Elan Schacter Massage Therapy

Matthews, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

After 20 years, and tons of education, I've learned what specific massage styles to use for the many individual reasons you might be wanting a massage. Not every condition benefits from the same massage. Everyone has different preferences as well. My goal is to figure out exactly what you want, and provide you with your best possible treatment. Also, when treating for aches, pains, and medical conditions, my treatments are usually guided by how your body responds. For instance, relief of muscle tension can take a few seconds or a few minutes. The therapists ability to palpate and observe the tissue changes is essential to you achieving your goals. I take my time making sure that we have a measurable goal, which we decide upon together. Whether it's stress or pain relief, we create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific goals.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It is always amazing to hear how fantastic people feel after a treatment. It's also fascinating working with different body types, learning about what they are visiting for, and helping people feel their best,
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Location

Matthews, NC 28105

Background check

Complete

Years in business

26

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

34

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Dennis F. Jul 2, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elan is a consummate professional, intuitive, gentle, and effective.
    Elan S. Jul 2, 2017

    Thank you, Dennis!

  • Brenda G. Jun 12, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    🤗
    Elan S. Jul 2, 2017

    Thank you, Brenda!

  • Ingrid B. Apr 23, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend Elan
    Elan provided great relief from horrible foot pain, has a beautiful location and is very professional. I highly recommend him!
  • Teresa Y. Mar 19, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great job
    He was professional and did a great job.
  • Jake O. Feb 26, 2017
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    Great experience. Elon helped figure out what was wrong with my back and relieve some of my pain.
    Elan S. Mar 1, 2017

    Thanks Jake! Glad to help. See you next week!

  • Helen T. Dec 2, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    Professional therapist with experience. I received exectly what I was looking for. My back was in major pain , I felt so much better from the first session. Highly recommend Elan! The best.
    Elan S. Dec 2, 2016

    Thank you, Helen!

  • Lisa B. Nov 8, 2016
    Sports Massage
    Verified Review
    Great massage
    Elan had me pain free for the first time in a long time. I rebooked, even though I hadn't planned to.
  • Luc G. Sep 15, 2016
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Verified Review
    Felt better immediately
    Great 90 minute deep tissue session. Great deal! Looking forward to the next session.
  • Randolph B. Jul 8, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elan was great. Vert attentive to my needs and requests. Environment was calming, inviting, and very clean. Left feeling invigorated with a natural high. Made another appointment to see him again.
    Elan S. Jan 30, 2017

    Thanks Randolph!

  • Rachel R. Jul 4, 2016
    Swedish Massage
    Verified Review
  • Nicole S. Jan 29, 2016
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I recently had a surgical procedure done and was advise to get lymphatic massages for the swelling and scar tissue I had. I wasn't able to drive so Elan came to my house. The massages were amazing! I felt 100 times better. I had gotten 3 lymphatic massages prior to Elan but they weren't effective. I've also had Swedish massages and hot stone massages in the past, and I can honestly say that Elan is by far the best! I highly recommend him!!!!!
  • Tamara K. Oct 25, 2015
    Elan is the massage master! If you're looking for a great massage you've found the right place. He is very professional and has great knowledge in various types of massage. Elan knows what to do for each ache and muscle stiffness that I bring. I love going because I know that I'll feel relaxed and get instant relief for my stiffness and aches.
  • Beth L. Oct 24, 2015
    Reflexology Massage
    Verified Review
    Exactly what reflexology is all about. All good.
  • Randie S. Sep 22, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Easy to schedule, great ambience, professional, best massage ever and I've tried plenty. I will definately use Elan again.
    Elan S. Sep 25, 2015

    Thanks Randie! It was great working with you!

  • Angela H. Mar 4, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Very thorough and invigorating! Found my new therapist!
  • Trace B. Feb 23, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    The easiest way to describe Elan without using several paragraphs is: He is incredibly knowledgeable, will truly with sincerity search out your needs and apply solutions to the need. The best massage therapist that I have ever been to that knows what he is DOING!!!
    Elan S. Mar 2, 2015

    Thanks Trace!

  • Natalie M. Jan 26, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    What a great therapist! For starters his office was spotless. That's very important to me. He was very professional and kind. I had hurt my arm and shoulder picking up a big bag of kitty litter. He really heard me and worked on that area. I left feeling much better. Will definitely go to him again.
    Elan S. Mar 2, 2015

    Thanks Natalie!

  • Johann H. Jan 13, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elan is a very experienced and intuitive massage therapist/healer. He takes his time to really understand my objectives for each massage session and is never rushed. He does excellent work, and I strongly recommend him.
    Elan S. Mar 2, 2015

    Thanks Johann!

  • Iban A. Nov 20, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Wow. Fantastic treatment. I asked him to have a massage urgently, because I was in so much back pain. He did the time for me to be able to work on my back and fas amazing. I felt like new. Never had that relax sensation in my back before after a massage. Thank you Elan for your knowledge and skills. 6 Stars!!. See you next week!!
    Elan S. Mar 2, 2015

    Thank YOU!

  • Laura O. Nov 12, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Great first massage. Very knowledgeable in his field. I will be going back.
    Elan S. Mar 2, 2015

    Thanks Laura!

  • C. L. Nov 9, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Elan saw me for jaw, neck, shoulder, back pain primarily, with referral to hip. He didn't propose tackling it all in one session but worked on neck and shoulders, with some back. I did feel a release but as I told him there is a tendency for tightness to return so we must find the source of the issue. He was willing to work with me on that in conjunction with my chiropractic care. What I really liked about him was he listened, truly listened and partnered with me on the bodywork versus just telling me what I needed without understanding my pain patterns and triggers.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am continuously not only taking continuing education, but a creator of continuing education material. I also assist authors with primary education material, and a writer for the exam most massage therapists in the US take for licensing.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It's my life's work. My calling, and pride.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most of my clients visit for both pain and stress for the first few treatments, and then continue as their issues resolve just because they love it!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look for someone who knows about the body, and your condition. Think about what you want to achieve in your treatment. Do you want to let go of stress? Do you want to reduce a pain you have been living with for some time? If you know what you are looking for, it is easier to find it!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There is so much more to massage than pushing a thumb into a sore spot. With good knowledge of anatomy & physiology, as well as pathology, there is a lot we can do. Also, make sure your massage therapist knows when massage is and isn't appropriate. If a massage therapists tries to tell you to stop taking medications, or seeing your doctor, run away quickly. A good massage therapist knows that we do not have the ability to run tests and see what is going on inside the body the way a doctor can. I have no opinion on your medications. That is between you and your doctor. If you have a medical condition, you should see your doctor about it first, then visit the massage therapist. If your massage therapist has different information than your doctor, bring that information to your doctor, or look for another one for a second opinion. Never visit a therapist that claims to be able to help you not have to see a doctor for any serious illness. I've heard stories of massage therapists claiming to be able to cure high blood pressure, tumors, torn muscles, endometriosis, depression, Down's syndrome, and many other conditions. We MAY be able to help you with these, even if it means simply helping you cope or increase your ability to carry out your daily activities, but it is essential that you be watched by a physician when your health is at risk.