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New Woodland Hills Business Hopes to Rub People the Right Way

The Take Care Therapeutic Massage Studio had a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.

Take Care Therapeutic Massage Studio opened its Ventura Boulevard doors in February, but it celebrated its opening with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting with chamber members, family and friends Tuesday.

Husband and wife team Michael Silverman and Leilani Lee decided to open their own studio so they could offer the kind of warm, caring service they believe clients deserve and wanted to deliver it in the best way they know how.

“We want to really get to know the clients,” said Lee. “We want to try to make it a place where people feel safe without any pretensions. We don’t want them to feel like they have to put on any airs.”

As well, therapists will focus not just on relaxing clients, but making them feel better, according to Silverman, the studio’s principal certified massage therapist.

“We want to be more of a medical, more of a therapeutic service. We’re driven by addressing pain,” he said.

After all, the idea of helping people is what drove him to massage when he left the social work field.

“I loved it, but I was getting burned out,” he explained. “I still wanted to help people and thought touch therapy was a good way to do that.”

Because of his social work past where he worked with adults with disabilities, he said he’s interested in reaching out to that community. He said some therapists won’t accept members of the special needs community because they don’t have experience working with them and don’t feel comfortable. But Silverman said that’s not the case at his studio. He’s comfortable and, more importantly, he said, the studio lends itself to these clients’ comfort, being located in a quiet, calm and secluded setting and being staffed with therapists who genuinely care about their occupation.

The studio offers a variety of massage types including bamboo-fusion therapy, deep tissue therapeutic massage, a de-stress revival massage, sports massage and a Swedish ultimate relaxation massage. Find the details of each type and the cost of sessions on the Take Care website.

The studio is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Massages are by appointment only.

Take Care is located at 20121 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 301, and can be reached at 818-277-6723.

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