Ammon is professionally trained in both therapeutic and relaxation-focused massages, and has worked in both spa and physical therapy environments since 2012. He is very adept at finding those areas of your body that need attention, and then explaining how to adjust your body mechanics in order to diminish those problematic cycles of pain.
Having been trained in martial arts throughout his childhood, and then years later as a dance instructor Ammon developed a deep appreciation for mind/body awareness and learned to observe the body mechanics of his clients with a highly-tuned focus. Eventually, Ammon became a classically-trained musician, and his use of vibration (sound) as a healing agent during massage became a natural extension of his healing nature and massage technique.
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 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $315
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $429
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.
- 30-minutes: $75
- 45-minutes: $90
- 1-hour: $105
- 90-minutes: $145
- 2-hours: $185
- Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $300
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $414
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: $327
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: $90
- 75-minutes: $110
- 90-minutes: $130
- 2-hours: $175
- Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
- Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
- Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372
Ammon was my Therapist. He read over my chart and discussed with me quite thoroughly about my needs and limitations (two disc surgeries).
Ammon does the perfect combination of strong, deep tissue massage while having a sensual touch at the same time. What this means is that he gets the knots out without your wanting to scream and cry.
I have found my new Massage Therapist I am happy to say :) —Brady B. (Dorchester)
I have been getting a monthly massage from Ammon at MTW for over a year, and he has routinely loosened and opened up my shoulders. He is an approachable, affable massage therapist who is responsive to your comfort level with pressure and stretching. I’ve been a regular at several massage practices over the years, and I’ve never had an experience that has felt as educational or constructive. His focus on stretching during the massage and talking about stretches I can do after the massage is always helpful (especially if I actually do them). — Amanda F. (Somerville)