Dancing for eight hours a day puts tremendous stress on your body. Massage is essential for staying loose and flexible, which is important in dance for harnessing the full capabilities of your muscles and tendons, while preventing injuries. I have had extensive massage therapy for various injuries from different people, and I have found Madeline O’Donoghue to be exceptional. She always knows which areas of my body are tight and need work. After her massages, I always walk away feeling loose, relaxed and refreshed. She is a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with.