I initially began to see Marcos about two years ago when I was training for a Half Marathon and have been seeing him ever since and prefer no other! Marcos is patient and takes the time to really listen and understand what are the current events going on in your life and how he can help your body feel and perform its best! I admit to being the most favorite fan of Gua Sha -- it can be intimidating at first, but trust me your body will reap the long term benefits and you will want to keep going back. Go ahead and give it a try!! Amanda
Posted: 11/12/2010 • Link to this review
I have been getting worked on by Marcos for years and he is by far the absolutely best massage therapist! He isn't afraid to kick your butt to get you better, but if you tell him you just want a nice massage, he is great at that too. He is very talented at balancing you out thats for sure!I love that I can bring my own soundtrack for the massage and I really feel that I get my $$ worth when I go- no more knots or stiffness the minute I get off the table. HHMMMMM... all this reviewing and I need to book another appointment!
Posted: 10/28/2010 • Link to this review
I knew this guy was different from the first 3 minutes in out initial consultation. For the past five years I had been in and out of physical therapy offices with the same calf and hamstring injury and was sick and tired of missing out on being active because I knew it was a matter of time until I became injured again. Marcos asked me some questions, took the time to analyze my posture and asked me to walk and then set a treatment plan. He told me that my body was out of balance and that he was going to use a combination of therapies to get me balanced. My first session was different than any "massage" I had ever had. He combined various techniques to augment the massage like trigger point and stretching. He continued to combine new and fresh ideas for attacking the symptoms I had and the result was always the same. I felt better, my posture improved and as a result I was able to increase my activity level and bike, hike and play tennis without injury. AMAZING! I have been going to him for about a year and a half and he has corrected my balance issue and now I continue to go to him for "maintenance". I have referred many friends who were experiencing chronic issues like myself and he has helped them. Don't put it off - make your appointment today and get back to doing the activities you love!
Posted: 10/11/2010 • Link to this review
Marcos has been providing massages for me for over 7 yrs, he helps with various problems. I sit at a desk for 10 hours a day and have high stress this can compound and create all sorts of shoulder and lower back pain. He has helped in so many ways that is why I continue to go back-Regular maintenance is a plus! thanks Marcos. :)
Posted: 6/26/2009 • Link to this review
Marcos uses unusual techniques to obtain equally unusual results. If you allow him to perform his therapy, without trying to understand what he is doing, Marcos is nothing short of a miracle worker. Combined with his openness and great personality Marcos is truly a very special therapist.
Posted: 9/26/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have been going to see Marcos on a monthly basis for three years. I torture my body by participating in long distance walking & hiking without ever taking the time to stretch properly. Marcos is able to retrain my body to stretch for normal mobility as well as balance it so that I don't walk in pain. He is the best physical therapy I have ever had!
Posted: 8/09/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Marcos is a great massage therapist! I travel to his office @ 73rd Ave and Bell from Gilbert every month to see him. I've had massages from other people/places, but they never compare to Marcos.
Posted: 7/02/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Marcos uses his years of knowledge, and different experiences to meld together to form the perfect therapy. He does an amazing relaxation massage, if that is what you need. If your body needs more, his deep therapeutic work will push your body to true muscle re-education. For me, his knowedge and skill combined with his compassion and obvious love of his work make him a complete therapist. Not to be missed.
Posted: 6/20/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Marcos, Proprietor and Massage Therapist of "A Balanced Body" has many techniques to create individual treatments for his clients. The techniques he uses include different types of massage, stretching and trigger point treatment. He treats me using these techniques and his intuitive ability to identify the root cause of the specific pain I was experiencing. Marcos evaluates my needs each time he sees me to determine how to treat my immediate concerns and my long term well being. Marcos understands that you may feel worse before you feel better, experience additional injuries or that you have in fact have made progress! But don't go to him unless you really want to get well. I have found the hardest part of therapy and his method of treatment is listening! Marcos will discuss with you not only the specific problems causing your pain and how to help yourself but the root cause of your discomfort. He is refreshingly honest in his evaluation and methodical in his treatment. Again, if you're not ready to get well and don't really want to feel better don't ask Marcos for help. Personally I can say that over the past 3 years Marcos has treated me for different conditions, and though it has been uncomfortable at times I have become a more thriving person.
Posted: 5/28/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have been a regular customer for several years and have never found a better massage therapist though I have tried several. I enjoy and appreciate a therapudic, deep tissue massage and feel that it aids in keeping me healthy, lessens the stress and I would recommend this company to anyone who is looking for more than just a feel good skin massage. He is the best.
Posted: 5/10/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
I have been getting massages on a regular basis since the mid 1970's. I can honestly say that Marcos is the best I have ever had! He knows how to read your body and how to find the source of the pain. He is proficient in many different techniques and can give you a therapy session that is exactly what you need. If he wasn't the best...I would not be going to him every week!
Posted: 5/08/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Marcos is a unique individual that has taken the best from many forms of healing and massage. His insights are profound. It's not just about feeling better its about getting better or being better.
I have known Marcos for 10+ years and he truly is the best massage therapist I have ever had! He has developed a unique style of massage and rehabilitative techniques that really address your individual problems. He is a master at understanding the physical body, as well as the emotional factors that play into one's pains and aches. I see him once every 2 weeks and would highly recommend him to anyone. If you would like to feel better, then see Marcos - he will cure what ails you.
Currently Licensed through AZ Board of Massage Therapy, Continously Licensed since 1993
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