Massage Therapy Testimonials

Massage therapy testimonials from our clients are our most valuable endorsement for our massage therapy services that we provide.

There is one thing our clients have in common- they are ready to stop hurting.  Coming from a variety of jobs and initial injuries, our clients include athletes, weekend warriors, women during and after pregnancy, patients rehabilitating from injuries and surgical procedures, senior citizens, and patients with physical disabilities, as well as clients simply needing help from their everyday stress.

What our clients say about us… massage therapy testimonials

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Frozen Shoulder – Fixed!

The first time I saw Keith was about 5 years ago. As an aging volleyball player I had numerous issues that he was able to take care of. The most recent was only a couple months ago. I had frozen shoulder and it was not getting better no matter what I did (more than a year of pain). I finally called Keith for a sports therapy session and after the third session it was gone. There is no one who knows the mechanics of the human muscular/joint system better than Keith – no matter what you’ve got going on, he knows just what massage therapy steps to do to fix you up.

~ Darren B., Berkeley, CA

 

Stop the pain! Call Keith.

I have been seeing Keith for a massage therapy for over five years now with tremendous results. Before seeing Keith, I was seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist every couple weeks. After a couple weeks, I was back again for the same adjustment or treatment because the same pain would return. The crazy thing is, I did that for 29 years before I met Keith. After my first appointment with Keith, I could tell something was different. My neck and my upper back felt so relieved with the muscles relaxed. Keith was actually treating the muscles that held my spine in place, just not popping and cracking my vertebrates into place. It feels good for a while to have your vertebrates crack and pop in the place. However, for me the treatment never lasted . In a week or two, I was back having the treatment done over and over again.

With Keith I see constant progress. The neck and upper back pain that I had treated for years is gone. At first I was seeing Keith on a very regular basis to get my pain under control and now I see him every couple months for continued good health and maintenance. I have referred many people including family, friends, and coworkers to Keith. At our big family functions when one of the guests starts complaining about aches and pains, more than one person will say go see Keith.

~ R.P. – Walnut Creek

 

Run, walk, hobble or crawl to Keith, he will fix you!

What can be said about Keith’s massage therapy expertise that hasn’t already been said? That is exactly what led me to him, the thoughtful reviewers before me.

I was a broken down mess when I came to Keith. I wish I could say it was from my latest triathlon, but it was most likely from working 10-12 hours a day chained to a desk for many years. During my first visit Keith was able to assess what was going on with me and I walked out of there that very first day with hope that I could be pain free. I have seen him 4 times and I can honestly say that I am almost completely pain free. My longer stride is back, I am keeping up with the best of them and I can’t wait until Daylight Savings Time when I will be out taking my four mile walks after work.

Run, walk, hobble or crawl to Keith, he will fix you!

~ B.T. – San Lorenzo

 

Resolving Sciatica Issue

Keith is a genius! This review is loooong overdue, as earlier this year I began experiencing terrible pain which I self diagnosed as being sciatic nerve (sciatica) related. I read many a glowing review for Tri Valley, so I gave them a ring and described my problem. Right away I detected a cool, calm, confidence in Keith/Susan’s responses. Sort of like when you describe a noise in your car to a mechanic, that “oh yeah we’ve fixed that 1000 times” response that automatically has you feeling more at ease.

So I booked a massage therapy appointment and got myself in there ASAP. Keith asked me a number of lifestyle questions while instructing and stretching me in the proper places. I’ve never seen my limbs bend in some of the directions they went in before! To quote one Mr Mellencamp, it hurt so good!

Keith then accurately noted that I clearly was not much for stretching during my regular workout routines. He said I was the least flexible person he had seen (early 30s with the flexibility of a 55 year old!) and he customized a foam roller and stretching routine for me.

