Massage by Paul

Based in Woonsocket, RI

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $80

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu & 15 other techniques

10 testimonials

Overview

I am a licensed, LGBT friendly professional massage therapist and energy healer. I use a combination of the best massage techniques combined with energy healing that will reduce your stress and bring total relaxation and enjoyment. Massage is a vital component to health and well being, and can even make exercise not only easier but more enjoyable. Energy healing is an awesome way to compliment this work. To help you... meet your goals I can offer special package deals tailored for you. I can also help you deal with chronic tension in a specific area if that is your goal.

I use swedish, deep tissue, compressions, pressure points, sports, esalen, yoga stretches, etc. along with energy work/healing that may include reiki, chakra balancing, tactile imaging, etc. based on both knowledgeable and intuitive assessment, with various levels of alternating pressure and precision. I also practice a form of compression and thai massage that everyone tells me is unique, using my knees--that they literally haven't experienced elsewhere. I have devised this based on more traditional techniques but utilizing control and balance gained through my yoga practice. I will always work within your comfort level however,regardless of technique or whether the massage is for relaxation/enjoyment or chronic tension and stress.

Location

Based in Woonsocket, RI 02895 Mobile services within 25 miles

Massage Pricing
In-studio 60 min. $80
  90 min. $120

  • Cash, Check, Paypal accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for first-time clients, military veterans, students, repeat clients, senior citizens, birthdays, emergency workers
Additional info

Techniques: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Chair massage, Conscious Breathwork, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shiatsu, Sports, Swedish, Thai, Trigger Point

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Tea, Heated Massage Table, Private Restroom, Soft Drinks, Free Parking, Hot Towels, Music, Candles, Aromatherapy Enhanced

Mobile extras: Massage Table, Heated Massage Table, Aromatherapy Enhanced

Additional services: Hydrotherapy, Meditation coaching, Personal coaching, Yoga instruction

Affiliations: National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Education

Jan. 2000 - March 2002

Massage Certified

Spa Tech Institute, Westborough, MA, Westborough, MA


Testimonials

Dec. 03, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

This was my third opportunity to be in the hands of this amazing masseur. You will find Paul to be extremely knowledgeable about the human body -- and yet there is more to the massage. Paul describes himself as a "healer" and it is true. What that means practically, in part, is that Paul approaches each client in a thoughtful, holistic and even spiritual way. He is deeply motivated to bring deep well-being and physical benefit, along with acknowledging that bodies are integrated with souls, with personal histories, with cares. He has knees that knead, fingers and hands that assess and treat your problem areas precisely, and a heart that cares. You will be welcomed with warmth; you'll be treated like a prince; afterwards, you'll be walking on the clouds. Paul's positive energy is transformative for your body and soul. It's why I keep coming back. Worth the trip to Woonsocket!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Nov. 18, 2017, in Woonsocket, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 30, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

I am writing this review fully six weeks after my 2nd massage with Paul. And, I am still stunned that the deep power of Paul's touch is still felt. Yes, there was immediate relief of pain and a huge gain of agility and balance. There was the cumulative benefit of going to him twice in the space of five days. But there was and is something more restorative and healing with this gifted masseur. It's a combination of caring and empathizing. It was adjusting of my muscles and my mind. Paul's gifts and abilities work at emotional and even spiritual levels -- something that sets him far and away above so many others. Weeks later, I am looking back on that massage and amazed that it has continuing impact.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: May 23, 2017, in Woonsocket, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

May 19, 2017

By G.S.T. in Sunnyvale, CA

Paul is amazing, truly amazing. I have had hundreds of massages from many masseurs -- and Paul is easily in the top three for a lot of reasons. I'll key off the word "authentic," meaning that the massage and energy work he does is from the inner recesses of his heart. That has formed a man who is fully aware of himself and his senses -- and it equips him to be in tune with your sensory experience. The authenticity has motivated him to be extremely knowledgeable about bodies and to confidently use his own to accomplish deep and meaningful muscle work. He genuinely wants to help you feel better and accrue all of the benefits of massage. To that end, he is an authentic communicator as well. He'll send you a special link when you book an appointment with excellent resources to help you gain even more from massage. And, if you wish for conversation, you will find Paul engaging and authentic. When I laid down on his massage table, I was sore from a long drive. But his work on my neck and shoulders has reduced the pain, tenseness and restored a range of motion. Paul's knees get into the action as well -- and in a remarkable and effective way. Paul has the depth, the knowledge, the personal commitment, the mastery of various approaches/techniques, and the attentiveness to care for your needs (offering water, a shower, etc. in a genuinely warm and helpful way). I cannot recommend anyone more highly. Wow!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 18, 2017, in Woonsocket, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

