Massage Associates was founded by Kevin Reynolds
in 1991. In order to service a fast growing business and his clients'
special needs, Kevin put together a group of accomplished, experienced
professionals who share his philosophies on the physical and spiritual
aspects of massage, professionalism and attitude. This group of men and
women work together on various massage modalities and techniques in ongoing
training sessions to provide you with the highest quality massage tailored
to your specific needs.
Reynolds, LMT, Director
Kevin is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, has had
advanced studies in deep tissue massage, pregnancy and infant massage
and studied at the Institute of Core Energetics. He pioneered infant massage
programs for crack-addicted babies at Roosevelt/St. Luke's Hospital. Kevin
has appeared on "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" and
has been featured in national publications for his work with infants.
Kevin attends to his clients in the
Hamptons and New York City. His wife Kristi, a chef, operates Molly
Rose Catering (click for more info.) During the Winter they live
and work in St. John, U.S.V.I. with their two lovely daughters, Molly
Rose and Hunter Ellis. Their wide range of clients include many interesting
How it works:
For our clients convenience, we are available 7 AM to 11 PM, 7 days a week.
We will take appointments on short notice. There is no charge for appointment
changes or cancellations but please be considerate.
You experience your massage in the comfort of your own home. We
arrive with massage table and fresh linens. Best thing about it, you
don't have to drive home afterwards.
We have an office in Springs, East Hampton
On The Beach:
Give yourself a special treat, a massage on the beach.
What It Costs:
Office visits are $85-120/hr. Home visits are $110-160 Prices vary based on season and distance traveled for home visits. There is an additional charge for late evening massages
Gratuities - Our therapists offer a quality service, if you enjoy your
massage a 15-20% gratuity is suggested.
What to expect:
With basic relaxation or Swedish massage, you are asked to undress to
whatever point you are comfortable. The massage therapist leaves the room
and gives you sufficient time to get undressed and get onto the massage
table under a towel. During the massage only the part of your body currently
being worked ion is uncovered. Those parts of your body generally considered
private are not uncovered or worked on. If you are uncomfortable with
any aspect of the massage, please inform the therapist immediately. As
you get to know the therapist over repeated sessions, some of your preferences
and your level of comfort may very well change, at which time you may
change any aspect of your treatment with the therapist.
Deep Tissue Massage-Is
it for You?
Kevin Reynolds, featured in Dan's Paper June 23, 2000.
Years ago, massage was massage, you had a basic soothing and relaxing
hour. This spa massage remains popular and has been complimented with
treatments such as aromatherapy, herbal wraps and skin treatments for
those who loved to be pampered. Over the last ten years, I have seen a
number of changes in massage- especially in the needs of clients. What
has happened, is that people have become more educated about massage,
its therapeutic value and the modality that best works for them I suppose
we could call them masseur connoisseurs.
What I have seen is that the majority want to know, better understand
and take seriously- deep tissue massage. People who are that discerning
about their sessions are wonderful for the massage industry.
So, what is deep tissue
Rather than give you a textbook definition I am going to share some of
my experiences with this type of therapy. I call my work Swedish/ Deep
Tissue. With Swedish, I apply oils to the skin and use strokes specific
to that style, that allow me to give a soothing, relaxing massage-if that
is the client's desire. With deep tissue the work is a more vigorous,
focused and thorough manipulation of specific muscle groups.
For example, for a person who experiences discomfort in their shoulders,upper
back and between the shoulder blades, a large part or all of a one hour
session could be spent on those muscle groups rather than receiving a
full-body massage. Many connoisseurs go for a ninety minute session, so
they can have the best of both worlds thorough work to relieve specific
discomfort and a full-body massage. So let's get a little deeper into
what deep tissue massage is. Stress is a systemic problem which tends
to manifest in specific ways and areas; headaches, stiff neck, upper and
lower back pain, sore legs and achy feet. Stress causes imbalances in
the chemical make up of body tissues, causing muscle discomfort, contractions
or spasms. The imbalances consist of many things, including lack of oxygen/excess
carbon dioxide, toxin and waste build-up to name a few. Deep manipulation
of the affected muscles can force these impurities into the blood and
lymphatic systems. The impurities are then transported to the liver and
kidneys for purification or use as waste. The art of Deep Tissue is the
ability to sense and understand a person's threshold for pain and do the
work with minimal discomfort and get maximum results. Finding this threshold
that border between pain and pleasure is what my clients and I call "hurts
so good". Deep tissue work is a real work-out, "no pain-no gain"
there is some discomfort. But as deep tissue lovers know the long term
relief from chronic pain and soreness is well worth the initial discomfort.
Kevin Reynolds is a licensed massage therapist and director of Massage
Associates. Questions? Feel free to call-324-2201