2.22.2020 B.R. wrote,"
Well for what it is worth,
you set the standard for a great massage.
I talk about you anytime I’m injured. I
say “sure wish I lived in Tampa so I could
get a massage by Travis!” We nicked named
you Jesus because you could heal by the
power of touch. Or maybe it was because
that is what we said as you dug in? Thank
you for being so dedicated and setting the
Bar so high!"
9.16.17 A.D wrote, "
Experts! Super happy to find this clinic!"
7.13.17 N.H. wrote,
"Vickki (sp) is so good at massaging and
getting all the problem areas and is a
delight to have her working on you!:)
6.29.17 N.H. wrote, " Vicki
was a true professional and a
compassionate person during my experience.
It was refreshing to have her work on me
and more refreshing to meet a kind soul,
thank you! :) "Square up review
Peggy Spoor wrote, "
“I have severe, degenerative osteoarthritis. For the past 13 years, Vicki has kept me mobile...both before and after my two hip and two shoulder replacements. She has an amazing knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and is very intuitive as to how to address your specific pain. As she massages, she educates as to what is she doing and why which allows you to feel more in control of your body and your pain. Give yourself the best gift you can....the gift of pain relief and body knowledge.”
“Travis was one of the best, most
knowledgeable therapist that I have ever
experienced! Highly recommend!”
Theresa Morese wrote on Google Plus, "Anyone
looking for the best massage therapy in the world
visit Travis & Vicki Skaggs at 1506 54th Ave N, St
Petersburg Fl. 727-522-4263.
They are wonderful, if you are looking for an
awesome massage. They both know their Anatomy &
Physiology. I got another massage today from Vicki.
I was in a lot of discomfort thru my neck an upper
back area. That was hours ago and I got a new body
by the time I left she and Travis are wonderful. I
have had massages with both...Don't continue to live
life uncomfortable, muscles sometimes need extra
help in their stretching ability. They have miracle
hands. Check them out!
Wrote in an email, "Hey
it’s been a while but i just wanted to say
thank you for an awesome job on our tri camp.
Everyone loved you and felt so much better
after you worked on them.. In fact my Wife T.
doesn’t shut up about you! Hopefully we can do
it again next year.. Much appreciated and hope
to see you soon."
11. 15, 2013
B.H. wrote on our Facebook Page,
is one of the best massage therapists ever. I
came to him after many medical issues, and was
loosing the functionality of my left arm from
a cortisol shot that hit a nerve on my side
under my arm.After the medical professionals brushed it off,
trips to physical therapy, nothing was
working. Travis found the trigger point that
had tighten up muscles under my arm and
released it, and I fully regained the use of
my arm. I could go on and on, but you get my
drift. He is a kind, considering person, which
gives 120% to his clients. He always greets
you with enthusiasm and smile that is
3, 2013 E.L. wrote on our Facebook Page, "'I'm
a track & field runner who formerly competed
for Boston University. Travis did some work on
an injury I had in Jan and July of 2012. It
was thanks to Travis I was able to compete in
the outdoor track season my senior year in
which I wound up running faster than ever
before. He did a fantastic job. He and Vicki
are really nice people as well.
Reviews 9.11.12: S.S.
wrote"Travis and V are the BEST! I
started seeing them back in 2000 for TMJ, and
C-spine issues related to a motor vehicle
accident. Vicky is amazing and able to pinpoint
my trouble spots almost instantly! Also, Travis
gives an incredible sports massage. He is almost
always booked up, so may an appointment well in
advanced, particular if there is a big race in
town...as many of the elite and pros come in to
see the T-Man! He's my pre and post race massage
Try them once, and you will be hooked!"
21, 2012 Z.B. wrote on our Facebook Page, "
These guys know what they are doing. No BS.
Liz wrote "I had a pregnancy
months ago. It was amazing. Vicki did such a
great job. She is wonderful with deep tissue
massage techniques! I left there feeling
incredible. It was difficult finding a place
that had either the pregnancy cushions or
table that allow you to lay completely face
down. They have the cushions, & they were
perfect! I felt as if a 30 lb weight had been
lifted off of me. If you are expecting, treat
yourself to a pregnancy massage by Vicki. You
will be so glad you did
wrote on our
you cured my neck!!! I can finally move my head
back and forth...you rock!!! See you two soon I
wrote on our
Facebook page, " They are the
BEST at keeping my running/exercise injuries and
inflammations at bay."
wrote on our
Facebook page, " I've been
getting my massages here from Travis for a couple of years
now! He is amazing at working things out!"
wrote on our
Facebook page, " Best deep
tissue massage you will ever find. Travis IS the
wrote on our "Facebook
page," I've been a client of Travis
since 1998. His deep tissue massage is the Best of
wrote on our"Facebook
page, Finally a FB page! Just for my
"birthday" email! Will be making an appointment soon!
You two are the BEST!
