Maxine Nguyen, LMT

Halethorpe, MD

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How does your service stand out?

Knowledgeable, thoughtful, holistic care customized for the client's lifestyle rather than just dealing with isolated symptoms. Incorporating many massage modalities into the session to achieve just the right combination of techniques for improving the client's health and well-being. Please inquire about spa packages that include any combination of massage, facials, and hair care. In-studio or In-home services are available. Studio features: Brand-new facility at ground (walk-in) level (no stairs to climb up/down) with parking in front, convenient location 1.5 miles off 695 beltway, near Interstate 95. 1 single treatment room for massage 1 couples treatment room for couples services (skincare, massage) 1 hair/make-up station 1 restroom for client use with full tub/shower Professional appearance, clean/sanitized. Our Specialties: Therapeutic massages (medical (protocols for each condition)), myofascial release (for chronically tight areas), lymphatic drainage (for edema), prenatal/postnatal massage, Thai massage (for those who enjoy mat massage and yoga style stretches), custom massages that combine multiple techniques such deep tissue and sports stretching, joint mobilization, hot/cold packs, cupping for maximum relief of stress, tension, muscle fatigue, and increase performance for clients who work out or those who work a lot on their feet, or at a desk all day) Facial/Body Peels featuring PCA Skin PCA & TCA peels (for problem skin: hyperpigmentation (dark spots), acne, rosacea, dry/sagging/aging skin, sensitive skin, psoriasis, scarring, dry/rough/calloused skin) Hair care for whole family. Mobile Spa Services (for a modest travel charge, we will come to you) Of course, we offer great relaxing massages, too. Owner is licensed massage therapist, esthetician and hair care professional. Contact us via our website. Hit the request a session link. Enter your info and submit. OR just call our telephone number from the website and leave a detailed voicemail with your contact info. We return calls and appt request promptly. Please do NOT text us via Thumbtack. We're either in session with a client or driving to a client appointment and cannot text you back. Thank you.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Getting to know my clients and improving their health and lifestyle through providing great value for their beauty budget.
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Location

Halethorpe, MD 21227

Years in business

4

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

181

Reviews

95 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 26, 2017
    Maxine was prompt, great to work with and my back feels better! What more could you ask for?
  • Proto A. Jul 25, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine gives a firm massage that is both relaxing and therapeutic. Her kind spirited personality was appreciated and it was evident that she was passionate about her work. Greatly impressed!
  • Deborah J. Jul 25, 2017
    Phenomenal! Excellent techniques, very professional. I went for arm, neck and shoulder pain and she made me feel like a new woman. I am so happy that I found her. I had another therapist for 25 years who moved out of town and had a tough time finding the right person with the right touch and knowledge.
  • Viola H. Jul 22, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I had my first lymph drain massage session with Maxine and it was a pleasant and refreshing experience. Maxine is client friendly and professional. As she administers her work she makes you feel comfortable as she takes her time to explains any areas of concern regarding how your body responds to the massage. Her work area is soothing and inviting for clients. I highly recommend her for lymph drain massages.
  • Shaleena C. Jul 9, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine did a great job I will definitely be using her again
    Maxine N. Jul 9, 2017

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to give you a massage. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Have a great day!

  • Matthew A. Jun 25, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Top notch.
    Maxine N. Jun 25, 2017

    Thank you. We appreciate your patronage.

