Massage Horizons
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Introduction: Hi, my name is Doug Turet and I'd like to give you the finest massage you have ever received. (Yes, that really and truly is my goal, each and every time.) Ever since my massage therapy journey began in 2009, I have been helping people to get out of pain, stay out of pain, and live their lives more easily and comfortably, and if you'll read even a few of the 11 awards and more than 300 reviews I have received on sites all across the web (more than 100 of them here), and note the A+ rating I’ve received from the Better Business Bureau, even though I am not one of its paying members, I think you'll pretty quickly get a solid sense of who I am, how I operate, how much I care about helping people, and how consistently I’m able to help people to reach their therapeutic goals. In 2011, I realized that traditional bodywork approaches weren't giving my clients enough of the results that I believed were possible for them, so I took the first of many additional steps to improve upon that by training first in energy therapies (including Reiki and the Access Consciousness Bars®️ and MTVSS®️) and then, in 2014, becoming certified as both a Medical Massage Practitioner, a Life Coach and a Solution-Focused Coach, and in 2015, continuing on with trainings in MyoFascial Release, Sports and Corporate (Chair) Massages and, more recently, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, AIS/PIS (Active & Passive Isolated Stretching) and two Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, GuaSha (also known as “IASTM”, or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation and Cupping, which are two examples of the phrase “everything old is new again”: ancient approaches to MyoFascial Release and enhancing both soft tissue mobility and blood flow. I've developed a proprietary method for delivering TRULY DEEP Deep Tissue and Sports Massages that feel so gentle and nurturing that 99+% of the time, you won’t have a sense of how deeply into your tissues my hands have traveled, and you won’t feel like you’ve been “beaten up”! All you’ll feel is a gentle “melting” of your body’s deepest and longest-held restrictions and limitations, from head to toe! You deserve to feel absolutely amazing in every way that’s legal and ethical. I’m here to make that happen. ABOUT COVID-19: I follow the latest State and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 preparation and protection, because I believe that both of our lives — and those of at least some of those we meet throughout the day — depend on it. This includes scanning and recording both of our temperatures before work begins, cleaning and disinfecting all contact surfaces before and after each session, using sheets, pillowcases and blankets that have been washed and dried at virus-killing temperatures and then carefully folded into individually sealed bags, as well as (upon your request) my use of hypoallergenic surgical rubber (nitrile) gloves, eye protection and either a washable or disposable smock, and your and my mutual wearing of KN95 face masks throughout our time together. (And whether or not you already have a mask of some sort, I will provide you with a new factory-sealed one at the beginning of your session, to be worn throughout it, because I can’t control where the mask you’ve arrived with has been, but mine are still sealed in the bags they came in.) You see, I don't just want you to feel fantastic today; I want you to continue to feel fantastic for the rest of your life, and I want your sessions with me to play an important role in that. So, thank you for offering me this chance to work with you, and you can rest assured that I will do my level best to make sure that yours is the among the finest massages I have ever given! UPDATE: As of March 6th, 2021, I have received both Moderna Covid vaccinations.
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Kinnar S.
Jul 30, 2021
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I read a LOT of reviews before selecting Doug, and boy he didnt disappoint. Ive seen a lot of therapists over this years but Doug truly stands out. He has a unique ability to really understand the body, and provide the right amount of pressure to get things to release in the right order. This is a skill I wasnt fully aware of as I'm quite used to deep tissue/swedish and having folks prod me semi-painfully (yes I can handle deep), and then after being sore the next day I felt relief and thought this was the worthwhile trade-off. In fact I did the same with my own massage equipment (foam rollers, spike balls, thera gun, you name it). Find a spot that hurts, sit on it till it doesnt smooth it out, enjoy the blood flow. But the issue would always resurface sadly. Doug really gets it, is detail oriented and quite systematic in his approach. From the oil to the massage cadence, and even a post massage follow-up it was all perfect. He even took extra time since my wife and I both received back to back massages, ensuring both of our very different needs were met. I highly recommend Doug and will be sure to utilize his services in the future.
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Thank you, Kinnar! As I have often said in the past, I’m especially grateful for great reviews from those with both medical and engineering backgrounds, and those with extensive massage therapy experience, because of the depth of insight they bring. And in your and your wife’s cases, I got the trifecta! Thank you again, and I can hardly wait until your next session(s)!
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Cheri M.
Jul 11, 2021
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Doug is an amazing therapist. He tunes into your body and delivers the best massage for your needs. I highly recommend him for bodywork and will use him again when in town. Thank you Doug!
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You’re welcome, Cheri — and thank _you_, too! You and your muscles were so easy to work with, and the results we got were so transformational, that I’m hoping I won’t have to wait too long until your next trip to New England. See you then!
