At Bodyworks DW we pride ourselves on giving the best medical massage therapy available. We love hearing from clients who have been suffering with a particular pain who feel noticeably after working with us. We hope you'll enjoy reading about their experience with us too!
David is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I’ve already seen results from the work he’s done on me, and as a marathon runner, this is so important. He cares about the well-being of his clients, and is committed to improving their quality of life. He’s friendly and professional, and I recommend him to all of my friends and colleagues.
Jazz Guitarist & Instructor @ Berklee College of Music
Increased Speed & Performance
After a career of deskwork plus poor posture, I experience occasional pain and discomfort in my neck, shoulders, and back. I have been seeing David weekly for several months and plan to continue indefinitely. I always feel better after a session and am making progress on posture issues with his guidance. I’m 82.
Currently, I am training for the Seagull Century, a one-day100-mile bike ride. My training involves varying rides: hill climbing, wind sprints, long distance (over 50 miles). It is important for me to improve condition without injuring my body. My weekly sessions iron out the stresses I incur and keep me pedaling 6 days a week. It helps that he is a cyclist, too.
I am constantly amazed at David’s diagnostic ability. For instance, when I bought my new bike, I noticed that on the upstroke my left knee occasionally grazed my left hand. Naturally, I assumed the handlebars were out of adjustment. Not so. My left knee wobbled to the outside on the upstroke. I began teaching it to stay straight. My concentration rarely lasted a minute.
A day after David worked especially vigorously on my legs, I rode my bike. As I crested a hill and began sprinting, I looked down and noticed that both knees were staying in line with my feet. My pistons were pounding away. Whatever David released in one session, improved my pedaling enormously. Even my average speed has increased!
Retired, Avid Cyclist
Shiho is Amazing
Solved Problems No One Else Could!
David has crafted a hybrid set of techniques complex enough to actually deal with all the messy, mechanical things that happen to muscles and tendons when they are injured or healing improperly. Pat or generalized diagnoses are set aside, and these messy and particular circumstances become central to some very skilled detective work. Muscles are untangled. Movement is restored. Posture and bearing are adjusted. The work is relaxing and engaging, and it feels really great.
David has solved problems that no one else could solve for me and for every friend that I have recommended.
Architect & Professor
They know how to relieve the pain
The therapist explained throughly and tried to find out the cause of the muscle pain.
My pain is amazing gone.
All in all, a great experience, and I definitely see myself going back.
Cured my leg cramps!!!!
Before our session, I was plagued by painful leg cramps that woke me up several times at night. It seemed every time I moved or changed position, a different muscle would cramp and I'd be immobile. After ONE SESSION with Shiho, they were gone!!!!! I had an uninterrupted nights sleep for the first time in a long while. Thank you Shiho!!!!
Chellise Michael Wedding Photography
So relaxing and beneficial.
The absolute greatest
Addressed all of my concerns
A truly gifted therapist
Listened and provided real feedback
Very knowledgeable therapist.
I feel so much better.
Focused on identifying the source of the problem.
Thorough knowledge of how to relieve stress.
I immediately felt a difference.
I love the space.
Warm and caring personality.
Thorough and professional
This is the real deal.
Kind and accomodating
She knew what she was doing.
Goddess of massage!
Helped eliminate pain.
Staff is VERY skilled.
And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled. Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!
Very soothing environment.
Also a very soothing environment and relaxing at the same time.
Legs felt great right after!
My neck hasn’t had this range of motion since I was 10 years old.
Very knowledgeable & thorough.
Juan Carlos G.
Enjoy Results Long After
Alexander Technique Teacher
Life changing massage
David is a miracle worker!
Alleviated my pain! They’re great!
Great therapeutic message, professional
Shiho is like a revitalizing nutrient!
I highly recommend Shiho with all my heart to anyone who is looking for a therapeutic holistic massage.
