"Great experience for my first proper full body massage. Would recommend to anyone. "
"I feel much better, and expect to schedule another session. Thanks so much, it was a great experience!"
"If you like deep, deep work on your body Mary-Claire Fredette is the best I've found. It's always relaxing and beneficial."
"One of the top messages I've ever had. I will be returning."
"Mary-Claire was phenomenal! The massage she gave me was pure bliss. She was able to relieve tension from areas I subconsciously activate due to stress. She was able to provide wonderful pressure due to her techniques and I even felt like she was able to open up my hunched shoulder posture from years of sitting over a desk. I felt amazing afterwards and can’t wait to go back."
"It is on time,nice and helpful "
"The very best massage I ever had. I go in tense and come out relaxed, and pain free. I definitely recommend! "
"An awesome deep tissue barefoot massages ever- I can't wait to go back again."
"Mary-Claire posses excellent knowledge and skill in the treatment of chronic muscle issues. She is a very professional and experienced massage therapist. I highly recommended her deep tissue Ashiatsu treatment for chronic and/or deep muscle pain. "
"I have been seeing Mary-Claire for several years now for management of lower back issues. Ashiatsu massage is far and away superior for pain management than conventional massage. Mary-Claire is an excellent therapist and very knowledgeable about rehab and injury prevention. "
"AMAZING. As an LMT its difficult to find good bodyworkers. Mary-Claire BLEW my mind with her mindful touch THROUGH her feet! The pressure we deep and effective. Wonderful experience!
I am now HOOKED and have signed up for her class in Aug 2020 to learn how to use MY feet on MY clients!
It was a joy to be in her studio. "
"So wonderful! I would have never tried this if my BF had not gotten it for my Birthday but now I am hooked and will not have a traditional massage ever again!! "
"Highly recommended "
"This was a great experience and great massage. Got the 90 minute and get set up is great to give an excellent massage. It's the perfect pressure for a larger guy and is definitely worth it. The office is very nice, clean and welcoming. Definitely will repeat!!"
"As a massage therapist myself, I'm pretty picky about who I get bodywork from-I ALWAYS look forward to sessions with Mary-Claire. Her work and attention to detail is unparalleled, I'm so grateful for her and her talents (and that she doesn't charge me extra when I drool on her floor!)"
"Amazing massage, quite possibly life changing. I will be back!"
"Great experience all around. Very friendly, very competent. I've been looking for a good massage therapist for quite some time - now I found the place! Will definitely be back."
"Mary-Claire is a dream massage therapist. Her ashiastsu technique is one of the best I’ve experience; intentional, slow, tailored strokes instantly put you at ease on her table. If you are in Cincinnati, it’s worth the trip. I only wished I booked for 2 hours instead of 90min."
"Having a massage by Mary-Claire was a wonderful way to spend my birthday. Very relaxing and I felt great afterwards. I compared her work on my muscles like getting the air pockets out while kneading bread. Very satisfying!"
"I can’t get enough of an Ashiatsu Massage! Mary Claire in an artist and works magic on my tight muscles. I can’t wait to go back! "
"First barefoot massage and it was AMAZING. It was a great experience as a whole. Mary-Claire was personable and warm. I can't wait to get another session!"
"Excellent overall experience. From walking in the door: the office space and the massage room are beautiful and set just the right mood of orderly calm. I appreciated the attention to the details of my intake sheet. The massage was my first experience of this style, and it was great: deep work, but not painful. Just on the edge. Mary-Claire, I appreciated your focus and concentration, so that the massage felt very expansive. It can be disappointing when the massager gives 30 seconds to an area and then moves on. An hour and a half was the right amount of time for a totally thorough massage. I felt great for my music performance last night. Thank you for your professionalism and for you expertise!"
"Mary-Claire did an amazing job for me. She completely opened my eyes about barefoot massage therapy. It's well worth it and I WILL be back."
"She did a great job. My back felt wonderful afterwards! I will definitely be back!"
"This may have been my best massage ever. If you're looking for a total relaxation you owe it to yourself to have Mary Claire work on you.
Treat yourself....life is short. "
"Walked in with multiple tight muscles, a few tender trigger points and sciatica due to muscle tightness. Left with a bounce in my step and increased flexibility. Always feel comfortable and appreciate Mary-Claire's approach."
