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I play tennis, racquetball, hike and box. Thanks to Dave Casner, I can do it all without pain. His focused massages have kept me injury free for five years. Dave is a responsive practitioner who is able to shift gears and tailor his massage to whatever are needs attention. His caring and competency has helped me to relax and enjoy life. I highly recommend him to anyone who is sore and stressed.
D. Brent
Diagnosed with a rare neuro-skeletal disorder, I was in chronic pain for almost 46 years. I couldn't remember the last time I was pain free. According to the doctors, massage would have been out of the question. One half hour session at Massage Arts Studios, was all it took to convince me that I should have done it sooner! They took my medical considerations and worked around them. No more pain, no grinding of bones, no sore muscles, and now...freedom of movement! Compassionate, gentle and empathetic, I would recommend their services to anyone who is searching for pain-free living!
I've worked as an ambulance service provider for 28 years. For the past 15 years I have lived with chronic back pain. I've been using massage therapy for the past 9 months. Massage has improved my ability to move and decreased my back pain.
Massage therapy can relieve stress, enhance sleep, and reduce the deep muscle pain of fibromyalgia. Massage Arts Studios Staff are both professional and very skilled. They attends to client's individual needs and ensure that every session is extremely relaxing.

I have been a regular client of Massage Arts Studio for several years.  From the very first time I visited Dave, I knew that I had stumbled unto something totally wonderful and unique.  I had never before experienced such a total mind-body session where I would leave feeling completely renewed on both a physical and spiritual realm. Dave “studies” the body and takes the time to learn your individual aches, pains and/or concerns.  He then works in a focused and directed manner giving you an individualized approach to your time with him.  He maintains this consistency in subsequent visits and in essence becomes a “healer”. I have recommended Massage Arts Studio to every one that I encounter telling them it is more of a total “experience” than just a massage.  In my opinion, a session at Massage Arts Studio is a one of a kind opportunity.

Norman Rea, President

REA Productions, LLC


In February of 2008 I had another “flare-up” of intense pain related to my osteoarthritis and back stenosis. This was not my first flare up, but this on seemed worse than previous ones. I had great difficulty walking, sitting, standing up straight, or doing even the lightest of chores. The pain was so debilitating that I couldn’t sleep more than an hour or so at a time. I tried shots at both orthopedic and pain management offices. There seemed to be some differing views as to exactly what was causing my pain. Neither shots nor various medications provided relief. I also tried physical therapy, but since the therapist can only focus on what a doctor prescribes, and there was no consensus about my condition (stenosis, bursitis, etc.), physical therapy was no help either.

March brought no relief. April actually brought more pain and I despaired of finding any relief. Then I remembered a former student of mine had become a licensed massage therapist. Despite previous encouragement by him, I had resisted trying massage therapy. Maybe it was because of old stereotypes I had about it—fancy spas, too much of a luxury, etc. I certainly had never thought of it in terms of pain reduction and management. Now I did. Intense pain with no relief given by traditional methods caused me to rethink my resistance to massage therapy. And so April 17th (my first appointment) became what I now think of as my deliverance.

Massage therapy has changed my life and also much of my way of thinking with regard to health and well-being. It has not been a magical cure-all, but rather a gradual process. It has not rid me of my osteoarthritis and I still occasionally use pain medications. It has, however, done wonders in terms of pain reduction, increased mobility, and ending the cycle of flare-ups. I have learned that there are important relationships between muscles, joints, and bones. I am continually amazed at how much knowledge my massage therapist has and how good he is at identifying areas of pain that are particularly responsive to massage. I have also learned that massage therapy can help increase circulation and decrease inflammation (a major health study has recently confirmed that these are benefits of massage therapy). And finally, my therapy sessions are about me—there is no assembly line feeling, no waiting for 10 minutes of time where I feel I am just another number, and no insults about my physical being which have given me the sense at times that I don’t deserve to feel better. I actually look forward to my massage therapy session! For me, massage therapy is now a very important part of my physical and mental well-being.

Margaret Tacardon

Skidmore College Professor


"Four and a half years ago I was diagnosed with spinal stenosis.  After starting a monthly massage therapy regiment with David, I was able to move more easily and be relatively pain free.  What a joy to have an active life once again."
Margaret Prough