Testimonials

Testimonials

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Becky Stallings Schneider
5-starMarlene Mayman has a unique and amazing gift of healing through the art of massage therapy. After just two sessions She provided me with much-needed pain relief from a pinched ulnar nerve, as a result of whiplash. I had tried months of physical therapy with no success. I was so desperate to escape the numbness in my hand & arm and to my amazement she accomplished what others could not do.

I feel so fortunate to have found the gift of Marlene… My husband sees her as well and we cannot sing her praises enough. Thank you, Marlene!”

(rated on Facebook)


Paige SeBour
5-starI am so incredibly grateful to find such a deeply intuitive, highly skilled practitioner. I have had an immense amount of body work over the years which has led me to being incredibly picky, there is far too much mediocre work out there. I could not be more pleased with Marlene’s sessions. She is always kind, skillful & fully present throughout the session. I feel not only relaxed and better aligned but healed as well and that is a rare gift indeed. I, without reservation, highly recommend Marlene as a massage therapist.”

(rated on Facebook)


Gina Click
When I leave a session with Marlene—I have the feelings of someone that just got fantastic news. I believe her touch encourages you to connect with yourself and at the same time let go of stress and let her help. I find in my sessions with her—she is attentive/knowledgeable and intuitive to the point where verbal communication is not necessary. She is truly talented.

Shannon Best
5-starMarlene has a most pleasant demeanor and a very soothing space. She is focused and present during sessions which I appreciate. She takes time to listen to my concerns and addresses them by providing education and paying extra attention to those areas. She seems extremely dedicated to her profession and really cares about her clients. I walk out feeling relaxed and ready to face the world. I’ll definitely go back to her at this awesome new location. It’s located right in the heart of Frederick and I loved taking a stroll after the session.”

(rated on Yelp)


Jan Stratton

Thank you, Marlene, for the best massage I’ve had, and that’s saying something!”


Amy Giannakoulias
I want to recognize Marlene briefly. I met her thru a mutual friend.  Marlene is a wonderful person who is a pleasure to talk to and it is easy to build a trusting relationship with her.  I had severe pain in my back for about a week.  I went to Marlene for a massage.  She is very knowledgeable about the body and she knew where the pain source was and worked on it so I could turn my head easily.  She is very attentive and always worries about the level of pressure she uses.  I had a great experience and I would recommend her to anyone in the Frederick area.”

Frank Ko
5-starI had pinched a nerve in my neck that was causing pain to shoot down my arm. After two sessions the majority of the pain and spasms had gone away. Marlene is the best!”

(rated on Facebook)


Dr. Cassie Dougherty
My experience at Frederick Massage Therapy was nothing short of exceptional. It was my first time getting a massage, and I felt great afterward. She even gave me exercises and stretches to practice so that I could help relieve some tension at home. Though I am already aware of the things I SHOULD be doing at home (I am a chiropractor afterall 😉 ), I am thankful to know that when I refer her my patients, she will be thorough and taking amazing care of them. Please give her a shot- you won’t regret it!!”Cassie Dougherty, D.C.

Mac Caldwell
5-starI have suffered with carpel tunnel for many years. Marlene was able to improve my situation tremendously in a few visits. Marlene is not your average therapist she is highly trained, committed to excellence and very professional in all she does. I would trust her and recommended her to anyone without reservation.”

(rated on Facebook)


Deb Zinnamosca
Marlene is the most amazing massage therapist. Throughout my many years in the wellness industry I have been exposed to many therapeutic massages. Marlene’s approach and techniques have been (in my vast experience) the best to date!”

Missy Baker
5-starMarlene is wonderful! Truly talented and cares about her client. She goes above and beyond to make sure that she is helping you. She makes sure you are comfortable in every way. I recommend her to EVERYONE!”

(rated on Facebook)


Candace Leroux
5-starAmazing!!! I did 2 hrs of deep tissue!! I definitely recommend Marlene.”

(rated on Facebook)


Merritt Lake
One year and 5 months after back surgery in my L5 region I continued to experience pain, even after enlisting the interventions of physical therapists and chiropractors. Marlene was recommended to me by a personal trainer at my local gym. Marlene assessed the source of my discomfort: Myofascial pain resulting from scar tissue from my surgery. After only 2 visits at Frederick Massage Therapy, my pain was greatly diminished by soft tissue manipulation. Attendant to my L5 injury was neurological damage that left my leg and foot without total circulation and some tingling and numbness. I have been using Marlene’s treatments for the past 5 months to help in the restoration of these issues. Having been in the health care profession for the entirety of my career made me appreciate her competence, professionalism and knowledge of anatomy, which have gone a long way in reducing my anxiety concerning my injuries and have provided a continued rate of improvement after each visit. The cleanliness and serenity of her office makes for a relaxing and therapeutic experience.”

