Elissa Raquel Massage Therapist

Kansas City, MO

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Thumbtack Best of 2015 I am extremely detail oriented. Each massage is specifically tailored to each client, and every client's massage may be different each time they see me. I always tell people that I have magical hands because I can tell where problems are with very little touch, and through my training in reflexology. I am constantly studying up on new methods, plans of attack for all sorts of ailments. The human body is an amazing thing and I always make sure I treat it with respect and in the end, have the person inside of it feeling healed, healthy and happy.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The opportunity to help people. It is an extremely rewarding career. I love helping people because it is just so good for the soul.

Location

Kansas City, MO 64114

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

37

Reviews

27 Reviews
  • Mike O. Apr 22, 2016
    Very professional… Best massage I've ever had… I will be back Again for sure… I would highly recommend… Five stars…
  • Sean S. Apr 14, 2016
    Excellent massage, she definitely shows that she has CMT skills with experience. She reminded me about places that I completely forgot about. I will be seeking her services again in the future 😊
  • Patrick A. Sep 28, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    No show.
  • Rachel P. May 18, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    After reading everyone's glowing reviews I was so excited to try Elissa! I wish I could be one the many writting the terrific reviews, but I had the opposite experience. After corresponding with Elissa, we agreed to a Friday afternoon massage because she was WIDE OPEN that day. Friday came and Elissa asked me if I woud mine pushing my appt back 30 mins, I kindly obliged. Then she text me she was running "even later" I politelty said no problem. Two hours after my orginal appt she suddenly had a flat tire and that was the last text I ever recieved from her. Wheather she had the flat or not, I really don't care, However the lack of professionalsm was obsurd
    Elissa Q. May 18, 2015

    All of my appointments were running late that day, it becomes a domino effect. I am not a massage parlor so I don't just turn people away and charge them a fee when they are late. I make it work, so that I can accommodate all of my clients because they are all very important to me. I did have a flat. I can show you the receipt from the shop if you'd like to see it. My text to you was sincere and had you responded, I would have offered a discount, because you had said you would reschedule, and you didn't. I'm sorry that it had to end this way, but clearly my reputation shows that these sort of things don't happen. Life happens, it's as simple as that.

  • Mel S. May 1, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa's superb knowledge, strong hands and precise professionalism accomplished more than I expected during my first visit. Years of painful injuries finally brought me to her. I am grateful. Mel
  • Dana B. Apr 13, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa was amazing. She was hands down the best deep tissue massage therapist I have ever had. She came to my home and I felt very comfortable. I will hire her again!
  • Christopher C. Mar 26, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    .no calll back
    Elissa Q. Apr 17, 2015

    Miscommunication that was resolved.

