Testimonials

Relaxation and Pain Relief "This was a perfect way to end my week and find some relief for the muscle pain in my lower legs and feet. Leslie's technique can ease and work out deep muscle pain, relieve stress, help one to relax or all of the above. She has a very friendly, relaxed and professional nature and invites you into a very cozy room where your massage begins and the world outside seems to fade away. If you to find a spot available in her busy massage schedule, grab it! " Elle

"Leslie was attentive to my needs, and she did a great job fixing up all my problem areas. Her space was soothing and her demeanor was calming. I plan to use her services again. Thanks." John G.

VERY HAPPY! "I have problems with herniated discs in my back and neck, as well as a recently torn muscle in my shoulder (and other stuff, caused by a long life and multiple injuries in sports, etc.). Suffice it to say that after a massage by Leslie my pain level usually goes from a 9-10 to a 1-2, my torn muscle in my shoulder is healing rapidly and all is well, and my overall physical and mental health is much improved. I happily recommend Leslie to anyone who wants the very best." Richard Carsel

Leslie - true master of her craft "As a massage therapist myself, I set the bar pretty high and am very discerning about who I see for my bodywork. Leslie is truly a master of her craft and takes the art of therapeutic massage to lofty heights. Her presence, passion and skillful compassionate touch touch are obviously a result of many years of deep experience and a open caring heart. If you are looking for a truly extraordinary healing experience, indulge and honor yourself with some sacred time with Leslie. " Richard Leversee

Serious Mad Skills "I have had many, many massages and Leslie has serious mad skills: Intuition, knowledge, expert listener, care and concern. Bundle that up with her kind heart & quiet environment and you won't be disappointed. " J.K.

Just what I needed "Wonderful massage from a wonderful lady with a wealth of knowledge. I feel so much better after this massage I am booking more. A treat for myself that needs to happen more frequently." Tracey Edwards

Helpful Massage! "Leslie is a very insightful, intuitive care provider. In addition, she is professional and compassionate. I feel safe with her nurturing care and skillful massage technique and highly recommend Energy In Motion." Janet H.

Great Massage !! "Leslie is very professional. Kind and does a great job at making you feel comfortable. I am an RN and I usually help others but it sure was nice to get a gift certificate for this massage. I highly recommend energy in motion " Maggie S.

"I have been recovering from a very bad hiking accident for 8 months. Leslie's massage did a wonderful job of loosening tight muscles and softening areas around scar tissue. Overall I experienced a major reduction in pain and improvement in mood. I'm not so mobile yet that I can go to Leslie's studio, so she came to my house. She even brought a little CD player so I could have relaxing music during the massage. Thanks a million, Leslie."  Kathryn Bumpass

"Once again Leslie helped me out. Her knowledge is second to none, and she knows how to get me fixed up and back in the game! " Mike C.

"After seeing Leslie for my shoulder I have been able to reach behind my back further thenI have in a long time.. So grateful for her explaining what else was going on with my shoulder issue... Again thank you " Joyce Henderson

Focused "Leslie is knowledgable about muscles and body structure. She provides a thorough, focused, massage on the areas needing the most work.She is informative without being too detailed and talkative. I would recommend her to anybody looking for a straight-forward massage experience." Tim W.

Great Integration "I felt that the massage therapist took extra time to explain certain conditions for me, gave me supplemental information and gave me great directions on how to get home. I'm new to the area and got lost on the way to the apt. She worked on problem areas on my back and body and related the issues to possible events in the past." Debra Habr

Most Effective Massage and Myofascial Treatment Ever "What Leslie does is not only an amazing and relaxing massage - it's also extremely effective for specific issues that I've had, including plantar fasciitis and tendinitis. Worth every penny." Darcie

Sports Massage "Always a great sports massage. Leslie does a good job reading the body and identifying causes of problems in addition to working on the pain areas." Gabe Garcia

"Leslie has always been able to figure out what is going on with my body. I'm on the older side and she keeps me moving through my intense training. I don't know what I'd do without her." L.A.

Professional "I was lucky enough to schedule a Saturday appointment with Leslie. This was not my first time, but the massages are always relaxing and wonderful. I highly recommend it to any one needing a professional massage." Jean W.

