Sankofa Massage & Bodywork

★★★★★
  • 66 Pleasant St

    Newburyport, MA 01950

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  • 781-588-2107

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I have only received one massage before and that was at an upscale Boston salon and this massage topped that. First off, Tye the masseuse is very friendly and welcoming. You can tell right off the bat that she likes to get to know her clients and how she can help them through massage. I was experiencing some upper back pain in my shoulders and she paid extra attention to that area during my massage.

Not only was the massage great, but the atmosphere was perfect. Dim lighting, soothing music and scents. The studio is very clean and well-decorated.

Post massage Tye sat down again with me to tell me her findings from the massage, which was very helpful. I am booked to go back and can't wait.

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★★★★★

I have only received one massage before and that was at an upscale Boston salon and this massage topped that. First off, Tye the masseuse is very friendly and welcoming. You can tell right off the bat that she likes to get to know her clients and how she can help them through massage. I was experiencing some upper back pain in my shoulders and she paid extra attention to that area during my massage.

Not only was the massage great, but the atmosphere was perfect. Dim lighting, soothing music and scents. The studio is very clean and well-decorated.

Post massage Tye sat down again with me to tell me her findings from the massage, which was very helpful. I am booked to go back and can't wait.

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I just moved to Salem, and have been trying to find a place to get a good massage on the northshore. I tried a couple of places in Salem, and I just wasn't happy with my massages- the therapists weren't really thoughtful, and didnt heed my request to focus on my sore back and shoulders. Last weekend, I tried sankofa on a whim-- I walked by its great local on Washington st and made an appointment the next day. From the moment I met Tye, I knew that this massage would be different than the others. She took the time to interview me about what I wanted to get out of my session, and asked for areas of focus. She was super knowledgeable, and actually LISTENED to what I had to say! After my massage, I felt like a new person. My sore muscles felt much looser. I can't wait to go back!!

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★★★★★

I just moved to Salem, and have been trying to find a place to get a good massage on the northshore. I tried a couple of places in Salem, and I just wasn't happy with my massages- the therapists weren't really thoughtful, and didnt heed my request to focus on my sore back and shoulders. Last weekend, I tried sankofa on a whim-- I walked by its great local on Washington st and made an appointment the next day. From the moment I met Tye, I knew that this massage would be different than the others. She took the time to interview me about what I wanted to get out of my session, and asked for areas of focus. She was super knowledgeable, and actually LISTENED to what I had to say! After my massage, I felt like a new person. My sore muscles felt much looser. I can't wait to go back!!

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I booked an ""emergency"" sports massage after experiencing acute muscle spasms from dehydration. Tye Burrell was very experienced and knowledgable in my condition. The massage had me feeling much better almost immediately and allowed me to compete in a 30k road race a few days later. Beautiful sudio is the icing on the cake for this top notch experience.

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★★★★★

I booked an ""emergency"" sports massage after experiencing acute muscle spasms from dehydration. Tye Burrell was very experienced and knowledgable in my condition. The massage had me feeling much better almost immediately and allowed me to compete in a 30k road race a few days later. Beautiful sudio is the icing on the cake for this top notch experience.

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I entered myself in a raffle for a free 30 minute massage while shopping at Urban Elements...and I won! You could say I was surprised and super happy when I heard from Tye that I had won! It was my first massage with Tye (but it definitely will NOT be the last!) Tye was FABULOUS - she was such an informative, nuturing and caring professional. She took the time to talk about her style and techniques prior to the massage and followed up with a post massage summary...the summary was extremely helpful and informative! Also, the environment was very tranquil and soothing! Honestly, Tye is my favorite so far and I can't wait to schedule my next massage with her! I highly recommend Tye for your future massage therapy! Thanks again, Tye! :)\r
-JD

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★★★★★

I entered myself in a raffle for a free 30 minute massage while shopping at Urban Elements...and I won! You could say I was surprised and super happy when I heard from Tye that I had won! It was my first massage with Tye (but it definitely will NOT be the last!) Tye was FABULOUS - she was such an informative, nuturing and caring professional. She took the time to talk about her style and techniques prior to the massage and followed up with a post massage summary...the summary was extremely helpful and informative! Also, the environment was very tranquil and soothing! Honestly, Tye is my favorite so far and I can't wait to schedule my next massage with her! I highly recommend Tye for your future massage therapy! Thanks again, Tye! :)\r
-JD

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As an athlete, I've had to have lots of deep tissue massages and body work. Tye has been my favorite so far. For me, it was so nice that she took the time to talk to me before and after my massage, to first let me know about her style and ask me about my problem areas, as well as tell me what she felt after. She also has given me lots of ideas for stretches and therapies I can do at home to maintain comfortable muscles (I always get shin splints and she gave me some advice for soothing them). She definitely makes the massage about what you need as a patient, which isn't always the case with many massage therapists. I've been to lots of spa's where I would never have the same therapist, they would have a specific technique they used for everyone, etc. Tye's massages are based on what your body needs. And she's great about applying a comfortable amount of pressure for you, and focussing on your problem areas with lots of patience and deep muscle work. I've found her massages to really loosen up my entire body, more than any other massages I've received in the past.

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★★★★★

As an athlete, I've had to have lots of deep tissue massages and body work. Tye has been my favorite so far. For me, it was so nice that she took the time to talk to me before and after my massage, to first let me know about her style and ask me about my problem areas, as well as tell me what she felt after. She also has given me lots of ideas for stretches and therapies I can do at home to maintain comfortable muscles (I always get shin splints and she gave me some advice for soothing them). She definitely makes the massage about what you need as a patient, which isn't always the case with many massage therapists. I've been to lots of spa's where I would never have the same therapist, they would have a specific technique they used for everyone, etc. Tye's massages are based on what your body needs. And she's great about applying a comfortable amount of pressure for you, and focussing on your problem areas with lots of patience and deep muscle work. I've found her massages to really loosen up my entire body, more than any other massages I've received in the past.