"Mary-Claire was very patient and informative during my prenatal cupping massage. She took her time and made me feel so relaxed! I would definitely recommend her services! "
"She is excellent at what she does. She listens and then talks to you so you understand what she is going to do. I have been going to her for years and would highly recommend her over anybody else. "
"My massage by Mary-Claire was awesome. She helped loosen up my back in spots where I’ve had pain for the last several months. After the session with her I was able to crack my back after several months of not being able to. She was very attentive to my needs. I wish I’d found her earlier, since I’m moving from this area next month:-(. Go get a massage from Mary-Claire, you won’t be disappointed!"
"Mary-Claire is extremely professional, responsive, and experienced with all types of body issues. I have tried a variety of massage types and therapists, and Mary-Claire is the only one who has been able to work with my muscles to provide necessary relief. "
"Wonderful session! Highly recommend! "
"After one glorious massage with Mary Claire, I had less pain and more range of motion. Thank you!"
"Hands down, Mary Claire gives the best massages I’ve ever had!"
"I had done my homework, and the massage completely met my expectations, and Mary-Claire's personality exceeded them. Of course I felt good afterwards, but it was over the course of the night and following day that relief came to me and my body really relaxed. Also, an awesome studio. I'll be back! "
"My first visit was great and felt very relaxed afterwards. Affinity Massage - Mary Claire is definitely an expert therapist."
"Mary-Claire takes the time to listen and find out about her clients, which is key. Her massage is unique: deep tissue/therapeutic, and it’s wonderful that she also offers other things such as cupping/heat. Really worth every penny!"
"Have been receiving massages for well over 35 years, and needed to find a new therapist who KNEW how to work deeply, without causing pain. FOUND Mary-Claire! Wow! I could not tell the difference between traditional hand massage & her incredible massage using her feet, except the depth/ pressure was exactly what I had been seeking! Mary-Claire is professional & personable Anyone who prefers a deeper massage will be happy with her work."
"Mary-Clare is superb. She knows how to facilitate and rejuvenate ones tired over worked body. I appreciate her knowledge and skill. I look forward to my sessions and highly recommend her."
"Mary-Claire is amazing. She is professional and sensitive to the needs of my muscles. My entire experience was positive, and she helped me greatly."
"As always Mary Claire provided a wonderful massage and overall experience."
"I leave feeling refreshed and revived. Mary-Claire is attentive to the problem areas I report and the ones I didn’t know existed. I’ve been having massages for many years and her work is by far the best! "
"It was a wonderful experience. I had a lot of pain in my shoulders, back, and neck. It was a noticiably significant relief when I left. Thank you and I look forward to it next month. "
"Clearly an experienced professional, loved the massage technique! I will be back."
"Great massage. Mary-Claire really listened to my issues and asked questions related and applied the right pressure and technique to help heal those trouble areas"
"I always have the best massage when I go to Mary-Claire. Being about 8 months pregnant I’ve found myself so uncomfortable and she relieved a lot of tension in my hips and back. I would recommend her to anyone looking to relax in a genuinely blissful environment. "
"This was my first experience with Ashiatsu massage, and I will say it was far and above any massage I've had before. I have had massages that were almost painful or tickled me, making it difficult to relax. Mary-Claire was able to go deeper than most all while allowing me to relax and get the most from my massage. I will be back and recommend you check her out too! "
"After one session my whole body stress level is the lowest in months, thank you."
"Amazing experience and so beneficial to my health and mobility. Can't wait until my next appointment which I scheduled on my way out the door. I doubt I will ever go back to the traditional "hands on" massage after experiencing the barefoot massage by Mary-Claire Fredette. I can't say enough about this amazing experience. "
"Loved my massage with Mary-Claire. Her technique allows for deep pressure and she uses that pressure skillfully to relax and loosen your muscles. Look forward to next time!"
"Mary-Claire does extraordinary work. After one session my pain level decreased about 80%. Thank you!"
"Lower back stretching and massaging is helping my lower back pain. Mary Claire is trying different stretches to get to the root of the problem. "
"The harder I train and push myself as an athlete, the more I need deep tissue massage. Mary-Claire puts me back together and helps take care of tight areas BEFORE they become an issue. It is a required maintenance for my body. Very few therapists can use enough pressure to relieve my tight areas which is why I'm so thankful to have found Mary-Claire. Not only does she find all of my troubled spots, but she uses the perfect amount of pressure to relieve my tension!"
