Thank you Kelly!
I have rheumatoid arthritis and my wrist had been hurting me a lot. I didn't tell Kelly, but I did tell her that my arm was hurting. She massaged my arm and did make it feel better, and as a result, my wrist quit hurting completely. It felt so good to be able to move my wrist with no pain at all. - Norma Chavez, San Antonio, TX
The Healing Touch
Coming to San Antonio was a shock, just moving here from Monterey, CA. I found Oak Haven at a time when everything hurt, muscles ached, and my psyche was cracked. By visiting the therapists here, I have began to recuperate, slowly starting to regain mobility, strength, and flexibility.
- Tristan Cajar, San Antonio, TX
The Courage to "dig in" and Find it
"Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it."
- Tori Amos
Serving in the military is something I have always taken pride and joy in. When I was discharged for medical reasons I found that my pride was just as hurt and my psyche and my body. When you serve in the military you tend to find ways to "protect" your mind, body and emotions in ways that make you seem hard or with sharp edges. You work your mind and body hard, with little to no thought to the much needed softness they require from a healing touch.
When I was discharged I moved to San Antonio to join my fiancé who had moved here a few months ahead of me. I was feeling lost and of course hurt in many ways. My sharp edges, that I had spent years molding myself into, no longer served me. But I didn't know how to get rid of them.
After some insistence from my fiancé I agreed to go with him to Oak Haven for a massage. He had already been going there for a while and felt that it was just what I needed. So I gave in and made an appointment for a one hour massage. It was during this session, amid their calming ambient music and the gentle touch of the massage therapist, that I took my first step toward healing the many hurts I was holding.
While my journey is not one that could be taken care of in one session, I returned, and continue to return, many times to Oak Haven and have had the pleasure of working with many different Therapists. Each has their own method of the healing touch and none have been less then amazing.
I am amazed as I look into myself and see how far I have come since the first session. I am no longer that cactus-like self that I once had to be. I am finding the softness that is naturally in all of us. Because of this my mind and body are working together to heal my pride, my psyche, and my body. And I couldn't have done it without my Oak Haven friends "digging in" and laying their healing hands upon me.
It takes courage to do many things in the world today, and one of them is to be willing to lay your hands gently upon someone else and say "today I am here to help you...show me where it hurts." And that is what Oak Haven and its staff is all about.
I have been thanked many times for my service to the country, but I am thanking Oak Haven today for their service to our community. You make a positive difference in your clients lives. Thank You!
- Patricia Del Rio, San Antonio, TX
Recovery After Physical Fitness Test
I went and received a massage at Oak Haven that helped me recover from beating my own personal best PFA (Physical Fitness test) score for Air Force ROTC. A week later I went and posted my best finish time for my fourth "Half-Iron" distance triathlon in Austin, TX. Thanks Oak Haven Massage!
- Mandy King, Universal City, TX
Oak Haven Keeps Me Going!!
I worked all of my life in the furniture business running a large retail operation. As a result of all of the years of doing lots of heavy lifting and carrying furniture about I have a pretty shot back.
Since Oak Haven opened it's doors I have been a regular weekly client. Oak Haven has kept me going and out of pain most of the time now. I make the time to come in once a week for a 1 1/2 hour therapeutic massage and then if Dr. Shuel is available I get a back adjustment from him.
Thank you Dr. Shuel providing such a wonderful place for me to come for help and to relax. All of your therapists are the best too. I'll never go anywhere else!
- Richard Coben, San Antonio, TX
It hurts soooooo good!!!
I have always avoided getting massages because I am so ticklish. But as I get older I find I have all sorts of aches and pains that I can not explain. My soon to be daughter-in-law, took me to Oak Haven Massage and I asked for a deep tissue massage. I had my doubts about it working but was soon corrected. She worked on my shoulder area and boy did it hurt. But the more she worked the less tension I had.
- Barbara Billa, Cibolo, TX
I have three dogs and work retail...need I say more???
I have three of the greatest dogs on earth all of them rescues but better yet they are surprise "gifts" from above...needless to say they are HUGE and full of energy I take them for walks at least twice a day and I think I pull my back out every time I walk them...The retail part...well...standing on your feet 8 hours a day will kill anyone’s back...The guys at Oak Haven massage are the bomb I want to do cartwheels every time I walk out of there....
- Jennifer Reed, San Antonio, TX
Pain Free and Feeling Good
Over 2 years ago I went to Oak Haven Massage and had a soft tissue massage one day, then a week later went back in for a deep tissue massage. They were both wonderful and the therapists that worked on me were very knowledgeable about their technique and how to get my individual kinks out.
I was so happy with them, I bought my mom 2 gift certificates for Christmas that year!!!
