About Us


Health Impact, LLC, is locally owned and operated by Mary Helen C. Thorne and was originally founded right here in Staunton in 2009 as a solo massage therapy practice. In 2013 I brought on Anna Betlej as a colleague to help share my work. She helped maintain the practice while Mary Helen was on maternity leave. Most recently in 2019, we added Sarah Wendtlandt to our barefoot bodywork team! 
Our beautiful space is fully equipped with a waiting area, 2 massage/bodywork treatment rooms and 2 bathrooms (one with shower for salt treatments). Our treatment rooms are fully furnished to provide clients the best massage and bodywork experience. Health Impact has convenient online scheduling so that you can view our schedule at any time and book a ma...
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Health Impact

302 Buchanan Street

Staunton , VA 24401 map it

(540) 292-4195

Hours of Operation

M By Appointment Only
T By Appointment Only
W By Appointment Only
Th By Appointment Only
F By Appointment Only
Sa By Appointment Only
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Great welcoming environment and friendly!

    Much needed massage after a couple of years of chiropractic care.

  • Comfortable for something that could be otherwise.

    Everything about this massage experience was just perfect.

  • I loved EVERY bit of my experience at Health Impact. The atmosphere is warm and comforting. The massage/stretching worked. I feel great today! Mary Helen is the best. She truly addressed my aches and pains!

    The rooms are always clean and give off the perfect massage atmosphere.

  • I feel better,less tension

    I always enjoy going to Health Impact and having a session with Sarah. She does a wonderful massage and is very thorough and thoughtful regarding the client's needs.

  • The setting is "clean and kind".

    Sarah is a fantastic therapist. The playlist was a little funky and threw me off sometimes. Really nice to be greeted at the door by Sarah.

Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy)

$55
30min
$80
45min
$85
60min
$97.50
75min
$115
90min
$125
105min
$150
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$95
60min
$125
90min
$160
120min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

$50
30min
$75
45min
Select

Myofascial/ Cranio Sacral Combo

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Cupping Service ONLY

$35
15min
$55
30min
Select

FashiAshi (ROM)

$85
60min
$115
90min
$150
120min
Select

Salt Glow/ Body Polish

$115
60min
$125
90min
Select

Mary Helen T.

License: VA #0019008154

41 Verified Reviews

Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy)

$55
30min
$80
45min
$85
60min
$97.50
75min
$115
90min
$125
105min
$150
120min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Myofascial/ Cranio Sacral Combo

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Cupping Service ONLY

$35
15min
$55
30min
Select

FashiAshi (ROM)

$85
60min
$115
90min
$150
120min
Select

Salt Glow/ Body Polish

$115
60min
$125
90min
Select
by Sheree on Jan 22
See comments above! I'm going back?
by Anonymous on Jan 16
Always sweet and ready to take care of you. She’s thorough in the massage and gives attention to the whole body, as well as takes time in the areas that need attention.
by Joe on Oct 17
I went in with an overuse running issue and Mary Helen did a great job to help get me back on the pavement. I would highly recommend her to anyone who has muscle soreness/needs myofascial release to get back to doing the activities that they enjoy.
by Linda on Oct 03
Again, I love every massage session with Mary Helen Thorn. She spends time listeneing and asking questions about my overall health, anything special going on. She has an amazing talent for finding just the absolutely right places that need work and is always able to make me feel better when I leave. I have serious spinal conditions and Mary Helen Thorn known how to address these issues and help control the pain.
by Anonymous on Aug 24
expertly gave the right amount of deep tissue, yet was able to "dial back" when needed in areas with issues. Mary Helen has the perfect blend of professionalism and care so that you feel professionally cared for by a deeply, caring individual.
by Kim on Aug 07
All of it!
by Anonymous on Aug 02
Mary Helen is very professional and very skilled. I feel like a new person after every visit
by Wendy on Jul 23
Mary Helen addresses the areas YOU request, is consistently attending continuing education to further her skills and options for treatment, and adjusts her interventions with your feedback. Always feel great when I leave and for weeks afterward.
by David on Jul 20
Mary Helen is a true professional, her work is outstanding. She is a master of her art, an experience to treasure!
by Judy on Jul 12
Mary Helen does a fantastic job.

Anna B.

License: VA #0019010835

25 Verified Reviews

Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy)

$55
30min
$80
45min
$85
60min
$97.50
75min
$115
90min
$125
105min
$150
120min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

$50
30min
$75
45min
Select

FashiAshi (ROM)

$85
60min
$115
90min
$150
120min
Select

Salt Glow/ Body Polish

$115
60min
$125
90min
Select
by Kasey on Oct 29
Awesome!
by Chuck on Oct 28
Wonderfull
by Anonymous on Sep 29
Excellent
by Stacey on Jul 28
Same as above!
by Jimmie on Jul 02
Anna is a true Professional
by Jamie on Mar 25
The right amount of pressure in all the right places.
by Mike on Mar 18
I like the whole experience and muscle relaxation!! Makes my days go much smoother!! Those out there with aches and pains should give this a try!!
by Anonymous on Mar 09
Anna is AMAZING!!!!! She can do things with her feet that nobody else has been able to do with their hands.
by Anonymous on Mar 07
She is very professional.Does amazing work.I highly recommend her therapy.
by Nina on Mar 04
Perfect! I was relaxed and at ease. Anna was professional, skilled, and kind. I will be back!

