MJ is easily the best massage therapist that I've ever had. She always works hard using all her skills to locate and actually fix the problem I'm having. She was able to fix an issue that kept recurring for me, as well as help me think about how I might be moving and what I might be doing that was causing the problem to resurface. Other massage therapists had worked on that same problem, and they'd make it feel better for a couple hours, but MJ's treatments' results lasted a few days after the first one, then a few weeks, then to the point they didn't recur at all. She is always willing to take the time to chase the kinks out of my back, even as they were moving from place to place. MJ treats my whole body, focusing of course on the area that needs focus, but she knows that your whole body is connected and a problem in one place always affects the others. MJ was able to easily accomodate my allergies to some lotions and oils. I had an insurance referral the first time I met MJ, and now I won't go anywhere else for treatment, even when I'm waiting for a prescription for massage or don't have one. MJ's hours worked perfectly for me, something that's hard to find since regular business hours don't.
MJ IS AWESOME. Her massage FIXES problems rather than just making them feel better. She's certified for pregnancy.
Because I have MS, my Doctor recommended that massage therapy might help diminish some of the pain that I have had for the past months. I started going to Mary Jane Hohman this past year and am more than pleased with the outcomes. She is an extraordinary massage therapist in all respects, kind, respectful, knowledgeable and she even has a great sense of humor which we can all appreciate. While I don't have one specific pain area, MJ uses an all over approach which I absolutely love, I especially like the way she starts with a foot massage (believing that our feet take on an enormous of stress) and moves up my legs to my hips, back and neck. I noticed immediately that my back and hips felt better when I walked and my body in general just feels so much more relaxed. Because I work, I always appreciate MJ's punctuality and flexibility. I go in the late mornings but I know that she also works nights to accommodate those who need evening appointments. Additionally, her office, which she shares with 4 other professionals is immaculate as is her massage room. The parking is no problem which is a huge plus. I cannot recommend MJ highly enough if you want a truly professional message.
*Note from MJ: I don't always start on the feet. I assess each individual and determine my approach based on what I find. If you have any preferences I will certainly take that into consideration.
I received ongoing massage therapy from MJ for several months following a neck injury. As a physically active person who enjoys a variety of activities (cycling, running, roller derby), I was looking for a massage therapist who understood how important it was to me to not only alleviate pain and restore my range of motion, but also to work with me to achieve optimal health.
M.J. Hohman as occupational therapist and as licensed massage practitioner is second to none! M.J. is amazing. After taking a bad fall 6 months ago, M.J. helped me to heal. Her care, compassion, and competence brought wellness to where there had been great pain. She extended range of muscles that I did not even know needed it. It is with great enthusiasm and without reservation that I recommend MJ Hohman to you. An Awesome professional with amazing grace!
~J.G., Vashon, WA