- Sara Albers, San Antonio, TX
Talk and Touch Therapy
I love getting massages with Adrianna. She is kind, gentle in spirit, firm with hands, and peaceful. She does what many people refuse to do for me: listen to me and my side of the story. She does not do what many people insist on doing for me: tell me why my course of action if wrong.
Thank you, Adrianna. See you soon.
- Brian Drake, San Antonio, TX
My experience was fantastic...I felt so great! I thought that this would be like all those other big massage places but it really had a Spa like feeling. Everyone was every professional :)
- Lauren Drullinger, San Antonio, TX
Took my Breath Away!
When I got my 1st massage... It really took my breath away it was good. I think it scared the girl and asked me if I was okay..I said oh yes I'm good. Thanks.
- Shery Oliveira, Helotes, TX
Vanessa is a great massage therapist. I am amazed at how strong she is and yet able to work out all my aches without me hurting. She has the balance of looked talking and not talking. Great therapist to get.
- Sherry Thompson, San Antonio, TX
Oak Haven is awesome...I truly enjoy going in. The staff is great, the massages are great. I look forward to going in and getting pampered. As a matter of fact, let me make another appointment. Great job!
- Carlos Villezcas, San Antonio, TX
Dragging the Husband
I have been trying to get my husband to go for massage with me. He wasn't too sure about a Stanger (female or male) touching him. He went once and has been open to going again. The massage therapist he had was wonderful. He explained the physiology of massage and sport. Thank you Oak Haven!
- Karen Leija, San Antonio, TX
My Broken Elbow
Last year, I had surgery THREE times on my left elbow. It was a long year and the therapy was extremely difficult. For four months, three times a week, I went the physical therapist. At the end, I was making little progress and was extremely frustrated. I was feeling sad and depressed so, I went to get a massage as that always makes me feel better. And, to my surprise, some of the problems I was having were more related to back and shoulder stiffness than to my elbow. Soon after the massage, my progress improved so dramatically that I no longer had to go to therapy... YEA!
- Stacey Campbell, San Antonio, TX
Peace and Relax
Relax, meditate, your moment, pampering... Said it all!
- Laila Facusse, San Antonio, TX
I went to get a massage and it was amazing. I had been having a ton of back pain in my lower back and upper back from stress. I have always had back problems but going to Oak Haven has been a great relief!
- Shannon Torres, Boerne, TX
I LOVE Oak Haven
I have been to Oak Haven a dozen times.... I love them. Convenient hours and great massage therapists!
- Becky Yelderman, San Antonio, TX
Pain in the Neck
Last summer I suffered from neck pain and went to Oak Haven for relief. After a few massages, and a couple of adjustments by Dr. Shuel, my neck felt better than ever and I was back on my bike and the trails.
- Anne Emshoff, San Antonio, TX
I have had a great experience with Oak haven.
- Gretty Pereira, San Antonio, TX
Chronic Pain Sufferer
OMG, I suffer from chronic upper back and neck pain from an injury, at times its really so bad that I feel like I have super heated flaming meat hooks in the lower part of my neck at C-4,5,6,7 level. I work everyday to stretch and strengthen my muscles but getting a regular weekly massage is not a luxury for me it's a necessity in order to just live and function!!! Just like most people I have my "favorites" at Oak haven who have always been compassionate, professional and trained exceptionally well, It's a great feeling to know that I can count on them when I call (I never pre-book, it's always last minute as what happens when you suffer from pain you just never know when it’s going to come!!) I'm so glad that Oak Haven is just around the corner :)
- Kim Baden, San Antonio, TX
A time to rewind
It is great to rewind with a professional massage
- Dan Stich, San Antonio, TX
As an attorney I work long hours and began to find myself constantly distracted and irritable outside of the office due to case-related stress. Massages every six weeks allowed me some much needed "me" time and helped me feel like myself again. Thank you Darrell and Oak Haven!
- Marisa Bono, San Antonio, TX
The great benefits of massage
Oak Haven Massage is very upscale and has very professional therapist. My therapist Cannie provided me with EXCELLENT treatment. He was able to get me to 90% pain free and gave me more range of motion that I had lost due to an injury in my shoulder. The benefits of massage are wonderful!!!
- Joie Lecocke, San Antonio, TX
Keeps me teaching Yoga
I want to thanks Oak Haven for being the most efficient and pleasant facility around as well as Meredith for applying knowledgeable & caring therapy to my old aching back so I can keep practicing and teaching yoga.
- Bruce McKinney, San Antonio, TX
I HEART Oak Haven Massage!!
By far the BEST place for overall RELAXATION! I absolutely love this place!
- Amber Hinojosa, San Antonio, TX
Comfort At Its Best!
When I was confronted with stress and needed relaxation, I made a new start with Oak Haven Massage. It was the most relaxing experience….. I'll never forget! Great job!