Feel Like a New Person
I became pregnant this year, and I've found the experience incredibly uncomfortable, so I scheduled an appointment with Shiho for a prenatal massage. This was one of the BEST decisions I have made. My body was immediately more comfortable, and the effects lasted for about 14 days. I am really looking forward to my next prenatal massage with Shiho. I think with her help, I can be a much less miserable pregnant lady.
Owner, Doggedly Devoted
Great for Medical Massages too!
Audio Engineering Consultant
Shiho is like a revitalizing nutrient!
Because of my poor posture and constant desk work, I've had chronic abdominal and back discomfort for years. Shiho's deep tissue approach is as if she's having a long, relaxing conversation with my entire body. I highly recommend Shiho with all my heart to anyone who is looking for a therapeutic holistic massage.
He’s absolutely the real deal.
David was recommended by my Pilates instructor a couple years ago and I've been going regularly ever since! Thanks to his magic hands, I'm able to work for myself as a handyman and elfa installer. He's absolutely the real deal.
(If I forget to book appts w/David far enough in advance, his staff is also great: I've had terrific massages from both Evana and Michael!)
Excellent massage experience
I've been going to David for my neck and lower back pains for almost a year. I work at an office job so I'm crouching in front of the computer 24-7 resulting in what feels like a scrunched up neck and shoulders accompanied by frequent headaches/migraines. I've seen incredible results since - better posture, no more headaches from neck pain and better sleeps!
I recently injured my neck while skiing and thankfully David was able to fit me in last minute. The first session helped reduce the discomfort from the minor whiplash and after 2 sessions, the pain went away.
I highly recommend David and his staff. I've been to see Shiho and Laura a couple of times when David is booked up. They are also very good. David consistently gets booked up weeks in advance so recommend scheduling something early.
She’s that good
Initially, as I simply stood in front of her, I was impressed by her insights into my needs and her proposed plan. Her fingers unerringly found the trouble spots and their causes. I felt noticeably better at the end of the session. Based on this one session, hardly my first massage, I plan to be a regular client. She's that good. At 82, I'm seriously training to cycle a century event--100 miles in one day. Evana will help!
Simply amazing. 20 stars!
Bassist on tour with The Lumineers
Intuitive, therapeutic, and healing. Wow!
One of the best masseurs
One of the BEST decisions I have made
Bodyworks DW did it!
Shiho is a miracle worker!
More than a massage
Accurately addressed my issues.
Major Long-Lasting Improvements
It seems like just yesterday, but I had a session with you as a pre-wedding gift from my friends. Within one session, you made major, long lasting improvements in the issues that I was having. Since then, I have recommended you to ANYONE who talks to me about their significant muscle or body pain.
You Saved My Life!
Dorota Micali Photography
Grammy Winner Songwriter & Vocal Coach
One Session Better Than Months of Physical Therapy
Owner, The Press House
Recommend Him Unequivocally
Writer/Editor & Producer
Have Sent Many Friends to Him
Elana Gartner Golden
Playwright & Mother
Fantastic New Sense of Freedom
Jazz Singer & Pianist
Founder, Acoustic Guitar Project
You. Are. A.Maaaaaaaaaz.Ing.
Just in case you haven’t heard this enough . . . You. Are. A.Maaaaaaaaaz.Ing.
I can’t tell you how different everyday life is, I had no idea the extent of how generally uncomfortable I have been for quite some time now. I can move freely without random hitches and pops and pains. I didn’t even realize how many of my actions/inactions were dictated by trying to not feel/aggravate those hitches. I have felt like an old lady for awhile, and frustrated about it because, well, I’m not an old lady yet. The guy who manages my local grocery store wondered what had happened, the change in my carriage was so noticeable.
Anyway, THANK YOU!
Jamie Rae Walker
Paul Taylor Dance Company
I Refer My Own Patients
Huge Huge Improvement!
David clearly knows what he is doing.
Very good massage.
Deep, professional, friendly.
