About Us

    Direct Effect, LLC is owned and operated by Jonathan Hardwicke LMT, CES, PES, NASM-CPT. Jonathan is a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer and World Champion Martial Artist. He specializes in Postural Correction and Intuitive work for the Mind, Body & Soul. His unique understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and intuitive energy practice allows him to view and understand the body from both a functional and energetic perspective.

What makes his approach so different from others?

   The intuitive component of his work brings a deeper level of healing to the table. He is able to recognize dysfunctional movement and compensation patterns in the body and uniquely pinpoint problem areas. His ability to work to the deepest layers of the body without extreme discomfort and unnecessa... more

Direct Effect, LLC

991 South Main St

Plantsville , CT 06479 map it

(203) 910-0832

License: #9558

Hours of Operation

M 09:45 AM - 07:45 PM
T 09:45 AM - 06:30 PM
W 09:45 AM - 07:45 PM
Th 09:45 AM - 03:45 PM
F 09:45 AM - 07:45 PM
Sa 09:45 AM - 01:15 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • love this company and their services!

    Very happy with knowledge and skills. Very personable and helpful.

  • Possibly the most knowledgeable massage therapist I've ever had.

    i had injured my lower back from doing tree work and was in a lot of pain.I wasn’t able to go to the gym or do work around my house with my back pain. After just 1 appointment for a deep tissue massage with Jonathan my lower back is feeling significantly better.Jonathan was able to pinpoint the muscles that were giving problems and he was very professional. I highly recommend Jonathan and I will schedule another appointment in the near future.

  • Relaxing environment. Very informative. I love that time was taken to help me understand what is happening with my body.

    Exemplary technique and knowledge

  • Jonathan was great. He knows what he's doing!

    Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and offered an amazing and professional session. I look forward to returning for my next session.

  • I wish I could give more stars. This session was for my very active son who was experiencing random but constant aches (knees back, calves, etc). I learned more in that hour than I did in 4 years of high school science. Jon is patient, professional and beyond knowledgeable. He explained everything he was doing, and the reasons why had been feeling each and every pain. So many "aha has" moments. I learned more about the human body in an hour than I did in 4 years of high school. Not only does my kid phscyically feel better but mentally he validaded his ligitmate pains and gave me tremendous piece of mind.......I CANT WAIT for my appointment!

    Jon was extremely professional. He took the time to explain in depth the what, why and how of the appointment using digital visual aids. I felt wonderful when I left. I have already booked my next visit!

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Jonathan H.

License: CT #9558

44 Verified Reviews

Myofascial Release

$45
30min
$80
60min
$110
90min

Sports Massage

$45
30min
$80
60min
$110
90min
Select

Personal Training

$35
30min
$65
60min

Corrective Therapy

$80
60min
Select

Reiki

$65
60min
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$663
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60 Min - Personal Training (24 sessions)

$1248
60min.
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60 Min - Personal Training (8 Sessions)

$468
60min.
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60 Min - Personal Training (36 Sessions)

$1755
60min.
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60 Min - Myofascial Release (5 Sessions)

