About Us

Tai Blakey is an independent massage therapist who offers affordable massage services in Harrisonburg, VA. She opened Refreshing Effects in 2008 to provide a personal approach to affordable, quality therapeutic relaxation, provided through massage therapy to consumers with chronic conditions, in need of injury rehabilitation or those seeking release of physical and mental stress.. She practices swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology and chair massage. She specializes in pregnancy massage, active labor, and postpartum massage as a Certified Nurturing the Mother™ Pregnancy Massage Therapist and infant massage as a Certified Educator of Infant Massage.

Refreshing Effects, LLC

1171 S. High Street

STE 110

Harrisonburg , VA 22801 map it

(540) 383-9448

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Absolutely perfect and wonderful per usual!!!

    Tai is the BEST!!!!

  • I always appreciate Tai's interest in helping me feel my best. Looking forward to next visit!

    Tai does an amazing job of listening to your needs but an even better job of listening to the needs of your body! I am grateful to have Refreshing Effects/Tai Blakey do my massages! Do not miss an opportunity to have the best massage ever and get on a schedule to have her work with you to help manage your body.

  • You feel genuinely cared for as a client.

    Great, can't wait until the next one.

  • Always a good experience.

    Tai is amazing. I came in with deep pains in my shoulder and neck. After one session, I was pain free. Highly recommend her service.

  • Love going to Tai! She is awesome and knows her stuff!!

    It's been quite a while since my last massage.....Tai worked on those sore muscles and the results were amazing....I felt rejuvenated.

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Swedish Massage

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Hot Stone Massage

$80
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$95
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Reflexology Massage

$35
30min
$65
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Pregnancy Massage

$70
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Trouble Spot Cupping Massage

$20
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Scalp Massage

$20
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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60 Minute Massage Package

5 - 60 min massage sessions. Package can be redeemed toward Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. No substitutions on minutes.
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90 Minute Massage Package

5 - 90 minute massage sessions. Package can be redeemed towards Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. No substitutions on minutes.
$332
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30 Minute Massage Package

$30 dollar saving. Purchase 5 - 30 minute massages. Package can be redeemed towards Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology foot massage
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Tai B.

94 Verified Reviews

Chair Massage

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Swedish Massage

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Deep Tissue Massage

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Hot Stone Massage

$80
60min
$95
90min
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Reflexology Massage

$35
30min
$65
60min
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Pregnancy Massage

$70
75min
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Trouble Spot Cupping Massage

$20
15min
$30
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$40
30min
$50
45min
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Scalp Massage

$20
15min
$50
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60min
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Lymphatic Drainage Massage

$55
60min
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60 Minute Massage Package

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90 Minute Massage Package

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30 Minute Massage Package

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by Tyler on Aug 06
Absolutely perfect and wonderful per usual!!!
by Robin on Aug 03
Tai is the BEST!!!!
by Eva on Aug 02
I always appreciate Tai's interest in helping me feel my best. Looking forward to next visit!
by Dona on Jul 20
Tai does an amazing job of listening to your needs but an even better job of listening to the needs of your body! I am grateful to have Refreshing Effects/Tai Blakey do my massages! Do not miss an opportunity to have the best massage ever and get on a schedule to have her work with you to help manage your body.
by Sherill on Jul 16
You feel genuinely cared for as a client.
by Anonymous on Jul 15
Great, can't wait until the next one.
by Anonymous on Jun 19
Always a good experience.
by Jennifer on Jun 14
Tai is amazing. I came in with deep pains in my shoulder and neck. After one session, I was pain free. Highly recommend her service.
by Anonymous on Jun 12
Love going to Tai! She is awesome and knows her stuff!!
by Malinda on Jun 06
It's been quite a while since my last massage.....Tai worked on those sore muscles and the results were amazing....I felt rejuvenated.

Average Rating:

4.94 (Based on 94 Reviews)

