We were in Cozumel on Feb. 7  and my husband got a glorious Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy massage from Sally. Let me say, he was "butter" afterwards. He is a chiropractor and is fully knowledgeable of quality massages - and in his opinion, this was the best he has ever received. Sally is a totally experienced and professional massage therapist and a very wonderful lady! We highly recommend anyone visiting Cozumel to schedule a massage with Sally - she is the best !
L. & H. W., Louisiana
I want to preface by saying, that I have been a Massage/Bodywork Practitioner for over 30 years, and have had thousands of massages of many different modalities in several countries. I had never heard of Ashiatsu, which was my first surprise, and then the treatment just blew me away and left me in a “zone”. I have experienced healing hands, but healing hands and feet was quite a surprise. Sally is a gifted healer in her expertise, knowledge and execution of her healing art. Ashiatsu is just one of her healing modalities. She is also a Reiki master and her guided meditations are amazing. Sally is not only Barefoot in Cozumel, but a Gem of Cozumel and anyone who has not experienced her work is really missing out.
I have been a registered massage therapist for over 20 years. I provide deep tissue massage. I have had massages approximately once a month all through that time, hundreds of different therapists. One thing I have always disliked about my massage and all others is that once you start getting deep, knuckles, elbows and fingers start to get pokey and painful. Barefoot massage (Ashiatsu) goes very deep (if needed) without the pain. I was blown away and even while on holidays have started looking up where and when I can take the Ashiatsu course. Sally has a fantastic space, great energy and so nice. The most wonderful and life changing experience for this massage therapist.
I first discovered Sally on Cozumel in 2006, and was stunned and delighted to find another U.S. licensed massage therapist (like myself!) who specialized in Ashiatsu! Ever since, the highlight of my regular trips to Cozumel is an Ashiatsu massage with Sally. She is a very talented and compassionate healer who truly cares about her clients and delivers the highest quality therapeutic work. I always feel transformed after a session with her, and have yet to find anyone in the U.S. like Sally! Don't miss this rare opportunity to renew your body and spirit - Sally is truly an island gem!
Sally’s massage is a special healing gift; it goes beyond physical healing. I went for an Ashiatsu massage and loved it. Sally’s unique skills to assess and work tension out of the body provided immediately better relief than I’ve experienced during /after any other professional massage or physical therapy.
After the massage she said I should stay hydrated to flush released toxins, and I am so happy I listened because this was the first massage where I didn’t feel soreness in the following days. The compassion & quality of her work are exceptional.
I was just in Cozumel for a week and had several sessions of both massage and energy work with Sally and I think she is just incredible! Since I am both a nurse and a massage therapist, I am very picky about who works on me and where I spend my hard earned money! I feel so lucky to have found Sally and was able to experience her awesome massage! She really keyed into my problem areas and always gave a full 60 minute (compared to 45-50 minutes that you usually get in the spas) hands/feet-on massage that was just THE BEST! Not only was Sally very professional, but she has had some great training and her massage and energy work were expertly performed. She knows what she is doing and spends time learning about your history so she can better serve your individual needs. I will make a trip back down to Cozumel just to be able to experience her excellent massage work again!
Decided to indulge in a massage while our hubbies were diving. Had the pleasure of experiencing Ashiatsu massage performed by Sally Hurwitch. Sally provided my good friend and I with massage information and clear directions to her location in the city before we arrived. We were warmly welcomed into her charming studio--islandly/spa decor was soothing and aesthetically pleasing. Sally was extremely professional and she took time to understand our individual needs and explained her technique. She also devoted a full 60 minutes to uninterrupted body work. It was truly a blissful and relaxing. Soothing music, the sound of tropical birds...absolutely heavenly. Sally is highly trained in her field and takes her work very seriously. It was hands down the best massage I have ever received. Not only is her technique masterful, but her presence and her energy is healing. It was a spiritually and physically transformative experience--perfect for vacation!
S. J., California
***My time at Barefoot in Cozumel was an epiphany. Looking back on my vacation, it was almost as if the whole reason for my cruise to Cozumel was to go on a pilgrimage to meet Sally. Not only did I arrange to get an Ashiatsu session (not to miss!!!), I requested to have a Reiki session as well. Both were amazing!! Sally's ability to connect with her clients is inspiring. I felt as though she was an instant best friend, an advocate to help me with my spiritual and physical well-being. This is really a MUST. Barefoot is #1 on my list of reasons to go back to Cozumel.
***Besides being gentle and professional, Sally emanates a beautiful energy that promotes healing and inner peace. It is hard to believe that she uses her feet to massage away all the kinks and knots in your body. This massage goes beyond the palpable -it clears the aura and soothes the soul!
I had heard great things about Sally's Ashiatsu massages, and was so excited to finally get one. She did not disappoint! The massage was the best I've had, hands down. The whole experience was very relaxing, and I felt amazing after. Sally is very professional, very experienced, and you can tell she cares about her clients. She explains the process before so you know what to expect, listens to you the whole way through, and then follows up after with recommended stretches and exercises. I really appreciated all her attention to detail.
I think it is obvious that this is the place to get a massage in Cozumel. Sally has no ratings under 4 stars, and there is a reason why. She is professional, responds to emails quickly, easy to book, easy to find, and an amazing masseuse! I have been to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, PI, etc... and I have never received a massage as rejuvenating as the Ashiatsu massage Sally gave me. My legs were super sore after the Ironman, and I was worried about the pressure, but Sally assured me that she would listen to me as she did the massage. I literally had to say nothing. Sally was able to feel how much pressure I could take and kept working deeper until she was using all her weight. I came out of there with my legs fully restored. Thanks a ton Sally!
