Meghan Prendergast

August 10, 2018

Biography

Meghan has been a successful massage therapist since 2007 starting in Florida at a health clinic and eventually moving to Virginia to help in several fitness & wellness centers. Working with chronic issues such as sports injuries and soft tissue strains, she has learned a diverse array of treatment modalities proven effective in helping clients regain increased mobility, reduce pain and achieve balance in their body structures.

In addition to therapeutic massage, she offers deep tissue, pre-natal, and sports massage. Meghan is especially fond of including an active – passive stretching technique (PNF) into her routines when it’s appropriate. Another not-so-common modality, Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), can be amazingly helpful when inflammation is an issue or joint pain is present. Currently, Meghan is one of the few therapists in the area to have been also trained in Thai Yoga Massage – an incredible experience when you need someone to help stretch your muscles and regain your range of motion. Massage and Bodywork has been very rewarding for her as she is able to aid in her clients’ fitness and health goals, while making personal connections with those passionate about the healing arts.

Services Offered

Services Offered:

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 3 – 1-hour Sessions: $315
  • Value Package of 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $429

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

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

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 3 – 90-minute Sessions: $414

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

Thai Yoga Massage (Traditional Thai)

Thai Yoga, also known as Traditional Thai, is done on a mat on the floor with the client wearing loose, comfortable clothing. This method uses the whole body to treat the client, blending gentle rocking, acupressure, rhythmic compression, and assisted stretches to relax and revitalized body and mind. The therapist will use their hands, knees, legs and feet to move the client into a series of yoga-like stretches.

PLEASE NOTE: Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to these sessions.

Pricing

  • 90-minutes: $150

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