- Monica Gallegos, San Antonio, TX
It has been very hard for me to find the perfect massage... but with Anne at Oak Haven it's always perfect! I love treating myself to a massage there several times a month! I would highly recommend going there and asking for Anne!
- Teresa Sandvig, San Antonio, TX
Well it was my birthday and I scheduled a 2 hour massage and got oils applied to my body as well Cannie did the best massage he has ever done and it was so relaxing and wonderful. He made my Birthday the best yet by making me feel so wonderful.
- Chelsey Risica, San Antonio, TX
The first time I went to Oak Haven, I had about 25 knots in my upper back/shoulder. My therapist was AMAZING!!!!!!!! I had a 1.5 hour time slot and it took the whole time to get my back to normal. After leaving I felt fantastic. Of course, I didn't follow up like I should have and I paid for it. I went back 7 months later for another 1.5 hour massage and it was the same thing. I had the same therapist and she is just amazing!!
- Melanie Cutts, San Antonio, TX
"It Feels So Good"
I've had back problems for years. However, I've always gone to Oak Haven Massage for help and I've been super satisfied the way the therapists work out my muscles. When asked how it feels at the end of the massage, I always say, "It feels so good!"
- Laney McCutcheon, Adkins, TX
Stay at Home Mom
I am a stay at home mother to two beautiful girls. I also have a lot of medical issues that prevent me from doing a lot of things with my kids. I have a heart condition that causes me to have high blood pressure. A massage every once in a while helps to relax me which also brings down my blood pressure.
- Lauren Chandler, San Antonio, TX
I found two therapist that had help me with my stress especially in the neck area. It has been great and relaxing. My wife and I come quite often and we found a great place which does not break your pocket and relaxes you entirely. The staff is great and are very cordial.
- Vidal Guerra, San Antonio, TX
My Car Accident
I was involved in a minor car accident several months ago. Initially, there were no visible injuries but the next day I woke up sore in places I didn't know I could be sore. I went to Oak Haven and the therapist was fabulous. With the exact amount of pressure needed, and without doing any additional damage, she massaged the pain right out of my neck and back.
- Terry Whitworth, San Antonio, TX
The first time I went to Oak Haven was for Mother's Day. I was on facebook and saw the ad for a GREAT special they had for an hour 1/2 massage. Mother's day was just around the corner, so I decided to set up a massage for my mother. Well I ended up getting on for me too. When we arrived at the location, the staff was very friendly and the location was very clean and relaxing. We checked in and right away they took us in for our massages. My other went one way and I went another way. The gentleman that was giving me my massage was wonderful and very professional. He asked me what parts of my body I needed work done on. He never once broke his professionalism and never once worked too hard on my body. He always asked if I needed him to massage harder of softer and made my experience there fantastic!!
- Angela Rodriguez, San Antonio, TX
Oak Haven is Wonderful
Every time I have my back pain, I go to Oak Haven Massage. Believe or not I get better in one treatment.
- Nobuko Utterback, San Antonio, TX
Massage for Sanity!
I'm a single mom of a 5 month old. Enough said right? I am a full supporter of massage and it's amazing benefits; physical and of course for sanity's sake!
- Michelle Moss, San Antonio, TX
Love my massage!
I am a dental hygienist so I always have a stiff neck and muscles that run down my arm. I have had a few massages at Oak Haven and it has helped so much. They also take the time to show me different exercises to do to help at home. The staff is all helpful- a great comfortable place to go- I would recommend it to anyone!
- Kelly McClure, San Antonio, TX
A Couple's Massage
For Valentine's Day 2009 my amazing husband surprised me with a couple's massage at Oak Haven. The room was so comfortable and serene. The massage therapists really listened to what we areas we needed worked on. As an added surprise for me he also gave me a gift certificate to go back again.
- Christina Morrow, San Antonio, TX
In preparing for Ironman Louisville last year, I visited Oak Haven about twice a week. I could not have trained and recovered as well as I did without their help!
- David Richmond, San Antonio, TX
A Hard Day's Work
I work on my feet, typically for 10-12 hours at a time. Oak Haven is efficient, professional, and makes me feel refreshed after I put my muscles to the test.
- Marion David Tafolla, San Antonio, TX
Relaxed and Feeling Good
I always leave Oak Haven feeling more relaxed and with a sense of well being.
- Carol Starling, San Antonio, TX
R&R from Oak Haven Massage!
I love being on the go all the time and doing things to make the people in my life happy...as a result, I need some R&R (aka massages)! I love Oak Haven and have been a regular customer for years.
- Melina Trevino, San Antonio, TX
Saving me, Saves the Children who Eventually Save the World.