"The Ashiatsu barefoot massage is by far the best deep tissue massage you can get. I wish I found this years ago! Mary-Clare is so knowledgeable and is the best practitioner you will find. "
Jonathan Tatum, DPT
"Mary Claire is always really good with the details of her massages. She is very knowledgeable and a good resource healthy living ."
"It was an amazing massage. "
"Mary Claire is professional, kind, and punctual. She always carries a spirit of gentleness, peace, and rest. She is sensitive to the needs of your muscles and your spirit and brings healing and restoration. She's just what the doctor ordered! "
"I have had many massages over my lifetime, but this was the first Ashiatsu massage for me and my first meeting with Mary-Claire. From the start I was warmly and professionally greeted by Mary-Claire and her facility was clean and comfortable. She shared some info about the massage and then proceeded to perform the "Best" massage I have ever had. Her skill and experience were evident as she worked my shoulders, neck, lower back, hands and more. The massage was wonderful and I walked away feeling relaxed, stress free and invigorated at the same time. I can't wait for my next appointment. "
"As a massage therapist myself, it is very important to receive massages to keep my body going. Mary-Claire is my go-to in my 8 year massage career. Her expertise in Ashiatsu gives the deep pressure and stretch my body needs and her cupping takes care of the rest. She is amazing!"
"Those amazing feet find the knots and kinks that I have ignored and get to work massaging them out!"
"One of the most relaxing massages I've ever had. Mary-Claire was so attentive and knowledgeable on all things prenatal massage. I plan to go again!"
"Did exactly what I needed, very relaxing and a nice experience! Will be back again."
"Mary Claire does an excellent job!"
" Love it!"
"Mary- Claire sends me into full relaxation as she focuses her work to give my body relief. She is never judgmental and works with you to get you back to you."
"It's the best massage I've ever had! "
"Mary-Claire is amazing! I felt so bad that my back and neck were so tight when I went to see her. However, she did an amazing job with getting deep into the tissues to make me feel normal again! I felt so refreshed when I left! I definitely recommend and will be returning!"
"Mary-Claire definitely knows what she's doing..I went in for a 90 min ashiastu massage..and got every minute's worth..the deep tissue was amazing..very professional..left feeling soon relaxed..will definitely be back..."
"Great ashiatsu massage. I highly recommend!!"
"Much thx for helping me to feel human again!! Reduced pain in neck, back & hands~
Best deep massage, hands down!"
"She was excellent."
"I always feel better after my visits.... "
"I had a 90 minute deep tissue massage and it was excellent!!! I carry stress in my shoulders and neck and Mary-Claire did an excellent job of loosening me up. I will definitely start booking regular massages with her."
"Mary Clare did an amazing job, I expressed my problems within my back and she did a great job addressing the issues...I will definitely be scheduling again in the future! !"
"I had Mary-Claire's phone number for a while before I called to make an appointment. My mistake!!!! I should have called her a long time ago. I have seen Mary-Claire a number of times and the experience gets better with every visit. Mary-Claire has a down to earth but bubbly personality which made feel comfortable right from the beginning. I like the deep tissue massage and her Ashi-Atsu fits my needs. I leave our session feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for whatever life may throw at me. If you love really deep tissue massage look no further!
"Mary-Claire is an excellent massage therapist. This was my first time going to her and I wil definitely be a frequent customer. I never knew feet could feel sooooo good. LOL! I received the Ashiatsu massage. I have inflammatory issues around my right lung and she did a great job stretching my muscles in that area, which are normally very tense. A+ hands down."
"Overall it was a great experience. The location was easy to find and local commute to us. I had an Ashiatsu massage, and it really helped get into the muscle. I am very happy and will return."
"I have always longed for a deep massage but each time, the therapists I've had have been either too hesitant and nervous to go deep or was too harsh. Getting a massage from Mary Claire has been my first massage where she was confident that she could go very very deep that allowed me to loosen up and really stretch my muscles without hurting me. I would highly recommend her for a deep ashiatsu massage. Best ever!"
"Have been getting 2 hour Ashiatsu for the last two years and they are great. I do a lot of strength training and the deep tissue massage is great as are the stretches in recovering from heavy leg days. Would recommend to any athlete competitive or recreational. "
"5 stars of perfection. I can not say anything but good things about my experience. Before my massage was even over I was thinking about how soon I could come back for another service. I went home that same day and booked another massage online . I love the online booking!"