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by Tyler on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Absolutely perfect and wonderful per usual!!!
by Robin on Aug 2020
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Service Received: 90 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is the BEST!!!!
by Eva on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
I always appreciate Tai's interest in helping me feel my best. Looking forward to next visit!
by Dona on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai does an amazing job of listening to your needs but an even better job of listening to the needs of your body! I am grateful to have Refreshing Effects/Tai Blakey do my massages! Do not miss an opportunity to have the best massage ever and get on a schedule to have her work with you to help manage your body.
by Sherill on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
You feel genuinely cared for as a client.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Great, can't wait until the next one.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Chair Massage with Tai B.
Always a good experience.
by Jennifer on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is amazing. I came in with deep pains in my shoulder and neck. After one session, I was pain free. Highly recommend her service.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Love going to Tai! She is awesome and knows her stuff!!
by Malinda on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
It's been quite a while since my last massage.....Tai worked on those sore muscles and the results were amazing....I felt rejuvenated.
by Debra on May 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
I love Tai! She is professional and very thorough! My knots and aches are gone after a session with her!
by Dawn on May 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
I love that Tai is such a professional at what she does. She has wonderful knowledge of how our bodies are wired. I always, always feel better after a visit. There is nothing better for your mind and body! Thank you!!!
by Milissa on May 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is the in town.
by Michelle on May 2020
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Been going to Tai for years, love her!
by Christian on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
can't say enough good things! returning again in a few weeks
by Kristi on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Loved the massage and the setting. I've already booked more appointments for the future.
by Jennifer on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
You’re wonderful and I can’t wait to visit again!
by Donna on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
EVERYTHING WAS GREAT
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai was great! The deep tissue massage felt good and worked the areas that needed to be worked. Definitely coming back.
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Lymphatic Drainage Massage with Tai B.
My experience at Refreshing Effects was amazing. Perfect relaxing atmosphere. Comfortable environment. It is evident that Tai has a passion for what she does and is truly genuine. She even called to follow up a few days after my lymphatic drainage massage to check-in and see how I was doing. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field and definitely cares for her clients. Highly recommend!!!!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Scalp Massage with Tai B.
I had an excellent experience at Refreshing Effects! Good ambiance, and Tai Blakey was very skilled and professional. Great work!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
looks like we will need to cut back of the pressure one notch. I ended up with a couple small bruises on my hips. I know I presented alot of hard knots to work out. Hopefully now that I'm back on a regular massage schedule they problem areas will be easier to address. I'm still looking forward to our next appointment. Michelle Titman

Business response:

I apologize. It is never my intent to do harm or leave a bruise. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Next session we will fine-tune your pressure and technique to achieve more suitable result.

by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Compassionate! Cared enough to check on me after two days.
by Allen on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Best massage ever.
by Kallie on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
I absolutely love going to see Tai! She listens to your wants/needs and gives a massage that suits both! I always leave feeling more relaxed and with less aching/pain
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai was awesome. Easy to talk to and definitely knows her craft. It was truly therapeutic massage.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is wonderful! I always feel so much better after getting a massage. I highly recommend her!!!
by Lou on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai was awesome!
by Cindy on Jan 2020
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is highly skilled trustworthy and professional.She has helped me through many aches but I often endulge in a relaxing swedish massage. I also gift her talents to friends in the form of gift certificates.
by Megan on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Amazing massage. Tai fixed my shoulder issues right away. Can’t wait to go back again.
by Wendy on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
The best!!!
by Karen on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
It's a fantastic place to get a massage and Tai is excellent at giving the massage. You feel so relaxed and all the aches and sore muscles are gone. Wouldn't go any other place
by Obe on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is great at working out your knots and making your body feel 100% better.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai does a superb job easing tight muscles.
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Excellent massage and calming atmosphere!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai has set up such a relaxing atmosphere. My massage was everything I wanted it to be and I felt comfortable the entire time!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Wonderful experience!
by Samantha on Nov 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is absolutely THE BEST massage therapist EVER! She is a wonderful person too. I have been going to her for years and highly recommend her to anyone.
by Karen on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
I love the experience and it keeps me moving without pain. Tai is professional with great customer service. Plans each session with your needs in mind. Not a cookie cutter experience. Tai us the best.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
the name says it all! definitely refreshed after visiting!
by Sean on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
My sister was so happy and impressed with how great the message was! She and her husband will definitely be booking again their next visit!
by Ken on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
Awesome! Tai is the best!
by Bob on Oct 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is very knowledgeable and gives an amazing massage. She is also a wonderful human being. Amazing is the best word to describe her massage.
by Debe on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Best I have ever experienced.
by Sarah on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Best deep tissue massage ever! Tai is exceptional and most friendly and professional. She is a blessing.
by Tina on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Thank you for helping me with my back and leg pain. You have been a blessing to me.
by Dennis on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai quickly identifies any muscle issues and applies techniques to improve and loosen the muscles.
by Linda on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Massage was wonderful, did relieve some stress and pain issues in my neck and shoulder area. Looking to do a reflexology massage in the future. Linda Kegley
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
T AI has MAGIC fingers!
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
FANTASTIC!
by Danita on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
love love love her.
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
The environment is peaceful, uncluttered, and the sheets on massage table enhance the experience with their softness...
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
She added 5 extra minutes for no charge. She is always kind and does an incredible job.
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai is absolutely amazing.
by Anonymous on May 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai is very knowledgeable and does an amazing job
by Sherill on May 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is very knowledgeable and listens to what you're struggling with and then focuses on all she might be able to do to help you find healing.
by Tristy on May 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai was amazing! Just the right amount of pressures and she was very professional.
by Michelle on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
The Hot Stone Massage was so relaxing and just what I needed! I was so relaxed I even started to fall asleep!
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Scalp Massage with Tai B.
The massage was so lovely I don't remember most of it. I mean that in the best way possible. I was drifting in and out of sleep, it was very relaxing.
by Milissa on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
She is the best in town....
by Kevin on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
I had a very pleasant soothing hot stones massage. Tai is a very skilled and very professional person.
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is always very professional - friendly and willing to chat a bit but concentrating on job and allowing client to relax in silence. Thank you, Tai!
by Debra on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
I love Tai! She gets all the stress out!!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is amazing! I like deep pressure, and she was able to sustain it through a 90 minute massage. I’ll definitely be going back.
by Kathy on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Always awesome.
by Donna on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
HELPED LOOSEN UP TIGHT MUSCLES

