Brenda S
5 stars I'm a Florida-licensed massage therapist with a lot of experience in receiving both relaxation & therapeutic bodywork in addition to my training in the field. JFMT offers some of the best bodywork available in Gainesville. I have been receiving therapeutic bodywork from John for several years and continually recommend him to others--he's highly trained in several modalities, has years of experience in treating pain and various dysfunctions and his practice offers that unbeatable combo of spa atmosphere plus true therapy--pampering luxury AND healing touch. I've recently received bodywork from Ashley Hines and highly recommend her. Ashley's touch is refined and her Presence is notable--I don't normally have any deep tissue work, as I'm extremely sensitive, but Ashley knew just how deep to go and where that pressure was appropriate to alleviate much of the tension & pain I was experiencing in my hip. She was responsive to the signals my body gave, as well as to my verbal requests. She's a great massage therapist, and I will certainly see her again!
Iris S
Excellent!!! Best massage therapist ever. You walk away pain free.
Luwayna D
AMAZING!!!! John is amazing and does a fabulous job. I highly recommend him to anyone. He is courteous, professional and focuses on my areas of pain. I always leave feeling 100% better than I came. John is the best of the best and you wont find anyone better.He is amazing,there aren't enough great things to say about him. Once you see him, you will keep coming back. Thanks John for being so great and passionate about your job and helping people. You are the best, so glad we found you.
Coletta H
Ahhhhhhmazing : ) Massage to relieve stress and ended with scalp massage that leaves me feeling like I have had a week off! Thank you John!!! Your touch is truly healing. Can't wait until I have my next appointment!! Wish I had the money to hire you full time (but that would be selfish).
Dominic M
Massage Excellent !
Velma E
A Happy Mother Makes a Happy Daughter While visiting my mother who was recently discharged from The hospital, I scheduled her an appointment. My mother was in a lot of neck, back and knee pain. Ashley was patience and did an amazing job! She made my mother feel special and the massage was extremely helpful to my mom. I scheduled her two more appointments and I'm sure there will be more! Thanks Ashley for providing terrific services! -Tammie-
Pamela C
Amazing! I've been to other massage therapists but now that I've found John I won't need to look for another. His hands are magical! I have full range of motion in my neck after 14 years of very limited motion and he has done wonders for the shoulder I broke. I used to take at least four ibuprofen daily in order to function but now I rarely need it. There's a reason his schedule is always booked for several weeks ahead!
Lynda F
The Best My first massage was with John some years ago. It really opened my eyes to the value of a theraputic massage. I have had massages with other therapists and they just don't quite measure up. John is always pleasant, upbeat and professional. He takes time before the massage to speak with you to find out about any issues that need addressing.
Richard D
Great as Always John does a great Job!
Charlie B
Feeling a million times better! I came to John with nasty lower back pain from slipped disks due to a ladder fall and just overall back and neck problems. Since I've been coming regularly my back pain has gotten considerably better and I've needed less medication for pain management, my horseback riding posture and flexibility have improved, and I get less migraines too! John is always super friendly and helpful and has made me feel comfortable and welcome. This has been the best massage place I've been to and I would highly recommend it.
Diana C
Thanks, John, Massage therapy is a healing salve for my mind, body and spirit. John has been my massage therapist for over two years now. He is a busy guy so i schedule in advance but so worth the extra scheduling wait!
Josh F
Always amazing Review of Ashley Hines LMT Ashley's massages are like art. She knows just how to apply pressure and spends just the right time in sore areas. Never been disappointed with any type of massage.
Iris S
Excellent massage Excellent massage
Leon T
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! What a blessing this hour spent with John was... not only his amazingly capable hands but his open heart and kind spirit ~ for listening & caring! So much more than a therapist -- thankfully also my friend!
Lindsey Z
Amazing! Ashley was fantastic! One of the best massages I have had in a really long time!!
Joshua F
Always Amazing I have received massages from Ashley several times and always find her courteous and professional. She is attentive to all problem areas and has a very relaxing style of massage. I would highly recommend.
Amelia H
Amazing! Helped treat my chronic neck pain and headaches. Personalized the massage for my problem areas. Wonderful experience!!
