MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy has innumerable benefits for the whole mind and body; especially in conjunction with a training regimen. Massage helps in post-workout recovery by keeping muscles lengthened, flushing out lactic acid buildup in the body, and helping improve the body's ability to function. There are many additional proven health benefits to receiving regular massage therapy: 

There are many benefits to massage therapy aside from training recovery:

 

  • Relieves Stress

  • Encourages Relaxation

  • Improves Posture

  • Improves Circulation

  • Lowers Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

  • Increases Metabolism

  • Relaxes Muscles

  • Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion

  • Reduces the Chance of Injury

  • Shortens Recovery Time Between Workouts

  • Removes Toxic Wastes (Lactic and Carbonic Acids) that Produce Muscle Fatigue

  • Promotes Deeper and Easier Breathing

  • Relieves Headaches

  • Strengthens The Immune System and Promotes Healing

  • Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation

  • Improves Rehabilitation After Injury

  • Manages Pain of Chronic Conditions

    • Fibromyalgia

    • Migraines

    • Arthritis

 

Our massage therapists offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Custom Massages to Fitness Options members and non-members. Descriptions of each form of massage are below.

 

PRICING

 

Members:

30-minutes: $40*

60-minutes: $65*

90-minutes: $97*

 

Non-members:

30-minutes: $45*    

60-minutes: $75*

90-minutes: $107*

 

BUY A PACKAGE & SAVE

Members:

5-hours: $300    

10-hours: $580

Non-members:

5-hours: $325

10-hours: $620

Have an H.S.A or Flex Account?

Through health insurance provided by your employer, you may qualify for reimbursement for massage therapy if you have a Health Savings Plan or Flex Spending Account. 

 

ADD CBD TO YOUR MASSAGE $10

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive compound extracted from the cannabis, or hemp, plant. It interacts with the body’s natural systems to produce a wide range of health effects.

 

CBD is an ideal companion for massage. There have been numerous reports of topical CBD working wonders for arthritic joints, tender points, muscle spasms, phantom limb pain, peripheral neuropathy and inflammatory skin conditions. By reducing pain, inflammation and anxiety, the body reaches deeper states of relaxation. Cannabis used topically may also improve elasticity of the skin, help eliminate acne, and increase the blood flow to the skin which allows for faster healing of cuts and scrapes.

 

Some people are concerned that they might feel “high” after a CBD massage. Absolutely not. The CBD oil in our massage cream has virtually zero presence of the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC.

 

CBD Massage is generally suitable for people of all legal ages, lifestyles, and massage needs. Although we almost never hear any reports of adverse effects associated with its use, as always, consult your physician about possible drug interactions or if you are pregnant/breastfeeding. The total amount of CBD that you would receive topically in a 60-min massage session is 10-30 mg.  

HOURS

View hours available with each massage therapist and reserve your appointment through MINDBODY or by calling the front desk. You may also contact a therapist directly by email: jeri@fitnessoptionsvt.com 

OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Jeri Belisle

After a short career as a neuroscientist, Jeri began studying bodywork and natural health in 2005. She completed training at the Ohashiatsu Institute in NYC, Soaring Crane School of Thai Massage in Seattle, and Touchstone Healing Arts in Burlington. She has also done advanced training in myofascial release and has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings. She uses a blend of modalities: Swedish, deep-tissue, myofascial unwinding, trigger point therapy, cupping, lymphatic/circulatory flush, passive stretching/joint rotation, and acupressure. She offers both full-body relaxation sessions and focused work on specific areas of pain/tension. Jeri's ultimate hope is to provide each client with a chance to reconnect with themselves, change habitual patterns, let go of tension, and simply feel more at ease when they leave the massage table. 

 

Client Testimonial

 

"I am so happy to have reconnected with Jeri. We lost touch two years ago and I haven't found a massage therapist who fits me like she does. Jeri finds the right techniques and pressure to meet my needs while still making the massage a serene and relaxing experience. She is professional, respectful, attentive and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her."

-Becky

"I had severe upper back pain for weeks when I sought Jeri out for a massage. After just one session, I was pain free! I continue to see Jeri monthly as a preventative measure. Her calm demeanor and expertise are much appreciated."

-Irene

Kelly Shedleur

Kelly is a health coach, certified massage therapist (19 years), as well as a running and triathlon coach. She graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, The Muscular Therapy Institute (Cortiva), and The Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

 

Having worked in Olympic and international training centers, Kelly's massage clientele included many Olympic and professional triathletes, runners, and swimmers. Her specialty in massage therapy includes, but is not limited to, deep tissue sports massage and injury rehabilitation. Kelly also loves to give a nice, well-deserved relaxation massage.

 

Kelly has also raced as an elite runner and professional Ironman triathlete and has competed against some of the world’s best in many world championship events.