Our Olympic Athletes are introducing the world to cupping, but, I've been using this therapy for years in my practice because it is so effective for treating many problems.  It is an ancient therapy that uses a vacuum created in a cup which is then placed on the skin to draw tissue up.  In Chinese cupping, the cups remain stationary, bringing blood into an area to move energy and relieve pain and soreness - and, producing the "Purple Medals" you see all over the Olympians!  Massage Cupping is different in that oil is applied first and the activated cup is moved, using a variety of techniques to increase circulation, remove toxins, break up scar tissue and adhesions (which prevent the muscle from moving smoothly), and, work over areas that are usually inaccessable with traditional massage.  The skin will redden because of the increase in circulation, but, bruising is not as common as with Chinese Cupping.  Massage Cupping can also be used as part of a treatment to reduce cellulite or combat addictions, like smoking.

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Louisiana Flood Victims, First Responders, and, Volunteers:

I am offering my services at 50% off to anyone living in an affected zip code, all First Responders, and, anyone who is volunteering time to help the flood victims (organizing a donation drive, driving/unloading supplies, working in a human/pet shelter, cooking for all these folks, etc).  It's my way of helping and saying "thank you".  Call for details and scheduling.   504-919-1683  8a - 8p daily

"OLYMPIC TRIALS" MASSAGE CUPPING SPECIAL:

30 min/ $40 (reg. $60)

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. 

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A Cure for the Blues Massage Therapy


MOVING SALE: 3 hours of massage for $100!!

I am moving to another fabulous Uptown location and I only have 9 of these 15 special packages left.  Treat yourself or someone else at a great price!  

3 hrs/$100


Tune-Up: 60 minute massage $80

90 minute Massage Cupping $120

     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!

Traditional Modalities

Swedish works with muscle groups and is 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.  You can purchase here in advance at the regular rate, but Weekday Specials (M-F 9-3 $60/hr, $85/1.5hr, $120/2hr) must be paid for in person. .

60 minute Massage Cupping $90

Rebuild: 120 minute massage $140

Warm Stone Massage:  Stones retain heat and allow it to penetrate deep into muscle tissue for incredible relaxation!

$120/90 minutes

Overhaul: 90 minute massage $110

30 min Cupping $40 (reg $60)