A whole body massage characterized by long broad strokes. The pressure can be light, medium or deep, and can vary during the course of the massage depending on the client’s request. Essential oils are incorporated according to the goals of the massage. This massage is popular for relaxation, but is actually very therapeutic, as it calms the nervous system and addresses the body as an integrative system. Systemic relaxation is the first step in healing.
60 min Swedish $65
90 min Swedish $85
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This treatment involves gentle rhythmic pressure in the direction of lymph flow in order to decrease swelling or simply support the body’s healthy immunological function. Gentle moving cupping can be incorporated as necessary to facilitate fluid flow. Swelling due to sports injuries can normally be relieved in one or two sessions. MLD can be used as surgery support, normally with one full-body session prior to surgery and one or two targeted sessions during the recovery period. In addition to responding to bacteria and viruses, the lymphatic system is responsible for the crucial tasks of delivering proteins to the cardiovascular system for cell nourishment and the absorption of fats, through a one-way fluid transport system. When it is not functioning optimally, the first sign is fluid back up in the form of swelling, or edema. Barring contraindications, MLD can address this. MLD is a powerful tool for swelling, but it is also under-utilized to maintain healthy systems at optimum functioning.
60 min MLD $95
90 min MLD $130
Face & Neck Lymphatic Drainage
A 15-minute add-on to any massage, this gentle rhythmic technique utilizes very light pressure in the direction of lymph flow in order to aid in the detoxification of the tissues of the head. It relieves puffiness and swelling and decreases congestion. The neck is where the lymphatic system joins the cardiovascular system, so it is crucial to decongest this area so the entire lymphatic pathways can be clear. This is an excellent way to start or finish any massage.
Face & Neck Add-on $20
A customized session geared toward easing the strain of carrying a baby. We will work together to identify structural imbalances, relieve the pain and tension they cause and find positions of greater comfort for daily life. I safely address low back pain, leg pain, neck strain, headaches and swelling in the legs and feet. Massage will not only help you feel more like yourself in your body again, but it will decrease the stress often experienced by expectant mothers. Calming the stress response has been shown to stabilize blood pressure, increase oxytocin levels for mom and baby, and decrease the probability of gestational complications. Postpartum massage will address the specific physiological challenges experienced by mothers after the birthing process (and allow mom to take a short break from baby care and receive a little much needed nurturing herself!)
60 min Prenatal $65
90 min Prenatal $85
In-Home Post-Partum Massage
I can travel for new moms! Zip codes: 78704, 78745, 78741, 78701, 78702, 78703, 78705, 78712, 78722, 78751. Please call or text to schedule (917-892-1434)
60 min In-Home Massage $95
Deep Tissue Massage
This is a more focused, targeted orthopedic style of massage. Specific areas of tension or pain are evaluated and addressed through neuromuscular techniques, trigger point therapy, moving cupping, passive stretching and myofascial release – often without oil. Depending on the client’s goals, only a few areas of the body may be addressed during the massage.
60 min Deep Tissue $65
90 min Deep Tissue $85
Back, Neck and Shoulders Tune-Up
Relieve a sore back, stiff neck, or achy shoulders in between massages, or when you are just pressed for time. A combination of myofascial, swedish and deep tissue techniques designed to target the most common areas of tension.
45 min Back, Neck and Shoulders $55
Hot Stone Therapy Massage
This massage combines Swedish strokes with the use of warm stones to further dissolve tension in the muscles. Warm towels and essential oils are used to enhance the effects of the massage.
90 min Hot Stone $90
Monthly Maintenance Program
Make sure you schedule your self-care monthly! Members get any 90-minute massage once a month for $75 (3 month minimum), for which I incorporate hot stones, hot towels, essential oils and moving cupping if desired. Monthly members for at least 6 months receive a 60 minute birthday massage as an additional treat on that month. Please let me know just prior to your first massage if you are interested in this program. If you are interested in coming twice a month for a shorter session, let’s discuss details.