I teach five days a week in a low income district, which means I take care of my kids. There are days when they might need more love than teaching from me. I love all my kids to death, but if I didn’t take a break from my children, then I would not be able to save their lives. Oak Haven Massage has really helped me calm down when my week has been a mess. They give me the strength to move on to another week and if I have the strength, then it gives the students the strength to learn. Having a massage not only saves my life, but it also saves my children’s life and those children are our future. So if it only takes one massage a week or only a few a month, then so be it because I want to see my students making a difference in our world.
- Tara Masucci, Karnes City, TX
David the Great
"David the Great" is the title I give to David Cooper. He has restored my faith in my body. Prior to meeting and experiencing one of David's specialty massages, I was in terrible pain and unable to move without difficulty or additional pain resulting from the stress of the activity. His technique has allowed me to regain control over much of my pain; and, it has allowed for me to increase my mobility without an increase in pain level after an activity. Thank you, "David the Great," for giving me back happiness in my life.
- Jannise Mora, San Antonio, TX
How Sandra Got Her Nickname
My wife has been getting massages consistently since we got married, some 18 or so years ago. She started going to Oak Haven Massage several years ago to a masseuse named Sandra Pena. She came back from every session raving about Sandra's expertise and that I should give her a try. I have never been much for massages but found the golf course much more relaxing and to my liking. After several weeks of prodding I decided to give the old massage thing one more try. After an hour session with Sandra I felt like I was floating on a cloud and all the cares in the world were gone. It was a magical experience and I nicknamed Sandra "Magic Hands". My wife and I both continue to visit "Magic Hands" on a regular basis and plan to for the rest of our lives. Thank you Lord for Ms. Sandra "Magic Hands" Pena and the gift of massage that she offers to others.
- Chuck Tucker, San Antonio, TX
25 YEARS OLD AND HIP SURGERY
I was recently diagnosed with AVN or Avascular Necrosis commonly referred to Osteonecrosis, basically I have a bad hip and it needs to be fixed. I am hoping to undergo surgery which is called Free Vascular Fibular Grafting. If the surgery goes well I will probably undergo at least 1 more surgery in my lifetime and the surgery will buy me about 20 more years until I will require a total hip replacement. The surgery they will perform involved taking bone and vessels from my fibula and implanting it into my hip. I had the surgery July 1st and I am recovering nicely Ill be on crutches until January. I just had my FIRST massage since my surgery and it was amazing how much better I feel and it released so much stress.
- Sunny Sanchez, San Antonio, TX
I first went to Oak Haven as a gift. I sit at a computer all day and then come home and play all the games on Facebook so I have all those tight spots in the shoulders and neck. I know my friends on Facebook will agree that in order to keep me proficient in my gaming I need the massages to loosen up. I thought I would melt when I got the hot stone massage. WOW. There is nothing like it.
- Susan Philbin, San Antonio, TX
Much Needed, Ahhhh
After a long semester of college, and working almost 40 hours a week, sometimes more, I went in to Oak Haven and instantly became mush. The therapist massage techniques were amazing, and I finally after many headaches and sleepy days, got my ahhhh relaxation. Gotta love a good massage!
- Crystal Perry, San Antonio, TX
Unwinding is the Best Way to Live
It is convenient, affordable and makes the end of a rough day better. Every time I think I cannot make it another day without screaming, I think of getting a massage and life just gets better. Massages for a year would make the people around me happier because I would be happier.
- Kathleen Granados, San Antonio, TX
A Little Bit of Heaven
There is nothing better than a massage by Charles at Oak Haven. It is a little bit of heaven.
- Cyndi Jarrell, San Antonio, TX
Oak Haven Massage ROCKS!!!
OMG - whoever thought of the idea for making massages affordable enough to get them regularly was a genius. Cannie is the best (I probably shouldn't tell you that since he's already hard to get in to see!!!).
Seriously, I can't believe what a difference a regular massage makes in recovering from the damage I do to my body every week at Taekwondo and Kickboxing (not to mention the leg kicks we've been doing in MMA class - OUCH!!). Like I said in the title - Oak Haven Massage ROCKS!! So vote - and try it!
- Kelly Echevarria, San Antonio, TX
NO MORE PAIN
I own a personal care home for elderly hospice patients. There is a lot of lifting that is done on a daily basis. My upper back, shoulders, neck muscles were a mess of knots. My coming once a week for three months all of the knots and tension is gone. I continue to come in every other week, so that I don't revert back to my previous condition
- Anna Morrison, San Antonio, TX
I had migraines at least twice a week. When I moved here, Oak Haven was recommended by a friend. I started coming here and now have very few migraines. :)
- Vickie Sands, Converse, TX
Help My Back Went Out
I do a craft segment on San Antonio Living, and after 12 hours of nonstop crafting I couldn't straighten my back up. I got up and bent over for some dumb reason to pick up the dog and move her and that was all it took. I was laid out on the floor couldn't move, couldn't straighten my body, just laying there with the dog licking my face. My husband took me to the hospital where they gave me a shot felt great until the next day and I was in the same situation. I headed over to Oak Haven Spa and told the front desk lady what had happened. She got me in right away to see a wonderful Massage Therapist. I went one time a week for about 2 months and now I go as often as time allows but I must say I have never felt better than I do now that you guys put my back, back where it belongs.
