About Us

At A Hard Knot Life we understand that no two people are the same and neither should their massages. Every person is different and so are their stressors. We customize every massage to fit your needs each and every visit.

A Hard Knot Life

414 S. Main Street

203

Rochester , MI 48307 map it

(248) 835-4806

License: #7501003363

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
W 10:00 AM - 07:30 PM
Th 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
F 09:00 AM - 07:30 PM
Sa 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Alyse does a fantastic job finding all of my knots and working them out. She is the best!

    Alyse is awesome!!

  • Great

    Great massage!

  • Professional Felt safe and so clean Followed new protocol plus Amazing

    Very comfortable atmosphere.

  • She does awesome work, Very relaxing!

    Alyse is a true professional of the highest caliber. Her space and skill is far beyond what you would normally expect from getting a message. If your looking for the best, look no further!!!

  • I really liked Alyse's demeanor and attitude. The massage was great! - Eliette

    Alyse has wonderful knowledge of massage and she is quite personable. It was a great experience and I would recommend her for anyone who wants a thorough massage.

New Client Massage

$50
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1 HR

$65
60min
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1.25 HR

$80
75min
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1.5 HR

$95
90min
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Prenatal Massage

$75
60min
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30 min Focus Massage

$40
30min
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5 - 60 Minute Massages

$275
60min
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10 - 60 Minute Massages

$500
60min
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Corporate Chair Massage

$75
15min
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Alyse L.

License: MI #7501003363

107 Verified Reviews

New Client Massage

$50
60min
Select

1 HR

$65
60min
Select

1.25 HR

$80
75min
Select

1.5 HR

$95
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$75
60min
Select

30 min Focus Massage

$40
30min
Select

5 - 60 Minute Massages

$275
60min
Select

10 - 60 Minute Massages

$500
60min
Select

Corporate Chair Massage

$75
15min
Select
by Julie on Oct 07
Alyse does a fantastic job finding all of my knots and working them out. She is the best!
by Anonymous on Sep 26
Great massage. COVID clean!
by Anonymous on Sep 18
Great
by Mary on Sep 18
Very professional!
by Pam on Sep 04
Amazing
by Anonymous on Aug 31
Friendly,, courteous, professional and skilled in her trade.
by Jackie on Aug 14
Super!
by Ian on Aug 12
Alyse is a true professional of the highest caliber. Her space and skill is far beyond what you would normally expect from getting a message. If your looking for the best, look no further!!!
by Anonymous on Aug 12
I really liked Alyse's demeanor and attitude. The massage was great! - Eliette
by Anonymous on Aug 11
Great knowledge of massage! A positive experience for sure.

Average Rating:

4.99 (Based on 107 Reviews)

