About Us

I specialize in Sports/Medical massage using techniques working at the nerve level that allow me to reduce back pain without even touching your back, making your hip adductors feel better by working your chewing muscles, noticeable differences in flexibility in less than a minute and more. 

Successful results with people suffering with
Back and Neck Pain
Carpal Tunnel
Plantar Fasciitis
Rotator Cuff pain
Frozen Shoulder
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome




Essential Transformations LLC

2441 James Street, Suite 5C

2nd Floor above Cappana Coffee

Coralville , IA 52241 map it

(319) 981-7375

License: #Iowa License Number 079084

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
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Sa By Appointment Only
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Darryl is fantastic! The massage felt great and I felt great the next morning!

    Darryl is so knowledgeable on what causes muscle pain from posture to medication to poor sleep.In less than TWO minutes my chewing muscles, my neck, my back and my legs felt better and he was just working my chewing muscles! His techniques are definitely different than anywhere else and I have had massages all over the world, it is almost like voodoo magic. Last but not least he is very caring, he listens and it shows. The means a lot to me.

  • I met Darryl in 2015 when he was a student and I could tell then that not only was he good at massage, but he cares a lot, which is why he is always learning and I knew he was spiritually gifted before he did. I know you are going to read this and I want you to think about it. Darryl you need to learn that you cannot help everyone because not everyone wants to be healed. Darryl you are an empath and you need to learn to ground yourself, because you absorb the pain of the body and souls of those you are trying to help and it hits you hard. Thank you for being great at what you do and for helping me and many others

    Darryl is awesome!!! He’s so knowledgeable and can help you out with any problem you are having!! I cannot day enough great things about him!!

  • Excellent! Very good, I will be returning for sure.

    Very good release of stress and extra mobility

  • Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great

    Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great

  • Darryl does so much more than a regular massage therapist. He isolates problem spots in the body, teaches you what is going on there, and then works on the problem(s) in both direct and indirect ways. As an MD student, I'm very impressed by how knowledgeable he is and how well he integrates that knowledge into his practice. He listens both to you *and your body* about which techniques help you most, when you need more vs. when to stop, and what else you may need to address or do at home for yourself. He can do the 'feel-good' things that you'd expect when you get a massage, but he can also do so much more that that so that your massage is genuinely productive and physically therapeutic. I always sleep SO well afterwards and feel a significant difference in whatever issue I came to him with (for me, it was upper back tightness + TMJ pain from stress/studying the first time I saw him & then a long time later, calve tightness/plantar fasciitis pain). He's very good at what he does and super passionate. I recommend him to everyone I know and honestly I feel like I've been spoiled & I'm SO glad I found him; I'm never going to want to go to a regular massage again, lol.

    Very comfortable atmosphere and the place was easy to get to. Minimal paperwork.

Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140

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35min
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Swedish Massage - CPT-97140

$75
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Prenatal/Postnatal - CPT-97140

$75
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Lymphatic Drainage - CPT-97140

$60
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3 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 10% Savings

$198
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5 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 15% Savings

$320
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Chair Massage(For Events Only)

$300
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10 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 - 20% Savings

$600
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1 of 3 Customized Sessions CPT-98140

$66
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CPT-97140 Mobile-Medical/Sports Massage

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CPT-97140 Mobile-Lymphatic Drainage

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DARRYL D.

License: IA #079084

105 Verified Reviews

Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140

$50
35min
$75
65min
$105
95min
$135
125min
$165
155min
$195
185min
Select

Swedish Massage - CPT-97140

$75
65min
$105
95min
$135
125min
$165
155min
$195
185min
Select

Prenatal/Postnatal - CPT-97140

$75
65min
Select

Lymphatic Drainage - CPT-97140

$60
60min
Select

3 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 10% Savings

$198
65min
$282
95min
$363
125min
$444
155min
$525
185min
Select

5 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 15% Savings

$320
65min
$445
95min
$575
125min
$700
155min
$830
185min
Select

Chair Massage(For Events Only)