$340
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by Anonymous on Jan 12
Very happy with knowledge and skills. Very personable and helpful.
by Jeff on Jan 09
Possibly the most knowledgeable massage therapist I've ever had.
by Eric on Jan 03
i had injured my lower back from doing tree work and was in a lot of pain.I wasn’t able to go to the gym or do work around my house with my back pain. After just 1 appointment for a deep tissue massage with Jonathan my lower back is feeling significantly better.Jonathan was able to pinpoint the muscles that were giving problems and he was very professional. I highly recommend Jonathan and I will schedule another appointment in the near future.
by Evelyn on Dec 18
Relaxing environment. Very informative. I love that time was taken to help me understand what is happening with my body.
by Lucien on Dec 06
Exemplary technique and knowledge
by Kelly Gerace on Nov 21
Jonathan was great. He knows what he's doing!
by Jennifer on Oct 13
Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and offered an amazing and professional session. I look forward to returning for my next session.
by Anonymous on Oct 12
I wish I could give more stars. This session was for my very active son who was experiencing random but constant aches (knees back, calves, etc). I learned more in that hour than I did in 4 years of high school science. Jon is patient, professional and beyond knowledgeable. He explained everything he was doing, and the reasons why had been feeling each and every pain. So many "aha has" moments. I learned more about the human body in an hour than I did in 4 years of high school. Not only does my kid phscyically feel better but mentally he validaded his ligitmate pains and gave me tremendous piece of mind.......I CANT WAIT for my appointment!
by Anonymous on Oct 05
Jon was extremely professional. He took the time to explain in depth the what, why and how of the appointment using digital visual aids. I felt wonderful when I left. I have already booked my next visit!
by Tiffany on Oct 04
I’ve been going to Jon for over 3 years and he has completely helped me on targeting areas of pain and tightness to new levels. My strength and mobility has improved and I trust that any physical issue I may have he can address!

Average Rating:

4.96 (Based on 45 Reviews)

