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 effectual pressure, according to client preference, onto specific points of the feet and/or hands,which promotes profound relaxation throughout the entire interconnected body system.
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
Sarah is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist as well as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (both since 2009).
She received her training at the Finger Lakes School of Massage (Mt. Kisco campus).
In addition to being a proficient in the basic massage modalities (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Sports massage), Sarah is familiar with reflexology, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, myofascial work, and prenatal massage.
She is currently studying manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) at the Swedish Institute under Michael Alatriste. Having recently completed Level 1, she is now certified to practice MLD for the purposes of general well-being.
She integrates all of what she knows into every session, in order to provide each client with bodywork that is tailored to their specific physical and emotional needs. She listens to the body and create an experience that is both relaxing AND therapeutic.
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.
Ann Hutchins, LMT, NBCR
Additional Modalities: (Only) Reflexology
In my work I focus on the client as a whole person, using reflexology: massage of the feet and lower legs and/or hands and forearms to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The hallmark of my practice is to listen with a caring spirit and informed touch.
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
Erskine "E" Melville was born and raised in Trinidad/Tobago West Indies. He has severe visual limitations that render him legally blind. Fortunately, E's keen intuitive "body-sense" helped him overcome adversity and excel in therapeutic massage. A graduate of the Swedish Institute, E is the Senior Massage Therapist at Sal Anthony's Movement Salon.
In his quest for excellence, E completed postgraduate studies in Prenatal and Postnatal Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage, Reflexology and head/neck work. E's signature massage, "The Blend" integrates Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology with Thai stretches. E is highly sought after for his intensely deep massage and healing work, individually tailored to each client.
Additional Modalities: Prenatal
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.
- 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