$300
240min
$360
360min
Select

10 Customized Sessions CPT-97140 - 20% Savings

$600
65min
$840
95min
$1080
125min
$1320
155min
$1560
185min
Select

1 of 3 Customized Sessions CPT-98140

$66
65min
$94
95min
$121
125min
$148
155min
$175
185min
Select

CPT-97140 Mobile-Medical/Sports Massage

$90
60min
$120
90min
$150
120min
$180
150min
$200
180min
Select

CPT-97140 Mobile-Lymphatic Drainage

$90
60min
$120
90min
$180
120min
Select
by Andrew on Oct 29
Darryl is fantastic! The massage felt great and I felt great the next morning!
by Regina on Oct 13
Darryl is so knowledgeable on what causes muscle pain from posture to medication to poor sleep.In less than TWO minutes my chewing muscles, my neck, my back and my legs felt better and he was just working my chewing muscles! His techniques are definitely different than anywhere else and I have had massages all over the world, it is almost like voodoo magic. Last but not least he is very caring, he listens and it shows. The means a lot to me.
by Ellen on Oct 12
I met Darryl in 2015 when he was a student and I could tell then that not only was he good at massage, but he cares a lot, which is why he is always learning and I knew he was spiritually gifted before he did. I know you are going to read this and I want you to think about it. Darryl you need to learn that you cannot help everyone because not everyone wants to be healed. Darryl you are an empath and you need to learn to ground yourself, because you absorb the pain of the body and souls of those you are trying to help and it hits you hard. Thank you for being great at what you do and for helping me and many others
by Theres on Oct 03
Darryl is awesome!!! He’s so knowledgeable and can help you out with any problem you are having!! I cannot day enough great things about him!!
by Anonymous on Sep 17
Excellent! Very good, I will be returning for sure.
by Darcie on Sep 04
Very good release of stress and extra mobility
by Anonymous on Sep 02
Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great
by Anonymous on Aug 31
Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great
by Kelsey on Jul 23
Darryl does so much more than a regular massage therapist. He isolates problem spots in the body, teaches you what is going on there, and then works on the problem(s) in both direct and indirect ways. As an MD student, I'm very impressed by how knowledgeable he is and how well he integrates that knowledge into his practice. He listens both to you *and your body* about which techniques help you most, when you need more vs. when to stop, and what else you may need to address or do at home for yourself. He can do the 'feel-good' things that you'd expect when you get a massage, but he can also do so much more that that so that your massage is genuinely productive and physically therapeutic. I always sleep SO well afterwards and feel a significant difference in whatever issue I came to him with (for me, it was upper back tightness + TMJ pain from stress/studying the first time I saw him & then a long time later, calve tightness/plantar fasciitis pain). He's very good at what he does and super passionate. I recommend him to everyone I know and honestly I feel like I've been spoiled & I'm SO glad I found him; I'm never going to want to go to a regular massage again, lol.
by Larry on Jul 08
Darryl went above and beyond to make sure that my main complaints were addressed.

Average Rating:

4.93 (Based on 105 Reviews)

