Startupwife: In response to the review written about my business on 11.23.09, I would like to take this opportunity to address your comments. It appears that you have my private practice mistaken for a different place of business and I will explain to you the reasons why I believe this to be so. I am the Founder of a professional Wellness Center and I work alongside a Naturopathic Doctor, a Psychotherapist and an Acupuncturist, so your review does not in any way correlate with my personal business practices, as well as the professionalism and dress policy of our entire Wellness Center as a whole. Also, at the time your review was written, I had not worked on anyone using the Ashiatsu (Barefoot) technique except for existing clients that I see on a steady, repeat basis in over 5 1/2 months -- I find it interesting that you would wait close to 6 months or more to write a review. Lastly, your review states that I “proceeded to immediately do the massage” -- anyone who has ever been a client of my private practice knows that I have an in-depth and distinctive process for the intake of all new clients.
Startupwife: Due to the fact that I trained extensively with the original founder of this technique who is credited with bringing this unique style of massage to the United States from Asia, I can assure you that I maintain the absolute highest standards of integrity and excellence with each and every one of my clients. My private practice has been built extensively through word-of-mouth referrals, and the other honest reviews on CitySearch, Angie's List, Yelp, as well as others, showcase my commitment to my profession. Being that I was voted "Best of CitySearch 2007", it is unlikely I could have received such an honor without maintaining exemplary levels of client satisfaction. Startupwife, not only do I welcome the opportunity, but I truthfully encourage you to contact me directly so that we can clarify this matter. Anyone who has been a client of my private practice understands that I promote an open dialog of communication at all times, so I honestly can’t imagine someone having a question or concern and not bringing it to me personally. To all of my loyal clients throughout the years who continue to support my business, my deep heartfelt "thanks" goes out to all of you. Celeste Christiensen, Owner, Celestial Soul Premier Massage