10. Darnell Muscle Therapy
- 26 years in business
- 43 hires on Thumbtack
"I suffered a serious back injury in 1998 when I was framing homes; herniating 5 vertebra and tearing loads of soft tissue along my spine. I did PT, acupuncture, and of course "pain management" with all the "GOOD" drugs... all of which did very little or in the case of the drugs made me worse. I was privileged for a short time to find an awesome massage therapist that practically had me healed after only about 12 months, but he moved to California and my back pain soon took over again.
Over the last 8.5 years I have been drug free but I could not afford a GOOD massage therapist so I've just lived with the pain. I have done everything I can with meditation, diet, and stretching knowing all along as soon as I could afford it again I would find the best massage therapist in town to help me in my healing once and for all!
I started yoga earlier this year and it seemed to help but due to the condition of my back I stopped making progress after only about 6 weeks. I couldn't push past pain barriers so I had to cut way back on even yoga from 7 days a week to only 2 or 3 and not get too aggressive with some of the poses.
I first visited Wally in March, 2014 and knew instantly he knew what he was doing as I had already had the best before. If you're reading this; I know you don't know me but you can trust when I say, "Mr. Darnell is likely one of if not the best therapists in the valley". I see him once a week for 90 minutes and in only 5 weeks time I am able to smash yoga again, i'm running Tom's Thumb twice a week, sleeping better than ever, and can literally feel energy flowing back into my body.
There is no doubt by this time next year; I will be virtually pain free. I not only recommend Wally to friends and family I brag about him because he rules! If you're looking; stop looking. Get on the phone and get better now."