Business response:

Hi Donna, I would like to apologize for your negative experience at my office. It is never my intentions to have a client leave feeling unhappy. I always try to give a massage as if it were me on the table looking to receive your requested session. I'd like to learn more about your session to be able to provide a better therapuetic experience.

by Jennifer on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai was amazing. I had sciatic pain that she was able to relieve with a deep tissue massage. Thank you! Totally recommend.

Business response:

Glad to hear you are feeling much better! I was wondering how you had been feeling following your session.

by Anonymous on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Absolutely the best massage therapist.
by Candy on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Always seems to make my fibromyalgia pain go away.
by Rene on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 90 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai does deep massage like no other!!! She gets to the root of my pain and provides real and lasting relief. She finds tenderness and sore spots I did not even know I had. I've been to LOTS of massage therapists and Tai outdoes them with flying colors in terms of skill! She also is very professional and creates great ambiance.
by Candy on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
Professional, knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy customer-service oriented
by Kim on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai provides excellent technique and ability to target trouble spots. Looking for more relaxation, she works wonders. Best technique and energy in Harrisonburg!
by Wendy on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Happy! Tai is great! She is very educated and listens carefully to my issues. Thanks Tai!
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tau is the best!
by Dona on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Always listens to what my needs are and gives me the best experience. Thank you
by Sarah on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is AMAZING! 5 stars!
by Nola on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
As always, I felt better going out than I did coming in. Tai your are amazing!
by Beth on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai did a great job of listening to where my tight spots were and tailored the massage to me personally. She is very professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a masseuse. I know I will be making another appointment and have no plans to go anywhere else.
by Jessy on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is amazing!
by Kay on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
I like Tai's friendly relaxed manner. She is excellent at what she does.
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is AMAZING!
by Kevin on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai's always asks where your trouble areas are in addition to whatever massage type you chose. This attention to detail is as good as physical therapy and really helps the healing process.
by Jennifer on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is very knowledgeable and targets the necessary muscles for maximum long term pain relief. I highly recommend her services.
by Karen on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
I like the atmosphere of the massage facility. Ty is so knowledgeable and gives the greatest massage. The relaxing or the deep tissue massages leaves you feeling great.
by Tyler on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai was amazing as always!!
by Deserae on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Pregnancy Massage with Tai B.
Everything was perfect. Tai is amazing! The massage was relaxing and my back feels the greatest it has in a long time!
by Courtney on Nov 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai has the perfect touch! I get frequent massages and love every minute of it. I feel my overall health is better because I am less stressed and more relaxed. Thanks, Tai!
by Dana on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai is amazing!
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute Massage Package with Tai B.
Tai is AMAZING! She has helped me so many times over the years regain comfort and overcome pain. I could not live well without her. Seriously. Sam
by Cindy on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Tai is always professional, friendly, and more importantly knowledgeable. She has great skill and has helped me over the years through many structural issues with my body. I highly recommend heron
by Michelle on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Tai you are absolutely amazing!! I love how comfortable you make me feel and you can definitely work some magic with those massages!
by Karen on Sep 2018
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Service Received: Swedish Massage with Tai B.
Fabulous as always!!
by Ken on Sep 2018
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Tai B.
Incredible massage, as always! Thank you!
by Bob on Sep 2018
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Service Received: Deep Tissue Massage with Tai B.
Amazing experience!!! Tai is incredibly talented at massage, in finding your problem areas and in fixing them. I cannot say enough good things about her, her location or her skills. You would be crazy not to get a massage from her.
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Refreshing Effects, LLC

1171 S. High Street

STE 110

Harrisonburg , VA 22801 map it

Phone: (540) 383-9448