My specialty is therapeutic massage such as sports, medical and deep tissue massage. I offer what I like to call a Therapeutic Massage or a Customized Massage that is tailored to each individual. I work with men, women and children.
I have been a massage therapist for more than 20 years. I am NJ State Licensed and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The highest achievement set for Massage Therapists. If you look at my biography you will notice that I have taken
many courses over the years to make me competent in treating your needs.
At Serenity Therapeutic Massage, I am Certified in S.A.S.T.M. Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. (Graston Technique) , Medi-Cupping and I recently completed 18 credit hours in Orthopedic Assessment of the shoulder region. This is part of Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate that I am working on.
What is a therapeutic massage? That is the question! What is my type of massage? How is my massage different from all the others? Let me explain, I offer a very specific massage. I don't do a fluffy spa type massage. Yes, I can do that, but it is not what I like to offer. My favorite practice is the customized massage. My client tells me that they are feeling horrible. That they have injured something while working out and I go to work assessing the situation and gathering information to put a treatment plan together for them.
Typically during the session I massage parts of the body not a full body massage. I use techniques such as pressure points and fascia stretching. The massage may be deep, it may be painful but I offer advice on how to minimize that problem after the client leaves. Therapeutic Massage is for Wellness and for getting the body in its peak state for performance.
To begin, I suggest clients commit to at least 5 visits. After those five visits we re-evaluate how the client is feeling and move forward from there.
customized to each clients needs
customized to each clients needs
customized to each clients needs
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork focusing on the special needs of the expectant mother. It helps her to prepare for the physical demands of carrying and delivering her baby.
Pregnancy massage is the all natural way to help alleviate the common complaints of pregnancy.
ACE Massage Cupping™ is used to soften tight muscles and tone attachments, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, bring hydration and blood flow to body tissues, move deep inflammation to the skin surface for release, and drain excess fluids and toxins by opening lymphatic pathways.
SASTM is method that detects and treats soft tissue restrictions, scar tissue and chronic inflammation. Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. It is most effectively used for the restoration of function and the reduction of pain.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) cover massage for certain treatments. These treatments must be approved and prescribed by a physician.
The first step to using your FSA to schedule massage therapy is to visit your primary care doctor. Let the doctor know you have an FSA account and are seeking massage as a solution to a medically eligible condition. The physician will then write a prescription for you massage if he deems it to be medically necessary.
Sick and Illness Policy
Serenity Therapeutic Massage, LLC has a Cancellation Policy in place and would appreciate if you would acknowledge it. I understand that life happens but I require that you contact me if you are not able to keep your appointment.
Since all Massage services are by appointment I will ask for a major credit card to hold your Massage appointment. You will not be charged until Massage services are rendered unless you do not call or no-show for your appointment! If you need to cancel an appointment I require at least 24 hours notice. If you call after that time your credit card will be charged the full amount of the service fee.
Last minute cancellations and no-shows will result in full service charges or voidance of gift certificates. Fees are non-refundable and have no cash value on future appointments. Also, please call if you are running late as this will avoid any charges to your credit card. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for new client information to be filled out if you are a new client.
If you are late you will receive only the amount remaining of your scheduled appointment. You will be considered a "No-Show" if you are not there at your appointment 15 minutes after the scheduled appointment time and if there was no phone call to cancel or reschedule. For example if you were scheduled for 9am and you do not show until 9:15am and you do not call you will be considered a No-Show. I will charge for your full appointment.
If you are not familiar to where my location is I suggest you leave a few minutes early so that you will arrive promptly for your appointment. Please call Serenity Therapeutic Massage, LLC if you have any questions about the Appointment and Cancellation Policy 908-472-5170.
In addition to the above policies I would like to ask that if you are sick please do not come in. Please re-reschedule your appointment so that I can take care of you when you are feeling better.
Andrea Mariani, LMT, BCTMB
Serenity Therapeutic Massage, LLC
Andrea is a 1997 graduate of the Academy of Massage Therapy in Englewood, NJ. The Academy of Massage Therapy is a 500 hour comprehensive program teaching techniques in Swedish, and Anma (Japanese) massage. In addition, courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, NJ Law, and Ethic were delivered. To round out her program, specialty courses in medical massage, reflexology, sports, On-site chair and Pre-Natal were included.
Andrea has continued to take courses to further her education in the field of massage therapy. She has taken multiple Anatomy and Physiology courses and Gross Anatomy of the Thoracic cavity and Cranium courses at the post secondary level. Other specialty works of which she has been trained are Massage for Cancer, Hospice and the Critically Ill including Mastectomy massage (breast massage) and Pre-Natal courses. She hold's a Certificate for Instructor of Infant Massage, Reiki level III, S.A.S.T.M Sound Assistes Soft Tissue Mobilization, ACE Medi-Cupping and I recently completed 18 credit hours in Orthopedic Assessment of the shoulder region. This is part of Clinical Rehabilitative Massage Specialty Certificate that I am working on.
In 2000, Andrea developed curriculum for a 500 hour Massage Therapy program for Union County College, coordinated and taught this program for 5 years. The college celebrated five graduating classes prior to the program closing. Courses included massage development and theory, massage techniques and multiple labs for kinesiology, clinic, which included business and marketing for massage therapists.
Andrea's resume also includes teaching at Health Choice Institute and Holistic Massage School in Belle Meade. For five years she was the Business Marketing Instructor. Teaching over the last 10 years has brought her great fulfillment.
Besides her massage therapy education, Andrea has a Masters Degree in Public Administration in Health and a Bachelors in Business Management in Hotel Managment. Her business ventures include a Pet Sitting business, along with her massage practice.
Andrea's work is known as integrated therapeutic massage which means she offer's many tools in one session to promote health and well being. She enjoy's medical massage, sport massage, deep tissue, ortopedic, trigger point, myofacial and Anma.