Monica Stuckey
5-starI am a web developer who works at a computer as many as 16 hours a day.  Needless to say, carpel tunnel syndrome is my enemy!  I have frequently suffered from numbness in my fingers due to the carpel tunnel.  A few visits with Marlene and all the numbness is gone!  She even provided me with exercises I could do on my own that would help prevent the numbness from returning.  I would very highly recommend anyone who suffers from chronic pain or any type of mobility issues spend some time with Marlene.  The changes are dramatic and amazing that she can bring about!” (rated on Yelp)

Debra Meszaros
Marlene, Just wanted to let you know … there has been only one other time in NY that I had a massage (close to) the experience today. I have been searching for someone like the person in NY I had. Well … today was the best massage I’ve ever had! You are talented and terrific! My body feels very relaxed. I want to thank you so much.”

Anita Sabin
5-starFrederick Massage Therapy is a great place to go – Marlene is wonderful.  She makes sure you are comfortable and that your issues are fully addressed.  The therapy for [myofascial] release works better than other therapies that I have tried.  Since I also have pain from an car accident, I also get great relief with the massage.  I highly recommend FMT !!” (rated on Yelp)

Taylor Byrne
Thanks again for all of your help. In medical school the faculty is always stressing patient first and how important it is to get to know your patients. They also say how it is important to treat your patient as a whole as opposed to only focusing on the chief complaint. Although a lot of healthcare providers can lose sight of the treating your patient as a whole (mind, body, spirit) part, I think you did a fantastic job with that. I was obviously frustrated when I came in for this last treatment and you changed by mindset from “beating myself up because I can’t train” to “taking the necessary steps and having the patience to get myself healthy” with just a few positive words of encouragement. I think things like that really go a long way with patients. I know I really appreciated it so thank you.”

Kay Masser
5-starMarlene is a true professional who goes above & beyond to relieve any aches & pains. Her skill & advise is top notch! She individualizes your session to be sure to address your particular needs.”

(rated on Facebook)


Alison Roeser
My entire upper body feels much improved. The most noticeable effect is the lack of pain in that little area near my shoulder blades. This is such a relief. I have been on the computer for long periods of time, and it has not been a problem. Also, my entire shoulder area feels more flexible and there is significantly less pain on that left side. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put in to this.”

Ricardo Vera
Marlene is a professional, knowledgeable masseuse. Marlene took care of the areas that needed attention and it felt great. I highly recommend Marlene and all the friend that I have referred to Marlene love her. Thank you, Marlene!”

Rebecca M. Bryant
5-star(rated on Facebook)”

DiAnne Wolfe
Marlene ~ I just wanted to let you know how much IMPROVEMENT I’ve seen in my ability to WALK. When I last left your office, I walked to the van carrying my cane without even realizing it. This past weekend at my cousin’s I only used the cane a couple of times.

“I’m not sure exactly what the difference is — perhaps the work you did on my hip, perhaps on my thigh — but I basically haven’t walked without my cane in maybe a year. You have changed my life. THANK YOU!!!


Barbara Jentzsch & David MacMichael
We are very satisfied clients of Marlene Mayman. We have used her services for almost two years and every time have found the experience physically and emotionally satisfying.

“It’s not just that her skilled manipulation of cranky joints and aching muscles gives physical relief. It is the atmosphere she creates and her personality that combine with the skilled therapy to make her massages more than a merely physical experience. Both body and spirit are refreshed and renewed.”


Ana Johnston
5-starMarlene is very professional and knowledgeable. The whole massage was a very calming experience and she worked on my problems areas just as I pointed out to her. She also gave me advice on my breathing and how to prevent my pain for getting worse. I will definitely continue getting massages with her as she is probably the best in the area!

(rated on Yelp)


Deb Bargeski
5-star(rated on Facebook)”

Joe Kusior
I would encourage everyone to at least try massage therapy. I can’t wait to get on the table. The stress of driving 130 miles each day M-F plus playing in 2 softball leagues and umpiring takes its toll. I, like many others, had tried home remedies and over the counter stuff but once I tried massage, there was no looking back for me. The usual areas (neck/shoulders/back) always remind me that it is time to get some relief.

“Marlene is super. She always asks if there are any specific areas of concern/bother and she dutifully places extra emphasis on those areas. Marlene is a vibrant, personable professional. First and foremost she has sincere concern/interest in the health and well being of her clients. I hope she never retires because it would be hard to find someone else as talented and caring as she is.

“Bottom line – I always leave the session in better shape than when I came in! After my massage I feel like a new person – thoroughly relaxed and those troublesome areas — oh, what troublesome areas??? They are gone! I look forward to my monthly appointment because I know the physical and mental good it has done for me.”


Dan Court
5-star(rated on Facebook)”

Melissa Sylvan
Thank you so much for your help. I don’t know how I’d get through my work week without my weekly massage. My daily activities lead to me feeling tight and tense and sore, which builds up over the week. After my weekly massage, I feel fresh again: relaxed, centered, and joyful – ready to tackle my day. Any day that I get a massage is a GOOD day. You do such a great job Marlene. Your additional knowledge of orthopedic massage is a big plus. I appreciate you tending to my changing needs and all the little things you do to make the experience so enjoyable.”