S. B. wrote: "Dear Vicki, I just
wanted to take a couple of minutes and thank you for the
work you did on my back yesterday. I can not believe the
flexibility I have in my neck! My lower back has not felt
this loose for years! Although I still feel that it was
worked on, I can already tell the difference in how I feel.
I know you gave me homework; ice and heat and I will
religiously follow your instructions. Thank you again. You
made me feel better and helped me sleep better. I can't wait
for my next appointment.
wrote on our
Facebook page, "Travis is
absolutely one of the BEST there is!! ITs worth the
trip and you won't be dissapointed. He offers years
of experience and 1st hand knowledge and expertise."
October 16, 2008 Creative Loafing
magazine awards Travis Skaggs, LMT, Best of the Bay, "BEST
MASSAGE THERAPIST" . . ."If
you want a masseuse who will gently manipulate those chakras
to the strains of new age music, there are probably better
practitioners than Skaggs. But if you seek an effervescent guy
in his mid-50s who’s in great shape and understands athletic
injuries and the athletic mindset, then you can hardly do
better. Travis keeps up on the latest modalities and
techniques, knows his physiology and will come up with
strategies to relieve those aches and improve performance. He’ll
work you over hard — but not harder than you can stand. He
and his wife Vicki Harwick work out of a small St. Pete
A. D. says, "A
massage is just one of those little luxuries for some, but
it's a necessity for others. Whether you are looking for a
relaxing massage to pamper you, or you've got some real
"tissue issues," try Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy.
This clinic is owned by a dynamic husband-and-wife team,
Vicki and Travis, who are professional, warm and caring.
Both of them are athletes and many of their clients are also
athletes who have very specific requirements for their
ongoing performance. Other clients are less athletic (that
would be me) but still profit from Vicki and Travis' wealth
of knowledge on the musculoskeletal system and different
techniques of massage. I went there because a friend
recommended Vicki for her abilities in deep tissue massage,
a type of massage geared towards releasing really tight and
injured muscle tissue. I had badly injured one knee several
months earlier, and my whole leg kept swelling every day
even though the bruising had gone away. A gentle massage
from Vicki and the daily swelling was a thing of the past. I
go there now for monthly maintenance so that I don't get in
as bad a shape as I was in -- years of back, leg and
shoulder injuries have taken their toll.
Advanced Soft Tissue recently relocated to a new office just
off of 16th St. North at 54th Avenue North, by Putnam Paint
and Hardware. It is beautifully decorated on the inside, and
the relaxing music and massage will make you feel like a new
person. A one hour massage runs about 60 dollars, and it is
well worth it. I have been going there for almost three
years now, and I am happy to have met this wonderful couple.
I think you will like them, and the quality of the massage
that they offer, too." Also posted at
Valle, USATF II, CSCS, in an interview for
Journal concerning Recover and Regeneration
says, " I would say my last advancement in world
of recovery and regeneration was forged by Travis Skaggs.
Travis is a brilliant soft tissue therapist in Tampa. Not
only did he prove that his methods of massage and body work
were the top in the world, but he could dive in to absolute
areas of recovery that others were not only not aware of,
but do it with amazing success. Watching him work on
athletes in the NFL, MLB, NHL, and Olympic track sprinters
made me understand what my own training did on the athlete,
a period of time that coaches don’t invest in time wise. I
needed to know if my intensities and volumes were too much
for the athlete or if the postural changes being invested in
were actually happening. Travis never failed to be fully
honest about my training and helped me refine areas of
training that helped athletes improve their training
Triathlon Coach says, " I
a 54 year old triathlete and had knee surgery in
December of 06 which led to several major
complications - bottom line I could not run
and had extensive knee and leg pain day and night. I
started seeing Travis for Massage in April of 07. He
diligently worked on my problems to determine the root
cause of the pain. Through his extensive
experience and knowledge he was not only able to
determine what was causing the pain, but did this during
the time that I was trying to train for an Ironman.
It is thanks to Travis that I am even able to compete in
an Ironman less 1 year after major knee surgery. He
had been recommended to me by others for years, but I was
never willing to make the drive across the bay.
Believe me - now I am a weekly client and the
drive is not an issue when you have the opportunity to
have someone with his experience and ability work on your
structural problems. He also alleviates the normal
aches and pains of training, daily life and work.
Thanks Travis - for ALL you have done !!
says, "I have to tell you that since my therapy
last night bending over to touch my toes is no
longer a five step process. Prepare for pain.
bend half way, grab something to steady self from pain,
slowly ease the rest of the way, find other
things to do while there to make the pain worth the trip.
Seriously, I went to another therapist for months and
did not get the results one session with you accomplished.
Thank-you so much!"
S. says, "Anyway, you both are excellent in your
practice and are wonderful inspirations, and I thoroughly
enjoyed my time with you both. Thank you for helping
to keep my muscles strong and supple during my pregnancy.
Best wishes, and keep healthy!"
MR wrote " TRAVIS IS THE MAN!