Thank you Oak Haven...
- Adeina Anderson, San Antonio, TX
I went in for only a back massage due to bad knots and muscle spasms. The guy was great and worked out all the knots I had and gave a good stretch of my arms. I felt so much better and relaxed afterwards. I have nerve damage in my right arm so it can get bad sometimes. Walked out feeling great.
- Nancy Briones, San Antonio, TX
I came to Oak Haven with a stiff neck and tight shoulders. My friend recommended I get a deep tissue by Cannie. He was and is excellent. He did have to brace himself on the wall to 'muster up' the extra strength for my shoulders though. I was totally impressed and come whenever I get and chance for him to put a dent in these shoulders of mine.
- Marcil Bennett, San Antonio, TX
Relax and Unwind
After a long week of work there was nothing better than a deep tissue massage. It was better than I had expected and the release of tension was wonderful.
- Cindy Robinson, San Antonio, TX
The Old Man's Bucket List - Just One Wish
I always wanted to run a Marathon but my body was old, sore and tight. But, thanks to the Doc and the wonderful therapists at Oak Haven Massage, I was repaired, stretched and rejuvenated back into shape. Last November, my wish came true - I ran the New York City Marathon!
Thanks Oak Haven for helping an old man fill his Bucket List.
- JD English, San Antonio, TX
I visited Oak Haven Massage while pregnant with my daughter two years ago. The pregnancy massage was such a relief for all the aches and pains that came with my pregnancy. I had a labral tear to my right shoulder at that time and medical treatment was limited due to the pregnancy. The angels at Oak Haven Massage made all the difference!
- Jennifer Buchanan, San Antonio, TX
Should be called Oak Heaven!
I have never been to a massage office that has so many great employees. I have had so many therapists and they are all wonderful. I have gone to so many other chains and getting a good massage is hit or miss. It isn't like that at Oak Haven, each therapist is exceptional and great. When you get to know them all it’s too hard to pick a favorite you have to learn their specialties and then schedule with the right one. Once you get there you feel like you are in heaven, and that why Oak Haven should be called Oak Heaven!
- Amber Martin, San Antonio, TX
My Poor Back!!
I LOVE Oak Haven Massage!! I have never had a bad massage there. The massage therapists take the time to talk to you and find out why you're in there for each and every visit. For me, the reason is ever changing but when I leave, I feel so much better and revitalized. Their personal attention to my needs is why I keep going back. It’s never the same, standard massage over and over again. THANK YOU!!
- Sandra Coldewey, Bulverde, TX
Back in shape
I've been going to Oak Haven since February of this year. I started with some chiropractic treatments with Dr. Shuel. I had stopped working out, and was getting very frustrated with my body, and how it was hurting and not functioning properly. The chiropractic treatments were helpful, but to get more relief, Dr. Shuel recommended one of his therapists to work on me. I made an appointment with Jessica the same day, and have been going to her ever since.
Jessica has really gotten to the root of my pain, and I have felt so much better that I started working out again. I have lost 15 lbs, and have felt better that I'd felt in a long time. I can't believe that I've been getting weekly massages for the last ten months, but they are worth every penny. Jessica is in a league of her own, and I would (and have) recommend her to anyone.
- Kristin Wynia, San Antonio, TX
I moved to San Antonio for a new position which increased my duties and responsibilities. I got the job offer, moved to a new city, and started a new job within 2 weeks! Needless to say, there was added stress. But a friend introduced me to Oak Haven Massage, and it has been part of my stress management, balanced lifestyle ever since. I also hit the gym and hang out with friends, but getting my massages is all about me. And OMG....it's worth every penny!! I'm able to keep my stress under control, excel at my new position, and stay in balance. I can't think of anything else that provides that much stress relief! Thank you Oak Haven for keeping my stress under control! :)
- Em De la Rosa, San Antonio, TX
No more excuses!
I found out I had scoliosis when I was in the 7th grade. As a 7th grader, I didn't see that it was affecting anything I was doing so I remained untreated for 3 more years. I participated in gymnastics and was told that I had a muscle imbalance in my back. When I finally made it to the doctor I was told that the scoliosis was due to the muscle imbalance. The muscles on the right side of my back were so strong that they were pulling my spine out of alignment. It wasn't until I really started to study dance and my body that I realized how serious it was to be ahead of my scoliosis. I have continued to go to the chiropractor for 5 years now and have made significant improvements in my scoliosis. It takes a continual effort for me to keep my back healthy but it doesn't always have to be a stressful situation. Massages are always a treat and when I found out that the muscles in my back that were causing the scoliosis could be massaged to release the tension on my spine, I started going to Oak Haven Massage. Since then, it is the only place I have recommended for massages. It is a fabulous, relaxing environment.
