Healing Touch of Galena
Healing Touch of Galena
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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I fix neck, shoulders and low back. Have table, will travel to you. Girls' getaway weekends and bachelorette parties are a large part of my business followed by couple's massage. I am very proud and humbled with these 225+ five-star reviews and number one listing for massage and wellness in Galena, IL. I feel privileged to have done massage work at every Spa in Galena as well as the local Hospital. I will travel to you anywhere in the Galena, Jo Daviess County area or come to my office/home in the Galena Territory. Schedule an appointment ANYTIME of day or ANY DAY or HOUR of the week. Whether you are looking for a great relaxing massage, deep tissue, sports or prenatal massage, it's the same reasonable price. Visit my website for testimonials and pricing. I have performed thousands of getaway weekend massages for couples as well as group re-unions.
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Ramona V
Galena, IL3 contributions
Sep 2022
Gerald is the best! Healing Touch of Galena is second to none! I can’t say enough good things about his talents. He is truly a master of his craft and my “go to person” when I’m experiencing neck, shoulder and lower back pain. I highly recommend him as he is one of the best (and I’ve had many massages over the years). I really appreciate that he takes the time to explain what I should be doing in the way of stretching to help alleviate further pain. He truly gives a first class massage experience in the comfort of your own home - and those socks are the best - super soft and cozy.
Written September 21, 2022
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Amber
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
Gerald came to our room while my husband and I were on a short vacay in Galena at the Chestnut mountain resort to give us both a massage. He was very professional, personable, with a great sense of humor. He gave us a wonderful massage! Very pleased with his work and knowledge. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to relax and feel amazing afterwards. I struggle with neck pain and he really was able to work my neck leaving me feeling better immediately.
Talking horses was an added bonus too 🐴
Written August 3, 2021
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It was a pleasure visiting you guys on your Galena visit. And it was fun for me as well. Neck issues are my number one priority and i am glad you got relief in that troublesome area. I hope you find a reason to visit our fair Galena. Thanks so much for this kind effort. Gerald
Written August 27, 2021
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Melissa W
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
My husband and I love getting massages so I was looking at Galena Day Spa to book a couples massage. While looking at their website I seen that they offered the In Harmony Couples Retreat, which teaches couples some massage techniques they can use on each other, so I decided to book it. Let me say, I am so glad that we did it! Jerry was our massage therapist and he was wonderful! He made us feel comfortable right from the start and taught us so much! My husband and I were both a little nervous starting out but Jerry was so patient and encouraging the entire time and that nervousness faded quickly. I definitely recommend trying the In Harmony Couples Retreat and Jerry for any massage!
Written July 31, 2021
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Melissa, I love my massage career and showing you guys what i have learned over 20 years was both a pleasure and fun.You don't have to be a therapist to provide some great relaxing efforts with each other and I'm giving you both an A+ Thanks for this kind review and good luck with this challenging teaching year. Gerald
Written August 27, 2021
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Mara
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Gerry is a very kind man, however, he is a very light touch. If you’re looking for a light pressure massage, he is fantastic. He is very talkative and knowledgeable about muscle groups which is helpful.
He will go to homes for massages, which is nice for a family on vacation who is not wanting to venture too far out of the vacation site. But if you are wanting and willing by to make the drive to a deep pressure, it would be worth it for both time and cost.

I personally had an issue with consent. He had mentioned that he does not ask his clients, including myself, if they would like their gluteus done and he will just do them. I am a victim of SA and I would have opted not to have them done, but he had already started and I was too flustered to say stop. He was very focused on my crack and it was honestly a little uncomfortable.

I don’t say that to make him sound like a bad guy, because again he’s very kind; I just wish he would have asked.
Written June 2, 2022
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Thank you for the time you took t write this kind review with critical advice. I think I have to remind myself more often how important communication is. I would have been delighted to deliver any level of pressure you wanted.I should have stayed in touch better throughout your massage. I always tell my clients before the massage that I will massage their "gluts" because it is important and I want them to voice any concerns before getting on the table. You have given me a lot to think about so I can earn a "Great not good" rather than "Good not great." Happy Summer Gerald
Written June 3, 2022
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Mia A
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Solo
From the first interaction to the moment I walked off the table everything was very welcoming! The massage was amazing and Gerald made pleasant conversation as well! The environment is relaxing and soothing and the aroma therapy helps the body relax. I drove about an hour and 20 minutes and would absolutely drive it again for the quality massage I received! This cannot be matched at any of the spas I’ve visited before. 10/5 stars!!
He made sure directions to the location were easy for me to find along with pictures, called to check in and make sure everything was fine while on my way to the location.
Written April 27, 2021
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CTreb
Minneapolis, MN26 contributions
Jun 2022
We scheduled four of us for massages while on our girl's weekend in Galena. Gerald explains his background & his massage process very thoroughly. He customized each of our services based on our requested areas of concentration & those he felt needed extra stress relief. The greatest part was that he came to our Airbnb so we could relax in our own environment.
Written June 7, 2022
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Tyler
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
Gerald is a sweet and knowledgeable massage therapist. The prices were so affordable and he made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The atmosphere was great- calming music, gentle aromatherapy, and Gerald made sure I was warm enough with heating pads and heated table. Our couples massages were one at a time at his recommendation so he could work his magic on both of us. Definitely worth it! He was skilled at neck and shoulder massage which we needed after our hiking trip the day before.
Written June 8, 2021
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Amy W
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
As a city girl from big city Chicago I am use to scheduling anything things fairly easily. Not so in my girls weekend in small town Galena. Making massage appointments last minute for five of us was impossible. All booked! But Gerald to the rescue! We worked out two massages at our place in the evening, left his massage table with us to return a 8:00 am and complete the last three.But the best part of it was the quality of his work and attentative attitude.
I'm not suggesting that you book last minute but Gerald will make you happy you contacted him first.
Written August 14, 2022
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I really enjoyed reading your kind review.It's great to know we small city therapists can earn big city respect. Thank so much. Come visit again.. Gerald
Written August 18, 2022
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T1267$
3 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Gerald well seasoned therapist, absolutely can help with pain or relaxing. Helped with major back and hip pain. Called last minute for massage, was Extremely accommodating and able to work it I sent to his schedule. Extremely knowledgeable and help me figure out the next steps I should take with getting further treatment. Listens to your situation and Diles and into help me really work on specific points. Makes you feel extremely at home and comfortable and allows you to dress down to your comfort level whatever is best for you.
Written May 9, 2021
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It was a delight to work with you and read these words as a response to your massage. The time and effort it took to review me is much appreciated and I hope our next meeting will be for less pain relief. Gerald
Written May 14, 2021
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Brad K
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Hey Guys and Gals

If you are looking for a message in Galena area I highly recommend Healing Touch of Galena. Gerald was great! He really knows his stuff; very professional. I left there with my back and neck in much better place. Gerald also offered some easy exercises and advise. I am considering another trip just to get another message.

Price was reasonable. Price for the amount time was a great deal.

Bradley Thomas
Written November 11, 2021
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Bradley, I am so happy to receive your kind words despite my late reply. come again!
Written February 2, 2022
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