Massage Services

Craniosacral Therapy
A gentle, soothing method that engages the body’s own natural healing mechanisms to reduce the negative effects of stress on the central nervous system. The therapist uses a very light touch to identify and release restrictions in the craniosacral system, and restore physical and emotional balance. Especially helpful for chronic conditions such as migraines, temporopmandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and learning disabilities. 1 hour session – $75

Hot Stone Massage
Heated basalt stones are placed on the body and used as “moveable heat” to dissolve chronic tensions and pain. A deeply relaxing and grounding experience!
Incorporated into a 1 hour Swedish session – $85
Full 75-minute session – $99

Myofascial Release
A therapeutic method that focuses on releasing restrictions in the fascial system through gentle, prolonged holding and stretching. Myofascial Release allows patients to process emotional and physical aspects of pain and injury, facilitating body-mind integration and healing of trauma. Particularly beneficial for relieving chronic pain, improving postural imbalances, and recovering from traumatic injuries and surgery.
1 hour session – $75

Swedish Massage
A soothing massage, characterized by long gliding strokes. Designed to produce relaxation, alleviate muscle tension, and increase circulation.
$45 for 30 minutes
1 hour session – $75

Thai Foot Massage
A massage treatment that involves both hands on stretching and massage of the feet and legs to open the Sen (energy) lines, as well as stimulation of the reflexology points on the feet. It feels both incredibly relaxing and energizing for the legs and feet. Whether you have chronic foot problems or just loved getting your feet massaged, this is a wonderful treatment.
1 hour session – $75

Classes and Workshops
Mary offers soothing, meditative classes that focus on stress reduction, release of chronic tensions, and increased personal strength and flexibility. Her teaching combines the compassionate, heart-centered approach of Kripalu yoga with a precision and attention to alignment influenced by her many years of study of Iyengar and Anusara yoga.
Individual Sessions: One-on-one sessions customized to your specific needs  $65/hour
Group Classes: – $11-15/class
Workshops: Weekend retreats, on-site wellness programs and worksite yoga classes. Fees vary.

What to expect at your first session:
Prior to your first session, you should download and complete a health questionnaire and bring it with you to your initial appointment. Mary will listen to your concerns and goals for treatment, review your health history, and conduct a postural evaluation to determine the appropriate course of treatment. You may be asked to bring a pair of shorts and tank top/t-shirt to wear during the postural assessment.

How To Schedule a Session

Sessions are held in two convenient locations in Albany, New York. Mondays and Thursdays, Mary has office hours at 1525 Western Avenue, Suite 1 in Albany, near Stuyvesant Plaza. Tuesday’s and Fridays, appointments are available at  Mary’s home studio, located in the Pine Hills section of Albany.  To schedule an appointment, call 518-258-4842, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Gift Certificates Available

Give the gift of wellness to a loved one this year! To purchase gift certificates for yoga or massage, call 258-4842 or email Mary at synthesis.marysloan@gmail.com.