Welcome to Massage by Dorothyann
A massage has so many benefits, most of all help you take charge of your health and well-being.
A massage has so many benefits, most of all help you take charge of your health and well-being.
Prenatal massage is a customized massage for the mom to be tailored to her specific needs and concerns. I use specially designed pillows called bolsters to position a woman comfortably on her side. This helps especially during the later stages of pregnancy. Lying on your side is often the most comfortable position. Prenatal massage is a good way to reduce stress, improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, and improve the quality of your sleep!
Deep tissue massage is defined as placing therapeutic pressure on the muscles and connective tissues of the body in order to relieve pain or provide increased relaxation. Instead, this technique requires patiently lengthening soft tissue layer by layer to release holding patterns that are preventing a client from relaxing. The emphasis for each deep tissue session is to alter muscle tightness and restriction in order to decrease tension, with the client ideally leaving the session feeling invigorated and relaxed
The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. The Swedish massage techniques vary from light to vigorous. Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shakin Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks
Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Hi, I am a Licensed Board Certified Massage Therapist, CT license 007647. I graduated with a Certification in Massage Therapy, December 2012 from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport with Dean’s List honors for my 4.0 GPA. I am still affiliated with CCMT by tutoring massage students in all areas of study.
I have extensive training and continued education in Headache & Migraines Massage, Arthritis Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Replacement Massage, Sports Massage, Oncology Cancer Massage, and Pediatric Cancer Massage. I am also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
I love providing a customized therapeutic massage to each client based on their wants and needs. I specialize in Swedish massage, Deep tissue massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage, stretching and Sports massage.
Massage therapy is my passion! It is an honor and privilege to help people to feel the best they can be. I believe massage Therapy treats the whole person (mind, body and spirit) and keeps us all balanced. Book an appointment today to receive your very own customized massage.
I met Dorothy Ann Freifeld after my accident seven weeks ago. I had fallen down a flight of stairs, was hospitalized and have been recuperating at home since. Thanks to Dorothy Ann, I am able to walk again.
Dorothy is extremely professional. She has carefully stretched those areas of my back and hips which were injured in the fall and carefully manipulated and strengthened my injured knee. She has given me yoga positions to try at home to help relax tightened muscles. I now have much greater range of motion in my arms and legs and have considerably less pain. I am feeling much better since I began these therapy sessions.
I highly recommend Dorothy Ann. She is always prompt, professional, gentle and effective. I am very grateful to her for my recovery.
Not only is Dorothyann a coworker, but she is also a friend who takes really good care of me before and now during my pregnancy. She listens when I tell her what’s hurting me, focuses on those areas + working extra areas she knows are aching me without me even knowing until she works on it. After a session with her I feel like a brand new woman. Thanks Dorothy for those magical little hands of yours !! ❤️❤️
In addition to being extremely kind and personable, Dorothyann is an amazing massage therapist. She has a peaceful demeanor that makes it easy to relax immediately and enjoy the therapeutic value of her massage sessions. I have seen Dorothy through two of my pregnancies with consistent prenatal massage sessions and I feel that it made a big impact on my ever-changing body and my overall well being leading up to having the baby. She is very knowledgeable about the inner workings of the muscles in the body. It is a comfort to trust her and leave sessions feeling thoroughly relaxed with aching muscles relieved. I would highly recommend Dorothyann to anyone looking for a massage therapist that is caring and effective.
I had the extreme luxury while on vacation in the Sherman, CT area to get a massage by Dorothyann. What a blessing it was! Her work truly makes a difference because of her healing hands! And I appreciate all the work, information and feedback she gave me.
I also deeply appreciate her unquestionable integrity, superlative massage therapy skills and expertise, and her sense of humor!
She checks in with you, asks for feedback and is responsive in her methods of individualizing her care for you. Her knowledge shines through with gusto and she provided me with easy, “do at home” stretches to help ease my pain.
I would be a regular with her if I lived close enough!
I have had the good fortune to see Dorothyann for nearly two years. I have some serious aches and pains from work and play in addition to the general damage accumulated through the years. Dorothyann’s deep tissue work, combined with targeted stretching and warm professionalism always provides for a genuine relief. I look forward to every visit like a vacation and always leave relaxed, rejuvenated, and satisfied.
I have been seeing Dorothyann for a year and a half now. I’ve had numerous massages in various cities and hopped from therapist to therapist– until I met Dorothyann, she really is exceptional and beats the other therapists I’ve seen by a mile. She relieves the tight knots in my neck and shoulders caused by my desk job and aggravated by my horrible posture. You may look at this petite woman and think that she couldn’t possibly have the strength for some serious deep tissue work. Think again! Dorothyann has some impressive strength and can work sore muscles as good as any male therapist I’ve seen. Every session starts out with a discussion about symptoms and needs. She asks very pertinent questions to help determine the most effective treatment for her client’s pain. Then she customizes her technique to client needs. For me she incorporates gentle stretching with Deep pressure work on my knots. The moment I lie down on the massage table, I feel better. I look forward to each session because I know it’s like taking a vacation from the stress of everyday life.
Dorothyann is friendly, professional, and her passion for her client’s well being is very apparent from the minute you talk to her. I am always referring her to my friends and family, and I cannot rave about her enough! Dorothyann is a wonderful massage therapist and just simply is the best!
Dorothyann is simply the best! She is intuitive & knows what she is doing. Deep tissue and she deeply stretches you too. Amazing – I’m wishing she was working on me right now!!
I am in the computer industry and I sit at my desk for 8 to 10 hours straight. Not the best idea for any human being. On top of that, I have complicated migraines which are medicated, but that doesn’t solve them completely. Working with Dorothyann has helped alleviate much of my upper back and neck pain from sitting at my desk all day and the frequency of my migraines has gone down. Dorothyann will work with you for the best massage for your needs and will customize it for each session. I don’t know what I would do without her!
I started getting regular massages about 10 years ago. I have found it offers many benefits as I have moved into middle age – – especially with someone like Dorothyann. I have tried many therapists, and she is one of the best, hands down. I enjoy deeper therapeutic work, and she does an excellent job. She is extremely experienced, and does an amazing job at addressing my needs from session to session, whether it be overall relaxation, or focusing a specific problem area that I developed from sitting at my desk all day, or taking long trips by plane or car. Highly recommended!
Working with a new massage therapist can be hit or miss. As soon as Dorothyann began her pre-massage consultation with me, I knew it was a hit. She asked the right questions to identify what I wanted from her treatment, what specific areas were trouble spots and where I would like her to concentrate. She repeats this with me before every session and remembers from one time to the next what worked in the past.
She has a gift to “listen” to muscles. She employs different types of pressure and stretching so that each time I see her I leave in a better place than when I walked in the door. It’s never the same treatment twice – each time she responds with what will be most effective depending on what she learns from my body that day.
As far as relaxation goes, she knows when to speak with me and when to create silence. It’s a true mind/body escape!