I have been a client of Travis' since 1998. I was
originally referred to Travis by my coach, as well as
several friends that were athletes. I came to
truly appreciate his knowledge and expertise when I was injured
in a bike/car accident one year later. He was the
only health professional who offered me relief from my
pain in a non-pharmaceutical way. He was with me
through multiple rehab facilities, several orthopedists
and finally, surgery. Travis worked with me
and showed me the light at the end of the tunnel.
He continuously encouraged me to push forward to
recover. Through these past few years he
continues to be an integral part of my healthcare and
why I am able to remain so physical in my
activities and sports. I see him regularly, as a
part of my training when I am healthy, and for treatment
when I am injured. In closing, I would like to say that
I admire his continuous quest for knowledge concerning
the evolving methods of treatment through massage and
offer that a professional more dedicated to those whom
he treats you will not find."
E.A. says, "Travis Skaggs and Vicki Harwick have been
our family (5) massage therapists for over
seven years. Whether we are in need of specific healing
for a sports injury or just simple relaxation, they are
the best. Being up to date in several massage modalities
makes Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy the one stop place to
go for your needs. Besides a great massage, they can
suggest stretches/exercises to speed with recovery. It
is comforting to have a couple that are educated and
sensitive to a variety of needs."
N says, "Whenever I am in town, I try to get a
massage from Travis or Vicki. I have received
numerous massages from various experts including but not
limited to: massage schools for the blind in
Indonesia, experts in Swedish massage in Europe,
and numerous certified massage therapists in
the US. None of those massages were as good as
either Travis or Vicki. Specifically, both Travis and
Vicki have a unique ability to find "kinks, imbalances, knots,
etc." and more importantly work with your body (not
against) to help with everyday stress, specific
injuries, and/or sports related wear and tear.
Travis and Vicki create a relaxing environment and
experience that have truly helped my body recover
from stress or a strenuous workout. I highly
recommend Travis and Vicki. "
"Travis Skaggs has worked on me for
many years. I’ve learned so much about health, fitness and
general well being from him. I also have gotten relief
from my various nagging injuries that sometimes turn to
chronic pain. Before my most recent visit I had tired a
number of other therapies including physical therapy,
chiropractic care and an orthopedic. Travis had me walking
without pain immediately. I was back on the bike the next
day and out running the second day.
If I’m injured or want to avoid being injured,
Travis has the
C. Johnson of Motion Sports Management says,
Says, "I was in constant pain from a shoulder
injury. Doctor-recommended pills gave short-term help.
Relaxation massages made me feel better for awhile but
not for long. Travis took time to understand my
problem(s). He addressed them in a way that I have not
experienced before including showing deep respect for
the injury. It took a couple of sessions but the
therapy allowed the injury to heal and it solved the
issues of related muscle pain caused while trying not
to move the shoulder. In short, the problem was
solved. I've recommended a number of people with
shoulder, back or leg pain with the complete
confidence that their problems also will be
says, "Travis, Thanks for the fabulous sports
massage!! I am an active triathlete and I am so
grateful to find a great sports massage. I did the
Ironman distance triathlon last year and I'm now
training for another. I sure couldn't have made it
without you. I really thought I was going to be
sidelined due to leg injury early in the season. Your
advice and healing massage were a winning combination
for me. You helped make my dream come true. . . YOU'VE
GOT THE TOUCH. Thanks Again."
J.S. Says, "Coming off of
a serious swimming shoulder injury I didn't know if I
would be able to compete again. Under their care I
have started to enjoy my sport again and look forward
to a complete recovery. Incredibly talented therapists
and just plain good people." See
- Bob W.
says, " I will have to re-iterate the comment “TRAVIS
IS THE MAN!” Advanced Soft Tissue Therapy and Travis
have helped me for several years. From preparing for
Ironman events to healing the aches and pains of
everyday life, Travis has always been able to identify
and correct all of my ailments. I have had several
unique issues from knee, back and neck pain. Travis
has always been able to alleviate my issue and get me
back on the road to training. His advice and therapy
have really been on the forefront in comparison to
other therapists. Thanks Travis!
- D.E. says, "Travis, One of the best pre race massages ever last year. Will
not do St.Anthony's this year. Way too many people.
Looking to move to St. Pete area in the near future.
Will definitely be in to see you."
Travis and thanks for the awesome massage!
says, "Congrats on the Best of the Bay for
Message Therapist. You should get best of the
BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST (ESPECIALLY FOR
JOCKS) Travis Skaggs
SEP. 12, 2008 7:34 P.M
If you want a masseuse who will gently
manipulate those chakras to the
strains of new age music, there are
probably better practitioners than
Skaggs. But if you seek an
effervescent guy in his mid-50s who’s
in great shape and understands
athletic injuries and the athletic
mindset, then you can hardly do
better. Travis keeps up on the latest
modalities and techniques, knows his
physiology and will come up with
strategies to relieve those aches and
improve performance. He’ll work you
over hard but not harder than you can
stand. He and his wife Vicki Harwick
work out of a small St. Pete
Good Massage, 1506 15th Ave. N., St. Petersburg,
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