I had seen the same massage therapist for the past 7 years. Last year, I relocated to Denver so the search for a local therapist started. I dreaded it because I figured I'd probably have to get a few bad massages before finding someone. Yes, a crappy massage is a real thing, it's worse than not getting a massage at all, the expense of it salts the wound, and it sucks. Being very physically active, and not disciplined at all about stretching, I get a massage every other to every third week as a preventative practice, relaxation period, and a spiritual, mental, and physical realignment. Matthew's calm demeanor, inquisitive approach to what's going with your entire self (beyond just the ailments of the day), and his follow through to beat you up in the best massage kind of way will be exactly what you need. His combined knowledge of massage and how the body works, use of ointments and oils, and overall intuition definitely create a therapist apart from most others. As a client, you can tell when the therapist is going through the motions, but with Matthew, he connects in such a way that you can tell you are his only focus before, during, and after your appointment. Having seen Matthew several times, I can tell you that while the massages are similar from time to time, they are also customized to exactly what I need, but can't always explain with my simple reply of "It hurts here", "It's feels tight here", or "I just need to relax", when he asks what's going on.
I'm a little reluctant to say how great Matthew really is for fear of his schedule filling up and not being able to get in. Kidding - he'll always make time. I'd put Matthew in the ranks of the best, so if you want to experience massage exactly the way it's supposed to be - he's your guy!