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by Julie on Oct 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse does a fantastic job finding all of my knots and working them out. She is the best!
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is awesome!!
by Anonymous on Sep 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Great
by Mary on Sep 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great massage!
by Pam on Sep 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Professional Felt safe and so clean Followed new protocol plus Amazing
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Very comfortable atmosphere.
by Jackie on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
She does awesome work, Very relaxing!
by Ian on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse is a true professional of the highest caliber. Her space and skill is far beyond what you would normally expect from getting a message. If your looking for the best, look no further!!!
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
I really liked Alyse's demeanor and attitude. The massage was great! - Eliette
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse has wonderful knowledge of massage and she is quite personable. It was a great experience and I would recommend her for anyone who wants a thorough massage.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 10 - 60 Minute Massages with Alyse L.
Music is awesome. Ambience is relaxing. Alyse is wonderful and I tell everyone to go see her!!!!
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Extremely knowledgeable therapist. Application was spot on for my issues and focus areas. Much pain relief and comfort.
by Anonymous on Jul 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
As soon as I walked in I felt calm. Alyse emits sunshine and positivity!
by Alexander on Jul 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Attentiveness to my need.
by Viola on Mar 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the massage room. Calm soothing comfortable
by Anonymous on Mar 2020
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Service Received: 1.25 HR with Alyse L.
A+++++ FOR RELAXATION, TARGETED THERAPY, AND CLEANLINESS! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
by Jeremy on Mar 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse was great. She was welcoming , the environment was comfortable. The massage itself was hand down the best I've received.
by Nancy on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
It was a Great experience! Yay!
by Kristen on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Incredible!!!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great knowledge and experience, very nice personality.
by Audrey on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is very professional and the atmosphere creates a very relaxing and inviting ambience. She is extremely well educated, experienced, and knowledgable about massage therapy and the human body in general. It was as much of a relaxing and therapeutic as an educational experience about the human body and what we should or could be doing to heal ourselves from our fast pace and stressful lives, as well as training to become physically fit for the next race or body competition. I highly recommend Alyse for all of these needs.
by Chelsea on Feb 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
The absolute best massage I’ve ever had! ??
by Shary on Jan 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Very relaxing!!
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
she is really good, i had many before, but she is so good
by Tracy on Jan 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
??????Alyse!
by Tonya on Jan 2020
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
by Lorrie on Dec 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Professional and comforting
by Ruth on Dec 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse, you listened to what I needed and you delivered, thank you, Ruth
by Judi on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is a very skilled and empathetic masseuse!
by Ursula on Dec 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Everything was great. Alyse is a very nice and warm hearted person. I felt very welcome and at home immediately. Thank you for making my stay in Rochester feel like a second home. Looking forward to my next visit while I'm here for work
by Michael on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 1.25 HR with Alyse L.
A tremendous all-around massage experience!
by Lisa on Dec 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is an excellent massage therapist. I highly recommend her.
by Melinda on Nov 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Slept with no pain ????
by Karmin on Oct 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
It was my first massage ever, and Alyse made me feel comfortable and relaxed, my injured shoulder already has more mobility and less pain, thanks to Alyse
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Thanks! Keep up the great work!
by Andrea on Sep 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is incredibly talented. I schedule regular massages with her to help with my chronic migraines and head/neck tension. Her studio is warm and inviting. I highly recommend her and am thankful I found her years ago.
by Ann Marie on Sep 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Aylese is amazing! She does a great job! She doesn't do fluff massages and if gets to the bottom of any pain you might have.
by Julie on Sep 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse did a great job understanding just what I was looking for and what I needed.
by Pete on Sep 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Nice lady and good technique. Warm and thought-full. Clean and welcoming. I will be back
by Renee on Sep 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
I enjoyed my 90 minute massage! It was relaxing and eliminated a good part of my sciatica pain! I will definitely schedule another appointment with Alyse!
by Kevin on Aug 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is the BEST!
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Thank you so much for the great massage!!
by Kim on Aug 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
I loved everything!
by Jim on Aug 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Very professional. Results are exceptional.Highly recommended.
by Barbara on Aug 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
