What Our Clients Say
Please take a moment to read some clients’ experiences with Rise Up Massage…
Katy has a warm and comforting presence and her technique is fabulous.
I often find that massage therapists do not use enough pressure, but those who do deep work can be too intense. Katy has a very nice balance of good pressure that doesn’t become too intense–she checks in regularly to see if you want more or less, but she seems to get it just right intuitively. Her office is comfortable and the whole experience is wonderful and healing.
Aside from being supremely relaxing and therapeutic, her massages get results.
I see Katy about once a month to help ease a sore hamstring, and other assorted aches and pains associated with an active life. I always feel amazingly better after a session, and over time, those issues have lessened in intensity and frequency. Katy has a lovely way of honing in on what’s going on in my body, using a variety of techniques in a manner that is both unique, yet completely relevant. She combines professionalism with humility and grace. Aside from being supremely relaxing and therapeutic, her massages get results. I have referred patients and friends to Katy, knowing they will be in skilled and masterful hands.
Kristi Stoddard, L.Ac. www.kstoddard.com
Of all the massages I have received in my life, this has to be one of the best massages, if not my favorite.
Katy has strong, intuitive hands that worked all of the sore spots in my back. Katy also has a kind and warm demeanor, and she gave me a couple of stretches to do at home as well as wrote down the names of several books for me to reference later. I am looking forward to my next massage with her.
What an absolute treat… a birthday gift from a loyal Katy fan.
I felt pampered and relaxed when I left. Katy’s technique was wonderful and she checked in about her pressure. Love massage and really enjoyed this one. I will be back. Thank you to the gift giver (Kay and Mary) and the massage therapist…
Katy has helped me tremendously as I struggled to recover from breast cancer treatment.
About a year after the surgery and radiation, I attempted some basic yoga moves and suddenly discovered that I no longer had a full range of motion on one side. I had not realized the extent of the damage that had been done as my body had gradually cinched up tightly in response to the scar tissue and trauma from the radiation. Katy patiently and expertly worked loose all that tightness, and, after months of therapeutic massage sessions, I am delighted to now have a full range of motion again. Katy has an amazing ability to locate every new knot and work through it so that after each 1.5 hour session, I feel completely relaxed and supple. Although I have received Katy’s therapeutic massages for nearly a year, I intend on continuing the treatments as part of a regular body maintenance. My blood pressure has gone from high to normal, and overall I am more in tune with what my body needs to be healthy. I am so grateful for the care that Katy provides.
Katy seemed to notice things about my injury that the physical therapist and doctor I saw didn’t even notice.
I started seeing Katy after injuring my back. It seemed to be a repetitive stress injury related to my new baby. Katy seemed to notice things about my injury that the physical therapist and doctor I saw didn’t even notice. Overtime, my injury healed completely and I saw great benefit from Katy’s work. I still found myself with lower back fatigue and strain sometimes just from carrying my growing baby, and seeing Katy has been a tremendous relief for that.
More than chiropractic or any other treatment, her touch healed me profoundly.
The first massage I had from Katy, I was laid up for months with a protruding disk. She offered me a massage and when I finally got it, I turned a corner in healing. More than chiropractic or any other treatment, her touch healed me profoundly.
Sarah Anma, The Art of Relationship, www.artofrelationship.net
Thank you Katy for your open-hearted listening, laughter and kindness during our massage sessions.
I always feel safe in your space and soothed by your healing hands. It’s clear to me that you care deeply about your clients and that your heart is behind your work. I will continue to spread the word about Rise Up!
Karrie Kolhaas, www.thoughtshotconsulting.com
I love Katy’s deep tissue and hot stone massages!
She has a unique way of finding and working out knots in the shoulder area; which is great for people like me that work a lot on the computer! Treat yourself to one of Katy’s massages – they are simply wonderful!
Ruth Hartmann, Wheelmaker Inc.
Katy is a very intuitive and present massage therapist.
My experience in her work (over the last few years) has always brought a profound sense of relaxation without compromising depth and specificity. She has a graceful way of incorporating deep tissue and swedish techniques that leave me feeling light and aware in my body. As a massage therapist myself, I look to Katy for both inspiration and tension relief in my body so that I can continue this blessed work. I have much appreciation and respect for Katy and her bodywork. As I have done in the past, I will continue in the future to recommend Katy for an excellent massage.
Holly Gross, www.banyanmassage.com
I have been seeing Katy two years now for regular massage sessions and am thrilled to see her practice grow.