  • Kathleen A. Mar 20, 2015
    By far the best massage I have ever received. Elissa actually listened to my problems and was able to work on the areas that I have been trying to get therapists to Work on for years. She was very nice and made me feel very comfortable. I highly recommend her and will be going back monthly for deep tissue. I am also pregnant and have not ever received a massage that worked out all my problem areas when I am not pregnant- to me that is huge!! Thanks, elissa
  • Greg S. Mar 13, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I needed some relief from weeklong computer training and Elissa worked out the knots. She is very knowledgeable and I felt like I was in good hands.
  • Patti F. Mar 2, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa did a great job. She was very informative and attentive to my concerns. She helped to provide relief to my shoulder and arm pain.
  • Deb K. Mar 1, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa came to our home and gave us each a massage and we both were very happy with it. She is very thorough and really knows what she is doing. This is hard to put in the right words, but during the massage I had the thought that I was very in tune with my body and I had never realized my muscles and tissues could move the way they did during the massage. I felt knots in my body I didn't previously know were there and I am sure they contribute to the stiffness I feel at times. We each had a 45 minute relaxing message and it was wonderful. The cost was very reasonable. We will definitely be calling her again.
  • John H. Dec 16, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa helped alleviate my lower back pain as well as remove a lot of tension in my shoulders. She did a wonderful job and really makes the whole experience welcoming and relaxing.
  • Angie D. Dec 9, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    It has been far too long since my last massage but in spite of that I am feeling awesome right now... My back has some flexibility. Elissa gives one of the best therapeutic massages I have had. I recommend her to everyone.
  • Ethel H. Nov 9, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    The best massage ever .Very knowledgeable and was able to communicate what she was doing and why.I will definitely be back and I am sending my husband to her today! It was a 5 star service.
  • Kit A. Aug 23, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I was in the KC for a month doing fairly physical work. I was excited to find someone who was willing to travel because I didn't know the area. Elissa arrived like a massage ninja with all her professional gear. I have Aspergers, so I am not always into too much touch, but Elissa made me feel comfortable pretty quickly. I am also not great at being aware enough of body to even attempt to communicate what is bothering me. Elissa seemed to have some kind of mad Yoda like skills that allowed her to zero in on the exact areas that were bothering me that day without me saying a word. This was really helpful for me, and it helped me relax more. I can't imagine that you can find anyone better in the entire region. I am not sure I can find anyone to compare in the entire northeast where I live. I cannot recommend Elissa enough. It is rare to find people that clearly love what they do, that are always working to improve their craft despite already being excellent at it. The experience has helped me begin to feel more comfortable in my own skin, you can't really put a price on that. If you live in KC area, then you are lucky enough to work with such a great person and massage therapist. Thank you!
  • Jack H. Aug 11, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Awesome massage! Elissa is very intuitive and highly skilled. She provides a relaxing and rejuvenating massage experience. I feel so incredible and I plan to see her again on a regular basis. Excellent value and service from a remarkable therapist!
  • Dan F. Aug 4, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thanks Elissa!
  • Hector F. Jul 24, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Very relaxing will recommend very professional also Knows what she is doing.
  • Adam S. Jul 24, 2014
    Elissa does a great job of catering the massage to Your needs and really works out the problem areas. I felt so much better the next day. I now see Her weekly and notice a huge improvement in my back.
  • JB N. Jul 24, 2014
    Due to neck and shoulder issues I have seen several LMT's in the metro and Elissa has been the best. She listens, she focuses,asks for feedback- whether her treatment idea helped or what more can be done. Always good conversation or none, whatever you prefer, and does an excellent job of trying to fit in to my tough schedule. Excited to have found her and I hope her business continues to grow. She is very genuine and a welcome find after previous experiences.
  • Benard C. Jul 14, 2014
  • Tim R. Jun 18, 2014
    Elissa is awsome! She has a special gift and knows how to make you feel wonderful....I would recommend her to anyone! Tim R
  • Sheri S. Jun 16, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I came to Kansas City and got a shitty massage at massage heights and I had to get a massage to correct that massage I was so busted from it. Elissa came to our place have me an unbelievable massage and I couldn't reccomend her enough. If she can reverse the damage this dude did, she can do anything!!! Call her now!
  • David G. Jun 9, 2014
    Elissa was exactly on time. She was genuinely interested in helping me feel better and did a great job with my neck and shoulders. I highly recommend her.
  • James M. Jun 6, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Excellent! I've been a massage "addict" for almost three decades. I admit that I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to massage. With Elissa, there were no disappointments. She's a good listener, responded well to my needs, flexible enough to let me design the massage. Very strong hands when needed but also a wonderful softer approach when asked. Again, just excellent!
  • Jason T. May 22, 2014
    Hands down the best around. A true professional highly trained and can actually do deep tissue.
  • Dan D. May 19, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elissa is a fantastic massage therapist. She asked about any trouble areas before starting the massage. Once discussed, she gave me an outstanding massage. She worked the whole body thoroughly, paying particular attention to my trouble spots. I haven't felt this good in a long time. I highly recommend her.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
$45 for a 30 minute massage $70 for a 60 minute massage $90 for a 90 minute massage If any more time is needed past 90 minutes, it is a dollar a minute.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I constantly buy/check out the latest anatomy and physiology textbooks. I am constantly learning about how our bodies work for us. I also learn various techniques from colleagues often.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I didn't choose it, it chose me. I couldn't be happier.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Get their license number and a picture. You don't want some random person touching you that isn't a professional.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Us therapists get a little bit of a bad rap. There's a stigma that we are willing to do "other" things for clients at the end of the massage. That is absolutely not the case, at least not for all of us. People also don't realize that massage therapy can really have a great effect on your body. A lot of people think we just rub lotion on people and call it a day. Some therapists might be that way, but, for me, I make it my goal to see actual results.