About Us

Come see our NEW space located inside the O’Marks building in beautiful downtown New Bern. We offer a customized massage session based on your expectations and goals. Although we are upstairs we now have an elevator for your convenanc. Call to book your first relaxing massage, schedule a session on a Sunday, or for couples massage. (252) 626-3101.

Balanced Hands & Bodywork, LLC

233 Middle Street

Suite 211

New Bern , NC 28560 map it

(252) 626-3101

License: #1707542

Hours of Operation

M 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
T 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
W 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Th 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
F 09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
S By Appointment Only

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I felt so cared for…I especially benefited from the professional manner and the expertise I was given. I also appreciated the physical space of the studio itself, the cleanliness and the underlying vibe of healing energy

    very professional

  • Fantastic

    Amazing job and never disappoints

  • Warm, calm and quiet - unlike most other areas this time of year!

    Such a great massage. I have a back/arm injury abs this has been the only thing that has helped.

  • Heather is very professional, excellent, well worth the money! See you soon.

    Very Very professional ‼️Wonderful attitude very friendly and outgoing.....⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #1 Deep Tissue Massage...💕

  • The space is lovely. You start relaxing right when you enter.

    This place is phenomenal! Warm and friend atmosphere! I love this location! Michelle has worked really hard To create an amazing place for people to come and get the help they need to heal, relax, and unwind.

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Michelle S.

License: NC #15868

144 Verified Reviews

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by Jim on Jan 17
Nothing better! Everyone deserves a massage by Michelle
by Dee on Jan 16
Excellent massage, lovely room/ambiance.
by Cassandra on Jan 08
Made me feel right at home...⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
by Katie on Jan 08
Michelle is the absolute best! Not only does she help keep me walking after having back surgery 10 years ago (with residual issues post surgery), but she’s actually one of the most caring people I know. She takes the time to ask about me and my family and is genuine in her concern. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone (and have on numerous occasions), knowing that she will do her utmost to help the people I send her way. I’ve been going to her for years and dare say she’s one of the most incredible people I’ve known!
by Meredith on Jan 04
I had a wonderful experience! Michelle is very friendly and lets me tell her if massage pressure needs to change. Very professional and wonderful massage!
by Jeff on Dec 07
Michelle is excellent at her craft and always very professional
by Sandra on Nov 16
Listened to my concerns and areas of “need!” Feel like a new ME!! Look forward to my next visit
by Alison on Nov 14
Great Experience!
by John on Oct 27
total massage left me relaxed!
by Linda on Oct 24
She asked how I was feeling, if I had any areas that bothered me. Then she skillfully found the tension in those areas during the massage and gave them the extra attention they needed.

Michele M.

27 Verified Reviews

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by Tamara on Jan 27
Everything she did was outstanding…listening to my ailment, telling me what was going on, telling me what to expect, I appreciate that in a deep tissue massage.
by Anonymous on Dec 23
Though massages feel good Michele also addresses therapeutic needs. I’d go everyday if possible
by Anonymous on Nov 11
Michele is very skilled and customizes the massage to accommodate specific needs and requests for the individual. She's also such a lovely person!
by Ron on Sep 23
Me and Wendy thoroughly enjoyed our massages
by Melissa on Sep 03
Listened and focused on my immediate problems
by Herb on Aug 19
Michelle is excellent in communicating with the customer as to their needs and expectations of massage therapy. Great job Michelle!
by Pat on Aug 07
She did different things to release knots in my back, such as cupping and hot stones(both first for me) she was very good with that also. Michele, thanks for your help. Feeling better this.morning.
by Anonymous on May 25
Everything
by Melissa on May 13
Michele is great and very experienced.
by Bonnie on Mar 25
Tried cupping for the first time. Pain in hip almost gone

Heather F.

62 Verified Reviews

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by Anonymous on Jan 23
very responsive to particular needs
by Anonymous on Jan 20
Great
by Telli on Jan 20
Amazing job
by Peter on Jan 12
Very professional, got right to it, worth every penny.
by Renee on Jan 08
Heather has amazing hands . The massage was very relaxing and my areas of issue felt much better!
by Anonymous on Jan 07
She gave an amazing massage, felt great first day back to work!
by Shelly on Jan 06
This was the best hip work I have ever received and the entire experience was pain-relieving and relaxing.
by Rick on Jan 04
She worked the areas that really needed attention. She is also very intuitive when it comes to recognizing issues that need attention.
by Emily on Dec 24
Heather worked in some amazing stretches into my massage and got my head moving the way it’s supposed to!
by Graham on Dec 18
I appreciated the attention to my back and hip pain. I already feel much better.

Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 253 Reviews)

98 %

Ambiance
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Professionalism
by Tamara on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
I felt so cared for…I especially benefited from the professional manner and the expertise I was given. I also appreciated the physical space of the studio itself, the cleanliness and the underlying vibe of healing energy
by Anonymous on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
very professional
by Anonymous on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Fantastic
by Telli on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Amazing job and never disappoints
by Jim on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Warm, calm and quiet - unlike most other areas this time of year!
by Dee on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Such a great massage. I have a back/arm injury abs this has been the only thing that has helped.
by Peter on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is very professional, excellent, well worth the money! See you soon.
by Cassandra on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very Very professional ‼️Wonderful attitude very friendly and outgoing.....⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #1 Deep Tissue Massage...💕
by Renee on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
The space is lovely. You start relaxing right when you enter.
by Katie on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
This place is phenomenal! Warm and friend atmosphere! I love this location! Michelle has worked really hard To create an amazing place for people to come and get the help they need to heal, relax, and unwind.
by Anonymous on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather was Great! Very caring, professional! Felt great afterwards!
by Shelly on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Love the location, the vibe, and the care!
by Meredith on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great experience! Enjoyed all parts!
by Rick on Jan 2022
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Great location in downtown New Bern and nice ambiance.
by Emily on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
I was unable to turn my head to the left all day, and when I left my session with Heather, I could but only turn my head but it did not hurt. She’s a miracle worker!
by Anonymous on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
I highly recommend having massages, that’s plural, at Balanced Hands. Everyone is professional, friendly, knowledgeable and prompt.
by Graham on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Top three massage I’ve had in my life! Thank you!
by Simone on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Relaxing environment
by Renee on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Truly a treat. Relaxing, rejuvenating, soothing ... everything I needed!
by Carson on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather was absolutely great.
by Anonymous on Dec 2021
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Will definitely recommend balanced hands to others! Great experience
by Jeff on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Highly recommend balanced hands and bodywork
by Anonymous on Dec 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
They were able to get me in quickly and the atmosphere was calming and quiet.
by James on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Great massage and awesome service. She was very professional will be back.
by Sandra on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Greatest gift possible! Such a great experience, Michelle is excellent in her profession!
by Alison on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great Experience!
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Conveniently located, comfortable space downtown. The lobby/sitting area is welcoming, and the rooms are calm, peaceful, and very clean.
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is the best! Would totally go back.
by John on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
she is the best!
by Linda on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The office has a safe and welcoming feel. The rooms are clean, neat and well decorated in soothing colors, you feel comfortable and relaxed as soon as you enter. You are treated as a respected friend, your concerns and issues immediately addressed.
by Lisa on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Always good to have your hands on my tight muscles. Absolutely the best!!
by Anonymous on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Bestest ever
by Melissa on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Conveniently located in the heart of downtown. When in the rooms Balanced Hands & Bodyworks has a spa like feel without being over the top.
by Don on Oct 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Good experience
by Elizabeth on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Highly recommended.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Booking process was easy and quick. The space is inviting - great service!
by Wendy on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Loved every minute of it! Highly recommend them. Will be back!
by Ron on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Me and Wendy thoroughly enjoyed our massages
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather did an amazing job!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Time and $$$ well spent!!
by Herb on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Best place in New Bern to get a massage. Friendly, accommodating staff who aim to please. Highly recommended.
by George on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Its an awesome place to get work done and awesome staff to work with.
by Melissa on Sep 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Best massage ever!
by Rhonda on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Convenient location and appointments. Wonderful massage! Heather did a great job finding all my trigger spots and giving them a workout.
by Joseph on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
This place is great
by Herb on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Welcoming atmosphere, professional staff, care of customers.
by Marie on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The best !
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is the best!
by Pat on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Michelle really helped loosen up my back,of course helping to relieve pain.also gave me some very helpful hints to help stretch muscles.. great experience.
by Janice on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Very quaint setting. Easy to get to.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle listened to me and gave just the massage I needed. Fantastic service and welcoming environment.
by Tonya on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
I had the most wonderful experience. It was my very first time getting a massage and I felt amazing after. I suffer from chronic pain and she relieved some of the pressure I was experiencing from how I have to walk. I loved every min of it. Thank you so much Heather
by Anonymous on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Such a charming massage studio. From the time walked in until we (reluctantly) left…everything was perfect!
