About Us

I have always love to help others, which is why I became a massage therapist. I wanted a place the is affordable but also has high standards of practice. Life Back Massage Therapy cares about each and every one of my clients. Life Back wants to make sure the client gets the massage they want that is also safe for them.
Life Back Massage Therapy will focus on therapeutic massage for every day aches and pains, athletes, people that have had a history of cancer, to help regain positive energy, and more. As well as add on services like aromatherapy, sugar scrubs, and muscle therapy.
Life Back Massage Therapy is located at 804 Brookline Blvd., Pittsburgh Pa, 15226 inside Suns of Intanity. There is ... more

Life Back Massage Therapy

804 Brookline Blvd

Pittsburgh , PA 15226 map it

(412) 440-7717

Hours of Operation

M 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
T Closed
W 04:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Th 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.

    The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.

  • It was my first ever massage and Carla took me through the process so I knew exactly what to expect. She gave me options and listened to my feedback throughout the appointment. I had a really good experience and would definitely come back!

    Loved the hot towels! Nice added touch!

  • Seriously the massage was amazing! I left feeling so relaxed! Carla was great!!

    The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain

  • Time spent with Carla before the massage, during the massage and after the massage was a wonderful experience. She knew where to concentrate her efforts for my well- being. Thank you!!

    The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain

  • Carla was very professional and gave a great massage.

    Very professional in every way

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Oncology

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Reiki

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Reflexology

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Hot Stones

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Pregnancy Massage

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Chair Massage

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Walking On A Cloud Series

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Three Massages

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Carla M.

License: PA #MSG006028

78 Verified Reviews

Neuromuscular Cervical Reign

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30min
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Swedish

$30
30min
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60min
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90min
$120
120min

Sports Massage

$60
60min
$90
90min
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Trigger Point

$60
60min
$90
90min
$120
120min
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Deep Tissue

$80
60min
$110
90min
$140
120min
Select

Oncology

$60
60min
$90
90min
Select

Reiki

$60
60min
$90
90min
Select

Reflexology

$30
30min
Select

Hot Stones

$110
90min
$140
120min

Pregnancy Massage

$60
60min
$90
90min
Select

Chair Massage

$15
15min
$20
20min
$30
30min

Eyebrow Waxing

$10
15min
Select

Upper Lip Waxing

$10
15min
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Chin Waxing

$10
15min
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Special Offers

Hot Stone Buy 2 get the 3rd 1/2 Off

$275
90min.
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Walking On A Cloud Series

$30
15min.
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Heavenly Hand Scrub Series

$30
15min.
Select

Three Massages

$165
30min.
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Six Masssages

$300
30min.
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Twelve Massages

$540
30min.
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Swedish- 5 miles or less from office

$120
60min
$190
90min
$260
120min
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Swedish- 5.1 to 10 miles from the office

$150
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Swedish- 10.1 to 15 miles from the office

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by Marie on Jul 07
The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.
by Marie on Jul 07
The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.
by Taia on Jul 03
It was my first ever massage and Carla took me through the process so I knew exactly what to expect. She gave me options and listened to my feedback throughout the appointment. I had a really good experience and would definitely come back!
by Jocelyn on Jul 01
Loved the hot towels! Nice added touch!
by Leanne on Jun 30
Seriously the massage was amazing! I left feeling so relaxed! Carla was great!!
by Anonymous on Jun 29
The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain
by Anonymous on Jun 28
Time spent with Carla before the massage, during the massage and after the massage was a wonderful experience. She knew where to concentrate her efforts for my well- being. Thank you!!
by Anonymous on Jun 27
The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain
by Anonymous on Jun 24
Carla was very professional and gave a great massage.
by Anonymous on Jun 23
Very professional in every way

Average Rating:

4.88 (Based on 78 Reviews)

