Mike Nester is a licensed massage therapist and body worker, certified reflexology, energy worker, and naturopathicaly trained health professional. Michael enjoys working in an informed and personable way with his clients to communicate and understand their individual muscular anatomy and bring balance to their own yoga practice and daily life. Michael earned his diploma in massage therapy from DCI in Monaca, PA in 2014. Michael is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Having received his first attunement in 2011, Michael is a Master Reiki Practitioner and instructor of the Usui System of natural healing, and is a gifted energy worker. Michael continues a tradition of alternative healing that has been passed down from the generations of his family. He brings a deep earth-spirit connection into his energy work and strives in every session to best meet his client's desired outcomes.
Michael utilizes the Ingram method of reflexology, and has worked with hundreds of individuals to better understand and improve their own biology through reflexologic therapy. Michael completed a 5 month mentoring study of reflexology in 2012, under the personal tutelage of two naturopathic physicians in Pittsburgh, PA.
He has worked with the clients and students Sterling Yoga and Wellness since 2012. Mike is available most days and evenings and alternating Saturdays and Sundays by appointment. He is also for in-home consultations and services.
The most interesting thing about me that isn't in my bio is that I have a degrees in both philosophy and culinary arts.
To schedule an appointment: Call (412) 620-8851
Reflexology is a calm and soothing massage of the pressure points of the feet. It is based on Chinese Medicine and has many positive benefits. Reflexology helps to strengthen the immune system and reduce pain and provide a deep relaxation and stress reduction.
Beneficial for those suffering from: chronic pain, migraine headaches, restless leg syndrome, hypertension, insomnia, stress, menopause, fibromyolgia, or planter fasciitis.
Half Hour Session - $40; One Hour Session - $75; One & A Half Hour Session - $110
Three (3) 1 Hour Sessions - $200; Three (3) One & A Half Sessions - $295
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $110; One & A Half - $155
Reiki is a natural form of healing for the body, mind, and soul. Reiki energy comes from the Divine as a powerful healing energy. It speeds the healing process and provides a source of restoring energy while one is ill, under medical treatment or in recovery. Reiki can also be used for stress release, pain relief, and a quick energy boost. A full body energy healing session working from the head to toe. This is a hands-on healing session working with the front of the body as well as the back. Clients are fully clothed, and each session is provided in a safe and warm environment, which provides peace and relaxation.
Half Hour Session - $45; One Hour Session - $75
Three (3) 1 Hour Sessions - $200
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $110
INTEGRATIVE BODY MASSAGE
Integrative massage using various modalities including Medical Massage, Deep Tissue, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Chinese Cupping, Pointer, plus Trigger Point Stimulation.
Half Hour Session - $45; One Hour Session - $85; One & A Half Hour Session - $115
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $120; One & A Half - $160
A Swedish Massage is a hands-on therapeutic approach to relax and release tension from overworked and tired muscles. If you are someone who has not had a massage or does not get them often, this is a great massage!
Half Hour Session - $45; One Hour Session - $75; One & A Half Hour Session - $110; Two Hour Session - $140
Three (3) 1 Hour Sessions - $205; Three (3) One & A Half Sessions - $295; Three (3) Two Hour Sessions - $375
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $110; One & A Half - $155; Two Hour Session - $210
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A deep tissue massage works the deeper tissues of the muscle and fascia. Although this massage uses many of the same techniques and movements of the Swedish massage, the the pressure will be more intense. This type of massage works to release chronic muscle tension or knots.
Half Hour Session - $50; One Hour Session - $80; One & A Half Hour Session - $110; Two Hour Session - $145
Three (3) 1 Hour Sessions - $200; Three (3) One & A Half Sessions - $295; Three (3) Two Hour Sessions - $380
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $115; One & A Half - $155; Two Hour Session - $215
MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINT
Myofascial pain often results from muscle injury or repetitive strain. When stressed or injured, muscles often form trigger points, like contracted knots, that cause pain and tightness. Trigger Point Therapy involves applying pressure to the trigger point and increasing the pressure as the trigger point "releases" and softens. Many patients experience relief from pain during the first treatment. For others several treatments are needed before their pain starts to diminish.
One Hour Session - $75; One & A Half Hour Session - $100; Two Hour Session - $130
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $110; One & A Half - $140; Two Hour Session - $200
MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY
Myofascial Release Therapy is a highly specialized fascia stretching technique intended for myofascial pain syndrome. It will relieve you from tension, pain and discomfort, relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation and stimulate the stretch reflex in the muscle. Myofascial Release is a gentle healing massage, that creates space within the body for healing to occur naturally. Using sustained light pressure to melt the layers of fascia that envelope and penetrate muscles and organs, then moving into longer deep strokes that help to “iron” out any “knots” in the tissues.
One Hour Session - $85; One & A Half Hour Session - $110
Want it salted? One Hour Session - $120; One & A Half - $155
Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation. This ancient Chinese healing technique may offer a unique approach to better health, addressing issues like chronic pain. A technician scrapes your skin with short or long strokes to stimulate microcirculation of the soft tissue, which increases blood flow. Massage oil is applied to your skin, and then uses a tool to repeatedly scrape your skin in a downward motion.
Gua sha is intended to address stagnant energy, called chi, in the body that practitioners believe may be responsible for inflammation. Inflammation is the underlying cause of several conditions associated with chronic pain. Rubbing the skin’s surface is thought to help break up this energy, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
This treatment is great for those with chronic pain such as arthritis and fibromyalgia, hepatitis B, migraine, neck pain, or are perimenopausal.
Rear Torso (Up to 90 minutes) – $150; Full Body (Up to 4 hours) - $450