Another Happy Client! "Recently Leslie gave my 92 year-old mom a massage. Mom liked massages in the past but her cognitive impairment made her anxious about having another one. Leslie was so kind, encouraging, and patient, mom enjoyed it and was very relaxed afterwards. Thank you, Leslie for all the extra attention." Patricia Foote

Great Massage! "Leslie does a great job with both the physical massage and also energetic interpretation of what the body is telling us. It was helpful and relieving at the same time. Thank you!"  Zoe Wells N.D.

A Great Teacher "I have known Leslie and used her superior skills for over 5 years. She is so knowledgable about anatomy as well as helping me take care of my body. She has taught me stretching exercises and suggested ways to help relieve tension and stress on muscles and tendons. Leslie is an excellent massage therapist, and I highly recommend her services to anyone who wants to "just feel better." Pam Zirion

A True Experience "My expectations were far exceeded. Leslie provided me tools to completely soak in the full experience. I have had other massages, but she spoke with me first and the connection of my mind to my body changed this from just another massage to an incredible experience. Cant wait to go back!" Margaret Johnson

Pain Gone Overnight "I was afraid I would have to quit running for a week or more due to a pain along my knee. One visit with Leslie released the problem and I was running pain free the next day! Thanks Leslie" Laura Wulff-Garcin

Outstanding Massage "I am in a wheelchair and in constant pain. Leslie's ability to understand the working of the muscles and how they interrelate is tremendous. After a massage Leslie I am pain-free!I cannot imagine a better massage. I highly recommend Leslie" M.W.

Discouraged to Encouraged! "There are so many great things to say about Leslie! She has amazing knowledge of the body and its mechanics and in addition is a very focused listener. After 1 session, and following-up with suggestions for warming-up and stretching, I was back to jogging without the tightness and pain I had been experiencing over a 2-month period. I shouldn't have waited so long! Thanks Leslie!" NE

"Another great experience with Leslie. All you have to do is explain where your pain is and she knows right where the trigger points are to get you back in the game!! " Jeff Saleen

"Leslie is a great masseuse. She really listens to what you want and to what your body needs. I often come with suggestions from my trainer and she works with that, too. I would (and have) recommended her to anyone who needs a good thorough massage." BJM

"Excellent deep tissue massage. Leslie really knows how to find and focus attention on the trouble spots in the body. I wish I had found Leslie years ago and will definitely go back to see her again." Kasey B.

"I was impressed with her ability to work with my time frames and how quickly I received a response. Leslie is very knowledgeable about a runner's body and has the ability to find the trouble spots that need to be worked on. Typically I have always asked for more pressure, but she began by asking what pressure felt right and continued to make adjustments accordingly. It was the perfect amount at all times. My legs feel rejuvenated for my upcoming marathon. I highly recommend her. "
A. Rollinger

"Leslie knows a body well. She is very knowledgable about muscle anatomy and her treatment techniques are so much more than just your basic feel good massage. She was able to release so much tension and tightness which allowed me to perform my regular ex routine the following day with greater ease. She is professional and very in tune with what her clients need to perform in sports but also in daily activities of living. I highly recommend Leslie for her expertise in massage therapy"
Karen E. 

I sought out Leslie's help with injuries resulting from a marathon. The next day, I was able to run without pain. She is very knowledgeable and understanding regarding the psychology of athletes and those of us who depend on our athletic endeavors for peace of mind! Dr Nicole Vito

"As a Chiropractor, I have worked with, and been worked on by, many massage therapists. Leslie is definitely one of the best. Her knowledge of anatomy and current treatment techniques is top of the line. Highly recommended for sports - specific care." Troy Smith DC

After a serious auto accident in which I crushed my vertebrae, I trust very few massage therapists. Leslie is the exception. She is highly knowledgeable and spot on with her advice. More than once, she's eased a painful malady for me whether back, neck, arm or leg. She's the best. Rochelle Reed

"I went in for problems with my IT Band and she knew exactly what to work on. My leg worked great for my PT test the next day."
Luke W

"I had been suffering from Sciatic pain (for 4 months) running down my lower back, through my leg to the bottom of my foot. With one visit, Leslie helped diagnosed the problem, pinpointed the problem and put me back on the road to recovery. Thank you Leslie!" Keith Morris

"Leslie Cotham is simply the best! Her understanding of the body and the matenience needs of an athlete are extraordinary. As a dance instructor and dancer, I use my body as my instrument. Leslie has helped me get through many dance performances and work out dance injuries. She's the ultimate professional, and always wants the best results and health for her clients. Thanks Leslie for your expertise and for your help in keeping my body moving pain free!"Michelle E.

