I am fortunate enough to work with a broad range of clients including: scholars, bike couriers, writers, perfumers, fellow bodyworkers, office professionals, restaurant servers, startup CEOs, plumbers, electricians, developers, yoga instructors, storytellers, actors, musicians, chefs, painters, parents, retirees, wanderers, etc.
Thankfully, they like to say wonderful things about my work. Some of which you can read on Yelp, or right here:
S. Kelly, writer:
“I was in an auto accident seven years ago and the double impact left me with persistent upper body pain and trauma. Emily was able to work me through the problem and relieve my condition. Six months of hard work later, I could sit at a computer or work in the yard again without aches or pain. Emily works wonders.”
B. Hayes, Cycle Courier:
“I didn’t even realize I was missing any range of motion in my right arm. The idea that someone else knows more about body movement and what needs attention wasn’t really on my mind when I went in for a massage. I just knew it would be relaxing and feel good. That part is true, but I also left with a better performing body. That can’t have a price tag.”
A. Holtgraver, Designer:
“Her 5-star review is no accident. Emily listens to the type of work you want, and listens to your body – she has a physical intuition that is extremely rare.
I went in just hoping for some basic deskwork tension release in my back and shoulder. I’m a programmer and get a “tune-up” massage every 6-12 months or so. I’ve lived in Boston for 9 years and have tried 9 different masseuses – I’ve had bad massages, and I’ve had pretty good ones, but I haven’t had one that was like, oh man, I need to repeat that. But… I think I finally found my masseuse guys.
She gave me the best massage I’ve had in YEARS. Why would going deep in a particular area of my shoulder cause my left foot to tingle? Why is the slight lower back pain I’ve had for months now gone after she fixed a weird alignment thing in my right hip I didn’t even realize was there, but that she felt? Why is it 3 days later and I still have that buttery calm post-massage feeling (I showered, I promise, so it’s not that!)?
She uses yummy smelling natural stuff like coconut oil and shea butter with essential oils – no mystery chemical smells while the massage is going on. Her space in Arlington is relaxed and clean and homey. I’ve mostly gone to more spa-like environments for massages and wasn’t sure what this would be like, but I can say the coziness and warm lighting was preferable!
All that said, she could move her practice to the #1 bus stop in Central Square and I’d probably still go see her. That’s how good she is. She is a truly special talent in this field and I’ll be going back as often as my wallet allows it :)”
B. North, pie connoisseur:
“Everybody needs an Emily.”
My most extraordinary story of goes all the way back to 2005. I had a severe impact injury to my left shoulder and had the good fortune of being in Boston when it happened. I was able to get a few massages from Emily during the first two weeks after the injury which I greatly credit with the complete recovery that I experienced over the next six months. Using a combination of keen perception, intuition, and a deep knowledge and understanding of anatomy, Emily helped lay the foundation that eventually lead to a full recovery. My immediate post injury range of motion had me barely able to lift my left arm over my waist and now 10 years later it is just as highly functional as the right. And I’m tough on my body. I’ve been a circus aerialist and partner acrobat since that injury and my left shoulder is virtually indistinguishable from my right. I cannot recommend anyone more highly for massage for assistance with recovery from injury.Or perhaps you just want a massage that feels amazing and leaves you with a deep feeling of relaxation and tranquillity. Emily is amazing with that as well. As I mentioned before, she is deeply intuitive and has a wonderful energy. Her massages are always unique and suited to exactly what is going on with you in the present moment.
Her bearing is friendly, professional, and deeply caring. She really loves massage and connecting with and helping people. Whether you are looking to relax, heal an injury, or work with the body as a vehicle for emotional healing you could not find a better massage therapist than Emily Taylor.”