About Us

We offer top notch deep tissue, sports, orthopedic and Myofascial release therapy. I ask that you read the reviews instead of taking my word for it.

The Athlete's Therapeutic Massage

22 Corey St,

301

Melrose , MA 02176 map it

(781) 665-3000

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 11:00 PM
S 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Everything about the experience was great. Dave is a true professional. He explains everything beforehand and provides insight as to what you can expect to benefit from the treatment.

    Clean, simple studio with nice ambiance.

  • I wish insurance would cover these therapeutic massage's, Any active person could and would benefit from them.

    I really liked this deep therapeutic massage. All the painful areas of my upper back and legs were covered. I have had therapeutic massage but not this deep. At the end of the 60 minutes, I was very woozy and light-headed. So much so, that I was unsure of driving home. Dave gave me water and I did make it home fine. It would have been good to have juice.

  • Great explanation of treatment methods (and this is coming from someone who is also a healthcare professional).

    Very professional. Makes you feel comfortable the entire time

  • Clean!

    Very Professional

  • Excellent all around. This is NOT an Elements or Massage Envy experience. This is a truly therapeutic, 'muscular work-out' in every sense. If you're an athlete, or even a former athlete like myself, you NEED this. For me, a muscular awakening...... WOW! Highly recommend.

    Comfortable, clean, heated massage table ??????????

Intro 60 minute

$80
60min
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DT-60

$100
60min
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DT-30

$50
30min
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DT-90

$160
90min
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SP-15

$25
15min
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SP-30

$50
30min
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SP-60

$100
60min
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MFR-30

$50
30min
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SP-90

$160
90min
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MFR-60

$100
60min
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MFR-90

$160
90min
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TP-30

$50
30min
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TP-60

$100
60min
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TP-90

$160
90min
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Student 30 min

$30
30min
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Student 60 min

$60
60min
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Dave V.

License: MA #11556

79 Verified Reviews

Intro 60 minute

$80
60min
Request Appt

DT-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

DT-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

DT-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

SP-15

$25
15min
Request Appt

SP-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

SP-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

MFR-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

SP-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

MFR-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

MFR-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

TP-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

TP-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

TP-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

Student 30 min

$30
30min
Request Appt

Student 60 min

$60
60min
Request Appt
by Michael on Apr 18
Nothing at this time.
by Anonymous on Apr 15
Dave is a professional, friendly, and funny. I had an enjoyable conversation throughout the massage.
by Anonymous on Mar 31
If you are looking for deep tissue, Dave is your guy. Has the ability to really hone in on where the problem areas are and how to target them effectively.
by Paulo on Mar 21
Amazing work. Won’t lie, i was in a little pain but my shoulders haven’t felt this good in years. Will be back
by Leslie on Mar 18
Best sports massage - knows the intricacy of each muscle group and how it plays with the others - truly gets to the knots like no other. Do not be scared by the "not a spa" way he approaches the massage. The work he does it better than any spa - there you may feel good for the hour, but have no lasting effects. Dave's stretches and maneuvers are long lasting
by Domenic on Mar 11
Look People Ill say two words about Mr Varney The Best
by Tony on Mar 09
Dave is a highly skilled, extremely talented professional. He truly understands his craft. Can't praise him enough. The man knows what he's doing, period.
by Andrea on Mar 09
Miracle worker; techniques that reset the expectations bar in a LMT ??????????
by Carolann on Mar 05
Liked the fact that he explained what each area he worked on was supposed to be doing.
by John on Feb 24
Dave is top-notch massage therapist! I'll be back!

Richard L.

0 Verified Reviews

Intro 60 minute

$80
60min
Request Appt

DT-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

DT-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

DT-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

SP-15

$25
15min
Request Appt

SP-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

SP-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

MFR-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

SP-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

MFR-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

MFR-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

TP-30

$50
30min
Request Appt

TP-60

$100
60min
Request Appt

TP-90

$160
90min
Request Appt

Student 30 min

$30
30min
Request Appt

Student 60 min

$60
60min
Request Appt

Average Rating:

4.88 (Based on 28 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Everything about the experience was great. Dave is a true professional. He explains everything beforehand and provides insight as to what you can expect to benefit from the treatment.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Clean, simple studio with nice ambiance.
by Michael on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
I wish insurance would cover these therapeutic massage's, Any active person could and would benefit from them.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
I really liked this deep therapeutic massage. All the painful areas of my upper back and legs were covered. I have had therapeutic massage but not this deep. At the end of the 60 minutes, I was very woozy and light-headed. So much so, that I was unsure of driving home. Dave gave me water and I did make it home fine. It would have been good to have juice.
by Anonymous on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Great explanation of treatment methods (and this is coming from someone who is also a healthcare professional).
by Paulo on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-90 with Dave V.
Very professional. Makes you feel comfortable the entire time
by Leslie on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Clean!
by Domenic on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Very Professional
by Tony on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Excellent all around. This is NOT an Elements or Massage Envy experience. This is a truly therapeutic, 'muscular work-out' in every sense. If you're an athlete, or even a former athlete like myself, you NEED this. For me, a muscular awakening...... WOW! Highly recommend.
by Andrea on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Comfortable, clean, heated massage table ??????????
by Carolann on Mar 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-30 with Dave V.
Liked the fact that he explained what each area he worked on was supposed to be doing.
by John on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Dave is top-notch massage therapist! I'll be back!
by Scott on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Honestly, the best sports-type massage I ever had. I could not believe all of the knots I wasn’t even aware of. Dave did a great job focusing on those points. I can’t believe what a difference it made.
by David on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Dave is very skilled. He helped relieve pain I was having in my elbows. He is very knowledgeable.
by Abrianna on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Great experience! Would definitely recommend.
by Sean on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Intro 60 minute with Dave V.
Dave is outstanding... His knowledge and technique are top notch... Don't waste another dime on a overpriced, over aromatic sleep session, with a mild back rub.. Go for the pinpoint precision of a well trained highly skilled professional. You will walk taller and feel 150% better.
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Great massage as always.
by Michael on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-30 with Dave V.
I sure thought I was making it difficult for Dave, being a 66 yr old scheduled for knee surgery. Nothing I did at the Y could loosen me up. Dave has been great, transforming my gate from an old mans shuffle to a near normal walk even with one bad knee. I'm looking forward to post surgery sessions so Dave can help my golf game.
by Rodolfo on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave you the man! Felt so good today with my back workout. Definitely coming back!!!
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-30 with Dave V.
Great experience!!
by Amy on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Shoulders, calves, and hamstrings felt great today. Had my best and fastest swim in months. Thanks, Dave!
by Anabel on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave is great! Excellent DT work! I feel like a new person!
by Paula on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave has an intuitive sense for what is going on. He is not just a trained massage therapist. He is a gifted massage therapist. He is very professional and wants you to heal, as opposed to returning for unnecessary visits. I never submit reviews, but Dave is well worth it.
by Michael on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave was very good and professional the whole time. The massage was very good and helped work out some tightness I had in my back and was mind blowing.
by Nicoleu on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. Excellent ambiance, too.
by James on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
My only complaint was the length of massage session was only 45 mins from start to finish.
by Elizabeth on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave is highly skilled and can immediately assess my needs.
by Anonymous on Dec 2017
Verified
Service Received: DT-60 with Dave V.
Dave works muscle groups like no other..

The Athlete's Therapeutic Massage

22 Corey St,

301

Melrose , MA 02176 map it

Phone: (781) 665-3000