On June 15 when the building housing my office reopens I will begin cleaning and preparing my space for eventual reopening. I have been reading guidance from Reopening RI, the RI Health dept., OSHA, the CDC, and the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). I have also been talking to colleagues and friends who work in various related industires and medical fields. Starting on the 15th, until my office is appropirately prepared, I will be offering home visits for chair massage for back and shoulders or foot and lower leg reflexology. There are some limits to this offer: We must work outside, on a deck or other outside place that is environmentally safe (e.g. pesticides being sprayed, working bee hives next to us, in traffic.) If you are choosing reflexology you must provide a chair and a mask for yourself. If you choose chair massage you only need to supply the mask. I will not be charging a travel fee over the cost of the massage, but I reserve the right not to take a job if the distance is too far. I will bring my supplies, ppe, and other cleaning supplies with me.
If you would be interested in this service send an email through my website and I will get back to you. If you want to get on my list to schedule a table massage also send me a message. As soon as I am set up to work safely with you I will call you. I will work through my list of requests for appointment in the order they are received (as they say). I will need to do some additional screening with you both in advance and on the day of service.
One last thing. The guidelines that have been created strike me as quite well thought out and thorough. But even with the best plans there is no foolproof method to stay virus free aside from growing one's own veggies and becoming a hermit. But between the Decameron and the Titanic there is some middle ground. Neither I nor any massage therapist, nor any grocer, nor any hair dresser.... can promise 100% there will never be a case. But with some effort and "ceaseless vigilance" we can turn a waterfall into a drip. if you feel the huge benefits of regular massage we all know and miss matter to you as much as getting to the grocer or the greenhouse please know I am taking this very seriously. My business has a lot going for it. I already book clients a half hour apart so I can clean obsessively. The new protocols are resting on a solid foundation. I also have a small clientel, and work with few people who are not local. I would not have closed so soon, or stayed home so much if I were not 100% committed to the health and wellness of my clients.
I've missed so much being able to give this gift of healing touch. But whether you want to come now, or prefer to wait until the fall... I trust and respect your choices and judgement and look forward to seeing you all again.
My current online yoga teaching, and short self massage videos are listed on the page "Current class schedule", as well as on my FB pages.
A Message from Ariadne
Welcome to the site for Anahata Massage and Ariadne Greenberg Yoga.
Anahata is the Sanskrit word for the fourth chakra: the heart center. I chose this word for my business because, in the words of that classic of early cinema Metropolis: "The mediator between the head and hands must be the heart." Massage is an art and a science that provides therapeutic treatment for soft tissue imbalance, tension, and stress. The main tools of this treatment are the therapist's hands. But the work must be guided by careful study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, practical technique, psychology, and so on, and can positively affect both body and mind. What connects these two... understanding and practice.... is compassion and concern for the needs and conditions of each unique person who allows me the privilege of working with them.
For a menu of services and prices please go to the page headed "Menu of Services".
If you are looking for my schedule of yoga classes go to the page headed "Yoga". I am also available for private yoga consultations through Rhode Island Hot Yoga. For policies please go to the page headed "Company Policies"
If you would like to set up an appointment, click "Contact Me" and send me a message. This will also add you to my contact list (which will never be sold or otherwise shared). When I return your message you can let me know your preferred method of communication, ask questions, and let me know what type of service you want, ask not to be on my email list, and we can determine if I am a good match for those needs. Massage, at its best, is about practitioner and client working together.