Massage

A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, muscle tension, hypertension and more (American Massage Therapy Association). Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness regimen.

Our massage therapists are NYS licensed and insured. All are graduates of The Swedish Institute in NYS and are members in good standing of various state and national organizations.

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MOST POPULAR MODALITIES

Swedish (Relaxation) Massage

A full-body massage that’s ideal for people primarily seeking to reduce overall physical tension, release stress and relax. Techniques used include flowing and kneading strokes to improve circulation, as well as light to moderately deep palm, forearm, and finger pressure to help reduce muscle tension. Great for those new to massage, as well as those who may be uncomfortable with deep pressure.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage begins with flowing and kneading techniques to warm up the body, followed by cross-fiber friction against the grain of the muscle, muscular stripping along the length of the muscle, and deep compression against the muscle bellies and skeletal attachments in order to penetrate and release tension in deeper muscle layers, reduce fascial adhesions, and address pain-causing trigger points. If you’re new to deep tissue work, remember to deepen your breathing when the pressure starts to feel more intense, and don’t be shy about asking the therapist to lighten the pressure if it become uncomfortable or painful.

Sports Massage

The primary goal of sports massage is to help athletes in training — before, during, or after sporting events or other fitness-related activities. Sessions will likely include many of the same techniques found in Swedish and deep tissue massage as well as targeted stretching of specific muscle groups, with goals that may include decreasing post-workout recovery time, promoting flexibility, and recovering from muscle strains and sports-related injuries.

Shiatsu

Unlike most other modalities, shiatsu sessions do not involve the use or oils or lotions and are performed fully clothed on a thick mat placed on the floor. Joint mobilization, stretching and pressure is applied with palms, fingers, thumbs, forearms and elbows along specific pathways in the body (meridians) to encourage the free flow of circulation and energy (Ki). This modality is relaxing and rejuvenating, and can help to restore physical and energetic balance to the body in order to promote optimal health and wellbeing.

 

SPECIALIZED MODALITIES

Pre-Natal & Post-Partum

Swedish (relaxation) and/or deep tissue massage geared toward the specific needs of the expecting or postpartum mother, which may include addressing low back and hip pain, ankle and foot swelling and/or discomfort, and upper back/shoulder/ neck discomfort. If you’re in your 2nd and 3rd trimester, the sessions will be conducted in the sidelying and supine (facing up) position utilizing pillows and props to ensure optimal comfort for both the mother and baby. While massage therapy can be of great benefit during pregnancy, we recommend that you consult with your doctor before seeking treatment to ensure that there are no complications with your pregnancy that could contraindicate massage therapy.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

Similar to trigger point therapy, the goal of NMT is to locate and release the localized and referred pain caused by both active and passive trigger points (small areas within a muscle that are in a chronically contracted state). NMT is a great modality to choose if your primary goal is to relieve chronic musculoskeletal pain in specific areas. The first session will include an interview to learn more about the history and possible causes of the pain, a postural and range of motion analysis to determine the musculoskeletal imbalances that may be contributing to it, and a focused deep tissue massage session addressing the key problem areas. As trigger points are often hard-wired into the nervous system and will manifest again a few days post-treatment, it is recommended that those seeking neuromuscular therapy purchase a package of sessions and come in more frequently at first and then gradually taper off in order to “reprogram” the nervous system response (e.g., twice per week for a couple of weeks, then once per week for a few weeks, then every other week, and then monthly or as needed for maintenance sessions). The therapist will discuss possible options and frequency after your first visit.

Myofascial Decompression Therapy (aka Cupping Therapy)

Also known as “cupping”, myofascial decompression therapy involves the use of suction via silicon and/or plastic cups applied to the skin. While traditionally this suction was created by first lighting an alcohol-soaked cotton ball inside the cup and then placing it on the skin, today a quicker and safer method is available that involves the use of a suction pump that easily attaches and detaches from each cup. When the cups are placed on the skin, the superficial muscle layer is drawn up into the cup, which stimulates the circulation of blood, breaks up adhesions, and creates a pathway for toxins to be drawn out of the body through the lymphatic system. Cupping has many benefits as it decompresses adhesions and scar tissue, relaxes muscles in spasm, decreases trigger-point pain, and decreases tissue changes and inflammation following trauma.

Please note: depending on the cups used, the amount of suction and the state of the underlying tissues, cupping can leave circular marks on the skin that range from a light yellow to pinkish red to dark purple. The plastic cups involve a bit more suction and are good for areas with more stagnation and/or fascial adhesion, are left in place for 3-5 minutes, and will leave more pronounced marks. The silicon cups involve a bit less suction, can be moved around on the skin in a massage-like fashion, and tend not to leave pronounced marks typical of the plastic cups. Whatever marks are left will disappear in a few days or with a couple of weeks, and in most cases will be in areas normally covered by clothing (e.g., the back, outer hips, outer thighs and hamstrings).

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Member

  • Single Session Rates:
    • 60 Minutes: $90
    • 75 Minutes: $110
    • 90 Minutes: $130
  • Save $200 with a Package!
    • 60 Minutes: $700
    • 75 Minutes: $900
    • 90 Minutes: $1,100
  • New Client Intro Offer:
    • Three 75-Minute Sessions for only $230 (save $100!)

Guest

  • Single Session Rates:
    • 60 Minutes: $120
    • 75 Minutes: $140
    • 90 Minutes: $160
  • Save $200 with a Package!
    • 60 Minutes: $1,000
    • 75 Minutes: $1,200
    • 90 Minutes: $1,400
  • New Client Intro Offer:
    • Three 75-Minute Sessions for only $320 (save $100!)

Policies

  • 24 hour cancellation is required
  • Fees for any sessions must be purchased in advance
  • Sessions are valid for up to 1 year
  • Gratuities can be paid in cash directly to the therapist (15-20% is customary, but not required)

Massage Therapy Consultation

Please use this form if you’re trying to figure out what massage modality to sign up for. You can also use this form to find out our therapist’s availability.

Staff

Jason Brown

Massage Therapist