by Brandi on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
So thankful Heather was available ! The overall experience was wonderful and exactly what I needed. She is very skilled at her work and I am so excited to return!
by Bobby on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
It's definitely worth the money!
by Devi on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
by Vicki on Jul 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Wonderful experience!
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Excellent therapy massage.
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
They listen to what kind of massage you want and give you just that. Very friendly but professional! My experience was relaxing and enjoyable!
by Vicki on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Balanced Hands and Bodywork is welcoming and friendly when you walk in the door. Heather's room is lovely and very relaxing.
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great new location!
by Melissa on Jun 2021
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very relaxing location!
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is amazing. Highly recommend!
by Tina on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Absolutely wonderful experience! Heather is amazing!
by Anonymous on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Yes, I would absolutely recommend Michelle.
by Karly on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is a miracle worker!!!!!
by Karl on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle helped restore my flexibility and mobility…thanks!
by Anonymous on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Excellent massage.
by Caroline on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
This was my first appointment with Heather. When I arrived and entered the office, it was cozy and comfortable. I was greeted by Heather and introduced to the other staff who were present. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Heather did an awesome job addressing each issue and the overall massage was amazing! I felt relaxed, and all “soft and mushy” when I left. I will definitely be booking more appointments in the future. Thank you, Heather!!
by Iesha on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
I love u ladies will b back to see u😍
by Melissa on May 2021
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Michele M.
All of the therapist at Balanced Hands & Bodywork are amazing and have great skill, they customize each massage to what you need at the time.
by Maria on May 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
I can't wait to make another appointment! The massage was wonderful.
by Vicki on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
BEST in town!
by Angie on Apr 2021
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Yes, and I will be back!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
One of the best massages I have had. Great location, that was quiet and set up well.
by Jerrilee on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
She is the best!! Can’t say enough about my massage. Just amazing and I love Michelle!!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle Stout is a superstar 🤩
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
The space was very clean, quiet, and calming. It smelled good, I was warm under a blanket, and I even got a hot compress. Wonderful!
by Johnnelle on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather was amazing at breaking up the knots in my neck/upper back/shoulders. I’ve already scheduled a follow up appointment with her. Anyone with stiffness in their neck should go see her!
by Tony on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The facility is relaxing and peaceful. The ambience is quite comfortable and inviting.
by Sheryl on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is very professional! I woke up this morning - went yesterday- was sore as expected because of deep massage but my back pain was gone. She worked her magic. Definitely going back once a month! Thank you Michelle!!!
by Kelly on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather was amazing!
by Peggy on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Wonderful!
by West on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
YES
by Kristin on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
My husband and I booked a couple’s massage and it couldn’t have been a better experience! The ladies catered to our individual needs and were super friendly! Thanks again!
by Jerrika on Apr 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Professional and friendly
by Peggy on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Great job.
by Bonnie on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Made my bursitis in my hip much better. Great message Michelle!
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Such a peaceful aesthetic
by Cat on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Excellent Experience!
by Anonymous on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle's techniques were very calming. I felt very relaxed when I left.
by Kristin on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love!
by Laura on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is amazing!
by Cole on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is amazing at what she does.
by Katy on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is so wonderful! I always feel loved, relaxed, and healed from all my cares after a visit. She is so lovely and fun. I highly recommend her and her lovely spa.
by Mary Sharon on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very caring and safe atmosphere. One feels refreshed and relaxed after the session.
by Melissa on Mar 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Best message ever
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
First massage at Balanced Hands and Bodywork. Michelle has a great studio, enjoyed the massage given by Heather. Heather has strong hands, and great technique perfect for a deep tissue massage. Looking forward to returning for another massage, now that I’m familiar with their studio, I expect the massage experience to be amazing.
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Tranquil setting
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Clean, modern and comfortable atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Feb 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is amazing. She is so attentive and simply the best!
by Tammy on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A friendly, relaxing experience! Michelle is gentle (which I needed) and thorough! She was recommended to me and I will definitely recommend her to all my friends.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great place, clean and inviting.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Wonderfully relaxing facility
by Elizabeth on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A gifted intuitive master at massage therapy
by Jenna on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Always the best!!!!
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Bodywork with Heather F.
Worth the price.
by Denise on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Clean, zenful, balanced!!
by Gail on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Michele made me feel very comfortable and safe during this Covid-19 period. She knew I would appreciate a heated bed sheet. Since I scheduled a morning appointment the business was quiet and relaxing.
