About

Honoring body, heart, and spirit

Serving the Topsail area since 2005, Back in Touch is a healing arts practice focusing on providing continuing education classes for massage therapists (NCBTMB Provider#844) while offering ongoing services to our current clients.  Our massage training has taken us from coast to coast, Canada, Hawaii, and Thailand.   We enjoy working with others and our continuing education schedule is updated throughout the year. May you be well.... Mahalo! more

Services

Bodywork

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Lomi Lomi Massage

(37)

Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
Ambiance
Professionalism
Customer Reviews

(37 Reviews)

Patricia B.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
This is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I was nervous at the start not really knowing much about Lomi. Once I checked my ego at the door and empowered myself to experience it was only magical from there. I will absolutely do this again. I cant say enough positive things about the ambiance or professionalism I received.
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Great value! Got a lot for the money. Best massage I have ever received! Will be a returning customer.
Donna N.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Great experience!
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
This was my first lomilomi massage. Wow. What an experience! The music, the ambiance, the massage. Incredible. Thank you, Michael!
Barbara C.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Excellent massage and very comfortable, welcoming place.
Kris C.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
80%
Great visit.
Steve P.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Nice studio, great table and wonderful hands.
Jim C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
great atmosphere, and very relaxing massage
Alecia H.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Plenty of parking. The smell when you walk in the door is intoxicating. Very professional staff.
Diane F.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
A very relaxing envirnment!
Megan C.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Very welcoming, warm, and polite. Nice small place without extra noise.
Jason L.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I have regular massages for the purpose of my overall wellness and yet this massage was far superior to any other I've ever had. It was amazing!
Anonymous
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Enter this quiet little beach spa and be prepared to be impressed... it's a hidden jewel on the island!
Irina y.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Very professional and personable service. A very healing experience.
Laren C.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
all good
Alli H.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
My boyfriend and I visited Michael and Catherine while on vacation. We had such a relaxing and amazing time we already CAN'T WAIT to go back. My back has felt better than it has in years. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a spiritual and relaxing getaway.
Taylor C.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Very calming and nice!
Crystalyn B.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I was totally relaxed and rejuvinated!!!
Greg F.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
highlight of trip to Topsail
Natalie G.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Great facility...perfect atmosphere.
Cara D.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
Very relaxing atmosphere.
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Superb. Michael and I had a chat before and after to discuss specific areas of discomfort and concern and how well they were adressed. Highly recommended!
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Never a disappointment... I always leave wishing everyone had these healing sessions. They are not just a physical relaxation but affect a relaxed mental and spiritual state.
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
First visit, will definitely be back. Referred by chiropractor.
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Very nice spot & convenient location.
Robbin D.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Back in Touch is a clean, professional place to relax and get away from things for a while.
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Lomi Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
time went to fast
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
We love the new fountains and sitting area! I was able to relax while I waited for my client to finish her massage.
Joy T.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
When I walk into the business, it doen't feel like a business. It feels like a home, very relaxing and soothing.
Diana S.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Restorative yoga is just that. Very relaxing. It's very interesting when DeeDee comes with her singing bowls. I love the inspirational readings that Michael does.
Dona A.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Best massage I have ever received. I was not hurting when I left but had been worked on for 90 min. Catherine knows what she is doing and I will definitely return.
Tammy M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Wonderful place to work out life's kinks.
Christina D.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Professional caring and amazing talent and gift to the art of massage!
Steven D.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Very satisfied
Eddie B.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
DISLIKED NOTHING
Lynne ingram I.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I have experienced Lomi, Thai n therapeutic massage under the strong amazing hands of Katherine Maichaek and Angelic. I couldn't live with my back and neck issues without a Back in Touch weekly visit. 90 minutes is a miracle experience!
Lynne ingram I.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I have experienced Lomi, Thai n therapeutic massage under the strong amazing hands of Katherine Maichaek and Angelic. I couldn't live with my back and neck issues without a Back in Touch weekly visit. 90 minutes is a miracle experience!
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Therapeutic Massage 60

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Therapeutic Massage 90

$108
90min
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Thai Massage

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90min
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Lomi Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$108
90min
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Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$156
75min
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Michael McDowell

License: Massage, NC #5834

License: Massage, FL #71206

5.0000
(37)

