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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very knowledgeable
    I had a great experience getting a message from Gerald - he really knows what he’s doing, and he’s a kind and generous soul. As a bonus, he shared some amazing stories! He was happy to not talk as well, but I enjoyed chatting with him. Overall, a lovely and comfortable experience!
    Emily, it was a delight to meet you and I really appreciate the time and effort put forth to place this kind review on TripAdvisor. I wish you the best in your new school year and hope we meet again. Gerald
    Written August 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 4, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Relaxation Massage!
    We emailed Gerald about booking a couples massage. He responded right away and was able to accommodate the date and time even with just a few days notice. He confirmed that if we were okay with having one after the other or if we wanted at the same time. We were fine with separate. He came to our hotel room. He is a kind and very skilled massage therapist. Gerald is also very respectful. I have had 5 surgeries on my ankle so that area is a bit sensitive and he was very careful and made sure that the pressure wasn't too much. The back and neck massage was so relaxing. We really enjoyed his stories too. When we return to Galena we will definitely book with Healing Touch of Galena. Thank you Gerald!!
    Thanks so much for this warm and kind review. I realize it takes time and effort to put this review together and i am most grateful. You and Aaron must plan a return for your next wedding anniversary. Take care of that foot. Be patient. Gerald
    Written August 6, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 5, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great results from an excellent massage!
    My chiropractor recommended a deep tissue massage. I have never had a massage so after extensive research I decided to give Gerald a call because of the abundance of great reviews he had. Long story short, I felt immediate results. As a couple, we are considering regular massages with Gerald to try to stay ahead of the game. Thanks Gerald for helping me relax & loosen up!
    I am delighted that we got those tight neck and spine muscles ready for some some powerful chiropractic adjustments, and it was successful. Thanks so much for your kind words. Come visit next for a firm but relaxing massage. Gerald
    Written August 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 13, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing massage during Galena vacation.
    Gerald did a great job and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a relaxing massage. He was prompt with his response to our phone calls and he was able to get us in on a short notice as we were on a vacation to the Galena area. So much enjoyed meeting him and his wife!!
    Thanks so much for this kind review and the time and effort that it involves. It was a delight meeting both you and your wife. I hope you make Galena a vacation destination again. Happy Summer. Gerald
    Written August 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Noreen W
    Norridge, Illinois
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Girls Pampered Weekend.
    Gerald was fantastic to work with for our girls trip in the Galena Territories. He messaged us back right away and was in contact with us throughout our entire planning process. He came to our house rental twice on the weekend to accommodate all of the ladies. ALL our massages were first rate. One of the best we have ever had done. We would highly recommend Healing Touch of Galena.
    Noreen, I am so grateful that you selected and worked with me for your "Girl's Getaway Weekend." ❤️ What fun. To receive so much positive feedback from you all is such a blessing. Thanks for the time and effort here on TripAdvisor. I hope there will be another opportunity to see you all again and express my thanks 😊 in time and effort. Happy Summer to Fall. Gerald
    Written August 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Pam L
    Norridge, Illinois
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Girls weekend massage
    Gerald came to our girls weekend and graciously gave us a massage that was fantastic. We all left Galena very relaxed. I will gladly seek Gerald out the next time I visit Galena. I highly recommend Gerald to anyone looking for a very relaxing massage. Thank you, Gerald.
    It was a pleasure taking care of your particular girl's getaway weekend. What fun. I am delighted to get such positive feedback from all of you. Please come again so I can reward you for these kind words. Happy Summer to Fall. Gerald
    Written August 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Annual girls trip
    Can’t thank Gerald enough! What an amazing massage! He was so professional, kind, informative, reasonably priced and accommodating! All the boxes checked! I highly recommend Gerald as he does not disappoint! Thanks again Gerald!
    Thanks so much for this effort and these kind words. -Five lovely ladies receive massages on a getaway weekend. -Five lovely 5 star reviews for me on TripAdvisor! I feel so blessed to receive such kindness. I am looking forward to your next visit to fair Galena. Happy Summer. Gerald
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Truly a Healing Touch!
    Gerald truly has a healing touch. A friend and I each had 90 minute massages. His home office in the Galena Territory is comfortable and inviting. The massage was incredible. Gerald is very knowledgeable and takes tremendous care in his work. I would highly recommend his services!
    Thank you for all your kind words and the time and effort to place them on TripAdvisor. It was a delight to have you "guys" spend some time in my home office and I look forward to your return. Happy Summer to Fall. Gerald
    Written September 15, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 13, 2023
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Compassion and Zen
    My husband set me up for a 75 minute massage as a gift-- Gerald was a wonderful surprise to our getaway weekend in Galena. He is very kind, professional, great listener and attends to your needs. I enjoyed our conversation and then when it was time for me to "Zen out" (wink wink Gerald).... he obliged. I would have gladly spent a few more hours on that table!!! Thank you so much for a wonderful experience... I thoroughly enjoy meeting individuals who are passionate and great at what they do.
    Wow! What a lovely review. Thanks for the time and effort. Tell your husband you need a re-visit 😀 Good luck with your school year. Gerald
    Written October 23, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Jessica H
    Chicago, Illinois
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gerald is Great!
    Highly recommend Healing Touch! I was recently in Galena for a girls weekend and had Gerald come to our house for massages. He was a true joy and I have to say, I don’t know the last time I was that relaxed! We will definitely be calling him on our next girls weekend!
    Thanks so much for the time and effort given to this kind review. It was a delight to work with you and your friends during your Galena visit. I look forward to your next "Girl's Getaway Weekend." Gerald
    Written November 1, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 30, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ramona V
Galena, IL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Ramona, thanks for these kind words and the time you took to write them. I'm here any time and will be delighted to try our magic together.
Written November 14, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Gerald did a great job and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a relaxing massage. He was prompt with his response to our phone calls and he was able to get us in on a short notice as we were on a vacation to the Galena area. So much enjoyed meeting him and his wife!!
Written August 18, 2023
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Thanks so much for this kind review and the time and effort that it involves. It was a delight meeting both you and your wife. I hope you make Galena a vacation destination again. Happy Summer. Gerald
Written August 19, 2023
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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CTreb
Minneapolis, MN
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
For my birthday present to me I booked a massage with Healing touch of Galena. Everything from the booking to the massage couldn't have been better. Gerald is extremely professional, fully explained his process and made sure to really work on the areas I requested. My neck and lower back haven't felt this good in a long time not to mention my feet and the socks he put on them! I would gladly go back for another massage and highly recommend you give Gerald your business.
Written December 24, 2022
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I am so happy to have been part of your birthday celebration and your kind words. I hope your experience has made you think about "Moore" massages before your next birthday. Gerald Moore :-)
Written January 27, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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