Jan Larivee

December 19, 2014

Biography

Jan has practiced massage for more than 25 years. Through extensive training in numerous bodywork modalities she is adept at addressing individual needs and concerns of her clients. She enjoys dealing with pain syndromes, headaches, and back and neck injuries. Most recently she has become certified in Matrix Energetics with a focus on shifting into a state of comfort and wellness with ease. She is also certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and Zen Trigger Point Therapy and combines these very physical methods with energy work incorporating many years as a Reiki Master, Holographic Healing practitioner and Craniosacral practitioner. She is also trained in Manual Lymph Drainage.

Services Offered

Services Offered:

CranioSacral Re-balancing

CranioSacral Therapy works with the subtle bones of the skull and sacrum to balance the cerebrospinal fluid which influences many bodily functions. A very gentle approach to re-balancing soft tissue structures often compromised by injury or trauma, it has proven to be very effective in the treatment of chronic pain, migraine headaches, low-back pain, TMJD, and other stress-related symptoms.

Usually only one or two sessions are needed to help make a significant change.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $70
  • 45-minutes: $90
  • 1-hour: $110

Deep Tissue Massage

Quite different from “a Therapeutic Massage with Extra Pressure,” our Deep Tissue Massage focuses on releasing muscle restrictions (adhesions) and re-balancing structural tension (holding patterns) running through the several layers of soft tissue (muscle). Deep Tissue Massage requires a much slower pace than our Therapeutic Massage and more than one session is usually necessary for better results and/or resolution. Very effective if you have strained a muscle resulting in limited (and possibly painful) movement.

IMPORTANT: While it is not unusual for some people to experience bruising and pain for several days following treatment it does not happen to everyone. Soon the pain will decrease and you will begin to experience a range of movement you haven’t had for a very long while. Eventually, that every-day pain thing will be just a distant memory.

PLEASE NOTE: 30-MINUTES WILL ONLY ALLOW ENOUGH TIME TO WORK ON ONE REGION OF THE BODY (muscles of your thigh, calf, forearms or hands, etc.). One hour is highly recommended for your first session.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $80
  • 45-minutes: $95
  • 1-hour: $110
  • 90-minutes: $150
  • 2-hours: $195

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $270
  • Value Package of 6 – 45-minute Sessions: $528
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $315
  • Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $612
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $429
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $828

Integrative Lymph Massage

This new service combines our signature Therapeutic Massage with Lymph Drainage Massage. From the moment we introduced Manual Lymph Drainage, clients have raved about the relief they feel immediately after their treatments with Cheryl and Jan, both of whom are certified in Manual Lymph Drainage.

Studies have found lymphatic drainage massage to be a medically beneficial form of physical therapy for a range of lymphedema-related problems. This is an excellent choice for anyone who has a chronic issue and would like to have a taste of what lymph massage can do.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $110

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 Sessions: $315
  • Value Package of 6 Sessions: $600

Manual Lymph Drainage

Therapist uses very gentle pressure. Each session lasts from 75 to 90 minutes, and therapy usually is performed once a day several times a week for two to four weeks. The lymphatic system is a vital bodily defense against infection & disease, and lymphatic massage is one of the best things you can do to help your body help itself. Our Manual Lymph Drainage specialists have the experience & skill to help reduce the debilitating effects of stagnant or excessive lymph fluid in the body. Studies have found lymphatic massage to be a medically beneficial form of physical therapy for lymphedema-related issues. Lipedema, an often misdiagnosed and misunderstood disease, currently affects millions of women who don’t even realize it.

Please Note:  If you have been diagnosed with lymphedema, please make sure to receive clearance from your doctor (or lymphedema specialist) to receive our manual lymph drainage treatment.  Please bring a letter from your provider indicating that you are able to receive this service.  Thank you.

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Pricing

  • 1-hour: $110
  • 90 minutes: $150

Value Packs

  • Value Package of of 3 Sessions: $429
  • Value Package of 6 Sessions: $840
  • Value Package of 9 Sessions: $1233
  • Value Package of 12 Sessions: $1596

Integrative Bodywork

AN ACUTE INJURY USUALLY OCCURS WHEN WE’VE PUSHED OUR MUSCLES BEYOND THEIR NORMAL RANGE-OF-MOTION OFTEN RESULTING IN PAIN.

Integrative Bodywork combines several healing bodywork modalities with therapeutic massage. Some of those modalities might include: CranioSacral therapy, Trigger Point therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Positional Release, Neuromuscular Facilitation, Reiki, and acupressure. Very effective in treating some chronic pain issues such as sciatica, acute injuries such as whiplash, sports-related injuries, carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), plus physical traumas such as accidents involving falling-down, bicycling, and automobiles.

1-hour usually gives the therapist enough time to focus on those areas of the body associated with the pain or injury. Several treatments are often necessary to understand and resolve the issue(s).

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $75
  • 45-minutes: $90
  • 1-hour: $105
  • 90-minutes: $145
  • 2-hours: $185

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 6 – 45-minute Sessions: $498
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $300
  • Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $582
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $414
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $804

Massage for Children

FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18

The pressures of school academics and intramural sports sometimes takes a toll on a child’s body. Stress can affect a child’s ability to sleep soundly and/or stay focused on daily lessons. Athletic injuries can occur at any age and often do. Soccer, for example, requires a great deal of running which can result in very tight ITBands and calf muscles.

A 30-minute massage is recommended for a young child when too much stress is suspected as being a causative factor in the child’s health, or a longer 45 minute session when the issue is a chronic one.

PLEASE NOTE: A PARENT’S PRESENCE IS REQUIRED.

