Alex Lippard, LMT
Massage Therapist in New York City
Your customized massage experience with Alex begins with a consultation to assess your needs, both emotionally and physically, to determine the best modality of massage therapy to achieve optimal wellness. During your session, Alex will utilize various techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic and Shiatsu. The end goal from your experience is to ensure you gain the best results from your time. Massage therapy is available in 60, 75 or 90 minute sessions.
$140 - 60 Minutes
$170 - 75 Minutes
$200 - 90 Minutes
Packages: Ten sessions for the price of nine (6 month expiration)
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Pre-workout or post-workout Sports Massage to optimize your game or race and get you back in your sport faster after the event. It’s important not to go too deep before an event in order to maximize your performance, and it’s vital to speed recovery after any event, whether it’s the company softball game or an elite Triathlon. Alex specializes in pre-and-post event massage for the NYC Marathon, Central park 5k and 10k races, local triathlons, and other sports events. This includes yoga and pilates practitioners as well! Alex works regularly with elite runners, rugby players, and other professional athletes. Introducing Sports Massage into your active lifestyle along with training and nutrition can increase Range of Motion (increased ROM), reduce the risk of injury, and speed recovery–getting you back in the game faster and staying in the game longer.
Benefits of Sports Massage include:
- Increase Range of Motion (ROM)
- Preventing injury with pre-event massage
- Speeding recovery with post-event massage
- Optimizing sports performance with regular maintenance sports massage
Injuries that can be addressed by Sports Massage include but are not limited to:
- Runner’s Knee
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Orthopedic, also known as Medical Massage, is all about slow, deep connective tissue strokes to bring the body’s posture into balance. Deeper and more effective than Deep Tissue, this technique is a more comfortable, less painful alternative to Structural Integration (Rolfing), with fantastic benefits. By using myofascial strokes (“myo” means muscle, “fascia” means connective tissue) to re-train the body’s habitual slouching or faulty movement patterns, Orthopedic Massage can reduce chronic pain and improve posture. Alex’s neck and shoulder work is particularly effective, and many of Alex’s clients who sit for long hours working at a desk or computer have found life-changing results from regular Orthopedic maintenance sessions.
Benefits of Orthopedic Massage include:
- Reducing chronic pain at major joints: ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, neck, elbow, wrist
- Improved posture
- Improved functionality
- Deep body awareness
Conditions that can be addressed by Orthopedic Massage include but are not limited to:
- The Lower Back: low back pain, disc issues, lordosis
- The Hip: sciatica/piriformis syndrome, psoas issues
- The Lower Extremity: chondromalacia patella, sprained ankle
- Upper Back: kyphosis, upper back pain, disc issues, whiplash
- Shoulder/Pectoral Girdle: nerve entrapment, tendonitis, frozen shoulder
- Neck: whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, disc issues
- Head and Face: migraine, TMJ syndrome
Five-Element Shiatsu is a gentle-yet-powerful Japanese technique using palm pressure, thumb pressure, and gentle-yet-deep stretching. Employing the same principles as Chinese acupuncture, we encourage the body’s Qi flow along its twelve meridian lines, but with no needles. Clients describe the results of Alex’s shiatsu as “centering,” “balancing,” and “spiritually profound.” For those who don’t like oil or cream–or undressing for massage—Alex’s shiatsu can be received in the traditional way with the client wearing loose-fitting, comfortable clothes.
Add Snow Lotus organic essential shiatsu oils, tailored specifically to balance out your particular shiatsu points: add $20 per session.
Benefits of Shiatsu Massage include:
- Emotional balancing
- Improve digestion
- Reduce work-related stress
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Improve sleep Increase a sense of calm and spiritual well-being
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue is a deeper version of Swedish stress reduction massage, adding muscle stripping and triggerpoint work to get to the deeper layers of muscle and to loosen up and even get rid of knots and tight spots. Deep Tissue Massage can relieve and eventually resolve chronic muscle tension associated with work stress, sitting at a desk for hours, overuse injuries, poor posture, etc.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage include:
- Reduce low back pain
- Reduce neck pain
- Speeding recovery from injuries such as sprains, whiplash, surgeries, etc.
- Addressing chronic depression and/or severe stress
Swedish Massage utilizes gentle, relaxing strokes to reduce stress and promote an overall sense of wellbeing. Using long, slow, sensuous strokes to bring blood back towards the heart, the body is encouraged to enter its “rest & digest” state, resulting in a delicious, sensual “massage high.”
Benefits of Swedish Massage include:
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved circulation
- Stress management
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"I have great trust in Alex. Over the past few years, I have been in a lot of P/T and rehab. One session with him demonstrated to me how valuable his style of orthopedic massage really is. I will work with him extensively in the future."
"The massage that Alex gave me was easily the best massage I have ever had. He addressed every problem area and gave me pointed suggestions of exercises to try and ways to alleviate my neck and shoulder pain. I will definitely be visiting again."
"Alex really took the extra time to ask questions and tailor the massage to my specific needs. He is very knowledgeable about many healing modalities and knows how to do very deep work. I would highly recommend him, especially for those dealing with more intense or challenging body and stress issues."
"Truly an expert in his field, and a deep understanding of human anatomy and how to work the problems. I appreciate the extra tips on how to improve my condition."