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License

  • Massage, OR #19846

Education

  • University of Western State

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Medical Massage
  • Other
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage

Gary Szolnoki

It gives me so much joy to see people out of pain!

Ten years ago I was involved in a motor vehicle accident. My chiropractor recommended massage. I was so impressed with my recovery and how it helped my running and cross country skiing pursuits I had to become a practitioner. The question was when. When the economy sank and jobs dried up in the IT Industry I decided to take the plunge and enrolled at the University of Western States, attaining my certificate in June of 2013. I have worked in several chiropractic clinics since perfecti... more

Where I Work

Four Seasons Massage and Fitness  
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18000 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97224 Map it

Licenses

Massage, OR # 19846

 

Education

2013
University of Western State
Medical Massage

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Structural Integated Play
Experience working with restricted range of motion with breathwork and resistive motion enabling more work to be done in less time.
Kinesio Taping
Athletic taping that reduces pain, decreases swelling, and speeds up healing.
Gua Sha
Based on the therapeutic scraping technique that removes waste products from soft tissue. A composite tool is used on soft tissue in specific directions to break down scar tissue so healing takes place in a more therapeutic manner.

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(49 Reviews)

Lissa W.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min Swedish/Sports Massage
4
I particularly appreciated Gary's attention to my arthritic thumb, and his suggestion to use his salve and kinetic tape on it, which has helped!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Steele M.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min Swedish/Sports Massage
5
I was my first visit with Gary. I was impressed and ready for my next visit.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic/ Sports Massage
4
This was my first visit. I think Gary is knowledgeable and intuitive; I trust him. I have multiple issues to be addressed and plan on returning. Thanks.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
ELIZABETH G.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation / Deep tissue / Therapeutic Sports Massage
5
Gary really knows his stuff! He is a pro at working out scar tissue, and in general gives a fantastic massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pam C.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
Really helped work out the kinks in my neck!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Andrew S.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
Verrry satisfied.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ipo C.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
4
Liked the massage, Gary has strong hands and he made me feel relaxed.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
Given my longstanding back issues, Gary did an amazing job. With his strong knowledge and skill set, he approached my back with sensitivity and care. I liked the way he checked in with me to see how I was doing. He used a ariety of techniqes: the taping at the end was the icing on the cake. A day later, my back is feeling much better.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation / Deep Tissue / Therapeutic Massage
5
got the job done and helped relieve my pain and provided me with realistic expectations of my recovery
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Paul S.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation / Deep tissue / Therapeutic Massage
4
He is the first masseuse to be able to stop symptoms of my restless leg syndrome via massage and movement of my legs, hip joint. Not permanent, but the immediate effect was great. If you wnat both sides covered, state that. Be specific as to amount of pressure desired.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation / Deep tissue / Therapeutic Massage
5
Gary listened to my requests and focused on the areas of most pain.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
David R.
May 2016
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Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
The pain returned that was relieved during the massage. It was worth the time spent .
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
Gary was excellent.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
heath r.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
5 90 minute massages 20% ($84 dollar) savings
5
Very pleased with both massages I have received from Gary. Eliminates all my back pain and is very respectful of your privacy/ needs.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Arthur B.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Relaxation/ Deep Tissue/ Therapeutic Massage
5
Gary is an excellent massage therapist, and was great about respecting my comfort level in regard to pressures and techniques. He has tremendously helped my lower back tension and I intend to continue going to him to continue the progress.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Brett F.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
4 60 minute 20% ($56 dollar) savings
5
Through a mixture of treatments, Gary helped solve my lower back pain that I had been battling with for 3 months. I am extremely thankful for his help.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Diane E.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
30 min medical massage
4
Gary knows how to address my sore & painful areas. He is very professional and explains well what he is going to do and why. I always feel better after.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Cassie S.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
I really appreciated the addition of the resistance (I'm not sure what the technical name is!), versus a typical, traditional massage. I feel like Gary helped me make a huge leap in relieving the muscle tension that was pulling my back out of place.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Linda B.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Gary is excellent and I enjoyed the massage. Will certainly recommend him to others.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kevin D.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
As far as the Ambiance Gary could do this in a cave and do a proper job. This is only the day after my appointment and I am on the mend. If you are thinking about it, do it, you wont be sorry
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
The massage was great!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Massage was good, it would have been nice to have scented oil available.
Skill
3.0
Friendliness
3.0