Angel H
Amazing!! Today was my first visit with John French. I would like to say that I enjoyed the massage and getting to know him. I look forward to many more visits in the future and I will be using his online scheduler for clients, which by the way is AMAZING !! Scheduling an appointment with him or any other Therapist is the easiest thing when you can actually see all available appointments for yourself and then decide what fits your schedule. I look forward to many more visits with John French. I HIGHLY recommend his facility!! Thank you John and of course Ashley Hines ! See you soon
Geena C
Amazing experience! I love Ashley! I left feeling incredible and relaxed. I can't wait to book my next appointment! Thank you guys so much!
Pam R
Amazing Massage Ashley gives an outstanding deep tissue massage. My husband and I both agree she gives the best massage we've ever had. I will give my friends gift certificates.
Sharon J
Another Heavenly Massage As always, John gave me an amazing massage, using just the right pressure and addressing my tense areas perfectly. I heartily recommend the work around the clavicle. It even opened my sinuses! And the hot bamboo always helps me relax even deeper. I floated out on a cloud, feeling so much more centered. It was an awesome reminder to care for myself, so I have the presence to be there for others once again. I can't recommend John enough. Don't think. Just get a massage from him, and thank me later!
Richard T
Ashley Ashley is fantastic. Really knows what she is doing and very good at it.
Ashley is an exceptional massage therapist Review of Ashley Hines LMT I went to Ashley for the first time just recently and she did an exceptional job. She knew exactly where the 'problem' areas were on my back and neck. She seems to be very knowledgeable in her field and I would definitely go back to her. She does not talk during the massage unless you ask her a question which is a nice change from previous massage therapists I have used.
Ashley is Awesome I scheduled an hour of deep tissue massage with Ashley with focus on arms, shoulders and neck. WOW! Will be back again when needed, exceeded my expectations =)
Sharon H
Ashley is great I always sleep better after having a massage. Along with using the right amount of pressure, I tried the heated bamboo and it was wonderful. Very professional.
Lynda F
Ashley is terrific! I have had several massages at John French Massage Therapy with various therapists. Each massage has been beyond my expectations. I have always left feeling much better than when I arrived. I have had 4 or 5 massages with Ashley in the past year. She is always exceptional. She takes a couple of minutes to ascertain my massage needs and she always works out the knots and kinks in my shoulders and neck. She gives tips on how to avoid or minimize these issues. She is very professional, compassionate and talented massage therapist. I highly recommend her to any one that wants massage therapy. Whether you want a relaxing massage or a therapeutic one, she is the one!
Kathy R
Ashley is wonderful My children bought me a cert. for a 60 minute massage. I had injured my back & nothing seemed to help me. Ashley was professional, caring, and a superb massage therapist. The pain I'd been in left while I was still on the table. I've been back for a second, a relaxation massage; & I've scheduled a 3rd. Thank you for the great present from my children & the great massage from Ashley.
Iris S
Awesome job John is excellent. If u have aches or pains u will not leave with them. I highly recommend him.
Casper G
Awesome John John French is great. A wonderful guy, a wonderful therapist. I truly enjoy my time with him. We talk, laugh, we're quiet . . . His techniques are spot on. I too am a therapist and I recommend John 110%. His massage is tops. Thank you John, you are amazing. I feel great. See you very soon.
Randy W
Excellent Great Massage. Bethy has excellent skills and was very professional.
Joel W
Excellent Massage! Bethy gave one of the best deep tissue massages I have had. I highly recommend her.
Bill H
Excellent treatment I have not had many massages, but needed one in the worst way. I was able to book an appointment quickly and received the much needed treatment. I felt instant relief from my pain. John was responsive and careful to meet my needs to relieve the pain. I will continue with additional treatments and will recommend highly to friends and anyone in need.
Fantastic Bethy is absolutely amazing and I will continue to go to her for as long as possible! By far the best massage therapy I have ever received.
Pamela R
Fantastic Massage Ashley is an outstanding massage therapist. I always feel totally relaxed and ache-free after a visit with Ashley. I highly recommend her services.
Jan G
got the knots out Very thorough and deep back massage...just what I asked for!
Catia Silva
Great Massage This was my second time at John French Massage Therapy. The first time I had a really bad back pain, I saw Ashley and she was amazing. No more back pain. The second time, I saw Dawnielle and it was an amazing relaxing massage. I certainly recommend and will book another massage.
Great massages both visits! Bethy Green is awesome :)
Gretchen G.
Healing Touch When my chiropractor could no longer work on me due to my bone density / osteoporosis taking hold... John French was able to treat me with a truly healing touch. Gentle manipulation of the areas that are out of alignment and his spirit provide me great relief from the aches and pains of being 82 years young. I highly recommend John French to all who are suffering. He is a godsend to our family and I appreciate every moment with him.
