Below you will find a selection of testimonials from Clients about their experience of working with me at The Loft.
Sensitive, talented, attentive, supportive, clear, warm hearted – that’s why I go to Joe. A NO HANDSMassage from Joe leaves me more centred, balanced, soothed, connected, energised. I go home feeling nourished, aware and wanting to return very, very soon. I came to her recommended and I’m more than happy to do the same. SH Massage Loyalty client
I appreciate your holistic approach and understand that Massage is a mind, body and spirit thing. LL Massage Loyalty Client – NO HANDS Massage
As a chiropractor I understand the importance of body work on our health and wellbeing and how wonderful it feels to let go of tension in our bodies. I recently went to The Loft for a few sessions to help with my preparation for the London Marathon and to help me re-adjust afterwards.
Having a busy lifestyle and with marathon training on top, the sessions gave a great opportunity to fully and deeply relax, unwind muscles and to feel more present. As well as great preparation and recovery from the race, I experienced a wonderful calmness both during and after the sessions.
Joanne is an excellent therapist and the whole treatment experience was enjoyable, nurturing and holistic. I am happy to recommend Joanne and NO HANDSMassage to anyone who wants to further their connection to themselves and to progress their healing journey. Dave Hill, Brighter Life Chiropractic
After visiting Joe I always feel calm, relaxed and refreshed – everyone needs the Calm Work’s magic in their life! Rachel – Massage Loyalty Client
I would describe your approach as being very friendly, warm and efficient. Your ability to creation environment where I can completely relax and “let go” is very much appreciated. GW Massage Pass – NO HANDS Massage
I was fortunate to be given a Calm Works giftcard for Christmas and I can honestly say it is one of the best gifts I’ve ever been given! I am disabled and during the pre-massage consultation Joe was quick to understand my needs and tailor made my massage to suit my requirements. Joe was so understanding and kind and her serenity is oddly contagious! The massage itself was wonderful, my body felt amazingly good and I experienced a level of relaxation that is very unusual in my world! I would highly recommend Calm Works to anyone. Gift Voucher client
Within minutes of beginning the massage I can feel the tension melting away. It is both a physical and mental release – time out from hectic life & space to just be without doing or thinking. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve been so relaxed I’ve drifted off to sleep but that is how comfortable Joe makes you feel. Even during my pregnancy Joe adapted her techniques using her varied repertoire to work on my body safely so I could still benefit from the much needed therapy. RR Pregnancy Massage client & NO HANDS Massage
My experience with Joe at The Loft is a much more personal experience, all about me and I don’t feel as though I’m on a production line CW Massage Loyalty client
Thai Table Massage. I loved the gentle, deep stretching that works with the breath; this helped me to get further and deeper into the moves. I enjoyed the feeling a whole body “workout” which was at the same time incredible relaxing and calming. Sally Duffin – Nutrition in York
Before coming to Joe most of my Massage experiences were at spas, You certainly notice the difference going to someone who is so focused and well-trained in Massage. I get a feel of how highly you rate Massage and that your Client’s health and well-being is important to you, not just a job. That encourages me to take it more seriously. Also The Loft is like a little, warm oasis of calm despite being so centrally located :) RC Massage Client NO HANDS Massage & Therapeutic MassageA NO HANDS Massage treatment with Joe is such a treat for the mind body and soul; with a tailor made treatment incorporating your individual choice of techniques, pressure, oil, desired feelings and outcomes, choice of music….. nothing is left to chance. Joe takes time to sit down and talk you through your wants and wishes from the treatment that is co-created between herself, the therapist and her client. Joe has created a wonderful space in The Loft – an oasis of calm, with a healing spirit which is almost palpable – a welcome escape! Sarah Massage PassThe Immersion came at a great time as my breastfeeding relationship with my daughter had
just come to a natural end and so it felt really positive to be investing in myself. A definitely mind shift! Overall my back definitely continues to feel better and stronger. I feel more flexible and have a greater sense of well being….. a regular dose of TLC is really important for keeping my back and other bits healthy! Massage Immersion OB, York
I found the Thai Table Massage deeply relaxing. I was able to drop into a meditative, calm interior space very quickly and remained there throughout. Joe’s slow, steady, respectful approach is just right and the deep pressure of the Thai Table Massage certainly works for me. The music, the temperature, the incense, the room, the massage, everything was very good. Sophie Carr, Yoga Teacher , York
Thai Massage Being fully clothed provides a different experience to most Massages. There is a freedom it brings the body when being moved in different directions. What it makes me think of is the flexibility that a baby has. Odd analogy I know when a baby is being dressed its’ body is loose and trusting of the adult,therefore moves and flexes in amazing ways. When I give myself over to the Table, the process and Joe as the expert this is what I am able to experience and feel within my body. Jules Wyman – Positive Belief
The 2nd time I visited Joe, I told her that after my first experience I could not remember walking to my hotel in York as I felt like I was floating on air. In an environment where recommendations are vital to our well being I cannot recommend Calm Works highly enough. You will certainly not be disappointed and I guarantee you will return. Thank you for an invigorating experience Joe. Robert – NO HANDS Massage
I found my session with Joe profoundly relaxing and enjoyable. Her space is beautiful, and creates an oasis of calm away from frenetic everyday life. Joe is very thorough and perceptive in her approach with clients. It is lovely to feel that you are in the very competent hands of someone who cares deeply and understands. I love what Joe does – I just wish I had time for more treatments! Tracy – NO HANDS Massage
I found it very calming. After each treatment I slept incredibly well. Without question I would not hesitate to recommend this treatment ; it’s a great experience. Indian Head Massage CS
Joe is calm and efficient and has a great, balanced energy that is transferred whilst the Massage is taking place. After each Massage I came away feeling relaxed, focused and had a real sense of well-being. I would not hesitate in recommending a course of Chair Massage with Joe. Owen Turner – United By DesignLots of relevant, interesting information and ideas in a relaxing atmosphere. I feel like I havedifferent ideas to take home and try out – Thank You! Sleep Easy WorkshopI found the whole workshop excellent, but personally found the taking time out for yourself relaxation exercise absolutely wonderful and have incorporated into my regular routines. Mindfulness is a wonderful thing. KO Energy Workshop
Really nice balance of information, discussion, practice and suggestions. Feeling inspired tomake some changes! Sleep Easy Workshop
I hope that these will have given you a flavour of how you might benefit from working with me at The Loft and if you feel like I am the Massage Therapist or Mindfulness Practitioner for you then do get in touch via the Contact Joe page.