The practice of Therapeutic Massage is defined as applying a scientific system of activity to the human body's muscular structure for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation. Massage has been used for centuries and is one of the oldest forms of natural healing/bodywork.

Therapeutic Massage is a wonderful modality to relieve stress and lower cortisol levels. A session can help you relax by stimulating the "rest and digest" system of the body. 


Additionally, Therapeutic Massage is a wonderful treatment for numerous soft-tissue pain and injury problems. Common conditions treated include but are not limited to:

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Sciatica

  • Piriformis Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Whiplash

  • Golfer’s Elbow

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Scoliosis

  • Rotator Cuff

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • SI Joint

  • Tendinosis

  • Bunions

  • Knee Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Arthritis

  • Lupus

  • Parkinson’s

Nicole combines her knowledge  of human anatomy, energy/body work, and herbal medicine into each session. An individualized session is implemented for you based on your goals. Herbs, movements, and natural alternatives may be suggested.


For acute or chronic conditions, a treatment plan outlining what will be addressed and approximately how many visits are suggested may be recommended [updates may be made along the way]. Before a treatment plan is given, an assessment is performed. The assessment is part of the first appointment where the treatment starts. The assessment:


  • Identifies which tissues are most likely involved

  • Determines the most appropriate treatment

  • Helps define progress towards treatment goals

Recommendations and feedback are provided after each massage. All mediums used for massage are made by Nicole with organic ingredients. Look downstairs from DrishTi at the Natural Oasis Restaurant and Retailer for DrishTi Wellness products. 

If unsure of which offering to choose, just go by 60 or 90 minutes as we always develop a tailored session for your needs which often involves a combination of modalities. 

Massage Offerings

Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue
Ayurvedic Modalities


If you are late to an appointment, we may have to shorten your massage [you will still pay regular price] depending on the scheduling of that day.

What to Wear

  • Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to remove.

  • Put hair up so the neck is accessible for work; this also limits oil getting into the hair.

  • Remove all jewelry that would get in the way of treatment [e.g., bracelets, watches, necklaces, big earrings].

  • You are covered with a sheet [draped] and only the part of the body being worked on is exposed.

  • Undress to your comfort level [bras removed].

  • For an upper or lower body only massage, you may just remove clothes from that area. 

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Rochester, NY 14607

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