Royal Massage (105.)
Feel like a Queen (or King) after this 1.5 hour full-body massage, with ample time to focus on particular trouble spots. The massage session will begin with a careful assessment of your exact needs and a custom massage will be designed just for your enjoyment. Heated massage table, peppermint and eucalyptus aromatherapy will warm your heart and keep sinuses open!
“From the very beginning Jeff has treated me like and old friend. I cherish his compassionate wisdom and healing touch. His office is warm and inviting, and his therapy will help heal you mind, body and soul.” -Andy, musician
This amazing 90-minute massage brings relief from the low back pain, tender hips, achy legs, swollen ankles, head and neck tension common to pregnancy. Comfort for mom and safety for your baby is assured by using a special BodyCushionTM bolster which allows room for belly/baby and chest while safely supporting mom’s spine and hips. (See a video by clicking here: BodyCushion. ) A perfect custom massage honed over seven years working with hundreds of pregnant moms at Memorial Hospital’s high-risk pregnancy & childbirth units. (Sixty-minute pregnancy massage option available for 75.)
“The pregnancy massage from Jeff was fantastic. I was 7-1/2 months pregnant but felt comfortable, at ease and relaxed throughout the entire massage. This was personalized to my requests: not the robotic, recipe-like massages I have received at spas. I would recommend Jeff to any expectant mother. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!” -Ann, speech pathologist
“My second massage was in my 43rd week of pregnancy! Jeff first did some guided meditation to help me focus on where my anxiety over labor might be, how to accept and let those go so that my baby could finally come. The massage itself was wonderful, very relaxing. I left Jeff’s office at 4pm, and my water broke at 9pm. Cole Secundino was born the next morning at 4am, after an easy and uncomplicated labor. Thanks Jeff! “ -Jessica, new mother
”You are right, that massage really helps!! My baby girl was born this morning at 8:12am, we are both doing good, resting!!! Thank you so much!!!”
-Rossmery C., via iPhone from her hospital room
Couple’s Massage Lesson (150./ two-hour session)
“My husband tries to massage me but he pushes too hard.” “My girlfriend’s hands get too tired when she massages my back.” Sound familiar? Now you can do something fun, romantic and practical to solve these common problems. With gentle tutoring you and your partner will learn basic massage principles and give each other an extended massage. You’ll receive expert advice to last a lifetime in this popular two-hour private session. Includes educational handouts and professional massage lotion samples to try at home.
“It was a great way to spend quality time together. Jeff created a calm atmosphere for intimacy, while teaching basic skills of massage that we can use for a lifetime. It was a peaceful break away from the busyness daily life brings.” -Janelle and Matt
“We visited Jeff for Valentine’s Day…With his practical, hands-on guidance we each took turns massaging each other. We thoroughly enjoyed our learning from Jeff and found it a positive experience in enhancing our relationship. He was professional, courteous and friendly and we would not hesitate to recommend him to our friends.” -Tamara and Kyle, graduate/students, University of Notre Dame
Deep Tissue Massage (85.)
Dislike those slippery-sloppy, feathery backrubs at the spa? This massage is for you! Sixty minutes of firm, consistent and purposeful massage with myofascial stretches dialed in to your exact pressure preferences. Utilizes all the best therapist body-tools for a deeply reorganizing massage with thumbs, forearms, elbows, double-handed pressure and more! You will leave quite certain that you’ve received a real massage.
“Your massage is my drug of choice -Roxy, RN
Pro Sports Massage (85.)
Jeff began running at age 40 and completed nine full marathons, several triathlons and the one-day 165-mile Race Across Indiana (RAIN) all in five years. He is an avid sea kayaker, cross-country skier and barefoot runner. He knows both the joys and the injuries that will accompany serious training. ”Anyone can train hard. But it takes wisdom, not just guts, to train hard without injury,” says Jeff. Sports massage will speed tissue recovery after hard workouts, promote faster healing from injuries and improve performance during races. Training and nutrition tips, technical stretches and injury recovery tips included!
“Jeff brings an athlete’s perspective to his work… I’ve come to consider his massages part of my workout routine.” -Mark, MD
“Jeff’s knowledge from his active lifestyle as a runner and cyclist and his years of experience at the hospital… have aided him in developing a variety of modalities.” -Angie, massage therapist
Treat yourself to the best hour-long massage in Indiana with a customized Swedish massage! Feel your stress and tense muscles melt away like warm butter, leaving you relaxed yet energized from your head to the toes on your happy feet. Lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus aromatherapy for relaxation and bliss.
“My best experience: three days before my daughter’s wedding. My daughter and I received gift certificates from Jeff’s office and we felt wonderful when we left. My daughter wanted to take Jeff with them on their honeymoon! I don’t think I would have survived the rest of that week if I had not been so relaxed after the massage.” -Pat, mother of the bride
“I could tell Jeff was truly familiar with the medical side of massage. He did not just follow his own massage routine, which is how I’ve felt after massages elsewhere. This is no spa massage!” -Emily, expectant mother
Cancer Care Massage (75.)
Massage is the most common complementary therapy for cancer and is recommended by cancer centers and oncologists around the nation. Massage helps promote healing from the intense treatments of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Massage reduces pain, fatigue, sleeplessness and even nausea. But most importantly, it increases peacefulness, happiness and hope in the individual. And if you have hope, you have the secret ingredient missing from most conventional medical care approaches. Jeff Nixa was chief massage therapist at Memorial Hospital’s Regional Cancer Center from 2002 to 2012. During that time he cared for thousands of patients with hundreds of different cancers. He continues his expert cancer care at the Prairie House Massage office today.
“In 2008 my right lung was removed. After weeks of recovery…chemotherapy… radiation for 28 days…one of the nurses told me about the massage program. I received a very special feeling working with Jeff Nixa. Knowing he had a spiritual perspective made me feel very comforted. The first time he placed his hands on my back… well, if that was what the hands of God feel like, that touch was it. It was the first time in my cancer treatment anyone had done something just for me.” -Mary Jo, cancer survivor
Prairie House Massage Therapy
The Historic Colfax Center & School 914 Lincoln Way West South Bend, IN 46616
Contact: Wilson-Nixa@sbcglobal.net (574) 855-0636