About Us

 I take a holistic approach to pain management by taking the time to look at your overall health, first with a health intake and then assess your body, how you stand, sit, walk, and how you do your work.  I listen, observe and connect with you.My services are not intended to take the place of doctor recommended treatment for pain management.

Assessing your body, its motion (and lack thereof) is my first step in helping you back to wellness.  I see where your motions are constricted, which motions cause you pain or stiffness, and I take a look at any postural distortions yo...
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Clinical Massage-Hickory at Muscle Docs

945 3rd Ave SE

Suite #102

Hickory , NC 28602 map it

(828) 312-5085

License: #NPI#1790101467

Hours of Operation

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T 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
W 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Th 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
F 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sa 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Very calming and relaxing ,low lighting ,soft meditative music Mark has a very soothing voice and his oils are wonderful

    Mark always takes time to explain, and answer all of my questions.

  • Nice place

    Very professional deep tissue massage service.

  • Awesome hour or relaxation!

    Love the office. The staff is pleasant. Love the saving programs.

  • Great place. Very quiet and relaxing.

    very nice atmosphere - comfortable and clean.

  • Very very pleased with everything! Thank you Mark!!!

    relaxing and de-stressing

Clinical Massage Therapy 60

$65
60min
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30 minute focus massage

$35
30min
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Therapeutic Massage90

$95
90min
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Mu-Xing Bamboo Therapy

$80
75min
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Focus 45 min Massage

$50
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Mark L.

License: NC #9399

112 Verified Reviews

Clinical Massage Therapy 60

$65
60min
Select

30 minute focus massage

$35
30min
Select

Therapeutic Massage90

$95
90min
Select

Mu-Xing Bamboo Therapy

$80
75min
Select

Focus 45 min Massage

$50
45min
Select
by Katie on May 06
Mark has magical healing hands ,he's very personal to ensure you have the best experience to cater to your specific needs,best massage I've ever had and THE BEST PRICES IVE EVER FOUND!! Will definitely be returning for many more future visits ! I'll never go to massage envy or any other massage palor ever again now that I found mark ,so worth the hour long drive!
by Kisha on Apr 29
No dislikes
by Chris on Apr 05
I've been to a couple different place and he is the best.
by Anonymous on Mar 19
Very effective deep tissue massage therapist with excellent results after muscle pulls or strains.
by Karen on Mar 09
Awesome!
by Sharon on Mar 04
Mark you do a wonderful job listening to what is bothering me and helping me with my day to day exercise and stretches to make my body pain go away. You have fixed issues on my body that Orthopedics and Chiropractors couldn't solve. You are definitely a part of my health care regime
by Alycen on Feb 23
Wonderful neck massage.
by Laura on Feb 16
Mark is an awesome massage therapist. Very professional!
by Susan on Feb 10
Mark is the man to see for a truely wonderful whole body massage, highly recommend
by Angelia on Jan 18
massage relieved knots and tension... very rewarding visit

Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 112 Reviews)

