THE GIFT Massage & Bodywork

The Gift Massage and Bodywork is a healing space studio offering Therapeutic Massage and other integrative healing bodywork modalities.
The studio located in Portsmouth, NH is tailored to helping individuals with pain relief, physical health wellness, and/or lifestyle emotional balancing. Integrative bodywork modalities offered supports a population suffering with conditions of; stress, pain relief, injury prevention, edema, mobility, rehabilitation post surgery or injury, anxiety, oncology, fatigue, and depression. Services involve manual manipulation, hands on energy bodywork, and Qigong exercises. Massage elevates healing effects on a physiological, emotional, mental, and physical level. The healing focus is allowing a person to reconnect within, to re-establish a positive relationship with the mind, body, breath, and spirit.
Sun
Closed
Mon
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thu
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat
Closed

Our Services

One Private Qigong (Mind and Body) Exercise
Therapeutic Qigong has been researched and tested to help with aging gracefully, boosting your energy levels, enhancing longevity of life, supporting and improving your internal organs/skin/hair, refining your balance with movement & coordination, and reduces anxiety and depression feelings. The private class can be taught at your home as well.
Three Private Qigong (Mind and Body) Exercises
Therapeutic Qigong has been researched and tested to help with aging gracefully, boosting your energy levels, enhancing longevity of life, supporting and improving your internal organs/skin/hair, refining your balance with movement & coordination, and reduces anxiety and depression feelings. The private class can be taught at your home as well. The classes would be set up to meet on three separate dates for an hour each.
Medical Massage 60 min.
Therapeutic Medical Massage treatment is directed to help resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor and/or physical therapist. This type of massage focuses on rehabilitation and is designed to help your body feel less restricted by improving range of motion, reduce chronic pain, and introduce the ability to strengthen the injured area. Medical Massage enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from added injury while reducing pains and swelling in the body. It is particularly great for those with active lifestyles in athletic sports to increase flexibility and dramatically improve recovery rates, supports pre & post surgery conditions, and joint & ligament over use.
Medical Massage 90 min
Therapeutic Medical Massage treatment is directed to help resolve conditions diagnosed by a medical doctor and/or physical therapist. This type of massage focuses on rehabilitation and is designed to help your body feel less restricted by improving range of motion, reduce chronic pain, and introduce the ability to strengthen the injured area. Medical Massage enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from added injury while reducing pains and swelling in the body. It is particularly great for those with active lifestyles in athletic sports to increase flexibility and dramatically improve recovery rates, supports pre & post surgery conditions, and joint & ligament over use.
Tui Na Chinese Massage 60 min.
Tui Na massage has been used in China for more than 2,000 years, and it carries the same underlying principles as Acupuncture treatment. This type of massage is a light touch to help promote balance of Qi and blood circulation into a better or improved flow pattern. Rhythmic compression and acupressure techniques are used along different energy channels of the body, known as meridian channels, to establish a harmonious flow of Qi all throughout the body. Tui Na is a clothed treatment (please wear loose comfortable clothes with least buttons, pockets, or zippers).
Tui Na Chinese Massage 90 min.
Tui Na massage has been used in China for more than 2,000 years, and it carries the same underlying principles as Acupuncture treatment. This type of massage is a light touch to help promote balance of Qi and blood circulation into a better or improved flow pattern. Rhythmic compression and acupressure techniques are used along different energy channels of the body, known as meridian channels, to establish a harmonious flow of Qi all throughout the body. Tui Na is a clothed treatment (please wear loose comfortable clothes with least buttons, pockets, or zippers).
Deep Tissue Massage 60 min.
Deep Tissue Massage helps relieve severe tension found in the muscle, connective tissue or fascia. This treatment helps helps alleviate muscle tension knots found in the deeper layers of tissue in the body, improve range of motion of muscles and joints, reduce nerve impingements and some scar tissue adhesions . Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Deep Tissue Massage 90 min.
Deep Tissue Massage helps relieve severe tension found in the muscle, connective tissue or fascia. This treatment helps helps alleviate muscle tension knots found in the deeper layers of tissue in the body, improve range of motion of muscles and joints, reduce nerve impingements and some scar tissue adhesions . Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries.