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After years of having deep tissue work to ease chronic pain from three separate injuries, years apart, I finally found comprehensive experience in a massage therapist schooled in the musculature, musculoskeletal, and eastern arts. Tye's extensive medical training as a practicing nurse combined demonstrate her ability to understand the body, combined with her studies in more holistic arts provide a whole-listic approach to therapy. She is very attune to the body working with clients on pressure, sensitivity, monitoring pain thresholds and reviewing progress and therapies the client can undertake out of the therapy room to make the in-therapy session that much more productive and fruitful for both.

I would highly recommend Tye for your future massage therapy needs be they purely relaxation or more intense therapeutic.

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★★★★★

After years of having deep tissue work to ease chronic pain from three separate injuries, years apart, I finally found comprehensive experience in a massage therapist schooled in the musculature, musculoskeletal, and eastern arts. Tye's extensive medical training as a practicing nurse combined demonstrate her ability to understand the body, combined with her studies in more holistic arts provide a whole-listic approach to therapy. She is very attune to the body working with clients on pressure, sensitivity, monitoring pain thresholds and reviewing progress and therapies the client can undertake out of the therapy room to make the in-therapy session that much more productive and fruitful for both.

I would highly recommend Tye for your future massage therapy needs be they purely relaxation or more intense therapeutic.

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I am a CPA / Treasury Manager. With sitting over the desk / analyzing numbers all day I am always complaining about my back, shoulders, neck... so I frequently go for massages. My massage with Tye was by far the best I have ever had. From talking on the phone / first meeting her - I instantly sensed her warmth and the fact that she really understands the body and how to truly make you feel completely amazing. I think the fact that she is a nurse puts her in a league all her own. When the massage was over I felt incredible and that feeling of utter relaxation lasted for days whereas I am usually all tense again 24 hours later. Also after the massage Tye sat with me and discussed what she had observed. No one has ever gone into that detail with me before so I was surprised. But then she really amazed me, she told me what I can do on my own to help the muscles in my back from knotting. I have followed her advice and I see the difference. In over ten years of massages no one has ever told me what to do to feel better when I can not make it to them. That is just one example of the person and professional she is. Tye cares for you as more than just a customer - she actually cares and takes the time to heal you. I live in NY and am going back next month with my daughter for another massage.

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★★★★★

I am a CPA / Treasury Manager. With sitting over the desk / analyzing numbers all day I am always complaining about my back, shoulders, neck... so I frequently go for massages. My massage with Tye was by far the best I have ever had. From talking on the phone / first meeting her - I instantly sensed her warmth and the fact that she really understands the body and how to truly make you feel completely amazing. I think the fact that she is a nurse puts her in a league all her own. When the massage was over I felt incredible and that feeling of utter relaxation lasted for days whereas I am usually all tense again 24 hours later. Also after the massage Tye sat with me and discussed what she had observed. No one has ever gone into that detail with me before so I was surprised. But then she really amazed me, she told me what I can do on my own to help the muscles in my back from knotting. I have followed her advice and I see the difference. In over ten years of massages no one has ever told me what to do to feel better when I can not make it to them. That is just one example of the person and professional she is. Tye cares for you as more than just a customer - she actually cares and takes the time to heal you. I live in NY and am going back next month with my daughter for another massage.

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I have never met such a caring professional and informative massage therapist before until I met Tye! From the start she asked very important questions regarding my issues and followed up with a combination of therapies suited for me. As an R.N. I know the true value in COMMUNICATION when talking about care. At the end of our sessions ( I have already been there 3 times!!!) Tye gives a post massage summary--explaining what she found and areas I need to care for. I feel great and look forward to my next session!\r
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Thank you Tye.\r
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★★★★★

I have never met such a caring professional and informative massage therapist before until I met Tye! From the start she asked very important questions regarding my issues and followed up with a combination of therapies suited for me. As an R.N. I know the true value in COMMUNICATION when talking about care. At the end of our sessions ( I have already been there 3 times!!!) Tye gives a post massage summary--explaining what she found and areas I need to care for. I feel great and look forward to my next session!\r
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Thank you Tye.\r
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P.W.

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Tye is a professional, nurturing, communicative massage therapist. I felt welcomed and completely at ease in her intimate, comfortable space. We spoke at length about the issues I faced and she followed through with a combination of therapies detailed to my specific needs. I am looking forward to a long relationship. Thank-you so much!

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★★★★★

Tye is a professional, nurturing, communicative massage therapist. I felt welcomed and completely at ease in her intimate, comfortable space. We spoke at length about the issues I faced and she followed through with a combination of therapies detailed to my specific needs. I am looking forward to a long relationship. Thank-you so much!

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I met with Tye for a massage, and immediately felt extremely comofrtable wiht her. She was very thourough and explained everything to me beforehand. It was the deepest massage I have ever had. I felt more relief than I had ever from a massage. She is a healer! I am looking forward to going again and I also plan on sending my husband. It is not just a wonderful treat it is a treatment to better health. Its right down town, so easy to get to. Joan G

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★★★★★

I met with Tye for a massage, and immediately felt extremely comofrtable wiht her. She was very thourough and explained everything to me beforehand. It was the deepest massage I have ever had. I felt more relief than I had ever from a massage. She is a healer! I am looking forward to going again and I also plan on sending my husband. It is not just a wonderful treat it is a treatment to better health. Its right down town, so easy to get to. Joan G

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Had a fantastic experience with Tye just last week. I've had hundreds of massages at many spas, salons, etc. and therefore consider myself a pretty good judge of who knows what they are doing and who doesn't.

