Being a Massage Therapist is a very rewarding, unique, and interesting path; I feel it is a great honor to have people come to me for health and wellness. I have worked for nearly two decades on mastering my craft and continue to learn more every day. On this page a handful of my clients share their experience with my bodywork.
“Josh is a world class massage therapist. TRUE STORY!” --Andy Fecteau MSPT
“Josh is the best massage therapist I have ever had. He is UHMAZING. He has an intuition with his hands that will minister to your body in a way that no other therapist can. Perhaps it's the fact that he has an extensive knowledge of anatomy, or that he plays the Indian Tabla, or that he massages horses--it's probably a mixture of all of these!--but his hands have a knowing that will put you at ease and heal your aches. In a magical way. Josh has the perfect combination of gentleness and strength. He's my go-to man, when needing renewal!” --Dr. Anita Hendersen
“It was amazing. Thanks so much. Best massage of my life.” --M W
“I’ve been in the medical field for over two decades and I was skeptical that anything further could be done to treat a sports injury that was limiting the function of my shoulder. I was at a point where I was “learning to live with the pain.” This was the condition I brought to Josh Williams who was highly recommended as the most skilled therapist in the area for injury care. Not only did he completely restore the range of motion for my shoulder but I felt I was in the presence of a real healer. I left that first session feeling as if my whole energy system was balanced. I am thrilled to find such a gifted professional and have recommended some of my more complicated cases to his care with wonderful results!”—Marissa Mayer, LAc, MAcOM
“I have had at least 10 other massage therapists in this town. They don't even come close to how talented you are.” -- K.C.
“Joshua is a very personable, professional, and extremely knowledgeable massage therapist. I've experienced muscle spasms in my back for years due to very tight hips and muscle tightness. Joshua not only helped alleviate much of the discomfort, but he also really helped me understand the cause of my spasms. He educated me as well as treated me for my over-compensating muscles when my body was out of alignment and balance. He was very patient and very knowledgeable with any question I asked. You can tell he truly cares for his patients. I feel very fortunate to have found a massage therapist that developed a plan for me to get back in the gym and feeling myself again. I've been to other massage therapists in the past and they can't compare to the healing and education you'll receive from Joshua Williams.” --Kris Glazier
“Josh is very professional and knowledgeable. I had been suffering from back and leg pain for quite some time. Physical therapy and active release was not helping me at all. Josh was recommended by a freined and after a few months seeing him regularly for a few months the pain was gone and I was able to go back to my active lifestyle. Highly recommended.” --Tomi Tiainen
“I highly recommend Joshua without hesitation to anyone in need of quality care. He worked at the Nob hill Spa on hundreds of clients and always delivered the highest quality massage and body treatments to our sophisticated and savvy spa guests who gave him high marks for his massage and service excellence.” Jenean laRoche, Spa Director, Nob Hill Spa, San Francisco
“Josh is an exceptional massage therapist and I would highly recommend his healing hands to others. He truly listens to concerns and works to relieve problem areas. He encourages me to take an active part in my own treatments by recommending stretches. He is the best I’ve found—I can stop hunting around for a massage therapist I trust.” --Lori Hell
“I have had the opportunity to have Josh treat me for a hip problem while vacationing in Bend, Oregon. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and was “right on” with is treatment and subsequent suggestions. Josh incorporates many techniques in his practice and offers a variety of suggestions and ideas for further improvement. His understanding of the human body coupled with is caring and professional attitude were fantastic. As a retired physical therapist I value the commitment and care Josh presents to his patients. I would not hesitate to recommend this very thoughtful and talented young man. You won’t be disappointed!! ---Patricia Smith, Palm Desert, retired PT
“My wife and I have enjoyed over three decades of massage services. Regular body work and relaxation is important after intense and punishing workouts. But more importantly we needed a massage therapist who can target issues with a working knowledge of the body’s structure and musculature. Josh Williams has a unique, naturopathic approach to release allowing for blood flow and consequently relief to overused and inflamed tissue. In Bend, we have concluded that Josh is one of the few therapists who understand the body and the athlete. He listens, he heals and he makes us whole again and for that we are grateful. ” ---Rick and Ruby Marine
“As an equine sports medicine veterinarian, I highly recommend Josh as a massage therapist. We have teamed up on multiple occasions and it seems that our work is symbiotic and compliments each other. He is extremely knowledgeable, does great body work and knows when to refer to a veterinarian. The horses love what he does for them and subsequently so do their owners. His diagnostic findings have been very accurate and his medical intuition is dialed in. He and Victoria are an excellent team. They are both great students of the horse which leads to their high level of horsemanship. I look forward to continue to work and learn with Josh in the future.” --Patrick H. Young, DVM, AVCA certified in animal chiropractic
“Josh is very in tune to the equine body and does an amazing job with my horses bodywork care.” – Charlene
“I have had regular (sometimes weekly) deep tissue massage for over 20 years, and have experienced a lot of massage therapists over that time. When I "discovered" Josh at the Bend Athletic Club, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! He is not only strong and is able to get into my resistant muscles, but he is sensitive to injuries and tender areas. He works with my body's idiosyncrasies to improve my pain level and stiffness, unlike many therapists who give you more of a "cookie-cutter massage." He customizes your therapy after a thorough understanding of your physical issues. I can't recommend him enough, (unless, of course, he'll get too busy for me!)” --Terri Johnson