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Please note: One Hour Sessions are Not Offered
All sessions may include a combination of the following modalities based upon your needs: Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release & Sports Massage.
Founded in 2006, Urban Escape provides customized massage therapy services with a holistic approach.
All sessions may include a combination of the following modalities, based upon your needs: Aromatherapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release & Sports Massage.
Urban Escape is dedicated to preserving our environment & is operating an environmentally friendly business; using 100% pure & natural oils & lotions, lead free soy candles, organic 100% cotton sheets, eco-friendly synthetic-chemical free soap, laundry detergent & cleaning products.
Having over 20 years of experience performing various spa services, I am most passionate about therapeutic massage. After practicing massage therapy independently since 2002, I have established Urban Escape in 2006. It has always been my goal to provide an atmosphere & sessions where my clients can feel completely comfortable & relaxed. I have found it most effective to create customized massage sessions for each client & their own individual needs. Several massage modalities are combined in a session as opposed to a choice of only one.
I feel that it's my job as a licensed massage therapist to listen to the client & to have the training & intuition to meet the client's needs, using the proper techniques & pressure. I believe in treating the body as a whole, not a quick fix or work that is fragmentary. I think it's important to learn new methodologies & I am constantly working on upgrading my business & service. My clients are very important to me & I'm always excited to meet & take care of new clients.
- Jessica J. Proia
AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE Part of every Urban Escape massage session, aromatherapy pays special attention to the senses, custom blending essential oils to heal, calm or revitalize. The oils are mixed with an all natural cream base. The cream is then applied , using massage techniques in order to improve circulation, release toxins & optimize physical & mental well being.
All products are 100% natural.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is a gentle method of detection & correction that encourages the natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system, allowing you to benefit from resistance to disease & better overall health.
Using a light touch, the practitioner first monitors the craniosacral system to detect potential imbalances or restrictions. Then, delicate manual techniques are used to release those problem areas & relieve pressure on the brain & spinal cord.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE A more intense therapeutic massage technique where the therapist works deep into the muscle layers-utilizing trigger point release-to relieve chronic pain.
Deep tissue work is always done at the comfort level of the individual, to replace the chronic unpleasant pain.
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE A deep relaxation technique that begins with stretching & unwinding to open up the fibrous membrane surrounding the skeletal muscle known as the fascia.
This reaction is involuntary & calming, allowing you to lose consciousness & seek deep relaxation.
SWEDISH MASSAGE A deeply relaxing, full-body massage using long, smooth strokes to soothe & aches & pains; relieves stress by manipulating the muscles to work out tightness.
For those with specific issues, each muscle group is focused upon in order to provide the greatest benefit & relief of tension.
SPORTS MASSAGE Specifically geared toward athletes or those who are active in sports & exercise , sports massage accelerates the body's natural restorative process. This enables the athlete to participate in rigorous physical training & conditioning more often through a combination of therapies & more intensive stretching of the various muscle groups.
Urban Escape has experience with professional sports organizations such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins & the Seattle Seahawks.
No two bodies are the same. This is why I customize every session for each client & their individual needs.
Rather than offering a choice of only one massage type, I combine several different massage modalities into one session. Multiple techniques are utilized for each client, always with the goals of inducing deep relaxation, loosening the muscles & increasing flexibility.
This is where the different massage types are utilized in phases as they serve different purposes. These goals are most effectively achieved through a longer session, slowly working into the muscle layers, always warming up & smoothing out any deep work.
Fewer clients are scheduled to provide the highest quality service. More time & attention is to be expected. Clients should leave feeling a noticeable improvement that should continue to last.
This is what I find to be most effective for me & my practice. I welcome your questions & feedback!
When you arrive at Heinz Lofts:
Park in the Heinz Lofts visitors parking lot, located toward the end of the street on the left. Enter through the front entrance, near the lot.
Use the phone in the front entrance & push #2115 or find Urban Escape on the directory.
Come into the lobby & make a right. Go to the end of the hallway_ Suite C-115 is across from the cafe' (there is a massage therapy sign outside the door)
Please Do Not arrive any earlier than the time of the appointment. I will be ready to start at the time of the appointment but if you're early you may wait in the Heinz Lofts community room.