Let me tell you, Tye knows what she's doing! She does many things that most overpriced massage therapists don't bother with. She actually TALKS to you both before and after your massage, she tells you her style, asks what you like, then goes over all the tight spots she found during the massage as well as suggestions that you can try to get rid of any muscle pain you may have. Who does that? Who takes that much of an interest? Not many, that's for sure. She doesn't try to rush you in and out and forget who you are the second you leave.

Now for the even better part, this lady has hands that are stronger and more intuitive than I have ever experienced. She finds the knots, she works the knots and she doesn't miss a spot. Right down to the often neglected feet and toes.

Go see Tye, she's fantastic, her prices are reasonable and she really goes the extra mile.

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★★★★★

Had a fantastic experience with Tye just last week. I've had hundreds of massages at many spas, salons, etc. and therefore consider myself a pretty good judge of who knows what they are doing and who doesn't.

Let me tell you, Tye knows what she's doing! She does many things that most overpriced massage therapists don't bother with. She actually TALKS to you both before and after your massage, she tells you her style, asks what you like, then goes over all the tight spots she found during the massage as well as suggestions that you can try to get rid of any muscle pain you may have. Who does that? Who takes that much of an interest? Not many, that's for sure. She doesn't try to rush you in and out and forget who you are the second you leave.

Now for the even better part, this lady has hands that are stronger and more intuitive than I have ever experienced. She finds the knots, she works the knots and she doesn't miss a spot. Right down to the often neglected feet and toes.

Go see Tye, she's fantastic, her prices are reasonable and she really goes the extra mile.

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Ty is intuitive and passionate. She listens well and truly has techniques that help fascilitate healing. I love the blend of deep tissue with the Thai massage....I was very impressed, and will be a long standing customer!!\r
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★★★★★

Ty is intuitive and passionate. She listens well and truly has techniques that help fascilitate healing. I love the blend of deep tissue with the Thai massage....I was very impressed, and will be a long standing customer!!\r
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i was appreciative of the massage i received. it was firm but as a first-timer, it did not cause me too much pain. I also really liked that due to my allergies Tye used an oil with something mentholated in it when she massaged my chest -- it made breathing so much easier.
overall, i would recommend this place.

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★★★★☆

i was appreciative of the massage i received. it was firm but as a first-timer, it did not cause me too much pain. I also really liked that due to my allergies Tye used an oil with something mentholated in it when she massaged my chest -- it made breathing so much easier.
overall, i would recommend this place.

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I had been meaning to check out Sankofa's massages since the business moved to Salem and finally had my chance during their Promo Event. I try to sneak in a massage a few times a year (as a dancer and motorcyclist, my back and other muscles are often in need of some serious TLC) and am therefore fairly familiar with different styles and techniques. During my first visit to Sankofa, I decided I'm not likely to go anywhere else!

Tye (the owner) is nothing short of fantastic. She spends time with you before you begin to find out your pressure preference, areas you would like her to work on, previous massage history, etc. I'm a huge fan of deep tissue massage and was thrilled to discover this is her area of expertise, but she is also equally skilled with softer techniques. The few requests I had were responded to immediately. During our post-massage discussion, we were able to pin-point exactly how my motorcycle riding was impacting my body, which is something I'll definitely be looking out for from now on. I can't wait for my next visit and would highly encourage anyone looking for a fabulous experience to check out Sankofa.

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★★★★★

I had been meaning to check out Sankofa's massages since the business moved to Salem and finally had my chance during their Promo Event. I try to sneak in a massage a few times a year (as a dancer and motorcyclist, my back and other muscles are often in need of some serious TLC) and am therefore fairly familiar with different styles and techniques. During my first visit to Sankofa, I decided I'm not likely to go anywhere else!

Tye (the owner) is nothing short of fantastic. She spends time with you before you begin to find out your pressure preference, areas you would like her to work on, previous massage history, etc. I'm a huge fan of deep tissue massage and was thrilled to discover this is her area of expertise, but she is also equally skilled with softer techniques. The few requests I had were responded to immediately. During our post-massage discussion, we were able to pin-point exactly how my motorcycle riding was impacting my body, which is something I'll definitely be looking out for from now on. I can't wait for my next visit and would highly encourage anyone looking for a fabulous experience to check out Sankofa.

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I, too, scheduled my first appointment at Sankofa during a Promo Event. I have had many massages in the past. My experience with Tye far exceeded my expectations. Tye is very respectful and professional. The space is calming, peaceful and healing. She goes out of her way to make certain that she understands your concerns and preferences. She gives a fantastic massage, tailored to your specific needs. She is also a Nurse and is able to effectively integrate her medical knowledge with her massage expertise. She gives great feedback at the end of the session. Not only do I plan to return on a regular basis, I also highly recommend Tye and Sankofa Massage to anyone who is considering having a massage, and to those who already get massages and would consider trying a new Therapist. I am quite certain that every patron will have a positive experience at Sankofa.

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★★★★★

I, too, scheduled my first appointment at Sankofa during a Promo Event. I have had many massages in the past. My experience with Tye far exceeded my expectations. Tye is very respectful and professional. The space is calming, peaceful and healing. She goes out of her way to make certain that she understands your concerns and preferences. She gives a fantastic massage, tailored to your specific needs. She is also a Nurse and is able to effectively integrate her medical knowledge with her massage expertise. She gives great feedback at the end of the session. Not only do I plan to return on a regular basis, I also highly recommend Tye and Sankofa Massage to anyone who is considering having a massage, and to those who already get massages and would consider trying a new Therapist. I am quite certain that every patron will have a positive experience at Sankofa.