I haven't needed to take a pill since that night. After doing some more research , I looked into "Subluxated Vertebrae, the basics- some of those symptoms include leg length difference, weak ankles and raised pelvis…" I'm pretty sure you were dead on about my leg length difference and everything else. I am now virtually pain free, only some mild hip muscle discomfort in certain positions, which thanks to you feels much better
I'm not a doctor, but it all makes sense if you think about it. Just surprised with all the X-rays and MRIs none of my physicians recommended any massage and/or chiropractic therapy.
Anyhow, I'm likely canceling the surgery since there is no more pain. So far so good. I'd like to follow up with you as soon as i can.
Thank you for giving me real advice and results.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I've had migraines for years. After the worst and most debilitating one several months ago, I felt as though I was at the end of my rope: exhausted, defeated, scared it would be like this forever. I made an appointment with David, and it has changed my life. I cannot explain in words what it's been like to shed this truly horrible situation and feel like "me" again. David, you are amazing — you make life better — and I cannot thank you enough.
Faun M. Phillipson
Restored, Energized, Balanced!
Dancer & Personal Trainer
He even cured guitarist’s carpal tunnel
Singer, Guitarist, Recording Engineer
Benefits lasted for days
A perennial issue I've had with other bodyworkers is that they don't apply enough pressure or they're not strong enough – not a problem at Bodyworks DW! The therapist wasn't at all hesitant to really "go deep" and work out the knots ALL the way to their roots. The benefits lasted for days (despite the abuse I heap on my body). I'm looking forward to future sessions!
Drew Sackheim Photography
Does wonders to keep my body feeling functional.
Laura is fantastic
Personalized and informative.
Attention to detail was fantastic.
So happy I found this place.
Helped me immensely
Attentive and knowledgeable
I feel like I have a new body
You are truly such a skilled practitioner and I'm grateful to have found you.
I'm looking forward to working with you to continue to discover the capabilities of my diaphragm. 😉
Pilates Yoga Dance Education
Julia was amazing
Tailored, understanding, accommodating
Exactly what he needed
Quality, effective work
Thoughtful, knowledgeable, great space!
Decreased Shoulder Pain
Deep work at Bodyworks DW!
Christine was fabulous.
Personalized & calming, with a heavy emphasis on prevention.
Christine recommended stretches and was very knowledgeable!
Next day I woke up with no stiffness or pain.
I will definitely be going back and would highly reccomend Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy for anyone looking to loosen up those tight muscles (back, neck, legs, arms, chest, etc.).
Post NYC Marathon effective massage therapy!
I feel like a new person.
David examined me and created an entire plan within less than 5 minutes.
Anyone (especially dancers/athletes) in NYC that are experiencing body pain/discomfort I highly recommend visiting David!
Gentle and sensitive practitioner.
One of the best massages I have ever experienced.
Knowledgeable, capable and efficient.
I feel great even 2 days after and thank you for the at-home/in-office stretches.
Extremely attentive to my issues.
Truly talented expert massage therapists.
I finally have both!
Helped eliminate pain.
Staff are very skilled!
And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled! Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!
Knowledge, skill and dedicated effort.
Helped quite a bit
Truly an eye opening experience.
Knowledgeable and well trained.
Amazing balance between deep tissue relaxation and pain.
Also a very soothing environment so relaxing at the same time.
Very good massage!
David clearly knows what he is doing
Evaluation before the session.
Very knowledgeable & thorough.
Juan Carlos G.
Relaxing and rejuvenating
My massage was life changing
Superb Massage Therapists!
Pinpointed pain solutions
The effects are lasting.
Really targets and heals the pain points
I feel like I am investing in healthier future muscle formation
Wonderful and informative
Very knowledgeable therapists.
I really felt the effects
Not a one-size-fits-all experience.
Results are always incredible.
It was awesome
A really advanced understanding of the body
Troubleshooting knots and ailments
Great recommendations for exercises
Lisa is great!
- Jennifer S.