  • Tee J. Jun 19, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Worked with me on areas of stiffness that needed to be addressed. Explained what she would do to address those issues.
  • Sarah P. Jun 15, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was very friendly and accommodating. The massage was nice and relaxing.
  • Kisha M. May 21, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    What an amazing person! Extremely professional and timely!! Loved the experience and will be back again!!
  • Rachel N. May 19, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great
  • Matt R. May 14, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine delivered on exactly what we discussed over the phone the day before the massage. I had booked a room at the Four Seasons for my wife for Mother's Day and was hoping to have her use their spa services- they were fully booked so I did some research and found Maxine on Thumbtack. Maxine agreed to pickup a dozen roses for my wife to enjoy in her room, she also brought silk rose petals to have scattered on the floor during the massage. Maxine gave my wife a 90 min massage, a back scrub,a foot scrub, and pampered my wife for the afternoon! Thank you Maxine! I appreciate your professionalism and delivering on what you promised.- Matt Ryan
  • Emily B. May 12, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine is very skilled and knowledgeable. Very personable. I look forward to more massage appointments with her in the near future. I definitely recommend her!
  • Kay H. May 11, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was excellent. She had an immediate response to my inquiry and was very professional the entire time. We booked her last minute for a staff appreciation event. She was very personable to all that she massaged and very thorough in finding their difficult areas. i would highly recommend her services. We will be using her again in the future.
  • Jennifer N. May 9, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine exceeded my and my husband's expectations! We both had several problem areas, received 90 min sports massages, and both had fantastic results with decreased pain, and improved flexibility! Maxine was extremely professional, we highly recommend her, and will both be returning customers!
  • AYGEMANG C. May 2, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great job!
  • Eric S. Apr 26, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review Updated
    I have lower back pain and my Dr recommended Thai massages to loosen up my hamstrings, gluts, and inner quads . I tried a few places out, but Maxine is the on who I settled one due to her level of skill. And not only is she highly skilled at her craft but very personable as well. My flexibility and range of motion is returning. Yay!
  • Verified Review Original
    I have lower back pain and my Dr recommended Thai massages to loosen up my hamstrings, gluts, and inner quads . I tried a few places out, but Maxine is the one who I settled one due to her level of skill. And not only is she highly skilled at her craft but very personable as well. My flexibility and range of motion is returning. Yay!
  • Nicole B. Apr 25, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine is excellent! Maxine and an associate came to perform mobile massages for my bridal party and myself. I was so pleasantly surprised at how wonderful I felt after my massage and so did my bridal party. Maxine brought aromatherapy and soothing music. The experience was just as good as going to a spa. Thank you Maxine for your professionalism and flexibility. You will not regret booking Maxine!
  • Brian N. Apr 18, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    excellent...
    Excellent therapist..!
  • LaQuesha J. Mar 16, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great service
    Great hot stone massage. Love the mobile service To my house. It was a surprise bday massage for my wife. Would definitely book her again. She was responsive, easy to work with, professional, and on time. THANKS MAXINE
  • Manaar B. Sep 16, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Wonderful massage therapist
    Maxine was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the body and fluidity. This massage was a surprise for my husband. He was so relaxed and did not want to get up after the service. All day he kept stating how calm and relaxed he felt. He truly enjoyed the service. It was amazing!
  • Isabel B. Sep 15, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Amazing massage
    90 minute deep tissue/sports massage
  • Brooke S. Sep 12, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was awesome! Give her a try!
    Maxine is great! She was very helpful and was super nice and approachable. She answered all my questions about massages and cupping therapy. I would absolutely recommend her!
  • Stacey G. Sep 6, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Great options of modalities
    Was quoted one price then asked to pay double that after service.
    Maxine N. Sep 8, 2016

    This client paid doubled the quoted hourly rate because she received 2 hours of service.

  • Misty C. Sep 5, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Fantastic!
    Maxine was amazing! We will definitely have her back for events and personal massages monthly!
  • Jeana L. Aug 30, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    The massge was great. Maxine is a very nice lady, professional and knowledgeable. Thank you
  • Sara B. Aug 30, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
  • Mary J. Aug 29, 2016
    Reflexology Massage
    Verified Review
    deep tissue medical massage on my back, reflexology on my feet and hands. I knew halfway through the first treatment that I would be returning to Maxine for more. She is very professional and does a wonderful job. Thank You Maxine. See you in 2 weeks!
  • Merrie G. Aug 28, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    WOW!!! Maxine Nguyen is a HEALER w/gifted hands!! Suffice it to say, I am a giant knot of trigger points, and Maxine found and near dispensed w/all of them. This is no easy task, but Maxines deep tissue work supplemented w/hot stones was superb! I went to her lovely residential studio minutes from downtown Baltimore. Although I am brand new to Thumbtack, I was amazed by the ease and efficiency of the system and Maxine's responsiveness. Literally less than 12 hrs after initiating an inquiry I was walking out of Maxine's studio pain free for the first time in days! Maxine is a keeper and her # is now on speed dial!
  • Nicole S. Aug 27, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Best massage I've had! Hot stones really helped my neck and back injury... Highly recommended and pricing is great!
  • Carolina D. Aug 26, 2016
    Pregnancy Massage
    Verified Review
    I was 20 weeks preagnet when I first visited Maxine. I was having lower back and neck pain but her prenatal massages were amazing. I highly recommend her. She is amazing and makes you feel super comfortable and pampered. Thank you so much Maxine
  • Belinda P. Aug 4, 2016
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    Take the leap of faith and HIRE MAXINE!!! I've been a massage therapy student for the better part of a year now, so I've experienced many massages from different students and experienced instructor practitioners. I can confidently say that I have not encountered another therapist with the intuitive knowledge of the body and what ails me that Maxine possesses. I have been suffering from hip pain for over 2 years now, due to an imbalance in my leg length and Maxine was able to really get in there and undo some of the tension and stubborn muscle memory that my hips and lower back have grown accustomed to. The intricate stretching session alone was GOLD!! She is SO good, that I booked her for the day after tomorrow for my fiance and again for myself in her spa for a 90 minute Thai massage session in September. She's gained a loyal customer for sure!
  • Lynn M. Aug 3, 2016
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    Actually should be 10 stars! Very effective sports massage. Already have much better range of motion on the treadmill! She explained the importance of proper warming up and cooling down, stretching, nutrition with emphasis on protein for muscles and (sadly) how the aging process affects our strength and recovery time. Can't wait to go back. Putting all her advisement to work and it's working!!!!
  • Michele W. Jul 28, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    it did not work out for vince because of his sickness
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    I was able to provide a half hour of massage to Vince which was all that he could take because he was coughing so much. He thought the brief massage was very helpful in reducing his back pain.