Kate I
Increased Range of Motion & Relaxed I scheduled a massage with John French, and couldn't have been any happier! I walked in without being able to fully turn my head to the left side due to tight muscles in my shoulder/neck/upper back. John was professional, accommodating, and caring. I received a deep tissue massage, so he did use a lot of pressure, but that is what I wanted/needed. And even though it was deep tissue, I felt relaxed and comfortable. At the end of the massage, I was able to turn my head in a full range of motion to the left and the right side. I was overjoyed! Now, a week later, I am still feeling well and still have full range of motion. Thank you, John for a great massage! I will definitely be returning.
Ron C
I think we are making real progress It took a couple of days of me taking it easy for the effects of the last session to really kick in. For the first time in months, I feel like I'm getting my full range of motion back.
Cheryl F
Massage Review of Dawnielle Morrill I had a great massage, especially for my feet. I have plantar fasciitis so this was just what I needed.
Iris S
Massage therapist John is the best massage therapist ever. I’ve tried many but he knows just how to stop pain. You will leave feeling the best you have ever felt.
Jamy T
Ms Shoulder
Marianna C
Outstanding Review of Bethy Green Betty was absolutely wonderful! I told her where my problem areas were and she did her magic. She released my knots and stress points. I highly recommend Betty! Thanks and see you again soon
Michelle T
Professional and Easeful Ashley was very clear and detailed about the lymphatic drainage massage process so I knew just what to expect. She was professional and created an atmosphere that put me at ease.
Pamela R
Superb Relaxation Ashley Hines is a truly gifted therapist. I always feel 100% better after a massage session with Ashley. My husband and friends totally agree.
Syeda S
Super services Greatly satisfied
Syeda S
Super services Greatly satisfied
Sharon J
Another Amazing Massage Thanks, again, and AS ALWAYS, for another relaxing, restorative massage. I always come back to my center and feel so cared for and rejuvenated. I am so touched and honored by your generous, healing gift. Love you! Love your hands! :-)
Jennifer H
Ashley Hines is among the best I have now gotten 3 massages from Ashley and she never disappoints. I got a massage voucher from my boyfriend and having never been to John French Massage Therapy, I did some research online and saw that John worked magic through other's reviews of him. After trying to book an appointment with him and finding out that he was booked 5 weeks in advance, I chose Ashley to be able to get in in just a few days. I got a deep tissue massage and it was the best I have ever had!!! Immediately following my massage, I asked her where I could sign up!! She has very strong hands and makes sure throughout the whole massage that the pressure is just right. I am sad I found her so late into my time here in Gainesville, but she has definitely made it easier for me to go to work (as a server) and stay committed to my workout regimen :)
Rong S
a very relaxing hot bamboo massage! Review of Ashley Hines LMT Ashley was very nice and did a wonderful job!
Dr. Theodore J. R.
Ashley Hines Was Terrific! This was my first session with Ashley and she was excellent in dealing with my "tightness" in lower back and shoulders. Deep tissue massage is the only modality I'm familiar with and she exceeded my expectations. She has very good "feel" for the distressed areas and worked them capably. Looking forward to future sessions with Ashley. BTW: The office environment is very relaxing and professionally appointed.
Laurel F
Awesome Massage Ashley was terrific! Not only was the heated bamboo massage incredibly relaxing I still feel great days later. She really worked out all the issues my back was experiencing without any pain or discomfort. Thank you so much for the great massage!
Stewart W
Awesome experience Review of John French LMT I have a ruptured disc and John worked on the affected areas. His knowledge of the how each body part interatced and the patience to answer my questions about my massage needs and why he was massaging certain areas left me very confident he understood my concerns and needs. I left feeling better than I had since my disc slipped.
Ann F
Best Deep Tissue Massage EVER I cannot describe what a fabulous deep tissue massage I received from Ashley at John French Massage. No, I didn't receive a thing for this rating! They deserve it. Friendly, beautiful environment, professional, and killer massage. Ashley was also sensitive to go lighter if I asked, but you won't find a better deep tissue massage anywhere!
Awesome Job Review of Ashley Hines LMT I have been to many massage treatments at other places, from high dollar boutique to private in home sessions. The hot bamboo treatment with Ashley was the best for relaxation I have ever had! Can't wait to go back!
