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Mikel Life Coaching
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Xochitl F.
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Michelle is a warm and inviting person who made me feel comfortable very quickly. She has been a great mentor and helped me overcome many obstacles in the aftermath of a serious life event I experienced. I felt I could be me without any concern for fear of how she may react. I have done traditional therapy but have preferred her holistic approach to combining therapy with a goal oriented approach to solving problems one may be experiencing. I have been able to get to a much better place in my life thanks to her support and the perspective she helps me obtain through self reflection. She encourages you just enough to help you push past your self-set limits without ever feeling like she is pushing you past your boundaries. Somehow, I always get to the realization I need on my own terms but with the help of her encouragement. I love her approach and feel that her respectful manner along with her warm, understanding attitude creates a space for one to really get down to one's core and find one's self in the process. She has truly been a gift to my life.

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Holistic Massage Therapy
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andrea K.
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Kyle braved 112 degree temps, car fires & a stalled train to make a house call to provide much needed therapy for me. I had severe neck pain & stiffness despite weekly Chiropractic visits. Kyle was able to relieve my pain, restore range of motion & not only that brought my husband in & taught him simple stretches he could do to help. After that he had an impromptu request by me to help work on my husband. My husband is a disabled Veteran and has had severe head, neck & shoulder pain for years. Kyle relieved pain my husband said he didn’t even know was there it had been so chronic. Not only that he was able to restore range of motion that I’ve never seen in my husband before! Kyle was a blessing to have work on us. He is an honest to God, wonderful Therapist.

Unlockd Massage
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
George M.
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Cedric arrived on time even though it was booked last minute. He had a professional setup and he listened to what I needed, which was massage therapy on my quads to help a recent injury. He made sure I was comfortable throughout and he did a good job on both legs. I absolutely recommend.

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Lisa's Traveling Massage
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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Jill F.
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I had my first session with Lisa yesterday, and I will DEFINITELY be having her back! Over the years, I have had many different massage therapists, so I can tell right away if someone knows what they are doing--and Lisa certainly does! I have a couple of different physical issues which cause me a great deal of discomfort, and she knew exactly what to do to alleviate my pain. She always made sure I was comfortable, and that the amount of pressure she was using was effective. I had never had a massage therapist come to my home, so wasn't sure what to expect. Lisa immediately made me feel at ease with her warm personality, and after asking about any of my physical issues, preferences, etc. she explained the process to me, stepped out while I got comfortable and then put relaxing music on, and it was just like being in a spa-only better!! This isn't just a job to Lisa-she loves being able to help people feel better! She is very good at what she does, and I felt better as soon as she started working on me! (And felt even better when I woke up this morning!) Her prices are very reasonable, and the convenience of having her come to my home was a huge plus for me! There's nothing worse than getting a great massage, and then getting in your car and running errands on your way home instead of enjoying the benefits of the massage! I strongly encourage anyone who is looking for an excellent massage therapy experience in the comfort of their own home to call Lisa!! I will definitely be having her back on a regular basis! If you could give more than 5 stars for a review-Lisa would get 10 from me!

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Beachside massage therapy
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
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Gary M.
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I’ve had massage therapy all over the world, and I can say with surety that Johnny’s massage is the absolute greatest I’ve ever experienced. His level of expertise is incredible. He knows the way to make every muscle in the human body feel as if it’s floating in the sky. Amazing experience; I’m already planning the next session.

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Reiki Earth Mother
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chris N.
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I fell asleep during such a calming session and to my surprise for the first time in years, I woke up after my session was over without any pain whatsoever. Also, I felt more at peace and calmer than I have in ages. I also felt as if I was as light as a feather, floating instead of being weighed down by depression, heartache, stress, sorrow, worry, and gravity. I've already schedule a my next reiki therapy session. I would definitely recommend Reiki Earth Mother to EVERYONE who has been out through the worst and desperately needs physical l, mental, and emotional healing, and therapy. She said kind and very welcoming. I'm glad I went with my intuition and chose to go see her instead of anyone else! After just 1 session I feel ive healed more with Reiki, than I have with more than a year of weeekly physical therapy & daily therapy from neurologists!! Thank you Reiki Earth Mother! I'm coming back for more healing and hopefully I'll be able to take your life coaching and classes on Reiki as well!! I love what you do!!

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Hands On Pilates
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ian F.
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Eden is a true genius when it comes to massage therapy. She focused on what you need and provides it in a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. I highly recommend her!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Harpreet S.
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I was under a lot of stress and needed a good therapy. I went online and checked with Tanisha and booked an appointment immediately. I must tell you, this place is heaven. The ambiance was very relaxing, we had an in-depth discussion about my requirement and the massage was 10/10. she was right on target, targeting the right points which made my pain and stress go away. Definitely I will be going again.

