November 2014 newsletter

Getting ready to Press  

I’ll be hitting the letterpress soon to make the 2015 batch of gift certificates and Golden Tickets. We are offering a similar deal to last year, with a single hand made gift certificate for a 1 Hr. massage or bodywork session at $75, three hour sessions for $200 and the beloved Golden Ticket of ten massages for $638.

After 18 years in the business, I can assure you massage and bodywork are a great gift. I make these gift certificates by hand because I want your loved one to feel how much we care about what we do; and I love the reassuring feel of really nice paper.

2015 Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage Prices

In January 1st, there will be a modest increase in the cost of our Swedish and Deep tissue sessions. A 40 minute session will cost $55, Swedish and Deep Tissue change from $75/$80 to a simplified $85 for both styles. There has always bee some confusion there and we feel a single session cost is more logical. Our 90 minute will be $125. 2014 pricing is valid through December 31st. 2014

Online Booking: Out of test phase  

We are past the initial phase in our online booking experiment and we’ve worked out most of the kinks. Online booking is a great way to see what times are available in our schedule, book an appointment any time of day or night, and reduce time in the checkout process. We are still more than happy to answer your phone call or email, this is just yet another option. Book Online

The Bodywork Adventure: Amy A. in Thailand Massage Training 
*Special* “Training” 90 minute Thai massage $80

Our beloved Amy A. is in a three week Thai massage training in Thailand!  Amy is a yoga teacher already so it is a natural step for her to couple her massage and yoga. She’ll need some practice when she comes back so for a limited time we will to offer a 90 minute Thai massage for the cost of an hour at $80. Read her first adventure letter here

Have you heard of the Feldenkrais Method® yet?  
Classes now in Saratoga Springs 

Our very own Evan VanDyk, LMT is currently in her 4th year of a 4-year Feldenkrais® Practitioner Training Program at the Feldenkrais Institute of NYC and she has earned her qualifications as an authorized Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Teacher(CM).  She is teaching on Sundays in Saratoga and would love to extend an invite to join her a

Awareness Through Movement® is an exploration of yourself, your movement and the restrictions you carry in your body. Guided verbally by Evan, you will investigate a series of functional movements and discover your potential for greater ease.  Through slow directed and aware movements you communicate to your nervous system where movement is easy and where (and why) it is not.  Your nervous system, as the incredibly intelligent unit that it is, is able to learn from these lessons and gains a greater movement repertoire to draw on in the variety of movement situations you find yourself in on a daily basis. Contact Evan at

Learn More Here

Nicks Professional Continuing Education Classes 
Elements of Structure 2: Legs and Feet ~ Friday,  November 14th
Elements of Structure 3: Side Lying Position ~ Friday, December 12th

Nick is offering two more of the “Elements of Structure” series for Licensed Massage Therapists. These are simple, hands on techniques designed for massage therapists and modeled after the Rolf Structural Integration series. The Elements series gives the working therapist new insight into the structural bodywork with some lecture and lots of hands on techniques AND a gong bath after lunch.
Classes offer 7 CEU’s and just $99 Sign up here today at Red Pines

Lost and Found
Occasionally we find something in one of our treatment rooms that doesn't belong to us. We often call the days' clients to return the object, but sometimes it stays lost.  We have compiled a photo list of everything we have and we'd LOVE for you to take it back. 

Some of this stuff has been here for years. From here on, items left more than 30 days will be donated the The Unity House of Troy. The Unity House has been a pillar of the community for 40 years and it will be a good home for unclaimed items.
 Click Here for a complete list.