senseofyou

relaxation, enjoyment, and therapeutic benefits

Based in Woonsocket, RI

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $80

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

Deep Tissue, Shiatsu & 16 other techniques

16 testimonials

Overview

I am a licensed, 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

Rates
In-studio 60 min. $80
  90 min. $120

  • Cash, Check, Paypal accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
  • Discounts available for first-time clients, military veterans, students, repeat clients, senior citizens, birthdays, emergency workers
About him

I have 15 years of training and experience. I graduated from a 615 hour program at Spa Tech Institute in Westboro, MA, in 2002. I also have 23 years of yoga experience, and incorporate some of my knowledge of those kind of stretches into the massage. I love what I do and people tell me that they can feel that. What brings me the most happiness and the most enjoyment... is making YOU feel happiness and enjoyment from the massage. I promise that's not just a "line" either, I really mean it. I want the massage to make you feel good, improve your flexiblilty and range of motion, make exercise easier and more enjoyable, your love life more enjoyable...in fact I want it to impact every area of your life in a positive way, because I don't think anyone can argue that your physical body is with you wherever you go. Also I would like to mention that my massage space is private, clean, and quiet, with only light background noise on occasion, and with relaxing music. If ever you have a suggestion for improving the ambiance I will consider it. I practice from home, in a good neighborhood, and with free parking. Shower available if you need it.

Additional info

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

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

Certifications: Rhode Island #MT01656

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

Feb. 02, 2017

By Ted in Cumberland, RI

When I first started going to Paul he made me feel very relaxed and comfortable and this has continued which each visit. Paul is a polite and friendly guy who lets you talk or just relax and savor his variations of touch and technique. His methods have a wide range and what he does with his knees is close to nirvana!!! From head to toe your body will feel his strong and gentle touch and he will ply your body in different ways to loosen up all the muscles and joints. When I left there the first time I felt like jello but even for days after, my body was much more relaxed and loose. Every time has been the same with Paul. If you do go, you must do the 90 minute massage and 60 minutes is not enough!!! As an added attraction , Paul is extremely easy on the eyes and in great shape himself. Treat yourself to a great massage once and you will make him a regular .

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Dec. 20, 2016, in Cumberland, 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

Oct. 26, 2016

By joe in Oxford, MA

Paul did an amazing job. He used a combination of techniques from pressure point to stretching to full body rub. It was a great experience.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 26, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Light to medium 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 21, 2016

By BostonGM in Jamaica Plain, MA

I'm so glad I had business to do on the south shore in MA, so I took the opportunity to book ahead a massage with Paul in RI. It was about 30 miles from home but well worth the trip and I will be back. I noticed in a previous review that he used his knees as part of the massage technique and I had this done in California one time which is beneficial for very tight areas. The coconut oil he used was great and I appreciated the time he spent on feet, scalp and face which many masseurs neglect. It was an excellent thorough massage and the use of his knees on my tight areas and legs was perfect. I felt great the rest of the day and drank more water than usual which he recommended. I look forward to returning soon.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: June 16, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Oil used; Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 16, 2016

By Sir in Franklin, MA

ok I saw his ad and I liked how he kept the focus of his ad on me. He was busy the when i wanted but was free the next day . I got the time i like and i went to his house and it was great easy to find and safe. I went into the room and he asked me if i wanted water and how was i doing ? and he meant it the kid meant it. then we got the massage started and he knew what he was doing and for the fist 30 minutes I was in heaven he did my feet legs and knew how to stay focused on my body. He was great and I will go back and I left feeling way better

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 17, 2016, in Providence, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 4.5 / 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

May 23, 2016

By Paul in Pawtucket, RI

Paul is one of the most intuitive masseurs I've ever encountered and managed to find areas I didn't even know needed work. He is incredibly nice as well. I wish I could see him more often, but will definitely be a regular client when I can.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: March 18, 2016, in Cumberland, 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, 2016

By FirstTimer in Bridgewater, MA

I had a wonderful Massage Therapist that I was going to, but he is in the process of stopping for what ever reason. I didn't think I could find anyone as qualified as him. Wow was I wrong! I came across Paul's description, and I thought well, I am going to give him a try, he seems to have a lot of the same styles as my other Massage Therapist, and he is a REAL Massage Therapist, not just someone who gives you a nice back rub. I emailed him and he responded quickly, with a very kind email. I decided that I was going to give him a try. Well Let me tell you, I hit the jack pot! When i first met him he asked me about any special areas of concern or any areas that were highly painful. He had some aroma therapy going, he had asked me before we meet if there was a certain blend that I like, and he had that going. I was greeted by this kind young man who is probably around my age or so. He asked me if I had any allergies, or preferences to the oil or cream he used. I had asked for a 60 minutes appointment, and we started. He had such a range of techniques. He focused a lot on my back, which is very bad. He was able to hold a conversation, and I asked him some questions I thought that he might be able to help me with, and sure enough he had some answers for me about different places in RI that might be helpful to me. He used a great range of pressure, and at one point used his knee/lower leg and his body weight to press on my spine, it was really amazing. I got a lot of healing out of this and I will be returning again. I have found my new massage therapist. He even went over the 60 minutes, honestly, I don't know how long he went over, but it was by a lot.. I am tell you, that you have to check him out, He is just amazing, and everything you read in the other 5 star reviews that are posted before mine, I agree with everything they say. I could go one forever. I left feeling so much better with less pain, and a new place to go for my Massage Therapy, plus I feel like I made a new friend who I could talk to and understood what I was going through and really cared. Don't pass him up. He is the real deal and more!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: May 18, 2016, in Cumberland, RI (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/90 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 Ty 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