When the stars are aching, they ask Marie Escudero for some healing.

Escudero, a Filipina, is a massage therapist to several athletes and celebrities.

Her famous clients include basketball players Ron Artest and Pau Gasol, footballer David Beckham and wife Victoria, pop stars Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, former “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell, and boxing champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, among others.

In an interview on ANC’s “Hardball” on Wednesday, Escudero said she first discovered her passion for massage therapy when she played for the Philippine football team … Escudero then became a well-known massage therapist through word of mouth.

ABS•CBN, worldwide, Aug. 11, 2011