Debi L.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Would liked to have had some work done laying on my back instead of all on my stomach. Deep tissue was great. A chair and a mirror in the room would be helpful. Felt very relaxed after the massage.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
3.0
David M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Gary did a deep tissue massage and spent quality time making sure he understood the areas that needed attention. Thanks for an excellent experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pat M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
4 60 minute 20% ($56 dollar) savings
4
available on 3 day notice
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Helped get the knots out of my muscles
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Lulu D.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
One of the best massages I've ever had! Gary found and treated trigger points, relaxed tight muscles and relieved areas of pain. Highly recommend him!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
He did a fantastic job working on my trigger points!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Vicki M.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Gary contacted me quickly and was available at a convenient time. His experience as a runner helped me choose him, and it paid off. He was attentive and interested in providing a good experience.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Kelly A.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Very good experience, I appreciated it.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Very relaxing, got the knots out.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
It really felt like Gary was on a mission to relieve me of my pain, which was fantastic. He was very informative, checked in with me frequently enough, but still gave me space to relax. He made it easy to give him feedback -- not that he needed any help! He honed in very quickly on all my trouble spots on his own. I really appreciated the collaborative experience. It's not your typical spa massage but it's one that actually leaves you feeling better.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tracy V.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Amazing massage!! Gary was very accommodating and professional. I would definitely return.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
A very nice guy with a great personality and good hands. The massage was wonderful and I felt much better after a good nights sleep. Would us again.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Julie D.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
I usually don't go to men but he was great. Very knowledgable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
4
Really wonderful massage in an environment conducive to total relaxation. Gary is very professional and friendly. I recommend his services!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Awesome massage..feel great day after!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Did a great job of finding my sore areas
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Great massage, professional and very relaxing. I look forward to returning. Thank you, Gary
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Doug M.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Gary went well above my expectations and provided excellent care. I would recommend him to anyone in my home and work families.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Elizabeth S.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
4 90 minute massages 20% ($84 dollar) savings
5
Felt better immediately
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jessica B.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
I got a deal on Groupon for a 90-minute deep tissue and medical massage with Gary Szolnoki. Boy, was it a good idea! It's been a little over 24 hours since my massage and I still feel fantastic! Gary was very professional, knowledgeable, and kind. It was an interactive massage with deep breathing, which I like. I received a full-body massage. Gary loosened the knots in my neck, shoulders, and upper back as that is where all my tension ends up. I felt so much lighter and happier afterwards. The thing that was most amazing, however, was the fact that I didn't have to take a nap that day! I had my massage at 10:00am and stayed up all day with abundant energy and I slept through the night when I finally did go to sleep. Office was clean and well-lit. There is also on-site parking so you don't have to deal with street or metered parking. It's my lunchtime right now at work. While I would usually be crawling into my car to take a nap, I am up writing this review. I don't even feel like I need to take a nap. No drowsiness whatsoever. I still feel energetic and tension-free. Thank you, Gary!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Greg B.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
1 90 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Did great job. Not sure afterwards. Waiting for another day to see if more work needs to be done.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tim G.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
30 min medical massage
5
Gary's office is very calming, Once you walk in the door there is a transformation of peace. He takes pride in the massage room and the relaxation it brings. I had some pretty bad knots in my shoulders that Gary was able to use hands, forearms, and elbows to help release the tension. Gary also uses pressure points to help alleviate the knots. I left feeling much better. I would highly recommend Gary to anyone that is having back pain or just wants to relax.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sharon S.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
I very much liked Gary's soothing voice, his touch and explanation before he did anything new. He has a wonderful intuitive knowing about how to approach my body and always checking in to see how I am doing. Great care and respect for the individual!! Sharon
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Andrew S.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
A total relaxing experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Nancy G.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
I liked the way the therapist did the deep muscle-I knew I had back problems and my neck also. He seemed to address everything and was very professional about the session. I would recommend him to others.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 min relaxation/deep tissue/medical massage
5
Gary really knows what he is doing. I would recommend him to anyone.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Diane E.
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
One hour relaxation or deep tissue massage session
4
Gary knew just what to do to help calm down my sciatic pain and other associated soreness. He is very professional and made me feel very comfortable. I will go back again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0