Here's what some of our clients have to say about
went to Maria weekly for about a year. She is hands-down the best massage
therapist I've been to in town.
Not only is she highly trained and educated in the body mechanics, muscles, etc...,
but her place of business is so peaceful, clean, and just overall calming. I walk in and I feel better already.
can't recommend Maria Willis's body work enough. To top it off, she's a wonderful person with compassion. She's known
pain so she can relate to having body aches. She's the real deal. If I had the money, I'd see her every day. Seriously.
She's that good.
--Jen C. of Scotts Valley, CA
I absolutely LOVE this place, this place is even better than the day spas I have been to. I have had two massages
here and have a third one scheduled in a few weeks. The person who has always done my massages is Jennifer
Way who is a total sweetheart. She is very
genuine and not only relaxes your muscles but through polarity massage she is able to erase any stress or problems in your
head while you are on her table. I am now seeing her monthly, I'm sure that all of the staff at Awaken are very good but in
my eyes the massages I recieve have been nothing short of perfection and I will be coming here for a long time. Thank you
to everyone there!
I've worked with Tara Moore for awhile now and am a huge fan of her
work. I have gone to several other therapists before and she's one of the best Ive come across. I highly recommend her. She
listens and modifies your treatment based on your symptoms and needs. She's a true healer and a wonderful person!!
I'm a pharmacy technician
and had issues with my neck and my feet for many years. I met with Wendy and
explained what my issues were. Wendy reassured me that she could help me feel better. She made me feel very comfortable and
relaxed about having nothing between her and I except a sheet. The way she wrapped me in the sheet made me feel very comfortable
that nothing was going to be exposed or fall out of place. Once she started the massage, I knew that this was exactly what
I needed. She was almost intuitive on knowing exactly where my knot were. After my hour massage I felt better than I had in
(a) long time. Wendy's hands are amazingly wonderful and I am now a repeat customer.
--Rachel, Felton, CA
Singing my praises for a wonderful massage therapist!
Maria is an amazing therapist: intuitive, well-trained, and soes phenomenal
deep tissue work. I have had a handful of massages from her over the past few years.
--Michelle B. of Saratoga,
I began sessions with Jennifer almost a year ago and the experience has been fantastic -- it completely changed
my outlook on life. Jennifer is always attentive to my needs and applies just the right amount of pressure to loosen up my
aches and pains. I have a pretty stressful job and Jennifer is an important reason that I’m able to rise above the everyday
stressors and focus on getting the job done.
Tara did a wonderful job. I keep my stress in my shoulders
which leaves the muscles rock hard but she is able to work through the knots. her pressure sometimes runs a little on the
hard side, but she very quickly adjusted it when I said something. She paid attention to things such as breathing and used
that the help determine specific areas of issue. "
-- Desiree L.
Maria Willis is the best massage therapist I have ever
been to, and she has created an incredibly warm, comforting, clean and relaxing environment at Awaken Massage.
I have had chronic neck and back pain and stiffness for years and visit Maria regularly to get relief.
She is so knowledgeable about the body and knows exactly how to release the tension in each and every muscle group.
She tailors every massage to my changing needs, combining deep tissue work with relaxing polarity. I always leave
feeling healthy, relaxed and renewed. Thank you, Maria!
the best massage ever from Jennifer
Way yesterday. I'm still feeling
relaxed and calm and rejuvenated!!!
I have been to many places in Santa Cruz County to have a
message, but Maria at Awaken is by far my favorite Massage Therapist! I
came accross Awaken via groupon and just keep going back. I look forward to going in to see Maria every other month,
it is a special treat! I love being welcomed by a smile at the door and an amazing massage. The price is very
reasonable for the level of work and service you get. I cannot say enough good things about this place, thank you groupon
for helping me find my favorite massage in town!
--Nayana D. of Santa Cruz, CA
I came to see Jennifer
Way after I broke my foot while backpacking in the Trinity Alps. I was put in a walking boot but
had to keep weight off my foot for the first 5 weeks to ensure the bone could heal. I immediately noticed a lack of
blood flow in my foot and calf so I had Jen work on my leg above the ankle. After each session I noticed a "healing
spurt" which I attributed to the increase in blood flow especially helping to clear out all the pooled blood in the bruises.