I came in to see Alyse for a stiff neck and shoulders that was causing sever migraines. She asked me questions, listened intently and helped me tremendously. As of today I can turn my head and have not had a migraine in days which has not been the case in a very long time!!
by Jackie on Aug 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is the best. She is very calming and gets all the knots out. Leave me feeling refreshed!
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse was great and knows what she is doing!
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Loved it thank you!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
It was great. I still need a lot of work on my trigger points but I'm looking forward to coming back for my next appointment(s).
by Alison on Jun 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse did a wonderful job. This was hands down the best massage I have ever had!
by Charleen on Jun 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Loved it!
by Diane on Jun 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Out of this world.
by Brenda on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
She's wonderful. If you or want deep tissue massage therapist, Alyse is the one for you.
by Dina on May 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Great massage. Very relaxing!
by Eric on May 2019
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Service Received: 1.25 HR with Alyse L.
I would refer Alyse to my family, friends and coworkers! She is professional, and has a calming presence; which is important to high strung personalities like mine. Based on her personal experience with a loved one, her profession is more of a personal mission than a paycheck. Her motivation comes from a passion to help others, and a drive to genuinely improve the lives of her clients. I am happy to have her as my massage therapist!
by Erica on May 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
It was a great experience, Alyse did such a thorough job addressing all my problem areas. She was friendly, professional, and attentive. I have already booked a second appointment and one for my daughter!
by Ray on May 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Professional, start to finish. Nice ambiance. Really therapeutic. Great for would be athletes.
by Terrence on May 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Highly Skilled, after 1st treatment, have movement in shoulder not had in months, almost pain free.
by Mary on May 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Great job
by Marsha on May 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is amazing! What a truly relaxing and positive environment. Can't wait until my next appointment!
by Pam on Apr 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Relaxing atmosphere and good massage. Addressed problem area well. Thanks for your kindness and help.
by Anonymous on Apr 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great ambiance and very professional.
by Mike on Apr 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great experience, she was able to loosen up all my back muscles after I broke my spine. I highly recommend.
by Craig on Apr 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse listened carefully, and customized the massage to my specific areas of pain. It was a very positive experience in the hands of a real professional!
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Excellent massage - she listened and addressed my concerns.
by Amy on Mar 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
On top of having a fabulous massage, it smells great she has awesome music playing its very relaxing and a good energy. Thank you Alyse and your magic hands
by Anonymous on Mar 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse is absolutely amazing! She made me feel very welcome when I came in and made sure everything was how I wanted it! Will be going back to her all the time!
by Lindon on Mar 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
My massage from Alyse was the best I've ever had. I've had a different masseuse every time I went to get a massage in search of one who really knows what they are doing. I have finally found one. The environment is great also, good music and feels like home. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
by Tom on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Thanks. Feel great!!
by Heather on Mar 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Loved the atmosphere of this space and Alyse was wonderful...can't wait until my next appointment.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Very relaxing and hit spots I didn’t even know needed massaging. Highly recommend
by Grace on Feb 2019
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Service Received: 1.5 HR with Alyse L.
Stellar from start to finish. Alyse is excellent! Looking forward to coming back!
by Frank on Feb 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Excellent experience at A Hard Knot Life. Grateful for the referral from Phil Hellman!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse was amazing. I have been searching for a new massage therapist since mine previous one moved and I have definitely found what I’m looking for at A Hard Knot Life
by Nancy on Feb 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
What’s not to like? The whole experience was amazing. If you’re looking for a great massage therapist Alyse is the best!
by Cassandra on Jan 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Absolutely loved my massage session with Alyse. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and genuinely cares and tries to help create a healthier body for her clients. I will definitely be back, and have already recommended her to my clients. Thank you, Alyse!
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Fantastic massage, helped work out thigh muscle tightness and plantar fasciitis problems. Great atmosphere, looking forward to my next massage
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
My experience was awesome! Very relaxing space and the massage was excellent!
by Anonymous on Dec 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Office was perfect for reducing stress, very clean, quiet and tranquil. Alyse was awesome at pinpointing all the areas that were causing pain and discomfort.. Her technique was exactly what you want for a deep tissue massage. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Nov 2018
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Service Received: 30 min Upper Body Massage with Alyse L.
Calm, quiet atmosphere. Alyse listened to where I hurt and worked those areas successfully