Best massage ever! Best massage I've ever had. Ashley Hines is amazing. I will be going back. I would definitely recommend this place.
Candy P
BY FAR Having had massages by numerous therapists there is no doubt that John French is the best and exceeds by far all others!
Deep Tissue Masage Great experience, Awesome massage. Very Professional.
Brenda B
Deep tissue massage This was a last minute appt. I was in major pain for the last two weeks. Ashleigh did and awesome deep tissue massage in some of my well needed areas. I am looking forward to my next massage!
Kristyn B
Deep Tissue With Ashley My first time there and I felt very comfortable and relaxed around Ashley. She did a great job! Very happy that I went and had a great massage! Will definatley reccomend them
Brenda S
Exactly What I Needed I saw John for Crainial-Sacral Therapy 9 days after having dental surgery (including bone graft). I'd been on antibiotics and, even though the "dental" stuff was coming along nicely, I felt I needed the rebalancing of bodily systems as well as helping to deal w/the jaw trauma and changes (i was also wearing a prosthedontal piece to help cover the wound and keep the spacing in my bite as the jawbone healed.) John's grasp of cranial technique is very good and his innate understanding of the subtler workings of the entire body as it heals from any trauma and adjusts to a new way of "being" is very keen. My session was totally pain-free, relaxing, and I felt better when I got off the table--more in balance and relaxed-but-alert. I would recommend John's CST work for anyone of any age for any reason, but esp. after any major kind of dental work!
Heather E
Exceeded Expectations! Since moving to Gainesville I have been to several different places for a massage searching for relief from everyday aches and pains from my new job. Not until I came to John French Massage Therapy did I find a great massage therapist in Ashley Hines. I will definitely be coming back.
Jennifer W
Excellent! Excellent massage from Ashley Hines!! I will definitely be back. I highly recommend the heated bamboo massage.
Allison O
Excellent deep tissue massage by Ashley This was my first time seeing Ashley and it won't be my last! She gave a great deep tissue massage that focused on all the areas that I requested and that were important. She was very kind and professional. The therapy room is very comforting and relaxing. Great overall!!
Exceptional John is the best masseur in north central Florida. Can't recommend enough!
Pamela R
Fantastic Massage Ashley gives a truly great massage. I have been truly pleased with services received. Thank you.
Mirium K
Full body massage Review of Ashley Hines LMT The best I have had in a long time What ever it was do it again next time
Wayne H
Good job Meeting John with a cranky knee and its muscle, I left John feeling much better without pain.
Alex G
Great Deep Massage I haven't had too many massages in my life, and this was my first time here. Ashley did a great job loosening up my neck muscles and finding places I didn't even realize were sore. Have felt pretty good since and already booked my next massage!
Kayla M
great experience Review of Ashley Hines LMT This was my first time going to get a massage. I got a deep tissue massage with ashley for an hour and it felt great! She was very sweet and gave a great massage! Thank you!
Great Massage Would recommend
Jennifer Katz
I Love You John French!!! John is an amazing therapist to work with. He really listens and helps you understand what's going on with your body. Some days it's going to hurt - but you will feel so much better once his "elbows of oppression" have released your tight and neglected muscles. Everything in our body is connected and John knows how to help get you back into proper form. Thank you for always being what I need!
Justin D
One of the Best Massage Therapists Out There Review of John French LMT I recently moved to Gainesville and stumbled upon John French Massage Therapy by trusting the reviews online and I am so glad I did! From the moment I arrived, John was very friendly and personable. Once I was on the table, he made sure I was comfortable and did fantastic work with just the right amount of pressure. It had been a couple of years since my last professional massage, but I felt right at home. I have already booked my next appointment and will be back again and again!
Susan S
great massage I have got several different kinds of massage. All of them has helped m e revover from a car accident. He is very professional and sensitive to your needs.
Sean C
Great Massage! Ashley has found her calling as a masseuse and it shows in the quality of her work. She took time to understand my health and how to be help me. I am looking forward to the next visit!
Connie T
Pt Review of Ashley Hines LMT Outstanding massage. Great experience
Great massage! Review of Ashley Hines LMT Ashley was great with the heated bamboo massage! I had some problems initially with scheduling, and she was extremely accommodating and conscientious. During the massage, she was very thorough with each muscle group and provided an extremely relaxing atmosphere. I highly recommend!
bahareh k
NO ONE BETTER I have gone to A LOT of different places all over and no one holds a candle to John. I prefer deep tissue and he is so amazing at it. He is so skilled at finding the knots and working them out. John has a gift! Give yourself a gift and go see him.