After 5 weeks I was able to start walking with the boot. I had expected to lose muscle in my calf but what I didn't
expect was how tight and stiff my foot, ankle and calf would be when I started using them again. Jen was again able
to speed my healing by helping to increase my flexibility and blood flow and when my foot was healed enough to be massaged
it was like magic! In the course of a week I went from partial weight to full weight on my bare foot with no pain! I
truly believe that my healing and recovery time was cut significantly thanks to Jen's massage. Jen is kind, knowledgeable
and very aware of the human body and knows how to help it heal! Thanks Jen!
wonderful place. Staff are friendly, accommodating and professional. Maria is friendly, very knowledgeable and talented. I recommend the
facility and staff to any/and everyone.
--Dedra L. of Scotts
Want to say that I LOVE Awaken Massage Therapy. Maria
Willis and her staff are top notch. Her place is warm & inviting, and they
really listen to what your needs are. I have been getting regular massage for over 20 years and have to say this this
the best place I have every been. You must try it to believe it. You won't be disappointed.
H. of Aptos, CA
here because of Groupon. They had an offer that I couldn't pass up! What a great little massage studio. Snuggled between a
bagelry and a chiropractor in Scotts Valley, awaken is a little slice of heaven. I was fortunate enough to be introduced to
Tricia, who performed my deep-tissue massage. For 60 minutes I was rubbed in all the right ways, the tension leaving my muscles.
Awaken has a lovely calming environment, perfect for welcoming relaxation. I'd recommended anyone come and get a massage,
they offer many types at reasonable prices. They also pride themselves on excellent quality of service and I cannot disagree
with their plight! Thanks again!
--Ashley L. of Santa Cruz
If you're looking to relax or if you're looking to have that tight muscle murdered
into submission, Awaken is the place to go! I have suffered from upper back and shoulder pain for years. Maria, at Awaken, is the only therapist that I have ever seen that is able to target the source
of the pain and provide me relief. She has the knowledge, strength and technique that make it possible. I am thankful for
Awaken and Maria for helping me regain comfort in my daily life.
--Emily D. of Soquel, CA
Hands down the best massage therapy I've ever been to (In
multiple states and offices in santa cruz county). I regularly go to Maria
for a deep tissue massage. She has phenomenal strength and knowledge of muscle anatomy. She tunes in with your body
and can find all your sore muscles and areas of tension without telling her where they are. The office and massage rooms
are very peaceful and relaxing. There are comfortable couches, hot tea, and cold water for before or after your massage.
All the therapists are professional, punctual, friendly, and put you at ease. Thanks Awaken!!!
[-Raquel W. of Santa Cruz, CA
I have been seeing Maria for three years and have
never had a bad massage. I cant even describe how good she is you just have to expierience it. If you have a sports
related injury her deep tissue work will have you playing again soon, and better than before you got hurt.
--Paulette P. of Scotts Valley,
how could I have known that when my wife bought a groupon and sent me to you for a massage that it would bring such wonderful
changes into my life. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for a couple of things. One, for the wonderful
massage. It was really the best I've ever had and I felt fabulous afterwards. And two, for your recommendation
of "night splints" to help relieve my pain from plantar fasciitis. It took a trip back to the podiatrist for
me to get them approved through my insurance, but I've been wearing two dorsal night splints for the last week and it has
made a miraculous difference! I was giddy with excitement after just a few days. The relief has been that dramatic.
Why in the world haven't my doctors recommended this before? I joke with my wife that I've gone from feeling very,
very old to having "baby feet". Maria, you are one of those people who I thank the stars for bringing
into my life. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
--Chris M. of Santa Cruz
is awesome at what she does. She's very aware of the body and your needs. I usually get deep tissue work to release
my super tight muscles; she and others she has working with her are always up to the task. I walk out feeling so much
better than when I walk in. The price is reasonable too. Go here before you see anyone else.
--Renee W. of Boulder
Maria has been the only person to really reach
all of the deep tissue that needed therapy. The only reason that I would not recommend her, is because I'm selfish, and she's
the best! The facility is top notch, and always clean and restful, I look forward to my Massage every week!
--Hank L. of Scotts Valley, CA
clean environment. Maria gives an AWESOME massage. Very competitive prices.
Maria is able to give that deep tissue massage I can't seem to get anywhere else. Highly recommend Awaken Massage Therapy.
L. of Santa Cruz, CA