by Jeff on Nov 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse is FANTASTIC! I would recommend her to anyone!!
by Jacob on Oct 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
She is very chill and knows how to improve your issues quickly.
by Anonymous on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse definitely knows what she's doing. I feel great and can't wait to go back next month. So happy I found this place.
by Kristen on Oct 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Awesome!!
by Rhonda on Sep 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
I’m from New York and have not been able to find a good knowledgeable massage therapist in Michigan in the 3 years I’ve been here. FINALLY I found Alyse! ( I was referred by another happy client of hers). Alyse has everything I look for in a massage therapist- she’s personable, a good listener, knowledgeable and personalized my massage to my individual health concerns. The ambiance was wonderful, very relaxing, peaceful and comfortable. Great overall experience- I’ll definitely go back!
by Dean on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great job, thanks for Speeding up the recovery after my 10K
by Andrea on Sep 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse is wonderful. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, talented, and accommodating. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a talented masseuse.
by Chris on Sep 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Amazing in every way! Very keen sense of perception as to where the trouble is originating and masterful skill once found!
by Kathleen on Sep 2018
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Service Received: 1.25 HR with Alyse L.
Ms. Leidich is highly knowledgeable and thorough. After a summer of me decluttering my garage and home in preparation for family & holidays, I had over worked several major muscle groups. In 90 minutes, two months of over exertion were powerfully eased by Me Leidich's expertise. Woke up the next day feeling 100 percent!
by jessica on Sep 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alyse was very professional and kind. The ambiance was so relaxing! She realy cares about you and what your goals are! I have had two wonderful massages and looking forward to my next one! She is great hands down!!
by Angelica on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
I loved the whole experience! Alyse has hands down given me the best massage of my life (no pun intended)! The whole environment was calming and cozy! I will be suggesting her to any and all in need!
by dayne on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse is very kind, personable, and cares very much about the work she does! Amazing massage that relieved a lot of my tension and pain. Her attention to detail makes all the difference!
by Leslie on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
I felt reenergized after my massage. Excelllent skill and professionalism. Highly recommend.
by Jim on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Great service by Alyse! The results exceeded expectations! Thanks
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
by Phil on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
This is not your typical massage. Alyse is a master of her craft. I truly felt like a new man after my first 90 minute session. She has an excellent fund of knowledge and is quite strong to boot. This results in a great massage, targeting the muscles that need targeting, and fixing the problems you knew you had and the ones you didn't. I will definitely be returning to "A hard knot life," and will definitely be referring friends and family to her.
by Jackie on Aug 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Thanks for the massage. Enjoyed it!
by Ted on Jul 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Well if the well decorated atmosphere doesn’t put you in the relaxed zen mood then for sure the Massage and Alyse’s techniques will. By far her Massage was way better than what I expected. I can’t wait to return!
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Wonderfully relaxing!
by Diane on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Alsye is very skilled and knowledgeable and I’m so glad that she is able to help me with an issue that I have with one of my feet.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Was welcomed and felt very comfortable since this was outside of my “box”. I went for muscle and neck pain and was a bit skeptical this would help. Low and behold, the next day I felt 59% relief! Can’t wait for the next appointment!
by Ann Marie on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse has amazing hands and did a wonderful job with my massage. She worked on areas that I had problems on. I had been having some pain in my hip and after Alyse finished it was gone. I will not have a massage with anyone else!
by Kevin on Jun 2018
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Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
Best in the Business!
by Anonymous on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: 1 HR with Alyse L.
I had to wait almost 20 minutes for my massage due to the previous client arriving late. I would expect his time to end by my appt time. Otherwise I received excellent service and a high quality massage in a beautiful environment.
by Anonymous on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse does a great job welcoming you into her warm and comfortable place. She knows how to find the tight muscle spots and work them out. What a perfect way to spend 60 minutes.
by Elyse on May 2018
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Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. The room was perfectly lit and the aroma smelled wonderful and not overwhelming. Alyse was great working out the "hard knots" in my back and I will definitely be making her my full time masseuse! Thanks Alyse!!
by Ryan on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: New Client Massage with Alyse L.
Alyse is the best massage therapist I've ever been to! I've been going to her for awhile, and she knows just how to work around my various stress-related issues and long-term injuries. And I love her new practice space!
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A Hard Knot Life

414 S. Main Street

203

Rochester , MI 48307 map it

Phone: (248) 835-4806

License: #7501003363

  • A Hard Knot Life

  • 414 S. Main Street
  • 203
  • Rochester , MI 48307
  • (248) 835-4806
  • License: #7501003363
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