by Telli on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Great as always
by Mary on Jan 2021
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather is so amazing! Her massages are phenomenal! If you haven’t had one with her, treat yourself. You won’t regret it.
by Meredith on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very nice relaxed atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle does great massage! Thank you!
by Deb on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Love the new location!
by Cameron on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great service!
by Anonymous on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
such a wonderful place and location
by Brett on Dec 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
It was relaxing
by Trey on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
That my massage was amazing.
by Tracy on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather CARES. The room is tranquil and the potions and lotions top quality. I was experiencing low back pain and she took extra time in that area. She is an intuitive masseuse. Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Nov 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A great experience always! Relaxing and inviting!
by Devon on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The environment is absolutely beautiful and the level of service is exceptional, far exceeding any expectations.
by Jeff on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Totally relaxing and great for these old muscles
by Cat on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather Faron does such a wonderful job, I will definitely be a repeat customer!
by Holly on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Whenever I'm in pain, or just need to decompress, my go- to is always Michelle. Beyond being an excellent massage therapist, she is one of the kindest people I know. I recommend her to all of my patients!
by Diane on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Everything’s was perfect.
by Lisa on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very pleasant hour. Cant wait til next week!! Michelle Stout is the best. Definitely recommend her
by Traci on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Very calm, and relaxing.
by David on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
The best!
by Kim on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Heather was amazing and the place was beautiful! Will definitely be back!
by Stacy on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Inviting and professional. We could not have asked for better!
by Kristina on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Everything was absolutely perfect!! I love how Janell incorporates all the different helpful tools during the massage. I’m ready to schedule my next one!!
by Anonymous on Oct 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Personable atmosphere
by Kris on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The new space is very warm and relaxing.
by Rick on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Heather F.
Great space and ambiance.
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Bodywork with Michelle S.
Great massage. Would definitely recommend.
by Herb on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Relaxing atmosphere with a talented professional.
by Barbara on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I always leave feeling pampered
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Great relaxing massage. Exactly what I needed.
by Ashley on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
So flexible with scheduling!
by Chrissy on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is the best! She always works to accommodate my schedule and works her magic on my aching back!
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Everything. Ambiance, kindness, professionalism. Excellent massage
by Paul on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Customer service at its finest!
by Jennifer on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Great first session at Balanced Hands & Bodywork. They were quick to respond to my appointment request. Beautiful office and friendly staff.
by Linda on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The office is always neat, clean and managed to reduce the possibility of exposure to Covid-19. Appointments are staggered and the treatment rooms are cleaned and disinfected between each client, yet a warm comfortable atmosphere is maintained.
by Jesse on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Nice location!
by Mayra on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
All of it was great , best massage ever
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The new location is very nice. The escalator is not running, so get ready to do some legwork. Your temperature will be taken, and the area is clean. Michelle is very kind, warm and professional.
by Ruth on Aug 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Happy client always!
by Jim on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very professional.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
It is clean, nice and relaxing! I enjoy going there!
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Professional.
by Tom on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A fabulous deep tissue massage
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Janell did a fantastic job! Highly recommended
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
I liked the professional, knowledgeable, and absolute comfortable atmosphere.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I felt comfortable and she focused on my specific problem areas. She encouraged me to speak up if things were too light or harsh and gave me tips on things I can do at home. Michelle shows a passion and positive attitude for her work.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I loved the new office space. Very comfortable and safe environment. Outstanding experience.
by Katie on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle ALWAYS does a wonderful job and I feel amazing both while there and after I leave.
by Anonymous on Jun 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Very relaxing and clean atmosphere
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Very good experience
by Randy on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Was my first professional massage. I'm sad I dont live in town to get my 2nd here!
by Melissa on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
The new location is great!
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Wonderful as always, and very helpful with tips for helping manage pain between sessions.
by Teri on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is an amazing masseuse with a kind heart. She provides a soothing space so you can emerge refreshed and balanced emotionally and physically...🌈
by Kessa on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
by Sarah on Mar 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I love the relaxing atmosphere at Balanced Hands and Bodywork.
by Walter on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
I’ve been having massages for over 15 years and was looking for another therapist bc mine retired. Janell is the only one who as ever listened to me and took care of all my aches, pains and allowed me completely relax and enjoy my time.
