Massage Therapy Works

Massage Services in Somerville MA

Massage Therapy in Boston and Somerville, MA.

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

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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
  • 90-minutes: $150

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $429
  • Value Package of 6 – 90-minute Sessions: $840

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Oncology Massage

People in all phases of the journey through cancer can benefit from healing touch and carefully tailored massage therapy. Oncology Massage can help manage symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, including pain, nausea, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Most of all, oncology massage is a nurturing experience designed to restore your sense of positive touch and an integrated body which helps encourage your body’s healing process.

MTW’s style of Oncology Massage incorporates gentle strokes, energy work and guided meditation to encourage deep relaxation of the body, mind and spirit. The mental and emotional stresses of dealing with cancer can begin with diagnosis, wax and wane throughout treatment, and sometimes linger even after a full recovery. Massage is a way of taking time out to care for your whole self during this often grueling, always individual process.

There are only a few instances where touch is contraindicated for a cancer patient, but your therapist will work with you and your doctor to learn exactly what is the right level of massage for you at any point during your treatment and recovery.

Pricing

  • 30-minutes: $60
  • 45-minutes: $75
  • 1-hour: $90

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

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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

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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

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Stress-reduction Massage

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.

Pricing

  • 1-hour: $79
  • 90-minutes: $120

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $315

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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

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