Services & Rates

Customized Therapeutic Massage

60 minutes: $60
90 minutes: $90
120 minutes: $120
30 minutes: $45

Professional massage by a Licensed Massage Therapist that is customized and tailored to each individual client, based on his or her needs, and preferences.  Using an eclectic blend of approaches and using techniques from several various modalities in order to effect real change is how Jennifer works.  The outcome is reduction of pain and stiffness, increased range of motion, and relaxation

The therapist holds space for you to do your own healing from within.   A healthier, more stable, and better balanced mind and body can lead to a healthier lifestyle, an improved sense of well being , and more peace and joy in the present-tense.  You will leave feeling rejuvenated, energized, revived, relieved, and relaxed.  You will feel more centered and grounded.

Holistic, integrative, complementary, alternative, and functional treatment approaches work with the mind-body-spirit-environment connection.  Massage can be an adjunct to traditional health care.   I believe health and wellness are important and influence every area of our lives.  The mind and body are connected.

Call and reserve your massage today, because you DO deserve it and need it.  It's time you let someone take care of you for a change.  There are so many therapeutic benefits of massage.  

Deep Tissue Massage

60 minutes: $60

Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body, and reaching deeper muscles. 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.  Please inform the therapist directly and in the moment if more or less pressure is wanted, as the goal is not to cause pain or harm.  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 movement of toxins that may have been released from the deep tissue during the session.  In order to loosen constricted tight muscles,  and be able to go deeper, the therapist will need to first warm up the muscles.    Cross fiber friction and multidirectional friction help unwind contracted muscles.  Elbows, forearms, and knuckles may be used.  Going from light, to medium, to firm, then to deep pressure, and slow purposeful movements, help muscles unwind and unguard, preparing the muscles for deeper bodywork and muscle release.  The therapist can go as deep as the tissues will allow, but comfort and safety will be respected.  Deeper massage may possibly help soften or break up old scar tissue from past injuries or surgeries.  During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques in order to release contracted muscle tissue.  Jennifer only goes as deep as the tissue allows, and the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.  Deep tissue does not have to be painful and ripping tissue is not the goal.  With techniques from Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, muscles may be softened and lifted off of nerves which may even help with entrapped or pinched nerves. 

Neuromuscular Therapy

60 minutes: $60

Neuromuscular Therapy, sometimes called Myotherapy or Trigger Point Therapy, uses a holistic approach towards healing, emphasizing and stimulating the body's natural ability to heal itself. Neuromuscular therapy also enhances the function of joints and muscles, and accelerates the overall healing process by facilitating the release of endorphins.  It involves applying focused pressure onto specific points of the body called "trigger points" as well as tender areas, in order to reduce muscle strain and help lengthen bunched up and shortened muscle fibers. Trigger points are places in the body that can cause pain and even refer pain to other areas of the body. For instance a trigger point on the hamstring might cause pain in the lower back. These trigger points are contracted muscle tissue and can be unwound by applying direct pressure to the muscle for several seconds with either the hands, fingers, or elbows. Through several sessions, trigger points are decreased or eliminated, restoring full function and health to the body.

Trigger points usually occur in the belly of the muscle, and sometimes near the attachments.  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 in order to release your trigger points.  Jennifer only goes as deep as the tissue allows, and the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.  Deep tissue does not have to be painful and ripping tissue is not the goal.  With techniques from Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, muscles can be softened and lifted off of nerves which may help with entrapped or pinched nerves. 

Sports Massage

60 minutes: $60

Sports Massage is a type of massage designed for highly active people who engage in athletics, and can also be for off site athletic events, pre-event and post-event. Engaging in sports is harsh on the body and can often lead to injuries in both the short and long term. Sports Massage enhances performance and prolongs a sports career by helping to prevent injury, reduce pains and swelling in the body, relax the mind, increase flexibility, and dramatically improve recovery rates. Sports Massage is also highly effective in aiding the rapid recovery of an athlete from an injury by encouraging greater kinesthetic awareness and in turn promoting the body's natural immune function.