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I first went to Sankofa Massage when they offered a deal during ""Everyone Deserves a Massage"" week. At first I thought it was a bit unusual that Sankofa is located in the back of the store, Urban Elements but heck, I needed a massage, so off I went.

I was rewarded by my decision by having the best massage experience I've ever had. I have now been to Sankofa twice, and both experiences make me highly recommend them.

To begin, Tye, the massage therapist, has a pre-massage meeting with you. After determining whether or not this is your first time massage, she asks you specifically what you are looking for in the massage. Then she tells you a bit about her style of massage -- she runs a bit deeper than most for a relaxation massage-- to be sure that you have a full picture of what will be happening. She also asks questions about oils and scents to be sure that you have a beneficial experience.

I wasn't able to get a deep tissue massage at that time, so I went for the deeper than normal relaxation. It was perfect! She did dig a bit deeply for some knots, but was respectful of the fact that I had an event to attend and could not have too deep a massage. Her responsiveness to and respectfulness of my massage needs was better than I had experienced in any other massage place.

It is the after massage experience that was the newest thing for me. Tye sits down with you, asks for feedback on the massage (which she also does during the massage) and then talks with you about what she did and what your problem spots are.

Two weeks later, I went back for another massage, and was pleased that she did all of the same things -- premassage talk, massage that she adjusted as needed for my problem areas, and post massage meeting.

Now here's the last thing that I think makes Sankofa unique - even though in my last post-massage meeting when I asked Tye if I needed to come back for work she said it wasn't necessary. How often do you find that today? The post massage talk is not a way for her to get you to make more appointments, it's genuinely designed for true feedback!

From beginning to end I found my experience at Sankofa a positive one.

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★★★★★

I first went to Sankofa Massage when they offered a deal during ""Everyone Deserves a Massage"" week. At first I thought it was a bit unusual that Sankofa is located in the back of the store, Urban Elements but heck, I needed a massage, so off I went.

I was rewarded by my decision by having the best massage experience I've ever had. I have now been to Sankofa twice, and both experiences make me highly recommend them.

To begin, Tye, the massage therapist, has a pre-massage meeting with you. After determining whether or not this is your first time massage, she asks you specifically what you are looking for in the massage. Then she tells you a bit about her style of massage -- she runs a bit deeper than most for a relaxation massage-- to be sure that you have a full picture of what will be happening. She also asks questions about oils and scents to be sure that you have a beneficial experience.

I wasn't able to get a deep tissue massage at that time, so I went for the deeper than normal relaxation. It was perfect! She did dig a bit deeply for some knots, but was respectful of the fact that I had an event to attend and could not have too deep a massage. Her responsiveness to and respectfulness of my massage needs was better than I had experienced in any other massage place.

It is the after massage experience that was the newest thing for me. Tye sits down with you, asks for feedback on the massage (which she also does during the massage) and then talks with you about what she did and what your problem spots are.

Two weeks later, I went back for another massage, and was pleased that she did all of the same things -- premassage talk, massage that she adjusted as needed for my problem areas, and post massage meeting.

Now here's the last thing that I think makes Sankofa unique - even though in my last post-massage meeting when I asked Tye if I needed to come back for work she said it wasn't necessary. How often do you find that today? The post massage talk is not a way for her to get you to make more appointments, it's genuinely designed for true feedback!

From beginning to end I found my experience at Sankofa a positive one.

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Sankofa was a new experience for me. I have had massage in the past, but Sankofa offered deep tissue, an intense treatment, but one that my body had been craving. The Zen-like space offered a cool respite on a hot day. But it was the therapist who provided a truly therapeutic and relaxing massage, using soft, scented oils, soft cool sheets, but most importantly, an obvious and impressive expertise in deep tissue work. She is easy-going, communicates easily, and uses her intuition to work on areas that need attention. Perfect for those who are stressed, emotionally or physically.

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★★★★★

Sankofa was a new experience for me. I have had massage in the past, but Sankofa offered deep tissue, an intense treatment, but one that my body had been craving. The Zen-like space offered a cool respite on a hot day. But it was the therapist who provided a truly therapeutic and relaxing massage, using soft, scented oils, soft cool sheets, but most importantly, an obvious and impressive expertise in deep tissue work. She is easy-going, communicates easily, and uses her intuition to work on areas that need attention. Perfect for those who are stressed, emotionally or physically.

Pros: Lovely space, Nurturing, intuitive, talented therapist

Cons: Space is a bit small.

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I had three massages with Tye, and each was different, because she was able to adjust her approach depending on how my body was doing on any given day. She is a practicing RN, and from my perspective this really gives her a leg up on other masseuses. Whether you are looking for deep-tissue (really deep!), a relaxation massage, or something in-between, you will be satisfied. I know because I tried all three. If you are looking for a practitioner with a deep respect for the people she works on and their bodies, look no further.

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★★★★★

I had three massages with Tye, and each was different, because she was able to adjust her approach depending on how my body was doing on any given day. She is a practicing RN, and from my perspective this really gives her a leg up on other masseuses. Whether you are looking for deep-tissue (really deep!), a relaxation massage, or something in-between, you will be satisfied. I know because I tried all three. If you are looking for a practitioner with a deep respect for the people she works on and their bodies, look no further.

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Just had my second massage with Tye--she's amazing! Deep work--really gets in and releases. A little sore afterward, but worth it. She's soothing, pleasant--and it's comforting that she's also a nurse! Easy location for parking as well.

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★★★★★

Just had my second massage with Tye--she's amazing! Deep work--really gets in and releases. A little sore afterward, but worth it. She's soothing, pleasant--and it's comforting that she's also a nurse! Easy location for parking as well.

