Client Testimonials

at Serenity Now Massage Therapy in Cornelius, NC

"The Premier Therapeutic Massage Studio of Lake Norman"


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“I have to admit, the massage you gave me was one of the best I have ever had and I've been getting massages since 1998!  Your technique and pressure are awesome!!!! I am still feeling great! You really did a fabulous job of working out those kinks. “

~ Email Testimonial from A. B. following 90 minute session with Danielle

"Having discovered the fact that massage is definitely something I deserve, I tried several massage places (thanks to coupons and friends recommendations).  It wasn't until I found Serenity Now Massage and Danielle that I found a 'home'.   Danielle knows exactly what I need and I always feels totally relaxed when I leave. The atmosphere is most welcoming and Danielle is always accommodating. Sometimes we talk and laugh, sometimes I practically fall asleep.  I've come in with sciatica flares, neck pain, headaches, even flu symptoms.  Thanks to her touch and assortment of 'potions' (as I like to call them), all is fixed in 1 hour…truly.  I am now a monthly customer and look forward to that appointment more then anything.  It's something that everyone deserves.  I highly recommend them."

~ Debby P., Ultimate Serenity Program member.

"I wanted to take a minute to share the awesome experience I had yesterday with Sharla.

After running my first marathon in Chicago this past weekend I was in need of a massage to loosen up a few tight spots. Sharla was able to fit me in with short notice. I was actually not looking forward to the massage as I thinking it was going to be somewhat painful but a necessary evil on the road to recovery.

Sharla did an incredible job working on the problem areas and it was so not painful and relaxing I actually nodded off for a minute or two.

After the service she shared some stretches and yoga poses that would help continue to loosen up the overworked areas too.

The quality of the service ranks up there in my top 1-2 massage experiences. Can't wait to come back and to begin including some sports massages to my pre-race training plans as well"

Email testimonal from Greg Polek


"Jules is a really great Reiki master. She is calming and relaxing. She is nice to everyone. Jules is a very special person. I like going to see her."

-Jack, 8-years-old

In nearly two years as a monthly client at Serenity Now I have experienced an impressive and unique balance of economy and relaxation at every visit.  Each time I have experienced a high-quality, relaxing, and professional massage without the unnecessary overhead or inefficiencies of a spa.  Staff members are each very talented, respectful, and knowledgeable.  I also appreciate that the online scheduling option makes appointments particularly easy to make, reschedule, and remember.  Moreover, Serenity Now’s monthly plan is a terrific deal; I have paid far more for far less at other places."

~ B.L.

"My wife encouraged me to get the monthly massage program last year, and since I am a fairly smart man, I listened to her. It is one of the highlights of each month for us. I have spent time speaking with Danielle, and she is a tremendous business woman who knows how to operate a successful business and take care of her clients. One of the ways she does this is by finding the best of the best to work for her. Every time we enter Serenity Now, we are greeted by all the folks who are working and everyone is pleasant and professional. I have had the pleasure of getting massages from Mary and Holly and they do a tremendous job of fixing up this old body from the pain of workouts and teaching defensive tactics. They spend time asking about specific issues I may be having and they take the time to work on those areas. I always feel tremendously better after each massage."

~ Google review from Phil Carlson

John Magers helped me out so much with my stress induces upper back and neck pain with the neuromuscular massage treatment. I feel better already! John explained what he was doing every step of the way. I am SOLD and going back for more treatments.”

~ Google review from Scott Moore

Serenity Now Massage is awesome. Their massage therapists know what they are doing. Some even have physical therapy backgrounds with really helped while I was rehabbing my shoulder. They are very professional and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I highly recommend."

~ Google review from Lisa Squatriglia

I highly recommend Serenity Now Massage Therapy. As a business professional that travels by car and by plane my body takes a beating. Let's face it as our bodies get older we don't recover as fast. For me, the solution has always been Danielle at Serenity. I have watched her business grow over the last several years and it is because of her work ethic and commitment to her clients. The best thing you can do for you, is treat your body right and to do that you have to take care of yourself first, that's what I am doing and I hope you are too."

~ Google review from Stefanie Josephson 

I had a wonderful experience a couple weeks ago. I had a bad crick in my neck and shoulder blade for several days and decided to call last minute on a Saturday morning to see if I could get at least a 30 minute quick fix massage. They had a couple openings which was great. My therapist was Aida Sajuthi. She was very warm and welcoming. She worked my troubled area thoroughly and with the right amount of pressure. I felt great afterwards. I will definitely make another appointment with Aida in the near future!"

~ Google review from Jennifer Ashford

"This place was great! Aida really listened to what I needed and focused on problem areas. I love that they were able to fit me in last minute and that they have Sunday hours. They also sell some organic homemade aromatherapy products which is nice as well."

