"Angela is hands down the most talented, intuitive, compassionate and knowledgeable massage therapist that I have ever been to. And, living with chronic pain, I have had a lot of treatments in my life! Angela works out the tension and pain in my body, yet leaves me feeling relaxed and renewed. Her embodied knowledge & healing talent have inspired me to learn more about bodywork and the healing arts. She is a true gem and a lovely person that I am grateful to know. I highly recommend her." - Susan K.
"Angela is awesome. I found her when I had a SLO passport several years ago and was trying out every therapist within a reasonable distance. Out of seven I've tried in San Luis Obispo and several outside of SLO, she's still the best. I've sent dozens of people to her and they all pay her a visit when in town. Forget your day spas, for a massage...go see Angela. If you've found a better massage therapist in SLO, inform me, because I don't believe you". - Yelp Reviewer
"Angela is an amazing professional. Trained in many schools of massage, she has a lot to offer every person. Her intuition is astonishing. She can adjust the pressure from soft to deep tissue. It took me a long time to find a massage therapist that I would return for a second appointment. Now I buy packages!" -Yelp Reviewer
"I have been going to Angela off and on for almost 5 years now. Every so often I try someone else who may charge a little less...but I always come back to Angela. There is no comparison. I've had massages at spas, at my own house, at massage centers...they are good...but not great. Angela obviously knows her muscles and where they attach and their function. She can do deep tissue or not depending upon your tolerance and need. If you want a serious massage for aches & pains...you will not be disappointed and will feel amazing! Just be aware you will no longer want to see anyone else for your massages." -Yelp Reviewer
"Hands down the most wonderful massage I have ever received. I've had many massages over the years, but I honestly felt she has such an amazing energy and touch that her hands give off, that it's truly one of a kind. I highly recommend!" -Yelp Reviewer
Angela is amazing! I have been to see her several times, and have been referring all of my friends to her because she truly listens to clients and and their needs. I have never had a therapist be so intuitive before, she knows exactly the type of work my body needs, and does amazing deep tissue massage for those troubled areas! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to release some stress and or pain. I always leave her office feeling refreshed. -Jennifer W., San Luis Obispo
Angela is amazing. Hands down the best massage I've ever had. I'm so thankful to have found her and can't wait to go back. -
Angela is the most talented therapist I have ever been to, and I have a long history of receiving bodywork. She is quite the artisan, and is so loving and thorough. I recommend her to all my friends. She is simply the best. - Jolie L.
I've had other treatments in town and away on vacation at fancy resorts and they don't compare. Angela is the best! - Chrissy B.
"I've been going to Angela for years and always have thought she's awesome. Can't even tell you how many people I've referred to her or bought gift certificates for with her. Recently a very painful back issue had me there for more therapeutic work, and I can tell you she is a master at her craft! I'm even more of a fan now......." - Mary V., Arroyo Grande, CA
"I've been a massage devotee for 30 years. I carry stress in my body that can cause headaches if I don't stay on top of it. Angela performs miracles on my overstressed, tight, knotted back and neck once a month (6 years now and counting). Her uncanny ability to coax my muscles to relax, progressing by layers, enables me to receive and enjoy a "deeper" deep tissue massage than I could get with previous therapists (and I've had dozens). She is consistently gracious and professional. Nice perks: her massage table is heated which I love, office is in an easy-to-access, quiet spot on the creek in San Luis with good parking. I can't say enough about Angela and her skill. I leave restored every time. She's a gem." -Julie F., San Luis Obispo, CA
"Angela Bothwell is a fantastic massage therapist. I usually can't take too much pressure, but Angela is so smooth and slow that I can handle more pressure from her and still feel incredibly relaxed. She is friendly at the beginning and end but does not talk during the massage (which I really appreciate). She does a wonderful job of finding your trouble spots and making them feel like jelly! I go for stress relief and pain relief and it works, every time." - A. F. San Luis Obispo,CA
Angela is awesome! I have been receiving bodywork from Angela for over three years. She has helped me recover from decades of overwork, stress, sports injuries and, more recently, a car accident. She has amazing touch and connection, able to massage both sensitively and deep. And she has been instrumental in my own path the better health and well being. Recently, I began massage school myself, and I have found myself incredibly thankful for all of the wonderful body work I have received from Angela over the years. She is the benchmark against which I measure my own instruction, growth and experience as a student of massage. I recommend her highly to anyone seeking relaxation, rejuvenation or recovery. You will not be disappointed! - Christopher C.