Pros: Deep tissue, knowledgeable, pleasant environment

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Best deep tissue massage in Lynn! Although it was my only massage in Lynn, I would highly recommend Tye to anyone. Thanks!

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★★★★☆

Best deep tissue massage in Lynn! Although it was my only massage in Lynn, I would highly recommend Tye to anyone. Thanks!

Pros: friendly; comfortable environment

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I recently had my first Pre-natal massage here. It was such a great experience I didn't want it to end. Tye did such a wonderful job :) When my session was over I was wishing I had booked more time. I totally reccomend Sankofa Massage 100%. I can't wait to book another session.

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★★★★★

I recently had my first Pre-natal massage here. It was such a great experience I didn't want it to end. Tye did such a wonderful job :) When my session was over I was wishing I had booked more time. I totally reccomend Sankofa Massage 100%. I can't wait to book another session.

Pros: Warm inviting enviornment

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Tye, excellent job, your place was very warm, relaxation and a soothing atmosphere. the deep tissue was well worth it. I encourage others to just do it.....it you won't be disappointed...

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★★★★★

Tye, excellent job, your place was very warm, relaxation and a soothing atmosphere. the deep tissue was well worth it. I encourage others to just do it.....it you won't be disappointed...

Pros: total relaxation

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This was a wonderful experience that integrated a variety of relaxation/massage techniques all used to create the most beneficial, relaxing, tension releasing experience. One of the best massage experiences I've ever had!

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★★★★★

This was a wonderful experience that integrated a variety of relaxation/massage techniques all used to create the most beneficial, relaxing, tension releasing experience. One of the best massage experiences I've ever had!

Pros: Individualized experience

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I recently did a search for a massage therapist in my area and came upon this site. The reviews for Sankofa and the owner/massage therapist convinced me easily that this was a place worth checking out. I was not disappointed. I cannot find anything negative to say. Tye is very accommodating, accessible, professional, easy to speak to, very knowledgeable, talented, and skilled. Her services are very affordable and her business is easy to find. I intend on seeing her regularly for my much needed, deep tissue massage.

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★★★★★

I recently did a search for a massage therapist in my area and came upon this site. The reviews for Sankofa and the owner/massage therapist convinced me easily that this was a place worth checking out. I was not disappointed. I cannot find anything negative to say. Tye is very accommodating, accessible, professional, easy to speak to, very knowledgeable, talented, and skilled. Her services are very affordable and her business is easy to find. I intend on seeing her regularly for my much needed, deep tissue massage.

Pros: professional, skilled, knowledgeable, affordable

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Tye was great! I put down that it is a little tricky to find the location, but when I called for directions, she stayed on the line with me until she could see my car out the window. Since it was my first time getting a deep tissue massage, Tye carefully explained what to expect beforehand, and reassured me that the process is about ME, and the most important thing is my comfort. The space was very clean and professional and cozy. I greatly enjoyed my experience and scheduled my next appointment already!

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★★★★★

Tye was great! I put down that it is a little tricky to find the location, but when I called for directions, she stayed on the line with me until she could see my car out the window. Since it was my first time getting a deep tissue massage, Tye carefully explained what to expect beforehand, and reassured me that the process is about ME, and the most important thing is my comfort. The space was very clean and professional and cozy. I greatly enjoyed my experience and scheduled my next appointment already!

Pros: Intimate space, personal attention

Cons: Tricky to find

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I have been waiting for a chance to write this review. My wife and I visited sankofa in Jan 2010. It was a gift to ourselves to start the new year of right, and boy did we! Tye was to comforting, warm, and pleasant. It is small location so there was personal attention paid to us with no distractions. Immediately upon entry I felt at ease, it was warm and cozy plus the scents were not over powering at all. I Highly recommend this place to everyone! Enjoy I know I did.

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★★★★★

I have been waiting for a chance to write this review. My wife and I visited sankofa in Jan 2010. It was a gift to ourselves to start the new year of right, and boy did we! Tye was to comforting, warm, and pleasant. It is small location so there was personal attention paid to us with no distractions. Immediately upon entry I felt at ease, it was warm and cozy plus the scents were not over powering at all. I Highly recommend this place to everyone! Enjoy I know I did.

Pros: Everything!

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I got a 1 hour deep tissue massage... my first visit to Sankofa. This is a place I will definitely return! I am partial to deep tissue over relaxation massage - so this review will be for those like me out there:
Tye has great strength and pressure, which is something I look for, of course she asked if it was the right amount as she moved to a different body part. I like my massage to be somewhat uncomfortable so that the good feeling after the massage lasts for a LONG time! This massage was GREAT! I was a little sore that night, but woke up totally rejuvenated! My body was really starting to ache, and its all gone now! I will be a repeat customer for sure!

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★★★★★

I got a 1 hour deep tissue massage... my first visit to Sankofa. This is a place I will definitely return! I am partial to deep tissue over relaxation massage - so this review will be for those like me out there:
Tye has great strength and pressure, which is something I look for, of course she asked if it was the right amount as she moved to a different body part. I like my massage to be somewhat uncomfortable so that the good feeling after the massage lasts for a LONG time! This massage was GREAT! I was a little sore that night, but woke up totally rejuvenated! My body was really starting to ache, and its all gone now! I will be a repeat customer for sure!

Pros: close to suburbs, clean, good pricing, RN

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I've never felt comfortable getting a massage so when I got a gift certificate for Christmas (last year!) I kept putting off using it. All I can say now is Why Did I Wait!\r
Tye made me feel welcomed and relaxed right away. The massage was only for 1/2 hr. I'm looking forward to my next appointment and 1 hour massage!