"I have never had as deep a massage. Mary Claire was very respectful of pressure and areas that were more tender. She periodically confirmed that pressure was not too much or needed to be increased. Atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. Extremely clean. Highly recommend."
"This is the only place I'll go for a massage! Works out all of the knots in my shoulders and back and legs. Amazing!!"
"Excellent massage, it has helped my pinched nerve in my neck and has given me some relief of my pain. I have already set up my next massage."
"Mary Claire's massage is the best. Her deep foot massage is strong enough to to release the tension in all the large muscles and let my mind fall into bliss. Truly a gifted therapist and teacher. "
"I started seeing Mary-Claire once a week about 5 weeks ago to get Ashi-thai massage because my body was all out of whack from working construction. Now my body is doing so much better and my husband has started going as well! He says it feels like a 300 lb man is working on him! She's awesome! "
"Went in stiff and sore, walked out feeling like I had a little spring in my step, so relaxed and comfortable, need to treat myself more often."
"Friendly. Great environment. Perfect amount of pressure. I will be back and I will recommend it to others!!"
"I liked the atmosphere, especially the openness, spaciousness...Mary-Claire did a great job of listening to me prior to the massage...the massage was good, but even more so, it was effective, I felt relief from the acute problem that brought me there."
"I receive both the ashi-thai stretching and the ashiatsu massage. While each is incredible I find that alternating between the two provides maximum the benefit for me and I highly recommend these to my friends and family. Enjoy.
"Mary-Claire was so friendly and knowledgable. The massage was amazing. My muscles were a lot looser afterwards. I definitely feel better. It was a very relaxing and wonderful experience. I can't wait to go back. I know that her massages will help improve my pain."
"There are no words that could explain how wonderful Mary Claire really is! She worked her magic on me with a Ashiatsu massage and using Cupping therapy for a chronic shoulder pain. It left me feeling relaxed and renewed. It's worth it. "
"During the past 15 years I have experienced a range of practitioners and styles of massage therapy, when I have an opportunity to go to Affinity I leap at the chance as I know that I will be in excellent hands/feet under Mary-Claire's expertise and I always leave grateful. "
Dr. Neeoo W Chin
"Mary Claire has been my massage therapist for close to 10 years. I trust no one else to keep me in working shape for my grueling work load in surgery. Her feet are absolutely magic!"
"Mary Claire is a master at her craft. she never disappoints and delivers every time. the best massages I have ever received."
"Very relaxing and stress relieving all tightness and stiffness relieved. Many thanks!"
"Mary-Claire did an excellent job stretching and relieving the tension in my legs and hips. Marathon training has taken its toll and this is exactly what I needed."
"MC is a wonderful massage therapist. Her pressure always perfect and her attention to muscular detail is superb. "
"It helped relieve the stress and pain I was having in my lower back. Thanks!"
"best massage place in Cincinnati OH, hands down"
"Mary-Claire is a very knowledgeable and compassionate massage therapist. She is veyr professional. She makes you feel very relaxed and comfortable. Will definitely go back."
"After 90 minutes of sheer relaxation with Mary Claire, I left feeling so much better. She has magic feet! I went to her with a lot of muscular pain in my back. It is much better after my session with her."
"I really enjoyed the session. I like it more than hand deep tissue massage! "
"Mary-Claire definitely knows what she is doing. I've had shoulder issues and I'm feeling better after one treatment."
"I am kicking myself for not signing up for a full hour, but it was deep AND relaxing, something I have never experienced in deeper massages. I can't wait to learn it and save my hands. I am still feeling relaxed from the work, where normally the tension would appear pretty soon after a massage. Thanks again. "
"Professional consultation before beginning session. Talented feet! After a year of battling cancer, I was in 'good hands' ...
actually, 'great feet.'
I trusted you and had an excellent 90 minute experience. Thanks!"
"If I was to describe my 90 minutes ashiatsu massage session with Mary-Claire in one word, I would say: OUTSTANDING!
