I was training for the Pan Mass Challenge, a two-day, 182-mile charity bike ride, when I started experiencing bad sciatica that was impacting my riding. I went to Suzanne who did a thorough assessment then targeted muscle work in my lower back to break up the tension. I started feeling relief after one session, but continued to return up until the PMC; by the time of the ride, I was completely pain free. Suzanne did a remarkable job of working out the kinks, listening to my body, and offering helpful tips to ease the pain on my own. I went for a post-PMC massage and am convinced that regular visits will help prevent stress and injuries for future athletic events. ~L.L.S., Belmont (8/18/15)
When I have pain from a throbbing migraine or aches from the arthritis in my spine and neck or stiffness and muscle pain from being hunched over my computer too long, I make a massage appointment with Suzanne. I have had a lot of massage from many different therapists and Suzanne is at the top of my list. She is well-educated in many different approaches to relieving pain. She takes detailed notes before each session and then gives real thought to the best approach for the individual session. Most therapists have one way they do massage, perhaps lingering a bit longer in your area of pain. Not Suzanne. She is so versatile and thoughtful in the best approach, for that particular day’s needs, every massage is different.
Last Thanksgiving, I had a friend visiting from Manhattan, someone who has weekly massage. She arrived with tremendous pain in her neck so we contacted Suzanne. My friend was incredulous at how much better she felt after one hour with Suzanne, who approached her pain in a way no one had ever done before.
Suzanne is versatile, kind, experienced and completely open to working with you to relieve your pain and bring you better health. ~S. G., Belmont (2/3/14)
As a chronic sufferer of fibromyalgia, I have been going to Suzanne Cooper for massage therapy for over six years. Because of Suzanne’s extensive knowledge of the musculature of the body and relevant exercises, as well as her wonderful massage techniques, I am now able to do as much or more than I could when I did not have fibromyalgia. Each visit Suzanne listens attentatively to my progress or set backs, keeps extensive notes, and explains the approach she will take during the visit always inviting my input as to what I think will be needed. When I first started going to Suzanne, she started very gently being sensitive to my low tolerance for pressure on “the hot spots” of my body. Because of Suzanne’s extensive note-taking she has been able to document the progress she and I have made. Suzanne and I are a team. As a result I am committed to exercising, which builds on what Suzanne can do during our massage sessions. I cannot say enough about Suzanne and the difference she has made in my life. ~M.K.S., Carlisle (11/21/11)
I have been a client of Suzanne’s for over 5 years and she has helped me with IT band issues and other ailments from over using my muscles from running and I truly believe I finished many races due to her massage therapy. Suzanne really listens and asks the right questions to really get to the root of the problem. She will take the time to show you how to relieve the pain when you are between visits. I would recommend Suzanne to anyone who is looking for an overall fantastic massage and/or a problem area that needs to be addressed; you can’t go wrong either way. ~L.M., Belmont (11/20/11)