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★★★★★

I've never felt comfortable getting a massage so when I got a gift certificate for Christmas (last year!) I kept putting off using it. All I can say now is Why Did I Wait!\r
Tye made me feel welcomed and relaxed right away. The massage was only for 1/2 hr. I'm looking forward to my next appointment and 1 hour massage!

Pros: Clean, comfortable

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I am a frequent massage client at a competitive spa, but wanted to give Sankofa a try after a friend recommended it. The deep tissue massage and reflexology treatment I received at Sankofa was one of the best!! Several years ago I injured my hands boxing; the treatment I received at Sankofa is the first ever to make my hands feel great for an extended period of time. Sankofa is absolutely fabulous!! I look forward to my next appointment.

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★★★★★

I am a frequent massage client at a competitive spa, but wanted to give Sankofa a try after a friend recommended it. The deep tissue massage and reflexology treatment I received at Sankofa was one of the best!! Several years ago I injured my hands boxing; the treatment I received at Sankofa is the first ever to make my hands feel great for an extended period of time. Sankofa is absolutely fabulous!! I look forward to my next appointment.

Pros: Reflexology

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Had seen Tye before for a foot massage, which was great. Decided to treat myself to a body massage and it was worth it. Everyone is struggling these days with work or money issues.......this is the Best thing you can do to relieve all of that stress and tension. Felt like a new person when I left. Cant wait to go back :)\r

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★★★★☆

Had seen Tye before for a foot massage, which was great. Decided to treat myself to a body massage and it was worth it. Everyone is struggling these days with work or money issues.......this is the Best thing you can do to relieve all of that stress and tension. Felt like a new person when I left. Cant wait to go back :)\r

Pros: Soooooo relaxing

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Sankofa is a beautiful, clean space and Tye is extremely professional and friendly. She is knowledgeable and warm, and I will definitely be going back there!

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★★★★★

Sankofa is a beautiful, clean space and Tye is extremely professional and friendly. She is knowledgeable and warm, and I will definitely be going back there!

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This was my first massage and a great experience. I wasn't sure what to expect, but Tye let me know up front exactly what to expect. Her storefront studio is well decorated - a great place to relax. She communicated throughout (minimally) just to make sure I was ok.

I would recommend Sankofa to anyone without reservation - though you do NEED a reservation before showing up.

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★★★★★

This was my first massage and a great experience. I wasn't sure what to expect, but Tye let me know up front exactly what to expect. Her storefront studio is well decorated - a great place to relax. She communicated throughout (minimally) just to make sure I was ok.

I would recommend Sankofa to anyone without reservation - though you do NEED a reservation before showing up.

Pros: professional, great ambience,

Cons: none I can think of

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I was very comfortable talking with and getting a massage from Tye. In talking with her before the massage began, I was able to describe to her what I was looking for--and she got it exactly right. During the massage I was able to relax and completely zone out and found it easy to tell her if it was too much or too little. I will be back!

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★★★★★

I was very comfortable talking with and getting a massage from Tye. In talking with her before the massage began, I was able to describe to her what I was looking for--and she got it exactly right. During the massage I was able to relax and completely zone out and found it easy to tell her if it was too much or too little. I will be back!

Pros: A comfortable place to have the perfect massage for you!

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Sankofa Massage is one of only a few places that I have truly fell enjoyed receiving a massage from. Tye (Owner/Massage Therapist/All Around Sweet Person) is respect and sensitive to not just my stated needs for the appointment but often reads my body well to work out areas of stress and knotting that I did not know existed. Every time I go, I learn new things about my body and how the muscles, gravity, and skeleton interact. She's gentle in terms of aligning the body and placing in a position into which it can be worked on, but provides exhilirating deep-tissue massage that reenergizes my entire body. Her decorum and her personality provide a reflective and warm environment which allows clients to feel comfortable and relax so the work itself is proven even more effective.

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★★★★★

Sankofa Massage is one of only a few places that I have truly fell enjoyed receiving a massage from. Tye (Owner/Massage Therapist/All Around Sweet Person) is respect and sensitive to not just my stated needs for the appointment but often reads my body well to work out areas of stress and knotting that I did not know existed. Every time I go, I learn new things about my body and how the muscles, gravity, and skeleton interact. She's gentle in terms of aligning the body and placing in a position into which it can be worked on, but provides exhilirating deep-tissue massage that reenergizes my entire body. Her decorum and her personality provide a reflective and warm environment which allows clients to feel comfortable and relax so the work itself is proven even more effective.

Pros: Thorough, High-Quality, and Just Downright Amazing

Cons: None that I can think of

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If you are looking for the perfect massage look no further than 44 Ocean St. in Lynn at Sankofa. Owner and masseuse, Tye, was completely in tune with my body's needs. Although she had never done work on me before it was if she knew exactly where my trouble spots were and applied the perfect amount of pressure during the entire session. The space is super clean and elegant (not to mention relaxing) and Tye makes every effort to keep you comfortable... she even asked if I enjoyed relaxing aroma or I preferred no scents. You got to check it out!!

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are looking for the perfect massage look no further than 44 Ocean St. in Lynn at Sankofa. Owner and masseuse, Tye, was completely in tune with my body's needs. Although she had never done work on me before it was if she knew exactly where my trouble spots were and applied the perfect amount of pressure during the entire session. The space is super clean and elegant (not to mention relaxing) and Tye makes every effort to keep you comfortable... she even asked if I enjoyed relaxing aroma or I preferred no scents. You got to check it out!!

Pros: 5 star massage, beautiful space, great price!

Cons: Can't think of a single con except you might get addicted!

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From the moment you walk into Sankofa Tye makes you feel totally comfortable. Her massage was great-Ive been to many therapists and the comfort level far exceeds most.

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★★★★★

From the moment you walk into Sankofa Tye makes you feel totally comfortable. Her massage was great-Ive been to many therapists and the comfort level far exceeds most.