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by Katie on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 minute focus massage with Mark L.
Very calming and relaxing ,low lighting ,soft meditative music Mark has a very soothing voice and his oils are wonderful
by Kisha on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark always takes time to explain, and answer all of my questions.
by Chris on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
Nice place
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Very professional deep tissue massage service.
by Karen on Mar 2018
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Awesome hour or relaxation!
by Sharon on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic 90-2 with Mark L.
Love the office. The staff is pleasant. Love the saving programs.
by Alycen on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: 30 minute focus massage with Mark L.
Great place. Very quiet and relaxing.
by Laura on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
very nice atmosphere - comfortable and clean.
by Susan on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Very very pleased with everything! Thank you Mark!!!
by Angelia on Jan 2018
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
relaxing and de-stressing
by Terri on Jan 2018
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Service Received: 30 minute focus massage with Mark L.
It was very relaxing
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark got me in last minute and saved the day!
by Dolly on Jan 2018
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
rotator cuff injury almost completely better after Mark worked on it.
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
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Service Received: Clinical therapy2 with Mark L.
Mark is amazing. Best massage I've ever had.
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Mu-Xing Bamboo Therapy with Mark L.
Everything was wonderful. I liked the 2 sounds playing simultaneously- ocean and music. The bamboo was wonderful.
by Jerri on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Very effective and very relaxing
by Don on Dec 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
good
by Patrick on Nov 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Always enjoy coming to Muscle Docs.
by Pamela on Oct 2017
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Service Received: 30 minute focus massage with Mark L.
What an AMAZING, experience! So relaxing, caring and nurturing environment. I truly appreciate the high level of professionalism. I would recommend friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances to go here. Thank you Mark, for such a great experience.
by Anonymous on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
I love the beautiful and comfortable space, secluded but easy to find location with easy parking, cleanliness!
by Jennifer on Sep 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
MuscleDocs professionalism is above and beyond.
by Nichole on Sep 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
I lived the experience, it was my first visit, via winning off of Facebook (yay!) I will most definitely be back.
by Courtney on Sep 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Absolutely amazing!
by Mellisa on Aug 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
The facility is so relaxed and it was by far the best massage I have ever had
by Sabrina on Aug 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
The heated towel was a nice touch.
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark has an exceptional ability to identify areas of need and addresses them with the appropriate techniques. I always leave feeling much improved!!
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
My massage yesterday was outstanding. Mark is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I will be a repeat customer for sure!
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark has an exceptional ability to identify areas of need and addresses them with the appropriate techniques. I always leave feeling much improved!!
by Cristina on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
Overall a nice experience
by Natalie on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is a wonderful massage therapist. He listened to me when I told him the areas I had trouble with. I felt very comfortable, the atmosphere was soothing and quiet. He was very knowledgeable. His treatment targeted my trouble areas. Overall is was a great deep tissue massage.
by Tracy on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Clinical therapy2 with Mark L.
Thank you
by Deanna on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
Very nice place, clean, professional, quiet and very knowledgeable staff. I have been to 3 of them so far and liked them all and for different reasons. Highly suggest!
by Karen on May 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
Treatment did not help back, but is helping my neck.
by Katie on May 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is amazing!!! Definitely work your time and money!!
by Anonymous on May 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Should of been muscle treatment years ago.
by Jonathan on May 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Clean and relaxing
by Jessica on May 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Always a great experience!! I always leave so relaxed and ready for a nap!!
by Ann on May 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
The office is clean, quiet, and very well set up.
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Made my day!
by Stephanie on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Would definitely recommend. It was amazing!
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Easy directions. Nice facilities.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
Very knowledgeable and very professional. Helped to relieve excessive pain in shoulder and explained why pain was happening and what to do to avoid.
by BARBARA on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Mark is a wonderful MT and he has a great deal of knowledge and education.
by Maura on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
a great experience
by Ben on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Mark did an excellent job!!! My wife arranged the massage for me and of course, I was skeptical. It was so relaxing and therapeutic and you can be sure I will go again very soon!!!
by Ricki on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
The whole experience was awesome.
by Ricki on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
The whole experience was awesome.
by Stephanie on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Mark is awesome!! Best message ever!
by Jen on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic 90-3 with Mark L.
Very professional. Very capable of detecting what area of the body needs work.
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Great massage, as always.
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
I always leave my appointments with Mark feeling better and ready to take on the world. He works out the tension and stress that I carry around in my shoulders and is a necessary part of my pain management plan. His office is convenient, quiet and cozy. He has mad skills and great office hours.
by Susan on Oct 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Very relaxing massage, Mark was professional, skilled and experienced.
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Enjoyed the experience and was relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.
by Sharon on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Fantastic massage!! Can't say enough good things about Mark!! Always listens to your "trouble " areas & helps with the issues!!
by Sharon on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Fantastic massage!! Can't say enough good things about Mark!! Always listens to your "trouble " areas & helps with the issues!!
by Donna on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
warm sheet/blanket on table. Soft soothing music. Not rough, soft smooth massage. Very professional!!!!
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Exceptionally skilled and benefits of treament....Outstanding!!!
by Laura on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
As always, Mark is excellent! Very relaxing and therapeutic! Would highly recommend him for a great massage.
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Professional, therapeutic massage. Will definitely return.
by Micheal on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Mark was very professional and the Ambiance of the room was very nice. I enjoyed his feedback before my massage and I left feeling relaxed.
by Phyllis on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
I went to Mark to work out some knee and foot issues, but he also worked on my rounded back and opened my shoulders,, which no other MT has ever pointed out. He also showed me how to tape my heel and Achilles for my plantar fasciitis, which I am now using.

Business response:

I am glad the taping is working for you. Thanks for the kind words

by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Wonderful
by Katie on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is very personable, thorough and knows his stuff. Best massage I have ever received and I continue to drive 55 minutes to keep him as my massage therapist. Highly recommend him!

Business response:

Thanks Katie for your review. Glad I can help

by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Wonderful
by Brenda on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
All the focus was on bodywork. Mark is quiet and skilled. He used some interesting and pleasant techniques that I have never had. And I have had massages across the globe. I felt respected, safe and valued as a client. I plan on more visits to manage Fibromyalgia and the multi-symptoms it has.
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
I really like the way Mark concentrates on the problem areas.
by wendy on Aug 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
I loved everything!! Very relaxing!!
by Michael on Aug 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Mark did an excellent job during my massage. He identified trigger points and worked on those specific areas throughout the duration. I left feeling extreme relief and will definitely be back soon.
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark always does an excellent job. He is very professional and nice, and skilled and knowledgeable in what he does. He also has a very calming and relaxing personality. I have always had a good experience with him and will continue with him for massages!!
by Pam on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Best experience ever!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Best massage therapist ever!!!!!
by Lisa on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
It was a very detailed thorough massage.
by Avi on Jul 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Mark is great! He is very professional and knowledgeable about what areas to focus on depending on your needs. I will definitely be going back!
by David on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Therapy1 with Mark L.
Mark was both very skilled and extremely professional. If you are looking for a "spa experience" this is probably not for you. But, if your body hurts and you are in need of a real massage this is the place to go.
by Gail on Jul 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Was pleased with everything..Mark was very helpful and look forward to my next visit.
by Mark on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
all was very good. Will go back.
by Mickiqmf on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Mu-Xing Bamboo Therapy with Mark L.
This was my first time experiencing the bamboo and stone treatment. I found it deeply soothing and relaxing while at the same time stimulating and invigorating. Mark has an effective technique of guiding these implements to apply unique pressure to certain points that finally cause a muscle to give way. I highly recommend him.
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
felt so much better afterwards.....
by Etta on May 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Therapy1 with Mark L.
I am extremely glad I discovered Clinical Massage. Mark's expertise in his field of work has helped me a great deal.
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Everything was great.
by Jennifer on May 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Always amazing!
by Anonymous on May 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
I am thrilled to have received a massage that targeted my pain issues.
by Lyndsey on May 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Mark made sure I was comfortable and answered any questions before beginning the massage.
by Susan on May 2016
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Wonderful relaxing
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Liked it very much! Would not change anything. Thank you.
by Cat on Apr 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Mark was very professional. I enjoyed my massage looking forward to my next one!
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark listened to what I was saying and seemed to truly care about the pain I was in.
by Jacqueline on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Focus 45 min Massage with Mark L.
I am a cancer survivor and have undergone 6 surgeries in 11 locations. My story gets worse so I'll stop there. I do need to say that I am fighting to regain my mobility as best I can. Mark is helping me do that. He properly works my damaged muscles and scar tissue. I know it may be expensive to go often. But my mobility is so very valuable to me.
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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I had my first appt with Mark Friday. I was very pleased with my experience. Mark is very knowledgeable and answer all my questions. Book my next app already.
by Tyson on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Medical Massage1 with Mark L.
Appreciate Mark's professionalism.
by Courtney on Apr 2016
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Service Received: with Mark L.
Best experience I have ever had! Highly recommend!!
by Amanda on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Mu-Xing Bamboo Therapy with Mark L.
Excellent session- deep work and highly professional.
by Jennifer on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Excellent massage with a professional therapist.
by Lee on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Medical Massage1 with Mark L.
Mark is the best. He is so intuitive about his treatments - knowing exactly where to focus to relieve my pain.
by Lynn on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
3 back surgeries later I've had many massage therapists along my journey. New to this area I found Mark on the web. Within 5 minutes of my first visit I knew he was the best I've experienced. I more than highly recommend him. He has saved me from going over the edge in controlling my pain due to a severe disability.

Business response:

Thanks Lynn for the kind words ,glad I can help.

by Michelle on Dec 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
I am never disappointed after a massage from Mark. His knowledge and professionalism are unmatched. After my massage I always sleep better, wake up with more range of motion and my body works as it is meant to.
by Anonymous on Dec 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is great!
by Jessica on Nov 2015
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Great experience will be back soon!!
by Anonymous on Oct 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
These massages have made a tremendous difference for me. Mark has been able to pinpoint problem spots and give me a lot relief from muscle tension and pain.
by Anonymous on Sep 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Great masseur! Relaxing massage! I'll go again!
by Debra on Sep 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
My lower back had a pinched spot and after he worked on my lower back that pinched spot was gone and is still gone today.
by Laura on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Have had numerous massages with Mark - all were executed in a professional manner and excellent skill. Highly recommend him!
by Sarah on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
One of the best massages I have experienced. I would highly recommend to everyone!
by Anonymous on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
I always leave Mark's office feeling wonderful! He took care of the painful areas andstopped my headache. He's am amazing therapist!
by Anonymous on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Best in town !
by Alycen on Aug 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
This is one of the best massages that I have ever had.
by Kevin on Apr 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is very professional. He listens to your concerns and very knowledgeable in what he is doing. I have been and will continue to recommend him to my friends.
by Rugby on Mar 2015
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage90 with Mark L.
Excellent..Always a Professional!
by Laura on Feb 2015
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Service Received: Clinical therapy2 with Mark L.
It was much needed to reduce my stress level!! I really enjoyed it!
by Tammy on Feb 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
You did great
by Anonymous on Jan 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Therapy1 with Mark L.
Mark is very professional and is very good about targeting those bothersome areas. I would highly recommend him.
by Anonymous on Jan 2015
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Service Received: Clinical Massage Therapy 60 with Mark L.
Mark is an amazing therapist - not just massage but there is a physical therapy element so that I know the work he's doing will pay off in the long run, not just a short-term solution. I highly recommend him.
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Clinical Massage-Hickory at Muscle Docs

945 3rd Ave SE

Suite #102

Hickory , NC 28602 map it

Phone: (828) 312-5085

License: #NPI#1790101467