She is knowledgeable, kind and a talented masseuse. When I arrive, Katy always takes a moment to ask about my body, special concerns or trouble spots, and then concentrates on those areas with a healing touch. If I feel like chatting, she’ll chat, and if I’m in a quiet mood she respects it. I never feel rushed and I am fully relaxed when I leave. From the music she plays to the massages she administers, Katy is a gem in our busy busy lives!
Katy gave me a wonderful massage of the life-saving kind.
In addition to her amazing skills and strength, she’s one of those delightful, sparkling people. I heartily recommend Katy for a truly therapeutic massage with lasting effects.
I no longer experience chronic muscle pain and think of Katy as my own personal rescue resource.
I was in a constant state of pain when I started looking for a massage therapists, no matter what I tried my muscles simply would not relax. I ended my work day looking forward to getting home to lie down, but even a change of posture didn’t bring relief. My neck, shoulders and upper back were so painful that I had difficulty sleeping or finding a comfortable position. I made my first appointment with Katy in a state of desperation. She welcomed me to her studio with kindness and understanding as she set to work understand my body. Her open and friendly manner were immediately a comfort to me as she worked her magic on my muscles. I left the first appointment in a state of relaxation and physical ease that I had not experienced in months. I continued to see Katy on a regular basis as she trained my muscles to release their tensions, I no longer experience chronic muscle pain and think of Katy as my own personal rescue resource.
When I first went to Katy I was completely blown away at her massages!
I had always heard about a “hot stone” massage and did not know what to expect. It was amazing. Katy worked on past injuries in my ankle and knee and she even taught me how to massage my ankle to release tension. Not only is she a great massage therapist but a quality individual. I look forward to the next time I get to have a massage from Katy!
Katy came highly recommended by a friend and I found her to be a fabulous massage therapist.
She regularly checked in with me to make sure the pressure was appropriate and that all areas of concern were covered. She is open to adjusting the treatment plan on the spot and is highly skilled. She is likely the best massage therapist I have ever visited.
Focused on improved musculoskeletal function for active individuals. Timely, sensitive to customer needs and preferences.
Not only is she a wonderful massage therapist, she exudes positive energy and makes you feel very comfortable!
ITB syndrome and stress reliever ITB syndrome – A consequence from running! I’m not willing to give running up just yet! Katy did amazing work with her wonderful hands. She released the fascia not only in the injured area but other areas that are compensating which I was not aware were tight as well! She also relieved shoulder tension! Not only is she a wonderful massage therapist, she exudes positive energy and makes you feel very comfortable! Thank you.
Katy worked through layers of what felt like immovable tissue to loosen and relieve tension…
When I left I felt normal again. I had not had a massage in a year after having had regular massage so it was a year catch up in one hour. Thank you!
Another excellent massage…
Katy helps me work out the stress in my body from carpentry and sitting at a computer. She also has great recommendations on how to keep my body healthy for the long term. Can’t wait ’til my next visit! Thanks Katy.
I had a wonderful massage with Katy.
She was very good at inquiring as to what I was hoping for from my massage and was also excellent at getting feedback from me during. I will definitely be back.
I met with Katy for the first time and found her to be very knowledgeable, thoughtful and insightful.
She really took time to understand my particular needs and then implemented a great treatment plan into the massage. It was perfect and exactly what I was hoping for. Can’t wait to come back!
I received an excellent massage from Katy – I was hurting when I went in and felt much better when I left. I highly recommend her.
As a massage therapist myself I only go to the best of the best to receive my massages. That’s why Katy is my massage therapist!
Of all the massages I have received in my life this has to be one of the best massages, if not my favorite.
Katy has strong, intuitive hands that worked all of the sore spots in my back. Katy also has a kind and warm demeanor and she gave me a couple of stretches to do at home as well as wrote down the names of several books for me to reference later. I am looking forward to my next massage with her.
Finally used a gift certificate. I am really picky with massage and usually does not “give in easily” to get one unless my body is in pain. A month away from a car accident I reeeeaallly needed some work done (my body has been permanently aching since the shock) and to see Katy was one of my best “leaps of faith”. Yay! Go to experience the magic hands ;).
Exactly what I needed!
I was looking for someone who could work with old injuries and do therapeutic massage. Katy’s fingers have an uncanny way of finding the areas where the fascia is tight or bound down and asks questions to make sure she is using the right amount of pressure. I am never sore afterwards, yet her massages are very effective. Not that I am pregnant, I can’t wait to see what she can do for the changes my body will be going through. I couldn’t give her a higher recommendation!