- Kelly Bruner, San Marcos, TX
Oh My Back
I'm not that old, mid-40's, but when I pull out my back I feel 100! I've done this three times now since moving to San Antonio and after I get up off the floor the first place I go is Oak Haven Massage. They are wonderful, professional and their massages, no matter by whom, always relieve my pain and help my back to heal fast. I also love a massage to relieve stress even when I don't hurt myself and the price can't be beat. They are the best in this town by far!
- Shere Henrici, San Antonio, TX
I picked up golf a couple years ago and couldn't get rid of all my new aches and pains in my neck, shoulders, and knees. I tried home massages, ice packs, salt baths... nothing worked. A friend recommended oak haven massage and it truly did wonders.
- Megan Bartalos, San Antonio, TX
Well where do I start? I guess from the beginning huh?? LOL Well a few years back my sister gave me a gift certificate to Oak Haven and this was when they were not as big as they are now mind you. None the less they offered a variety of services and it was only the beginning of a beautiful relationship. When I went at first it was just because I worked all the time and had no time to relax. Boy, when I went in that first time I never came out the same tangled up person. I went back a few more times even took my mom and still same great experience. It had been a while before I went back again this time was right before I became pregnant with my second child. I had always gone for knots in my back and for my migraines however, this time was different something else was wrong but I did not know what. Well doctors eventually have diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and now since I met an extremely talented and knowledgeable therapist there whom is no longer there but referred me to another excellent therapist started to do cupping. OHHHHH MY GOODNESS..... I will never go back to just a regular massage. There are so many techniques and Oak Haven has them.... Never underestimate what you may need. It is quite my experience that you can leave it in their hands to suggest what may be the best for you. Now my husband even goes to do microdermabrasion for his face. I never thought I would see him in my massage establishment. But I like it. Thank you Oak Haven. No matter how far you are from me it is worth the drive. Gotta love it!!!
- V. Dela Rosa-Goedecke, San Antonio, TX
Relaxed and Destressed
For a few years now, I have received a gift certificate to Oak Haven from my staff. It is one of my most favorite gifts! The experience is wonderful. The therapists always work out all of those "computer kinks" I get in my shoulders from working 8-10 hours a day on a laptop! Awesome!!
- Janet Nix, San Antonio, TX
Wonderful and Amazing ;)
Oak Haven Massage has the BEST damn massage therapists there!!!!!!!!!!! If you’re not sure if you want to go there then let me make up your mind for you!!!!! The great service and awesome massages make it worth the money!!! :) It is now your time to go get one so get off your butt and go now lol!!!!!
- Desiree Cortez, San Antonio, TX
I survived Randy!
Being in fairly bad shape with my neck, bank and hips out of wack, I was fortunate to have Randy work his magic. I laugh, because no pain, no gain. He would always say, I know it is going to hurt, just hang in there. You will feel better after I am done. No truer words were spoken. The tighter the muscles the higher the pain. He definitely worked magic, but I wanted to sport around a "I survived Randy" T-shirt.
- Mary Skekel, San Antonio, TX
Oak Haven is great!
Oak Haven is a very relaxing place to be. I enjoyed the time I spent there.
- Cristina Carlucci, Helotes, TX
Great Hands On Treatment
I have had both David and Jessica provide neuromuscular massages for this very inflexible body. Not the easiest thing being "beat up" but the ultimate results have been great.
- Jim Oliver, San Antonio, TX
Best Stress Relief Massage
I get the best stress relief massage at Oak Haven. I get knots in my shoulders from stress and hunching over a computer. I feel a lot better after.
- Renee Santos , San Antonio, TX
With a Twist
After a yoga class I realized I must have stretched a bit too far and pulled something. Not to worry I thought. I treated it as a minor injury and went on with my day. Well, the pain didn't go away and it became an annoying dull ache. I still thought it would go away on its own. It didn't! Several weeks later on one of my visits to Oak Haven Massage I mentioned it to my therapist who spoke with Doctor Shuel. He evaluated my situation and with a manipulation or two the pain was gone!! If it had been a big injury I would have spoken up sooner but because it was minor I let it linger. What a relief to be pain free! Now, even if something may seem small I have it taken care of right away. Why suffer when you don't have to!
- Randy Mass, San Antonio, TX
My wedding stress just melted away
I got married on May 24, 2008 and two days before Emily made sure that it would be pain free! My lower back has always been tight and the week of my wedding was no exception. As I entered the room she had the most calming music playing and the room was just the right temperature. I could just feel the stress leaving my body with every motion of her skilled hands. I returned later that year for a Christmas massage and it was just as wonderful. I look forward to visiting Oak Haven again soon.
