Danica Wolkiser, Massage Therapist, Licensed and Board Certified
Chatham Village, NY - 28 Park Row (opposite the Morris Memorial Building)
Philmont Village, NY - 7 Maple Avenue (next to the Post Office)
Home and office visits are also available.
Sessions at any of these locations are available by appointment.
Gift certificates are also available.
This is the massage room in Chatham (see picture on the right).
It is on the second floor and the entrance we use is at the back of the building.
The room is comfortable, cozy, quiet and lovely!
Choose music from a long list of stations listed on our Pandora list. Or enjoy the silence, instead, if you prefer.
Massage oils used are natural and/or organic. Also you may choose from a variety of natural fragrances (Weleda and Hauschka and Young Living); however, no frangrance will be used if that is what you prefer.
Pictured below: Danica Wolkiser, Massage Therapist
Licensed by the State of New York
Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage And Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
Member of the American Organizatio of Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
Danica grew up in New York City, attending the Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) School, then Barnard College (and Columbia University). Later she also took courses at Boston University and Leslie College Graduate School. She has sometimes worked in the educational and medical fields as well as practicing massage since the 1990s.
She also studied eurythmy (a kind of movement art or yoga) professionally in Stuttgart, Germany for 4 years (from 1979-83), taught in some Waldorf Schools in the U.S., and also was part of a traveling eurythmy performing group for several years on the East Coast. Now eurythmy still inspires her life and work while she focuses on her massage work and also enjoys doing some volunteer work within some of the local groups to which she belongs.
Call (or text) Danica with any questions about her work or to make an appointment for a massage session. Leave a message anytime.
1 1/2 Hours .......... $120
2 and 1/2 Hours...$190
The usual additional charge for travel and setting up at your home or office is $30.
Please call if you have any questions, special requests or circumstances.
Deep Tissue Massage reaches deeper layers of muscles. It can also be combined with deep pressure point and trigger point release therapy. It can be applied through the soft massage sheets, directly on the skin, or through the client's clothing if clothed massage is preferred.
Above is a picture of Danica doing Chair Massage as a benefit for the Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School during one of their recent Yuletide Fairs.
The goal of Swedish Massage is to melt away muscle tension and increase the blood flow to your heart. Swedish Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
Hot Stone Massage is often paired with Swedish Massage. Stones are heated and used with oils to soothe, warm, and massage your muscles. The stones are held in the therapist's hands while they are stroking your body, making the massage stokes feel warmer and deeper. This allows your body to relax and release tension and stress.
Shiatsu (along with acupressure) works on energy pathways (meridians) and points (including many that are used in acupuncture) that helps balance and move energy through the body and organs, and that can relieve pain and improve health, as well as leave you more relaxed. Thumb pressure and stretches are used; never needles.
Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) promotes, maintains, and restores physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual health by treating the individual within the "Qi and Meridian" principles of Chinese Medicine, through various assessments, treatment strategies, and bodywork techniques.
Hand and foot massage are both usually part of any full-body massage. Reflexology points are also addressed in the course of the massage, with light or deep pressure without the very painful thumb pressure often associated with reflexology.
Energy Therapies (including Reiki and Touch for Health) address the life energy that lives around the body and also penetrates and enlivens the organs via the Chakras and Channels. Simple hand motions or placements on these special areas on your body, even through clothing, can make you feel more centered and relaxed. Such energy therapy may have its own session or be applied at the beginning or end of a massage.
28 Park Row, Chatham, New York 12037
By Appointment Only
7 Maple Avenue, Philmont, NY 12565
By Appointment Only
Morning Star Healing and Massage / Danica Wolkiser
PO Box 124
Philmont, NY 12565