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 have been going to Dorothyann for massage therapy for a few months now for assistance with my migraines and it has helped tremendously. It is a wonderful addition to my other treatments and has greatly reduced the need for my rescue medication. It has also helped with stress reduction and tension related to daily life activities. I would highly recommend Dorothyann as a massage therapist.
“I started seeing Dorothy based on someone else’s recommendation and I have been glad I did from day one. I have Fibromyalgia, Spondylosis, and Psoriatic Spondyloarthritis which can cause a great deal of pain in my day-to-day life. Dorothy treats my body with care, finding the issues and melting them away with an intense deep tissue massage. Her treatments leave long-lasting results to help manage my symptoms. She is truly amazing.”
Dorothy has been my massage therapist since 2014. She has a solid work ethic and truly cares for her clients. No matter how I am feeling when I go in for my scheduled appointment, I always leave feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated. Her kind and caring demeanor make her extremely approachable. I have always enjoyed massages throughout the years, but it wasn’t until my first session with Dorothy that I realized that not everyone knows what they are doing when it comes to massage therapy and how to cater to each individual. She is attentive and remembers her clients various issues, allowing her to better focus during each session.
Since starting with my regularly scheduled session with Dorothy, I have recommended her to a number of friends. One of these friends was complaining about various aches and pains. I suggested going to see Dorothy for a session and her immediate response was, “No way! I hate people touching me.” After a bit of convincing, she hesitantly decided to schedule an appointment. Long story short, she has been going to see Dorothy every month, ever since. Not only that, but she has said to me on numerous occasions, “Dorothy is just wonderful! And so sweet!” I believe this speaks volumes to Dorothy character as well as to the mastery of her craft. If you have any aches and pains, I would highly recommend booking a session with Dorothy as soon as possible!
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 look forward to my massage sessions with Dorothy. Her kind demeanor and genuine interest in my wellbeing, coupled with her amazingly gifted massage hands make for a massage session that nurtures not only my body, but my soul!
When you find a great massage therapist like Dorothyann, you follow her wherever she goes! She has amazing technique and customizes the massage to you by listening closely to how you’re feeling. You can see the wheels turning in her head as you describe your latest issues and know that she’s already planning ahead how she’ll treat them. To top it all off, she’s a lovely and warm person who is a joy to interact with. You’ll come off her table relaxed and renewed.
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!
I have been getting massages from Dorothyann Freifeld for almost three years. She is a fantastic massage therapist. We begin every session by discussing where my trouble spots are and how I’m feeling. She then taylors each massage accordingly. She has been able to alleviate much of my neck and back stiffness and pain. She is always in tune with my body language and adjusts her touch accordingly.
Dorothyann also incorporates stretching into my massages. This has helped with my flexibility.
I highly recommend Dorothyann. She always delivers a top quality massage!
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.
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 !! ❤️❤️