  • Rachel K. Jul 20, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    incresibly skilled, knowledgeable, professional, and kind. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    Thank you Rachel. I enjoyed our sessio, our two way conversations and learned a lot from working with you. Please don't hesitate to call should you need any further assistance.

  • Julio G. May 24, 2016
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
  • Zehra Z. May 14, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was absolutely amazing to work with!!! We had her come over for a Mother's Day party and every person she gave a massage to kept going on about how amazing she was!! We will DEFINITELY be hiring her again. She's professional, timely, very good at her job and has a very pleasant personality.
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    I had a good time sevicing your spa party. Thank you for your hospitality. I look forward to working with you in the future.

  • Christine L. May 10, 2016
    Best massage ever . My pain in my neck and shoulder just melt away
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    Thank you, Christine. It's always a pleasure to see you and your husband monthly. Our talks are stimulating and meaningful. Plus, it's good to know you guys loved your massages as well. See you soon!

  • Angela H. May 9, 2016
    Maxine catered my session to my specific needs. I suffer from chronic back pain and she was able to use a combination of deep tissue and deep stretching to alleviate a lot of my problematic areas. I've had many massages but she by far is one of the best!
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    Thank you, Angela. Good luck with your move overseas.

  • Aisha H. May 8, 2016
    every thing is okay
  • Dereck W. May 1, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Absolutely loved my experience with Maxine. She was very informative and knowledgable about her profession. She showed the upmost professionalism while conducting my massage. My massage was relaxing and soothing, and was by far the best massage I've had. She tailors your massage and works on body parts that you use during your everyday life. Also gives good tips for stretching and relieving tension in muscles. I will be coming back.
  • Neal P. Apr 22, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I was very happy with how the massage was tailored to my needs, and appreciative of the communication (need more/less pressure, etc.)
    Maxine N. Jul 29, 2016

    Thanks Neal. Please keep in touch regarding the results of the chiro/pt treatments.