April 27, 2017

By DaveM in Shrewsbury, MA

Paul is an outstanding individual, very centered and grounded in what he does. His style of massage includes a variety of techniques to include Reiki, Esalen, and Yoga stretching to name a few. His technique and delivery are expert and intuitive demonstrating an excellent working knowledge of both body and energy work. It is clear that Paul enjoys what he does as is evidenced by his ability to deliver an outstanding experience for his client. I have experience with energy work and have been getting massage for over 20 years and I can honestly say that Paul's was one of the best I have ever had. I would recommend him to anyone from the novice first timer to the experienced connoisseur. I will definitely be going back soon.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: April 27, 2017, in Woonsocket, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 22, 2016

By Ron in Providence, RI

After several visits to Paul for massage therapy, I feel it’s time for me to write a review.
Paul is very sensitive and intuitive. As he massages, he appraises and assesses which parts of the body need special attention. He stays in touch with his client, making sure that both he and the person being massaged are in sync with one another. He has strong hands, and the pressure he uses is geared to each individual. He is friendly, clean, and provides his therapy in a safe environment, using comforting music and soothing oils. His rates are reasonable, and worth every penny. He concentrates on the individual customer at all times, and is respectful and in tune with the person’s needs. I’ve had my own health issues, and he takes them into consideration as he massages the tender, sore muscles that require special attention. He concentrates on specific needs, and you can feel his sensitivity and spiritual nature as he is a nurturing, compassionate human being. I have only been to a few masseurs, but he is definitely of the highest caliber in my book. A+++++

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: June 21, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 21, 2016

By Jove in West Warwick, RI

Paul was very welcoming and asked me if I had any problem areas I wanted him to concentrate on. He also asked what type of pressure I preferred. I told him I was looking for some deep tissue work and pressure point massage. I also asked for the special knee work that others had raved about. Well, Paul did every modality that I requested, and the entire massage was phenomenal! He worked on every muscle group on my body, with just the perfect amount of pressure in each area. What he does with his knees is very therapeutic and really loosens things up a lot. I enjoyed the work on my face, head and neck, as well. The massage came to a close with some gentle Swedish massage work that truly relaxed me. When I left there, I felt like I was walking on air and I felt really loose and relaxed for many days, afterward. I look forward to returning for another massage, very soon! I highly recommend Paul!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: June 08, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium to deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3.5 / 5

June 01, 2016

By FirstTimer in Bridgewater, MA

Paul is just amazing! I know that I have found the only person I need for a massage. This was my second time getting a massage, and I leave like a different person. Paul uses such a wide range of techniques that I have not seen before, he did a lot more stretching with me this time for my lower back that felt wonderful, since my lower back is in chronic pain. Not only do I find that my physical pain is lessen, but I feel very safe, and my body dismorphia just seems not to be an issue as he is so kind and caring. Being an overweight man, he treated me with great respect and didn't try to over charge me afterwards like one massage therapist did. Due to abuse of various kinds a massage is something that can be difficult for me, but I find my self leaving feeling a little bit more whole and a little more able to allow someone to give me a healthy touch that is healing and relaxing with out having flash backs. He check in with me various times about pressure, and had numerous aroma therapy oils. He is so well educated and just a really down to earth nice guy. I don't think you could go wrong. Especially if you have body dismorphia, or any fear of touch like me.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: June 01, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 27, 2014

By Mark in Coventry, RI

I have been a regular client of Paul's for the past three years and I will not go to any other massage therapist. Paul always greets me with a smile. He is a genuinely nice, considerate guy who has the most amazing massage skills I have ever experienced.

Each session always begins by asking if there are any trouble spots that need to worked upon. Throughout the session, Paul is always asking how the pressure is and if more or less is needed. He has an intuitive sense as to what muscles are tense and need to be addressed.

Paul uses a variety of massage techniques such as Esalen and deep tissue. He is also one of the few therapists that incorporates assisted stretching into his routine. It is a wonderful addition.

His space is warm and comfortable; clean, professional and welcoming. A massage by Paul will be a rewarding experience that will take you to a relaxing place like no other.

No. of appts.: 6

Most recent appt.: Oct. 23, 2014, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 02, 2014

By Mike in Cranston, RI

I have been getting massages for about 15 years now and have been searching for the perfect therapist for me. I found Paul a little over a year ago and have been seeing him twice a month since. He is by far the best I've seen, ever!!!
Paul is extremely caring and intuitive and knows when to deliver the perfect combination of deep pressure soothing strokes.
Paul is more than a masseur. He has the gift of a true healer for the body and mind. His massage brings me to a place where all my pains and troubles disappear for the 90 min I am on his table and stays with me for the rest of the day. It's more like a 90 min hug. You can feel the positive energy he shares with every movement.

No. of appts.: 5

Most recent appt.: Sept. 26, 2014, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Sept. 27, 2014

By T in Framingham, MA

Paul has excellent technique. His touch is very intuitive and he knew just where to apply pressure and how much. He checked in often to make sure I was comfortable, warm enough, and the massage was to my liking. I was able to let completely go and allow his hands to relax my body and soul. I felt so refreshed and calm afterwards.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Sept. 26, 2014, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 3 / 5