Sports Massage is not just for athletes though.  The compressions used can warm up and soften muscles so that when stretching or exercise is performed, there is less soreness, stiffness, and pain.  Because if a muscles tears too much, instead of muscle building there will be muscle injury, which would then interfere with exercising.  The "weekend warrior" or the person who overdid it at the gym would benefit from this type of massage as well.  

Research wise, it is debatable whether lactic acid is responsible for delayed onset muscle soreness as well as whether toxins are released from massage.  Small muscle tears from exercise cause soreness and fatigue, lead to repairing and rebuilding, and may cause the pain/inflammation; this contributes to muscle building.  (Warm moist heat my help warm the muscles beforehand, and ice may help the muscles afterwards.  Hydration helps the muscles, fascia, and gel-like "ground substance" in the body stay pliable which helps movement). 

To relieve pain and eliminate cramping, Magnesium Cream, Menthol, Capsaicin, Lidocaine, Camphor, Arnica, Tiger Balm with Chinese Herbs, and other products and ingredients are available upon request.  Hydrotherapy, applied heat, and applied icing are  services available upon request.

Chair Massage

60 minutes: $60
30 minutes: $40

Seated and clothed chair massage is a popular way of relieving stress and releasing tension.  This service can be provided in your home, in your office or at your workplace, business meeting, at off site corporate events, at parties, sporting events, other events, or another meeting place.   The therapist will provide and bring her own ergonomic chair to the workplace, office, or event.  In addition to the usual health benefits of massage, another benefit of chair massage is that it is done over the clothing.  Scented or unscented complementary lotion can be applied to the hands to moisturize and soften the skin, as well as relieve muscle tension.  With seated massage, you can avoid the discomfort and awkwardness that you may feel in disrobing for a traditional massage, as well as not get any lotion or oil on you.   Also, chair massage sessions are usually shorter than traditional massage, making it convenient enough to fit into a busy schedule or even on your lunch hour. 

Chair massage is a separate service from table massage; it can be added on to any of the services provided as well.

* For workplace, corporate, or other events for groups:  There is a minimum of one hour chair massage (60 min.) for $60 flat fee per hour, regardless of the number of clients seen.  This reservation is for the massage therapist's time.  In addition to this, $0.54 per mile to and from the event will be charged for the massage therapist's travel.

Swedish Massage

60 minutes: $60

Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as kneading (petrissage), gliding (effleurage), and percussion (tapotement) to help the body improve its circulation. Long flowing "Esalen" strokes may be incorporated to connect the whole body, but only if the client is comfortable with this.  The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, overall mind-body relaxation, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, better sleep, increased circulation, decreased anxiety, and greater flexibility.  

Reflexology

30 minutes: $45

This is a separate service; it is not part of the massage therapy service.  It can be scheduled before a massage, after a massage, or just by itself.  The session will begin with a rejuvenating foot cleansing to invigorate the feet to make them smell delightful, and end with a brief foot massage to soften and moisturize the skin, promote circulation, relieve sore or fatigued feet, and enhance relaxation.   

Chinese Foot Reflexology is a type of Eastern Asian bodywork that focuses on protocols that apply pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that intend to mostly relieve tension in the feet themselves, this reflexology aims to harmonize the entire body and help restore healthy homeostasis in the body. According to ancient reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet.  Whether you agree or not, it sure feels good.  One does not have to believe in meridians, chakras, auras, qui, or other energy bodywork concepts in order to benefit from reflexology.  Reflexology treatments help rebalance the body and restore wellness in the body.  The mind and body are connected.  Hand reflexology is also available upon request.

Myofascial Massage Therapy

60 minutes: $60

Myofascial massage is a technique used to treat injuries and discomfort, reducing pain and increasing range of motion. Myofascial massage differs from other types of massage in that it targets the fascia - the membrane surrounding muscles - rather than the muscle itself. Since fascia completely encases every muscle in the body, imbalances in the fascia can have serious effects on your range of motion and comfort level. While other forms of massage can overlook the fascia, myofascial massage focuses specifically on stretching tissues and releasing tension in this important membrane. Skin rolling is a myofascial release technique to break up adhesions.  (Fascia is all over inside the body, and it even affects the tendons, ligaments, bones, and other structures inside the body).  