Cranial Sacral Bodywork 60 min.
Cranial Sacral Therapy stimulates the craniosacral system with the placement of soft hand touch techniques to help release restrictions found within connective tissues and the central nervous system. The light touch evaluates the craniosacral system and central nervous system by gently feeling various areas of the body to measure the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. The physiological system can be properly supported when the functions of the craniosacral system are enhanced. Thereby, Cranial Sacral Therapy helps a distorted craniosacral system by releasing emotional stresses, and it alleviates physical strains, chronic pains, and neurological impairments caused by head concussions and tightened body's tissues. Cranial Sacral Therapy is a clothed treatment (please wear loose comfortable clothes with least buttons, pockets, or zippers).
Cranial Sacral Bodywork 90 min.
Cranial Sacral Therapy stimulates the craniosacral system with the placement of soft hand touch techniques to help release restrictions found within connective tissues and the central nervous system. The light touch evaluates the craniosacral system and central nervous system by gently feeling various areas of the body to measure the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. The physiological system can be properly supported when the functions of the craniosacral system are enhanced. Thereby, Cranial Sacral Therapy helps a distorted craniosacral system by releasing emotional stresses, and it alleviates physical strains, chronic pains, and neurological impairments caused by head concussions and tightened body's tissues. Cranial Sacral Therapy is a clothed treatment (please wear loose comfortable clothes with least buttons, pockets, or zippers).
Lymphatic Drainage Massage 60 min.
Lymphatic massage helps drain the lymph vessels and edema within the fascia tissue and around the lymph nodes. It is a gentle relaxing touch to the skin in the direction of the lymph pathways toward the lymph nodes This therapy helps stimulates the lymphatic system for detoxification, reduction of swelling, and enhanced healing. The drainage aspect is essential for a lymphatic system that is lacking its natural pump effect due to limitations of physical movement or muscular contractions, and massage can help transport the lymph fluid throughout the body to be flushed.
Lymphatic Drainage 90 min.
Lymphatic massage helps drain the lymph vessels and edema within the fascia tissue and around the lymph nodes. It is a gentle relaxing touch to the skin in the direction of the lymph pathways toward the lymph nodes This therapy helps stimulates the lymphatic system for detoxification, reduction of swelling, and enhanced healing. The drainage aspect is essential for a lymphatic system that is lacking its natural pump effect due to limitations of physical movement or muscular contractions, and massage can help transport the lymph fluid throughout the body to be flushed.
Reflexology 30 min.
Foot Reflexology therapy relaxes and releases general tension while addressing the entire body by using specific acupressure points located on the feet. This therapy can also help with rehabilitation for injured ankles, foot joints, plantar fasciatis,tennis elbow and labor induction for uterine contractions. Enhance your acupressure point experience for other specific conditions or injuries. You can UPGRADE your session and ADD more areas for reflexology such as; ears, hands, and face.
Reflexology 60 min.
Foot Reflexology therapy relaxes and releases general tension while addressing the entire body by using specific acupressure points located on the feet. This therapy can also help with rehabilitation for injured ankles, foot joints, plantar fasciatis,tennis elbow and labor induction for uterine contractions. Enhance your acupressure point experience for other specific conditions or injuries. You can UPGRADE your session and ADD more areas for reflexology such as; ears, hands, and face.
Cupping Bodywork 30 min.
Cupping is used for healing and detox purposes, but it also has some fantastic anti-cellulite benefits. Looking for a tighter and smoother skin appearance around the upper thighs, waist, or upper arms? It helps those nasty stretch marks by tightening the collagen elasticity in your skin, stretching and relaxing the connective tissue beneath the skin, and reducing the dimpled appearance of cellulite. It moves fluids and toxins out of tissues, boosts circulation, stimulates lymph flow, and rejuvenates both the skin and connective tissue. Cupping relieves aches and pain within muscles and joints by pulling blood through short held suction applications into those blocked areas, and while it improves circulation, it also decompresses pressure upon impinged nerves. It can be used to help with discomforting respiratory problems such as coughs and wheezing during colds. Cupping can be quite effective to release toxins in muscle tissues while activating the lymphatic system and clearing energy Qi blockages.
Cupping Bodywork 60 min.
