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Cincinnati Massage Therapy
What are your massage therapy needs? Here's what I recommend:
~Deep tissue therapeutic / sports: Ashiatsu (barefoot massage)
~Moderate presssure, deeply relaxing and warm: Bamboo-fusion
~Light to moderate therapeutic: Hands-on
~Pregnant: Pregnancy massage
~Stress relief: Ashiatsu or Bamboo-fusion
~Teenager's sports rehab: Bamboo-fusion/hands on combo
Schedule your massage online! When you check to see if your appointment time is available, you need to request that time by giving us your name, phone and email address. We will then email a confirmation to you as well as a reminder the day prior to your massage therapy appointment. Call if you're not sure that you've booked your massage appointment! It's 513-238-0970.
ps. You need to wait a minimum of 24 hours after receiving a Botox injection and 5 days after receiving a "filler" injection before receiving a massage of any kind.
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Mary-Claire Fredette, LMT, specializes in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (deep tissue barefoot massage), Bamboo-Fusion (luxurious massage with warmed bamboo tools), therapeutic hands-on, Ashi-Thai and pregnancy massage and is in her 12th year perfoming massage therapy in Cincinnati.
Mary-Claire attained licensure by the State of Ohio Medical Board for massage in January, 1999 and holds professional membership in the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). She has worked extensively in both chiropractic and day spa settings, making her the perfect choice for a therapeutic and yet relaxing massage. You can find out more about her here. Teenagers are welcome for sports rehabilitation or stress relief.
Listed below are descriptions of the modalities offered. Massage therapy sessions are available by appointment. Instant gift certificates are available online here. All massages are by appointment only.
Normal business hours are:
~Monday,Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7 PM
~Tuesday: 9:30 AM -8 PM
~Thursday : closed
~Friday: 9:30 AM - 6 PM
Affinity Massage Studio is located on a quiet cul-de-sac off Compton Avenue in the Mt. Healthy area of Cincinnati.
Our address is 7813 Affinity Place, Cincinnati, OH 45231. 513-238-0970.
My deepest massage, an adaptation of a variety of ancient massage treatment, is called Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. Essentially, it's a massage performed smoothly with the feet as overhead parallel wooden bars provide balance as I work.This session can be modified for light pressure to very deep--in fact, I have massaged clients weighing under 100 pounds to over 375 lbs. Anyone who likes a good deep tissue massage will want to try this unique treatment.
I no longer do traditional deep tissue work with my hands because Ashiatsu is such a great way to alleviate discomfort of tight muscles in large muscle groups. Unlike some other forms of barefoot massage, this technique is done with the client on the massage table, and massage cream is used.
People with certain health conditions shouldn't receive Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. Some of these are: pregnancy (or trying to conceive), osteoporosis, broken/fractured bones and people on blood thinning medications (including high doses of asprin). If you have these conditions or any other health issues, please discuss them with me prior to booking your session.
Want to experience a new type of massage? Ashi-Thai is a variation of traditional Thai massage. Unlike a Swedish massage, no cream or oil is used, and the client remains clothed in loose, comfortable pants and shirt. A variety of stretches will elongate and relieve tightness in commonly used muscle groups.
In traditional Thai massage, the client typically lies on a floor mat with his or her head to the side. Ashi-Thai has been designed so that the client lies comfortably on a massage table, and the therapist uses overhead bars for balance and support. The stretches are done using my legs and feet (instead of hands and thumbs). This type of barefoot massage can be used as a treatment as itself or as a complement to an Ashiatsu or other massage session. The client should bring loose fitting, comfortable pants (like jogging pants) and a long sleeved T-shirt.
Prenatal massage: Expecting a new addition to the family? I am certified in Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage and love to work with pregnant women. As a mother of 8, I have plenty of experience both receiving and giving pregnancy massage.
2nd and 3rd trimester massages are typically done in a side-lying position, which is reported to be best for mom and baby. In certain instances, I will massage moms-to-be face down while properly supported by special pillows. I am happy to work on Mom during the 1st trimester as well. Treat Mom with a gift certificate for massage. She'll love your thoughtfulness!
Chair massage is a fabulous way to introduce friends or clients to massage! Companies often provide chair massage to destress their employees on a weekly basis. It's also a great way to have a party--invite some friends over for girls' night out, sporting parties, wine tasting, weddings, etc. We come to you. Affinity Massage Studio can provide several therapists at a time to come to your location. Each client typically receives a 15 minute massage through clothing, and we can modify our massages to your needs! Minimum of 2 hours.
- $42 per 30 minutes
- $72 per 60 minutes
- $85 per 75 minutes
- $97 per 90 minutes
- $125 per 120 minutes
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Each client deserves whatever massage technique works best for their body, so I charge only by the session time instead of by the modality. Sometimes a variety of methods works nicely, so I encorporate different techniques, whether it be Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Trigger Point, Swedish, Myofascial, Bamboo-Fusion, etc.
CHAIR MASSAGE RATES:
$80 per hour, minimum 2 hours. We can provide several massage therapists for groups.
Rates apply to each therapist. Travel fees may apply if we go a significant distance from the office (located in Mt. Healthy).
*A note about massage therapy rates:
Why is massage so expensive? If you're not self employed, it's hard to understand why someone can appear to earn such a high hourly rate. Here are some reasons for the price for many massage therapists:
~If we don't work, we don't get paid. There's no such thing as a paid vacation, sick day or holiday.
~Being self employed, there are no 401K plans, dental, vision or health insurance included.
~Rent, utilities, phone, website, internet access, online booking, gift certificates, business cards and brochures are regular expenses that come out of our wages.
~Any responsible LMT will have liability insurance, which costs several hundred dollars per year.
~Continuing education is required--many professional memberships or licensing boards require 48 hours every 4 years, most of which is very pricey. (Not to mention that we often have travel expenses included).
~Licensing fees are paid to licensing boards, typically every 2 years.
~Any advertising done is paid out of pocket by the massage therapist.
One would hope that experience and training would figure into the rate-setting process, but in my experience it is more market forces that drive pricing. One would expect that a newly licensed massage therapist should charge less than one who has had years of experience and many additional hours of continuing education. However, consumers get it in their head that a massage costs $XX in their town, and so anyone, regardless of their ability, training, and experience can charge that much.
I have been a massage therapist since January 15, 1999, have had many hours of continuing education and thousands of hours with clients. Untold number of hours have been spent training to become an authorized instructor for Ashiatsu and Bamboo-fusion. However, as a budget conscious mother of 8, I charge what I consider to be a fair rate. If you are in pain and are in dire need of a therapeutic massage but cannot afford it, please consider asking about a sliding scale.
Affinity Massage Sudio is located at:
7813 Affinity Place, Cincinnati, OH 45231.
From Ronald Reagan, travel north on Hamilton Ave to Compton (it's the 3rd light) and turn right (east). Go .5 mile and just past Cincinnati Chinese Church, turn left at Affinity Place by DCA Dialysis Services. We are in the 2nd office condo building on the left, last office. The number 7813 is clearly marked on the window, and parking is right in front.
From Hamilton Ave, turn west onto Compton and follow the directions above.
From Winton Rd, turn west on Compton (between the 2 gas stations) and drive 1.7 miles. Turn right (north) onto Affinity Place at DCA Dialysis Services. We are in the 2nd building office condo building on the left, last office. The number 7813 is clearly marked on the window, and parking is right in front.
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