“I have been a client of Lesley's for about a year now. Prior to working with her regularly, I had serious and continuous back muscle pain and terrible migraines often. Lesley's work on my back has legitimately changed my life. Before seeing her every month to every two weeks, I struggled to just get out of bed due to the headaches and muscle aches. Since she started working on my back I feel as if I am a new person. The headaches dramatically reduced within the first 1-3 sessions and same with the back pain. She is excellent. Every time I see her she spends a few minutes asking about how my back and neck are, if any thing has changed or if there has been anything in my life since I last saw her that would effect my back. Through that conversation she immediately knows what I need in that session to help me feel better.
Lesley's treatment room is relaxing and stress free. She provides a wonderful atmosphere that is calming and warm. I feel comfortable and happy when I am in her treatment space. She is so pleasant and caring that I always look forward to seeing her.
I also severely hurt my back months after I started seeing her. She has been more helpful than any Emergency Room staff, doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists. She listens to me, asks more questions and listens to the response and then using her impressive knowledge of massage is able to help me find relief that no one else has been able to help me with.
I would overwhelmingly recommend Lesley Kavanaugh for someone interested in a relaxing massage or to someone in need of a therapeutic massage. She is fantastic and will definitely help make you feel better.” - 2/4/14 Kaitlyn
“I started seeing Lesley for some deep tissue work as I was suffering from a running injury in my lower leg. Immediately, she made me feel comfortable and was able to pinpoint the areas that needed the most work. Within just a couple sessions my leg was feeling much better and I was able to run on it as normal. Her professional manner and knowledge of the body make her an excellent choice for massage and bodywork.” -Crystal
“I first began seeing Lesley about 2 and 1/2 years ago. My wife had given me a gift certificate for an hour long deep tissue massage. I had never been to a massage therapist before, so I had no idea what to expect. Lesley was very friendly and made me feel comfortable right from the start. She asked me specific questions so she could plan how she would work on me. I explained to her about my various aches and pains and she explained to me what she could do and what benefits I could expect. I have a cranky shoulder and I could not lift it over my head. I had seen an orthopedic and basically was told I had to live with it as surgery was not an option at this time. After just one session with Lesley I noticed relief from the constant pain and increased mobility in the shoulder. She also helped me control the pain in my lower back. I have not missed a monthly session since. Lesley is not only a wonderful massage therapist, she is a genuinely nice and caring person. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone seeking body work. She is truly amazing.” -WA
“I used to think that massages were just a self indulgent luxury, only meant for relaxation. Lesley has convinced me otherwise. After a recent back injury, I was referred to her by a chiropractor. After only a few sessions my back pain eased considerably. I now feel stronger, more flexible, and have more energy that I've had in years. Her professional and caring approach to healing is greatly appreciated.” -Paul
“Lesley has magic fingers. She gave me my life back when she freed me from 18 months of constant hand and wrist pain. I highly recommend her.” -JS
“After almost 4 years of pain I had given up hope of walking comfortably until I met Lesley. She was able to correct a long term condition which others could not. I had spent a lot of time, money and energy seeing Physicians and Physical Therapists, all who tried different approaches with little improvement. Lesley was the only one who assessed and then treated my condition with long lasting results. She is exceptional at what she does, her experience gives her an acute understanding of the body, and I will be forever thankful. I highly recommend her to anyone who has an injury or feels any discomfort, she is a rare and invaluable resource for our community.” Sincerely, Martine Kaczynski
“Lesley Kavanaugh is an excellent massage therapist. I have been going to her for about two years now. I have had chronic neck and back pain in the past that occasionally still flares up even with exercise and stretching. Lesley pays attention to this and works out the muscles in those areas carefully and successfully. I look forward to my appointments because often she finds tension in areas I didn't know were flared up and takes preventative measures. She gives a custom massage to your therapeutic needs. Her office is quiet and relaxing. She is very professional. Her fees are fair and she regularly offers online discounts. I have referred friends and family to her, and I will continue to do so. I recommend Lesley to anyone who wants to treat them self to a well deserved massage or needs massage to deal with muscle tension.”
“Lesley Kavanaugh has been my massage therapist for almost four years. As a nationally certified Chicago-based massage therapist for 13 years myself, I was thrilled to find someone here in the Capital region who had technical anatomical skills along with training in myofascial, neuromuscular, and now craniosacral techniques, to assist with my ongoing structural issues as well as old injuries, surgical recovery, and new fitness challenges. Lesley is able to choose from an ever-expanding toolbox of approaches—including yoga training—to assist me in making my body as functional as possible. Whenever I am asked about recommendations for local massage therapists, Lesley is hands-down (pun intended) at the top of my list.”
-Diane Kavanaugh-Black, Of-the-Essence Holistic Wellness
-Diane Kavanaugh-Black, Of-the-Essence Holistic Wellness
"I stopped being a Groupon/Living Social massage hopper after my first massage at Troy Healing Arts. Of course the massage was fabulous, and Lesley’s professional yet friendly attitude, combined with the safe and relaxing atmosphere, made my massage truly enjoyable. I remain one of Lesley’s regular clients because I’m impressed that she remembers my particular needs (no wasted massage time!). She helps me discover root causes of my muscular aches/pain – and what I can do differently to avoid or lessen these aches/pain. Additionally, for a one-woman operation, her schedule is reasonably flexible." -Leslie
Interested in scheduling an appointment? Call Lesley today at (518) 506-9985