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by Marie on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.
by Marie on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Aromatherapy with Carla M.
The massage was great. The atmosphere could use a little improvements but overall a great starter salon and very good masseuse.
by Taia on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
It was my first ever massage and Carla took me through the process so I knew exactly what to expect. She gave me options and listened to my feedback throughout the appointment. I had a really good experience and would definitely come back!
by Jocelyn on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Loved the hot towels! Nice added touch!
by Leanne on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Seriously the massage was amazing! I left feeling so relaxed! Carla was great!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Time spent with Carla before the massage, during the massage and after the massage was a wonderful experience. She knew where to concentrate her efforts for my well- being. Thank you!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Aromatherapy with Carla M.
The atmosphere was great and very relaxing. Carla was a great therapist who took her time with me and helped me with my pain
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was very professional and gave a great massage.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Very professional in every way
by Lauren on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Before the massage began, Carla took the time to get to know me and my "likes" and "dislikes". From our conversation, she focused on my problem areas and made me feel comfortable throughout the massage. The table was super comfortable and the space was quiet and cute. I'd definitely recommend seeing Carla and talking through what you're looking for to get the massage experience that's right for you!
by Richard on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I enjoyed the massage. Very professional atmosphere. Carla was also very professional and took the time to find out what spots on the body hurt and needed work. She also recommended doing yoga and other stretching techniques outside of the massage. I would go back in a heart beat. I also would recommend her highly.
by Mary on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I don't treat myself enough. It was wonderful. I need to do this more
by MARIAN on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Hot towels wawa nice touch and Carla had the pressure level just right! !
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was amazing. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome from the first minute. She gave me options as to what muscles ached and would work harder on those problem areas.
by Mary on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Three Massages with Carla M.
Carla pays attention to special needs, very personable and interested in client.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was very friendly and helpful, and the massage she gave me was wonderful!
by Joyce on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Everything was awesome and I felt so much better when I left
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Aromatherapy with Carla M.
Carla was very friendly and helpful, and the massage she gave me was wonderful!
by Diane on Jun 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
It was one of the best massages that my husband and I ever had. Carla is the only one who's ever been able to get the knots out of my back and shoulders. I highly recommend her.
by Mike on May 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was great, she happens to be a very nice person who is a skilled masseuse!
by Justin on May 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I was blown away by how amazing I felt after my time with Carla. The immediate experience was out of this world and still a week later I am feeling great. Very much looking forward to my next visit.
by Daisy on May 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I really enjoyed my experience. The environment was very relaxing and she prepped me ahead of time as to what to expect. And the massage was very soothing!
by Robin on May 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was excellent. I recommend anyone who is considering massage to go to her.
by Daniel on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was awesome. I left there feeling more relaxed than I have in years. I would definitely return when I have the chance
by Yvonne on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was wonderful and really enjoyed my massage. Will be back.
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Everything was good.
by Karina on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Aromatherapy with Carla M.
There were load voices coming from outside the room at times, but overall the experience was amazing!
by Karina on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
There were load voices coming from outside the room at times, but overall the experience was amazing!
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Wonderful experience!
by ANNE on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla's openness and kind energy are as much a part of her massage as the actual strokes. I was a little skeptical about the location (a tanning salon) but her office is calm and quiet.
by Holly on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
The massage room had a very relaxing atmosphere. Carla did a great job of explaining everything to me before, during, and after the massage. She also provided me with many great suggestions for self-care following my visit. I'm really looking forward to my next appointment!!
by Antonio on Apr 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I absolutely love the customer service that I received the massage was phenomenal and I cannot wait to schedule my next one
by Mark on Mar 2017
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Service Received: doTERRA Deep Blue with Carla M.
Carla was very attentive to my request on my area of soreness. Great? massage.
by Mark on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was very attentive to my request on my area of soreness. Great? massage.
by Debra on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Chair Massage with Carla M.
it was great.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Def one of the best back massages I've had in a while! Carla was very professional and did a great job explaining to me what she could do for me after I told her where my troubled spots are.
by Brian on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Hot Stones with Carla M.
Carla is an excellent massage therapist. Her deep tissue massage was very therapeutic - she has the 'touch' to identify knots and to release them. She also has the understanding of where to apply pressure - she doesn't just mash on you - and she can generate a lot of pressure for a little lady (again when requested and where appropriate). She will provide overall wellness advice, without trying to sell you a bunch of special products.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Very Relaxing
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
The most thorough massage ever. Carla is truly a master of the trade who puts maximum effort and focus into every treatment.
by Janet on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
It was a great experience. Enjoyed it. I felt very good afterwards. If you need to feel pampered or want your body to feel great, go for it.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I had to wait and didn't know if she was even there. I was told to sit in the purple chairs and that was it. It would be nice if there was a little sign that said I'm in a session and will be with you shortly or something
by Jon on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
The whole experiences was great. I can't wait for my next message
by Brian on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Felt like a million bucks afterwards.!!!
by Cheri on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Everything was great
by Kelli on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was wonderful. She catered the massage according to my needs. I definitely recommend her.
by Cynthia on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla have a great custom massage! I would definitely consider going back!
by Lucy on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I like the fact that Carla concentrated the massage where I was needing it the most. I look forward to going back!
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I have had many massages. Carla asked all the right questions. There were no surprises. She thoughtfully informed me throughout the massage. Space could be improved, but not offensive. I will be back.
by LeRoy on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Great massage!