Rescue Massage
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy E.
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I have been looking for a good massage therapist who knows how to do a full body massage with some attempt for deep muscle without hesitating when asked to do it. I could not have asked for a better professional than Johnny. I was amazed at the short length of time he has been doing this which has been a little over a year. Amazing and shocked with my first therapy with Johnny.. No spot was missed and he is extremely discreet. I have been looking for a good, "head to toe" therapist since my last one in AK 30+ years ago. Johnny totally fits the bill & beyond. Not enough can be said for Johnny's ability as a new massage therapist for the short time he has been doing massage therapy. Unable to imagine how he will be in another year much less 10 years down the road. EXCELLENT. Strongly recommended.

KorBodyWorkx
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy C.
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I like that Mark know what he is doing, finds the problem and fixes it. Also love the fact tha he comes to my house, which makes it alot easier for me, I can just rest after the therapy!!!

Asatur Gyurjyan, CMT
4.8
from 21 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Eva T.
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I am women suffering from MS. Massage Therapy is a very important part of my life to manage my condition. Throughout my lifetime I have had many Massage Therapist work on me. They all came and left because they could not handle my situation. I have been getting treatment from Asatur every week for 6 months now and I want to say that Asatur is just amazing, he is very knowledgable and skilled, he has a lot of passion and loves to help his client, he is professional and very tentative to my needs. He listens to you and learns your situation and actually addresses them! Asatur is very high in demand but when I need him he always does his best to make himself available. I would highly recomend Asatur to everyone who is looking for a Massage Therapist that gets results, he is the Therapist you have been looking for, he is worth it!

Jillian McNally, CMT
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Ronald W.
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I had a two hour session with Jillian and she has the best hands in the west. Had the best massage therapy and felt so much better afterwards. Highly recommend her service. Work Quality was outstanding and she was very responsive and punctual. Value - 5 Stars

  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly G.
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Louise was amazing! She came out to my sister bachelorette party and gave massages to anyone who was interested. She did an incredible job, was kind, courtesy and her prices were so fair!! She offered people a variety of options from type of massage to length, working to fit people’s budget. I will definitely use her again!

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HDX WELLNESS
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diane S.
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I had a physical therapy session with Chad and was impressed with his knowledge and strength. Not only did he help me physically, but explained things about the cause of my pain and what I could do to speed up the healing process.

  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ramon R.
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Katherine provided excellent massage therapy and addressed problematic areas on my back. I would highly recommend her.

WholeBody-Balance
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Lori S.
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Kevin hands-down is one of the best massage therapist out there. With my chronic back and neck problems he was totally able to relieve my pain with his knowledge of bodywork. He’s the only massage therapist for me!!

  • 15 years in business
Phil K.
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I feel so fortunate to know and have received massage and therapy from Marshall. His knowledge of the human anatomy and muscle structure/function is absolutely astounding. No wonder why he is able to pinpoint issues immediately upon touch. I suffered a herniated disc from a basketball injury at my L4-L5 and struggled to stand and walk. I was introduced to Marshall and spent about 90 mins with him initially. By the time we were finished, much of the stiffness and acute pain had subsided. He advised that although I felt good now, I needed to continue the massage therapy to train my muscles to relax. After several more sessions the following weeks, not only was I able to walk straight, I was able to go back to the gym and have light weight training! Thank you Marshall! Your wealth of knowledge and passion to heal is much appreciated!!! -Phil-

Aaron @ Rest Relax Revive
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy A.
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Aaron is very professional and knowledgeable...he is especially good with athletes and understands their needs. I have been a client for several years and look forward to my sessions...my sore muscles appreciate his expertise! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an exceptional massage therapy experience.

Soothing Sarah
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Thomas T.
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Sarah is a great therapist, she's reduced my pain levels greatly and helped me to stay on my feet for longer shifts. She is very knowledgeable, and very intuitive. She immediately identified my problem areas, and even helped me to understand that I had leg pain caused by my back. I will definitely be continuing therapy with Sarah!

J's Wellness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Karen B.
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Joe is a truly a powerful healer. He listens to the needs of the patient/client. I have special needs and I need medical healing gentle tender touch pain relief that will help me sleep and a powerful healing therapist to heal relax me, reduce pain and help me sleep after massage for 4 hours straight and that was absolutely an incredible very very lite gentle and tender muscle massage that dropped my pain and put me to sleep and incredibly, Joe's massage was percussion to my needs and pain issues and he did help put me to sleep after massage so I can sleep due to chronic pain. It was an outstanding pain relief session for serious chronic pain. Thank you Joe for a good-nite of sleep and pain relief. Karen

Knead Massage
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Janet U.
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I absolutely LOVE anytime I am able to schedule with Christina. From the beginning of the session she was receptive to what I asked for but also guided me through exercises and stretches that can be done to activate or relax the muscles I wanted to target. Her professionalism is something I admired from start to finish. She was always sure to ask me if the pressure was right, if I wasn't already knocked out. The massage I got was a theraputic massage with aroma therapy. One massage I really look forward to with Christina will be the athletic massage. I would highly recommend to book at least an hour and a half session, because once that hour is done, oh you're going to want more time. Thanks Tina for your services and your kindness! I look forward to our next session!