Cupping is used for healing and detox purposes, but it also has some fantastic anti-cellulite benefits. Looking for a tighter and smoother skin appearance around the upper thighs, waist, or upper arms? It helps those nasty stretch marks by tightening the collagen elasticity in your skin, stretching and relaxing the connective tissue beneath the skin, and reducing the dimpled appearance of cellulite. It moves fluids and toxins out of tissues, boosts circulation, stimulates lymph flow, and rejuvenates both the skin and connective tissue. Cupping relieves aches and pain within muscles and joints by pulling blood through short held suction applications into those blocked areas, and while it improves circulation, it also decompresses pressure upon impinged nerves. It can be used to help with discomforting respiratory problems such as coughs and wheezing during colds. Cupping can be quite effective to release toxins in muscle tissues while activating the lymphatic system and clearing energy Qi blockages.
Hot Stone Massage 60 min
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones with higher iron contents that absorb and retain heat well. The hot stones are carefully moved over the skin so that the direct heat can help relax tense muscles and the body can unwind while receiving a deeper therapeutic effect. These particular stones have been hand pick selected from the desert mesa lands of the Enchanted State of New Mexico and our serene seacoast of Northern New England. Hence, these particular stones are considered to be "Hot Bones of the Earth"because they each carry vibrant and harmonizing healing powers that are transferred to the body through Hot Stone Massage.
Hot Stone Massage 90 min.
Hot Stone Massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones with higher iron contents that absorb and retain heat well. The hot stones are carefully moved over the skin so that the direct heat can help relax tense muscles and the body can unwind while receiving a deeper therapeutic effect. These particular stones have been hand pick selected from the desert mesa lands of the Enchanted State of New Mexico and our serene seacoast of Northern New England. Hence, these particular stones are considered to be "Hot Bones of the Earth"because they each carry vibrant and harmonizing healing powers that are transferred to the body through Hot Stone Massage.
Attune with Sound Balance 90 min.
Vibrational sounds that resonate with your inner 'Cosmic Om' vibration that help one tune into Universal Energy and inner sounds reminding us of our Soul. The tuning forks and crystal bowls are not based on a musical scale, but on frequency tones of vibration. The soothing sounds of my selected Crystal bowls and Tuning forks will balance both the chakra energy centers and the meridians. The particular frequencies can help ground the holographic energy fields in the body from tension blockages and static. It is a journey that also encourages the gentle opening of the heart chakra and meridian.
Attune with Sound Balance 60 min.
Vibrational sounds that resonate with your inner 'Cosmic Om' vibration that help one tune into Universal Energy and inner sounds reminding us of our Soul. The tuning forks and crystal bowls are not based on a musical scale, but on frequency tones of vibration. The soothing sounds of my selected Crystal bowls and Tuning forks will balance both the chakra energy centers and the meridians. The particular frequencies can help ground the holographic energy fields in the body from tension blockages and static. It is a journey that also encourages the gentle opening of the heart chakra and meridian.
Prenatal Pregnancy Massage 60 min.
Pregnancy or Prenatal massage is a joyful experience for both expecting women and for baby in the womb. This treatment helps address the special needs of expecting women and also allows the baby to feel the relaxing euphoria of endorphin releases during the massage. Special adjustments for comfort with cushions and side-lying postures are placed to prevent pressure on abdomen and vena cava. Baby Loves Mom so much during these relaxing sessions. It is truly a wonderful connection for both to experience together.
Prenatal Pregnancy Massage 90 min.
Pregnancy or Prenatal massage is a joyful experience for both expecting women and for baby in the womb. This treatment helps address the special needs of expecting women and also allows the baby to feel the relaxing euphoria of endorphin releases during the massage. Special adjustments for comfort with cushions and side-lying postures are placed to prevent pressure on abdomen and vena cava. Baby Loves Mom so much during these relaxing sessions. It is truly a wonderful connection for both to experience together.
Swedish Massage 60 min.
Swedish Massage is a calming therapeutic massage with more gentle strokes of pressure touch to help improve blood circulation all throughout the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Swedish Massage 90 min.
Swedish Massage is a calming therapeutic massage with more gentle strokes of pressure touch to help improve blood circulation all throughout the superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue.

Our Staff

F
Francesca Ciani