by Candy on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Janell hands have been blessed by god him self!!! She is super professional , personal and goes the extra mile to ensure your comfort level and make sure you enjoy your massage . She focused on my problem areas , also gave great advice on how to help maintain the work she done . If there was a million star rating she would receive it ❤️
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 45 Min Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very relaxing and calm.
by Penelope on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love all of it.
by Jennifer on Feb 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Love everything about my experience. She was awesome!
by Heidi on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I love that she takes her time to work the problems out and that I feel very well taken care off!
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Janell H.
Janell is a great addition
by Elizabeth on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The best massage I’ve ever had... such a healing touch
by Telli on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Everything was excellent I was impressed
by Laurie on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Good location
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The whole experience is calming, soothing and leaves one feeling very refreshed!!
by Dyan on Jan 2020
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I should have booked for a longer massage. It went by too fast.
by Jenna on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Simply wonderful!
by Meredith on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is Friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Wonderful massage!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Live Michelle!! She gets good muscle release, and I always feels so much better after a massage with her!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great private space for massage therapy
by Jana on Dec 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Like: Everything! Dislike: Nothing
by Allen on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Onsite
by Bonnie on Oct 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Such a relaxing and soothing message. My first appointment with Michelle, and she attended to areas we discussed before beginning the message. Relieved tension in neck and back areas from sitting at a computer all day. Will definitely be back.
by meg on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
As always Michelle is amazing!
by Jeremy on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Loved every bit of it, except the ending part where the time ran out
by Holly on Sep 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Welcoming environment and a great place to relax
by Deb on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Calming environment.
by Herb on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Relaxing atmosphere and Michele does a great job. Will be recommending her and Balanced Hands and Bodywork to friends.
by Linda on Aug 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I loved that I was greeted as a friend, my cares and concerns discussed, any problem areas were noted and we caught up with what was happening in both our lives.
by Herb on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
First class experience
by Kristin on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love!
by Vicki on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
This place is absolutely amazing! From the time I walk in to the time I leave I feel so relaxed and peaceful
by Doug on Jul 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Soooo needed, thanks Michelle
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Calming ambiance, heated table, great smells.
by Ruth on Jun 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Awesome experience...
by Tom on Jun 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Nice convenient location in downtown New Bern. Comfortable massage table.
by Barbara on May 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A comfortable and relaxing environment. Michelle is an experienced professional!
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very warm and serene space.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Wonderful experience! Definitely coming back. Michelle really paid attention and helped with areas that have been in pain for a long time.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I like the fact that she encourages feedback. What hurts, what doesn’t, what do you think she needs to work on. It’s an amazing way to build trust
by Quincy on Apr 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Michelle is an Amazing person. If you ever hear the back story on how she build her business, then you're in for a treat! Besides that, Michelle is constantly seeking out new techniques in body work. She is obviously in love with what she does, and it shows in her work. I was very happy to find a therapist who adapted the entire massage to my needs and never lost focus. Her therapeutic massage is quite effective. I think you'll find she has a wonderful personality, and you'll probably make a new friend!
by Kathy on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
The new space is great..so peaceful!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michele M.
Overall experience was amazing! Finding the exact door to go in was a but tricky, but I eventually found it. Lighting could be a little more dim
by Jeff on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great massage what more could you want????
by Sarah on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I loved the location and the way everything was arranged. It would be helpful to have a sign visible from the road, but the experience itself was perfect!
by Kris on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
My massage was amazing!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
A very relaxing atmosphere
by Karrie on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle used some techniques that really helped relax me. The warmed roller along with the table warmer was very soothing.
by Karl on Jan 2019
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The new location is really shaping up. Lots of space and decorated in a relaxed, comfortable style. It even smells good when you come up the stairs!
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is a great massage therapist. She is knowledgeable , listens to your needs , and I always feel better when I leave!
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
As always, my massage was amazing! I never have any complaints about Michelle! She got the exact spots that were needed.
by Meredith on Dec 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I loved getting knots worked out in my back. I like the extra tip of what kind of stretch to do to help my lower back.
by Karen on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle's space is calm and peaceful, her manner is friendly and welcoming, her massage is soothing and relaxing...always a positive experience!