  • William O. Apr 22, 2016
    Pregnancy Massage
    Verified Review
    It was great! My wife is 39 weeks and the baby was sitting on her nerve making it uncomfortable to move! On bed rest, but when Ms. Maxine drove all the way from her office in Baltimore to my house in Greenbelt bringing all her equipment it made all the difference. I took my sons out to dinner to give my wife and Maxine quality time she bought some music to soothe the mood and made my wife feel better than she has in months. She is now mobile and feeling able to prepare herself for a great delivery! I would recommend her again and again and wish I would have found her sooner!
  • Robert D. Apr 16, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    She was great!
  • Suzanne W. Apr 9, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Absolutely wonderful massage. Maxine was prompt, totally professional in all her interactions, and gives absolutely outstanding massages. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
  • Terrence B. Apr 9, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great massage, on time and knowledgable
  • Becky O. Apr 7, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine is really good! She provided post surgery massage in my house. The convience was awesome & she was of course on time for all sessions! It just sucks she's only available on weekends in my area.
  • Mark B. Apr 3, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine, was a great surprise for my wife's birthday. She came to the house and made he day so very special and relaxing!
  • Jeff F. Mar 31, 2016
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine did a fantastic job. The best masssage I can honestly said that I have ever experienced. I am a routine long distance road biker and she was able to craft the massage to incorporate stretches and deep tissue manipulation. I'm not sure if it was the massage or the slight weather improvement but since the massage my performance output has been riding high. Would definitely recommend seeing her if you have an active lifestyle.
  • Sam E. Mar 30, 2016
    Pregnancy Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was very professional and offered an excellent massage at a good price. She performed a pregnancy massage for my wife and brought a pregnancy massage setup to include cushions and table. I highly recommend Maxine.
  • Erin D. Mar 17, 2016
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
    I can not comment on her massage abilities but if you are looking for someone to come to you stay away. I searched for and hired someone for a moblie massage, specifically to come to my home as a surprise to my boyfriend for his bithday. She aske me if i could come her place and I told her no explained my plan and she was good with that so we booked the day. Then I had to text her the night before and confirm she was still coming because i had not hear from her..to which she replied asking if I could come to her studio instead. At this point I just cancelled because ithe was clear from the beginning I wanted this in my home and she was very hesitant to provide that service. I can say she is very quick to respond which is great and did offer to come to my home after I cancelled but I was already disappointed and could tell she did not want to come to us.
  • Patricia S. Mar 16, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    This was an awesome massage experience. Maxine combined the right amount of pressure, stretching and relaxation methods to ease the knots in my back neck and shoulders. I also had extreme stiffness in my hip flexor area and she was able to release the tension and my joints are more limber than when the session 1st began. I already scheduled a 2nd session
  • Mary H. Mar 12, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was able to fit me in to her schedule on the same day as I was in a lot of pain. I have been a massage therapist for over ten years and have a very difficult time finding a therapist that works for me. I am also a chronic pain patient with quite a few complicated health issues. Maxine was phenomenal! I was extremely surprised and pleased that someone I found at the last minute to treat me, I had a horrible migraine, was so excellent. She truly knows her bodywork skills and has great hands. It was the perfect amount of pressure and modalities that I needed. Previously, I would only see two massage therapists'. One is in Delaware and one in Berkeley Springs WV. Thank goodness I have found such a skilled massage therapist close to home. I can't wait to see her again!
  • Chris M. Feb 21, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was fantastic! She was on time, prepared, and very friendly. She developed an immediate rapport and I felt at ease right away. She was very responsive to my problem areas (neck and back from shoveling snow). She took away 90% of pain away. Her demeanor is very gentle and positive. During my massage we had a delightful conversation because I initiated it, but I know that she would be equally accommodating if I preferred silence. I've had many "Mall Massages" with marginal satisfaction but after having one session with Maxine I realize I've been wasting my money all those years. My wife and I will be regular clients of Maxine.
  • Brandon D. Feb 21, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Provided a great message in the evening, just before we were turning in for the night. Added a sweet and personal touch with a rose for valentine's.
  • C. F. Feb 18, 2016
    Pregnancy Massage
    Verified Review
    I had a great pregnancy message by Maxine. She was kind, attentive, and super knowledeable of prenatal massages and preganancy. Will definitely schedule future services again.
  • Heather F. Feb 15, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great session. I appreciated Maxine's attention to the areas I specified. Very professional and gave helpful information.
  • Nahed A. Feb 6, 2016
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
  • Rachel K. Jan 30, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was very personable and professional. She arrived on time, and delivered outstanding services. My friend was very pleased with his hot stone massage. We will be utilizing her services again.
  • Richard D. Jan 23, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
  • Richard D. Jan 22, 2016
    Very thorough and capable therapist. Highly recommended for athletes.
  • Margaret C. Jan 12, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    She is very professional. Excellent massage!
  • Elizabeth A. Dec 30, 2015