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Heidi M.
3 weeks ago
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If you’re just looking for a massage you can go anywhere if you’re looking to have an experience of a lifetime of feeling like a queen or a king give Doug a call he makes a point of making you feel Like you are the only client he has. His expertise go beyond words. I would say he has a natural gift to make you feel completely relaxed and comfortable and safe. Next part I’d like to share is his ability to get your body mobility back! I for years have had an SI joint issue and in one session he was able to get my body and my hips to release and have movement again. You literally feel as though your melting (in a good way)I have undergone many different treatments for this chronic pain . Doug is extremely Nurturing and a true empath! His prices are very fair which makes him more affordable to get more massages.I’d highly recommend him to anyone that has chronic pain!
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Thank you Heidi — both for entrusting me with your pain and for leaving that review! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your thoughts. And yes, that’s always been my goal: to help people to get out of pain and move through their lives with greater ease, comfort and fluidity (and not to be in any way uncomfortable, while I’m helping them get there). Needless to say, I’m really looking forward to seeing you again, soon!
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Charles H.
Nov 19, 2021
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Doug was amazing. The combination massage was very much needed. I didn’t realize how tight my body was until the session was over. Oh boy was it tense but afterwards I felt so much relief. I would recommend anyone to give it a try.
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Hey Charles, thank you for that front row seat to your physical transformation! I was as amazed as you were at the amount of stress and tension you were carrying when you entered the office. I’m glad we were able to make as much progress as we did, and look forward to seeing you again, this month!
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Nancy a.
Nov 15, 2021
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It's one of the best massages I’ve had my husband and I husband got off the table feeling feeling brand. extremely professional and took his time to make sure he got the right kinks out he was not in a hurry to run out the clock which we could appreciate!
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Thank you, Nancy!! Meeting you and Ahmed was easily one of the high points of my month, and I can’t wait to see you guys again!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I base my fees on a very simple principle: the more time, effort and expertise the work requires of me, and the more I have to do (and longer I have to wait to be compensated) for it, the more I charge for it. As such, my fees for traditional Swedish-style relaxation massage are more than those for Energy Work but less than those for Deep Tissue or the far more involved, paperwork-heavy and injury-specific Medical massage techniques. My fees, then are as follows: ENERGY WORK (i.e. REIKI, the ACCESS CONSCIOUSNESS BARS or MTVSS Processes) or GUIDED IMAGERY WORK: 60 MINUTES = $100 _________________________________________ TRADITIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIES: 30 minutes = $60 60 minutes = $100 90 minutes = $145, and 120 minutes = $190 __________________________________________ DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE: 30 minutes = $70 60 minutes = $125 90 minutes = $155, and 120 minutes = $210 __________________________________________ MEDICAL MASSAGE: $47.50 per 15-minute unit of treatment. __________________________________________ MOBILE APPOINTMENTS (within 25 MILES of Norwood, MA): I add $40.00 to above rates to locations within 20 miles of Norwood, MA, and $60 for locations between 21-50 miles distance, to cover my travel time, labor and expenses). For more distant destinations, please call for a quote. This rate applies to any of the above services, when performed within the comfort and convenience of your own ground level or elevator-serviced home or office location. In order to address your needs as comfortably and effectively as I can, I will provide the massage table or chair and stool, plus the necessary linens, towels, bolsters, digital stereo system, either lotion, cream or oil necessary to facilitate the required techniques for a successful session and, if the climate dictates, a regulated heat pad. For any service location that does not offer either easy ground floor or elevator access to the treatment room, special arrangements may need to be made. Please call in advance, to discuss these.)

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

    I have them begin by filling out an intake forms, to give me a confidential view of their current health condition and recent injuries (because there are some conditions, illnesses and/or injuries for which massage is actually contraindicated, where receiving a massage could actually harm the person, so I need to know where we stand before I begin). Then, I take the time to ask them about what's been going on in their bodies, and/or their lives, to be fully present and focused in on their answers, and to let their comments, their bodies and my experience inform me as to how best to approach their long or short-term treatment.

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

    In addition to my two years of massage school, year of postgraduate medical massage training and 18 months of pre-certification training as a life coach, I’m a voracious reader of books and trade journals, attend both physical and virtual classes and am constantly streaming classes on new techniques, buying DVDs and then practicing them on those clients who’ve expressed an interest in being my “crash test dummies for massage”.

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