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231 W. 96th St., Ste. 2B, New York, NY, 10025
Go see Anne!
By rlwinokur on 6/30/2015
I cannot recommend Anne more. She is one of the best massage therapists I have seen (and I've been to a number of therapists over the years). I found Anne through several maternity references, all of whom sang her praises and said that if one is looking for a prenatal massage, she is the person to go to in NYC. They were spot on. Anne has a great touch, is extremely knowledgable about prenatal conditions and anatomy (I had a breech baby and she immediately tailored my massage accordingly), and is just a very easy person to relax with. She worked through my sore hip, aching foot, and tired back easily in one session. And I was amazed by how often I zoned out in a state of relaxation. I found her sessions to be so good that I continued to see her every other week throughout my pregnancy, and continue to see her now even after. Anne is truly amazing.
Can't live without Anne!
By megoodma on 12/4/2014
I'm on my second pregnancy and Anne has helped me through both of them. Anne is a lifesaver! Her room in quiet and cozy and she is very professional. She is sensitive to your mood and seems to know exactly what you need. If you're looking for an amazingly therapeutic experience, I highly suggest calling Anne and making your appointment. She also can help after the baby arrives when you're exhausted and in desperate need of a quiet break!
Anne is the BEST!
By lauren.behar on 11/30/2014
My low back was tight and in pain, Anne "fixed" it with my first massage- the pain was gone! Plus she gave me some very useful tips on how to avoid getting the same pain again. So far I've gone to her 4 times, and I definitely plan to go back. Sometimes I like to chat about pregnant life and Anne is knowledgable and talks the just right amount, while other times I just want to be quiet, and she's great at that too- very intuitive. Anne has an amazing healing touch. Going to Anne is my way of treating myself to a special gift while pregnant- it's the best reward and every pregnant woman deserves to get amazing prenatal massages. I've tried a lot of regular massages, and she is the best I've ever had! She really knows how to "get in there" and make the pain and tightness go away. I'm also very excited to take her partner massage partner workshop coming up soon!
By tkap18 on 6/8/2015
Anne is an absolute massage goddess! She knows exactly what areas to target and work through, and because of her extensive training and experience, you are never worried she's doing anything on the "prenatal off limits list". I look forward to our visits and always leave feeling relaxed, limber and tension free. Her sessions have definitely helped me throughout my pregnancy, both mentally and physically. Her office exudes zen - just what an expecting mother is looking for - quite, calm and peace. I would highly recommend Anne to anyone looking for an amazing massage, prenatal or otherwise!
Compassionate and Skilled
By BethT on 9/13/2012
Annie is not only a superbly skilled massage therapist, she is also a caring and compassionate woman. I went to see her regularly during my pregnancy and she helped me get through the stressful stuff. I can't recommend her highly enough. She is both a good/kind person and an excellent practitioner
By emilystein on 4/27/2012
I was referred to Anne during my 1st pregnancy and when I found out I was pregnant with my second, I didn't hesitate to call her. I have seen Anne for both pre and post natal massages and hands down, she is a true gem!! Anne's no hassle approach, calming and beautiful "massage suite", comfortable options for a variety of pre and post natal massage positions and of course her wonderful sense of massage are the perfect cure for all that discomforts one whilst pregnant and after. Anne is also very accommodating to changing schedules and is very keen on providing suggestions for things to do at home to make one more comfortable. Anne's pregnancy packages are perfect, whether you are treating yourself or looking for that special gift for a new mom-to be! I highly recommend Anne and plan on continuing to go back to her even though my little one is now 4 months old!
Perfect gift for my wife!
By NYCHappyHusband on 12/2/2011
I purchased a prenatal massage package for my wife's birthday and she said it was the best pregnancy gift I could have given her this year. It was an easy process setting up the gift certificate with Anne. My wife loves getting massage and said that going for her sessions has been the highlight of her pregnancy so far. She has used all three sessions and has signed up for more. She said that Anne is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and very compassionate prenatal massage therapist. She likes the personalized service she receives when she goes to her office.
Worth the trip from Westchester
By EPWestchester on 1/18/2011
I came to see Anne Heckheimer at her office on the upper westside at the suggestion of my friend. I live in Westchester so I was a little hesitant to make the trip. My friend had such a wonderful experience that I decided it might be worth the trip into the City. From the moment I walked into Anne's office I new I was in the right place. Anne's warm welcome and cozy office setting was very inviting. Anne has year's of experience working with pregnant women and felt confident that she could help alleviate my sciatica. I dozed in and out of a euphoric state during my massage. When I got off her table I felt rested, rejuvenated and best of all my back and hip felt better. It was worth the extra time traveling into the City to see Anne and I will probably do it again!
Excellent Prenatal Massage
By chelseamama on 1/17/2011
I went to Anne for an appointment toward the end of my second pregnancy and was delighted with her service. I have experienced many types of massage therapy and body work prior to this. It was clear from the first touch that Anne has a great deal of knowledge about massage and an understanding of what pregnant women need as well. Her office is cozy and feminine and spotlessly clean. The special body pillow that allows the pregnant woman to lie face down for back work was divine! I should note that one of my concerns during this pregnancy was that the baby was transverse (sideways) at the time of my appointment. While there was still time for him to turn head down on his own, I had read that prenatal massage can help with this. Anne worked on some reflexology points for turning the baby and showed me how to do them at home. The baby subsequently turned head down and I went on to have a very easy birth. I highly recommend Anne for prenatal massage.
Exactly what I needed!
By UWSmother on 1/16/2011
I was referred to Anne Heckheimer by the Physical Therapy Department at the hospital where I will deliver my son. She was 1 of only 2 massage therapists recommended by my Physical Therapist for pregnant women with back problems. In general, I was reluctant about receiving a prenatal massage because it had taken a good amount of time to rectify my sacroiliac joint dysfunction (lower back problems) and I feared that a less-than-careful massage therapist could trigger more dysfunction. I was very pleasantly surprised by my massage with Anne Heckheimer. She is extremely professional and well trained. I trust her to do exactly what was needed for a pregnant woman, especially one with back issues. While her office is in a medical building (another reviewer complained about this), she turns the room into a spa atmosphere by playing soothing music and dimming the lights. I felt very relaxed during the massages -- even dozed off a couple of times! I have had many massages at spas but personally, I'd much rather have a massage in Heickheimer's office and completely trust the knowledge and skill of the massage therapist than go to a spa setting and receive a massage from someone who doesn't focus on intricacies of prenatal issues. I highly recommend a prenatal massage from Anne Heckheimer!
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