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
Interstitial Cystitis



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

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • 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.

    I really appreciated Darryl's explanation of the technique he used and educating me on different stretching techniques to help reduce muscle tension.

  • He is skilled and truest cares about his patients well being. I recommend the swwedish massage to anybody looking to relax!

    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.

  • 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.)

    Very knowledgeable !

  • 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!

    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.

  • 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!!

    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.

Customized Massage

$45
35min
$70
65min
$100
95min
$130
125min
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155min
$190
185min

Swedish Massage

$70
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Medical Massage

$75
65min
$105
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$135
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Prenatal/Postnatal

$70
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Chair Massage(For Events Only)

$300
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5:30am Special

$30
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3 - Custom Massage Package-125 minutes

Custom Massage Package of 3-125 minutes
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Custom Massage Package of 3 - 65 minutes

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DARRYL D.

License: IA #079084

48 Verified Reviews

Customized Massage

$45
35min
$70
65min
$100
95min
$130
125min
$160
155min
$190
185min

Swedish Massage

$70
60min
$100
95min
$130
125min
$160
155min
$190
185min
Select

Medical Massage

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

Prenatal/Postnatal

$70
65min
Select

Chair Massage(For Events Only)

$300
240min
$360
360min
Select

5:30am Special

$30
30min
Select

Special Offers

3 - Custom Massage Package-125 minutes

$330
125min.
Select

Custom Massage Package of 3 - 65 minutes

$175
65min.
Select

Custom Massage Package of 3 - 95 minutes

$250
95min.
Select
Can't find your address?

Mobile Custom Massage

$105
60min
$135
90min
$160
120min
$190
150min
$215
180min
Select
by Mayra on Nov 10
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 08
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 14
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 12
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 13
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 27
Very knowledgeable !
by Dawn on Aug 22
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 11
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 15
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 27
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.

Average Rating:

4.9 (Based on 48 Reviews)

94 %

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Professionalism
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: Medical Massage 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: Medical Massage 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: Medical Massage 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: Medical Massage 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
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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
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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
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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
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Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Very friendly and funny! Comfortable environment and super effective on my body.
by Alicia on Feb 2017
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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
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Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
I came out feeling better than when I went in!
by Rochelle on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
As always, a wonderful experience!
by Marianne on Feb 2017
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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
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with DARRYL D.
I think it was relaxing and therapeutic.
by Meghan on Feb 2017
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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
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Service Received: Customized Massage with DARRYL D.
Amazing knowledge and skill
by Becky on Feb 2017
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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
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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 Sergio A. on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Thermal Booties and Mitts 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!
by Matthew on Dec 2016
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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 Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Thermal Booties and Mitts 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Essential Transformations LLC

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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