Kind Words…

I have had massages for years , on 4 continents, in countless countries, by incredible massage therapists. Today I do believe I may have had the best massage to date. Marci at Basalt Bodyworks in Ocean City is simply incredible. She recently added an Infrared Detox Sauna. I did a half hour in there before we began. Now I suppose you could ask her for a specific type of massage , but I have always believed that a good masseuse will know what you need. I would describe Marci as an Intuitive Therapist. She finds the knots, she feels the tension, she uses CBD oil if you want , she uses essential oils, she uses hot stones. She also plays great music and I just love the vibe of her space. So do yourself a favor… love yourself , and treat yourself to a well deserved massage. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

doreen c., matriarch to the callahan clan, golden buddah, ocnj & peace sanctuary, baja ca

1. I had a wonderful experience here! Professional, super clean and beautiful! Communication was excellent. This place is a wonderful addition to our community!

2. A peaceful, lovely place to decompress and heal.  Excellent professional service.

karin g., beemindful space, beesleys point, nj

Marci is simply awesome
My wife and drive an hour to see her twice a month
She has great knowledge and touch
You won’t be disappointed !!

mark k. , dr. mark kemenosh & associates, Laurel Springs, Haddonfield, Mt Laurel, Somers Point, & Washington Township, NJ

I just had the most amazing 90 minute massage with Marci. From the moment I walked in to the moment I stepped out the door I felt welcomed, loved and cared for. The shop is beautiful with natural wood, plants and herbal products and crystals adoring the walls. Marci took the time to get to know me a bit and led me into the massage room. It’s soothingly minimal and comfy! Once Marci started the massage, I knew I was in for a treat. She hit all the necessary spots, mostly places I didn’t even think to tell her about! I left feeling lighter, refreshed and smiling. I will be back, thank you!

jess b., zen landing yoga, massage, & apothecary, mays landing, nj

Incredible experience and service! So happy I discovered this little space of zen and restoration. Thank you! I’ll be back again and again!

magdalena f., magdalena studios, ocean city, nj

Marci is so gifted! She is very in touch with my personal needs & I always leave feeling amazing. I absolutely recommend.

Jess v.

Marci is excellent – knowledgeable, friendly, and skilled. I highly recommend Basalt!

Roseanne N.

I used to get massages quite frequently but 6 months ago I was diagnosed with cancer and I have not been allowed to get a massage until today and it was a PERFECT massage. Marci was AMAZING! I was so relaxed the whole time I was there and when I left. I left feeling great! The ambiance was perfect as well! I loved the decor as soon as you walk in the door and in the massage room. This experience is exactly what I needed. I would definitely recommend Basalt and Marci to anyone.

Amanda s.

LOVE LOVE LOVE! Marci was absolutely wonderful. She is so knowledgable & helpful. Her shop is the perfect setup; so clean & comfortable. I will be going back!

leslie h.

I met Marci in August during our annual family vacation to OCNJ. I was eating at the restaurant next door, and wondered into her beautiful space. She has such unique products to offer, and I ended up purchasing these beautiful lavender-colored mala beads (which I get complimented for often!) as well as the Bliss roll-on elixir that smells oh so heavenly. I can’t wait to give her a visit next summer and sign up for her services which I’ve heard so much about. Thank you Marci for welcoming me into your space!

melissa l.

Marci is amazing. Her massages are so relaxing and therapeutic. I love the oils she uses and the relaxing, cozy atmosphere. I also love that you and her are the only ones there. I highly recommend basalt bodywork.

Leslie K.

I had an amazing massage here during our summer 2019 vacation. The owner was so nice and worked out everything that needed to be! My massage was the highlight of our vacation, and I can’t wait to return this summer!

Ava d., nyc, ny

I have been getting massages for a few years. I’ve been to sports massage therapy offices, nationwide membership franchises, and resort spa’s.
My massage experience here at Basalt Bodywork was absolutely the best total experience I have ever had. Marci was very respectful and knowledgeable. She listened to what I was dealing with, asked questions to clarify, and explained things to me like the use of grounding mats.
I loved the studio space, it was perfect in every way. Marci has created a very relaxing comfortable space, that fits perfectly with downtown Ocean City.
Booking and communication was simple and efficient. I found this place here on Yelp and was able to book an appointment online and Marci had picked out some essential oils for me ahead of time based on my comments on the booking form.
I will definitely be back next summer. I’ll be booking my massage the same time we book our rental house!

Matt M., Las Vegas, NV

A new appointment only massage shop that has wonderful oils, atmosphere and attention to your body concerns. Marci is kind and has great bedside manner. The shop is clean, quaint, and relaxing. The pricing model is great (by length of appointment and not type of massage) and the ability to book online is simple and autonomous. Booked two massages for Saturday before Mother’s and was delighted with the quality and price.

Sarah B., Philadelphia, PA

For my first ever massage, this was AMAZING.

