Monday, October 15, 2007

Recommendation: Awesome NYC massage

On the flight to New York, I slept like the dead and woke up wounded. Something nasty happened to my neck that plagued me the entire week leading up to my concert in Boston, worsening the left-hand problem that put my violin career on its recent 8-year hiatus.

When I mentioned all this to my friend John Haas, he offered me a massage. He gives them out of a sweet little fainting parlor in his apartment on Rivington St. in the Lower East Side. He worked on me for a full two hours, which is far more than I can usually tolerate. I'm one of those massage sissies who thinks he wants deep tissue work but, once on the table, spends the hour squirming and saying ouch and ends up more tense than he began. John practically Rolfed me but his approach is so subtle that I was able to relax into it. I got up two hours later feeling like a resident of Gary Larsen's Boneless Chicken Ranch; once again I was able to breathe. (The hand was fine in Boston.)

John writes:
My rates are $ 90 1 hr ~ $ 120 1 1/2 hrs. My licensing & training include:
Amma-shiatsu, Deeptissue, Lomi~lomi, Pre-natal, hotstone, Swedish/Esalen, bodyscrubs. Table is heated. I travel.

Contact: John Haas
(347) 683-1727
dfaulken (at) gmail (dot) com

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