Somatic Massage Therapy, P.C. provides massage therapy, swedish massages, prenatal (pregnant) massages, and much more in Forest Hills, Bayside, Rego Park, Flushing, WoodHaven, and many other areas of Queens, New York. You can purchase your massage sessions online by viewing our services below, schedule an appointment, and make payments towards your medical massage therapy sessions. We do accept insurance for No Fault Claims. Review our insurance and payments page for more information.
Medical Massage Therapy - Prices vary-Time varies
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor. I may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but I focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body's natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
A referral from your physican is required to submit insurance claims for massage therapy services. Forms can be downloaded by clicking here.
Payments can be made by cash, check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Debit card. Payment plans and discounted rates are available for those without insurance coverage. If you have any questions or need further clarification, please contact (800)-616-9271 or visit our Payments and Insurance page.
Trigger Point Therapy - $85.00-1 hour
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing "trigger points" in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These 'knots' are built up throughout a person's life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress. During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Prenatal Massage - $100.00-45 Minutes
The Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of increased weight, shifting posture, and adjusting hormone levels. While this is a beautiful period of heightened expectation and joy, mothers-to-be also endure heightened physical discomfort that ranges from muscular tension and headaches to pressure on the knees.
Prenatal massage is a natural, touch therapy treatment aimed at alleviating these and other pregnancy related symptoms. Experienced therapists choose techniques that are safe and effective for pregnant women. Prenatal massage offers a wide range of benefits, which include the following:
- Eases backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight
- Decreases pain in the pelvic/hip area
- Increases circulation
- Improves digestion
- Reduces fatigue
- Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
- Helps reduce swelling in such places as hands and lower legs
- Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints, like the knees, which are impacted by the extra weight of a growing baby
- Promotes relaxation and deep breathing
- Helps stabilize hormone levels by lessening anxiety
Some women also choose to incorporate elements of massage during childbirth to cope with delivery. Massage therapy can also be a therapeutic treatment after pregnancy as your body returns to its normal state, and you begin your exciting life with baby. New moms are also learning how to bring the benefits of touch therapy to their children through infant massage classes.
All expectant mothers should check with their doctors prior to getting a massage. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, or are on the early stages of pregnancy, pre-natal massage may not be recommended. It is important to share information about your condition and your preferences with your massage therapist when you arrive for your appointment. The massage therapist will adjust your prenatal massage to make it as soothing and as useful as possible based on your personal needs and preferences.
Deep Tissue Massage - $140.00-1 hour
What is Deep Tissue?
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don't get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Benefits of Deep Tissue
- Releases muscle tension
- Provides deep pain relief
- Loosens scar tissue and lengthens muscles
- Good for chronic and overuse injuries
Swedish Massage - $100.00-1 hour
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- Light to medium pressure
- Promotes circulation
- Good for stress-related conditions and chronic pain
Cupping Massage Therapy - $59.00-45 Minutes
What is MediCupping™?
This therapy utilizes glass or plastic cups and a machine to create suction on the body surface. These cups are moved over the skin using gliding, shaking, popping and rotating techniques while gently pulling up on the cup, and are parked for a short time to facilitate joint mobilization or soft tissue release. This suction can reach deep into the soft tissue or can work superficially to pull inflammation and toxins toward the surface so that the skin and lymphatic system can readily eliminate them. Scar tissues often release quickly, despite the age of the injury or keloid tendencies.
Benefits of MediCupping™ bodywork therapy:
- Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
- Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms.
- Release and soften scar tissue and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
- Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
- Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
- Promote healthy circulation and open the energy flow of the body.
- Move stagnation and enable normal lymphatic flow.
- Enhance any athletic training program to improve performance.
Hot and Cold Stone Therapy - $120.00-1 hour
What is Hot/Cold Stone Therapy?
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your bodyto deepen relaxation and promote circulation in your muscles. Muscles that are heated with these stones release tension and stress much more deeply and quickly than with a traditional massage. The overall experience is very relaxing, nurturing, and rejuvenating.
Cold Stone Therapy
Cold stone massage provides stress relief and helps the body to relax. It also helps the mind let go of anxiety and trauma. A cold stone massage is helpful for sporting injuries, swelling and inflammation. It will help to calm the body with the cool stones coupled with the soothing impact of human touch. Stone massage is an ancient art that is now in vogue again. Certain patients should avoid this type of massage, however, including anyone with a heart ailment, skin that is easily inflamed or sensitivity to cold temperatures. These potential massage clients should check with their doctor before undergoing a cold stone massage.
Benefits of Hot/Cold Stone Therapy
- Muscular Aches and Pain
- Back Pain
- Stress, Anxiety
- Circulatory Problems
Foot Reflexology - $110.00-60 Minutes
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a type of bodywork that focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body. According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into the feet. Reflexology treatments have been found to be highly effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
Benefits of Foot Reflexology
- Restorative relaxation
- Decreases stress and anxiety
- Relieves toe and ankle pain, arch pain, plantar faciitis and common forms of arthritis
Paraffin Treatment - $35 to 30 Minutes
What is Paraffin Treatment?
