I remember a guy on a site here in the valley that made it a point to ask everyone to like his page and if they wrote up a great review he would give them $20.00 Off their massage.
Welcome to the land of the internet where anyone can make claims & can say just about anything.
SO CAREFUL Don’t be a victim of the majority.
Way to many movie critics have said this was a pathetic movie and I loved it. I have actually run into doctors telling me I needed surgery when I didn't. Could a persons thoughts actually be wrong or bias... I learn for myself through experience, perhaps you should too and take a review with a grain of salt.
However I am skilled and mature and intuitive and thorough and conscientious and honest. Im the guy that went a little further down the road looking for the answer...
Which is usually a rare find these days. I look forward to meeting you and hopefully we can give you some great work which may lead you to write a positive review.
From a person who has looked around to try to get a quality massage to break up facia (damaged tissue) from years of exercise at a reasonable price I can tell you this is your guy! Very personable and humorous guy and he takes the time to understand your goals. Realize this isn't the massage you get for a relaxing time but I can attest that you will have better movement and strength from the first visit.
If you are looking to get a massage to relieve pain David is the absolute best person in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
I normally get a massage every week and since I travel a lot I end up seeing a lot of different massage therapists. David is the best and most knowledgeable massage therapists I have ever seen. David is an expert in his field.
Within 60 seconds I could tell David was better than anyone I have ever gone to. His knowledge and technique is head and shoulders above anyone I have every gone to before. Finding David was like finding a diamond in the sand.
If you have pain and are looking for some relief from a massage David is your guy.
David was very professional, thorough and communicated well every step of the way. I had been experiencing some pain in my lower back and hips, and after this treatment, I left pain free. This type of deep tissue massage may not be exactly what the "Relaxing Spa Minded" individual is looking for, but from a therapeutic perspective, I am grateful!
David is not your ordinary massage therapist. He has extensive training and expertise in multiple different therapeutic techniques that help your muscles function the way they are supposed to. He has the most up to date knowledge and tools and is ahead of the game when it comes to new 'tricks of the trade'. Most professions are required to complete continuing education every year, including massage therapists and I know that David triples or quadruples the required amount of CEUs every year. He is a true professional and spends his free time attending seminars and learning as much as he possibly can to maximize the benefits for his clients. I would highly recommended David to anyone looking for a top of the line massage.
I have had lots of massages in my life but never to the level that Dave can provide. I like deep tissue massage which makes a difference. Dave certainly delivers and more. I never went to receive a massage for specific pain relief. However, in the past months , I have had numbness in my right arm and hand. Dave worked on it and today, I am feeling much better. Same for my right knee which I hurt while playing tennis. Nothing broken but very specific pain which wasn't going away. Dave showed me the muscles to massage and stretching to do which I am now doing myself to relieve some remaining pain. I highly recommend Dave to have work done for results. If you are looking for a very soft & relaxing massage; Dave can do it but you will be better serve by leveraging his expertise to really soothe some muscle pain.
Found David on Yelp months ago and have been to see him multiple times now. I wouldn't recommend him for a soothing massage that you fall asleep to if that's what you are looking for, but if you are seeking pain relief he is your guy. He clearly has vast knowledge of how everything is connected and is an expert in his field. I came in with weeks of pain behind my shoulder and left after just one session with him and already had 90% relief.
David is the Best massage therapist in the Valley! I have seen a lot of therapists, and I feel so lucky to have found him. After moving to Scottsdale a few years ago, I bounced around looking for a superb therapist until I found David. I see him regularly and he has helped me tremendously. I feel so much better! He really enjoys what he does and has mastered his craft. On top of all of that, he has reasonable prices and great hours. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with him, you won't regret it!
David is THE BEST therapist you will find. Very knowledgeable, caring, a true expert in his field, and super funny.
He is helping me so much with a crazy pain on my neck and thoracic spine. Throughout the whole massage he asked me if that pressure was okay and not for a second he hurt me. On the opposite, I left his studio feeling much much much better.
He really dedicated his time to my problem and I must say that finding a therapist that really cares for you and have a deep understanding of the human body is a really rare combination.
I'm very blessed I found him and I'll refer his magic hands to anybody and everybody.! :)
David, thank you for being so awesome!
PS: If you want to be petted and/or are afraid of personal connections don't go to see him. He is an amazing massage therapist and a great caring person so don't expect him to be a mute petter.
I have been going to David for over 7 years now and he is by far, the best massage therapist. His knowledge of muscle structure, ability to feel where the pain is and originates from is amazing. He has fixed me time and time again. If you need or want the best Deep Tissue work, he is the guy!
David Ralston, LMT, is the best massage therapist I've been to over the past 20+ years I've been getting massages for stress relief and as a preventative measure. David is extremely conscientious and professional. He is always in pursuit of learning more and seems to attend training & conferences frequently throughout the U.S. I've been going to him for almost 10 years now and have recommended him to many people. Truly the best!
Hands down best massage therapist in town! I discovered David several years ago when he worked at Massage Envy and I followed him when he opened his own studio in North Scottsdale. David has a deep understanding of the body, underlying issues and how they are connected and takes extra time to address these issues. David has a variety of tools that he uses as part of his massage... He has also performed cupping on my back which was absolutely amazing (and didn't leave any unsightly bruises)! If you are looking for a deep tissue massage, David is definitely your guy!
My only hesitation in writing this review is that others will discover David and it will be even harder to secure a coveted appointment on his calendar!
