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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.

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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.


Massage therapy treatments for depression.

Welcome to my blog! I’m Dorothyann Freifeld, a licensed massage therapist in the states of CT and TN. I’ve been practicing massage therapy for over ten years and am passionate about helping people feel their best. One of my specialties is helping people who are affected by depression. When creating a treatment plan, I use […]

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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!

C. Garvey

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