Are you new to massage and bodywork therapies? Do you experience stress, anxiety? Would you like to learn how massage can help you achieve balance and how to incorporate self-care into your daily life?
Kristen has given many clients their first professional massage. She excels at guiding a person through the process. She is also passionate about working with clients experiencing anxiety. Her personal and professional experiences give her insight into how stress effects our well-being.
Kristen will work with you to tailor each session to your needs. Her nurturing touch is calming and will ease your tension. Afterward, she will discuss ways in which you can maintain the benefits of massage at home. This can include postural modifications, stretches, and mindful activities.
Kristen graduated from the National Academy of Massage Therapy and Healing Sciences in Lansdale, PA in 2006 and operated a successful solo practice for 7 years in her hometown of Lebanon, PA. She enjoys craft beer, ghost stories, and traveling with her husband.
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.
- 30-minutes: $80
- 45-minutes: $95
- 1-hour: $110
- 90-minutes: $150
- 2-hours: $195
- 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
This is the kind you’re most likely to encounter at a spa. Stress-reduction massage can also induce a state of mind called the Relaxation Response, which has been shown to minimize the effects of stress and boost your immune system. Everyone knows that a stressful day will cause the muscles in your shoulders and neck to tighten. For some, symptoms can even include a tense jaw, back ache, fatigue and headaches. When you’re feeling overwhelmed and even simple movement is stiff, our Stress-reduction Massage is likely to bring you immediate relief.
For more severe or chronic pain you should consider our Therapeutic Massage.
- 1-hour: $79
- 90-minutes: $120
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $315
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.
- 30-minutes: $60
- 45-minutes: $75
- 1-hour: $89
- 90-minutes: $130
- 2-hours: $175
- Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $201
- Value Package of 6 – 45-minute Sessions: $390
- Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $243
- Value Package of 6 – 1-hour Sessions: $474
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $357
- Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $696
- Value Package of 3 – 2-hour Sessions: $486
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.
- 30-minute Therapeutic Massage: $45
- 45-minute Therapeutic Massage: $60