Myofascial stretching and release is a form of soft tissue therapy intended to eliminate pain, increase range of motion, and rebalance the entire body. It does this by using massage techniques to stretch the fascia and release the bonds that exist between the fascia, muscles and bones. Fascia is the connective tissue that connects and covers all muscles, organs, and skeletal structures of the body. Direct myofascial release can be deep tissue work. Indirect release applies light pressure and gently stretches the fascia; this allows for increased blood circulation and relief from pain.

Hot Stone Therapy

60 minutes: $70

Hot Stone Therapy is a style of massage where heated stones are placed at specific sites on your body above a heated wet towel and the stones are used to massage the muscles to deepen relaxation, reduce muscle tension, and promote circulation in your muscles. The therapist will use the heat from the stones to warm her hands and then transfer the heat onto the skin and into the 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.

Pregnancy Massage

60 minutes: $70

Pregnancy Massage is a style of bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman's body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, pregnancy massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation.  Pregnant women are usually placed in a side-lying position with pillows and/or bolsters to help support her and her changing body.  Massage therapy services will not be done in the first trimester   without written permission by a physician or ob/gyn.  It is highly recommended that all pregnant women directly consult a physician or ob/gyn before obtaining massage therapy services.  Self-care is important for creating a calm mind, which in turn creates a more optimal  environment for the baby.  

CBD Oil Infused Massage Session

60 minutes: $85

THC-free genuine CBD oil is topically applied to help reduce system inflammation, induce deeper relaxation, and enhance your sense of well-being.  Relaxing music playing in the background stimulates beta, alpha, gamma, and theta brain waves to promote better focus, concentration, and relaxation.  To delight the senses and achieve a state of balance, aromatic patchouli essential oil and sacred Indian Nag Champa incense are available upon request.  Salt lamp therapy is available upon request.  

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Sleep Massage Session

60 minutes: $75

Using a specific essential oil blend and relaxation music with specific binaural beats that affect delta brain waves, "sleep massage" helps prevent insomnia and reduces mental fatigue.   It is easier to sleep after a head, neck, and back massage.  This massage uses flowing and connecting strokes to promote a deeper sleep.  The goal is to fall asleep faster, stay asleep, and not awake before the alarm goes off, so you can enter the 4th REM stage of sleep, which is the most restorative.  Waking up feeling refreshed, renewed, and replenished,  you will be positively and proactively  promoting your health and wellness.

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Geriatric Massage

30 minutes: $30
60 minutes: $60

Geriatric massage or eldercare massage is a form of massage designed to meet the specific needs of the elderly. It helps to improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and also increase range of motion. Massage may help you maintain and improve your overall health, as well as possibly regain strength, improve circulation, or improve certain physical functions that have been reduced due to aging. In addition, since the elderly don't typically receive enough physical touch, this massage can also help alleviate symptoms of loneliness.  We all have a need for human contact and human touch.  Seniors as they age need to keep their muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments in the best shape possible in order to prevent injuries and later potential falls.  We can meet in your home, or your room, for example, at an assisted living facility, retirement community, senior apartments, nursing home, convalescence or rehabilitation facility, hospital room, residential care, etc.  Massage has so many connected mind-body-spirit-environment benefits, and it can be used as complementary health care, preventative health care, integrative health care, and/or alternative health care.  Humans need touch to survive and thrive.  Stress, depression, grief, trauma, loneliness, sadness, anxiety, overthinking, worry....there are many reasons that people seek relaxation massage therapy.  Pain, joint stiffness, muscle soreness, range of motion issues, and circulation issues are common reasons why people seek therapeutic massage therapy.  

This massage therapist can provide in-home eldercare massage therapy services or travel to residential nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or other senior living communities.

Therapeutic Aromatherapy

30-120 minutes: $10

This service is an add-on to any existing table reflexology or massage therapy service; it is applied to the massage lotion and mixed in with the massage lotion, cream, gel, or oil at the beginning of the massage and/or during the massage. Please let Jennifer know ahead of time when you make the appt. if you are requesting this service, so she can premix and bring the oils to the massage site.

