"Abi'l-Khayr has a great amount of patience and a grounded energy that is very apparent through his bodywork." -- Amanda
"Abi'l-Khayr concentrates on the trouble spots and eases the discomfort & stiffness. When I leave each session, I feel both relaxed & energized. I recommend this specialized therapy to anyone suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis, or other recurring aches & pains."-- C.L.
"I'm a science teacher with several medical conditions that can leave me fatigued and in chronic pain. What really drew me to Abi'l-Khayr's practice, aside from the cool Sufi name, were his medical explanations for the myofascial bodywork technique he uses. I know enough medicine to know that they ring true.
"The first few minutes of the treatment consist of being observed to see where the connective tissue imbalances are, as manifest in your posture. Then the treatment is geared towards challenging those imbalances.
"Of any massage I have ever received -- and I get them when I can -- there is a maximal amount of energy release. I tend to visit a very fuzzy blissful place during the massage, and afterwards the energy is running through my body freely. A feeling of rightness and "can do" (se puedes) snaps back into place and stays all week.
"The pressures of a highly technological, stressed and overstimulated lifestyle results in the distortion and diversions of neurological flow. Abi'l-Khayr's myofascial technique un-dams the river. "Ah" Rushing water, healthy streams, the kinetic body restored, until next time." -- Grace
"Speaking from a seasoned massage therapist's view, and also as a long time receiver of massage, I would recommend Abi'l-Khayr highly. His studio is very relaxing and he has the warmth and compassion to treat one as an individual and to try to understand their needs. I feel great after a session with Abi'l-Khayr. The experience he has with myofascial massage really helps, and I know he will only get better and better as he takes more specialized myofascial classes. Gentle, caring, and a healer for sure." -- Dawn
"I had a terrific massage from Abi'l-Khayr -- he is so skilled and caring. I had a great night's sleep and amazing energy afterwards! With Fibromyalgia, that's saying A LOT." -- W.Z.
"I love massage, but it's very rare that a therapist has the ability to truly quiet my mind and engage my body in complete relaxation. However, Abi'l-Khayr placed his very warm, wise hands exactly where they needed to be -- and I found myself transported to another realm.
"With his knowledge of Myofascial Release, Abi'l-Khayr was able to assess my postural habits and bring space to the areas that were 'crunched.' I left his table feeling length in what had been a very tight right side of my body, and an openness in my breathing. Still, days later, I can feel the lengthening, as if my body were still reacting to Abi'l-Khayr's work. Since the session, I've felt grounded and I've felt an incredible sense of relief, as if in loosening my fascia, Abi'l-Khayr quelled my anxiety as well. He is a phenomenal therapist with a true presence. If you're looking for a massage in which you can genuinely unwind and let go, look no further." -- Sam
"I met Abi'l-Khayr at my neighborhood Starbucks. After engaging in some barista banter, Abi'l-Khayr shared his "bodywork is good medicine" business card with me. Therapeutic Massage For Health resonated and hit the spot. I took him up on his offer and experienced a most satisfying massage. I am now a regular and increasingly relaxed customer. I highly recommend Abi'l-Khayr's massage services ." -- Andrew
"Abi'l-Khayr has given me back the body carriage I didn't realize I had lost. I sure recognize it now that it has returned! I feel deeply relaxed during our sessions, but so much livelier in the week that follows."-- J.L.
"Not everyone is able to personalize and grow in bodywork and massage as Abi'l-Khayr has. I am more than pleased with the tension that has been worked out of my body. He is professional and flexible. I am always relaxed, with many toxins released from my muscles when he is done. If you are looking for someone to help keep your body in line, Abi'l-Khayr is your man. As a matter of fact, I think it's time for my next appointment!" -- T.J.
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