The Pali word Mettā means benevolence or goodwill and loving kindness.

Mettā Therapeutic Massage & Wellness is a group of independent professionals specializing in massage, bodywork, skin care and holistic wellness.

We combine our deep interest in science, exercise and movement of the human body, with the power of healing touch.

It all starts with Mettā.

$10 off your first, one hour Integrative Massage!

Therapeutic Massage

Lomi Lomi

Originating from the Big Island of Hawaii, Lomi Lomi has the capacity to accommodate various client's needs including, increasing energy, joy, levels of relaxation, muscular reset, preparation for an endurance event and much more.  Flowing with total energy and using long continuous strokes; the speed, depth and variety of methods can be adjusted to directly match the client's preferences, making this one of the most flexible modalities available. Highly recommended for athletes or anyone with overall stiffness! •60 minutes - $85  

Integrative Therapeutic Massage

Integrative Therapeutic Massage combines techniques of Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and propriocepritive neuromuscular facilitated stretching to treat and prevent chronic and acute injuries while helping relieving stress. An educated assessment of your body will help to design the proper plan of treatment and care.
  • 30 Minutes - $40
  • 60 Minutes - $70
  • 90 Minutes - $95
  • 120 Minutes - $140
Ask your therapist about massage packages

Thai Massage (Nuat Boran)

Thai Massage, also known as Thai Yoga Massage, is performed on a large mat on the floor. Client is provided loose, comfortable clothing to wear as the therapist takes them through a series of pres-point work and stretching. The deep pres- sure point work and palm pressing is used along “Thai sen lines” in your body. Range-of-motion and large body stretches are incorporated bringing into yoga-style poses. This is why Thai massage has often been referred to as “lazy man’s yoga.” Thai yoga can be slightly more intense compared to Western forms of massage many are used to but clients have shown incredible results.
  • 90 Minutes - $120
  • 120 Minutes - $150
Hot Herbal Thai Bundles can be added to any treatment for $30 and are yours to keep!

Kinesio Taping

The Kinesio taping method involves taping over and around muscles in oder to assist and support or to prevent over contraction all while allowing you to remain involved in your normal activities. This specially designed, elastic, cotton tape helps provide facilitation of lymph flow and also affects the activation of the neurological system. Developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase over 25 years ago in Japan it has taken the rehabilitation and sports medicine world by storm in the most recent years. To learn more please speak to your Kinesio Tex Practitioner Tiffany Rickert or visit the Kinesio website.
  • Add a taping to any massage for $10
  • Additional taping $15

Couples Massage

Want an even better way to relax and relieve muscle pain? Enjoy a massage with your partner or friend. Either chat away or relax with tables side by side while you each unwind with your own personal therapist.
  • 60 Minutes - $150
  • 90 Minutes - $180
Please call ahead when scheduling a couples massage to allow time to schedule two therapists.

Hot Stone Massage

Smooth, water heated basalt stones become and extension of the therapists hands providing relief from muscle tension and restrictions. Muscles “melt,” and open up from warmth, allowing deeper work without the feeling of the pressure, while sending you into a medative state of relaxation.
  • 90 Minutes - $105

Prenatal or Postpartum “Mother Massage”

Pregnancy brings on a deal of great changes. There are many physical and psychological changes that occur during pregnancy, as well as after birth. Now more than ever is the time you need your health and vitality. Massage is a wonderful was to relax, increase your energy, and relieve discomfort during pregnancy. (Coming soon, body cushions! Lay face down full term!)

Infant Massage Classes

Infant Massage is an ancient parent tradition within many cultures that has been rediscovered and adapted by the western world. Learn how to stimulate the growth and development of your baby while reducing your own stress level. Bond with your baby as you help reduce gas and colic and promote deeper, longer sleep for your little one. Infant Massage classes are taught individually or in a group, once a week for 4 to 5 weeks. Babies are gradually introduced to massage so they are not over stimulated. Classes last approximately one hour each.
  • Individual Classes - $35 per class
  • Group Classes - $25 per class

Wellness Treatments

Reiki

The word, Reiki, is a combination of two Japanese words: Rei, which means, "a higher power's wisdom," and Ki, which is the energy of life force. This healing technique is based on the principal that the Reiki practitioner acts as a channel of energy exchange for the client by means of hand placement and light touch, to activate the natural healing process of the client's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. For more information or to schedule a reiki session, please contact Nicole Windhausen.  Contact info listed in the "about" section of our website.

Cupping Therapy

Descriptions and pricing coming soon! In the meantime, please contact Tiffany at 315-372-6003 or Tiffany@syracusemetta.com, for mor information and appointment availability.

The Salt City Scrub

Essential oils and sea salts are applied to the body in a relaxing massage. Each oil has it’s own healing properties, while the salts stimulate circulation and remove dead skin cells that block pores and dry the skin. Ending with a refreshing spring water mist, improving the health and tonicity of your skin.
  • 30 Minutes - $60
  • 60 Minutes - $95
  • 90 Minutes - $115
  • 120 Minutes - $130
  • Citrus Glow

    A combination of grapefruit, sweet orange, mandarin, lemon and lime.
  • Garden Glow

    A combination of mandarin, lavender, ylang ylang, with dried rose petals added to the salt.
  • Zen Glow

    A combination of tea tree, lemongrass, ginger, and ylang ylang.
  • Or create your own glow from a variety of essential oils.