I will be the first to admit I suck at making myself do this sort of thing diligently, but I did the stretches often enough that within a few weeks, I was back to running/jumping and sitting with reckless abandon! Tri Valley prides themselves in what they refer to as “one and done” visits. This is like the anti-mantra for a chiropractor; most places want to hook you and keep bringing you back and charging.

Tri Valley Bodyworks in Dublin is so affordable that you will KICK yourself if you go elsewhere and then meet someone like me who has seen the light here :) I will certainly be back soon! Not for myself but for my girlfriend, who was in a car accident and has never, after years of chirovampires, recovered fully from her neck/hip injuries and I get this feeling she will soon be making a yelp account just to review as well!

Thank you SO MUCH Keith and Susan!!!

~ V.D. – San Ramon

Don’t Have to Live with Chronic Pain

I made an account just to leave a review for Keith. A little background: I had what I’ll call the “never-ending injury.” One broken bone turned into another, and before I knew it I was unable to walk without pain. The broken bones healed, but the pain never stopped. I went through multiple doctors, physical therapists, massage therapists, etc… Finally, a medical professional who shall not be named (ahem, someone from Kaiser) determined my pain was “chronic,” likely something I’d need to live with forever (since a neurologist had determined my nerves were in fine working order).

I dealt with pain and impaired mobility for over a year, and then I happened to make an appointment at Tri-Valley Bodyworks. After just two thirty-minute sessions with Keith I was walking better than I had IN OVER A YEAR. Mind you, in that year, I had seen several other doctors, PTs, and massage therapists. Keith is extremely knowledgeable about the human body and his unique massage therapy approach, and a lot of the things that caused my doctors to throw their hands up in the air just weren’t that complicated to him. After a couple of months, I’m doing wonderfully. Keith has helped me understand the source of my pain, and some great things I can do at home when the pain flares up. I can’t recommend Keith highly enough to anyone in pain… Especially if you’ve been told that you will be in pain forever. Be hopeful!

Thank you, Keith and Susan!! I am so grateful.

~ S.R. – Dublin, CA

 

Severe Inflamed Sciatic Nerve

Keith Ortiz my massage therapist in Dublin is a an amazing professional In a matter of two weeks, he has alleviated my severe inflamed sciatic nerve. I had been suffering for three weeks, taking pain medication, anti-inflammatory pills and muscle relaxers (prescribes by my family doctor). Two chiropractors recommended either epidural or surgery. Nothing can be done. However, Keith is optimistic and helps me become optimistic about my chronic pain. Today, I can walk better and I am hoping I can sleep at least more than 5 hours without waking up in extreme pain. Keith uses your own body’s muscles and strength to gently adjust you and put pressure in your tight points. It’s nice to have part of my body working again. I noticed my legs are stronger every day.

Thank you Keith for encouraging me to be patient and to help me recover faster.

~ A.M. – Pleasanton, CA

 

Enjoying Tennis with No Pain

I have been Keith’s patient for the passed 3yrs. I came with chronic back and shoulder pain secondary to over use as I play tennis 6-7x a week plus my dental practice which contributed to that. I would go to my chiro, be fine. and then play tennis and we were back to square one every week . He adjusted my musculoskeletal system to support each other and the pain disappeared. He also gave me and my husband Marc, exercises to strengthen the shoulder girdle as Marc was slotted for shoulder surgery. He has has since avoided the knife. I see him on a regular basis for maintenance and his expertise in this field is bar none!!!! He is also a very caring and genuine individual with a great sense of humor who has a music library that fits everyone’s taste. It sets the tone for your visits. I have sent numerous patients to his massage therapy practice in Dublin that have comprised of my patients, tennis team members and family.

~ Rocelle M.

Neck and Shoulder Pain

My husband was having severe neck and shoulder pain for several weeks (I tried to get him to go to the doctor). After suffering spasms one early morning, he willingly went to Kaiser emergency for help. The doctor took an x-ray and said they couldn’t find anything wrong. They prescribed 2 different drugs and sent him home.