    Maxine is awesome, her professionalism and experience make you feel great and want her to give you a massage at least twice a month. She is very patient and focused on helping me feel better. She also has been my mother's massage therapist for the past year and a half, my mother have been feeling better since she started to have Maxine come home twice a moth. I highly recommend Maxine as skilled massage therapist and the convenience on having her to come to your place is great.
  • Kofi N. Dec 25, 2015
    Pregnancy Massage
    Verified Review
    Excellent experience. Maxim was very accommodating and patient.
  • Andre S. Dec 23, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
  • Jenny T. Dec 13, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
  • Deb K. Dec 7, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    I found Maxine to be very knowledgable and professional. She provided me with a deep/therapeutic massage, and the ease of having her come to my home is very convenient. Highly recommended.
  • Lisa G. Dec 6, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Most effective massage I have ever had.
  • Jacquelyn J. Dec 6, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine came to our home and performed 2 one hour massages. Initially I booked a single one hour massage as a surprise gift for my wife. My wife had such a relaxing experience and was so impressed with Maxine that she insisted I get one too! Maxine is a very professional and skilled massage therapist. She is very knowledgeable and offered several tips to relieve muscle tension in between massage appointments. We plan to be regulars! I recommend her highly.
  • Leslie M. Dec 5, 2015
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was very kind and professional. She was quickly able to assess some body alignment issues and gave me a great massage as well as advice further treatment.
  • Michael M. Nov 19, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was awesome! I have some issues from exercise and there's a lot of heavy lifting on my job. I was worried that she might have too light of a touch, but she is well-versed in reflexology, sports injuries and physical therapy. She really got to the problem areas and I absolutely look forward to having her be my therapist on a regular basis! Thank you, Maxine!
  • Debi C. Oct 22, 2015
    Medical Massage
    Verified Review
  • Jacqueline M. Sep 28, 2015
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    On time, very professional, will def get on a regular schedule with Maxine.
  • Tawana B. Sep 27, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was very professional and polite. She set a wonderful atmosphere and the massage was out of this world. I come to Baltimore at least once a month and trust me when I say I plan on calling her as soon as I touch down. The deep tissue massage is definetly the way to go!!!👌👌👌👌
  • Joyce Ann W. Sep 27, 2015
    Excellent massage.
  • Greg D. Sep 6, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
  • Danny G. Aug 30, 2015
    I have no doubt that Maxine is the best masseuse ever! She is a true professional who is dedicated to her craft. Her knowledge and experience have really made me a healthier and happier person! Thank you Maxine!!!
  • Sahar B. Aug 29, 2015
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
    I was looking for someone for deep tissue massage and Maxine really delivered. She was punctual, friendly and professional. She really listened to me and used multiple techniques to help with my pain relief. She was really focused on helping me feel better at the end of the massage. I will definitely use her again!!
  • Doug S. Aug 23, 2015
    Maxine is an awesome Massage Therapist. She is the ultimate professional and listens to her clients and gives a massage according to their needs and desires. I receive a Deep Tissue massage weekly with Maxine and feel great after every session. I highly recommend contacting Maxine for your next massage treatment!
  • Julie K. Aug 21, 2015
    Just the right amount of pressure where you need it! Therapeutic and relaxing. She is so accommodating to your needs, whether it is scheduling or type of treatment you want. Worth every penny!
  • George G. Aug 21, 2015
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine is a true professional and has honed her craft well. I started with a one hour session and then opted for an additional half hour because she is incredible. See for yourself,book an appointment today!
  • Lynda B. Aug 15, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was awesome! I tried Maxine for the first time for Thai massage. My body was so tight, I had no flexibility. After the session was complete, I am more flexible, sitting/standing straighter, my muscles aches are gone, and I feel energized. I highly recommend Maxine.
  • Ed B. Aug 8, 2015
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
    Maxine was absolutely amazing! I can't remember the last time I had a massage and after the quality of massage that Maxine provides I can say that now I am a weekly customer. I would highly recommend Maxine to anyone looking for a thorough and relaxing massage. Thanks again Maxine!
  • Loyda L. Aug 1, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine is Great! She pays attention to detail and makes you feel comfortable. Would recommend scheduling her.
  • Jeffrey V. Jul 25, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    great massage
  • Rafe W. Jul 20, 2015
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
    We had a blast! Maxine is so kind and professional! Feel refresh and relax after the massage.
  • Laura W. Jul 18, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine came to my house in Baltimore for a 90 minute massage. I have PTSD and got a massage for stress and tension. She is very conscientious, professional and gave me advice about managing stress outside of my therapy session. Would recommend.
  • Charlie C. Jul 5, 2015
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
    An absolute full on and deep tissue massage that relieved all of the tension, stress and aches after an extremely long flight. I would recommend Maxine for all those who want an expert and committed therapist. who does a fantastic massage. well done and thank you Maxine.
  • L. S. May 2, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
  • Craig T. Apr 15, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    She was very professional. Ran late but kept in great communication with me so didn't have to cancel appointment.Great technique used during massage for relaxation but also stretching.Had good focus on a coupe trouble areas for me. Would definitely recommend scheduling her.
  • Rebecca W. Mar 5, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