My husband and I visited while on a cruise stop. We receive bimonthly massages but had never received an Ashiatsu massage. Sally's technique is not just therapeutic, but an art form as well.
Her studio is in her home and is comfortably air conditioned, quiet and immaculate. Our ship docked at the downtown (Langosta) pier and we walked the eight or so blocks with ease. At no time did we feel unsafe.
My wife had a massage by Sally 2 years ago. My wife was in a car accident 2 days before we went to Cozumel. She claimed that Sally saved the vacation for her by massaging out all of the stiffness and pains from the accident. Over the next 2 years should couldn't stop talking about Sally and how good she was. We were in Cozumel in February and finally I got my turn. All I can say is WOW. I have had massages before but never felt I got enough pressure. Sally was able to adjust her pressure based upon the patients wants and needs. I wanted lots of pressure and she delivered. Before we left I made our appointments for next year.
I talked my reluctant husband (very skeptical of energy "stuff" and not sure about someone walking on his back!) into booking back to back massages with Sally. What an experience! The massages for both of us were excellent - better than I have received anywhere. We paid our $60. per person for the massage (major bargain) and then got soooo much more. My husband had a knee replacement almost 1 year ago - still very stiff, painful at times and he could not to straighten it. I have a compromised shoulder - helped by cortisone, but the pain comes back. So, she asks us many questions about our general health before she starts. Then she does energy work on my shoulder. It only takes minutes and the relief was immediate! But this gets way better. She does the same kind of energy work on my skeptical husband. Jaw dropping! He was able to straighten his leg without pain for the first time since surgery. He said it felt like she shifted something in his knee and injected a lubricant. It is now 10 days later and he is still walking better and with little pain. Unbelievable! I love that woman!! Wish she were here instead of Cozumel. What a find.
My session with Sally was truly a highlight of my trip to Cozumel. I had been traveling for weeks, and was experiencing chronic pain intensified during my stay, and Sally's therapeutic session helped me transition out of a pretty dark time of pain.
Sally's location is off the beaten path- with a calming entrance and space. I felt safe, nurtured, and deeply cared for. She is concerned with clear communication- always voicing what I could expect from her next- and her space is very clean. She spent a substantial amount of time getting to know me as a human before her session began- so I felt heard, and also felt each of my concerns and pain points specifically and intentionally addressed.
I've had a lot of experience with massage - Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, and Hawaiian lomi-lomi. This was the BEST I have ever experienced. Ashiatsu is an incredible technique, and Sally a masterful practitioner (also a lovely and restful person just to be with). I sank almost immediately into a state of deep relaxation and floated there the whole time. Several days later, and after a long plane trip home, my shoulders and neck still feel looser and better than they have in months.
I was in need of a massage especially on my upper back and neck. It was so tight, I had trouble sleeping. I was doing stretches, using warm compresses and taking ibuprofen with little relief. I was reluctant about this foot massage because I never had one. I was used to deep tissue massages. I always said to the masseuses to use a lot of pressure. No pain, no gain...right? Well, I was truly blown away. This massage relieved my soreness and tightness but best of all I had no pain the next day. I recommend this for any athlete, stressed out or overworked individuals...or all the above!
I have discovered how to spend THE best and most relaxing hour of any vacation and cannot wait to get back to Cozumel to enjoy it! Sally is the most professional and wonderful massage therapist that I have ever encountered. I try to get to her as soon as I arrive to the island and see her again before I leave- to take her positive energy and peace home with me. A quick cab ride to town is well worth it! Her charming cottage and great personality is worth the visit- add to that THE perfect massage..... Nothing better on the Island! Can't wait to get back- Miss you Sally!
We recently enjoyed our second visit to Sally in as many years. Both times, we opted for the unique experience of the Ashiatsu (barefoot) therapy. Sally was certified in this technique by its founder. If the thoughts of having bare feet on your skin bother you, think again. Sally is as professional as they come and takes great care of her feet, including sanitizing them immediately prior to the treatment. We are both long distance runners and part of the care we give our bodies is to have massages. Normally we have deep tissue massage, but the Ashiatsu treatment was truly in a class by itself!
After my first session with Sally, the word "massage" got completely redefined in my dictionary to read "a miraculous experience designed to melt your body and your mind into a powerful state bliss". I have tried lots of different types of massages all around the globe and can vouch that Sally is a spectacular massage therapist - she exudes this peaceful energy that makes you feel instantly relaxed and ready to fully benefit from the power of her therapy that combines a wide range of Ashiatsu and hand massage techniques with various kinds of energy work. Her utmost professionalism and attention to details are nice final touches to an already perfect picture.
WOW!!! What Sally can do with her feet is absolutely amazing! Future visits to Cozumel will not be complete without a visit to Barefoot in Cozumel. The massage is very relaxing and you can have her adjust the pressure to your liking. The stretches she emails you later are very beneficial. Thank you Sally!
This lady knows her stuff! Sally takes her time and explains exactly what she is doing prior to massaging the area in question. She uses her feet like a musician uses his instrument. Her shop/home is in a really neat section of town not visited by the typical tourist. Lots of local color with many small mom & pop restaurants and shops that are in easy walking distance. This is the best bang for your buck in Cozumel in fact it was so good that we will be cruising back to Cozumel in two more weeks just for her Ashiatsu Massage-yes it’s that good!!