Smart Bodywork
Smart Bodywork

Smart Bodywork

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Responds in about 4 hours

Introduction: Reduce stress, decrease pain, create space, reset. From general bodywork to specific problems, this is the kind of custom work, based on communication with the client, that is never a waste of time. Combining a history of teaching yoga and massage therapy, sessions include reducing tension in muscles, increasing range of motion in joints, stretching what is tight, and more. I address trigger points which correspond to chronic stress areas with attention to detail, timing, and appropriate pressure.

Hired 10 times

Serves West Hartford, CT

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1 employee

4 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Cash, PayPal, and Venmo.

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Myron L.
Apr 11, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

I had an amazing massage from Smart Bodywork. This man’s technique is totally amazing! He is totally intuitive and doesn’t miss a thing. At the end of my massage I felt totally relaxed yet energized at the same time. I’m definitely looking forward to booking again soon.
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Kim D.
Jan 17, 2022
Joe has magic hands. I came to know and admire Joe from yoga class. Now I am hooked on his massages. Being a massage therapist and also a practiced yogi seems to inform his work. He has a way of finding parts that need working so those parts can better work for you.
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Jan 15, 2022
Joe Cavanaugh is a gifted and knowledgable massage therapist. Frequently he knows where my body needs the most attention before I tell him. Joe is very receptive to my requests for a lighter touch or more intensive work as needed. At the end of a massage session I'm frequently so relaxed I could fall asleep. Joe has been my massage therapist for 4 years. I wouldn't go to anyone else. Highly recommended.
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Kevin M.
Jul 7, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Joe is so professional, smart, and talented. Such a great massage that helped me gain mobility. Thanks!
Massage Therapy
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Jillian B.
Jun 23, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Joe far exceded my expections, I originally reached out with a desperate plea for relief from a long running migraine, he was able to squeeze me in the following morning and went right to work on the areas that were causing me the most pain. He took the time to get to know my history of pain as well as the steps I've taken to attempt to relieve it. I walked out feeling the best I had in 2 weeks. I highly recommend Joe.
Massage Therapy

License Type: Massage Therapist (CT)

License verified on 1/16/2022

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Joseph Cavanagh


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $100 for 60 minutes, $140 for 90 minutes. This price includes travel, and fees associated with Thumbtack. It also includes clean, 700 thread linens, a heated table, and quality cocoa butter or oil.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I will talk to the client about what they are feeling in their body right now and what they need. Continued communication during a session about needs is accomplished without overwhelming conversation, if so desired.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Connecticut. I graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in 2017 and have worked constantly since.

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