An amazing woman who knows how to relax you when you're stressed and sore.Edith A.
Excellent massage technique & very relaxing atmosphere.Beth C.
Very soothing environment and a very intuitive massage. I would definitely return!Cara B.
I always feel so much better after a massage. Thank you Connie.Kathleen M.
Massage was awesome, and very relaxing.Grace P.
My name is Connie Hodde and I graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2015. My dream in attending massage school was to use my skills and knowledge to develop a therapeutic touch practice for women. I believe that routine bodywork can be a long-term benefit for those suffering from lifelong conditions and chronic pain. In performing massage, I hope to help my clients achieve greater self-awareness and, through that, offer a stepping stone to healing.
Though I can and do perform massage for the purpose of relaxation, I believe that the best way to pamper your body is to give it the care it really needs. I perform many styles of massage, and prefer to incorporate many techniques to promote healing and self-awareness for my client. If you’d like to learn more about the types of massage I offer, I would encourage you to send me a message.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my practice. I look forward to helping you on your healing journey. And to returning clients, please note that my prices (shown below) have been updated. These changes will take effect on October 1st, 2017.
My name is Sue Peterson, and I am a Clinical Nutritionist. Starting in January 2018, I will join Connie at her practice, offering nutritional consulting services. I can’t wait to share my experience with all of you, and to share my story. After a brush with life-altering illness, I found that my dietary choices had dramatically influenced my body’s overall wellness, and I discovered that simply changing one’s food choices could either create or destroy health. From that point on, I became dedicated to learning about nutrition – how it can help you feel stronger, more self-confident, and even give you more energy – and sharing my knowledge with others!
Even before I began to study nutrition, I worked in the environmental and pharmaceutical fields, where I learned that pharmaceuticals aren’t always the right answer. So, at the age of 45, I went back to school and received my Masters Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College in 2008. I became a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) in 2010.
I am passionate about sharing the power of eating healthy, whole foods, and my hope is to give each client the proper tools to eat and feel better. I take a functional approach to medicine, focusing on research-based, customized nutrition plans. Together, let’s design a program that helps you achieve your own personal wellness goals.
My name is Michelle Grasek and I’m a Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in skin care and pain management. My acupuncture journey began while I was studying medicine, when I reached a point where I had to choose between pursuing a traditional medical degree and taking a more holistic track. Throughout my studies, I was fascinated by the body’s innate ability to heal itself and concerned by modern medicine’s tendency to over-prescribe palliative medications that can be unnecessary, and even harmful. The true turning point came when my grandmother had a stroke and found acupuncture to be instrumental to her recovery, allowing her a degree of independence and quality of life that had previously seemed out of reach. Personally witnessing the dramatic impact of taking a whole-body approach to healing inspired me to provide this care for others.
I set out to study acupuncture at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and graduated in 2010 with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. I had the privilege to continue my studies internationally, training in Hangzhou, China and York, England. Throughout my studies, I discovered that acupuncture isn’t just an incredibly powerful pain treatment; it can also be used to heal and rejuvenate your body’s largest organ – the skin! I have completed additional training in cosmetic acupuncture with world-renowned leaders in the field, Martha Lucas, L.Ac.; Michelle Gellis, L.Ac.; and Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.
Whether you’re looking for healthier skin or serious pain management, I utilize the best of modern research as well as ancient, time-honed traditions to provide a unique approach to wellness. I very much look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your healthcare goals!
$ 30per appointment
- Focus on a specific area or issue.
- Soothe troublesome aches and pains.
$ 60per appointment
- Allows more time for focused work.
- Great for relaxation and rejuvenation.
$ 85per appointment
- Connie Only
- Comprehensive, full-body coverage.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. Feel free to reach out to us with any additional questions or concerns.
Q: What styles of massage do you perform?
A: Put simply, we incorporate many different modalities into our massage practices. We want to create comprehensive, personalized sessions for our clients, designed to effectively treat their specific issues. If you’re looking for particulars, here are a few massage styles Connie practices: Connective Tissue Therapy, Neuromuscular (or Trigger Point) Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage, and Kinesthetic Awareness Movement. To learn about these styles, please peruse our blog posts. Sue provides Swedish Massage, Connective Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Massage, and a variety of other modalities. She also incorporates yoga into her practice on a client-to-client basis.
Q: Where did you study massage therapy?
A: We both attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage located in Ithaca, NY.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Connie accepts cash, checks, debit and credit cards, and refillable gift cards are available for purchase. Sue accepts cash and checks.
Q: How do I book an appointment?
A: There are many ways! Connie has a handy “Schedule Online” button on the right-hand side of the website home page. She also has a link directly from her Facebook page in the form of a “Book Now” button. And finally, you can call or text her at (315)651-3805. Sue is available by call or text at (315)945-3995. Just pick the way that works for you!
Q: Where do I learn about specials or coupons?
A: Just like the Connie Hodde, LMT Facebook page for updates on specials, coupons, and general information.
Q: Do you accept walk-in clients?
A: No, we don’t. Because of our busy schedules, we can’t spend time at the office waiting for walk-in clients. However, we don’t require a whole lot of advance notice to schedule. Feel free to call a day or two before your desired appointment time and check out our availability.
Q: How do I prepare for my massage?
A: You can take a peek at our blog post on the subject and fill out your Intake Form and Informed Consent paperwork ahead of time. Aside from that, no preparation is needed.
Q: Do you accept male clients?
A: No, we don’t. However, Massages by Sarah is just down the road from us and she does accept male clients. Connie has been receiving massage from Sarah for over two years and Sarah was one of the people who inspired her to go back to school and pursue massage therapy. We highly recommend her! Here is her contact information:
Q: Why don’t you accept male clients?
A: We only accept female clients because we want to focus on the specific health issues that women face. Studies have shown that women suffer from chronic pain issues more than men. In these same studies, it’s also been found that women’s reports of pain are more often dismissed than the reports of men. Female clients who pursue traditional pain treatment options are often dismissed on the basis of their pain being “in their heads.” It’s our goal to treat pain without that bias. If you are interested in learning more about this issue, check out this Sunday Review article and the studies it cites.