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I love massages, but hate going to someone new. I found Tye by searching for someone near my home. What a great result! Tye is attentive, hears what you are saying, and has a beautifully calming demeanor. She not only asked what I was looking for, but really heard what I said, and tailored the massage to my needs. She is both personable and professional. I will be going to my second appointment this weekend, and plan on going to Tye regularly.

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★★★★★

I love massages, but hate going to someone new. I found Tye by searching for someone near my home. What a great result! Tye is attentive, hears what you are saying, and has a beautifully calming demeanor. She not only asked what I was looking for, but really heard what I said, and tailored the massage to my needs. She is both personable and professional. I will be going to my second appointment this weekend, and plan on going to Tye regularly.

Pros: easy parking, relaxation near the ocean

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What prompted my initial call to Tye was winning a free half-hour massage. My husband had told me for years that I should try massage therapy for my back and upper shoulders, but, of course, I always procrastinated because it always seemed a little outside of my comfort level to be lying on a couch while someone was kneading by muscles. However, I happened to tell him about winning, and he never stopped ??bugging? me about going so I finally gave in, and I have to say it was the best thing I ever did for myself. Tye is so gracious and such a beautiful person ?? inside and out. She put me at ease from the first moment we met, and her wonderful abilities to relieve my body of the pain that has many times made me nauseous is just short of miraculous. I am a much happier person having met Tye, and I would recommend her therapeutic ministrations to anyone who is experiencing pain or stress in their lives.

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★★★★★

What prompted my initial call to Tye was winning a free half-hour massage. My husband had told me for years that I should try massage therapy for my back and upper shoulders, but, of course, I always procrastinated because it always seemed a little outside of my comfort level to be lying on a couch while someone was kneading by muscles. However, I happened to tell him about winning, and he never stopped ??bugging? me about going so I finally gave in, and I have to say it was the best thing I ever did for myself. Tye is so gracious and such a beautiful person ?? inside and out. She put me at ease from the first moment we met, and her wonderful abilities to relieve my body of the pain that has many times made me nauseous is just short of miraculous. I am a much happier person having met Tye, and I would recommend her therapeutic ministrations to anyone who is experiencing pain or stress in their lives.

Pros: So soothing

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I would recommend getting a massage here to anyone! It's an amazing, relaxing experience. I feel great afterwards. I've been to many massage therapists and this is one place I keep coming back for more.

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★★★★★

I would recommend getting a massage here to anyone! It's an amazing, relaxing experience. I feel great afterwards. I've been to many massage therapists and this is one place I keep coming back for more.

Pros: plenty of parking, professional, relaxing

Cons: some distractions in the office with noise sometimes

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I starting going to Sankofa due to pain in my neck and between my shoulder blades due to a highly stressful work environment. Now that I'm in a different environment, I love to make an appointment at Sankofa as part of a virtual spa day I create for myself. I fast beforehand and after leaving I drink water, eat fresh fruits and put aside time to pray and meditate. \r
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sankofa: \r
1. Superb professionalism and attention paid to the customer's entire well being \r
2. Obvious superiority of technical training in various massage techniques \r
3. Relaxing atmosphere that instantly starts to relieve stress before massage even starts \r
4. A variety of services available to relieve soreness from workouts, tension from stress or overzealous \r
stretching, etc. \r
5. The therapist's/owners' personal devotion to health, fitness and spiritual growth (truly, calmness and clarity of Purpose makes a difference; it's the difference between Sankofa and other places I've been...) \r
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Really, I could go on. \r
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When times are tough, we cut back on doing things for ourself when this is precisely the time for maintaining (or initiating) self care. If you can, I definitely recommend Sankofa for yourself. I really like the back and shoulder or the deep tissue.

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★★★★★

I starting going to Sankofa due to pain in my neck and between my shoulder blades due to a highly stressful work environment. Now that I'm in a different environment, I love to make an appointment at Sankofa as part of a virtual spa day I create for myself. I fast beforehand and after leaving I drink water, eat fresh fruits and put aside time to pray and meditate. \r
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I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sankofa: \r
1. Superb professionalism and attention paid to the customer's entire well being \r
2. Obvious superiority of technical training in various massage techniques \r
3. Relaxing atmosphere that instantly starts to relieve stress before massage even starts \r
4. A variety of services available to relieve soreness from workouts, tension from stress or overzealous \r
stretching, etc. \r
5. The therapist's/owners' personal devotion to health, fitness and spiritual growth (truly, calmness and clarity of Purpose makes a difference; it's the difference between Sankofa and other places I've been...) \r
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Really, I could go on. \r
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When times are tough, we cut back on doing things for ourself when this is precisely the time for maintaining (or initiating) self care. If you can, I definitely recommend Sankofa for yourself. I really like the back and shoulder or the deep tissue.

Pros: Plenty of parking, nice atmosphere

Cons: I have to drive, but it's soooo worth it

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I've known Tye for many years even as she was in massage school. I've received massages from Tye while she was a massage student and also a licensed professional and all of my sessions have always been great. Before starting a massage, she consults with you to better understand what your ailments are and will make suggestions as she seems fit. She wants to ensure that she gives all of her clients a full customized experience. Tye is a master at her profession and her knowledge base includes a variety of massage techniques that ranges from the traditional to the non-traditional. Tye is a consummate professional. Her demeanor is both warm and calming. She will put you at ease the moment you meet her. I highly recommend a massage from Sankofa Massage. You'll be sure to return!

