Besides being a treat for your whole body, massage has profound therapeutic benefits.
Swedish massage is a set of techniques developed to treat muscles and other soft tissue in the body. In this wonderful treatment, the therapist uses cream or oils that work in direct contact with your skin. You will be unclothed and discreetly draped with a sheet over the areas that the therapist is not working on.
In a one hour massage, the therapist will work on your entire body. However, if you desire extra attention on a particular area (back, shoulders, legs), you may want to book a one-and-a-half or two hour session. During the treatment, you are welcome to ask your therapist to increase or decrease pressure, as desired. They are there to work with you.
Swedish massage involves deep tissue work, which does not necessarily mean it is painful, but, rather, that the therapist will work with the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues in the body. This process is especially helpful in breaking up underlying scar tissue from old injuries and simultaneously relieving stress from the deeper layers of muscle.
Using pressure, shiatsu massage seeks to restore balance in the body by working with the meridian system. Meridians are energetic channels in the body which, when blocked, may create pain or other manifestations of imbalance. Shiatsu is based on the same ideology as acupuncture, with participants lying, fully clothed, on a comfortable floor mat.
In this unique healing system based on yoga and Ayurveda, the practitioner uses his or her palms and thumbs along the body's energy ("Sen") lines and pressure points, while the recipient is guided through a series of yoga-like postures. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. A client receiving Thai Massage remains fully clothed, on a comfortable mat on the floor.
Reflexology is an art and science that aids in bodily relaxation. During a treatment, the practitioner uses his or her hands to apply gentle, yet effectual pressure onto specific points of the feet and/or hands,which promotes profound relaxation throughout the entire interconnected body system.
Orto-Bionomy is a type of bodywork founded on the principles of osteopathy, and embraces principles of homeopathy and martial arts as well. It is a gentle, non-invasive approach to creating balance and reducing pain, accomplishing all the benefits of massage and more. It is usually performed fully clothed. Positional release is one of its many techniques. It operates through the nervous system, relying on the body's own self-corrective mechanism. It works on all physiological levels, including energetic.
All of our therapists practice Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage, in addition to those modalities listed below.
All therapists employed by Sal Anthony's Movement Salon are Licensed by the State of New York in the field of Massage Therapy.
Sarah A. Bellino
Additional Modalities: Prenatal, Shiatsu
Receiving a massage from therapist Crissy Cretara has been a treasured get-away from the fast paced, stressful life of NYC. On first meeting Crissy, the immediate sense is that she is there to help you. It's a lasting first impression. Her healing intentions combine with a high standard of technique in both Swedish and Shiatsu. A former sculptor, Crissy has developed a signature style which uses long sustained strokes whereby she gently molds one's muscular imperfections into a refined state of being. As deep relaxation envelops one, Crissy offers the double fortune of calming your mind as well as providing a marvelous nerve tonic for the body. A nurturing technique not to be missed, Crissy's massage provides a perfect antidote for living in a city that never sleeps.
Jessica Christine D'Oliveira
Additional Modalities: Prenatal, Acupressure, & reflexology.
Additional Modalities: (Only) Reflexology
Additional Modalities: Prenatal, Shiatsu
Praise for Anthony Lee:
"A friend swore that Lee offered restorative rubdowns at bargain-basement prices. We just didn't expect an actual basement to be part of the deal. Our shoulders tightened as we descended into this yoga studio's dim lower level. But Lee brightened our mood. He unfurled our knots with hot stones, then gently rotated our legs while pressing our spine to unlock deep-seated tension. In the future, we'll head uptown for frills-and downstairs for results." -Allure Magazine, Summer 2010
Additional Modalities: Prenatal, Reflexology, Thai
"The Blend" - developed and practiced by E.
Bodywork which includes:
Deep Tissue Massage Reflexology
Neck & Face Massage
90 Minute minimum
Additional Modalities: Ortho-Bionomy, Reflexology, private yoga
Jennifer's therapeutic approach draws from a diverse background including medical, Swedish, and Ayurvedic massage, reflexology, yoga, and personal training. As an advanced ortho-bionomy practitioner, she offers deep effective work without the use of force.
What is Ortho-Bionomy?
The body has a natural tendency to resist force or pain. This is a primary principle of this Osteopathic based approach. Gentle positions are used to access your body's own reflexes to allow for self-correction via the nervous system. A non-painful approach allows for change to occur internally rather than be imposed from outside, and tends to be longer lasting. It is widely effective in all physical and medical situations. Wear comfortable clothes as this therapy is performed fully clothed.
Additional Modalites: CranioSacral Therapy, Prenatal, Reflexology, Shiatsu
Clients are drawn to Vicky Roberts because of her sensitivity and attention to their needs. With 10 years of experience and continuing education Vicky is able to customize each massage to maximize its therapeutic effectiveness. She combines a variety of techniques including: deep tissue, stretching, Swedish, and CranioSacral. (CranioSacral Therapy utilizies techniques that work on the central nervous system.) Vicky has advanced, in-depth training and expertise in neck and upper shoulder problems. Her participation in sports, including tennis and skiing, lead her to also study Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S), a modality perfect for athletes and those with sports injuries and/or chronic pain. Vicky is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and holds a NY State and national license. She is certified in Pre-Natal Massage and CranioSacral Therapy.
Additional Modalities: Prenatal, Reflexology, Shiatsu
The massage rooms are nice, clean, and quiet. I had some pretty nasty knots in my lower back and went to see Lori today. She asked some questions about what was going on with me, overall, and if I had any specific areas I wanted to work on (I did). She nailed my problem spots, and did an outstanding job overall...I left feeling REALLY good. This place is great.
Amazing Massage!. I have been to Sal Anthonys numerous times for a massage. Lori is wonderful. I was recommended by a friend and have since sent many friends and family there. She paid very close attention to all my back problems. I am a hair dresser so i stand on my feet all day and have many aches and pains. Lori made sure i was comfortable at all times.
The price is great and is a great location. Definately come see Lori and you will feel so much better!
Additional Modalities: Shiatsu
Kristin Swiat has been a licensed massage therapist since March 2010, though the presence of movement and bodywork in her life goes back some 25 years, when she started dancing. She earned a BFA in Dance from Juilliard in 2003 where she also studied Alexander Technique. Later, she studied massage at The Swedish Institute in NYC.
She enjoys combining the specificity of Swedish and sports massage with an energetic and intuitive approach. Kristin also teaches Pilates based movement sessions at The Salon and loves to work with people in both of these contexts. She offers a special session that combines one hour of massage with half an hour of stretching.
Maggi An Wilson
Additional Modalities: Thai
Maggi An Wilson graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in June of 2010. Upon receiving her NYS License in Massage Therapy, she began her practice at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon. Her inspired practice incorporates techniques ranging from Swedish and deep tissue therapy, to Thai Yoga and Shiatsu. She uses bodywork as a means to therapeutically find balance in the body and specifically address areas of injury or discomfort. Maggi additionally holds a BFA in dance, cum laude, from the College at Brockport, SUNY. She is a Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor, and a Movement Salon Pilates Instructor. Maggi integrates all that she learns in order to provide a platform for discovering health awareness through touch and movement. (She also enjoys hiking and homemade brownies)!
- 1 hour massage $80.00
- 1 1/2 hour massage $120.00
- Couples Massage (1 1/2 hour) $125.00
- 2 hour massage $160.00