Business response:

Oh thank you so much. I am always glad to hear that I was able to help people relax and that the massage was what they wanted. Thank you for your review.

by jerry on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
First Carla is very informative and professional in every way. Clearly she is immersed in her practice and we the clients enjoy the most benefits from her knowledge. Will be back on a regular bases. Thanks Carla,

Business response:

Thank you for the review. I do strive to learn as much as I can and use it in my practice. Knowledge is power. 2017 will be even better!

by (Elizabeth) Cathy on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Hot Stones with Carla M.
This was a GREAT hot stone massage. Therapist was very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend having a massage with Carla and you won't be disappointed!

Business response:

It is always nice to know when a client likes a certain modality. Next time maybe try a different modality so you can experience other great services. Thank you for your review.

by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
One of the best massages I have ever received. After talking with Carla she knew exactly how to work my problem areas and I feel great still a week later.

Business response:

I am so glad to hear that you still feel good! Hope to see you soon. Than you for the review.

by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Will be back!

Business response:

Thank you for your review and I am glad to hear that you will be back. I noticed that the ambiance was given a 3 star, I would like to let you know that at the end of the month we are closing in the space and getting a fan that will make some white noise to make any noise from Suns of Intanity even less. As well we are going to be making the ceiling prettier!

by Anonymous on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla listened to me and adjusted her approach based on my information. Her touch was just terrific and I felt better right away.

Business response:

I hope that everyone feels that I give the attention to their needs. It is important to listen to each guest and make sure that each massage is safe for each guest. I am glad to have helped and I look forward to helping you with your massage needs in the future.

by Carol on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Great Massage and Carla was very professional. I made another appointment before I left.

Business response:

Carol, thank you for trying Life Back and I can not wait to help guild you into your relaxation during your next massage!

by Anonymous on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
It was a wonderful experience!

Business response:

Thank you and I hope that you are able to come in soon for another massage.

by Magan on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Loved everything about the massage! The place was very professional, clean, & had relaxing heated towels and heated table covers. Which makes getting a massage in cold weather that much more relaxing. Carla was fantastic!!

Business response:

Thank you fore your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed everything.

by Anonymous on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was very nice and did a great job with the massage. Would definitely go again!

Business response:

Thank you and hope to see you soon.

by Anna on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Oncology with Carla M.
Carla was very knowledgeable and very professional. I enjoyed my massage I thought it could have had more pressure but I should have spoken up but I was not asked if the pressure was suitable. I love her choice of decorations in the treatment area. It did bother me when I was laying on the table and noticed the paint on the duct work/ceiling was peeling, especially because the building is old and I worry about asbestos and lead. It took away from the ambiance a bit and as a cancer survivor those rings are a concern for me. Also it was a bit noisy there was a photo shoot outside of the treatment areas. These are just critiques for you going forward. I really did enjoy my massage and Carla was very sweet. I would come back and I would recommend the service.

Business response:

I have talked to the owner of Suns of Intanity about your concerns. We are as of the new year going to be working on sound proofing the room. As far as the asbestos and chipping paint concern, I have been told that the inspection five years ago showed no asbestos and we are going to be fixing the paint/ ceiling. Thank you for all of your advice and hope you like what we have in the plans!

by Diane on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Attentive & skilled! I came in a totally stressed mess and after being pampered, I left relaxed in mind and body. Looking forward to my next appointment!

Business response:

I am so glad to hear that you felt better. I try to do my very best during every massage.

by Shawna on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stones with Carla M.
The therapist wan very kind and attentive. I did enjoy the calming feeling of the hot stones. I feel my back troubles respond better to deep tissue. I would definitely suggest this therapy to anyone.
by Susan on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stones with Carla M.
I loved it I will be back. The room was small but everything else made up for that

Business response:

I am glad to hear that you will be back. And as we grow hopefully so will the space, in the future!

by Amanda on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Did such an amazing job finding really tight areas and making sure she massaged them well. She was also so nice and down to earth!

