My chronic back and neck pain are always in search of a massage person with expertise. Thank goodness I heard about Anne Atkinson in New Orleans. I hesitantly made an appointment with Anne, hesitant because of past disappointments and even worse pain following former massages and physical therapies. It has happened all too often. It was a delightful day after my first massage with Anne Atkinson and the ones that followed were a continual relief of symptoms and pain. I became frisky, young and MORE importantly without pain after a long series of events! This women is a miracle worker worth much more than what she charges. I think I should schedule with her again NOW!
3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste 102Metairie, LA 70003
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Anne specializes in personalized messages. Before the message she tries to get an idea of what your needs are. Such as, are you having pain in a specific area, are you holding stress in your neck, shoulders, back, head? This is not done as a quick conversation on the way to the message table; she discusses it with you until all your problems are addressed. I find her easy to talk to and I love that she doesn't talk during the message unless it is to be sure that the message is as you like it. Her message room is clean, quiet and relaxing to be in. In fact, I can feel the tension building up, think it's about time for a 90 minute message right now!
What I appreciate about Anne is her ability to tailor the massage experience to your specific needs. If there is a particular area or problem that needs attention, she is on it. If you need to talk while you are on the table, she is a great conversationalist and listener. If you want to relax and fall asleep while in her capable hands, that happens. Though the language of spirituality is not promoted, Anne clearly has a spirtual side which is evident in her attitude toward the individual who is in her care. I go away from each session envigorated and relaxed.
From the first introduction, Anne’s calming personality sets the tone for relaxation. Not only is she professional and highly skilled, she takes the time to really listen to any issues I am having and incorporates specific techniques for those issues. Her massages are ever changing, introducing the latest techniques. I see Anne for relaxation and stress relief as well as for chronic physical issues, as a form of physical therapy. I consider her massages part of my routine well being program and have been seeing her at least once a month for several years.
i have been a client of anne's for years and have referred others to her. She is professional , experienced and caring . She continues to study and learn new approaches to her field. She has an excellent knowledge of the body and how it works both physically and spiritually. She is committed to creating a positive result during her sessions and is also very personable and caring. i would and do recommend her to friends when they are looking to have a massage whether it be therapeutic or strictly indulgence.
I have gotten a weekly massages from Anne for several years. She is a lovely person, calm, smart, and funny. She gives me the entire time allotted to me and sometimes more because she'll continue to work on a particular spot that seems tense. I find her massages one of the best that I have had and I have had them from several people in private practice here in the city, as well as spas in New Orleans and around the world. You will definate like the massage from Anne. I recommend her whole hardedly!
Anne is a great masseuse, cares for her clientele, and obviously loves her job. My wife and I have been loyal clients for about a year. It is worth noting that Anne will give you the massage you want. I can attest that Anne gives a deep tissue massage like few others. My wife, on the other hand, tells me she also gives a wonderfully relaxing massage as well-- we have never agreed on a massage therapist before. I really could go on and on, but hopefully you get the point.
I have been to my share of massage therapists. By far, Anne is at the top of my list! She has excellent technique and genuinely cares about my well-being. Anne assesses my needs each time we meet focusing on my specific concerns during the session. I continue to be impressed with her expertise and the peaceful envirnoment she creates. Once I get on her table, I don't want to leave!! hoolyse
I recently quit smoking. I did the ionic cleansing and detox massages and they were wonderful !!! What a great process to quit smoking by cleaning me out from the inside out. It really helped me in the begining stages of quiting. I could feel the difference, as I have quit smoking before, LOL. Thank you Elmwood Massage for helping me step down from smoking and detoxing all those chemicals away !!!
My whole family loves Anne! My mother, my mother-in-law, my husband, guests from out of town -- everyone who we know who needs a massage comes back raving about her wonderful sympathetic touch and calm demeanor and her thoughtful listening. It's also possible to get a massage from her at her own studio if you don't belong to the NOLA JCC. I highly recommend it!