Our specially desiged Lavender or Eucalyptus paraffin envelops the hands and feet in moisture, and our paraffin wrap utilizes individual sanitary mitts and boots, avoiding the traditional need for communal dipping. Please request in advance to reserve enough time.
Benefits of Parrafin Treatment
- Muscle Spasms
- And More
Steamy Wonder Medical Spa - Steam Therapy - $35 per 20 minutes - add on to another service
The Steamy Wonder Canopy and Massage Wrap-Less Wrap
The Steamy Wonder provides the following benefits:
- Weight Loss
- Beautiful Skin
- Stress Relief
- Cellulite Reduction
- Joint Pain Relief
- Eases Sore Muscles
- Relieves Allergies/Asthma
- Improves Circulation / Reduces Inflammation
- Immunity Booster
Aromatherapy Massage - $140.00-1 hour
What is Aromatherapy?
The use of essential oils (extracted from herbs, flowers, resin, woods, and roots) in body and skin care treatments is known as aromatherapy.
Benefits of Aromatherapy
Insomnia (with nervous exhaustion):
- Formulated from essential oils chosen for their highly effective properties to provide; relaxation, relief from stress, calms and relaxes the central nervous system, and provide restful sleep.
- Relief of the more severe pain of migraine headaches
- With important essential oils noted for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, this formula has been recommended to support muscular and connective tissue pain relief.
- Try this blend of essential oils to help alleviate painful periods and menstrual cramps.
- Hot flashes, Insomnia, mood swings, Fatigue. These are just a few of the well-known and universally loathed symptoms of menopause. Since essential oils go right through the skin, applying them to fatty areas of the body where hormones are manufactured and stored will create the most direct effect. Of course, any massage is itself very therapeutic.
- Everyone appreciates the soothing and invigorating effects of a good massage. Great blend for the entire family. This synergistic essential oil blend is gently relaxing, centering, and uplifting.
Lymph Drainage Therapy - $139.00 - 60 Minutes
What is Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD)?
Manual lymph drainage massage (also called lymphatic draìnage and lymph massage) is a form of very light massage that encourages lymph flow in the body. It is particularly good for detoxification, edema, pre- and post-plastic surgery and post-liposuction. It can also help with cellulite treatments, scar tissue, spider veins, redness and acne.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage benefits are numerous and include:
- Clearing areas of congestion such as swollen ankles, puffy eyes and swollen legs
- Promotion of scar tissue healing, torn ligaments and sprains.
- Post-operative healing
- Swelling relief following plastic surgely
- Treatment of lymphedema and other conditions arising from venous insufficiency
- Improving chronic conditions such as sinusitis, arthritis, acne and other skin conditions
- Deep relaxation
Who Should Get It?
Lymph massage can benefit just about everyone. If you’re feeling tired and low on energy, or if you've been sick and feeling like your body is fighting to get back on track, lymph massage would likely serve you well.
In addition, athletes, surgical patients, fibromyaliga and chronic fatigue sufferers, as well as those wanting a fresh look may want to consider lymphatic massage.
Cold Laser Therapy - $60.00 - 30 Minutes
What is Cold Laser Therapy?
Cold Laser Therapy is a non-invasive and non-toxic treatment that uses light energy to repair and
regenerate cells of the body. Cold Laser has proven to reduce the need for medication, increase the
recovery rates of affected tissue and improve the outcome of the conditions treated.
Often we combine massage therapy with cold laser treatments to increase the benefits.
Low Level Therapy is very safe. It is FDA approved and has been used for over 20 years internationally. Extensive documentation and studies have shown it to be effective and safe. Your massage therapist will examine your intake form, evaluate your condition, and design a treatment program if laser therapy is appropriate for you.
A treatment can take from 2 to 30 minutes. Many factors, such as the severity and depth of the condition, will determine the duration of a treatment and the number of visits needed to provide the maximum amount of relief. Following a laser therapy session, approximately 75-80% of patients notice an immediate improvement in their condition. Some patient, however, need 3-4 sessions before noticing an improvement in their condition. It is important to follow the clinician’s recommended course of treatment. The majority of patients need- 4-5 treatments while others might need 10-18 treatments.
Laser therapy session speed up the healing process in the cells that can help create a stronger and longer lasting effect. Your clinician is committed to providing you with the best care possible. The more you adhere to your treatment plan, the better and more long lasting the results will be. Many patients' condition are permanently resolved after completing their treatment plan.
Worldwide medical studies of low level laser therapy have shown safe and proven relief for the following:
- Arthritis / Joint Pain
- Back Pain / Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Heel Spurs / Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee Pain
- Migraine Headaches
- Muscle Pain / Spasms
- Nerve Pain / Radiculoptathy
- Shoulder! Rotator Cuff
- Sprain / Strain
- Tennis Elbow
- TMJ Pain / Dysfunction
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- And many more