~ Google review from Jessica Olsen

"Best place I've been to for a massage. The price is amazing and I loved Sarah! She was so sweet and made me feel comfortable , I also slept 12 hours straight after my massage. I would definitely recommend this place"

~ Facebook review from Karen Chicas

"Serenity Now is wonderful. The people here are sweet, caring, and sincere. If you need a massage this the place to go. I love Danielle, Anne-Marie, and Jules, but all the therapists are great."

~ Facebook review from Laura Lyon

"I have been a client for about a year. I am on the monthly auto bill program. Not only is the pricing great, I have had the opportunity to see several different massage therapists and have had an excellent experience with each one. They are professional, thorough, and on time. I highly recommend this business."

~ Google review from Elaine Colter

"I have been under a tremendous amount of stress lately.  I cared for my aging mother for the last 16 years and she just recently passed away before Christmas.  Now I have a bunch of legal and estate stuff to deal with.  Also on my job I am standing 8-12 hours a day.  I keep a lot of tension in my shoulders, lower back and feet.

I called and scheduled an appointment with John.  He had me come in to do some paperwork since this was my first visit and asked me about my needs and goals.  I told him all what was going on with me and the areas I was in need of.  He was very attentive and focused on my needs.  I told him that I sometimes get back spasms and sure enough I did as I was turning over on the table.  He had me turn back so he could address the issue.

I never had a Swedish massage before and I don't think I was so ever relaxed when he was done.  I could barely get dressed and when I left the parking lot I made a wrong turn cause I was still in "la la land".  The music was so relaxing and the whole environment was just great.  The rocks in the sink in the bathroom was the coolest sink I have ever seen!

John was awesome and I'll definitely be booking another massage real soon."

~ Email testimonial from Tommy Taylor

This place was great! Aida really listened to what I needed and focused on problem areas. I love that they were able to fit me in last minute and that they have Sunday hours. They also sell some organic homemade aromatherapy products which is nice as well."

~ Google review from Jessica Olsen

"I have been to many massage spas and wellness centers over the years. Serenity has proven to be one of the best. I received a 90 min Swedish massage from Danielle. What was exceptional was the fact that at no time did the treatment feel rushed or lacking in attention. Danielle demonstrated how very knowledgeable she is in her craft, however, while being extremely professional was also personable. I highly recommend Serenity to anyone who wants to step out of the reality of the real world and immerse yourself in moment of time for yourself."

~ Email testimonial from Jason

"First time at Serenity Now. In a word: Ahhhhh-mazing! Anne-Marie is an incredible therapist. I had so much neck and upper back pain/stiffness prior to coming in and she literally made it disappear. I had the 90-minute deep tissue massage and it was just what I needed. I highly recommend Anne-Marie. She's friendly, she will chat with you if you feel like chatting, but she also let's you enjoy complete silence if you don't. She's wonderful! Thank you"

~ Facebook review from Jocelyn Riley



"In 2013 my physical therapist referred me to Danielle, massage therapist and owner of Serenity Now, while I was undergoing treatment for a SI/piriformis/tailbone injury. Danielle is highly educated, skilled and trained so it did not take long for me to completely trust her work in helping me to heal from that injury. I have continued with Danielle on a maintenance program, and she effectively addresses any issues. I am a long-time athlete, and after passing the mid-century mark, maintaining a higher level of exercise has been more difficult. But with Danielle’s help, I can continue to play! I have seen Danielle’s business continue to grow because of her professionalism, community involvement, ongoing education, and exceptional service to clients, which is always evident by her care and concern."

~ Testimonial from D.S.

"I had a WONDERFUL massage yesterday with Sharla!  Everything was perfect .... from the warmth of the table, to her perfect pressure, to the calm, quiet beauty of the room and the most beautiful uplifting but calming music.  I awoke this morning feeling well and rested."

~ Email testimonial from Susan B.

"I have been to Serenity several times and found them to be very beneficial for my situation. The facility is very professionally decorated and presents a relaxing atmosphere.  I would highly recommend this facility to anyone who is interested in getting an excellent massage."

~ Richard Agee, Ultimate Serenity Program member

 "About a year ago, It was a gift card that brought me here. What keeps me coming back is the healing that has taken place. Both physically & emotionally. I have had massages over the years that were ok. But Serenity Now provides "GREAT" massages. I've been blessed with massages by many of their therapists. Each one provides their own unique touch, and they are all fabulous, and they all really care. They are not mindlessly going through the motions. I can't believe how much this has helped me. My husband & I are part of the monthly program. It's kinda like a date for us. We get our massages and then usually head out for lunch (or dinner). Danielle treats us like family every time she sees us. Her love for providing excellence overflows in every area of her business. If you read reviews like I do, and always wonder if they are for real....trust me. This is the REAL DEAL, you can't go wrong getting a massage here."