"My husband and I live in San Jose, but will come to see Angela anytime we are in town. Her massages are that good! She provides a very therapeutic and relaxing experience. She is respectful and doesn't talk your ear off (which is one of my pet peeves). She is very responsive to your body and your feedback throughout the massage. At points I felt like the pressure was borderline painful, but the knots were melting away in her hands. By the end of our session, I'm amazed at how different my body feels from when I walked in the door. I wish we could find someone like this where we live because we don't get to SLO that often" - Rebecca J., San Jose, CA
"I have been DREAMING of doing an overnight trip TO COME BACK here from the Bay Area. SLO is a great mini-vacation spot, but this is the cherry on top. I found this place on Yelp in Feb 2010, on a last minute decision to get a massage, which happened to be the day before I got married. I truly believe that because of my massage here, I was so relaxed the next morning, that I forgot I was getting married that afternoon. This place is top on my list for massages. The lady is intuitive, and reads the body well enough to remove the knots and even the tiny "bubbles" to smooth out the muscles; especially. in my back where I hold most tension. (I plan on coming here in two months, so don't you dare take my slot when I come in!" - Tina, Oakland, CA
"One of the best massages I have ever had! I have been there twice and saw Angela both times. The first time was a deep tissue which was great. The second time Angela talked me into an ashiatsu massage which is done almost completely with feet. Amazing, amazing, amazing. I went in there with a shoulder problem and left with less stress and much less of a shoulder problem. I don't live in SLO but will definitely go to Banyan Tree every time I'm there." - Lindsay B., Los Angeles
"I called Angela earlier in the day and she was willing to accommodate such short notice. She was very professional and my back and neck felt so much better after only an hour visit. The pressure and pacing of the massage was perfect and Angela appeared quite knowledgeable. I only wish I resided in SLO to see her on a more frequent basis. I would highly recommend her." -Kelly H., San Francisco, CA
I highly recommend Angela for massage. She is professional, her studio is very neat, clean & very inviting to relax and renew. The office has a welcoming, warm feeling when you first enter her place of business. Her skills and knowledge are awesome; she ALWAYS finds the muscles that need the most attention without any direction from me. I have referred clients to her, for you see I too am a massage therapist. She is who I see when I need my “tune-ups”. -Kris Allen CMT
I need very deep massages and I found that most masseuses do not or cannot provide that deep work. Angela is extremely careful working on my back with Ashiatsu. Her studio is designed specifically for this kind of massage work. She installed a special electric elevating massage table and also has bars on the ceiling for her to balance as she works. I have had several treatments with Angela and I will not allow anyone else to work on me in this manner. Absolutely the best back massage work in the area. -Ken, San Luis Obispo, CA
Angela is great: I struggle with stiffness in my upper back and neck from the large amounts of time I spend reading and studying, but the day after my massage I had a range of motion I didn't even know was possible. My roommate actually asked me why I kept reaching my arms out behind me at random times! She also taught me some neck stretches before I left, which have helped a lot too. I definitely recommend Banyan Tree Healing Center and am planning on visiting again soon. - Diego M.
I can only echo the words of other reviewers here and say the Angela is attentive, personable, and extremely capable. I came to her as someone plagued by tension headaches and referred pain and within three sessions nearly all of these issues were resolved. I continue to see Angela for routine maintenance and never hesitate to recommend her. - Daniel B.