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by Andrew on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Darryl is fantastic! The massage felt great and I felt great the next morning!
by Regina on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: CPT-97140 Mobile-Medical/Sports Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is so knowledgeable on what causes muscle pain from posture to medication to poor sleep.In less than TWO minutes my chewing muscles, my neck, my back and my legs felt better and he was just working my chewing muscles! His techniques are definitely different than anywhere else and I have had massages all over the world, it is almost like voodoo magic. Last but not least he is very caring, he listens and it shows. The means a lot to me.
by Ellen on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: CPT-97140 Mobile-Lymphatic Drainage with DARRYL D.
I met Darryl in 2015 when he was a student and I could tell then that not only was he good at massage, but he cares a lot, which is why he is always learning and I knew he was spiritually gifted before he did. I know you are going to read this and I want you to think about it. Darryl you need to learn that you cannot help everyone because not everyone wants to be healed. Darryl you are an empath and you need to learn to ground yourself, because you absorb the pain of the body and souls of those you are trying to help and it hits you hard. Thank you for being great at what you do and for helping me and many others
by Theres on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Darryl is awesome!!! He’s so knowledgeable and can help you out with any problem you are having!! I cannot day enough great things about him!!
by Anonymous on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Excellent! Very good, I will be returning for sure.
by Darcie on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Very good release of stress and extra mobility
by Anonymous on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Had a lymphnode massage - the first time i had one was a few years ago and it worked great - i carry a lot of water weight and it helped me get rid of it quickly! Plus helped any inflammation i had to reside. This time we also focused on my posture to help my back pain Thank you! I feel great
by Kelsey on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Darryl does so much more than a regular massage therapist. He isolates problem spots in the body, teaches you what is going on there, and then works on the problem(s) in both direct and indirect ways. As an MD student, I'm very impressed by how knowledgeable he is and how well he integrates that knowledge into his practice. He listens both to you *and your body* about which techniques help you most, when you need more vs. when to stop, and what else you may need to address or do at home for yourself. He can do the 'feel-good' things that you'd expect when you get a massage, but he can also do so much more that that so that your massage is genuinely productive and physically therapeutic. I always sleep SO well afterwards and feel a significant difference in whatever issue I came to him with (for me, it was upper back tightness + TMJ pain from stress/studying the first time I saw him & then a long time later, calve tightness/plantar fasciitis pain). He's very good at what he does and super passionate. I recommend him to everyone I know and honestly I feel like I've been spoiled & I'm SO glad I found him; I'm never going to want to go to a regular massage again, lol.
by Larry on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Very comfortable atmosphere and the place was easy to get to. Minimal paperwork.
by Larry on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Very comfortable atmosphere and the place was easy to get to. Minimal paperwork.
by Kathryn on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
The appointment was alittle unorthodox, but everything Darryl did helped something that was off in my body.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Responsive to client preferences.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Responsive to client preferences.
by Sarah on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
This was my first time getting NST Therapy and I can honestly say I felt way better walking out then I did walking in! The entire process just amazed me. Darryl was very thorough and explained everything very well. Highly recommend!
by Candie on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
I cannot rant and rave enough about my positive experience. I was skeptical, but now I am a believer. After I felt relaxed and rejuvenated. I have been on sleep aids for near 10 years, but have not needed any since my session. I look forward to more treatments soon and suggest this to anyone with any health or mental issues.
by Pam on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
What an experience!!! I haven't felt this good in months!!!! My sinuses are clearing and my achy muscles feel limber and much less sore!!!! I will continue with this treatment and encourage others to give Darryl's methods a try!!! I lost 2 lbs due to fluid loss from his lymphatic drainage procedure!!!! I'm sure that helped reduced the swelling that have throughout my body!!!
by Trish on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
It was a different treatment then I have received before but I felt so much better when I left. Wish I could go every week!
by Luong on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Custom Massage Package of 3 - 95 minutes with DARRYL D.
I injured my left shoulder lifting weights several months ago. I initially tried resting it and then even worked with a physical therapist. It still bothered me enough that I was nervous about working that muscle group for fear of making the injury worse. I found out that Essential Transformations does specialized sports/medical massages and thought it would be worth a try. Darryl used neural reset therapy on me during our first session and my shoulder definitely felt better after the massage. Yet it wasn't until about 48 hours later that I really noticed how much better my shoulder felt. It still hurts a little at extreme range of motion, but it's good enough where I've started lifting weights again. I highly recommend Darryl if you have some sort of sports injury.
by Linda on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Darryl is great. He offered types of massage I had never experienced and they were amazing. Looking forward to my next appointment here.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
I went with the sports massage and this is not your typical massage, or not what I was accustomed to, but it was very effective at loosening me up. Darryl is the consummate professional, and I felt very comfortable in his presence and was easily able to relax. I will be returning.
by SHANA on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
NRT was amazing. I had never heard of it before and Darryl walked me thru all of the information while he was working on me. It was relaxing and energizing all at the same time. The lymph drainage helped with some of my excess fluid retention. I will be back and have already talked to friends and family about the session.
by Patricia on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
My English grammar is limited but in a few words Darryl is awesome!!! His techniques really helped my pain in the First session. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage - CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Some body work was done along with the massage to relieve pain.
by Cheryl on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: CPT-97140 Mobile-Medical/Sports Massage with DARRYL D.
Loved it.
by Shelby on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
I was able to work with Darryl at the end of my first powerlifting meet. He was able to relieve some tightness/soreness already manifesting from the competition that day. Would definitely like to have a full session to see what else can be done. Highly recommend!
by Julia on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Darryl was very responsive to feedback during my massage and talked to me about everything he was doing. I woke up 2 pounds lighter the next day due to water weight lost after the treatment!!
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
Excellent service .
by Mayra on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports CPT-97140 with DARRYL D.
I lost count of how many sessions I've had with Darryl, but every single time I had NRT I remember walking away like I had an overall body tune up! My muscles feel more relaxed and unstuck. Most of the time I had to get a nap right after because all of my tension had disappeared and my body feels heavy. At my job I'm standing and walking around 90% of the time, and my legs, back and feet get all the abuse. I highly recommend NRT before a massage and then at home give yourself an Epson salt/oil bath!!
by Dan on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Music was a little off my preference. But, over all the work was good. I know I'm a little difficult because I resist a lil to much. :)