~ Google review from Paula Carlson


"After having ACDF surgery 3 years ago, and needing neuromuscular massage regularly, Danielle was recommended to me. Seeing her monthly has virtually eliminated my stiffness and joint pain. She is THE BEST massage therapist I have ever been to and so grateful I found her."

~ Google review from Lisa Baffoni

"Serenity Now is by far the best massage studio that I have ever been to…and Danielle the best therapist. I came to Serenity Now with severe headaches and neck pain. Even after my chiropractic visits, I wasn't seeing enough long term results. So while I do enjoy a massage, for me it was definitely a matter of health. I was nervous because I knew that the massage I needed would be a “real deep tissue”. The last massage that I had at a salon left me sore, even bruised. After my massage with Danielle, I knew that I wasn't going anywhere else. I left and made a promise to myself that no matter what coupons came across my emails, Serenity Now would be the only studio for me. Danielle is so experienced that when I recently had surgery she suggested scar therapy massage. I would only trust her to do that and I am continuing with it. Bottom line is Serenity Now is a great value, it’s easy to schedule, and it’s the best massage with the best and more importantly skilled therapists. I don't like to share too much, because everyone that I have recommended have become consistent clients and they like to take my appointment spots. I am booked through the end of the year and I will be starting on 2014 soon."

~ Tara W., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"Don't we all suffer from those little aches and pains? Muscle strain or maybe just stress. Whatever it is, I benefit from a monthly massage by Danielle Ratliff.I've been to other massage places. Tried a few, but never 'clicked' until I found Danielle (I want to say almost 2 years ago now).Some think it is a luxury...NO NO....a great massage is a necessity!I can't thank Danielle enough for her continued kindness. She knows exactly what I need.I leave there feeling refreshed and renewed.I highly recommend that you come in for a massage. I assure you that you will become a 'regular'. Join the 'family', because, yes, that is how they make you feel."

Google review from D.P.

"I just finished a deep tissue massage with Holly and it was incredible! The best massage of my life. Booking online is so easy, the rooms and beds are so comfortable. Everyone I have worked with there is great. Holly is outstanding! If you are not a member of their massage a month deal, you don't know what you're missing. Take care of you. You deserve it! And a complimentary hand made soy candle to boot!"

~ Facebook review from Nicole Curran, Ultimate Serenity Program member.

 "Danielle understands the problems runners have, so I can always count on her to treat and alleviate any running-related issue. Just yesterday I went in limping with heel pain from tight Achilles tendons. I left an hour later with no limp. It's feeling even better today. Thanks to Danielle I am ready for tomorrow's 8K."

~ Review posted on Google from Harry H.

"Of all of the Physical therapy, Voltaren, and the work that you did on the right S-I (myofacial release) pain, the thing that made it better was primarily the massage. So now I know that just like my neck, when it flares up I probably don't need to spend a fortune on doctors and physical therapy. All I need is to let you know... :-) THANK YOU!"

~ Email from Lynn S. following 60 minute Neuromuscular Therapy session with Danielle 

"I have been going to Danielle at Serenity Now now for close to a year and participate in her Ultimate Serenity Program. I have had neck and lower back problems for years and have always gone to a chiropractor, but since getting regular monthly massages from Danielle, I no longer have to see my chiropractor. Serenity has a very relaxing environment and I can say hands-down Danielle is the best masseuse I have experienced - I have traveled around the world and been to many luxurious resorts and Danielle beats them all!"

~ Cindy J., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"I have been going to Danielle at Serenity Now Massage Therapy for two years now. Best decision of my life! I participate in the once a month massage plan. Danielle's professionalism and her ability to intuitively seek out the knots in my muscles have kept me coming back for more! She uses her hands to really "listen" to my body and what it needs. I always leave feeling like a new woman! I highly recommend Danielle and Serenity Now Massage Therapy."

~ Google review from Shirley Westbrook

"I've been to a few of the therapists and they're all great.  I'm a nurse and have constant aches and pains from working on my feet - my monthly massage makes a tremendous difference.  The therapists at Serenity Now ask about problem areas each visit and truly listen - relieving both my stress and my pain!  

They always have great specials and packages - I do the monthly massage which includes a soy candle and a session at an unbeatable price.  The online scheduling system is convenient and very easy to use."

~ Review posted on Yelp from E. E.

“I started going to Serenity Now Massage Therapy about four months ago when I began having some flexibility problems at the gym. My upper body muscles were so tight that I couldn’t even get into certain positions to do strength training in proper form. I started getting a massage every two weeks at first, then signed up for their monthly program. It has been incredibly helpful! I really can’t believe how much better my muscles feel. I’m so thankful to have my flexibility back. I’ve even noticed a difference in my posture. I honestly never realized the benefit of regular massage - not sure how I lived without it! It’s well worth the money. I LOVE Serenity Now, and I routinely recommend them to friends and family, including my husband who is also a monthly customer now.” 