Application of available Therapeutic Grade 100 % Pure Essential Oil,  not just scented oils, based on the client's needs and preferences.  The olfactory (smell) sensation may be linked to memories and experiences.  Lavender is a common request for relaxation and stress reduction.  Some essential oils may have healing properties and most moisturize the skin.  Jennifer Newcomer has taken several community education classes on Aromatherapy, studied and read about Aromatherapy on her own for many years, uses essential oils herself, and learned about them further in her massage therapy program classes.  Healing oils have been used since ancient times and are still used today.

Raindrop Technique

60 minutes: $90

Using NINE Young Living Essential Oils, drops of essential oils are dropped along the spine and on the foot and feather-stroked into the skin and absorbed.  The outcome is increased immunity as well as many other physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits and effects.  This is a  relaxing luxurious spa experience.

Assisted Stretching Exercises

30 minutes: $30

Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a dynamic system for improving your flexibility and overall well-being. As you probably already know, stretching your muscles not only reduces your chance of injury, but also strengthens your tendons and improves your circulation.  Also, assisted PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching helps increase flexibility and range of motion.  The principle of reciprocal inhibition can be evoked to help release cramping muscles.  Used before and after working out as well as athletic events. Movement education may be used to increase body and movement awareness and coordination, which increases mind-body connection.  This is a separate service; it is not part of the massage therapy service.  It can be scheduled before a massage, during the massage, or after a massage, or just by itself.

Life Coaching

60 minutes: $60

Life coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.   Focus is on setting and achieving measurable goals, tapping into your unique inner strengths and resources, such as passion, drive, motivation, perseverance, endurance, compassion, independence, leadership, creativity, knowledge, and/or wisdom.  To get unstuck and move forward, weighing pros and cons, exploring and evaluating possible options, problem solving, decision making, planning for and overcoming obstacles, and finding workable solutions are important goals to work on together.  The journey or process can be just as important as the destination.

To avoid additional office space rental costs (that can range from $10-$24 per hr.), we can meet at no cost at your home, a community space or library room reserved and arranged by you, or at another meeting place you have reserved and arranged. 

For an additional $22 per hour charged to you, an office room can be reserved and arranged by Jennifer Newcomer at Zona Rosa through Regus Mgt. Group, LLC if you prefer a confidential office setting.

* Life Coaching is not counseling or mental health therapy or psychotherapy; it is for clients who do not need any of the following:  mental health diagnostics, mental health assessments or evaluations, mental health therapy, substance abuse counseling, insurance claims submitted, written counseling progress notes, reports for attorneys or judges/court, or paperwork filled out for any work disability or social security disability or workmen's compensation.  No claims are submitted to insurance  plans or companies or any health savings accounts or employee assistance programs by Jennifer, no diagnoses will be made, and no paperwork will be filled out by Jennifer regarding this.   Insurance will usually not cover coaching, or any claims unless there is an actual mental illness diagnosis, but you are welcome to submit your receipts yourself to your insurance company or health savings/reimbursement account.  Jennifer will not be performing or acting under any clinical social work licenses and will not be providing any mental health diagnoses, assessment, treatment, or recommendations.  If you are seeking or requesting counseling or mental health therapy, please refer to your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the behavioral health dept. of your medical insurance company, or your local community mental health center.

Emotional Wellness Coaching

60 minutes: $60

Coaching is instead for those who want guidance, advice, education, and support in order to reach a specific goal in order to change thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviors.  For example, coaching is for someone who does not have a personality disorder who is seeking general guidance, advice, and support regarding self-improvement.  It is for someone who wants to learn how to tackle a specific goal, or increase self-care or even self-awareness, or to learn and use mindful meditation, visual imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and/or deep breathing.  Coaching may be used in order to achieve more focus, increase relaxation and reduce stress, feel more centered and grounded, think more positively and rationally, and/or achieve specific goals related to emotional well-being .  The outcome of emotional wellness coaching is usually reduced stress, a more peaceful mind, increased motivation, moving forward to reach set goals, improved lifestyle, and increased overall well-being.

