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Testimonials

Deborah has been a real blessing in my life. Her expert knowledge about the body and her skills as a therapist have helped me feel better living with injuries. She has a knowing of how the structure of the body is all connected and has helped align me in ways that have helped me move more comfortably. I'm glad I discovered her! ~Chris T

 

Deborah is fantastic!!!! I visited her for prenatal massage throughout both of my pregnancies. She is amazing! I always left feeling so relaxed. The massage helped heal my aches and left me feeling more prepared for labor and delivery. ~Erin K

 

Deborah does incredible massage. And she also is a terrific Pilates instructor. I notice other reviews focus on massage, so I'll say a few things about Pilates. I've been seeing her for several years.
Deborah helps me meet my goals and then challenges me to push to the next level
She varies the exercises we do each session. That keeps things more interesting and it also helps work more areas of my body.
She finds exercises that help me address areas where I have some challenges - a torn rotator cuff, for example. The exercises we do have helped me strengthen the muscles in that area so that I can function pretty well again.
She's really knowledgeable. If we're trying to work a particular area and I can't do one exercise very well. She knows others that will help accomplish the same goal.
She helps me understand the why behind a particular exercise we might be doing.
Also, she's really nice. ~David B

 

Wonderful massage! Will return! 
I met Deborah, "Dee", when she visited the Carlsbad Running Center in August 2016. As a runner and a person who works at a computer all day, I have a lot of tight spots and I treat myself to massages about once a month. I wasn't 100% happy with the massage chain I've been going to lately so it was perfect that I met Dee and made an appointment here!  
The studio is conveniently located near Carlsbad Village in a small building with a few different businesses inside. Dee's studio is decorated in a very comfortable and relaxing style.
The massage was an amazing combination of the best deep tissue + sports massage I've ever had! It was relaxing at some points and at other times it felt really good to work out the tight areas in my shoulders and legs. I was very impressed with Dee's expertise. Also, the aromatherapy was very nice!  I left the massage feeling like it was productive (less tightness) and completely stress free! It was everything I wanted! 
In addition to the amazing massage, Dee was very kind and I deeply admire that she has her own business doing two things she loves (Pilates and massage). I will definitely be returning here for my future massage needs! ~Jennifer M.

 

Deborah is hands down the best massage therapist I've ever gone to. Her attention to detail with what you and your body needs, is impeccable. She genuinely wants to heal any ailments you might be struggling with and its an extremely relaxing experience. The space is also very comfortable and welcoming. I highly recommend Deborah and her healing services!~Chloe L.

 

Deborah is outstanding!
I am continually amazed with her knowledge, concern and expertise. 
She is always encouraging and never pushy in her Pilates training and her massages always leave me feeling better physically and emotionally.~Lucia P.

 

Deborah has a gift of gentleness joined with an intuitive ability to find all the tension spots with a massage. She is inspiring with pilates and the most caring person I have ever met. She helped with achilles tendonitis and pelvic asymmetry and I absolutely adore her. ~ Lynn McClatchey

 

Through regular, deep tissue massage I have found a gratifiying satisfaction in comfort and movement of my skeleton and soft tissues. Massage is now a mandatory, routine activity in my life. With the addition of machine and mat Pilates I have discovered a complimentary realization of body position, flexibilty, tone and strength. - Marvin Weiss

 

Deborah's love radiates from her entire soul when you're around her.  She has brought lots of new lives into the world through her Doula Services. And there's truly no better place to be than wrapped in her warmth.  Yay for all that sh'e accomplisehd as a woman warrior with her business! -Judy Tsuei, Hawk and Lily

 

I am pleased to provide a review for Deborah Strauhal.  I have been taking weekly pilates sessions with Deborah for over a year now and I am very happy with the results.  I see a positive change in my body; I have more muscle definition and I feel much stronger.  I have also experienced Deborah's massage and I can honestly say she is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.  She intuitively knows what your body needs and she is an extremely sensitive and skilled practitioner.  On top of all that, she is truly a beautiful spirit; she is easygoing and kind and embodies graciousness. -Dee O.

 

If there is a better masseuse, I have yet to find them.  Deborah is quiet and lovely and you might never guess that she had the strength to give such a deep and relaxing massage.  I know that she is skilled at Pilates and knows a lot about nutrition, but the massage has me hooked.  I keep telling myself that she won't be doing this forever so I better enjoy it while it lasts! -Wade W.