by Quincy on Nov 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I went to massage school when I was younger and have had many massages and different types of bodywork. Michelle has set up her 'office' as an extremely comfortable and relaxing space. She sat down with me in her upholstered chairs and we talked for a while about what I wanted from her. I appreciate that so much because most therapists (in any field) will have the client fill out a form and rush to the table. Michelle was also interested in my life and what I enjoy and what might cause me stress. Once on the table, the skill was apparent. Her touch was very therapeutic, and she was very clear in asking about the effectiveness and comfort of the pressure she used. I was there for some therapeutic, deep tissue and recovery work. She is very skilled at deep work. I found her intuitive understanding of my issues to be a healing experience. For example, when I got there, I had trouble walking from hip and lower back pain. After my session, I was moving with zero pain. Overall, my experience was excellent. I highly recommend Michelle, so much so that I bought three gift certificates! I hope you enjoy your visit and get out of it as much as I did.
by Janell on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love the hot towels, The ambiance, And the whole experience. I always leave relaxed / refreshed and with a smile
by Emily on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Loved everything about my experience. Having this be my first real massage, I am hooked and will be back all the time!
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle was awesome. I went for my first massage ever and she guided me through the process and I felt 100% comfortable the entire time. The massage felt great and I will definitely go back.
by Caroline on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is fantastic! Best self care I ever did was commit to monthly massages!
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is amazing.
by Tara on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is an excellent massage therapist but she is also a great person. Best massage in eastern NC.
by Robert on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I’ll be back :)
by Lynne on Oct 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Perfect! Exactly what I have been looking for! Will be coming back!
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great experience.
by Phillip on Sep 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Fantastic experience!
by Nancy on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I definitely felt relief from my session with Michelle (this morning) Yes, she was working on a Sunday, too. Thank you, Michelle! I'll be back. Nancy
by Logan on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle did an amazing job, she knows exactly what places need work! Very relaxing, will be back again soon!
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Wow no pain for the rest of the evening...jeepers forgot what it was like to have no pain! Hot towels...just awesome. Trying to make arrangements to set up a bi weekly schedule!
by Hope on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Great massage!!! Thanks Michelle!!
by Matthew on Aug 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Best person ever!
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love Michelle!!!
by Lynne on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle, You did a wonderful job and I am already planning to make a visit to you part of my New Bern trips. Thank you!
by Leslie on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is awesome!! Super fun personality. I feel so much better and am already trying to figure out when I can schedule another appointment.
by meg on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle listened to what was bothering me and gave those areas just a little extra love. That was the quickest hour of my week, I wish it could have lasted longer. I went home and took a great nap.
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I just liked it,
by Joy on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle was fantastic. Very attentive - encourages feedback and communication and extremely personable.
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle was warm and welcoming, and her massage was absolutely wonderful!
by Cheryll on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The atmosphere was very peaceful, and the level of skill and understanding were extremely encouraging.. I am certain after a few more visits I will be feeling 100% better.
by Randi on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
It was GREAT! Michelle showed me some awesome stretches and techniques to help with my plantar fasciitis. She was very friendly, personable and informative. I'll definitely be back!
by Linda on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
The massage was excellent. I felt relaxed, no muscle or joint pain and no stress!
by Jeannie on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Best massage I have ever had
by Judy on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
This was my very first massage ever and I must say Michelle was so wonderful the experience was amazing she has magic hands and I highly recommend
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Love Michelle ...her hands are magic
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Very relaxing hour!
by John on Jul 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle is amazing!!! The best massage therapist I've ever been to, hands down! She has a great personality to boot!
by Herb on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle has a great attitude and works hard at adjusting her techniques to those areas needing attention. Great move to a new quieter location as well. Highly recommend.
by Vicki on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
I love Michelle and the attention she gives specific areas of 'tension/muscle sprain'. She is very focused and just fantastic!
by Jerrilee on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
It was awesome! Best massage I have ever had!
by Ashley on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle ROCKS! Always a wonderful experience.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Michelle knows how to put you at ease even when she's working deeply and it can be painful. She is very skilled at finding the areas that need work and is sensitive to the client's tolerance level. And she's just a really nice person!
by Anne on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
While her technical skill is on point, Michelle is much more than a skilled massage therapist -- she is a healer, and one who demonstrates intuition developed from experience as well as genuine concern for her patients. Don't know what I would do without her! Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Your massage will be exactly what you tell her you want! Michelle listens. She really wants to know how she can help you feel better. The least little indication that you want extra attention somewhere and she is right on it; "more pressure", "less pokey", "that neck stretch with the towel" and she gladly adjusts to your requests. Her dialogue and focus on your needs is something I have seldom found and it will make your visit a great experience.
by Holly on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Personalized Massage with Michelle S.
Amazing massage by Michelle as always. I always feel so good leaving there. I wish I could go more often!
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Balanced Hands & Bodywork, LLC

233 Middle Street

Suite 211

New Bern , NC 28560 map it

Phone: (252) 626-3101

License: #1707542