It is a pleasure to write a recommendation for someone who is truly outstanding at their work, and Shawn Bates is such a person. I’ve had massages from many therapists, but Shawn Bates has both the most extensive knowledge of nerves, muscles, injuries, etc. and an incredible talent at putting that knowledge to use through her hands. I have an arthritis-like illness and Shawn has, time after time, treated pain and soreness giving me remarkable relief. There is simply no comparison between a massage with Shawn Bates and with anybody else I’ve encountered! Her combination of natural talent, caring and advanced education result in remarkable therapy far better than the usual massage.