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is naturopathic medicine?

Naturopathic medicine is classified as an alternative healing method, but licensed naturopathic doctors share some of the same academic background as conventional medical doctors and can often prescribe some medications. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), naturopathic medicine is holistic care that addresses a wide range of problems including (but not limited to) allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, respiratory conditions, heart disease, fertility problems, menopause, adrenal fatigue, cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Naturopathic medicine aims to strengthen and empower the body and its organs to heal itself through low-force interventions. Here are some examples of the type of medical services often provided by naturopathic doctors, as cited by the AANP:

  • Clinical and laboratory diagnostic testing
  • Nutritional medicine
  • Botanical medicine
  • Naturopathic physical medicine (including naturopathic manipulative therapy)
  • Hygiene
  • Counseling
  • Minor surgery
  • Homeopathy
  • Acupuncture
  • Intravenous and injection therapy
  • Naturopathic obstetrics (natural childbirth)

Can naturopathic doctors prescribe medication?

Licensed naturopathic doctors can prescribe some pharmaceutical medication. Naturopathic doctors complete academic training similar to that of conventional physicians: a bachelor’s degree with a focus on pre-med studies, followed by a four-year residential naturopathic medical program whose first two years have a similar foundation to that of a conventional medical school. After completing their studies, they must pass a post-doctoral exam. Although licensed naturopathic physicians are able to prescribe medication, they usually focus on prevention rather than treatment of symptoms. A naturopathic doctor will offer a holistic approach to your care that encompasses your mental, physical and emotional health. While they will prescribe medication as needed to treat illness, they are also likely to be creating shifts in your lifestyle and nutrition to effect deeper changes in your body’s response to illness.   

How long do naturopathic doctors go to school?

Like conventional physicians, naturopathic doctors undergo rigorous academic and clinical training prior to practice. Typically naturopathic doctors go to school for eight years. There are currently 20 states in the U.S. that provide licensing for naturopathic doctors. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a naturopathic doctor must complete a bachelor’s degree and an accredited four-year residential naturopathic medical program, and pass an extensive postdoctoral board examination, the Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX), in order to receive a license or registration to practice medicine.

The first two years of the residential naturopathic medical program cover many of the same areas of study as conventional medical schools. Naturopathic doctors provide primary patient holistic care. The goal of naturopathic medicine is preventative care and a focus on low force intervention healing methods. This can include natural medicines, acupuncture, hydrotherapy, homeopathy and much more. Naturopathic doctors often work in tandem with conventional medical doctors, as the two practices complement one another.

How do you find a good naturopath?

It’s important not to get misled by the title “naturopath” when searching for a naturopathic doctor. A naturopathic doctor is a licensed professional, while anyone who so desires can call themselves a naturopath. A naturopathic doctor has completed eight years of schooling and is licensed to provide high-quality medical care. When searching for a naturopathic doctor, a good place to start is by researching your state’s licensing and regulatory body for that profession.

Currently, 20 U.S. states license the practice of naturopathic medicine. For those seeking holistic, body-centered healing solutions, a naturopathic doctor can be a good fit. They use natural medicines as well as treatments such as electrotherapy and ayurvedic medicine to encourage the body to heal. Once you have determined a list of naturopathic physicians who are licensed in your state, look for reviews, ask for referrals, and interview the physician in person or by phone to find the right care provider for your health needs.

Do naturopaths take insurance?

Many naturopathic doctors accept insurance, but a separate question is whether your insurance covers alternative and naturopathic services. There are several steps you can take to find out:

  • Verify whether you live in one of the 20 states that currently licenses naturopathic physicians:
    • Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Washington.
  • Confirm whether your insurance will cover naturopathic medical services. Read your insurance plan’s fine print, verify whether naturopathic doctors fall into your insurance carrier’s definition of a doctor, and confirm that the care you are receiving is considered medically necessary. Questions to ask your insurance provider could include:
    • Am I covered for this treatment by a naturopathic physician?
    • Do I need a referral?
    • Is there a list of approved naturopathic doctors in my network?
    • What will the co-pay be?
    • Are there limits to my naturopathic coverage?
  • Before seeking medical care, it’s key to understand the difference between a naturopathic doctor and a naturopath. Anyone may advertise themselves as a naturopath, while to be a licensed naturopathic doctor, a person must complete academic and clinical training.
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