- Farrin Gustafson, San Antonio, TX
I have had lower back pain for 15 years. Once I discovered Oak Haven Massage, 4 years ago, my back is feeling much better.
- Julie Farahani, San Antonio, TX
Every Time is a Good time.
Every time I go it's amazing there. Juan, Jessica, Meredith, Ray. This first time i went to this place I got the back story of the family, met some of the daughters and have called it home ever since.
- Monie Perez, San Antonio, TX
Lost is Found
My personal massage therapist came to my home for over 10 years, weekly. She fell and received permanent nerve damage in her arm and hand. I was lost! Oak Haven isn't home, but is within 3 minutes of home...and massages are reasonably priced...hurray! But the best part is the talented, experienced, and personable therapists at Oak Haven. The lost is found, and my body thanks you. After time away due to recent surgery for rotator cuff, I returned to find a therapist who actually had worked with an orthopedic surgeon. Talk about good fortune!
- Jyl Barnabee, San Antonio, TX
Oak Haven has an excellent staff of therapists.
- Iris Farias, San Antonio, TX
Marathon Miracle to Half Ironman Hero
Sherri is her name and she is intense. She can find every tight muscle whether I am aware of it or not. When I was training for the marathon last year she was my miracle. I visited Sherri once a month for the 5 months of training and every time I was there she was a miracle worker. I had my appointments scheduled on Sundays after my longest run of the month on Saturday. With her hands, elbows, and even knees Sherri would heal my pain. I went to Sherri the day after the marathon so that I could walk again with ease. Now I am getting ready to train for my first Half IronMan. I will be logging numerous miles in the pool, on the bike, and on foot. Not only will my legs be tired but my arms and shoulders as well. I need to be strong, flexible, and refreshed for race day as I will complete 70.3 combined miles of swimming, cycling, and running. I need Sherri to help me cross the finish line and I need your vote. Make Sheri the Half Ironman Hero!
- Christine Sun, San Antonio, TX
Relief from Migraines
I've been to several Physical Therapists and it wasn't until I met Cannie and he worked up a program specifically for me, that I am now getting some relief from the chronic migraines that I have had for the last 10 years.
- Cyndy Lierly, San Antonio, TX
No More Leg Pain
I've been recovering from a minor running injury. During that process, I went to see Sandy to see if she could work out that pain. After a few sessions I felt better and eventually got to the point where my pain went completely away. Sandy is a great massage therapist. She is not only skilled person, but also a beautiful person inside and out who exudes positive energy in every visit. Thank you, Sandy and Thank you Oak Haven Massage!
- Myrna Gonzalez, San Antonio, TX
I have been getting massages at Oak Haven Massage for about 3 years now. I have never been disappointed with any massage therapist that I has helped me. I struggle with headaches and they have recently been labeled as migraines. About a year ago, I went in and a female massage therapist met me and asked what issues I had she could help me with. We talked about my headaches and the tension in my neck and shoulders. Once the session had begun, we were talking about pressure points and tolerance and she told me about a technique, but she warned that some people might be uncomfortable. She explained that she would have to literally get on the table with me and she would use her knees to place pressure on back and shoulders. I laughed and said "let's try it". The therapist was very professional and the technique was a fabulous at relieving the tension that had built up! No one has ever used that technique again but I'm glad that therapist had the courage to suggest it!
Oak Haven hires great staff who really know their stuff!
- Dana Davis, San Antonio, TX
My Secret Get Away
When I need a getaway, it is always to Oak Haven for a heavenly massage! The therapists are fabulous, the ambiance is relaxing and I am never disappointed!
- Kandis Larkey, San Antonio, TX
Knot a Bad Experience...
A few weeks ago I injured my neck pretty badly and knew I needed to get something done. I had been to Oak Havens Massage before and that was the place I considered visiting because of the magic they had done from my previous visits. Of course customer service is vital in any business, but there is no denying that the most beneficial aspect of the visit was the massage. I was worked on by Juan who massaged solely my neck and my back. I won't lie - it hurt a little during the massage, but that is exactly what I wanted. Afterward my neck felt great and I have not had to spend any a single penny on a visit to a doctor/specialist. Oak Havens Massage was the answer I was looking for and I am extremely happy I chose them.
- Raj Singh, San Antonio, TX
Every time I go it's a great experience. I love Oak Haven, it's always clean and everyone is extremely friendly and very professional. Most importantly, the coupons and pricing are the best. In fact, I think I'm going to go get a massage soon. :-)
- Randy Llamas, San Antonio, TX
Mommy Time Away, WELL SPENT!!!