Gregg P
Great service! I have had several massages here and have always had great service! Simply put, I totally recommend John French Massage Therapy!
Candy P
John French By FAR the best massage anywhere!
Dani Ivey
John French is the best! John is absolutely professional, friendly, and skilled at what he does. After three visits I am experiencing relief from problems Ive had for years. My Thursday visits are my favorite part of my week. If you are looking for a massage therapist, you will not be disappointing with John. He is fantastic!
John is Great! He comes highly recommended. Have had years of great service.
Melissa C
Massage Review I am new to Gainesville and I found out about John French Massage Therapy through Living Social. My appointment was with Ashley and she was wonderful! She talked to me before my appointment and asked about the areas I wanted her to focus on. She found and spent time on every single sore muscle/spot on my back and checked in with me to see if I wanted my massage harder or softer. I had never had a Heated Bamboo massage but it felt wonderful! I have bought massage groupons and living social deals in the past and felt that my massage was rushed or sloppy because I paid for a "deal" but I never felt this way with Ashley. I will definitely be a repeat customer!
Jackie S
Massage with Ashley, april 18,2014 Ashley is a wonderful massage therapist. It was well worth waiting for.
Bob T
neck feels so much better Ashley, I have had many massages and the deep tissue massage you gave me Friday was one of the best ever. I have already recommended you.
Kathy R
Professional & healing I started going to Ashley last January after hurting my back. The massage relieved the pain & worked miracles on my entire body. She is continued to be my massage therapist & always does a great job. Now my family members are her clients too. Thanks Ashley for doing such a great job!
Patricia C
So relaxing! Ashley is incredibly talented, professional and caring. Will continue to visit as often as I can.
Pamela R
Super Massage Really appreciate Ashley's terrific massage. Took care of very tight muscles in neck. Always enjoy being pampered!
Jan J
Thanks for another great massage! Review of Ashley Hines LMT This is my second massage from Ashley. I love the atmosphere & the background music. Ashley gives a very therapeutic massage, which is what I needed! I purchased both massages via Living Social & Groupon due to the great rate....wish I could afford to keep coming back for Ashley's therapy! :-)
Eric C.
I have gone to John for years to receive massage work and have been VERY happy with what he has done for me.  There have been many times that I have been so relaxed that I have fallen asleep on the table.

I have no problems recommending him to friends and family (and I have)!
Margaret M
The Best!!! John is great at massage therapy. AND is one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever met. I always walk away from his practice feeling better mentally and physically.
Pamela R
Totally Wonderful Ashley does an outstanding deep tissue massage. It is extremely relaxing and I always feel much better. I highly recommend her services.
Robert Sapp
Very good Ashley was extremely professional and knows how to work the spots needed. She listened to what my problems were and worked them out. Thank you Ashley
Who knew? Review of John French LMT I saw John for an Ortho-Bionomy treatment and it was gentle but highly effective. I have had problems with my hips for years, they just ache at the end of the day. After just one session I have total relief in my right hip and significant improvement in my left. My only disappointment was not booking a longer session!
Joan H
Wish I could go more than once a week My progress has been greater than anything else I have tried in twenty five years. The process is gentle and relatively painless. The hardest part of the visit is walking out of the office and back into the real world.
Gianina L
Wonderful Experience Had a great experience. It was easy to schedule online and the massage therapist was kind and made one feel easily comfortable. Felt great afterwards!
Debbie W
Wonderful Experience Review of Ashley Hines LMT This was a gift for Mother's Day and my first time at J.F.M. so, I wasn't sure what to expect. Ashley gave a wonderful massage. I requested hot bamboo and was pleased when she first massaged with her hands then the use of bamboo. It was the best of both.I will return.
Pamela R
Wonderfully Relaxing Ashley gives an amazing massage. I truly enjoy the experience and feel so much better afterwards.
Pamela R
Wonderful Massage Totally great experience. Ashley does an excellent job. Foot massage was a wonderful, relaxing surprise.
Kathy R
Wonderful Swedish massage Have you ever been so relaxed you didn't know if you could drive home? That's how I feel every time Ashley gives me a massage! I don't feel that way just for a day either; it last for weeks! My aches & pains are gone and I feel like a whole new person!
