to their locality and the convenience they offer by accepting walk-ins. Rebecca tries not to overdo it so that she doesn’t burn out, and she never schedules more than six hours of massages in a single day.

Rebecca went on to tell us that she has a background in fitness and knowledge of medical massage, and her main goal is to help people feel better and relax.

We also asked Rebecca what it is that makes BodyWiRX LLC stand out, and she said:

“This industry is filled with tons of massage therapists. I have two or three clients that have been coming for 13 years.”

Small businesses go through many ups and downs over the years, and we wanted to know what lessons BodyWiRX LLC has learned over the last year, as well as what their biggest achievements are. Rebecca told us that she’s learned to say goodbye to clients when they move away or are no longer a good fit, and she told us that her biggest accomplishment has been helping a patient avoid surgery with massage therapy. She added:

“When a person gets a surgery, they need to go into massage after because the other muscles around that surgery have been dominating the strength need to be relieved. This is something in our industry that needs to be a thing. People need body workers that are willing to go from where the injury and insurance left off and to pick up and continue with their healing.”

What’s Next for BodyWiRX LLC

Small businesses can be a lot of work, and we wanted to know what motivates Rebecca and her team at BodyWiRX LLC to serve their clients day in and day out. When we asked Rebecca what’s most rewarding about what they do, she pointed to the individual time she spends with her clients and when she is able to treat a condition that a doctor could not help with.

We were excited to learn about what comes next for this award-winning massage therapy center, so we asked Rebecca what their goals are for the next year. She told us that her goal is to continue to get more and more referrals for the business.

As the owner of a second-time award-winning business, Rebecca has a lot of knowledge to share. When we asked what advice she has for the many new business owners out there who are just starting out, she said:

“Take the time to really invest in that person and their needs. Don’t worry about how many clients you are getting per day. One per day is enough. If you invest your time in that one person, you will be rewarded later.”

Rebecca ended our conversation with this very important shout-out:

“Adam Moeller, thank you for sticking with me for 13 years now. I really appreciate you as a client!”


Congratulations to Rebecca and the team at BodyWiRX LLC for a being Top Rated Local award winner for the second year in a row.

When you need a massage therapy center on your side in Aurora, we highly recommend BodyWiRX LLC! Visit their website today.

Idaho’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition

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

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

Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition 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 Idaho!

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

“Brandon has helped me with my health a tremendous amount in the little time I’ve known him, and he has continued to kindly provide educated tips to further my progress, even outside his office. I’m glad I met him. Thank you for your knowledge and support, Brandon!” – H.G.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition 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 Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Brandon Trean.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition stand apart from its competitors. Brandon shared:

“I am one of the most customized practitioners you will meet. I’ll move the needle for you, no matter the problem.”

When we asked Brandon about the Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition business mission, he said:

“My goal is to put auto-immune diseases into remission and reverse the effects of those diseases. I practice contextual, nuanced-based medicine that explores all possibilities to help people feel better and live improved lives… I take deep dives into the physics of wellness and illness and never stop learning. I can offer a truly unique approach to anti-fragility and living a vital life.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Brandon how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. He told us that he has outstanding clients, and he always asks them to feel free to share their feedback with the world. He said:

“I am unapologetically myself and that attracts a certain kind of people, the groovy ones that kind of match who I am.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Body Epiphanies Massage & Nutrition has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth, which really says something about the incredible service they offer.

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

“Employ systems from day one, stick with them, and then do great work.”


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

Colorado’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Peace of Mind Massage

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Peace of Mind Massage is a 2018 award winner for massage therapists in Colorado!

Melt into relaxation by turning to Peace of Mind Massage for the best massage in Denver.

Peace of Mind Massage has received hundreds of reviews with an average rating of 4.91 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 99.10 and a 2018 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five massage therapists in all of Colorado!

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

“I have been seeing Maci for a long time now, and she is amazing!! I love how calm, quiet and relaxed the office is. I am always seen on time, and everyone is very warm and welcoming. I have seen a few other therapists as well, and they were also excellent. If you want an excellent experience, this is where you want to go.” – Summer T.

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Center

We wanted to learn all about Peace of Mind Massage and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with General Manager Elizabeth Ogletree.

The first question we had for Elizabeth was what is it that sets Peace of Mind Massage apart from their competition in Colorado. Here’s Elizabeth’s response:

“We are committed to growth and evolution in a healthy way. From the top, down; that is our standard. We’re always learning how to be better people, more conscious and more authentic with each other. I think people are looking for a personal experience when they get a massage, and we provide that for them. They want the trust and peace that we create in our studio. We focus on holding a space for people at whatever stage of the healing process they’re on.”