 

To avoid additional office space rental costs (that can range from $10-$24 per hr.), we can meet at no cost at your home, a community space or library room reserved and arranged by you, or at another meeting place you have reserved and arranged. 

For an additional $22 per hour charged to you, an office room can be reserved and arranged by Jennifer Newcomer at Zona Rosa through Regus Mgt. Group, LLC if you prefer a confidential office setting.

* Emotional Wellness Coaching is not counseling or mental health therapy or psychotherapy; it is for clients who do not need any of the following:  mental health diagnostics, mental health assessments or evaluations, mental health therapy, substance abuse counseling, insurance claims submitted, written counseling progress notes, reports for attorneys or judges/court, or paperwork filled out for any work disability or social security disability or workmen's compensation.  No claims are submitted to insurance  plans or companies or any health savings accounts or employee assistance programs by Jennifer, no diagnoses will be made, and no paperwork will be filled out by Jennifer regarding this.   Insurance will usually not cover coaching, or any claims unless there is an actual mental illness diagnosis, but you are welcome to submit your receipts yourself to your insurance company or health savings/reimbursement account.  Jennifer will not be performing or acting under any clinical social work licenses and will not be providing any mental health diagnoses, assessment, treatment, or recommendations. If you are seeking or requesting counseling or mental health therapy, please refer to your Employee Assistance Program (EAP), the behavioral health dept. of your medical insurance company, or your local community mental health center.   

Gift Cards Available

60 minutes: $60

Give the gift of relaxation.  A gift card for a massage is one of the most requested gifts - for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, to thank someone, to show you care, or just because.....You can also add other services to this gift card, such as aromatherapy.  For example, candlelight, soft spa music, and  rose essential oil used on Valentine's Day creates a wonderful environmental experience for your loved one.

Credit/Debt Card Transaction Fee

If a credit card or debit card is used, there will be a transaction fee charged to you, the massage therapy client.   The massage therapist is charged 3.5% + 15¢ per transaction, and higher amount if it has to be keyed in instead of swiped, but Jennifer will charge a flat fee of $2.25.  The "Square" card reader is used.  If you pay by cash, personal check, or money order, there is no transaction fee. 

Travel Time Fees

1 mile: $0.54

There is no travel time charged for my clients who are residents of Savannah West or any clients who meet me at the Savannah West location for massage therapy services.

The gas mileage cost, charge, or fee is $0.54 per mile for travel time.  

Travel time means traveling to and from my home office in the KC Northland.  It applies to seeing my massage therapy clients, life coaching clients, and emotional wellness coaching clients. It also applies to speaking, training, consulting, and guest lecturing.

Ex:  If I am going to a client's home and bringing my massage table to set up in her house to give her a Swedish Massage, or if my client is coming to one of the locations I am at to get a deep tissue massage or a chair massage, she would pay for my table or chair massage service plus my travel time.   

Ex:  If I  go to a corporate event, such as if I go to provide chair massages in the workplace for employees at a local company, the company would pay for my chair massage service plus my travel time.

No Show or Late Cancel Fee

30-120 minutes: $60

When you make an appointment, you are reserving the therapist's time to provide service to you.  If you no-show or do not cancel over 24 business hours, she will not have enough time to fill the appt. with another client.  The no-show fee or late cancel (<24 hrs.) charge is $60. 

(It would be like if you went to work, got ready, showed up, paid for gas to get to work, paid for child care so you could work, and then when you get there, even though  you showed up, your boss tells you that he or she is not going to pay you for your time for being there).   

Optional Gratuity for Massage

30-120 minutes: variable

Gratuity (tipping) is never required or expected, but it is always appreciated when it is received.  Clients choose whether they want to give a tip or not, and if so, what amount.   

 

 Ex:    Tip for $60

5% $3.00 $63.00
10% $6.00 $66.00
12% $7.20 $67.20
14% $8.40 $68.40
15% $9.00 $69.00
18% $10.80 $70.80
20% $12.00 $72.00
25% $15.00 $75.00
30% $18.00 $78.00
50% $30.00 $90.00