Deirdre McDonough, LMT

Merrick Massage Therapy


Some insurance my be accepted.

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Massage therapy sessions are traditionally scheduled by the amount of time you spend with the therapist.

30 and 45 minutes work best for area specific treatments, like neck and shoulder or feet and legs, or for those that can’t handle or need longer sessions, for example, children and the elderly. 

$40 / $55 per session

60 minutes - the most popular as ‘Full Body’ European-style (Swedish) Massage or Full Body with a focus to a specific area. 

$75 per session

90 minutes - great for someone of a larger stature, or combining a European with an Asian-style treatment like Reflexology or Shiatsu. 

$95 per session

120 minutes -  A two hour massage sounds wonderful, but it isn't for everybody!  Recommended for those with very tight muscles or under continuous stress and take a long time to unwind. 

Call to discuss if it's for you.

$125 per session

Chair Massage- sessions are 20 minutes long with a focus to the upper body.  Great for someone who has never had a massage and may be apprehensive at first. 

$25 per session

Services and Rates

Gift Certificates Available

Listed below are some of the more common techniques and modalities that are used in a massage session.   will work with you to design a session that fits your individual needs. 

If you don't see a specific type of massage or if you have questions about what is listed , please ask. 

Swedish (sometimes called European massage) focuses on manipulating muscle tissue, using strokes, movements and pressure to help the muscles to relax, to improve blood and lymph circulation, to give greater mobility of muscles and joints and to assist in the repair of injuries.

Deep-Tissue  This type of  massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas. 

Prenatal/Pregnancy  Safe, nurturing massage techniques are adapted to each stage of pregnancy. This tranquil massage will aalleviate pressure on the joints, reduce swelling in the legs, relieve lower back pain and aid the body during this special time of transformation in a woman's life.

Aromatherapy   Pure essential oils will take you on a scentual journey while Swedish massage techniques will relax the body, improve circulation and reduce stress. This is the perfect introduction to massage therapy.

Reflexology  utilizes reflex points of the feet and hands that correspond to every muscle, nerve, organ gland and bone in the body by pressing on those points.  As a result blockages and toxins are released.

Shiatsu or Acupressure  is founded on the traditional Chinese medicine meridian system, aiming to improve muscle condition as well as promote the healthy flow of energy. Techniques include finger pressure, kneading, and gentle stretching.  It  is a traditional Chinese technique of applying finger pressure to specific points along acupuncture meridians to promote healing and alleviate fatigue. 

Trigger Point Therapy  is a method that applies concentrated finger pressure to trigger points to break cycles of spasm and pain. A trigger point is an irritated area in muscle fibers that when compressed may elicit pain or a twitching response. 

Active Isolated Stretching  is gentle and active, meaning you initiate a stretch, with the therapist guiding you and assisting to take you progressively slightly further with each repetition of the stretch 

Chair Massage  while you sit on a specialized massage chair, the massage focuses on the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands, while you remain clothed. 

"I have been a client of Deirdre’s for well over 3 years and have benefited greatly from massage therapy. Regardless of the pain or discomfort I find myself in, Deirdre always finds the right way to address it. Her incredibly flexible scheduling and pricing makes massage affordable to everyone! I have been blown away not just by her skills as a therapist, but also by how she takes the time to get to know you and makes the whole experience a true pleasure. I couldn’t be more satisfied."​  -David K.