Before and after a crazy long trail race, I trust the hands and knowledge that Leslie has to get me back and recovered. She always makes me feel like a PRINCESS after 60 minutes. Highly recommend her service and theraputic knowledge!! Marie O.

"I've been going to Leslie for years for every conceivable sports injury and have always been impressed with her knowledge and skills. The setting is tranquil and relaxing and the body work is the best." Roy B.

As an Ironman and Ultra Runner I am very careful about getting bodywork and Leslie is the most knowledgeable trustworthy therapist I know. Wether its during training, pre or post race she know exactly what I need to facilitate recovery and boost performance. Thanks! Samantha Pruitt

Everything about your appointment with Leslie is amazing - easy scheduling process, nice location, abundance of parking, clean and professional office setting, soothing atmosphere. Leslie's hands work their magic to relax and relieve. The hour went way too fast. I can't wait to book my next appointment! Jane Stitzel

I hadn't had a massage from Leslie in at least 4 years. How glad I am that I found her again! Yes, she is gifted in her skills but I found that I truly appreciated her calm, positive spirit and caring manner. I look forward to many more sessions. Patricia F.

I have a regular masseuse. However, I must admit I cheated on her with Leslie and you know what? I don't feel guilty. An hour and a half with Leslie is an hour and a half in heaven. Mike R.

I was having an issue in my leg before my end of season marathon. Leslie was able to figure out the problem and got me squared away before my big race! L.A.

"As a physical therapist I know there are so many benefits to help in healing that one can get from a massage. I use Leslie for myself and refer my patients knowing they are getting the best the central coast has to offer. She is well educated, professional and experienced. She has a good understanding of the body and how it works. I highly recommend Leslie and know she will give all her patients the very best care. Thank you Leslie." Karen Empey, Creekside Physical Therapy - San Luis Obispo   

"Leslie is an exceptional massage therapist. As a chiropractor, I always look for therapists interested in improving the lifestyles of their clients. Leslie is on my short list of massage therapist that I will refer to without hesitation." Sandy Sachs, D.C  SLO Wellness Center - San Luis Obispo

"Not only did Leslie work out a myriad of issues in my legs and feet, but she taught me as she went along. I learned a lot about my fascia and connective tissue that will inform my training when I get back to full health. Thanks, Leslie!"    Sheryl Collmer

"Leslie was extremely knowledgeable and personable throughout my appointment. She showed me ways to continue treatment of a severe neck strain on my own at home, and on day two, it has virtually disappeared. She also took time to give me advice on how to help my husband with a jaw injury. I am so glad to have found such a skilled professional in the area and will definitely be going back!" A.H.

Leslie is wonderful! Not only is she knowledgeable and thorough, but she is a true advocate for wellness and recovery...even if the truth *hurts*! A can't wait to return to her to continue my transformation! She's a vital member of my "pit crew" for AIDS LIFECYCLE 2011! Thank you Leslie!
Casandra Medina

"I went with a slight muscle pull, and got more than I bargained for; a great massage, and a better understanding of my muscles and what I could expect over the next few weeks as I slowly pull my muscles back into shape." John Clements

"My massage with Leslie felt great. She addressed the tightness in my neck and shoulders that I had come in for, but also showed me some stretches to incorporate into my exercise. She has a wealth of knowledge to draw from and is so willing to take the time to share with you."              
Inga Swearingen
 
Just what I needed! Her sensitivity to what needed the most work, and her knowledge of the muscles and how to release the tension was beyond my expectations. Thank you so much Leslie. See you soon to work on preparation for knee surgery and then recovery from knee replacement. Holly Garcia
 
"Experienced my first massage with Leslie- she demonstrated a vast knowledge of body mechanics and physiology whilst providing an entirely soothing, healing combination of total body massage techniques that targeted my lower back issues. Lovely ambiance, to boot..."               
Patricia Kaspian, French Touch Salon - San Luis Obispo
                                                               
"Leslie understands athletes and their needs very well. She takes the time to educate me on how to take care of the problem areas on a daily basis. I have had many massages over the years and Leslie is one of the best by far." Coach Liz, Central Coast Triathlon Club
 
"In dealing with chronic illness, massage helps me with pain relief, as well as detoxifying my system. Leslie has been very helpful in this process. This last massage left me feeling renewed, refreshed and cleansed." Rita Conway
                                     
"I began seeing Leslie for a specific sports injury and it helped immensely. She was able to quickly assess the root cause of the problem and made sure I could help myself at home with great stretches and exercises. She is also great with preventative maintenance and keeps me physically on track!" Lisa M.
                