Laurie M
Wow! Great massage. As usual, wonderful massage by Ashley. Left breathing better, and feeling better.
Laurie M
Wow! Great massage. strong hands, quiet therapist. just what I needed.
John is WONDERFUL!  I don't know how I got so lucky to find him, but I've had at least 8 massages with him and they have all been great. He's really knowledgeable with all kinds of massage-- I started off with the manual lympathic drainage massage because of surgery I had over the summer. He was gentle and didn't apply too much pressure. This was the first time I had this type of massage, so I was a little nervous, but he calmly explained what would be done before the massage to put me at ease. At the end of our sessions, he would provide me with little at-home tips to help my surgical recovery along. After that, John began telling me a little about the bamboo massage and I just had to try it! I enjoyed it and it was unlike anything I have exer experienced! I've also had the more traditional deep tissue and sweedish massages because of discomfort in my neck and shoulder areas.

John is really good about knowing how much pressure to apply and every time I leave his office, I feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. I feel really comfortable in his office, his hours are flexible, and he is reasonable.
I discovered John through a Living Social deal (which lately have been much better than Groupon deals), and I'm already planning my next visit.  John is so nice and he gives a fantastic massage!  I love getting massages, but my experiences have been predominately by females and at spas.  The great thing about John is you aren't paying for all the extra spa fees.  Also, I felt very comfortable around him.  John is super personable but also completely professional.  My hour massage was the perfect combination of relaxation and deep tissue pressure.  I would recommend John to anyone!
I have given and received many massages, but visited John today for my first professional appointment and first by a male.  It was great!  John was very professional and, as another reviewer mentioned, personable.  Any gut-level awkwardness trepidation I held melted away very quickly and the massage incorporated a little bit of everything.  I was impressed with the whole process and also want to specifically recommend the bamboo treatment, which was really luxurious and just felt awesome.  This is a guy who is as much an artist as a clinician; go treat yourself!
John gives the best massage I have ever had! Three words....Heated Bamboo Massage. Seriously, this is amazing. Perfect pressure, no pain, just relaxation. I went in sore from a heavy workout regime, and left feeling so much better. He listens and remembers what I liked last time and also lets me know what my body is telling him. John mentioned that he recently went to a large massage therapist convention. I appreciate the fact that he educates himself to stay ontop of the skill that he has mastered. John has a medical background and tends to approach massage as a medical relaxation procedure, instead of someone trying to center my spirit. No offense to those massage therepists that are into fung shui and yoga, but that's just not me. What I'm into is getting the knots out of my neck, relieving the pain in my hamstrings, and loosening up my shoulder blades so that I actually reach above my head to wash my hair in the morning. (Again, I'll remind you that I have a heavy work out schedule- haha) I am logging of of yelp to go to John's website to schedule another appointment right now.
Dorothy H.
Amazing as always.  Never disappoints!! I will never go to anyone else for a massage.
Dorothy H.
John is just amazing!  I'm being getting massages for 20 years - since a car accident.  He gives the best massages I've ever had.  When you get up off the table you know you feel better.
Anna L.
Best massage of my life!  Jordan was wonderful.  Sine I gave birth 3 months ago my back has been very tense.  Jordan gave me a deep tissue massage.  I could tell it was working on the table, but then I stood up and realized that my posture was so much better.  I didn't even realize how hunched over I was until I stood up straight.
Jerry M.
So I went back yesterday and had my second massage. I'd never had a deep-tissue massage before, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. On top of that, though I had John for the first massage, this time I opted for Gary because it was a last-minute idea and John was booked up. Long story short, everything about the massage was great. It was considerably more pressure than the Swedish I had gotten before, but except for a little soreness today, I slept better than I have in 10 years. Not to mention there is absolutely NO tightness in my shoulders or neck. I don't remember that last time I could say that without laughing. I don't know what magic these guys work, but whatever it is, they are absolute pros. Will definitely return.
Jerry M.
