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"In a Class by Itself"
Intentional. Precise. Extraordinary. Thorough. Focused. Intuitive. These are but a few of the words clients have used over and over to describe my work. But the word I like to use is PERSONALIZED. From discussing your individual needs, to conducting a thorough muscular assessment, to creating a treatment plan designed specifically for you, to discussing how what you do in your day to day life may be contributing to your issue(s) and things to consider to counter that tension, to good self care post-massage that may help our work last, my goal is simple - to give you the the most beneficial massage - using any number of tools in my toolbox be it on the table, or on my Thai mat, or both - in the time we have.
What really makes my work different is indeed my style, which can't readily be explained here. Suffice it to say I am trained to communicate with your muscles in a way that takes the feedback they give me - often on the fly - to best decide how to best provide relief. It's not about pressure. It's about technique. By working slow, much slower than any therapist you've likely ever had, I'm able to effect change at the deepest levels of your body, often with negligible discomfort during or after the massage. So, one question you will never hear from me is, "how's the pressure." Honestly, it's an irrelevant question. By being in-tune with your muscles, my goal is to apply just the right amount of pressure at the right speed, not forcing the body to do something it's not yet ready to do, to achieve the desired result.
Something else you'll notice different by looking through my site is how you book time with me. Even though I'm trained in Thai mat massage and any number of Swedish table modalities, you won't be selecting any one style for your session. Instead, you are simply reserving my time. Collectively, we will decide based on your goals or what you'd like to achieve in the session, coupled with my known history of your issues, whether the session will be done on the table or on the mat, or split between the two (the exception here is the 90 minute Pure Relaxation massage, which only takes place with you comfortably seated in my zero-gravity chair). Clients should come dressed in comfortable, non-binding, loose-fitting clothes which allow lots of movement (e.g. no jeans), in case the session takes place on the mat, in which the client remains fully dressed, or the table where the client is encouraged to undress to the level they are comfortable, and remains fully draped for the session. I also provide a change of clothes in the event it is needed. But, don't just take my word for it - I encourage you to read any one of the 120+ five-star reviews here on MassageBook, as well as on Google, my business FaceBook page and other places, then decide for yourself. My style isn't for everyone. But for those who understand the value a good therapeutic massage can provide, I think you've come to the right place.
Licensed Massage Therapist
Owner, The Body Mechanic of Louisville
Not all massages are the same. You deserve the best! Come experience The Body Mechanic of Louisville difference!
Michael is one of the beautiful humans who recognizes his healing gift and generously offers it with tremendous heart. I had a transcendent experience on my first visit - Michael’s healing encompasses body, mind and spirit. Looking forward to working with him to heal and balance.
[He] is the best massage therapist in the world, with extensive training from different disciplines and unique techniques he has developed! He gets in tune with your body's needs and works out problem areas in many ways. I get weekly massages with him and it is a necessity for me to alleviate the stress and tension in my body.
Michael is a very thoughtful and extremely professional. I drive over one and one-half hours about every 6 weeks to be able to have my body without pain. I can feel my muscles relaxing and melting into the massage table every time I go. I wished he lived closer to go more often.
Your massage will be tailored to your individual needs, and designed to ease stress, relieve muscle tension, and generally accelerate the body's natural healing processes through increasing blood circulation, utilizing traditional Swedish and/or Thai mat massage techniques in combination with other modalities, which may include active/passive muscle energy, hot/cold therapy, myofascial release, stretching, and more. Please note: due to the slower nature of Thai mat massage, it is only used in 90 or 120 minute sessions. For full-body/overall relaxation massage, a minimum of 90 minute (Thai or table style) is highly encouraged.
REGULAR IN-STUDIO SESSION RATES
60 Minute Session: $75
90 Minute Session: $115
120 Minute Session: $140
DEEP RELAXATION IMMERSION EXPERIENCE
This new 3.5 hour massage will be unlike anything you've ever experienced. It starts with paraffin wax mitts and booties, and finishes with a hot stone rub. In-between, you'll experience some of the most gentle, yet deepest and relaxing body work - ever. How? By slowing the process down even more - and FOLLOWING, not forcing - your body's natural response to touch, while using my new full-spectrum CBD massage oil. As always, heated pillows will be incorporated throughout. | $349
PURE RELAXATION MASSAGE
Your pampering starts as soon as you settle into the Zero Gravity recliner, designed to decompress the spine and relieve tension in the low back through an advanced lumbar support system. Once fully reclined with your legs elevated above your heart, your body is better able to circulate blood and oxygen. You will feel weightless and a deep sense of relaxation on a mental and physical level. Next your feet are wrapped with warm, wet, epsom salt and essential oil compresses, while your hands are placed in paraffin wax. If you're not relaxed yet, surely you will after the scalp (and optional face massage post-COVID 19) massage that naturally releases melatonin and helps you relax and de-stress. A warm eye pillow rounds out the head portion of of the service, which also helps relieve eye tension and sinus pressure. Next, your legs and feet are treated to a gentle exfoliating and revitalizing sea salt scrub in your choice of peppermint rosemary or lavender oil infused scrubs. A light moisturizing oil is then applied before a traditional Thai foot reflexology massage is performed. A variety of hands-on techniques, including graceful two-handed palm movements, stretches, circular massage movements and thumb pressure along with the use of a special teakwood Thai tool designed to apply acupressure to stimulate the 27 body organ reflex points, is used on the soles of each of your feet. Finally, after the paraffin bags are removed from your hands, the treatment ends with a deep hand and lower arm massage and finished with heated mitts to further intensify the massage and help your hands absorb the skin-softening paraffin emoluments while you are refreshed with a cooling face/eye mask and hot stones on your lower legs and feet. You are guaranteed to leave feeling relaxed, renewed, and refreshed. | 90 Minutes $79
A shortened, 30 minute version is available as an add-on to any table or Thai mat massage for just $20.