Sarah W.

License: VA #0019016838

18 Verified Reviews

Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy)

$55
30min
$80
45min
$85
60min
$97.50
75min
$115
90min
$125
105min
$150
120min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$95
60min
$125
90min
$160
120min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$85
60min
$115
90min
Select

Cupping Service ONLY

$35
15min
$55
30min
Select
by Anonymous on Feb 11
Excellent experience! Sarah is very professional.
by Anonymous on Feb 05
I was a little bit sceptical about the "barefoot" since I hadn't heard of this method before. It's effective, goes deep, and hurts! I have more flexibility now, am able to stretch better then in a long time. I'm looking forward to the next session. Thank you, Sarah!
by Anonymous on Jan 24
Responded to my concerns thoroughly.
by Anonymous on Jan 23
Sarah worked wonders on my chronic muscle tension.
by Alvin on Jan 15
Sarah was very easy to be at ease with. Enjoyed the massage
by Anonymous on Jan 15
Sarah is amazing!!! She is very professional and gives a great massage.
by Nathan on Jan 13
Phenomenal relief from mind and muscle tension. I wish that I would have come much sooner. Thank you so much Sarah!!
by James on Jan 10
A great massage!
by Anonymous on Dec 17
This was my first massage with Sarah. She was very professional, and addressed all my trouble spots. I feel great!
by Sarah on Dec 07
Sarah is AMAZING! I have had two appointments with her and have already scheduled ones in advance. She is professional and knowledgeable. She brings me to tears each time because she is able to find knots and areas that need the most attention. The tears are not from pain but from relief! No other method of massage or stretching has been able to get to the problem areas like the barefoot work! Thank you so much Sarah!

Average Rating:

4.88 (Based on 84 Reviews)

96 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Great welcoming environment and friendly!
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Much needed massage after a couple of years of chiropractic care.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Comfortable for something that could be otherwise.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sarah W.
Everything about this massage experience was just perfect.
by Sheree on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Mary Helen T.
I loved EVERY bit of my experience at Health Impact. The atmosphere is warm and comforting. The massage/stretching worked. I feel great today! Mary Helen is the best. She truly addressed my aches and pains!
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Mary Helen T.
The rooms are always clean and give off the perfect massage atmosphere.
by Alvin on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
I feel better,less tension
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
I always enjoy going to Health Impact and having a session with Sarah. She does a wonderful massage and is very thorough and thoughtful regarding the client's needs.
by Nathan on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
The setting is "clean and kind".
by James on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Sarah is a fantastic therapist. The playlist was a little funky and threw me off sometimes. Really nice to be greeted at the door by Sarah.

Business response:

James, thank you for the feedback! Next time just let us know about your music preferences and we will be happy to change the tunes.

by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Overall experience was excellent!
by Sarah on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
I love my experiences at Health Impact! Not only have they serviced me but also my child who needed massage for healing. He loved his experience and is asking but to back.
by Linda on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Sarah W.
Sarah did a very nice job!
by Sherry on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
It's always wonderful there-- from the soft music and room temp and the excellent massages!!
by Wendy on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Fabulous to have 3 wonderful practitioners with unique skill sets at Health Impact.
by Joe on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Mary Helen T.
Most importantly they get the job done, after that they continue to do the other little things right: They are punctual, accommodating to make sure that you are comfortable (music, temperature), professional and welcoming
by Linda on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
I love every massage with Mary Helen Thorn. Health Impact is exceptional, from the greeting at the door, to the checkout and farewell. I would never dream of going to another facility for massage therapy.
by Dan on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Ambiance- I'm a guy, it's not something I really pay attention too.
by Marci on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Barefoot Bodywork (Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy) with Sarah W.
Sarah was wonderful . She gave me a wonderful massage and worked on all my problem areas. She was very knowledgeable and great at what she does!
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Comfortable and expert!
by Anne Merrin on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Sarah W.
Health Impact has a beautiful, quiet environment with everything you need for a restful, restorative experience.
by Kim on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
The best !!??
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Excellent experiance. I recommend Health Impact to everyone.
by Judy on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Sarah W.
Sarah really knows what she’s doing and did an amazing job, to help relieve the pressure in my head. I would recommend her to anyone.
by Elsa on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Sarah W.
Loved it all! Super relaxing!
by Wendy on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Temperature adjusted to your needs/ desires, quiet- you don’t hear anyone or anything else from outside your room, good music selection.
by David on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Phenomenal, essential part of my health regiment!
by Judy on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Awesome!
by Dan on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
First time ever. Did not know what to expect. I was quickly put at ease and was comfortable throughout the session. Felt better immediately afterward and next day still felt very good. So far I am looking forward to next appointment and feeling even better! First time results are better than 6-8 times with chiropractor.

