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Swedish massage (standard),
Deep tissue massage,
Hot stone massage
If you are looking for a massage totally customized to your body, Doug is the massage therapist to see. His touch was both intuitive & knowledgeable. I will definitely be returning as well as referring. Thank you Doug!Mar 12, 2015VerifiedMassage Horizons's reply
You are not only so very welcome, Autumn, but were an absolute joy to work with, today, and I look forward to seeing you for your next session! Many thanks, again!
I wanted to wait until at least the next day to write a review, because I was a bit lightheaded after my session. However, I woke up the next morning in so much less pain than I had been in years. This was not a "cookie-cutter" massage; Doug was able to remove stress knots and loosen up the tension in my upper back. He described thoroughly what he was doing and how and why it would benefit. I would highly recommend seeing Doug Turet for massage therapy.Nov 12, 2014VerifiedMassage Horizons's reply
Thank you, Lisa! Anytime (and every time) that I'm able to take some skill or process I've learned, along the way, and use it to help uplift someone's body or empower their spirit, well, that's what I call "A good day at the office" :o) ! I'm glad you're feeling better and look forward to sering you again, soon.
Beware! I stumbled upon Thumbtack as I was looking to hire a massage therapist for a party I was having. It seemed like a great resource, which I was excited about using. At this point, after my experience with how Doug has handled himself and communicated with me, I can't say I will use or recommend either of them again. Running and managing a business myself, I understand that the actions of one does not always represent the whole, however when there are repeated events - it's concerning. I'm not one to write reviews, especially negative ones or post/complain in this social media craze about someone as so many jump to quickly, however the manner in which this so called professional has handled himself is over the top inappropriate. I hired Doug for a party I was having. He was extremely responsive, informative and willing to fulfill my request. Once I confirmed using his services, I was sent a review via Thumbtack to complete. I don't always fill out reviews, but trying to be kind based on our interactions thus far - which were in advance of following through on the service, completed it. It ended up being a 3/5 star, so far. Doug wasn't happy with that and made mention of it, which I understood - yet I feel it was a bit forward although I respected it. I mentioned I'd try to update it once the service was completed. Unfortunately Doug fell ill right before the event - that happens and I understood. He was professional enough to not follow through on the services with being so sick and found a replacement. His professionalism was appreciated and the right thing to do. I don't think it was over the top to find a replacement. My top priority since the service was completed has not been to go back and change my review of Doug, who didn't even perform the service, yet I have been repeatedly called and texted about doing so. Not that it's difficult, however if I had received another email about updating my review or was given specific directions of how to go on and update my review - I may have done so more readily. The barrage of communication from Doug has been completely unprofessional, unwarranted and unnecessary! He has continued to tell me how I should rate him, that he gave me 5 star service (Isn't that for me to judge), that I gave him a substandard rating, that he hopes my family will be spared of the illness he had, that my rating is impacting his ability to earn an income - etc, etc. The last of which was a text the size of a full page letter. Ok, so now I'm updating my rating! If handling yourself in this passive, aggressive manner is your idea of 5 star service you should not be in this profession or for that matter any profession dealing with the public! I'm not sure what business school or customer service education you have received, but this is completely inappropriate and a failing grade! I don't wish any harm on anyone, but I would not recommend using his services and if Thumbtack has any care for how their customers are treated - action should be taken. I will try to attach the last communication, which was the letter for you to be the judge!Feb 22, 2018VerifiedMassage Horizons's reply
Wow. Well, so much for politely asking someone to do what they’d promised to do, I guess! What happened, here was that the day I was hired, Erin left a review that had nothing to do with the quality of my service, so I’d asked her if, after her chair massage event had passed, she could please update her review, accordingly, and she assured me that she’d “be glad to”. As it happened, two days before her party, I came down with a nasty bout of bronchitis, so I called and bowed out, but only after I had called around and hired someone to replace me (and for exactly the same discounted rate I had quoted). The person in question not only provided chair massages for her party’s guests, but also offered both table massages and CranioSacral Therapy — truly an “above and beyond the call” level of service — for all who chose to receive them, and was very well received. As such, I wrote again and asked if her updated review could please reflect that even though I hadn’t been able to appear, I had still done absolutely everything possible to see to it that she and her guests receive exceptional care. When two voicemails and two brief texts went unanswered, I sent a longer, more detailed letter, that clearly explained why it mattered to me to have reviews that were less generic, and finally, she responded... not the way I had either hoped or expected, but she did respond, as you can see, above. All I can say is that I give 100%, 100% of the time, and sometimes, that turns out to be either not enough or too much. I am truly sorry that was another not enough kind of case.
Excellent massage therapist! From my first contact with Doug, we have been in excellent communication. He is skilled and extremely knowledgeable in his work. I had never had a full body massage before and normally, I would have been apprehensive, thinking that I would experience discomfort or soreness in my muscles, either during or after the massage, Happily, I experienced a relaxing, soothing massage with no pain or discomfort at all! From the first touch by this excellent massage therapist, my muscles relaxed. I felt safe, trusting in Doug’s great skill, ability, care and professionalism. As a result of the massage, my flexibility increased, and most importantly, there was no pain at all, either during or after the massage. I felt positively relaxed and rejuvenated! I certainly look forward to another massage from Doug. I can recommend this excellent massage therapist without reservation. He is truly one in a million!Mar 12, 2018VerifiedMassage Horizons's reply
Thank you SO much for that, Adele — and thank you for the honor of allowing me to be the very first to welcome you to the world of massage therapy, in a way that honors you any what your specific tissues required! (And need I say how grateful I am for that glowing review?) Many thanks again, and thank you for referring your sister and friends, as well! Until next time... Tovyour health, Doug
Deep Tissue Massage
Doug was a great massage therapist. He got in deep without causing any pain at all. Found a problem spot on my back that no one else had found, but had been bothering me for years. He was gentle, kind, and thorough. I highly recommend Doug.Mar 16, 2016VerifiedMassage Horizons's reply
Thank you, Jan. As a fellow performing musician, it meant a lot to be able to contribute to your healing process, and even more to know that our work together will make your future performances just that much more comfortable. Be well, and I'll look forward to seeing you again, soon!
License Type: Massage Therapist (MA)
- 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 = $75 _________________________________________ TRADITIONAL MASSAGE THERAPIES: 30 minutes = $50 60 minutes = $90 90 minutes = $130, and 120 minutes = $165 __________________________________________ DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE: 30 minutes = $60 60 minutes = $100 90 minutes = $145, and 120 minutes = $185 __________________________________________ MEDICAL MASSAGE: $50 per 15-minute unit of treatment. __________________________________________ MOBILE APPOINTMENTS (within 25 MILES of Norwood, MA): Add $35.00 to above rates, to cover travel time, labor and expenses). 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?Yes, constantly! In addition to being a voracious reader of books and trade journals, I attend both physical and virtual classes and am constantly renting or buying DVDs on new techniques, and sharing and comparing them with other therapists I meet.