My husband drives a fuel truck for a living. He can’t take drugs and work. A friend at work recommended Tri-Valley Bodyworks in Dublin and said Keith is amazing. He helped her after a car accident and 2 years with a chiropractor who couldn’t help.

She was right. Keith is AMAZING. First of all, he is NOT a chiropractor, but a very experienced massage therapist and bodyworker. After one 90 minute visit and consultation, the only thing he prescribed were exercises. In just 4 days, my husband has no more shoulder pain and the neck pain is almost gone. He will not milk you for money. If he can’t fix you, he will tell you so. His only goal is to get you PAIN FREE!

~ Carolyn T.

 

Massage Therapist in Dublin with Caring & Integrity

Keith is someone who genuinely cares about helping the people who walk through his door. On top of that he is curious, trying to figure out what brought you to him and how to fix it.

I have been battling pain for over a year and a half related to whiplash. On my first visit when he was doing the evaluation, having me bend, I could tell me neck was twisting to the side even though I was bending straight forward…creepy. Also terrible that no one else ever checked this, hello! It makes sense to me, you may be fine static but when moving have issues.

I felt a lot better after the first visit although the pain crept back in and I went for a touch up after a month. The first visit there were at least three spots he had to adjust and on the second visit only one. Also, he only charged me for a half hour visit on the second follow up because it was less time.

Integrity.

~ L.R.

 

Spectacular Massage Therapist in Dublin

Let me start by saying Keith is beyond spectacular!! I’ve been going to him for years and I have yet to be disappointed. For any aches and pains go to Keith…I guarantee you will walk out of there feeling a dramatic difference!!

~ Sandy V.

Amazing Massage Therapist in Dublin

Keith is amazing! No BS, hell either fix you or tell you he can’t.

~ Karel S.

Knee Pain Be Gone

I started working out regularly (3-4 hours/week) about 18 months ago but have been plagued by knee pain off and on in both knees for the last 8 months. My left knee just got progressively worse over the last few weeks and I found myself limping and grimacing while walking. I didn’t know what to expect from a physical therapist but thought I’d give one a try before going to the doctor for an MRI. I found that Keith is truly brilliant in the bio-mechanics of the human body and with just a description of the pain and a quick evaluation, he got to work and fixed the problems. The session was painful at times (it included some deep tissue work) but I walked out of there pain free and even worked out that night without pain. He also corrected some issues with my hips and ankles that I wasn’t fully aware of. The best part is that I don’t need to go back for regular visits. He told me that I’m able to prevent this from occurring again by using a bio-foam roller at home (myofascial release). I purchased one for $25 and Keith gave me a packet of exercises that correspond to the specific muscles needing to be addressed. I highly recommend seeing Keith for any body part that ails you. He is an amazing massage therapist in Dubln!

~ Kristin B.

 

No more back pain

Keith Ortiz is a miracle worker! In a matter of minutes, he alleviated all of my lower back pain. I had been suffering for months, taking pain meds, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers. Rather than throwing pills at you or physically forcing things back into place (like a lot of chiropractors out there), he uses your own body’s muscles and strength to gently adjust you. It’s nice to have your body working FOR you rather than against you.   It’s an hour plus drive for me but WELL worth it! I recommend Tri-Valley Bodyworks to anyone who is suffering from any kind of pain. You won’t be sorry!!!

~ Julie A.  Napa, CA

 

Feel relief from Sciatica

I was referred to Keith over a year ago from a client who swears Keith works miracles.  I was hesitant at first, thinking he was similar to a Chiropractor and didn’t want to have to rely on visiting him every month just to feel relief from my Sciatica.  I decided to give him a try and was so glad I did.  He was very thorough and explained what my body was doing and why I was in pain.  I was able to walk out of there with ease.  I then had my daughter go to Keith after she was in a car accident and had discomfort throughout her back for several months.  He worked on her back for nearly an hour and she, too, walked out of there with ease and has not had any back pain since she last saw Keith a year ago.  I, once again, had to go see Keith today due to my Sciatic Nerve.  I have not been able to walk, bend, or walk upstairs in almost a week.  I walked out of Keith’s office today feeling like “a million bucks”.  He knew exactly where my pain was coming from and “worked his magic”.  I HIGHLY recommend Keith.