Business response:

Sorry about the music. I usually ask but starting at 6am threw me off, but I will be better prepared next time to get that 5th star! How was your sleep?

by Ken on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Great conversation and treatment. I learned a lot and walked away feeling energized and restored. I appreciate Darryl’s expertise and will be back!
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Darryl was very informative and knowledgeable. Had more restful sleep than I've had in a long time.
by Natalie on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Great atmosphere!
by Kasey on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Darryl is so kind and accommodating. He also makes a point to make sure clients are comfortable and relaxed.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
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by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
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by jackie on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Medical/Sports with DARRYL D.
Darryl did a amazing job! I was having a lot of problems with my shoulders and he really helped relax them. He also took the extra time to work on my knee that was also bothering me!! I will for sure be going back to see him!!
by jackie on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Darryl did a amazing job! I was having a lot of problems with my shoulders and he really helped relax them. He also took the extra time to work on my knee that was also bothering me!! I will for sure be going back to see him!!
by Mandy on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very good understanding of the body and how it works and able to explain to me what was being done. Very professional and clean office. Felt very relaxed and was able to sleep well after being that was an issue before.
by Emily on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I loved that I was being informed about everything Darryl was doing! I learned so much in just a short time, and felt great afterwards too!
by Erin on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is very thorough in his work. He is very diverse in different therapies and applies what he believes is the best for your situation. He does a combination of therapies to get the best outcome. Very smart, professional and skilled. Hoping to come back again as I live out of town.
by Ellen on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Mobile Custom Massage with DARRYL D.
I am 87 yo and I had issues of falling or just kneeling down and not being able to stand back up. After Darryl works resets my muscles I do not hurt, I can bend more, I feel stronger and I am a lot more stable which takes fear away a lot of fear of walking. In muy condition it is scary sometimes just to have to go to the bathroom. After he does the drainage therapy I have to go to the bathroom a lot. I can actually see the swelling has gone down. He has a good heart and really likes helping people.
by Kesons on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I would like to say thank you to Darryl. He did an amazing job. He Decreased my mom lower back pain right after she walked out of his office. She slept good at night. Woke up with a light body. Thank you so much Darryl.
by Anonymous on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Intelligent, compassionate and ethical. Holistic approach. May use more than one modality to gain the most opportune outcome.
by Joann on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very professional, explained the procedure thoroughly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend! I will be a returning customer!
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very interesting massage. Darryl is obviously super knowledgeable about his techniques and doesn't just push and rub until you're bruised. It's a lot of "tricking" your body to relax tense muscles through small exercises and motions. Super cool! I waited about a week to review as I wanted to see how my body responded to the massage. The first night I got up to use the restroom about 8 times (which he said I would) so I slept terribly. Since then, I've slept fine. The biggest change I've noticed is the loosness in the muscles in my shoulders/neck and feet. As mentioned, I'm writing this about 1 week after my appointment and I still feel that my muscles in those areas are more relaxed and my upper body posture has improved. Overall I think it was good!
by Ethan on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I enjoyed the experience and felt much better after.
by Jenny on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is the best, probably the most caring massage/physical therapist I've ever met.
by Beth ann on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
No complaints!
by Athena on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Darryl Dodd really listened to my concerns regarding chronic pain. He offered lots of great information throughout the session that I can apply at home. Darryl is highly knowledgeable of the different massage modalities and anatomy. He made me feel comfortable throughout the massage and I'm very grateful for his work.
by Sharon on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl was extremely thorough. I could tell by the improvement I experienced that he knew what he was doing. He was very professional. I definitely will be going back for maintenance therapy.
by Anonymous on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
He builds a foundation around what your session is for, explains what’s happening and potential cause of the issues, and then explains possible solutions on taking care of the issue. Your concerns are his concerns and he will do whatever it takes to make you leave with positive results.
by John on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very educational and effective.
by Marianne on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
I always feel great after a massage/NRT/lymph drainage with Darryl. Highly recommended!
by Anonymous on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is very knowledgeable in the area of massage therapy. I went to see him for a foot injury and he successfully worked to relieve the muscle tension surrounding the area.
by Greg on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl explained everything.
by Katelynn on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
He truly cared about helping me feel better long term and was very good at explaining everything. It’s pretty amazing how working one part of the body can help relax a completely different part!
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Always checking the computer handbook for the appropriate treatment. I felt like the subject in a school project. However, after one HRT session I feel so much better and will go back again. Time went by so fast!

