Massage Therapy Services

Kristy, Expecting(nyc)'s seasoned Licensed Massage therapist, is expert at identifying areas of tension and working with each client’s individual needs. Her advanced training in trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, and pre- and postnatal massage therapy allows her to truly understand her clients changing body, during pregnancy and the postpartum time. 

With regular massage, we can become aware of how deeply interconnected our body is with our mind. Just as our muscles need relaxation, so do our interior selves – before, during, and after pregnancy. Massage combats the stress that negatively impacts every organ, tissue, and cell in the body.

We offer sessions for 60 or 90 minutes and recommend you come in regularly. Kristy works with everyone, pregnant or not. When dealing with chronic stress or pain, she recommends weekly sessions for 4 weeks, when pregnant she recommends you schedule your appointments on the same schedule as your OB or midwife visits. These sessions give you space to honor your changing body and to connect with your baby. 

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Note; sessions tend to book up about a week in advance, if you can 't find a day or time that works for you, please email kristy directly to schedule, kristy@expectingnyc.com


Trigger point and deep tissue massage sessions

"We all know that stress impacts our bodies, health and happiness levels. We don't always have control over our external environment, but we can learn how to skillfully respond to and work with stress. Massage therapy can be an excellent tool for lowering cortisol and adrenaline (stress) levels, increasing endorphins (happiness) and learning to change our relationship to discomfort. Book your session today to clear out all of that accumulated tension”

60 minute massage $175

90 minute massage $250

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Fertility

There is a tremendous amount of research that supports how massage therapy combats stress. There is also enough research to suggest that fertility issues like irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal imbalances are affected by the stress hormone cortisol. At Expecting(nyc), we focus our massages to support a woman through her entire life cycle, including the years before and after pregnancy.

Ten-year Retrospective Study on the Efficacy of Manual Physical Therapy to Treat Female Infertility

60 minutes: $175 • 90 minutes: $250


Prenatal Massage

We truly understand your changing body and how to approach it with deep, specific bodywork or simply helping you relax. Kristy can help you identify your specific needs, and the changes that are taking place throughout your pregnancy. Each session is different, week to week, and it is designed to help you as an individual.

*60 minutes: $175 • 90 minutes: $250 • home visits: $350


Postnatal Massage

Recovering from birth and getting to know your baby can be an exciting, overwhelming and intense time for the new mom. This postpartum massage is designed to help you recover, rest, and refuel building your reserves to care for your newborn. For home visits, he massage session is 60 minutes and is done with mom lying directly on her bed, where we find she is most comfortable. We set aside an additional 30 minutes to answer any parenting questions and to observe breastfeeding or bottle feeding. The session is done by Kristy, a Licensed Massage Therapist, with advanced training in pre and postnatal massage therapy. She is also a Certified Lactation Consultant, doula, and Childbirth & Parenting Educator.

We also offer office visits for those who feel ready, we welcome babies younger than 3 months to the office. Please let us know if you will be bringing your baby so that we can set aside additonal time.

*60 minutes: $175 • 90 minutes: $250 • home visits: $350

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Benefits of Postpartum Massage Therapy

  • Flushes out tissue wastes from exertion of birth

  • Flushes out fluid retention from IV fluids and swelling

  • Relieves muscle tightness, especially of muscles used while pushing (e.g. gluteals, quadriceps, arms, hands, face/jaw, and abdominals)

  • Eases stress from carrying and nursing the newborn by opening chest, relaxing shoulders, and lengthening neck

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

  • Improving blood and lymphatic circulation* Reducing swelling and joint pain associated with increased blood volume

  • Resolving muscular spasms and fascial restrictions

  • Resolving ischemia (lack of oxygen to tissues, caused by fascial restrictions and muscle pain)

  • Correcting for changes in posture, gait, and weight distribution

  • Preparing emotionally for labor, birth, and baby