Everyone with little ones needs some time away to refresh, and that is what Oak Haven does for me! From pregnancy back pains, to breastfeeding shoulder cramps to hip holding the toddler-moms (and dads!) really need some therapy time to get their body recharged for the next round. Thank you Oak Haven for making massage therapy affordable to moms and dads and making us feel like we are in a luxury spa!
- Amalia Sollars, San Antonio, TX
I've been having shoulder spasms for the longest time. They come and go, and of course they usually come when I'm stressed out (which is MOST OF THE TIME, given I'm a medical student). But then I started to go to Oak Haven and got some deep tissue massage, and besides the perfect atmosphere and cleanliness, it was AMAZING! I could move my head around pain free. I could sit at my desk, pain free... it was amazing! Such a huge different in my mood and energy level!
Thanks Oak Haven!!!
- Ruth Kovner, San Antonio, TX
My first time visiting Oak Haven Massage was the day after I ran my first half marathon this past November. My left heel had been feeling extra sore since the beginning of October and was problematic during the race. I got an hour-long session with Sandra, who was very receptive to my post-race needs. She was even able to massage my feet, which I normally skip when I get massages because I'm so ticklish. Sandra applied the right amount of pressure and was able to alleviate the pain. Now when I walk, my feet don't hurt as much. I'd like to try a massage with the emphasis being entirely on my feet now.
- Jennifer Aguilar, San Antonio, TX
After massage there is relaxation. Beam me up, Scotty!
- Charles Goodhue, San Antonio, TX
50 and Loving it
Today is my 50th birthday. A friend suggested that we make it a girls day out, because it is also her birthday. She said we should be pampered today. She made the appointment and it was the best massage I ever had. Shelia has magic hands. Thanks for the wonderful experience!!!!
- Evelyn Evans, San Antonio, TX
Muscles melt like butter
I have been to Oak Haven Massage but I have had massages before and they can be a wonderful thing. You feel so relaxed and such a feeling of being well.
- Deanna New, San Antonio, TX
I guess my best experience has been the therapist themselves. Every time I’ve been in they remember your face and always greet people with a smile. I've been in for several sports aches and they do their best to make me feel better. The owner is always available for positive feedback as well as any concerns. The environment is nothing short of relaxing and professional. I recommend Oak Haven to everyone.
- Joyce Roberts, San Antonio, TX
What a Relief!!
An impulse visit gave more comfort than I could've ever imagined! And I just went in this time for a quickie, 30 minutes. My neck, shoulders and back couldn't feel better. With an active 3 year old...this was like a little piece of heaven. Thank you to Cynthia who worked on me that day!
- Marianne Rodriguez, San Antonio, TX
The Massage Snob
I have become a Massage Snob. Sorry. When you are injured and you need to be repaired quickly so that you can return to training, you want someone that knows how to relieve pain from soft tissue. This group can do that. I have referred many running injured to them and they have returned them to their running fun.
- Bart Childers, San Antonio, TX
I am a firefighter and have to lift heavy gear and tools on a regular basis. My poor abused body needs to be massaged!
- Allison Mika, San Antonio, TX
Massage makes me Happy
I love going to Oak Haven Massage because every therapist is professional and knowledgeable and I've never had a "bad" massage there. My doctor had recommended I start going to relieve some of the stress in my neck and shoulders and I've been going ever since. During a massage, is one of the few times my mind can relax and focus on just one thing. It's awesome!
- Iris Gonyea, San Antonio, TX
I get massages quite often and have had many great massages, but this last visit to Oak Haven was fantastic. I had the opportunity to get massaged by Charles who listened to what my problem areas were, made me feel right at home, and got busy on ironing out all those knots, muscle sores, and aches in my body. He used several techniques that I had never experienced before with other massage therapist and was right on the money when it came to finding "the spots" and putting the right pressure. In addition to having great hands, great technique, and great pressure, he was also very personable and professional in his job. I think the best part (which really the whole experience was great) was at the end when he did a pelvic adjustment. If that's a woman's "happy ending", that was incredible....lol
I went in with a hurt back. Walked out like loosy goosy. :-)
- Lenore Kaiser, San Antonio, TX
Pain-in-neck Dentist enjoys regular massage
It's been a while since my last massage, but had one last night and I'll keep coming back. Thanks - Jesse
- Gerry Whisler, San Antonio, TX
I was in a bad car accident in September and injured my neck and shoulders. Tina worked on me for quite a few weeks and each time I came away feeling significantly better. She understands what the problem areas are and knows exactly what to work on, and how to get the best results! I have a hard time going to anyone else now! :)
- Kelli Johnson, San Antonio, TX
Wife to mom..
I enjoyed my prenatal massage and after I had my babies. It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve ever had and I enjoyed every minute of it.
- Azuin Razak, San Antonio, TX