Business response:

It is great to hear you are feeling better. Clients issues vary as well as how they respond, so incorporate NRT and/or PRRT & I want to choose the best technique. Max I spend looking is less than 5 minutes and as with you I added time on to your session to compensate, because I know your time is important. I hope to see you again soon!

by Nicky on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Loved Darryl’s knowledge and passion for massage and healing! I’d recommend to anyone!
by Mayra on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I've seen Darryl multiple times before and one of the things I enjoy is that he'll listen to what your concerns are and work at it. I highly recommend him.
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I really appreciated Darryl's explanation of the technique he used and educating me on different stretching techniques to help reduce muscle tension.
by Anonymous on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
He is skilled and truest cares about his patients well being. I recommend the swwedish massage to anybody looking to relax!
by Margaret on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl was amazingly responsive for me, someone in Iowa City for a speaking engagement. If I lived here I would see him regularly. He is talented, loves what he does and is proud of his work. The. Best.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Darryl is very knowledgeable and friendly. His treatment was very thorough and he was very helpful with many things (posture, muscle tension, overall health, etc.)
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
Very knowledgeable !
by Dawn on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I saw Darryl for neural reset therapy and lymph drainage, both of which I have had before with other practitioners, but he was much more thorough! He was very knowledgeable, explaining each step of the process as he went. For the first time in two weeks, I did not have to get up in the night with sciatic pain and bladder urgency. I was able to change positions overnight without pain--which I hadn't been able to do previously. It was amazing to start my day without fear, pain, and anxiety. Would highly recommend and I will be back!
by Serina on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Fantastic massage that really eased my back and leg pain. I really enjoyed the pain relief massage which was done first. Darryl was great about telling me why and what he was doing and explained everything; he is very knowledgeable about the body. The Swedish massage was also awesome.
by Erin on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
This was the best treatment I've had in years. I came to Darryl for back pain, as my chiropractor was out of town, and Darryl found other problems that were causing my stabbing low back pain. He truly went the extra mile to work out all the kinks that I could tolerate (4 hrs in 2 separate sessions). Very thankful for his treatment and advice regarding my all over inflammation. Highly recommend!!
by Deb on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with DARRYL D.
I called Darryl for the pain in my injured knee, he was very accommodating even though it was a Sunday afternoon, when he could have been having family time. He gave me a full professional work out and made me feel very relaxed, explaining his way throughout the entire process. By the time he was done I felt so much better in all the areas that were taking the brunt of over compensating my walk and movements that were getting me through the day with intense pain in my knee. On Monday I went to my Dr., who ordered x-rays to learn that I had an unidentified floating particle causing the pain. I will be under the care of an Orthopedic Dr. to get a resolution, but Darryl did such excellent work the rest of my joints and muscles feel so much better that I feel an improvement in the overall health.
by Hayley on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I had a great experience at Essential Transformations after being referred by a friend. Darryl did a wonderful job explaining what might be causing some of my pain (poor posture) and not only helped me feel better, but gave me a few exercises to do to prevent me from having these issues in the future. I really appreciate the time he took to explain everything. I'm looking forward to my next visit!
by Amber on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Knowledge gained and improvement upon leaving
by Teresa on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I really enjoyed the thoroughness Darryl provided. He explained what he was doing and why he was doing it. He based the massage on my needs and what was going to help me. Highly recommend him to anyone!
by Deb on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I was having problems post-surgery on my foot. There was a marked improvement after the massage and the days after. Thank you!
by Cheryl on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Loved it all. Thsnk you.
by Erick on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I was only in town for the day, and very happy I scheduled this NRT appointment.
by Kevin on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Being the head of Kingston hospital in New York for 10 years, an MD for 38 years, it takes a lot of knowledge to amaze me and even more to reduce my pain with my autoimmune diseases, Ankylosing spondylitis Crohn's disease hypohysitis malignant hypertension Addison's disease Raynauds syndrome Scleroderma Lichen planus, which is what has brought me to the UI hospital because of a rare autoimmune disease. Darryl explained the Neural Reset Therapy is done at a nerve level and to demonstrate a technique to loosen my forearm. He gave me an example on my arm and in less than 15 second he greatly reduced the pain in my forearm. Darryl integrated the NRT with Lymphatic drainage first to reduce the pain before doing Swedish, which allowed him to go deeper without the pain!!! He went from head to toe reducing my overall pain by 80%. I have been able to reduce my hydrocodone in half and I expect I'll keep reducing it which is incredible in itself. For the first time in over 18 months of sleeping in misery 20/24 hrs, I feel the best I have felt in a very long time. I'm more amazed every day!
by Joel on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Custom Massage Package of 3 - 95 minutes with DARRYL D.
Throughout the session I was extremely comfortable even when I was not able to relax as immediately as I would have wished. I was never made to feel as though my physical responses were out of the ordinary. The areas of tension that I had before the therapy are mostly gone 24 hours later. It was a good day.