Marci is truly so kind and sweet and did everything in her power to make sure I felt comfortable and secure. The space is incredibly relaxing (might have fallen asleep), and for someone who has trouble relaxing, I have to say I was pretty much relaxed.

She really took care of me, and I no longer feel tightness in my back and my legs feel fresh and new again, even though I have to stand for long periods of time at my job

Definitely will be recommending her and basalt to anyone interested. Thanks again Marci!!!

Cameron K., Pittsburgh, PA

Stumbled upon bāsalt while walking down the street from breakfast. I go to a different spa for a massage each year while on vacation, mostly because I’m never completely satisfied and continue to look for the perfect massage. Well I found it today! Marci is such a a wonderful human being and the massage was the best I have ever had. I will never go anywhere else while in OCNJ. It Is affordable and you get individualized attention. Thank you Marci for following your dreams and opening up this beautiful haven of relaxation! I will be back!

Tara B., East Stroudsburg, PA

This spa was the absolute best I’ve ever visited since I started getting massages years ago! (And I’ve been to some very popular spas in NJ) Marci is super knowledgeable and extremely talented as I walked in with lower back pain, and left feeling so much better. (I had an hour massage with focus on my back) I will never go anyplace else again and am recommending to all of my friends and family!

jennifer s., ocean city, nj

Had a great 60min massage with Marci this week.  I’m in OC all summer and was looking for some muscle relief when I stumbled up Basalt on Yelp.  All new interior, clean, and she takes pride in her work. I’ll be back.

kj g., west point, ny

An absolutely AMAZING experience. Marci is phenomenal. I have chronic back issues and have had therapeutic massages regularly for years. This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Not to talk down the hardworking folks at other Ocean City spas, but I’ve literally tried them all and there’s no comparison with the excellent massage I received here. I only wish I lived closer so I could come back more frequently. The space is beautifully designed and super clean. Basalt is the only body work shop I’ll be going to in Ocean City from now on.

carrie w., woodbine, nj

I’m so glad I booked a 60 minute session with Marci, it was the best massage I’ve had in years. The space is beautiful and relaxing, and Marci was so kind and welcoming. She definitely has some serious knowledge and skill in relieving muscle tension and working on problem areas, and I can’t wait to go back for my next visit!

emily d., ocean city, nj

This was by far the most outstanding massage experience I have ever had. The room was cozy, the oils and scents were so extremely relaxing, and the technique was beyond wonderful. Many massages are choppy and uncoordinated, but not here. The massage was so smooth and the entire 90min session was easily worth the money. The price could easily be doubled for many places, but this facility gives your a better experience for the money than any other place I have ever been. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a massage here!

mark p., nobelsville, in

An absolutely AMAZING experience. Marci is phenomenal. I have chronic back issues and have had therapeutic massages regularly for years. This was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Not to talk down the hardworking folks at other Ocean City spas, but I’ve literally tried them all and there’s no comparison with the excellent massage I received here. I only wish I lived closer so I could come back more frequently. The space is beautifully designed and super clean. Basalt is the only body work shop I’ll be going to in Ocean City from now on.

carrie

Wow, what more can I say about Basalt Massage. I’ve been going to Marci since she opened, but not often enough. I am finally getting around to writing a long overdue review. The serene atmosphere is a perfect setting for the transformative experience one will have. Basalt offers a variety of massages to suits one’s desires or needs, all for the same price. Where else can you have a hot stone massage for the price of a Swedish? And her prices are reasonable. You pick, she aims to please. I have never been disappointed. Perhaps it’s her nursing background that makes her so knowledgeable as well as being able to hone in on one’s body’s needs. Marci finds kinks I didn’t even know existed. She determinedly works them out with her incredibly strong and skilled hands. Basalt offers money saving packages to encourage regular care taking. Marci helped me to realize that a massage is not only a pleasurable experience, but a worthwhile investment into one’s health care needs. I can’t say enough about my wonderful experiences!

susan m.

This was by far the most outstanding massage experience I have ever had. The room was cozy, the oils and scents were so extremely relaxing, and the technique was beyond wonderful. Many massages are choppy and uncoordinated, but not here. The massage was so smooth and the entire 90min session was easily worth the money. The price could easily be doubled for many places, but this facility gives your a better experience for the money than any other place I have ever been. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself to a massage here!

mark p.

By far one of the most amazing massages I have ever had! Marci is truly talented!

jen r.

I got an hour long table massage here a couple of days ago. Easily the best massage experience I’ve ever had. The studio is cozy, beautifully decorated, and very peaceful. I received a great massage, and I will definitely be back when I’m in OC next. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a some soothing, therapeutic bodywork.

jared w.

Most relaxed I have been in over a decade. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

michael p.

I get regular massages and this was by far the best massage -outstanding!!

kristie b.

Do yourself a favor and go. Therapeutic and kind, a true talent.

ian h.