~ S.B.  Tracy, CA

Never felt better

I went into Keith’s office this morning with a 6.5 pain out of 10. In the last 3 years I have never fallen below a pain level of 4. I walked out of his office a two! Best I’ve felt in a long time. THANKS!

~ J. R.  Livermore, CA

In home massage

My husband recently was diagnosed with sciatica and instantly felt much, much better after visiting with Keith.  We have also used Gina for in home massage. I would recommend Tri-Valley Bodyworks to anyone, especially those with muscular issues.

~ M.D.  Pleasanton, CA

Only Keith could take away my mom’s pain

I took my mom (who was in her 90s) to Keith for four years after she broke her hip until she passed at almost 95.  Mom saw Keith at least once a week and sometimes twice.  She always said that only Keith could take away her pain.  Mom was determined not to treat her pain with drugs, and regular visits to Keith made it possible for her to avoid doing so.   He is truly a miracle worker, and most importantly, is kind and does his best even for the very elderly.

~ Lira K.    Mountain View, CA

Go see Keith for aches and pains

Keith Ortiz is simply awesome. I’ve gone to scores of chiropractors, massage therapists and body workers over the last 40 years and have never had anyone work on this soon to be 60 year old body the way he did.  It was amazing. He’s amazing. He knows more about muscles and soft tissue than anyone I have ever met.   I didn’t know what to expect, so I took my 84 year old father to see him first. When dad came out raving about how Keith helped him – I figured it was safe for me!   If  you have aches and pains – chronic or otherwise – do yourself a big favor and go see Keith

~ J. H.   Danville, CA

No more neck and shoulder pain

I had my first appointment with Keith recently.  He spent a full hour and a half addressing each of my concerns (i.e., aching body parts).  He did some adjustments and deep tissue work and, by the end of the appointment, I had three very noticeable improvements in my pain levels.  1 – I was able to look down without pain in my neck and shoulders.  2 – I was able to touch my toes without pain in my lower back.  3 – My hip joint (I have bursitis and am supposed to see a surgeon later this week) was no longer stiff and almost completely pain-free.  I would recommend Keith to anyone who has pain in their body.  So many people who live with daily pain have told me that I’ll “get used to it.”  I refuse to believe I have to live my life in pain, and Keith feels the same way.  He also does amazing work on scars…and I have quite a few limiting my range of motion in my arms and legs.  That will be our next endeavor.

~ L. M.  Walnut Creek, CA

A regular customer for 14 years

I have been getting massages and various body works from Keith Ortiz for the last 14 years on a regular basis.  He is absolutely the best.  I’ve used other therapists/massage people in the past and none of them is able to diagnose problems and solve them quickly like Keith.  I would recommend him unconditionally and have done so with friends over the years…all with good success.

~ R.M.  Fremont, CA

More freedom, no m ore muscle strain

After dealing with a muscle strain in my shoulder for better than 2 months, I made an appointment to see Keith at Tri-Valley Bodyworks.  It was a great visit.  I learned about the muscles involved and Keith took a lot of time to work on those specific muscles.  He then gave me stretches to do to help continue the healing.  I already have a lot more freedom of movement in that shoulder.

~ G.B.    Livermore, CA

THE place to go if you are in pain

I am so satisfied with the work they did, that I’ve decided to add them to Yelp. I had the worst kind of pain 24 hours ago, that I couldn’t sleep. You know, the kind that makes you grind your teeth and wish you were dead? Not now! They’re fantastic! Not your “fluff and fold” type of massage. If you’re looking for actual finger kneading, tissue aligning, deep tissue work, they are the best I’ve found in a very long time. If you’re in pain, this is the place to go…hands down.