TL;DR: I'm not getting paid/compensated to say this (I'm always skeptical of all-5 star reviews) and I absolutely loved the massage. Super professional, great price point, and absolutely relaxing. Full Review: I always get really skeptical of reviews that all sound the same or use the name of the person, but I think for a massage therapy institution, it's appropriate. Full disclosure: I'm not being paid by this institution, I wasn't asked to write a review, nor did I receive any form of discount, promotion, or compensation for my opinion. I am just a nerd with a lot of time on his hands after a great massage. I had never had a massage before today, actually. Unlike the other reviewers, I wasn't having any pain or specific ailments that I wanted treated. I was looking for a generic, movie-esque hour of relaxation. John delivered.  Seeing as I was relatively new to the concept, he walked me through a little bit of what to expect and generally how things were going to go. He asked me a few questions that might have been more aptly suited for someone with experience, seeing as I had no idea how much pressure would be appropriate, but I told him to leave it up to his professional determination (this was a great choice, in hind sight).  Though starting off a little light, he quickly adjusted to just the right level of pressure and maintained it for the duration of the massage. I'm not much of a talker during services (I'm the awkwardly quiet guy during haircuts, pedicures [don't hate just because I'm male ;)], etc.) and John was totally fine with that.  In terms of professionalism, he left the room as is standard and had a button that alerted him to when I was ready to begin. He invited me to remove as much or little clothing as I thought was appropriate and, having almost no modesty to speak of, I was happy to strip down. Even so, I used a towel drape, just to see how that would play out. He then started the massage, asked me about the pressure, and began the massage. When it came to the draped area, he asked how comfortable I was with it being moved, both with the back and the frontal areas. Additionally, when switching sides, he made an additional effort to allow the drape to remain in place. Not a huge deal, but for people who are modest, embarrassed, or timid, I would think this would be a huge comfort. I'm not sure if this is unique to a new-comer, intake massage where they don't know much about the craft but he also integrated a little bit of deep tissue (I think?), hot stone, and heated bamboo into the massage, just to add a bit of variety. Definitely a plus, as I now know that I'm a fan of all of the above! In terms of price, they are constantly running specials that you can find on their website. One thing to note is that the Yelp Special you see on your phone is ONLY for the other therapist. Not a big deal, considering there are plenty of similar specials for students, etc. that you can find on the website. For an hour, I think my total came out to be 52?  Because tipping can be one of those things that is awkward to discuss, I came right out and asked: The policy, as is standard, is that it's always appreciated, never required. And though John is very professional, I actually believed it when he said it. That said, I think that a tip, at least the amount of the discount you receive, is appropriate when you compare their prices to similar institutions around Gainesville or around the country (upwards of 100 for an hour). Overall, I will definitely be booking with John again. No idea about the other therapist, but he was incredibly friendly [they were redesigning an office and we spoke briefly before the massage began].
Monroe C.
I have been seeing Mr. French for over two years now on a regular bi-weekly bases and I have NEVER gotten a bad massage or treatment.  He is very attuned to my muscle-skelton needs and addresses each with me before beginning the new treatment.  With my lower spine, hip and knee arthirtic conditions he treats each with extreme care and understanding.  He is totally into his career and whatever is best for you the customer is his first concern.  Before trying something new he always takes the time to explain the procedure to you and makes sure that your comfort level is achieved.  I had plenty of massage therapist but John is by far the best yet.
Dan J.
I had a couple of massages with Gary Reeser and he is very good.  I also scheduled a couple of massages with John French and he is excellent.  Both have excellent techniques and are very involved in what they are trying to accomplish.  Either will let you get your massage in complete silence or be glad to have a conversation with you while you are getting your massage ... or anything in between.  John is special in that he has a deep and genuine interest in your progress and well being.  I appreciated that and will be scheduling more appointments with these folks.
Al S.
John has worked with me now for several visits, and I have benefited immensely from his knowledge, professionalism, superior technique, and, most of all, his compassion -- a true therapist.
I started going to John after my regular massage therapist moved. I have chronic pain & numbness due to a disk problem in my neck. John is very knowledgable and professional, and most importantly he is effective with his technics. I highly recommend John French.
Ron E.
I have been nothing short of amazed at the healing John can provide.  I first had treatment last year for plantar fascitis and within a six treatment regimen was relieved of the excruciating pain of this malady.  This inflammation has never returned and my feet are eternally grateful.  Then just this past week I ended up in the ER at Shands and had a CT scan and a spinal tap.  No problems were found in these diagnostic tests to explain the headache that had been bad enough to scare me to the ER.  After suffering for five days post spinal tap (not even being able to stay out of bed for more than an hour at a time) ... I went for treatment by John's skilled hands and now I am able to function again... I feel good and I feel alive for the first time in nearly a week.  I can't thank John enough!!! He is genuinely concerned about the well being of others and he is a healer.  If you are suffering... I can not emphasize enough to call and schedule some time with John French and his healing abilities.