Exactly what an athlete needs!
I had been looking for a good massage therapist since the one I had been seeing for 10 years recently moved. I need someone who understands athletes and is willing to go fairly deep into the tissue. I am in my early 50’s but still play soccer with 20-30 somethings (OK, they tolerate me).
Katy was extremely nice and helpful.
I came in with about a dozen injuries and she managed to address most of them and give me some stretches and exercises for the others. Thanks!
Solid sleep at last!
I had been suffering from a headache for 2 weeks. I went in for an hour massage with a focus on my neck and upper back. I have been sleeping solid and feeling refreshed after my deep massage. I really appreciate the relief and am pleased to become a “regular” – you will be seeing me soon! Thank you SO much!
I went in for a 90 minute massage feeling tight and sore and left feeling loose and fantastic. Katy blends deep techniques with relaxation in a way that works so well! The room smells good, the music is great and the massage is the best!!
Katy is fantastic.
Although it’s been years that I’ve been getting massages a couple of times a year, I’m fairly sure this was the best one. Highly recommend her.
I’m sooo relaxed :).
Katy is awesome, my wife goes to her like once a week and I go once in awhile when I get really tired and achy and need my body to work right. She’s fantastic! Another!
Katy was very kind and was a good listener when I explained what was hurting. The massage itself was AMAZING. So relaxing, and I enjoyed all of the techniques she used. My body really needed it!
Relaxing, soothing and heavenly!!!!!!!!!!
I can speak in one sentence about Katy – that her hands are magical! I was taken to another world when she was doing the massage! I would love to go to her again and again and again! Thanks to Sharon who introduced her to me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Katy’s massages are such a blessing!
I was referred to Katy for help with lower back and hip pain. After just a couple massages with Katy my back is so much better and my hip is doing great. Katy used range of motion techniques in conjunction with the massage to help with my hip and it corrected the malalignment. I’m now pain free in my hip for the first time in nine months! Thank you Katy!
Katy has been a great help for me in relieving the pain caused from two herniated discs and neck injuries. She’s great at determining how much your body can handle when you’ve had injuries and making sure you leave feeling refreshed and better than when you came in. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Wonderful injury massage
Katy is great with my past and current injuries that need attention. She pays attention to how much my body is ready to handle with care and caution. I would highly recommend her work. Wish I could see her daily!
The Best Massage Ever
I’ve had a lot of massages but no one compares to Katy. After a long search, I’ve found a masseuse I return to: Katy. She custom-tailors her session to meet my needs and she is open to feedback and direction so that I get the pressure exactly where I need it. She’s the greatest!
Fabulous hot stone massage!
Katy truly cares about her client’s massage needs and preferences and is a very knowledgeable massage therapist. She always asks me if I want to focus on any particular areas, then proceeds to give me a most fabulous massage that works out any knots I may have. Her offer is also unique in that she offers hot stone treatment at no additional charge. At the end of my sessions I feel energized, more alive and relaxed all at the same time!
The best massage therapist in the world…
Katy Canete is the best in the world. I have been receiving massage for 20 years and on several continents. After an injury, I got chiropractic and other care which helped the pain a bit, but when I went to see Katy, I turned a corner and mended much faster than I was expected to!
Best massage I have had…
I have been to a number of spas for massage and although always enjoyable have received pretty inconsistent massages. And I have never experienced anything comparable to Katy’s work. Katy always checks in with me first to see if there are specific areas that need work and the amount of pressure and attention applied always seems to be perfect. If I could afford to go every week I would. A massage from Katy is like a week’s worth of yoga classes!
The best massage I have received in my life…
I have gotten massage all over the world in places like Bali, India, Dubai, etc. I have had 4 people massage me at the same time once. I have received massage at one of the best spas in the US. Amongst all these massage experiences, I would say Katy has given me the best massage in my life.
I’ve splurged on nice spas and always regret not just seeing Katy.
Katy with Rise Up Massage is incredible!!! All the mamas on my block in Wallingford go to her. I visited her throughout pregnancy and continue to do so. She is fantastic. I’ve splurged on nice spas and always regret not just seeing Katy. Her spot is a room in an office building down by Gasworks Park – so nothing glamorous – but she is so good it doesn’t matter. She also is just a happy, wonderful mama. I like that all the money goes right to her (instead of the spa taking half). Everything about her is great – go see her!!!
Katy at Rise Up massage is amaaaazing!
I tried a bunch of the therapists at Aditi yoga, but she was a lot better and has a persona that is soooo calming. I love her.