~ K.S.  San Francisco, CA

Professional and welcoming

Gina has the most incredible healing hands. She is very intuitive, caring and giving in the energy she share with the client. The teaching she is still receiving from her mentor Keith, adds to her skill set and if I ever have to refer clients….she’s the one to go to. You will not be disappointed. Their professionalism and welcoming atmosphere is wonderful!

~ L.M. Concord, CA

Relieved from pain and discomfort

I have been getting massage for 3 decades and it is always hit and miss. When I found Tri-Valley, Gina and Keith are a sure hit!  They not only really know what they are talking about, they know what to do with that knowledge.  They are both completely professional and really want to help relieve you of any pain or discomfort.  Gina is awesome and really in tune with what the body should feel like- she zones right in to “hot Spots” and seems to just know what would make it better. Try them- you won’t be searching anymore!

~ C.M.  Aptos, CA

“Relief” No more lower back pain

Dear Keith, One word – Relief!  Thank you very much for staying late on a Friday night to treat my issues.  I have noticed a change in my stance, walk and general posture.  And as a bonus, my last headache was over a week ago.  I have a road to walk for awhile, I have patience and faith to see this through, so Thank You, and I will call you when I need more help and reminders of creating good habits.

Keith Ortiz is a miracle worker! In a matter of minutes, he alleviated all of my lower back pain. I had been suffering for months, taking pain meds, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers. Rather than throwing pills at you or physically forcing things back into place (like a lot of chiropractors out there), he uses your own body’s muscles and strength to gently adjust you. It’s nice to have your body working FOR you rather than against you.   It’s an hour plus drive for me but WELL worth it! I recommend Tri-Valley Bodyworks to anyone who is suffering from any kind of pain. You won’t be sorry!!!

~O.G.   Citrus Heights, CA

 

Highly Recommended

I was referred to Keith over a year ago from a client who swears Keith works miracles.  I was hesitant at first, thinking he was similar to a Chiropractor and didn’t want to have to rely on visiting him every month just to feel relief from my Sciatica.  I decided to give him a try and was so glad I did.  He was very thorough and explained what my body was doing and why I was in pain.  I was able to walk out of there with ease.  I then had my daughter go to Keith after she was in a car accident and had discomfort throughout her back for several months.  He worked on her back for nearly an hour and she, too, walked out of there with ease and has not had any back pain since she last saw Keith a year ago.  I, once again, had to go see Keith today due to my Sciatic Nerve.  I have not been able to walk, bend, or walk upstairs in almost a week.  I walked out of Keith’s office today feeling like “a million bucks”.  He knew exactly where my pain was coming from and “worked his magic”.  I HIGHLY recommend Keith.

~ Stella B.  Tracy, CA

 

No More Pain

I went into Keith’s office this morning with a 6.5 pain out of 10. In the last 3 years I have never fallen below a pain level of 4. I walked out of his office a two! Best I’ve felt in a long time. THANKS!

~ Jennifer R.  Livermore, CA

Sciatica Treatment

My husband recently was diagnosed with sciatica and instantly felt much, much better after visiting with Keith.  We have also used Gina for in home massage. I would recommend Tri-Valley Bodyworks to anyone, especially those with muscular issues.

~ M.D.  Pleasanton, CA

 

Deep Tissue Work

I am so satisfied with the work they did, that I’ve decided to add them to Yelp. I had the worst kind of pain 24 hours ago, that I couldn’t sleep. You know, the kind that makes you grind your teeth and wish you were dead? Not now! They’re fantastic! Not your “fluff and fold” type of massage. .If you’re looking for actual finger kneading, tissue aligning, deep tissue work, they are the best I’ve found in a very long time. If you’re in pain, this is the place to go…hands down.

~ Karen S.  San Francisco, CA

 

 

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