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by Roy on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: Reiki with Fiona H.
love this company and their services!
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Jonathan H.
Very happy with knowledge and skills. Very personable and helpful.
by Jeff on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Jonathan H.
Possibly the most knowledgeable massage therapist I've ever had.
by Eric on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
i had injured my lower back from doing tree work and was in a lot of pain.I wasn’t able to go to the gym or do work around my house with my back pain. After just 1 appointment for a deep tissue massage with Jonathan my lower back is feeling significantly better.Jonathan was able to pinpoint the muscles that were giving problems and he was very professional. I highly recommend Jonathan and I will schedule another appointment in the near future.
by Evelyn on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Relaxing environment. Very informative. I love that time was taken to help me understand what is happening with my body.
by Lucien on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Exemplary technique and knowledge
by Kelly Gerace on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan was great. He knows what he's doing!
by Jennifer on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and offered an amazing and professional session. I look forward to returning for my next session.
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I wish I could give more stars. This session was for my very active son who was experiencing random but constant aches (knees back, calves, etc). I learned more in that hour than I did in 4 years of high school science. Jon is patient, professional and beyond knowledgeable. He explained everything he was doing, and the reasons why had been feeling each and every pain. So many "aha has" moments. I learned more about the human body in an hour than I did in 4 years of high school. Not only does my kid phscyically feel better but mentally he validaded his ligitmate pains and gave me tremendous piece of mind.......I CANT WAIT for my appointment!
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jon was extremely professional. He took the time to explain in depth the what, why and how of the appointment using digital visual aids. I felt wonderful when I left. I have already booked my next visit!
by Tiffany on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I’ve been going to Jon for over 3 years and he has completely helped me on targeting areas of pain and tightness to new levels. My strength and mobility has improved and I trust that any physical issue I may have he can address!
by Bob on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Very much appreciate the first visit experience.
by Richard on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
My massage with John at Direct Effect was excellent all around. I was extremely impressed afterwards with the brief consultation and explanation of the problem areas that were causing my pain and discomfort. Look forward to my next appointment.
by Cory on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is a skilled and knowledgeable professional! The way he instinctually targeted the key areas that needed the most release was impressive. By providing the physiological education afterwards, I was able to fully understand why I have the limitations in my shoulder right now. I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone suffering with muscle tightness and joint pain! Looking forward to my next treatment!
by Al on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
What a great experience for my first time getting a massage. Jon first discussed how the muscles work, with the aid of computerized pictures, then worked in my problem area and followed by a complete massage. It was exceptional!!
by Sue on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Don't hesitate to book an appointment with Jonathan. He has an innate ability to decipher the root cause of your issue and works to release the knots and tension, allowing for more freedom of movement.
by Dennis on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Knew exactly how to treat my symptoms.
by Daniele on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is a dedicated professional. His knowledge and training make him one of the best in his area. Definitely recommend!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I felt very comfortable with the atmosphere. Jonathan is knowledgeable, patient and kind. He has help me understand so much more regarding my particular circumstance and I have made progress quickly.
by Emily on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I was utterly impressed with his knowledge. I am a runner that hasn't been able to run long distances, I left him and ran twice as far as I have been. I thoroughly appreciated that after he worked on my knee he sat down and went over what was causing my pain. Hands down the best experience I have had.
by Ismael on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
100% pleased! Thank you
by Don on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jon seems very skilled and helped alleviate my neck pain
by Toni on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Min - Personal Training (8 Sessions) with Jonathan H.
You Rock sir!
by Tom on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
time goes too quick
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
The experience was amazing. So calm and soothing.
by Brooke on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jon is extremely knowledgeable and so welcoming. He is calm and thoughtful in his practice and I enjoy seeing him regualry!
by Lisa on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan does amazing job of making me feel relaxed yet truly working deeply to help release the tension in my muscles
by Victoria on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is amazing at what he does!!!
by Thomas on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is great; I literally felt like I had "fresh legs" on my long run the next day. He is professional and very skilled.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I enjoyed my massage with Jonathan. Everything was perfect!!! I will be sharing my experience with all my friends hoping they will begin going to him too.
by Sue on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60 Min - Personal Training (24 sessions) with Jonathan H.
Jonathan is always aware of function of body during exercises and is aware when you're "off" and knows how to correct to get optimal results
by Kathryn on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Johnathan focused on trigger points in my neck and shoulders which is what I need to compliment my chiropractic treatment. Will bring my own music next time as it does not distract me from the massage. The massage experience was powerful and transforming.
by Charlie on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I like how you explain what you are doing and why. After you pin pointed the issue with my neck and got me pain free in 2 visits, I knew right away who I was calling for my back muscle strain. For almost a year I had pain in my neck, a real one. I went to chiropractors and a physical therapist and they did the typical hook me up to machines and put heat on me. After alot of money and time still had the pain. Thanks Jonathon for discovering the problem and restoring my body back to heath and pain free.
by Andrew on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage with Jonathan H.
Great experience. Felt so much better afterward. Definitely going back again.
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
I felt so much better after the appointment. My hair and stance were substantially improved. Would highly recommend.
by Tiffany on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jon is super professional and gifted with the knowledge of targeting areas of concern and aiding in relief of pain. He's helped my posture improve and with consistent visits I've been able to regain movement in areas that I've been restricted with for years. Would highly recommend him to anyone!
by Maxwell on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan was great! He was able to fix areas that have been bothering me for years. He's very knowledgeable and great at breaking things down so I know what's going on. I highly recommend him!
by Natalie on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
What an amazing experience that was as therapeutic as it was relaxing ???????? I think next time I will need to book a longer session so there is more opportunity to focus on more problem areas.
by Traci on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan if very knowledgeable and was able to help with a headache that had been going on for over a month.
by Hector on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Great massage therapist!!
by Marissa on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
John knew actually what he was doing and did what was best for my back. I will go back for another massage.
by Matthew on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Great trigger point work. Jonathan was very knowledgeable and professional. Overall great experience!
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jonathan's knowledge and understanding of the human body is superior to any other therapist I've worked...and being a massage therapist myself and an anatomy teacher, I've worked with plenty! The execution of his techniques is flawless. Along with his knowledge and expert skill set, Jonathan also brings to the table a highly developed intuition, compassion, intention and a quality of touch that heals not only the body, but also the mind and spirit. Truly an amazing experience.
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Very professional. Able to modify technique and positioning to maximize comfort during pregnancy.
by Sherri on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Myofascial Release with Jonathan H.
Jon was very calming to my nervousness! He is very educated, answered and explained all my questions. I would highly recommend him it my friends and family!!!

Direct Effect, LLC

991 South Main St

Plantsville , CT 06479 map it

Phone: (203) 910-0832

License: #9558