This was my first appointment with her so I had to fill out a short form about relevant medical history and areas to focus during the massage. It was nice that we got this done in 10 minutes before the time scheduled so that the massage started exactly on time. She made me feel welcomed and at ease and she started out by a warming up part that gradually transitioned to the more intense part in a perfect way. She listened to my feedback regarding the pressure. She also paid attention to work an all the areas I needed and she did it perfectly, making the muscles melt like butter! Perfect sliding along the back muscles, arms, legs, perfect pressure making all the tension and stiffness disappear!
At the end I felt so light and so refreshed! That night I slept like a baby and the next day I was so full of energy! What a genius technique!!! Thank you, Mary-Claire!"
"The massage I received recently was fantastic. The perfect amount of pressure that I asked for, she listened to everything and focused and what I felt needed the most work, and was very courteous and also couldn't have been nicer. I would personally recommend anyone to her that was looking for a wonderful massage from a wonderful person. Thank you again for the outstanding massage."
"The message was more than I expected. Amazing. She totally was able to release pressure that no one has been able to release in 6 months. "
"Absolutely awesome! Went in with pain down leg and lower back with every step. Came out loosened and no twinge when I walk. Thanks so much. "
"From start to finish, a very pleasant and healing experience. Easily the best deep tissue massage I have ever experienced. "
"Mary-Claire is the BEST massage therapist period. I am a life- long athlete and runner and a former dancer and gymnast. I have had my share of injuries and just aches and pains that go with the territory. Therefore, I have had many massages. Once I found Mary-Claire (through my chiropractor several years ago) I was hooked. She really does have the skill and knowledge to help me maintain a pain-free lifestyle and still keep very active. I highly recommend her any chance I get.
"The ashiatsu massage is the best I've ever had. Amazing!"
"Mary-Claire is wonderful! Her attention to detail and always knowing exactly where I need the most work is great! She is also so personable and we talk like long time friends every time we see each other.... I would not go anywhere else!"
"Honestly ... Mary-Claire is a Master of her trade. In 30 years of being a massage therapist myself and having received massage all my life, when I found Mary-Claire I stopped looking and stopped going to anyone else. She has a dexterity with her feet and an intuitive skill that totally amazes me every time! I feel so lucky to have a therapist like Mary-Claire that I am willing to drive (actually my husband drives because truthfully I could not even think about driving after a massage with Mary-Claire) the distance over busy highways from my house which is on the other side of town to Mary-Claire, just so I can be assured of a great massage every time ... and I am NEVER disappointed.
"Wonderful! The massage I get is always the best. If you ever need a great massage go see Mary-Claire at Affinity Massage.
"Mary-Claire is a true professional and outstanding massage therapist. She is attentive to the needs of her clients and stays on the cutting edge of her skills. If you like deep tissue massage, Ashiatsu at Affinity Massage Studio is exactly what you are looking for. i highly recommend it and won't go anywhere else myself. "
"Mary-Claire was friendly and receptive to my first ever massage. She understood my condition piriformis syndrome and explained what was happening to me. Her thorough massage REALLY worked and I left there without pain. She printed out a few stretches to work on so that I can help keep this under control. I will definitely visit again if things get out of control. Thanks so much, Sharon
"OMG my hour and half barefoot ashiatsu massage was awesome! This was my 1st time trying this type of massage. I get deep massages at least once a month at various places and I have to say this was the best ever. See you again soon!"
"Mary-Claire is an extremely talented and caring professional. I recommend her to anyone and everyone!"
"I had an amazing 90 minute prenatal massage from Mary-Claire! At 38 weeks pregnant, she couldn't have made me feel any more relaxed and comfortable focusing on all the right spots. She is very professional and the environment was extremely relaxing. I will definitely go back to her for more massages pregnant or not!"
"Mary -Claire is the best thing since cell phone technology! What more can I say? Do yourself a favor an schedule a appointment!"
"Went in tight and stiff and left relaxed, smooth, and HAPPY!!
Thank you Mary-Claire"
"I went to Mary-Claire last night for just a 30 minute Ashiatsu just to try it out and it was fabulous! I have been feeling a lot of physical and emotional stress lately and her techniques are amazing and instinctively knew the parts that needed work. I would highly recommend her and will definitely be coming back on a regular basis!"
"Mary Claire is magic! She listens to you and your body and can make you feel great after one session. I am completely hooked and always recommend her to anyone looking for a REAL massage and body work."
"Mary-Claire was very professional and discussed any problem areas I have especially shoulder/neck area. Relieved the tension in these areas."