name is Peter Almas. I studied Massage Therapy at New York
Professions and graduated with my Associate degree in
Occupational Studies. I am candidate for the Masters
Acupuncture, with a concentration in Acupuncture and
The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I studied Yoga,
Tai Chi, Chi Gong,
Martial Arts, Eastern Nutrition and Western Nutrition at
I am also a certified First Degree Healer in Reiki.
Some of my clients have included Cancer patients, accident
those with spiritual deficiencies. I learned the fine art
of treating clients
with a variation of physical ailments, alleviating them of
was born in Glen Cove, New York. I come from a family of
professionals working on the North Shore of Long Island.
This has given
me a great respect for Western Medicine. Since the age
of 13, I've had
a great interest in and have studied the Eastern Arts.
With my formal
education in Eastern and Western medicine I believe
integration of both methods will be revolutionary in the
of preventative pathologies.
also have over ten years of training in multiple
modalities of Yoga including
Hatha, Ratha, Kundilini, Tantric and Bikram. My other
interests are directed toward visual art, music, sports,
a holistic healer, my intention is to create a safe,
while providing quality care and instruction. This will
unfolding of the body, mind and spirit of my clients. My
yet compassionate style encourages the discovery of
each person's uniqueness as I guide them into experiences
self-awareness and enlightenment.
• Swedish Massage $75/ hour
Swedish massage uses five styles of flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness. (The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic
• Shiatsu $100/ hour, $60/ half hour
Shiatsu (“shi” meaning finger and “atsu” meaning pressure) is an eastern therapy that uses pressure applied with thumbs, fingers and palms to the same energy points. Shiatsu is based on the holistic system of traditional Chinese medicine, where illness is thought to result from imbalances in the natural flow of energy, or chi through the body. Shiatsu therapists use finger and palm pressure to energetic pathways, called meridians to improve the flow of chi. A scientific explanation is thatshiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates
• Amma Massage $90/ hour, $50/ half hour
In Chinese, am-ma means “push-pull.” The goal of Amma massage is to balance the flow of energy in the client’s body. Amma is known as the ancient ancestor of all the Asian hand-healing therapies that work to treat the energy system. The goal of the therapy is to remove any energy blocks found in the body and promote optimal health. Blocked energy paths are believed to be the cause of physical problems of the body, so the production of good energy flow is important for a healthy
• Thai Massage $90/ hour, $50/ half hour
Thai massage is a type of massage in Thai style that involves stretching and deep massage. This form of bodywork is usually performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used in Thai massage. The receiver is put into many yoga-like positions during the course of the massage. The massage generally follows the Sen lines, or “channels” (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Indian “nadis” (normally described as nerves, arteries or blood vessels).
• Tui Na $65/ hour, $35/ half hour
Tui Na is a hands-on body treatment that uses Chinese Taoist and martial art principles to bring the body to balance. Tui Na is an integral part of Traditional Chinese
• Medical Massage $125/ hour, $65/ half hour
Medical Massage is result oriented. The treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities during the treatment, but will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.
• Sports Massage $110/ hour, $55/ half hour
Sports massage was originally designed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, event recovery or training enhancement. It is useful for anyone with chronic pain or range-of-motion issues. Sports massage focuses on healing/ prevention of injuries to the muscles and tendons.
• Reiki Massage $100/
hour, $65/ half hour
a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation
that also promotes healing. Through the use of this
technique, healing energy is transferred in the form of ki
through the palms. It is administered by "laying on
hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen
"life force energy" flows through us and is what
causes us to be alive. If one’s "life force
energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick
or stressed. If it is high, we are more capable of being
happy and healthy. Reiki is an effective treatment for
conditions like depression and anxiety.
hour, $55/ half hour
(zone therapy) is based on the principle that there are
reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and their referral
areas, within zone related areas, which correspond to
every part, gland and organ of the body. A system of zones
and reflex areas reflect an image of the body on the feet
and hands. Through application of pressure on these areas,
Reflexology, without the use of oil or lotion, relieves
tension, improves circulation and helps promote proper
function of the related areas of the body.
Lomi Lomi Massage $75/
hour, $45/ half hour
is the traditional massage of Hawaii. As an indigenous
practice, it varies by island and by family. The word
lomilomi also is used (for massage) in Samoa and East
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