Business response:

Thank you Joel! It was great seeing you again and I am looking forward to seeing you in the future. Darryl

by Valerie on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
There wasn't a thing I didn't like;
by Jenny on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
There are very few treatments I have found that reduce my (occipital neuralgia) pain at all, but NRT with Darryl is one of them, which is shocking. I'm very grateful to him for his genuine care and skill. He refuses to allow me to walk away if my pain is not reduced. His attitude and concern is incredibly refreshing, and I will continue to visit him.
by David on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is completely genuine about his service, his knowledge, and his ability to make a difference within just a single session. I look forward to continuing my transformation!
by Brynn on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very friendly and funny! Comfortable environment and super effective on my body.
by Alicia on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Took an appointment from me at the last minute. I was having a lot of pain in my left trap and deltoid. 3 days later, I'm still feeling much better. Darryl is very knowledgeable and you can tell that he truly cares about helping his clients. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I came out feeling better than when I went in!
by Rochelle on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
As always, a wonderful experience!
by Marianne on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl always does a great job and knows what work needs to be done. Highly recommended.
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
I think it was relaxing and therapeutic.
by Meghan on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Tailored the massage to my needs and always making sure I left feeling better then when I walked in. So thankful for Darryl's expertise!
by Kristen on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Amazing knowledge and skill
by Becky on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Wow, thats hard t pin point one thing..I feel great woke up after 4hrs thinking it was 525am.it was 2.Cant wait to see what the next session brings

Business response:

Hey Becky, That is great to hear! My main intent is to help improve your sleep, because if I can improve your sleep, every aspect of life will improve! Thank you, Darryl Dodd / LMT, Neural Reset Practitioner Essential Transformations LLC 319.981.7375 www.essentialtransformations.com 2441 James Street, Suite 5C Coralville, Iowa

by Kayla on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
I had pain in my wrists/forearms and back in addition to overall tightness in my muscles before my appointment with Darryl. During the session he used multiple techniques to help loosen the muscles, all the while explaining what and why he was doing specific techniques.