David knows how things connect better than anyone I've ever dealt with. I looked him up because of a longstanding frozen shoulder brought on by a gym injury. I was willing to go across the country to find someone who could do the sort of "medical" massage that he does. All the standard medical protocols didn't do anything, and I wasn't about to get surgery or take a bunch of meds to cover up the problem. He worked that shoulder over to loosen it up, along with a few other bits that are innocent bystanders but nonetheless caught up in shoring up those stuck muscles. I'll warn you, this is not a day-at-the-spa kind of massage: this involves lots of pressure. But he is a Godsend. My flexibility is much improved.
I have been getting massages for over 30 years and DAVID IS THE BEST THERE IS. I have numerous injuries from an auto accident (fractured hips, knees, frozen shoulder, three low back fractures, two upper back fractures and one neck fractures). Thees injuries are very painful and rather than take pain pills I go to David for therapy once a week (if I could afford more I would go three or more times a week). He helps me live a more normal life with little to no pain at times. His deep tissue massage if fantastic. he listens to what is bothering you and goes to work right on it. there is no one better .
I have referred many people to him who have all been helped.
If you want to feel better, go to David one time and I guarantee you that you shall keep on going there for relief.
His prices are very reasonable and for the treatments he give you , the costs should be triple what he charges.
Go try him one time, and see for yourself how great he is.
David Ralston is an incredible massage therapist. In the gym, I suffered a mysterious shoulder injury in which I could not (and never was able to) pin point the cause. For two months I suffered with deep pain in my shoulder, incredible tightness in my pec, trap, lat, delts, bicep and tricep. It killed my exercise routine. After no luck with a long list of treatments, I needed to try something new. I decided to look into deep tissue massage and found a review about David Ralston stating that his massages are not for the faint of heart, but are incredibly effective. This is just what I was looking for and couldn't be closer to the truth. David knows exactly what he is doing, and works as hard as his patients can tolerate to truly dig through muscles to fix an issue. Through talking with him, you can tell he is extremely knowledgable and experienced in his field. After one visit my shoulder was almost 70% better, after a second and final visit I was back to 100% and training as hard as possible. Fast forward two months, I hurt my knee, saw him twice for it and it is feeling monumentally better. I couldn't recommend him enough. If you have an injury or any type of lingering problem: see David!
I've been getting massages for over 20 years and Dave is literally the best massage therapist I've ever had work on me. Please note, this is not a massage for the faint of heart! Dave's specialty is deep muscular therapy which means if you're looking for someone to tickle your back, he is not the guy for you. But if you're someone that exercises regularly, is a mess from sitting at a desk all day, has an injury, or really anyone that has some kinks that need working out, look no further than Dave, he will change your life.
He's got more tools than you've ever seen in a massage studio. Whatever your particular trouble spot calls for to get deep and strip that muscle, he's got you covered. He also does everything by feel. Oftentimes I'll open my eyes for a moment only to find Dave with his eyes closed, transfixed in deep focus on whatever area he's working on.
I am particularly skilled when it comes to injuring myself. I swear sometimes it feels like I pull or strain a muscle a week. One time (swear to god) I actually tweaked a muscle while I was icing a different muscle. I have yet to bring anything to Dave that he wasn't able to either completely work out or at a minimum substantially improve. Now it's not always the most pleasant experience while he's working it out (he should really put out a swear jar for me) but the release makes it all worthwhile. Simply put, if you're looking for the best deep tissue massage in town, look no further, you've found him.
10/15/2017 Updated review
Just to give an example of David's muscle knowledge, he worked on my iliacus during my last appointment about a week ago. He has a unique ability to find unused, tight muscles which help my flexibility and endurance. For those of you who value this kind of talent, David is your man!
8/12/2017 Previous reviewI have been going to David for about a year, which is the longest for me to use any one massage therapist. However, his unique talent keeps me coming back. Do not expect a relaxing treatment because his expertise is deep tissue muscle work. You will experience some discomfort, even pain. BUT, the results are worth it. He is intuitive, creative and generous with his time. He uses various tools, even things found in the home, to achieve the desired result. He also loves to teach his clients how we can maintain muscle strength and flexibility to augment his work. I highly recommend him for anyone serious about taking care of themselves.
DAVE is the best ---his knowledge of body mechanics, and how they all work together are 2nd to none! Book appt and you won't be disappointed!
Simply the best there is. Excellent-should be teaching massage to others.
I've been going to David for several years now and let me tell you, I went thru at least 30 others to find him! He is amazing to say the least! He is always learning more about the field and using that knowledge to provide the best massage possible. He has a plethora of tools he can use to pinpoint pressure points and give you a release not found by the hand alone. I am a huge fan of his work and style of massage. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who has a lot of tension!
David is a wonderful masseuse! A phenomenal massage, for sure! If you're looking for a therapist to work out the kinks, David is your guy!
David has magic hands! Very strong, a great knowledge of body mechanics, finds all the knots and chases them away!
Love this guy -- funny and an incredible masseuse!
awesome work. Makes a lasting difference without pain.
I've trusted David as my massage therapist for about 10 years. I have worked with dozens of therapists personally and professionally and David stands out above the rest.
Dr. Jeff W.
Now you have read a few reviews but that shouldn't define me nor should the bad ones either. If you look up my info on a site and there are 3 terrible reviews does that mean I am actually terrible? A person in pain will not always be the most pleasant person to deal with. Pain from a recent divorce or physical pain with a torn muscle... Both hurt!
Let's say I wasn't able to help them with their pain Once again does that mean I am terrible? Keep in mind anyone and I do mean anyone can give a shitty or positive review on flawless work that was recommended. I would say experience the work for yourself and come to a clear understanding of what is the problem and why the approach is being handled that way. Just my take...
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