Jay Tonge

July 19, 2018


Biography

Jay (they/them/theirs) has worked as a full-time massage therapist since 2018, with a focus in addressing trauma and mind-body disconnect through a holistic understanding of one’s lived experience.
 
Jay has always been inspired by acknowledging how our sociocultural environs shape our lived experiences, and brings particular attention to the habits and patterns of patients’ daily lives in order to best understand the sources of tension and restriction in their bodies.
 
Jay regularly utilises breath awareness and intentional touch in their sessions, which are further informed by previous training in neurokinetic, trauma-informed, orthopedic, prenatal, and other modalities. Jay also recognizes the importance of safe spaces in which transgender people can receive massage, and is working to provide massage as an accessible resource for the Boston and Somerville transgender community. Their practice is rooted in acknowledging the myriad ways that life experiences can contribute to bodily dysfunction, and finding means for clients to help address mind-body disconnect. Jay seeks to establish in their clients a sense of well-being, healthfulness, rest, and composure. 
 
Perpetually driven toward deeper understanding and knowledge in all things, their most recent professional fascination and focus has been in the realm of neuromuscular relationships; how relationships between the brain and the body establish distinct patterns of movement and posture. When not providing massage or learning more about the body, Jay enjoys writing, gardening, cooking and baking, rock climbing, and fiber arts.


Services Offered

Services Offered:

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: $327

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
  • 75-minutes: $110
  • 90-minutes: $130
  • 2-hours: $175

Value Packs

  • Value Package of 3 – 45-minute Sessions: $213
  • Value Package of 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $255
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $372

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