I was in an accident recently and I’m now dealing with whiplash. I was told by my physician that if I didn’t have the right massage therapist it could end up doing more harm than good. I called Synapse and was told that Jamie Flanigan was very experienced and has dealt with whiplash patients before. Jamie was fantastic. She listened to what I told her, worked slowly and continually checked in with me to make sure I wasn’t in pain. She immediately located the areas that were hurting the most and gently worked to release the tightness. She has a calm, sweet demeanor and really put me at ease. I was nervous going in because I was worried I would come out hurting more but after only a few minutes with Jamie I knew I was in good hands. Although my pain is still very much present I know that with continued visits to her I will heal from this injury. Thanks so much Jamie for being present and patient with me! I’ll be back soon!
Magicians! Actually, they are pros who know what they are doing. I’ve been to Carolyn, Liz and Stan and I’ve thought after each massage, “This is the best massage I’ve ever had.” Before finding Synapse I had one or two massages per year. Now I get it. With a 90-minute session they can spend extra time on whichever muscles are nagging the loudest. Their treatment rooms are a special blend of elegant and cozy and the whole experience is the ultimate reset button after a jam-packed day or week.
After a very rough year, endless health issues, and continually escalating stress levels, I came to Carolyn for some relaxation. It doesn’t come naturally to me, but has been increasingly important. Carolyn acknowledges, respects, and devotes herself to that importance. Every session starts with the question, “what do you need today?” She then caters each massage to my particular stresses and desires. She has an amazing energy. It’s relaxing, compassionate, down-to-earth. I never feel she’s forcing her kindness. It’s clear she cares about her job. She’s never fake. I enjoy our conversations at the end of the sessions. As a masseuse, she’s incredible. She knows how to work out every tension I might have, and she knows how to provide a serene experience. She even finds a perfect balance of the both. She has a particularly amazing technique with the hands, where she stretches your fingers back, while rubbing all the pressure points. It may be such a simple technique, but those two minutes…
I’ve been meaning to check out Synapse for ages. As a bodyworker, I always like to know who’s doing good work in my neighborhood. I’ve seen Liz outside of that practice and her work is excellent, so I wanted to know some of the other therapists.I had a session with Jamie a few weeks ago and it was really excellent. She was professional, attentive, kind, and very skilled. She listened to my litany of aches and pains and paid specific and relevant attention to each area. Her pressure was strong, steady, and consistent. Her pacing was slow and smooth and I felt both deeply relaxed and very safe. I left feeling better than I had in a while.
“I have been seeing Carolyn for about six months now. After my first session, I knew right away that I wanted to rebook, which I have been doing every six weeks. First of all, Carolyn is a delight. She tunes into your body and applies just the right amount of pressure to relieve your stress and leave you completely reinvigorated. Needless to say, I very much look forward to my relaxing sessions with Carolyn!”
“Carolyn is a Five Star therapist. She checks in, listens, then supports with a caring, therapeutic massage that eases my pain and discomfort and nourishes my soul. Massage with Carolyn is an integral part of my overall health regime and essential to my inner peace.”
Going to Synapse is a treat!! Stan is the primary massage therapist that I see. He offers just the right amount of pressure for me and subtly releases my knots. I always feel relaxed and renewed after I leave.
“Stan is at the top of his field- strong, intuitive, knowledgeable, and very thorough. My injuries resolve quickly with Stan’s care, and my stress is managed better than with any other practitioner. If you need lasting results and rely on therapeutic massage for optimum health, Stan is the ultimate experience. I regularly need to have my scar tissue broken down, and very few masseuses can maintain the pressure I need. Stan has a gentle way, but will scale his pressure to your individual therapy goals.
“Liz has been a fantastic addition to my overall health program. As I consider myself an “older” athlete, she really takes her time to work through any current issues I might have as well as keeping me tuned up for the demands I put my body through. Whether you are an athlete or not, I would highly recommend Liz for her thoughtful approach to bodywork.”
“I have been a client of Stan’s for 8 years. He is a charming, gracious, respectful, and well-trained MT. I have had hundreds of massages from numerous MT’s so I know what it takes to have a fulfilling experience and Stan has the perfect combination of technique, attitude, knowledge, and personality that is essential to a great massage. He runs his business with focus and efficiency, so that as a client I get treated in a professional manner from booking to good-bye. In our family, he is known as ‘Stan the Man’ (we all use his services) and we all get a little dreamy when his name is mentioned because he is such a treasure.”