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Mending Hands is fortunate to have a full practice and is currently unable to accommodate new clients. If you are an existing client or have a previously purchased gift certificate, the best way to inquire about a future appointment is by e-mail: melissa@mendinghands.com.
Custom bodywork that grows with you.

Every Mending Hands massage is tailored to your unique needs.
60 Minutes     $130
90 Minutes     $170
30 Minutes     $100

Mending Hands does not accept gratuity.

Each session is an opportunity to help improve your health and well being. The best way you can show us your appreciation is to schedule your next visit and tell your friends about Mending Hands massage therapy!

Series Savings

Series of five 60 minute massages     $580 (Save $70)
Series of five 90 minute massages     $760 (Save $90)

Melissa of Mending Hands has over a thousand hours of training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular/Trigger Point, Myofascial, Sports and Shiatsu/Acupressure Massage modalities. She also has advanced training in a variety of therapeutic techniques.

Manual Lymph Drainage Massage Certified (MLD, Vodder Method)
Melissa trained with The Academy of Lymphatic Studies to receive a Certification in Manual Lymph Drainage. Manual Lymph Drainage Massage is a gentle, non-invasive manual treatment that is recognized as a primary tool in edema management. It is known to help with recovery from surgery and is a primary relief for cosmetic procedures. It is also an effective technique for soft tissue injuries, migraines/headaches, sinus issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, pregnancy swelling and circulatory challenges. Manual Lymph Drainage also supports the body’s natural purification and immune defense process. Because of the style of this work, these sessions may not be full body treatments, depending on the allotted time and need of each client.

Prenatal, Postnatal and Fertility Massage Certified
Melissa maintains a certification in Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle, with years of experience in prenatal, postnatal and labor support techniques. She utilizes a side-lying cushion system to ensure safe, comfortable sessions for all stages of pregnancy. Melissa also has training in Nurturing the Mother fertility support massage techniques that can be incorporated into sessions for those trying to conceive.

Oncology Massage Certified
Having been trained with Compassionate Touch Oncology Massage, Mending Hands offers specialized sessions for those who are currently receiving cancer treatment or are in all stages of remission. These sessions can bring comfort, pain reduction, stress relief and can include scar tissue repair techniques.

Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction Massage (TMJD/Jaw Pain)
Having experienced TMJD pain herself, Melissa knows first hand how Temporomandibular Joint Disfunction can affect daily life. While earning her degree in massage therapy at The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City, her final focus involved learning the skills to help fellow sufferers as well as self-care methods to find relief. This area of study also included intra-oral massage techniques which have been shown to bring a vast improvement in TMJD symptoms.

90 Minute Massage + Lavender Infused Paraffin Treatment     $180
Physicians have long known that paraffin therapy is a veritable way to speed healing and soothe muscle and joint pain.

After a hand massage using super rich shea butter, your hands will be immersed in a bath of warm lavender infused paraffin wax, then wrapped and tucked into warm mittens while you receive a soothing back massage.

When the paraffin wax is peeled away your hands will be soft and supple. Your session continues with a full body massage of your choice! Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu or a focus session to target your aches and pains in more detail.

Optionally, you can enjoy this healing treatment for the lower back, shoulders or neck.

90 Minute Massage + Dry Brush Advanced Skin Care     $180
Using dry brush gloves - experience the benefits of increased circulation and glowing skin. After warming and exfoliating your skin, heated therapeutic towels will be applied to relax your hard working muscles. This delightful session also lets you enjoy a relaxing Swedish massage with moisturizing lavender infused oil!

Holistic Uplifting Facial Massage origins logo
30 Minute Treatment     $80
Relax, refresh and renew your face with a combination of Shiatsu Face Lift Massage, Indian Head Massage and soothing Manual Lymph Drainage techniques. Specifically catering to the head, neck and face - this experience can help tone the facial muscles, reduce stress and improve energy levels. This all natural treatment can include hot towels, aromatherapy and your choice of delicious Origins facial moisturizer.

Because you deserve a little extra care!
Extras must be booked as an Add-on with another treatment.

Head in the Clouds - 15 minutes for $30
Using Indian Head and Face Massage as well as Shiatsu points and Ear Reflexology techniques - finish off your session with this wondrously relaxing add on. Essential oils can also be used as a calming treat for your scalp massage!

Stretchability - 15 minutes for $30
Relax, and get a deeper stretch while we do the work. Increase flexibility, ease of movement, and bring relief to your hard working joints and muscles.

Foot Loose - 15 mins for $30
Foot work is always included with a full body session - but this added treatment gives your tired toes more exquisite attention with hot towels and peppermint oil.

Breathe Easy - 15 mins for $30
Designed for clients experiencing sinus pressure or allergy symptoms - this soothing facial massage combines hot towels, pressure points and opening strokes to help get you breathing deeply. Finish with your choice of eucalyptus, lemon eucalyptus or tea tree aromatherapy to aid clearing.

Wonderful ways to feel better!
Classic Swedish Massage
This deeply relaxing style uses long gliding strokes to promote muscle release and rejuvenation. Known to relieve tensions, promote circulation, ease aches and pains while reducing stress.

Deep Tissue Massage
A very therapeutic style that addresses long term pain, injuries and joint issues. Draws from deeper forms of Swedish, medical massage as well as myofacial release to take on your more intense physical stressors.

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage
Designed to relieve the discomfort and stress of pregnancy while supporting the physical changes needed as your baby develops. Mending Hands has advanced certification in pregnancy massage to comfort you in all three terms as well as after giving birth.

Shiatsu Massage
This fully clothed style combines relaxing massage techniques, stretching and energy work to find a better balance in the mind, body and soul. Based on your personality and the Five Element Theory you can get amazing relief and physical balance with this ancient modality.

Sports and Performer Training and Recovery Massage
Athletes and Performers use their bodies in diverse ways. Techniques include stretches, range of motion and trigger point work to help get your body into an ideal place.

Youth Massage
With the active schedules children keep these days - Massage therapy can help with the care of these busy bodies. Mending Hands can help with injuries, growing spurts and bring body awareness to your young athletes or performer. Ages 6 and older are welcome with a parent to observe and learn from the session.

Other Treatments that Might Surprise You
TMJ, Headaches, Carpal Tunnel, Constipation, Sciatica, Arthritis Symptoms, Postural Aches and Pains, Whiplash, Tennis and Golfers Elbow, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sprains, Strains, Fibromyalgia, Nerve Compression, Plantar Fasciitis, Tendinitis, Injury Recovery, Scar Tissue.

By appointment only

melissa@mendinghands.com     941•266•6418     Bee Ridge Wellness Studios, 2344 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 112D     Sarasota, FL 34239