Bearhug Bodywork
Bearhug Bodywork

Bearhug Bodywork

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Introduction: Cash only Postponing traveling for outcalls until further notice. Currently only seeing clients in office space I am renting in Somerville, MA in Davis Square. Because the office upgraded to MERV 13 filters and I have a HEPA filter going in the room, the air is fully cleaned every 10 minutes, likey faster since I crack a window with a small fan in front of it. Still plenty warm, if you were wondering. Note about travel fees: $0 for clients within 10 miles of Boston. $1 per mile for clients farther than 10 miles of Boston. Ex. 50 miles away from Boston = $50 knowledge is power. So is power. Combine the two together and you got someone that can do some really detailed manipulation of muscles, with the power to work deeply and effectively, and, most importantly, safely. But that's one end of the spectrum. I also do less intense work for those just wanting to relax👌 Regardless of the style I use, maintaining a presence of mind throughout the session keeps me in tune with the client and able to think about how best to address any postural dysfunction; your needs come first. I enjoy reducing a person's pain and helping them be their best self. My job, as a bodyworker, is to help get a person's body back to a neutral posture by addressing the muscles that are either locked short or locked long in thier tug-o-war with eachother; I try to make that fight an even match, with consideration for how far a person is willing to go. Sometimes a person may just want to mellow out on the table, and that's ok too. I like to mix it up anyway, otherwise it feels repetitive.
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8 years in business

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Jillian S.
Aug 31, 2020
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I wanted someone who was willing to work outside With masks (due to Covid concerns) and John was very accommodating. I like deep work and he was able to deliver!
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Morgan B.
Jan 8, 2019
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The best massage, hands down, that I’ve ever had. I’ve already booked him again (and again). John is exceptional. Very courteous and extremely skilled. The knotted-up pain and stress just melts away. I highly recommend hiring him.
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David S.
Oct 21, 2018
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One of the highest quality massages that I have experienced to date. [PERIOD]. A consummate professional and incredibly skilled clinician. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
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Mohammad S.
Jun 21, 2018
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The best masseur in Boston hands down. He arrived on time, was very professional, the techniques were excellent and the massage was fantastic. On top of that, the masseur is a very nice person ! Thank you so much for your time and efforts :-)
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Melissa O.
Mar 5, 2018
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I had an excellent experience with John. He listened to the spots I was having trouble with and focused on them. He told me and showed me tips on stretching problem areas. Super personal and professional. I already booked another session.
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License Type: Massage Therapist (MA)

License verified on 5/7/2022

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FAQs

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

    Yes.. $175, $220, $280 for 60 min, 90 min, & 120 min., Regardless of style of treatment.

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

    Screen for health concerns that massage will affect, good or bad. Ask about treatment goals for the session, and any preferences on how deep I work. Occasionally ask about warmth and pressure during the session. Share stretches that may be helpful, at the end of a massage, as well as any postural changes a person could make to improve thier condition.

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

    Massage school, orthopedic training, table thai, reiki II, basic lymphatic drainage

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