Pricing

  • 30-minute Integrative Bodywork: $55
  • 45-minute Integrative Bodywork: $70
  • 30-minute Therapeutic Massage: $45
  • 45-minute Therapeutic Massage: $60

Matrix Energetics

A new consciousness technology that combines the limitless potential of energy work with the principles of quantum & scalar physics. Everything can be broken down to fields of energy and information including our bodies, and our minds act as processors of this energy & information.

This means that any symptom of dis-ease can be seen as just a field of disorganized energy that can be changed simply by bringing in a higher level of organization. In this session you will have the opportunity to share as much as you need to with your therapist.

Pricing

  • Initial Session / 1-hour: $100
  • 45-minutes: $85

Prenatal Massage

This is one of our most appreciated massages. Our 1-hour Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and even boost your energy. Change, even a welcome change, is stressful. A soothing massage which helps your muscles adapt to the changes your body is undergoing, and can help you more easily adjust to the many physical and emotional changes happening to your body during pregnancy.

Pregnancy creates a multitude of changes in the body, mind and spirit. Let us help you adjust to them gracefully with reduced pain and discomfort.  Prenatal Massage can help you sleep better and boost your energy. Your therapist will communicate with you about where you are in your pregnancy and will make adjustments to your session accordingly. Depending upon your need for comfort, prenatal massage can be done in a side-lying position, bolstered with pillows and blankets. Your health & comfort is our first priority.

If you are experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, please be aware that massage can be contraindicated in certain situations. It that’s the case, we must ask that you please be prepared with a written note from your doctor stating that massage is not contraindicated for you at this time.

Please indicate when making your appointment how many weeks along you are in your pregnancy.

PLEASE NOTE: A Prenatal Massage lasting 1-hour or longer is recommended for your initial session.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $90
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 45-minute (follow-up): $75

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $498
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $720

Sports Massage

If you’re a runner, we are going to concentrate on your legs; if you’re a swimmer, we will spend more time on your upper body and hips; a cyclist, your hip flexors, quads, ITB, calves and upper trapezius will likely be targeted.

A sports massage therapist may use their forearm or the palm of their hand to bear down on the muscles in your legs and back to separate and relax them and their fingers to put direct pressure on a muscle in spasm, which can be painful but will reduce your pain later. Along with massage we’ll combine deep tissue massage and stretching when necessary to help maximize your muscles’ potential.

PLEASE NOTE: A 1-hour session is recommended for your initial session/evaluation.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $75
  • 45-minutes: $90
  • 1-hour: $105
  • 90-minutes: $145
  • 2-hours: $185

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $300
  • Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $582
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $414
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $804

Therapeutic Massage

OUR SIGNATURE MASSAGE. Blends a general Swedish-based massage with muscular therapy techniques to reduce significant tension due to either muscle strain or excessive stress. Some discomfort may result during treatment but a renewed sense of ease and feeling relaxed should last for several days. All sessions are customized for individual needs.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure to be used. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our Therapeutic Massage is probably right for you.

PLEASE NOTE: 1-hour is recommended when it’s your initial session.

At MTW we strongly feel that because you have a tension pattern that is unique to you, your session should be customized to meet your individual needs/issues. Our therapists are skilled in many healing modalities which they combine to provide you with a truly therapeutic experience for your mind, body and spirit. Our hope is to educate and encourage you to be an active participant in your own health and wellness.

With that in mind, we ask that you please communicate with your therapist about the technique and pressure they use. You may need to upgrade to one of our Advanced Bodywork modalities (see Integrative Bodywork or Deep Tissue Massage) if your pain involves several muscles or fascial lines. But if your wish is to feel relaxed and still have some of your pain & tension reduced our therapeutic massage is probably right for you.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $60
  • 45-minutes: $75
  • 1-hour: $90
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 2-hours: $175

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
  • Value Package of 6 – 45-minute Sessions: $414
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $498
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $720
  • Value Package of 3 – 2-hour Sessions: $499

Massage Instruction for Couples

Have you ever wished that your “significant other” could give you a therapeutic massage when you were feeling stiffness or in pain? You will learn specific massage techniques customized to your needs. We will teach you how to safely massage several common areas of tension due to overuse such as the: neck,shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs, and feet. Each 90-minute session includes individual practice time.

Also helps improve communication as individuals learn to express their needs, learn to give & receive valuable feedback, and feel listened to and cared for. A sure win-win for everyone!

Pricing

  • 90-minutes: $150

Testimonials

The first and only therapist I’ve been treated by at MTW is Jan; I absolutely love her and have experienced real results for two different issues over the last year. The first issue was pain that traveled from my right neck and shoulder down through my right forearm. The cause and triggers of the pain were tricky to pinpoint, but Jan began every session by assessing my pain and posture and using that information to customize my treatment. Jan also gave me some tips on how to adjust my work space and posture (I work at a computer all day) to help alleviate the pain I was experiencing. And even though I primarily sought treatment for pain, I left every session feeling totally loose and relaxed. More recently, I’ve seen Jan for prenatal massage. She understands the changes your body goes through during pregnancy and the various aches and pains that can result, and she modifies your posture throughout the session to ensure your ultimate comfort and relaxation.—Erin C. (Somerville)

I was really hurting the first time I went in, and had limited range of motion in my neck and shoulders. Before the massage, Jan spent time asking me questions, analyzing my posture, and even assessing my energy alignment. I’ve read some reviews on here from people who did not like this part of the treatment, but I was grateful for it. I have multiple conditions, and Jan really listened to what I was going through, and I didn’t feel like I lost out on massage time because of it. I told her my main goal was pain reduction, and she definitely helped me with that. She did some cranial massage,which I paid a little extra for. I was warned it would hurt a bit, and it did, but I felt much better afterward and re-gained complete range of motion. Jan has a very calming energy and a holistic approach to massage, incorporating elements of energy work into her techniques.—Theresa C. (Cambridge)