John Garner
5-starOne of the best massages I have ever received. Very professional and knowledgable. Lots of discussion about my needs before proceeding to ensure that we were addressing my needs for pain relief. You will be pleased with the results.”

(rated on Facebook)


Sherry and Steve Cusick
I have received regular massage (once a month) for at least 20 years. I believe it is an essential part of staying fit and maintaining good health, both physical and mental. There is nothing more rejuvenating than having a one hour massage where for 60 minutes you need think of nothing else except relaxing and letting go of any worry or anxiety. The night after having a massage I get the most restful, deep sleep, and the effects linger on for days with a light easy feeling in my body.

“I’ve gotten such good results from therapeutic massage that my husband now goes regularly too. He’s had on again, off again problems with stiffness in his right hip and lower back, and massage has been most helpful in relieving his discomfort.

“Steve and I have received our regular massages from Marlene for the past year. We have found Marlene to be highly skilled and caring in her practice. You are immediately aware that she is in tuned to your needs and your comfort throughout the session. She makes her new clients, as well as her growing list of regulars, feel right at ease and cared for. We always recommend Marlene without hesitation to friends and family considering massage therapy. If a person’s never tried massage therapy before, we strongly suggest they put their misgivings or hesitation aside and give it a try, the benefits are so worth the time and the fee.”


Lisa Renée Garland
5-starThe massage I received was very relaxing. She understood my health issues and we are working to relieve them. Very professional and does everything to your comfort level. I recommend her services for anyone wanting to feel better and relax!”

(rated on Facebook)


Rebecca Chojnacki
5-starExtremely knowledgeable. Very attentive to pressure needs and issues I was having. One of the few times I have gone in for a massage, and came out feeling significant relief that lasted for days.”

(rated on Facebook and Google+)


NOTE: These testimonials are not as verifiable, since they were not signed with full names:

Rebecca E. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starI really enjoy massages with Marlene. Each massage is even better than the last as she tailors them to fit my needs. She is very professional, has a calm and peaceful presence, and clearly loves her work. She remembers my likes and dislikes and welcomes requests and feedback. As an extra benefit, Marlene also taught me to identify and change physical habits contributing to chronic pain (like “forgetting” to stretch and sitting in a bad office chair). I would definitely recommend her.”

(rated on Yelp)


Kelly G. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starGreat massage! She also spent time before and after the massage talking about my needs and pain issues so the massage was tailored to what I needed. She went over important stretches for me to do and even let me know that stretches I was currently doing probably weren’t best for my pain. Very good at what she does and clearly cares to go above and beyond just a massage to help your pain.”

(rated on Yelp)


K M. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starMy husband and I have been seeing Marlene for months now. We started after my husbands car accident. I had prior injuries so when my husband said she was helping him so much I decided to go. She takes her time to get to know your issues and tailor your treatment to you. She doesn’t rush and makes you feel like she is focused solely on you while you are with her. I would highly recommend her.”

(rated on Yelp)


Kim M. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starI’ve been to numerous chiropractors, physical therapists, and doctors trying to unravel the complicated changes that have happened over time due to age and joint issues, some severe.  I didn’t think massage could make much difference either, but I decided to take a shot with Marlene.  She is able to coax my very obstinate muscles back to where they belong doing what they are supposed to be doing.  I go there in pain and leave without pain and the results are lasting.  Magic!”

(rated on Yelp)


AM S. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starMarlene is simply one of the best therapists I’ve encountered. She took her time getting to know me and all my physical issues before beginning. She explained her approach in detail and with patience. Never rushing. She took the time to make sure I understood her plan for my massage which was tailored exactly to my issues. I’ve suffered for many years with chronic neck pain. I’ve tried absolutely everything. Chiropractic, trigger point injections, Rolfing, physical therapy, etc. After one massage from Marlene, muscles that were always stiff, painful and limiting began to be relieved for the first time in many years. I’m looking forward to my next appointment with her.”

(rated on Yelp)


Dana L. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starMarlene is amazing. My only regret is not finding her sooner. I am a jeweler and have a lot of tension in my neck and shoulders from hunching over tiny objects all day long. Marlene created a game plan before the massage, taking into account all of my complaints. In addition to being one of the most relaxing and pleasant massages I have ever had, she got really deep into my problem areas. The next day, I already could feel the difference.

“I love that Marlene is more interested in my well being than she is about getting me in for appointments, but I will definitely be coming in regularly now that I know what I was missing! Frankly, I can’t recommend her enough.” (rated on Yelp)


Carolyn W. (full name not available on Yelp)
5-starA wonderful experience! Not only did I feel relief and relaxation, Frederick Massage Therapy was also a learning experience. She helped me learn about why I feel the pain I do and steps to help prevent it in the future. I would recommend Marlene to anyone who needs a massage that goes a step beyond what you may expect!” (rated on Yelp)

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