I moved to New Orleans in 1988 after college and served homeless teens as a social worker. I later suffered a serious back injury that led me to massage therapy, where I found my true calling; several thousand massages and over 23 years as a professional Massage Therapist later, and, I am still fascinated by the restorative nature of the human body and the healing power of touch!
I studied massage as an apprentice (an ancient and comprehensive form of learning that is truly "hands on" in my field) and received my first certification in 1993. My clientele always included a number of locally based musicians, and, I was the "on call" LMT for the city's big blues-based music venue, so, I started using "A Cure for the Blues Massage Therapy". In addition to this private practice, I have also taught in a nationally certified massage school and worked in many high end day spas here in New Orleans and on Martha's Vineyard, often in training and managerial roles, always honing my skills to make sure every session is tailored to an individual's specific needs.
If you are treating an injury, trying to improve athletic performance, or, just looking for some R&R, I have a massage style in my professional toolbox that will chase away the blues.
I stopped working in spas in order to focus on my clients, without the distractions of retail products and other services. I have always seen myself as a Body Mechanic, so I jumped at the chance to convert a garage into a comfortable space committed to Massage Therapy. Nola Massage Garage is a relaxed, cozy retreat that embodies my commitment to providing quality, hassle-free Massage Therapy. The "Mechanics" are individual practitioners so we work and schedule independently, but, we are available for couples, friends-day-out, and small groups with advance notice - all massage is by appointment, no walk-ins, please.
I want to make Massage Therapy accessible to every body, so, I offer discounted weekday appointments (perfect for people with flexible schedules), "bulk rates" if you're able to buy in advance, a $10 discount to WWOZ members, and, seasonal specials throughout the year (Mardi Gras, Mother's & Father's Day, Jazz Fest - in other words, the High Holidays!).
Massage Therapy is A Cure For the Blues!
Overhaul: 90 minute massage $110
Rebuild: 120 minute massage $140
Tune-Up: 60 minute massage $80
When a Massage or Two Just Won't Do Facts are facts: The only thing separating most people from a regular massage is the economics. You can buy 3 hours of massage at an amazing price and redeem them in 1, 1.5 or 2 hr sessions, or, share some with a friend. 3 hrs/$150 ($50 each)
30 min Cupping $40
Traditional Modalities include Swedish (works with muscle groups, very relaxing), Deep Tissue (isolates individual muscles for more specific relief), Neuromuscular Therapy ("NMT" treats trigger points to break pain patterns). Traditional treatment can include these modalities and others.
Weekday Specials (M-F 9-3 $60/hr, $85/1.5hr, $120/2hr) must be paid for in person. .
Warm Stone Massage:
Stones retain heat and allow it to penetrate deep into muscle tissue for
60 min Cupping $90
4917 Freret St 504-919-1683
by appointment only
Monthly Massage at a Reasonable Rate! This price is an affordable way to invest in your health with a monthly massage. You can also redeem them in 1.5 or 2 hr sessions, or, share some with a friend. 12 hrs/$480 ($40 each)
MASSAGE CUPPING SPECIAL:
Olympians use the ancient technique of Cupping to relieve sore muscles & increase athletic performance and range of motion. Massage Cupping does all that without all the bruising and is also great for breaking down scar tissue, detoxifying tissue, and, accelerating healing from surgery.