"Have to agree 100% with the other reviewer who said to forget day spas, and come to this gifted massage therapist, Angela. I couldn't have been more happy with my 1st session today. She really listened to what I needed and hoped for from the massage, and was very responsive to feedback during the session (though I hardly needed to say anything besides "Hey, that pressure is perfect!" because she is so intuitive). I'll be back again soon, definitely" - Sara B, San Luis Obispo, CA
"I live in SLO, but I've only recently moved here. So I've been looking for a reliable massage therapist since I've gotten to this town. On a cautious whim, I read the reviews and decided to give it a try. Angela provided the deep-tissue massage I requested and then informed me of different techniques that could better relieve the tension I was experiencing. She is very polite and only speaks to you during the session to ensure that she is utilizing the correct amount of pressure. I have to say, that's very nice of her as some of the other therapists I've seen so far are only interested in starting/completing the session. The only regret I had during this experience was that I had originally requested a 60-minute session. I swear I must have fallen asleep at some point because the session felt like 5 minutes. It was actually 60 minutes, but the session was that good. If there is another therapist that surpasses her skill, let me know, because similar to another responder, I just don't believe it." - Felix M., San Luis Obispo, CA
Angela is amazing!! She is very in tune with the body, its muscles, and pressure where necessary. I just finished my second massage with Angela and she suggested trying the Ashiatsu massage which is done with her feet - incredible! Feels like hands/forearms but amazingly different and BETTER! I will request it every time I go back to see her! Thank you for a great experience. -Grace K., SLO
"I went to Kim to deal with high stress and anxiety. My only-son joined the Marines out of high school during war/time, and I was working for a difficult money lender in foreclosing. What I got from Kim I am still using today. He opened my mind to a new way of thinking. This has led me to live a life I love and to be at peace with who I am and my surroundings. I am experiencing life through different eyes and it's an amazing journey. I am a skeptic and wasn't really convinced that this was the way to go for me. But out of desperation, I gave it a try. Kim's techniques, energy, and kindness through the hypnosis process put me at ease immediately. I can not express how much he helped me not just through that tough time but as things come up (as they do) through life." -Stephanie Laird, Creston, CA
“My hypnosis experience has been very uplifting. It has given me ways to be at peace with myself and has challenged me to find a deeper understanding of the world and how I operate within it. I also have been able to use the techniques learned to help myself deal with stress, insomnia, and weight loss. I would recommend this program to anyone with an open mind and a desire to master themselves. I am grateful for this experience." - Natalie, San Luis Obispo,CA
“I am very excited and happy to be on the road to better health and not have to have cigarettes in my life anymore. I am now a non-smoker." - M.P., San Luis Obispo, CA
"Kim's stop smoking program is amazing. The first time around I put the tobacco down immediately after our session but it came back in two months. So I called Kim and we did a refresher. The day of the refresher I quit smoking again and for the final time! I AM smoke free and will remain smoke free for the rest of my life. And to think that Kim and I did our therapy remotely via telephone! I would imagine it is even more powerful in person. I have already recovered the money I spent on Kim's hypnotherapy session many times over. It was the best investment of my life." - Justin Hays, Austin Texas
“I love the feeling of finally being in control!! I feel good all over. I feel like I can do anything I set my mind to.” - Robert J., Cayucos,CA
“After my session with Kim I tried many times to tempt myself to smoke because I can't believe that I don't want to. Yet, it is as if I have never smoked before." - Julia, Grover Beach, CA
“I have considered Kim as my personal Teacher for over 7 years but was reluctant to attempt smoking cessation hypnosis. Silly me, I was a 3-pack a day smoker until 23 years ago when I quit cold. However, 2 years ago I picked up “just one” and was instantly addicted and hooked no matter how much personal or spiritual will power I aimed at myself alone. On 4/1/07 my physician prescribed the latest sure cure medication for smoking cessation. But it did nothing for curing my inner self desire to keep the smoking habit going. On 4/7/07 Kim and I entered into a Quit Smoking hypnosis session via telephone. It took just one hour or so. I have never had any desire to pick up a cigarette again. I am totally free of that dirty and costly habit. I am also not bothered by others who do smoke around me. The habit is gone and replaced by peace, happiness, and the oddest desire to exercise. I am now swimming one hour three to four day per week at the local pool instead of smoking. – Cynthia Seasons, Austin TX
“My overall hypnosis experience was life changing. I went from being a substance abuser and chewing two cans of tobacco a day, to being completely clean after only one session! The amazing part was that I had no withdrawl symptoms. The experience was worth every penny and then some. I recommend Kim Bothwell to anyone and everyone, even if people don't have significant problems." - S. H.,San Luis Obispo, CA
“I feel tremendous relief and confidence about overcoming a habit which I could not conquer on my own. I am proud of taking this step and I look forward to sharing this accomplishment and its benefits with my loved ones.” - George McNeil, Ventura, CA
“I feel like I’ve just been reborn and started a new life. It feels very, very good.” - M.F.R., Buellton, CA