Donald (chip) Hudson

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License

  • Massage, AL #4462

Education

  • Virginia College: Birmingham

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Couples
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Spa

  • Scrub
  • Body Wrap
  • Scrub and Wrap

Donald (chip) Hudson

What lies behind us and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Donald (chip) Hudson is a Graduate of the Virginia College School of Massage in Birmingham, Alabama.
During his time at the college, he maintained a 4.00 GPA and was named to the President's List every quarter;
His MBLEx test scores were the highest in the school's history;
And he consistently cultivated return clients as well as word of mouth referrals during his work internship at the St...
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Where I Work

Inherit the Earth - Therapeutic Massage  
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1401 Montgomery Hwy (suite 151), Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 Map it

The Retreat Day Spa  

5236 Overton Road, Irondale, AL 35210 Map it

Licenses

Massage, AL # 4462

 

Education

2016
Virginia College: Birmingham
Therapeutic Massage

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Deep Tissue
Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage Center.
Neuromuscular
Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage Center.
Hot Stone Massage
Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage Center.
Swedish
Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage Center.
Pregnancy
Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage Center.

Swedish Massage

Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massa... more

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Deep Tissue

Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique us... more

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Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Neuromuscular Therapy uses a variety of trigger point techniques to prov... more

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Hot Stone Massage

Smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils,... more

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
Skill
Friendliness
Customer Reviews

(38 Reviews)

John H.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
The outside of the building threw me off(a little sketchy) once inside, the masseuse put me at ease. Possibly the best massage I've ever had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Courtni S.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
I will be back !!! Very professional
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
vivek s.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
4
Chip has very good hands and his technique is excellent.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Barbara S.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
It was a wonderful experience from head to toe. Felt great upon leaving. Love the part of the massage that I had not experienced...work on the neck.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
ROSS M.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
2
There was no heat and very cold.
Skill
3.0
Friendliness
3.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
Great massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
4
It was a very good massage. My only negative is that I think his space needs to been cleaned and spruced up to look a bit more professional.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
4
He did a great job with the massage! I just wasn't crazy about the location, but I understand he's moving in the spring to a better location.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
4
Very effective and can feel the body to understand the problems. Donald is very approachable and listens to the Client's requests.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Andrew G.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Chip is very professional and knowledgeable. I left with instant relief of pain I'd been having. The only reason for 4 stars on Ambiance is the exterior of the building. The actual room where the massage is given is professional, quiet and tranquil.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
Thank you!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Loved the treatment. Chip makes you feel so relaxed and comfy! I look forward to going back each time.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
3
I liked Chip's personality, but the place was dirty. The building is very old and the flight of stairs going up to the room shook when walking up them (seemed like a fire escape). The ambiance was not that great with scents, although there was a little music in the back ground. i felt like there was an equal amount of stretching as there was a massage and I went for a massage.
Skill
3.0
Friendliness
3.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Knowledgeable
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
Great experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jessie Kate B.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
5
I desperately needed a massage and was given one for Christmas. I had a little trouble finding the place initially but upon entering found a warm welcome. The environment was clean and he was professional and made me feel totally comfortable. I would highly recommend this place.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
David G.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Chip is a great massage therapist. He was very prompt and courteous. He really knows his massage work. It was very easy to book an appointment online with Chip. I will definitely book more massages in the future with him. No complaints at all, nothing but praise.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Scott F.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
5
Great job, I will return for additional massages.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
John S.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
4
Chip really knows his stuff and I will schedule a follow up appointment. One suggestion-the room was cold. I would suggest increasing the temperature of the room, or at least asking each client their preference of temperature at the outset of the massage. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed my session and will be back. John Shacka
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jennie O.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
Chip really knows his stuff. He finds my problem areas and does a great job of relaxing those muscles. Plus, he found a new problem when my session was supposed to be over, but he didn't stop. He didn't want me to leave before he had dealt with that problem. He's the best ever!! A+
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kay B.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
The entire massage was wonderful. Chips technique is different and very therapeutic. You can tell it is his PASSION. I plan to go back ASAP. I wish him Blessings as he is beginning his business....Kay Barnes
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
4
Very professional and made me feel comfortable
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
4
Excellent massage, skilled therapist, and overall great experience! The location wasn't ideal (near Trump office, slightly desolated parking lot, slightly dangerous stairway to get up to the office), however.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kelly H.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
5
I really enjoyed my massage here! He was nice and professional and made us feel comfortable! I loved that he explained things while he did them because it made me realize what on me was tense and what exactly was helping me!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lourene H.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
Great Service
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
There was nothing to dislike. Highly recommended.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Wanda S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
This was the best massage I've ever received!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Beverly M.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
My individual problems were appropriately addressed.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
4
Explanation was great. Chris was very good and professional. Outside the place looks shady enough. Inside it looked like a college dorm room and smelled like must and cigarettes.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Chip is very knowledgeable and professional, and gives a great massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
CaToya S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Swedish Massage
5
Chip was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable during the session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
5
Very professional and personal atmosphere. Session was very catered to my specific needs. Highly recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (3-pack)
5
Wonderful experience
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage (GROUPON)
5
Chip does a great job communicating throughout to ensure he works with your specific problem areas and that all pressure and stretches are just right for you.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
4
Room needed to be cooler. Location was difficult to find and steep stairs not necessarily a plus after a massage. Very friendly and professional. I would have preferred less talking to enhance the relaxation experience, but will ask in the future.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laura J.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
5
Felt great. I had some target areas of pain not only did I get relief but can tell a difference in my overall wellness and anxiety. Chip worked deep enough that I got relief in swollen joints but not so deep that I felt bruised or aching over the next couple of days. Well definitely be back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Stacy N.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (90 Minute)
5
Chip was extremely friendly, professional, and respectful.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ashlie S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Groupon (60 Minute)
4
Enjoyed my massage. Will definitely be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0