Clinical Massage

At Aurelia Healing Arts your health and vitality are our focus.  Clinical Massage blends the best of deep tissue techniques, Swedish massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release to achieve real and lasting results.  Each session is uniquely tailored to the needs of each client on the day of their visit.  Read on to find out if massage therapy is right for you.

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Clinical massage, or medical massage, is a form of massage therapy that is specially geared toward helping to resolve ongoing or acute physiological conditions.  Noelle integrates a wide variety of massage and bodywork modalities to create a healing session tailored to your needs.  After your initial visit, Noelle will recommend a course of therapeutic treatment that may involve weekly, bi-monthly or monthly visits. She also will assign “homework” which typically involves stretching and self-care techniques that can be applied at home.

Noelle acknowledges that the body is not separate from the mind, so she may even recommend mindfulness techniques to help alleviate stressors which invariably contribute to physical discomfort. Noelle takes a global approach to her work.  She has a truly holistic philosophy when it comes to healing, so you can anticipate that while her clinical massage sessions are oriented toward working with specific conditions, she is always keeping the whole person in mind. 

Photo by    Peter Blanchard

Clinical massage benefits a wide range of ailments and conditions.  The following is by no means an exhaustive list. If you are unsure whether or not massage therapy is for you, please call us for a free consultation so that we can discuss the options.

  • Muscle soreness

  • Strains and sprains, non-acute

  • Rotator cuff injury

  • Headaches

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Parkinson's disease

  • Lyme disease

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Pre-operative care

  • Post-operative care

  • Dysmennorrhea

  • Back pain

  • Neck & shoulder pain

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Sciatica

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Sports injuries

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Tennis elbow

  • Digestive issues/IBS

  • Chronic stress . . .

and much more!

Are you unsure whether or not clinical massage therapy may be right for you? Contact us for a free consultation.


Photo by Noelle Beadling

Photo by Noelle Beadling


How long is a session? 1 hour or 90 minutes

How much is a session? $90 for one hour and $120 for 90 minutes.  

How do I find your office?  Our office is located right in downtown Portsmouth, NH next to the central fire station.  For a map click here.

Where do I park? There is a metered parking lot between our office building and the fire station.  If there are no spots in the lot when you arrive, metered street parking is also available on Court Street.  Free parking is available in the municipal lot less than one block away, as well as along Parrott Ave.

Do I need to fill out any paperwork beforehand? At your first appointment I will do a health history intake and have you fill out a brief form when you arrive.  There is no need to complete paperwork beforehand.

Should I tip?  Tips are accepted and but not expected.  As a private practice, we set the fees accordingly.  While it is customary to tip in a spa environment, in private practice it is entirely up to the client. 

Is you office wheelchair accessible?  Our office is not currently wheelchair accessible.  There is a half-flight of stairs up to the landing where the waiting room is, and another half-flight of stairs down into the treatment room. 

Do you offer sliding scale?  Yes, there are a limited number of spaces per month for clients paying on a sliding scale.  If you would like to learn more please contact us.

For any other questions, please contact us directly.  Thank you!