Business response:

Hello Kayla, Thank you very much for your review. I feel like I talk too much sometimes, so it is good to hear that liked the information! Thank you, Darryl Dodd / LMT, Neural Reset Practitioner Essential Transformations LLC 319.981.7375 www.essentialtransformations.com 2441 James Street, Suite 5C Coralville, Iowa

by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Custom Massage Package of 3 - 65 minutes with DARRYL D.
Really effective massage and lymphatic drainage
by Sergio A. on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is extremely professional and is always explaining you the rationale behind each his therapy. I had results at the moment! Thanks Darryl!

Business response:

Hello Sergio, Thank you for your feedback. It is great hearing from people in the medical field. Thank you, Darryl Dodd / LMT, Neural Reset Practitioner Essential Transformations LLC 319.981.7375 www.essentialtransformations.com 2441 James Street, Suite 5C Coralville, Iowa

by Matthew on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Easy to get to, centrally located just off the Coralville strip, nice and casual environment
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl was warm and friendly and described the purpose of every technique and how to do the same thing on myself. I appreciated the breadth of his knowledge and his willingness to share his expertise of the various forms of massage he used on me.
by Tim on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Great working with them on time and availability. It was nice to get someone to work on an 11 year girl for her aches and pains from tumbling/gymnastics. Very professional and things were explained well. Not exactly sure how it all works yet, but it worked. I'll be setting up my own time shortly.
by Denise on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I loved the fact that my health goals were listened to and validated during the extensive questions and conversation at the beginning of our appointment. I learned so much from Darryl and now know steps that I can take between appointments to improve my posture and overall wellbeing as extensive travel for both family and business are in my future. I look forward to continued improvements in my health and essential transformations in my life!
by Kenneth on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I was hesitant to try this type of therapy but I'm so glad I tried it out! Before I got worked on I couldn't rotate my torso, my shoulders, back or neck fully without pain. After Darryl was done I was a new person! I not only feel better & less tense but I also learned a lot about how to correct a few things in order to keep the tension away. I also found out I have very bad posture, but Darryl explained how I can do a few things to correct it which will also help keep stress & pain away! I greatly recommend seeing Darryl for pain & tension relief!
by Kelsi on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Lots of good information explained to me about why I was having the pain I was having and how to prevent it. By the end of the appointment, I was no longer tense or having headaches! Thanks
by Karen on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I can move again!

Business response:

It is amazing how much pain tight muscles can cause! Great to hear you are feeling better and thank you for the review!

by Bryan on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl is very professional, great at communicating and explaining. He takes pride in what he does and seems to genuinely enjoy it. I was impressed with his descriptions on my shoulder pain and how to improve my posture to further assist me. Thanks!
by Cheryl on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
The best in medical massage.

Business response:

Thank you Cheryl! It is great working with you!

by Anonymous on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Darryl did great sports massage on my lower back that had been creating back pain for a long period of time. Would recommend his services as he really does do top notch massage services! Thank you to one who is willing to take the time to help one have less pain. Will most certainly send along referrals.
by Anonymous on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Great experience, very knowledgeable
by Samantha on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
Went in expecting a 'rub' and got so much more! He did much more than expected and taught me things about my body. He also shared his knowledge and expertise by providing examples of stretches I can do to help target areas. If you're looking for a therapist to buikd a relationship with and provide preventative therapy, he is an excellent choice.
by Rochelle on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
After a fall on the ice, I have been going to the chiropractor and physical therapist, but nothing has helped as much as Darryl`s massage.

Business response:

Thank you Rochellel! It is great working with you!

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2441 James Street, Suite 5C

2nd Floor above Cappana Coffee

Coralville , IA 52241 map it

Phone: (319) 981-7375

License: #Iowa License Number 079084

  • Essential Transformations LLC

  • 2441 James Street, Suite 5C
  • 2nd Floor above Cappana Coffee
  • Coralville , IA 52241
  • (319) 981-7375
  • License: #Iowa License Number 079084
  • http://essentialtransformations.com/
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