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★★★★★

I've known Tye for many years even as she was in massage school. I've received massages from Tye while she was a massage student and also a licensed professional and all of my sessions have always been great. Before starting a massage, she consults with you to better understand what your ailments are and will make suggestions as she seems fit. She wants to ensure that she gives all of her clients a full customized experience. Tye is a master at her profession and her knowledge base includes a variety of massage techniques that ranges from the traditional to the non-traditional. Tye is a consummate professional. Her demeanor is both warm and calming. She will put you at ease the moment you meet her. I highly recommend a massage from Sankofa Massage. You'll be sure to return!

Pros: Great massages and customer service, willing to work with your schedule

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I have only good things to say about Sankofa Massage. Tye is wonderful and she specializes her massages to your specific needs. I love the reflexology on my feet and I don't like my feet to be touched! It is a nice quiet environment so it is very easy to relax and just drift off into complete relaxation. She gives a discount on multiple massages which you don't see at other massage studios. I would highly recommend Tye for your ultimate massage experience.

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★★★★★

I have only good things to say about Sankofa Massage. Tye is wonderful and she specializes her massages to your specific needs. I love the reflexology on my feet and I don't like my feet to be touched! It is a nice quiet environment so it is very easy to relax and just drift off into complete relaxation. She gives a discount on multiple massages which you don't see at other massage studios. I would highly recommend Tye for your ultimate massage experience.

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It's not often that I walk away from anything raving to everyone I know. From the moment I sat down with Tye I felt relaxed. Her calming demeanor and warm personality were a prelude to the massage that followed. I appreciated her checking in regarding the pressure, since my left side is normally filled with tension, and her follow-up after the massage was nice. I felt like a million bucks when I left. I can't say enough about the woman and the massage. Thank you!

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★★★★★

It's not often that I walk away from anything raving to everyone I know. From the moment I sat down with Tye I felt relaxed. Her calming demeanor and warm personality were a prelude to the massage that followed. I appreciated her checking in regarding the pressure, since my left side is normally filled with tension, and her follow-up after the massage was nice. I felt like a million bucks when I left. I can't say enough about the woman and the massage. Thank you!

Pros: Evening Appointments

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I have tried many therapists over the years. Because of Tye's therapy I don't have to bother my son, Dr. Scott (Chiropractor) with ""Please fix my neck; please fix my back...? all the time. Type's therapy has enabled me to keep my body well-maintained and pain free. I enjoy the deep tissue work and I am planning on trying some of Tye's other techniques.

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★★★★★

I have tried many therapists over the years. Because of Tye's therapy I don't have to bother my son, Dr. Scott (Chiropractor) with ""Please fix my neck; please fix my back...? all the time. Type's therapy has enabled me to keep my body well-maintained and pain free. I enjoy the deep tissue work and I am planning on trying some of Tye's other techniques.

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Sankofa Massage is amazing!! I had the worst back pain from stress, and Tye got my knots out. She's great!! I highly recommend a one-hour massage with Tye. She's knowledgeable about her craft. Her rates are very reasonable, and her hours are flexible! You will be happy with your massage. Sankofa -- check it out!

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★★★★★

Sankofa Massage is amazing!! I had the worst back pain from stress, and Tye got my knots out. She's great!! I highly recommend a one-hour massage with Tye. She's knowledgeable about her craft. Her rates are very reasonable, and her hours are flexible! You will be happy with your massage. Sankofa -- check it out!

Pros: affordable, flexible, and there's plenty of parking; Tye is wonderful

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I've had messages at other places and nothing compared to Tye... She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. She has magical hands. Not only do you leave there knot free, but you leave there happier and more at peace then you came in. I recommend Sankofa to everyone.

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★★★★★

I've had messages at other places and nothing compared to Tye... She makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. She has magical hands. Not only do you leave there knot free, but you leave there happier and more at peace then you came in. I recommend Sankofa to everyone.

Pros: The best massage in The North Shore

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HI, So I love massage, I get them when ever I can afford them and even when I can,t. I am 40 years old and workout regularly: take spin 3 times a week, lift 3 times a week, attend yoga classes and white water raft. Needless to say my body hurts at the end of the day and massages are just the thing to help my body recover from the stress I put it through. Tye at Sankofa Massage and Bodywork is just the woman for the job. She has an intuitive sense where those real tender muscles are and knows how to soothe them and guide them into deep relaxation. She also knows when to back off when those muscles are particularly tight and sensitive. I appreciate that Tye is communicative and checks in with me regarding the pressure she is applying, which can range from very deep to gentle. I can't say enough good things about Tye's skills as a massage therapist and she has gotten better with each massage I have received. The only reason I did not give her a 5 star rating was because her space is located within another office, so the massage space is louder then I would like. I will say that once the massage starts I rarely notice the noise because I am so relaxed. So book that massage with Tye at Sankofa Massage and Bodywork, your body will be thankful.

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★★★★☆

HI, So I love massage, I get them when ever I can afford them and even when I can,t. I am 40 years old and workout regularly: take spin 3 times a week, lift 3 times a week, attend yoga classes and white water raft. Needless to say my body hurts at the end of the day and massages are just the thing to help my body recover from the stress I put it through. Tye at Sankofa Massage and Bodywork is just the woman for the job. She has an intuitive sense where those real tender muscles are and knows how to soothe them and guide them into deep relaxation. She also knows when to back off when those muscles are particularly tight and sensitive. I appreciate that Tye is communicative and checks in with me regarding the pressure she is applying, which can range from very deep to gentle. I can't say enough good things about Tye's skills as a massage therapist and she has gotten better with each massage I have received. The only reason I did not give her a 5 star rating was because her space is located within another office, so the massage space is louder then I would like. I will say that once the massage starts I rarely notice the noise because I am so relaxed. So book that massage with Tye at Sankofa Massage and Bodywork, your body will be thankful.

Pros: Tye's hands

Cons: Massage space

 

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