(15) Verified Reviews

Michael McDowell, MA — RYT200 Yoga Alliance teacher, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, and Lomilomi practitioner.  He brings compassion from 32 years as an educator.  Since 2005, Michael ha... more

Therapeutic Massage 60

$78
60min
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Therapeutic Massage 90

$108
90min
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Lomi Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$108
90min
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Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$156
75min
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Customer Reviews

(15 Reviews)

Patricia B.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
5
The Lomi massage I received was absolutely fabulous. I found Michael to be professional and skillful in his work and will definitely do it again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Donna N.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
5
Na
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Excellent technique and very skilled therapist.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Barbara C.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Very skilled massage therapist. Got a great massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kris C.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
It was the best massage I've ever had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jim C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Michael did a great job...I was very relaxed and felt great afterward
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alecia H.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Michael has a very light touch but he gets the job done. ALL my tense muscles were at ease when I left. He is also very good about explaining what he plans to do prior to beginning the session. He is a wealth of information. I will definitely come again when I return to the area.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jason L.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Michael was very professional and absolutely knows what he is doing!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Crystalyn B.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
I love Micheal being so in tune with my aches and stresses. And always takes the time to fix it!! and a great friend!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Superb. Michael and I had a chat before and after to discuss specific areas of discomfort and concern and how well they were adressed. Do it. Highly recommended!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Michael gives an amazing massage... I highly recommend 90 minutes for a full relaxation.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Robbin D.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Michael worked out some major tension in my neck and shoulder blade areas. He persevered and help me tremendously !
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Joy T.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Michael is very professional and allows me to feel comfortable and relaxed even before the massage begins. He continues this atmosphere throughout the session and then after leaving the massage room. An amazing business with an amazing person delivering professional and gracious care.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Diana S.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Michael gives the best massage I have ever had!! He is compassionate and caring and really addresses your issues. His incorporation of hot stones, aromatherapy and other massage modalities makes for a wonderful experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christina D.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
He does an amazing job. I cant say enough about how happy I am with Michael. I go monthly and it is well worth it!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0

Catherine McDowell

License: Massage, NC #12569

License: Massage, FL #MA-#72019

5.0000
(37)

(16) Verified Reviews

Licensed Occupational Therapist, Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist, RYT500 Yoga Alliance teacher, and Certified Holistic Health Practitioner.  After many years in the field of Occupational Ther... more

Therapeutic Massage 60

$78
60min
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Therapeutic Massage 90

$108
90min
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Thai Massage

$108
90min
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Lomi Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$108
90min
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Tandem Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule

$156
75min
Select
Customer Reviews

(16 Reviews)

Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
A very talented, personable professional. I was impressed from beginning to end.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Steve P.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Hands down the best message I have ever been given.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Megan C.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Amazing! She really knows her anatomy and stretches after massaging. Very informed and knowledgeable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Irina y.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
5
Catherine is a true healer, had an amazing session.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alli H.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Catherine made us feel so welcome. Personalized massage to meet special needs.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Greg F.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Catherine's knowledge of the body and expert ability to apply therapeutic massage and stretching are surely the cure for any complaint of muscle problems as well as bringing refreshment to body and soul!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Natalie G.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
5
Catherine was knowledgeable and intuitive. Great experience. I will definitely be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Catherine is a very friendly and knowledgeable therapist, & was generous with her time.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Lomi Lomi ~ Please CALL to Schedule
5
energy level
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
My client (83 years old w/ Senile Dementia) has been coming to Catherine for 2 years now. I can't say enough about how this has helped my client with her neck pain and also stay calm and sleep better. Catherine's experience as an Occupational Therapist makes her the right person to give massages to all types of people.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dona A.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 90
5
Really liked the music and the heated bed. Catherine is very professional and knew where to focus on for my issues that day. I will definitely return. Dona Allen
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tammy M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
Catherine is kind and caring and goes the extra mile for her clients.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Steven D.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
The entire experience was great. I feel like a new person.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Eddie B.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage 60
5
KNOWS WHAT SHE DOING
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lynne ingram I.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
5
I still can't believe we have these skilled talented intuitive healed s on Topsail Island!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lynne ingram I.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Thai Massage
5
Best tables, wonderful serene environment!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0

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