"From the moment I booked my appointment, it is apparent that Leslie's care and concern for her clients is a top priority. Although my initial contact was via Genbook, a special request was followed up with a personal call. Personal needs are addressed before the massage begins. Leslie's massage was rejuvenating. I walked out of her office feeling absolutely relaxed but energized! Indulge yourself - you will be glad you did!!"  Jane S.
                                                                                              
"What I appreciate so much about Leslie is her awareness and knowledge of sports related injuries and ailments. She is quick to recommend stretches and treatments and share any information she has. Her massages are based on your needs or injuries first, and her technique is strong and purposeful, yet relaxing and therapeutic." Katherine N.
                                                                                                      
"I've had a neck and a lower back problems for years. With Leslie's professional knowledge, magic hands and emotional support I feel so much better! THANK YOU !!!" T.C.
 
"Leslie is the best! I was on disability due to back pain for two years. I had been to many doctors and had no clear diagnosis. After seeing Leslie for a month I knew I was on my way to getting my active lifestyle back. Thanks, Leslie!!!" Karen G.                                                                                                                   
"I was recommended to Leslie and Energy in Motion from my Chiropractor to help with chronic pain and inflammation. I had tried several different massage therapists for my condition and was skeptical, but she came highly recommended by my doctor. Leslie's expertise and knowledge in massage therapy is beyond reproach. She is professional and personable. Her skill and technique's succeeded in moving my body out of its chronic pain and inflammation where others could not. I no longer need an appointment for a chronic condition, I now set my appointments to "just feel better"  Sharon Hicklin                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
"Leslie knows what she's doing and she does it well. Had me back running after one session. I had been out for about 2 weeks with a calf strain (from running) prior. Highly recommended"
Troy Smith DC                                                         
                                                                                                                                                              
"Leslie is a wonderful massage therapist. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the body and her thoroughness and care she put into working out the kinks. She really took the time to be comprehensive and work deeply but in a gentle manner. I highly recommend  her."
 
Zoe Wells, ND San Luis Obispo                    
 
"Leslie Cotham is an exceptional healthcare provider. Massage therapy is an integral and regular part of my health care maintenance and Leslie is the best I have encountered (and I have had massages for more than 20 years). Her expertise and knowledge in massage has helped reduce my stress level, healed my sports injuries faster and slowed my brain down for an hour and a half of bliss (no thinking) while relaxing to soothing music. Leslie Cotham is caring and attentive and I highly recommend her as a massage therapist and a regular health care provider."  Heather Hellman, Get Off The Couch Potato Sports Productions - San Luis Obispo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 "After training for seven days in San Luis Obispo and covering 475 miles on a bike up some of the most horrific mountain climbs you will see, there was only one person in town who was capable of getting me prepared for the next day's ride, Leslie Cotham.  If you appreciate your fitness and train 2-3 times a week or are an extreme serious trainer, Leslie's knowledge, experience and skill at managing the energy systems through massage recovery is what you need to add to your workout recovery regimen.  Her work single handedly allowed me to train to my limit every single day during my stay at San Luis Obispo.  Ask her to help you with your weak spots and she will deliver."  Joe Ebenroth, XXX Racing Team - Chicago, IL
 
"After enduring two years of lower back pain, and exhausting other options, my very first session of British Sports Therapy gave me incredible relief. Leslie's knowledge and technique are greatly appreciated."NP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Leslie you are a treasure! I started seeing you after recovering from shingles and decided that the massage I received had made such a difference to my general well-being that regular, and ongoing massage appointments seemed like a relaxing and beneficial way to stay healthy. My visits to other health practitioners are much less frequent and I appreciate your professional, caring consideration at all times. I recommend you to all my friends - just make sure you still have time to see me as a regular and very satisfied client." HM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

"After 2 major back surgeries and many health issues, I discovered that regular massage with Leslie has improved the quality of my daily life. She has an innate sense of what needs to be done and has made an enormous difference is reducing the pain that used to be a daily problem. I have found her to be extremely accommodating to my busy schedule and enjoy her professionalism, kindness and enthusiasm for her work."NM                                                                                                  

 

              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 
 

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