Herbal Body Wraps

Experience a luxurious massage with your choice of healing essential oils. You will then be pampered by a wrap of hot linens infused with detoxifying herbs and green tea. While the oils and herbs work to cleanse toxins, hydrate your skin and relax your body, you will receive a gentle head, neck and facial massage. The treatment ends with a hot towel cleanse leaving you feeling renewed and pure.
  • 60 Minutes - $95

Nutrition/Exercise

Nutritional Counseling and Fuel Plans

For endurance, performance, weight loss, energy and overall health: Please contact John Higgins for more information and to schedule an appointment Email- jhiggins05@gmail.com Cell- 315-372-7541

About Us.

Desiree “Dez” Marlowe

desireelmt315@gmail.com315-715-5220

John Higgins II

jhiggins05@gmail.com315-372-7541

Bachelors in Nutrition from Syracuse University

Lake Placid Ironman Finisher, avid runner and triathlete, Veteran.

John enjoys learning the different effects food has on the body and the role it plays in a person’s long-term health. The meaning of health is different for everyone and John works with his clients to help with their nutrition needs based on what health means to them. He keeps up to date with new research, evidence based recommendations for individual nutrition needs.

Throughout a given year John is working towards a triathlon, road race or just exercising for fun. Crossfit is also a part of his typical exercise schedule. He volunteers with Team Red, White and Blue http://www.teamrwb.org/ and has provided nutrition counseling for the Salvation Army’s Fitness for Life program. John has a degree in Nutrition Dietetics from Syracuse University.

 

Tiffany Rickert, LMT, CKTP, CIMI

Tiffany@syracusemetta.com315-372-6003

Tiffany M. Rickert is a native of the Syracuse area. She graduated from the Onondaga School Of Therapeutic Massage in 2003 and has been practicing as a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist ever since. She has received advanced trainingPain Management, Kinesio Taping (CKTP), Prenatal and Post-Partum “Mother Massage,” Infant Massage (CIMI), Hot Stone Massage as well as a variety of Spa-style treatments. Tiffany has had intensive training in Traditional Thai Massage through the Thai Institute of Healing Arts in Arlington, VA. and is a 200-hour, Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the largest non-profit organization representing the massage therapy profession.

Tiffany loves the outdoors and can be found volunteering her services at different events all year round. She is an avid triathlete, member of the CNY Tri Club and a supporter of local food, music and business in the Syracuse area. She is a passionate believer in clean eating, exercise, therapeutic massage and the power of touch. She enjoys educating people on self-care for proper body mechanics and the benefits of massage for healing and preventative care.

Tiffany continues to educate herself in science, exercise, and the human body, mind and spirit through her practice and love of massage, Thai massage and yoga.

Nicole Windhausen, LMT

nicole.marie.windhausen@gmail.com315-414-7857

Nicole is a graduate from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and local Syracuse native. For her clients she offers a deeply individualized experience by combining her love for helping others with her ten years of self directed study in alternative health modalities and her training in massage. As an athlete and mother, Nicole understands the dynamic changes a body can undergo and it’s amazing capacity for adaptability and performance. As a therapist, she feels that listening is the most important key to success. “I begin by listening to the client’s needs and thoughts, and move deeper into listening to what is happening in the body.”

In her practice, Nicole uses a variety of modalities, including: connective tissue, Swedish, reflexology, and eastern. She is certified in level one Reiki. She is available for adaptive massage, including chair and shiatsu, as well as pregnancy massage. As her family gets older, Nicole hopes to lead international programs that provide opportunities for empowerment for women through the therapeutic arts.

Jessica Corkran, LMT

jcorkran1983@gmail.com315-679-0532

Jessica graduated as valedictorian from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2015. She is a Syracuse native, mother of one, who has a long term interest in the health and wellbeing of others.

Jessica is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Jessica is interested in several aspects of the massage world including treatment therapy for medical conditions, swedish massage, connective tissue, prenatal massage, and also has knowledge in shiatsu. She would especially like to further her education and practice in treatment therapy.

She believes in taking extra care to ensure her clients feel comfortable and have a calming experience. She is a very active, outgoing person who enjoys a variety of athletic activities. She is fond of weight lifting, running, and nutrition. She is currently training to run her first half marathon this spring!

Jess has worked as a CMA for over five years and hopes to bring her knowledge to a new level in massage.

Jessica has many aspirations for her future as a LMT, and strives to continue to hone her skills through the power of touch.

Melissa is a Syracuse native who first earned a Master’s degree in occupational therapy in 2012 from Keuka College.  She has been practicing in the healthcare field for 4 years. Exposure to aging and level one trauma to the body enlightened her to follow a path of prevention and wellness. She graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2016.
Melissa is an avid crossfit lover and yogi with a true passion for pain management, treatment and prevention. CrossFit enabled her to work through injuries and chronic pain, making her more receptive to pain clients. She received a certification in Myodetox, a form of deep connective tissue work, in 2015 and has had the opportunity to work and learn with many high level athletes and trainers. Her purpose is to both treat and educate clients for overall wellness in movement, body and mind.