~ Alicia K., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"My life is so busy with running a business, working out, children, and life in general. I know that am no good to anyone unless I take care of myself! I  made a commitment to get a massage on a regular basis! Danielle at Serenity Now is wonderful! The environment is so calming and serene very different from other places with background noise and commotion. I am so much more relaxed and happier....serenity for sure!"

~ Marilyn C., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"I look forward each month to bringing my tired and aging body to the peaceful cocoon of Danielle's restorative talents."

~ Richard C., Ultimate Serenity Program member 

 "From my very first visit, Danielle was attentive to my issues related to sports and stress.  Not only was I impressed that she took the time to interview me to best understand what techniques to implement, and what problem areas in which to focus, but she does this for every appointment, also providing tips and pointers to help me take care of my body between visits.  Did I mention the awesome soy candles that help us de-stress at home?  Her professionalism, compassion and care for her clients are evident in all aspects of her business.  I highly recommend her to everyone I know!"

~ Cristen I., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"When we moved to the area, I was looking for a place to get a massage and chose Serenity Now because of the name...that was a year ago and I've been to Danielle every month since that first day!  I'm now part of the Ultimate Serenity program and can't imagine going anywhere else"

~ Dawn P., Ultimate Serenity Program Member

"I have been Danielle for several months and she is awesome. I participate in the monthly program and am able to get a great massage for a reasonable price. I would definitely recommend checking this place out."

~ Google review from Dagmara Pawlowska

"As a competitive cyclist, it is vital that I do everything possible to recover between races. The therapeutic massages I get from Serenity are a big part of my recovery process. There are a lot of massage therapists out there, and I've tried many of them, but none with the feel for muscle I get from Serenity. I leave feeling refreshed and ready to face my next challenge. "

~ Chris K., Ultimate Serenity Program member

"I have been a client of Danielle's for about two years (from a friend's referral) and am a member of the monthly Ultimate Serenity Program. She is trained, skilled, professional and intuitive. I receive deep tissue and she knows right where to go to ease the stress of my tight muscles. I call it my favorite 90 minutes each month! I admire Danielle as a savvy business woman and spectacular human being. I have also come to value her kindness, warmth, respect and friendship.

 ~ Google review from Marlene F., Ultimate Serenity Program Member

"I met Danielle at a Health Fair at work last spring. The ten minute chair massage she provided was wonderful so I booked an initial appointment and have become an Ultimate Serenity member with absolutely no regrets. My monthly massage is always fabulous and I feel that I receive personalized care in a clean and peaceful environment. I would highly recommend anyone in the Lake Norman area give Serenity Now a try - you won't be disappointed!"

~ Review posted on Yelp from Erica W.

"Serenity Now has been a great place to get my monthly massage. Whether my back pain is flaring up, or I just want a relaxing hour of me-time, this is the place to go."

~ Google review from Mark Roberts.


 "The team at Serenity Now is absolutely awesome! I highly recommend any of the therapist there. Scheduling is easy."

~ Yelp review from Julia A.

 "I have done all sorts of damage to my back throughout my years of sports and working on various household projects.  When I do something, I put my whole self into it.  When I finally decided to see a massage therapist, a good friend recommended that I go to Serenity Now Massage Therapy in Cornelius.  This was almost 2 years ago and what a difference going there has made in my life!  I mainly see Danielle, but have seen others too.  Each has their own special way of taking care of me (and all their clients).  Not only are they good at what they do, but they love what they do too. They take the time to listen to what is going on each and every week I'm there.  They also help me by suggesting stretches to do when I am at work and/or home.  For me, these massage therapists are the tops of the top."

~ Yelp review from Kathy H.

 "My mother and I wanted a relaxing girl's weekend so we started with massages at Serenity Now.  We both signed up for the 60 minute Swedish massage and were assigned our therapist after being asked for a gender preference.  When we arrived we were greeted by Julia and Erin.  We had already filled out the new client forms and brought them with us so they got us right into our room with no wait.  Julia talked to me about what level of pressure I was comfortable with, asked if I had any problem areas or any areas I'd like to be avoided.  Julia was attentive during the massage and asked if everything was feeling okay ... WHICH IT WAS, she was great!  I would definitely recommend Serenity Now and Julia and Erin, in particular, to anyone.  We'll start every girl's weekend this way!"

~ Yelp review from Megan T.

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Our studio is located in Cornelius, just a short ride from Davidson, Huntersville, and Mooresville, in the heart of Lake Norman.

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