Business response:

I am so glad that I could help you to feel better and get focus work on the areas that you needed.

by Kelly on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla did a great job. She was very informative about essential oils and gave me great massage. It was very stress relieving.

Business response:

Thank you for your review! Hope to help you in the future with all your massage and essential oil needs!

by Maurica on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla is a miracle worker!!

Business response:

Thank you for those kind words. I just try to give the type of massage that I would expect and like.

by Denise on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
This was my first massage and I am extremely happy with my decision to go to Life Back Massage and have Carla as the therapist. It was awesome and professional. Carla did everything she could to make sure I was comfortable since this was my first massage and she did everything to make sure it was the best massage I could receive. I will definitely be a regular!
by Denise on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Aromatherapy with Carla M.
This was my first massage and I am extremely happy with my decision to go to Life Back Massage and have Carla as the therapist. It was awesome and professional. Carla did everything she could to make sure I was comfortable since this was my first massage and she did everything to make sure it was the best massage I could receive. I will definitely be a regular!

Business response:

I am so glad that I was able to help you feel better. Using DoTERRA Aromatherapy helps relax the mind and body. See you at your next appointment.

by Victoria on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla is awesome. She made me feel so comfortable and made the experience a good one.

Business response:

It made me happy that you won the massage from supporting such a great cause close to my heart, thank you for that. I am glad that you felt comfortable during your first massage.

by Samantha on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Reiki with Carla M.
Very relaxing and healing. Carla did a wonderful job. Talking with her after about the session was nice too. I suffer from nerve pain so massage isn't always the greatest thing for me. But reiki is very calm and soothing. I will definitely be back for more sessions. Thanks Carla!!

Business response:

I am so happy that we have found something that can give you at least a little bit of comfort. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to make your future appointments better.

by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla did a fantastic job. It feels like a year of tension is gone!

Business response:

Thank you for your nice review. I am glad I was able to help you find relaxation.

by Sharon on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
I went in with neck pain and left there feeling amazing .I loved that Carla used Hot towels and peppermint oil to enhance the experience . Thank you so much for helping me feel better .

Business response:

I am always glad to here that I help someone feel better. It is my way of making the world a better place. Thank you.

by Rose on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla gives a great massage. She addressed my situation and made suggests for my next massage. I felt like I was floating on a cloud for days!

Business response:

Thank you for your review. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to make your visit with Life Back Massage Therapy better in the future.

by Dana on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla is the most caring, concerned, professional therapist I have ever encountered. I deal with several health issues and she was understanding of them all, and made the experience very comfortable and relaxing. In addition she has shared her knowledge of Doterra Oils, which I have added to my daily routine! Thank you Carla!

Business response:

I am very glad that both massage from Life Back and d?TERRA essential oils have help you to feel better. Please continue to use both resources to continue your health and wellness journey.

by dale on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla is a very relaxing presence and a consummate professional.

Business response:

Thank you for your review. I appreciate you taking time to do so.

by Anonymous on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Chair Massage with Carla M.
Carla is an extremely professional and skilled massage therapist. She took her time targeting areas that needed additional work. I left my appointment feeling relaxed and refreshed. I highly recommend getting a massage from Carla. I will be booking another shortly.

Business response:

I am glad that I was able to help ease your problem areas. Thank you for taking your time to write your review.

by Bill on May 2016
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Service Received: Chair Massage with Carla M.
My back and shoulders felt so much better after having the massage.

Business response:

Even a quick chair massage can help put a bounce back in our step! Just think what an hour or more can do. Thank you for leaving your review.

by Kandace on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Swedish with Carla M.
Carla was absolutely amazing. She was so professional and made me feel so comfortable during the entire experience. She addressed all of my problem areas and I left feeling so relaxed and peaceful. The room was well-organized and very clean. Would definitely recommend her to all of my friends and family!

Business response:

Thank you for the kind words in your review.

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Life Back Massage Therapy

804 Brookline Blvd

Pittsburgh , PA 15226 map it

(412) 440-7717
  • Life Back Massage Therapy

  • 804 Brookline Blvd
  • Pittsburgh , PA 15226
  • (412) 440-7717