The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy - Clinic Services
3 Cerone Commercial Drive, Albany NY 12205
Calls are answererd and or returned between the hours of 11:00 am -6:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am -1:30 pm on Fridays and 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on the Saturdays when clinic is open.
50-60 minute Swedish and Shiatsu Massage Session
$40.00 General Public Rate
$35.00 Senior Discount (65 & older), St. Peters Hospital and Albany Medical Center employees, Russell Sage faculty, high school students, and members of Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy
$30.00 CNW Alumni and College students with ID
Payment: Cash, Check, Visa or MasterCard & Discover accepted
We require 24 hour notice for cancelling an appointment and charge $40 for a missed session. Future appointments will not be scheduled until all financial obligations have been met. In the case of an emergency this fee may be waived.
Gift Certificates are availabale at a cost of $40 per certificate. Or, purchase a 4 pack of gift certificates for $160 and receive the 5th one free!
CLINIC HOURS Top ˆ
Monday - 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Tuesday - 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Wednesday - 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Thursday - 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Friday - 9:30 am, 11:00 am & 12:30 pm
Saturday (See dates below) - 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm
In case of inclement weather clinic appointments may be cancelled. Please call 489-4068 before coming to your appointment to ensure it's availability. Whenever Albany City Schools are closed CNW Clinic is closed as well.
2014 Saturday Clinic Dates
Call (518) 489-4068 to schedule an appointment today.
VACATIONS/HOLIDAYS Top ˆ
Student Clinic will be closed for vacation from April 14-18, August 26-30, and December 24- January 1, 2014
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE Top ˆ
Promotes relaxation, which is the time of restoration and healing for the body.
Increases circulation to muscles. Massage helps prevent buildup of metabolic wastes resulting from strenuous exercise or injury.
Stimulates lymph circulation, which eliminates wastes and toxins from the body. Effectively interrupts the pain cycle by relaxing muscles, increasing circulation and removing metabolic wastes.
Dilates blood vessels, improving circulation and relieving congestion throughout the body.
Relaxes muscle spasm and cramping; promotes complete recovery and improved overall muscle balance.
Promotes healing of injured tissue.
Improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
MODALITIES Top ˆ
Swedish Massage: This is the modality most often used by student therapists at our clinic. It incorporates long, flowing and relaxing strokes that soothe muscles and promote relaxation. Students will incorporate additional modalities into the overall Swedish massage as they are learned throughout the course of their program.
Shiatsu: A balanced modality that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine as its base. Working the meridians of the body through specific points similarl to acupuncture, this form of bodywork helps to clear energy blocks and restore balance in the body. Shiatsu is most commonly performed on a floor mat with the client comfortably dressed in loose clothing. It can also be performed on a massage table incorporated with Swedish massage.
Myofascial Release and Unwinding: A therapeutic treatment that works with the fascia of the muscles and utilizes gentle stretching and holds to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Cranial Sacral Therapy: Performed with the client fully clothed, therapist uses light touch to monitor the craniosacral rhythm and then uses delicate manual techniques to release imbalances and restrictions.
Medical Massage: Done in a supervised setting the therapist uses a problem-solving paradigm to work with specific problems focusing on functional outcomes. Student develops a plan of treatment with short and long term goals.
Polarity Therapy: A form of energy work that incorporates holds on "Polarity Points" on the body. Developed by an osteopath, its purpose is to work with the energy fields of the body to restore balance.
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT): Soft tissue manipulation that balances the central nervous system with the structure and form of the musculoskeletal system.
Q & A Top ˆ
What should I expect?
Who will provide the massage?
What if I have to cancel?
What if I'm late?
Should I tip?
Do I have to undress?
Will I be in a private room?
Can I talk?
What should i do in case of inclement weather?