From 39 reviews
“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.
I have been to many massage therapists over the years, for simple relaxation as well as sports injury treatment, and Stan is outstanding at addressing both of these needs. Stan’s massage technique is beyond soothing and healing; everything from the room temperature to the music is perfectly adjusted to make for a heavenly experience. If you are looking for a massage where you fade in and out of pleasant daydreams while your muscles are freed of tension, pain, and toxins, see Stan.
I highly recommend Stan. I had my doubts about a 90 minute massage– that it would be too long. I was wrong. It’s perfect. Now, I don’t think I can ever do anything but a 90 minute massage. I went to Stan to reduce stress, and it worked! I felt totally recharged and relaxed afterwards. I am definitely going to be a regular.
Had an amazing deep tissue massage given by Stan. Excellent pressure and effective techniques to get at the shoulder and neck tightness. He was also very gracious in changing my time as my car had been broken into and items stolen. Was great to walk into their space and feel the quiet and calm. Will definitely be back.
“I first heard about Stan from a friend of mine after we completed a training to prep for a triathlon. We were all wrecked. She mentioned she was going to get a massage, and the way she said it was very odd. Sure, all massages feel good. But she made it sound like a religious experience. She said “I don’t know what covers his hands, but it’s not skin, it feels like butter. Magic butter.” Sounds pretty crazy, right? I made an appointment and my world changed. I’ve had three knee surgeries that let to hip injuries that let to shoulder injuries. My body is jacked. After an hour an half with Stan my body was pain free. I felt like I’d just left the planet and had the greatest vacation of my life. Aside from the obviously pleasant and transcendent experience, Stan listens to your body, focuses on problem areas and releases a lot of stress and pain. I cannot say enough positive things about Stan, he is a treasure.”
Great place and wonderful practitioners. Some of the best bodywork I’ve ever had. (And I get a lot of body work due to chronic pain issues!) I’ve worked with Julia, Jaime and Carolyn for massage depending on my schedule and they are fantastic. Lovely, attentive and willing to adjust to my changing needs. For ongoing physical therapy, I rely on Liz Williams. She is a body whisperer.
I have been a client of Stan’s long before he began Synapse Massage & Bodywork. I decided to try two of the new therapists working with Stan, Jaimie and another day, Julia, and I was happy I did. I really appreciated their professionalism and the variety of touch that Synapse now has available between the different therapists. I was right to trust my thinking that anyone working out of Stan’s studio would have to be experienced, caring, with good hands. I also very much appreciate that the space is clean and peaceful, and the sessions begin and end on time.I highly recommend Jaimie and Julia for their respective skill and professionalism.
Massage is my #1 indulgence in life and my search for the perfect massage ended when I met Stan – simply the best!
“Liz is an amazingly skilled bodyworker. I have had many providers over the years to help deal with a challenging chronic medical condition that includes muscle pain and stiffness. Liz is in my “elite group”. Liz has that gift of feeling into the tissues so that they give—but not pressing too hard. She is good about listening to feedback, and a kind and friendly person. I feel totally comfortable having her as a provider.”
Having been a massage therapist for ten years, I am VERY particular about who I receive massage from. Once I was referred to Stan and his crew (years ago), I’ve never looked elsewhere. His knowledge of sports medicine and anatomy effectively combine with his skill, strength, and intuitive touch. Pain and stress is always relieved and I walk out floating.