Massage Therapy

Customized Therapeutic Massage
A customized massage is based on your treatment goals, areas of tension, medical history and preference for pressure. A number of modalities are used by the therapist to deliver a complete and effective session to address your individual needs. Based on your preference, amount of pressure can range from light to deep tissue work. This is a great choice if you have specific concerns and are not sure which massage is best for you!

Medical Massage
The session focuses on your area of pain or injury. Recommended for clients experiencing chronic pain, recent or ongoing injury or as part of rehabilitation therapy after an operation. A full course of treatment can deliver increased range of motion, reduction in scar tissue, decrease in inflammation and improved management of chronic pain. A common reason for choosing medical massage is a diagnosis of a medical condition that responds well to massage treatment.

Sports Massage
Promotes physical recovery and helps you move more efficiently, contributing to your performance and training goals over time. Everyone from competitive athlete to someone who just started a demanding personal fitness program can benefit from regular sports massage to support an active lifestyle. The session is tailored to your phase of training and sport. For best results, please speak with your therapist on when to implement sports massage into your training and race schedule.

Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy, labor and caring for a newborn are physical efforts. Postural muscles in the back, shoulders and hips are working overtime. Massage can alleviate the physical discomfort caused by postural changes, muscular tension and fatigue that accumulate over the prenatal and postnatal period.Please inform your obstetrician or midwife that you are receiving massage therapy and keep your therapist informed of any medical changes as your pregnancy progresses.

Myofascial Connective Tissue Massage
A deep tissue technique, it is an effective form of therapy to treat kinetic chain and movement dysfunctions. Nourishes and hydrates the body’s fascia, the connective tissue that binds together the muscles, the skeleton and all internal organs. Connective tissue health is a key element of efficient biomechanics and posture, complete range of motion and painless movement. Manual manipulation is often supplemented by the use of medical cupping to address several body areas at a time.

Pure Relaxation Massage
Massage promotes physical relaxation and reduces stress. A combination of soothing classic Western massage techniques are used to provide fast relief from excessive muscle tension. The structure of each session is thought out from start to finish to promote a mental and spiritual uplift. Request a custom blend of essential oils to help you unwind!

Swedish Massage
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes. These are effleurage (light touch), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (compression) and vibration.

Deep Tissue Massage
A number of deep tissue modalities are used by the therapist to deliver a complete and effective session to address your individual needs. The session is customized based on your treatment goals, areas of tension, and medical history. The treatment may include neuromuscular, myofascial, trigger point work and cross-fiber friction. This is a great choice if you relax and feel your best after a firm to moderate pressure massage!

Cupping Massage
Glass or silicone medical cups are used to improve the elasticity of muscle and connective tissue. The therapist identifies postural tension, scar tissue and areas of rigid and stiff tissues for treatment. Once the cups have been set, gliding strokes can be used to further target the treatment area. Can be booked as a standalone 30/60 minute treatment or as an add-on service.

Trigger Point Therapy
Combined positioning and specific finger or thumb pressure into trigger/tender points in muscle and connective tissue, to reduce the hypersensitivity, muscle spasms and referred pain patterns that characterize the point.

Chair Massage
Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work and provide a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor.

Scheduling and Rates
$55 up to $190, depending which type and the duration (30 minutes up to 2 hours).
Packages are available.

For appointments, please contact the licensed massage therapist below and they will be glad to accommodate you.

Polina Savelieva – LMT, CPT
P: (646)283-4657
E: polina.savelieva@gmail.com

Polina Savelieva is a licensed massage therapist and has practiced in New York since 2011. She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Polina views massage as an active therapy to support the body’s capacity to adapt to physical stresses and challenges. Her treatment is always individualized, driven by your goals and based on conversation with you. She practices in a variety of settings including sports, medical, pain management, stress relief and prenatal care. She has taken advanced coursework in sports massage and is certified in prenatal/postnatal massage. Outside of the treatment room, Polina develops client strength and conditioning and leads self-care and movement workshops. Polina holds certifications from National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA Triathlon, Kettlebell Concepts and Niara Healing Arts.

Macy Reeves – LMT – AMTA, NCBTMB
E: macy@southernhealing.com

Macy is originally from South Georgia where grace, charm, respect and love are key elements in every person’s life.
She grew up dancing and playing sports from age 3, most of the time doing so while injured in some way, until graduating high school when she then went on to study dance in college. Macy attended Oklahoma City University and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance.
After 10 years of performing and traveling the world, she has experienced multiple injuries and stress beyond belief. Macy knows what it feels like to be in pain, to be too tired, to be unable to carry on the easiest of daily tasks. She believes that these experiences and her training from the Swedish Institute of New York gives her the knowledge to help those in need of a little peace and relaxation.
Macy is licensed as a Massage Therapist in the State of New York and also carries a license with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.