Richard D.
John is very professional and gives a great massage.  I have had deep tissue as well as relaxing massages from him and he excels and both!
Maureen C.
As someone who enjoyed getting a massage whenever I get some spare cash, the quality of service and professionalism I've encountered over the years have been mixed. Thankfully, my first appointment with John was AMAZING. In fact, he is simply the best massage therapist I have ever encountered. Each session (so far I've had two) has produced very positive results in dealing with some specific health issues. John also has a wonderful demeanor and is very good at making his clients feel at ease. Definitely two thumbs WAY up (and five stars)!
Sharon J.
John has amazing hands and uses just the right pressure.  He knows exactly what to do to work out tension and make it relaxing at the same time.  The heated bamboo is yummy, too!  The atmosphere is so calming, clean and soothing.  The whole experience is wonderful.  John is such a sweetheart, and I have always felt his care and concern in everything he does and suggests.  He knows his stuff and does an amazing job.  Highly recommended!  A+++++
Just had my first appointment with John and was hoping the reviews I read were correct...and they were!!! I have suffered from chronic 24/7 headaches for the past ten years, and have searched for relief!!! John was able to provide that before my session was over! Have already booked another one, because I feel I have finally found the person who can truly help with my pain, not just a temporary fix!! If you're looking for someone that has you're interest above theirs, give John a try!
J. Jean C.
I met John one weekend last fall when my entire back and neck had seized up over the weekend. Even though I was a new patient he stayed late on Saturday to see me because he could tell how much pain I was in over the phone. The next day it was like  I had seen a miracle worker. John is not only a wonderful person to be around, he is great at what he does. He is by far the best massage therapist I have ever visited and have been back to see him multiple times over the past nine months - he always gets results! He even has student pricing, making him a more affordable options for much of Gainesville's population.
Kristen G.
I saw John French for the first time this weekend. I was visiting friends in Gainesville and was experiencing terrible back pain. A friend referred me to John and called him to see if he had any free time. Even though he was totally booked he worked me in for an appointment. The office is lovely and John has an entirely disarming charm that made me feel at ease. John's heated bamboo massage was extraordinary! I left his office feeling much, much better and by Sunday my back and shoulders felt the best they had in weeks.  Next time I am in Gainesville I am definitely making another appointment!
Connie S
Massage extraordinaire As always, Gary was great and managed to address all the muscle kinks and just an hour. I highly recommend him!
Dorothy H
helped with knee replacement surgery recovery I already knew John was amazing, that he's helped me more than any MT I've ever seen, and that he listens to what you're telling him. But, I mentioned my post surgery swelling problems and he said we can make that better. And then he did.
The Best Thank you John for the BEST massage in Gainesville!
A friend gifted a massage from John after a stressful few weeks at work. John was able to work with my schedule (Saturday) , which made the message that much more relaxing. The atmosphere was perfect and his technique was wonderful. I look forward to trying the new hot bamboo massage soon!
Linda W
A Better Massage Gary is fabulous. He finds every muscle knot, every stressed area and fixes them all. I love to give gift certificates to my friends for a Gary-massage. I am confident they will be happy.
Savannah P
Excellent Massage I enjoyed an excellent massage yesterday from Gary Reeser at John French Massage Therapy. I requested a Swedish relaxation massage (originally for 60 minutes). Within moments I asked if I could extend the massage to 90 minutes! I got the relaxation I sought as well as having several "aches and pains" addressed without pain. I encourage anyone seeking an excellent massage to contact John French Massage Therapy!
Linda W
Back/Shoulder Massage Review of Gary Reeser, LMT He. Found. Every.Knot. and Kink. Incredible. Wonderful.
So I went back yesterday and had my second massage. I'd never had a deep-tissue massage before, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. On top of that, though I had John for the first massage, this time I opted for Gary because it was a last-minute idea and John was booked up.

Long story short, everything about the massage was great. It was considerably more pressure than the Swedish I had gotten before, but except for a little soreness today, I slept better than I have in 10 years. Not to mention there is absolutely NO tightness in my shoulders or neck. I don't remember that last time I could say that without laughing.

I don't know what magic these guys work, but whatever it is, they are absolute pros.

Will definitely return.
Ashley was very good. I had a deep tissue massage, one hour, and I felt great afterward. Wonderful facility, comfortable bed, soothing music, and cold water and candy after. Definitely worth a visit!