  • Ryan W. Feb 24, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
  • Andrew R. Feb 18, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine's effort way exceeded expectations!
  • Monique H. Jan 17, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Very Professional and Kind.
  • Robin R. Nov 12, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I liked Maxine very much. She is a true professional and does a very good job.
  • Roslyn H. Jul 12, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Maxine was EXCELLENT!!! She performed massages on the entire bridal shower. She knew where everyone needed special attention and she payed attention to detail. Maxine was also punctual and professional. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I generally charge by the hour which varies by service. From time to time, I offer special packages and discounts. Clients should take advantage of sizable discounts by prepaying for a package of service certificates which can be used at any time within a year of purchase. Gift certificates for spa treatments are wonderful presents on occasions such as a birthday, graduation, promotion, retirement, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any ol' day you feel like making someone feel special.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Each new client is required to fill out and sign an intake form and consent form. I review them with the client during the pre-service consultation. After determining the client has no contraindications for the requested service, I provide instructions to the client on the starting position on the massage table and draping protocols and then I leave the room so the client can undress and position themselves on the massage table. I return and perform the service. I leave the room again to allow the client to get dressed. I do a post-service consultation, take payment, and book another appointment. Then I escort the client out of my studio or pack up my equipment (for an outcall) and take my leave.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I read a lot and take CEs whenever I get the chance mostly in rehabilitative massage modalities and aromatherapy.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Thanks to my mother's push for me to obtain a trade, I have held a master barber license in Maryland since I was 18 years old. I've worked in salons over the years and now I have a home-based studio that caters to the needs of busy working adults. For skincare, it has been a battle to get my hormones under control since I was a teenager. Now, thankfully the raging hormones have calmed through careful/deliberate eating, getting enough sleep, and exercising. I learn a lot about skin through the trials and tribulations of dealing with my own skin so I take that experience a few notches up to becoming fully certified in esthetics and then offering skincare services to my clients. It's in the learning and sharing knowledge that give me the most pleasure. For bodywork, It all started with my getting a Swedish massage some time in 1997. I felt so good afterwards that I decided to learn and practice massage and that process has been going on in some fashion since then. My interest and fascination in these three areas are essentially endless.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Clients needing help with pain management and stress relief. I use a variety of techniques in my practice ranging from manual lymph drainage, hot/cold stones, contrast therapy, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, reflexology, to traditional Thai massage, prenatal, and sports massage. Once in a while, I do a regular Swedish relaxing massage. Group engagements like office chair massage and spa parties are also popular jobs for me. Skincare services are getting more attention too especially right after a massage. My clients are typically middle class and generally with s certain commitment to increasing their health and wellbeing. They do not feel that getting a regular massage is a luxury, but consider it as an integral component of their wellness program such as eating whole, nutritious foods and getting regular exercise.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A recent project that was just completed was the purchasing a new home and slowly turning into the first level into a spa/massage studio have been a lot of work. From the preparation for the move, to the actual packing and moving, putting things away, installing curtains, assembling furniture and shelves, and last but not least, the organizing (and then re-organizing and the inevitable de-cluttering that went with it) took seven months. I had some help from my family (mostly with donating a lot of stuff to the neighborhood charity or the county dump) but the space is now comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate my growing clientele. Thank goodness, it's mostly over. I say "mostly" because the job of keeping a home that's also your place of business is never completely done. I'll be happy to say that it'll be a work in constant progress towards being the best home spa on the planet.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Call and talk to me about your condition. Even if you don't hire me, you'll find that speaking with me may help you figure out what to do to get help.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Clients should ask themselves: What are my current/past activities that may have contributed to my current pains/discomfort? What is my level of commitment to regaining/maintaining good health in order to maximize the chance of achieving my life goals? Do I view massage as a luxury, a service I only allow myself once in a while or as a temporary measure for pain relief or as a vital form of therapy which I want to incorporate into my overall life maintenance plan/budget? As for myself, I have pains and tension in my body much like other folks on the planet who work in an office. I get massages 2-4 times a month to minimize doctor visits. This is how I choose to manage my health. This is why I took up the massage profession. I believe in its benefits and I get it as often as I can. I have a few clients who see me once in a while but the majority of my clients are true proponents of massage and skincare and get frequent massages. Some see me at least monthly, some weekly and some twice a month. These regular clients share my philosophy towards massage and skincare and seriously budget for periodic massages/facials/body treatments which are considered essential for maintaining their health and wellbeing. They look forward to their times with me and I look forward to doing my part in improving their health.