Elissa Flannery

Licensed, Independent Massage Therapist

Clients can expect a complete intake and assessment during their first session. These few extra minutes help identify problem areas and compensatory patterns. An individualized treatment plan is designed for those with chronic conditions to achieve specified, personal and wellness goals. Clients seeking therapy due to an injury, an overuse condition, a specific pathology, or simply needing to de-stress and relax, can be confident their concerns will be addressed.  

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Licenses
Massage

NY # 028533-1

Massage

NJ # 18KT00624800

Education
2014

Cortiva Institute

Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program

Experience
Bodywork

Advanced Myofascial Techniques

Training Completed, 11/2016 The Mastering Myofascial Release seminar focused on techniques and treatment protocols that immediately reduce chronic tension and improve range of motion with minimal residual soreness the next day. I expanded my knowledge of a myofascial treatment approach that utilizes gentle pressure to increase client proprioception while allowing fascia to gently lengthen, stretch, soften, and become more flexible. Fascial tissue can become rigid, and inelastic over time, due to physical and emotional trauma, habit patterns, disease, and the desiccation of tissue that can accompany the aging process. In short, fascial tissue will change from a lubricant to an adhesive. This binding up of fascial tissue causes a great deal of what the patient experiences as stress, tension, pain, and reduced range of motion.

Pregnancy Massage

Training Completed, 8/2014 In this 2 day seminar, we learned the anatomy & physiology of pregnancy as it applies to each trimester, safety issues and contraindications to massage during pregnancy, how to position clients for comfort and safety. Proper draping techniques, positional release techniques that alleviate some minor discomforts of pregnancy were also covered.

Aromatherapy

Course Completed, 1/2017 An Introduction to Aromatherapy course covered an introduction to the therapeutic properties of popular essential oils and the recommended precautions for infants, children, pregnant women and people who have sensitive skin. I learned the various applications and the physical and emotional conditions that warrant essential oil use as well as detailed treatments for a variety of ailments and special circumstances.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Barby on Apr 30
I have never been interested in massage. However, Elissa came highly recommended in order to make me stronger and safer in the gym. And now I am hooked. She quickly zeroes in and focuses on where I need the most attention. I look forward to her peaceful space and heated table to relax my mind and body...and get me ready for the week ahead.
by Karen on Apr 06
Elissa listened to all my issues and was amazing at targeting the areas of concern. I will definitely go back.
by Donna on Apr 03
It was a great experience for my first massage.
by Fred on Mar 31
Elissa is an amazing massage therapist. Extremely professional in every aspect and tailored the massage to my various physical issues. I recommend her most highly.
by Scott on Mar 07
Elissa is very knowledgable and an excellent massage therapist. Would highly recommend her. Looking forward to my next massage with her.
by Mary on Feb 05
Elissa was informative, encouraging and professional. I was looking for someone to work on my neck and shoulders, her technique was spot on! I will visit Elissa again!
by paul on Jan 25
The massage was excellent. Firm & thorough. Also got a clear explanation about what are my stressed areas.
by k.l. on Nov 10
A M A Z I N G
by Eric on Nov 10
Really helped with my headache problem, and upper back. Very strong, and also actually did what I suggested, which really helped. I recommend her without reservations.
by AJ on Oct 17
Thought you were great, aggressive, responsive and knowledgeable! Have a beautiful wedding!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue

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