Elizabeth went on to add:

“We’ve expanded to offering conscious workshops and international retreats. We have one coming up April 25th through May 1st in Bocas del Toro, Panama, with Elaina, our founder.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Peace of Mind Massage and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Elizabeth had to say:

“Our mission has always been to provide excellent customer service. We train our staff to be above and beyond in everything they do. Everyone here loves their job and really cares about helping people to heal and building our community.”

Building Success by Caring for Their Customers

Elizabeth attributes Peace of Mind Massage’s strong online reputation to their commitment to caring for their customers:

“Over time, our reputation for caring for clients has compelled people to want to share feedback. We do ask for reviews and encourage them whenever possible. We have an email system that sends out automated emails monthly and as needed. We also have SMS that directs people to leave a Google or Yelp review.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Peace of Mind Massage has gotten their name out there through social media, by regularly donating to local nonprofits and charity events, through their monthly emails — which get sent to thousands of people — and by attending Denver’s biggest farmers market — the South Pearl Street Farmers Market, where you can find them on weekends offering massages, henna and astrology readings.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Peace of Mind Massage has. Here’s Elizabeth’s expert advice for them:

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Be as authentic to yourself as you can be. Our owner didn’t take a day off for years when she first started. A commitment to going for it and sharing your passion will take you far.”


Congratulations to the team at Peace of Mind Massage for being a 2018 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Elizabeth, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Peace of Mind Massage in Denver. Visit their website today!

Utah’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Avani Massage

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

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

Avani Massage has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.83 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five massage therapists in Utah!

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

“You can just walk into the massage room of Avani and feel the tension start melting away. The atmosphere is so calming and relaxing. Add the magic hands of Jessica King, and the world seems to melt away for that time you are at Avani. I always leave feeling better and balanced. And the fact that Jessica King also provides Reiki is always the perfect way to end a session.” – M.B.

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

Not Your Average Massage Therapy Center

We were excited to learn all about Avani Massage and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Jessica King.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Avani Massage stand apart from its competitors. Jessica told us about her staff and some of the specialties they are able to provide care for. She said:

“I am the only one in Utah that specializes in upper cervical conditions, such as whiplash, headaches, migraines, stress, and anxiety. All of my therapists specialize in something, whether that be sports therapy, autoimmune disorder pain, physical and emotional trauma, or prenatal massage.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Avani Massage has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Jessica how they have managed to grow their business and get such great reviews. She said that she simply asks people for their open and honest feedback.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Avani Massage has spread the word about who they are and what they do through word of mouth and their website. They also get referrals from physicians, especially since they have so many specialties.

“All of our therapists donate our time to charitable events in the community. We like to get alternative medicine ‘out there,’ so to speak, because it works for so many people.”

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

“Find a mentor; pick their brains, and learn what they’ve learned. Be there for your client; be reliable and professional.”


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

Arizona’s Top Rated Local® Massage Therapists Award Winner: Massage at Mountainside

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

If you are in need of an outstanding massage, look no further than this award-winning company!

Massage at Mountainside has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking, not only as one of the top 50 businesses, but also as one of the top three massage therapists in Arizona, breaking the top 10 for the second year in a row!

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

“They are the best! Tracy has literally saved me by customizing the massage for my injuries, and she is so adaptable to my needs; she’s constantly asking me what I am feeling. Perfection!” – K.D.

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

More Than A Massage

We were excited to catch up with Massage at Mountainside and hear about how the last year has gone for them, so we sat down with the owner, Tracy Fate.

Tracy started off by telling us a bit about their business and their team, as well as what makes them stand out compared to others in the industry. She told us that the technique they use is highly coveted by the public, and that many therapists are unable to discover techniques like the ones they use. Their staff goes through extensive training in learning about body mechanics, so they are best able to give people what they want. They are always attentive to the needs and concerns of their clients.

When it comes to their accomplishments over the last year, Tracy shared that they were fortunate enough to open a second location! She told us that one of the things she’s proudest of has been hiring such an excellent staff.

Making It As A Small Business

It takes a lot of courage and even more hard work to make it as a small business in today’s world. We asked Tracy what has been the most rewarding part of being a small business, like Massage at Mountainside. She said that owning a small business means:

“Being able to balance your family life and work ethic; I need to be able to accommodate my clients and my family. You have to try every day to find out what things work and don’t work.”

Tracy also told us about the biggest lessons they have learned so far as a business. She said that she usually has a very go-with-the-flow personality, but that as a business owner, she needs to constantly think about growing and getting comfortable with speaking with people about their uncomfortable situations. She said that communication and learning to speak up have been two of the most valuable lessons she’s learned.

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

“Your clients are excellent teachers, and you need to listen to them. What you come out of school with is just the start.”

Tracy also wanted to make sure to give a special thanks to her regulars. She excitedly said that she wants to thank her clientele for being so loyal.


Congratulations to Massage at Mountainside for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Tracy for taking the time to speak with us!

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!