Business response:

Dan, thank you so much for your kind words. We are thankful you allowed us the opportunity to work with you. We look forward to aiding you in the future!

by Sherry on Nov 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Most amazing massage ever!!
by Kasey on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Always a treat!
by Chuck on Oct 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
The overall experience is highly professional and highly skilled.
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Incredible
by Anonymous on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Everything about Health Impact is top notch!
by Stacey on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
everything was nice!
by Terri on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Health Impact is very comfortable and relaxing. It's a very professional spa environment.
by Wanda on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Loved it all!
by Judy on Jul 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
I think she is awesome. Don't think I can do without her.
by Jimmie on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Amazing
by Jeff on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Excellent
by Jamie on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
I love this business! It's always clean and professinoal. Anna and MH always go beyond my expectations. Would highly recommend!
by Rosalie on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
The relief from my discomfort.
by Mary Ellen on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
The best! Precision, professional, personal and definitely what I needed!
by Mike on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Great muscle work out! Plus The work she does to my neck is wonderful!! I drive a tractor trailer and run a lawn care business and she keeps me going!! These 2 jobs wears on my body and Anna does wonders!
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Loved the experience. It was a new one for me, but will definitely be coming back.
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Everything was great.
by Becky on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
Comfortable & relaxing.
by Nina on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Wonderful, calming environment. Thank you!!
by Beth on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Well run, professional, great atmosphere
by John on Feb 2017
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Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
Everything about Health Impact is designed to be professional yet cordial and inviting. They also display the flexibility to match your needs with a suitable schedule, and in the event of emergencies either willing reschedule or find a time to meet your immediate, emergency need.
by Dan on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Clean, prepared, interested in status
by Nancy on Jan 2017
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Wonderful, cozy, warm, and welcoming!
by Ryan on Dec 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Relaxing environment
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
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by Mike on Nov 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Great music!
by Judi on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Room was very clean and comfortable.
by Raymond on Oct 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Lovely personable quiet spot; friendly staff
by Chuck on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
It is wonderful experience.
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Anna B.
It was actually too long of a session for me (this was a gift). The massage itself was very good.
by Kasey on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Anna B.
Fabulous personal attention!
by Kim on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Loved every minute!
by Murry on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Amazing
by Nolan on Jul 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Pleasant atmosphere
by Sherry on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
It's always a joy to come there as it's beautifully decorated, there's a feeling of relaxation as soon as I walk in the door and both ladies are FABULOUS!!!!!!
by Michelle on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
Oh my word!! What a wonderful experience!! Thank you!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Anna B.
Warm and welcoming.
by Wanda on Jun 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Loved all of it.
by Jeff on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Great Experience!
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
Health Impact provides the best massage experience I've ever had - from the skill and professionalism of the therapist right down to the music playing softly in the room. I have badly damaged shoulders and a damaged lower back, and after my massage at Health Impact I feel 20 years younger. Now if I could only LOOK 20 years younger!

Business response:

Glad you received a good experience. We are pleased to hear the feedback and work with you!

by Dean on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Anna B.
Great!
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Great all round experience!
by Linda on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
Like it quiet as it is my time to meditate and concentrate on the music. So relaxing.
by Linda on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
I love the atmosphere at Health Impact, I always leave feeling a hundred times better than when I arrive.
by Jamie on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
I've been to several different massage therapist. Mary Helen is very thorough and is definitely the best therapist I've been too. With her training she always knows how to get even the worst knots out.
by Judy on Mar 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
I do not go anywhere else. Health Impact is great!!!
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
Welcoming, restful environment.
by Anonymous on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Mary Helen T.
The facility is conducive to a relaxing massage.
by Michelle on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Nothing short of excellent in every aspect!
by Kathleen on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Mary Helen T.
Absolutely fantastic.
by Dana on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy with Anna B.
It was a very cold night, but the table was heated and I was very comfortable and relaxed. This was my first massage so I don't have anything to compare it to. But it was an amazing experience for me.

Business response:

Glad we left a good first impression!

by Terri on Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Mary Helen T.
Clean, relaxing atmosphere! Very nice.
by Julie on Feb 2016
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Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Mary Helen T.
Mary Helen finds every "trigger point, " even those you didn't know existed. She is focused and deliberate in providing customized relief through carefully listening to her client's concerns and then intuitively "listening" to what their body needs to promote healing. She is the BEST massage therapist around.
by John on Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received: with Mary Helen T.
Setting is professional and comfortable. the overall atmosphere during the massage is soothing and allows you to relax your mind as well as your body.
by Julie on Jan 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Anna B.
A tucked away gem with a peaceful, gracious ambiance

Health Impact

302 Buchanan Street

Staunton , VA 24401 map it

Phone: (540) 292-4195