K. Patel, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from 
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Calcutta, India 
I am very interested in people, their experiences and their reasons for coming to massage. I love sharing my understanding of the body with the people I work with.

A personal musculo-skeletal pain experience drew me to massage. Body workers were critical to my recovery. During the recovery process I realized that I wanted to help people who were going through the same process. Massage therapy also builds on my earlier work and research about the body in learning.
Like bike rides along the water, go to movies, have good food and hang our with friends.
I have spent many years working as an educator and researcher. I continue to do that work along with massage therapy.
March, 2014
Continue research on how massage helps manage chronic pain.
Therapists
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Judah M., LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from 
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Boston, Massachusetts 
Always challenge myself to improve overall, personally & professionally. 
My greatest strength is finding areas of tension, and restriction, then using my combined skills to treat them.
I have always been interested in holistic healing, and wellness.Massage offers benefits for lots of conditions, and pathologies. I want to be able to help people feel better. 
Graphic Designer, CDL Truck Driver, and DJ. I still DJ.
May, 2014
I am a good listener. I assess, treat, and five the client feedback, including ideas on how to improve their ailments. 
Therapists
Billing
Payment is due in full at time of service.
Health Insurance Billing

While most healthcare providers do not currently cover massage, in some cases, when prescribed by the primary care physicians, the treatment will be covered. In most of those cases, reimbursement is known to be the preferred course of action. Receipts are the most efficient way of being compensated by your provider. However, if a special circumstance necessitates Beacon Massage to contact your provider, we will do our best to facilitate collection. Ultimately, the client is accountable for his/her account and required to have payment upon the completion of services rendered.



Client Requests
We recognize the importance of providing quality massage and making the client as comfortable as possible. Building a client-therapist relationship is an important aspect of building a long term treatment plan. However, as a small massage studio, scheduling to specific requests can be a challenge. Routinely, as the therapist schedule is developed one to two weeks in advance, our procedure is to schedule, in part, to the request of the client and based of the availability of the therapist. Should a crisis arise on the day of the appointment, a substitute therapist may be implemented and may not adhere to the request of the client. As the 12 hour policy is in place, the massage is required to proceed and the client is required to attend, despite the request.

Our policy regarding client requests stands as a request only and no guarantees can be made to meet that request. For those that seek one gender only, we recommend finding a practice that is gender specific.


Tardiness Policy
If you are new to Beacon Massage, it is highly recommended to come on at least 10 minutes early to complete the initial intake form. The actual time for a treatment is the massage itself, inclusive of the five minute intake interview and 5 minute exit review. By adhering to the scheduled time, you maximize your own treatment time on the table. We do add an additional 30 minutes between sessions to account for those that may be late to the appointment. However, any time missed due to being late is taken from the actual massage not deducted from the intake and exit interviews. Sessions that start later than the appointed time will finish later than the scheduled finish. Being late 30 minutes or more from your appointed time may count as a cancellation, and is at the discretion of the therapist to decide whether to perform the treatment or to declare it a no call/ no show cancellation; subject to the cancellation policy below. We will do our best to give you the service you purchased, but it may be compromised by the schedule set prior to, and the upcoming appointments, which we need to honor. 


Cancellation Policy
We ask that you please give us 12 hours notice before your scheduled appointment if you should need to cancel. No calls/no shows are automatically charged the full amount of the treatment and online booking privileges are revoked**. Calls to cancel less than twelve hours are automatically charged the full amount of one session and online booking privileges may be revoked and are subject to review**. Additionally, a No Show Fee of $15 may be applied in addition to the full value of the voucher for those that fail to give at least 12 hours notice before cancelling or rescheduling. A No show fee of $15 for all no calls, no shows will be assessed to any that do not show for their appointment, nor make any recordable attempt to contact us prior to the scheduled appointed time.


Same Day Deal & Pop Up Promotion Cancellation Policy
For those taking advantage of our same day deals and pop up promotions, we are forced to stricter cancellation guidelines, due to the very limited nature of the promotions. When a pop up promotion is sent via email, only one client is able to select this service. Any others seeking this will be told that the deal has already been secured and no others are able to book the appointment. Therefore, should a daily deal or pop up promotion be booked, no cancellation or changes can be made. If the client cannot make it, the credit card on file is automatically charged the full amount of the Pop Up Promotion. No exceptions to this policy. A No Show Fee of $15 may be applied in addition to the full value of the voucher for those that fail to give at least 12 hours notice before cancelling or rescheduling. A No show fee of $15 for all no calls, no shows will be assessed to any that do not show for their appointment, nor make any recordable attempt to contact us prior to the scheduled appointed time.

Online Promotion Voucher Cancellation Policy
For those with valid online promotion vouchers, the policy between Beacon Massage and the third party is violation of the Beacon Massage 12 Hour cancellation policy will void the full value of the voucher. Some third parties, such as Groupon and Amazon Local require 24 hours. However, Beacon Massage will honor 12 Hours as our policy will remain consistent. Beacon Massage reserves the right to redeem all vouchers, regardless of attendance should an appointment be made and not cancelled or changed with 12 hours advance notice. A No Show Fee of $15 may be applied in addition to the full value of the voucher for those that fail to give at least 12 hours notice before cancelling or rescheduling. A No show fee of $15 for all no calls, no shows will be assessed to any that do not show for their appointment, nor make any recordable attempt to contact us prior to the scheduled appointed time.


Discounted Services
We pride ourselves of having the capability to offer some of the best discounted rates in the city, including Student, Health Care & the Beacon Massage original, '68' Discount. However, in the spirit of fairness, we are obligated to offering our discounts to the widest audience possible. Therefore, it is our policy that only ONE discounted service may be offered each month, or in a four week period. A minimum of 28 days between each discounted session allows more to take advantage of our services, in lieu of a select few monopolizing the finite number of potential times we can offer in a one week period. 

Tipping Policy
In our effort of keeping our rates as low as possible for our clients, we regard gratuity for our therapists, while optional, as a voluntary augmentation to the promotion, or discounted rate, such as student rates, '68' discounted services, health insurance discounts, as well as online and third party promotions. Other massage establishments build their wages into the higher rates they charge. You pay the same rate regardless of the quality of bodywork. We allow for the client to decide how much the massage should be, based on the performance of the therapist, with the established rate as a base. Therefore, gratuity is accepted to supplement the fee of the therapist for the discounted service, and it is greatly appreciated. It is not expected by Beacon Massage or therapists of the studio to receive gratuity for a substandard or inadequate massage.

Regrettably, we have to protect against those imposing on the nature of our fee structure. As a safeguard, we may not invite clients, deemed as those that may impugn or challenge the aforementioned fee structure, to return to our studio. It's imperative to establish trust within the client/therapist relationship and will not be able to provide a quality service if it is compromised. We welcome those individuals to choose any one of the wonderful massage facilities in the back bay and thank you for your understanding.


Client & Therapist Rights
Beacon Massage therapists work hard to ensure you receive a quality massage and seek to build and improve on the client/therapist relationship. Unfortunately, not all therapist/client interactions connect. Therefore, to ensure the best service possible, Beacon Massage, on behalf of therapists and therapists of Beacon Massage reserves the legal right to refuse service, in the best interest of the client and therapist, to anyone deemed inappropriate as a result of their behavior. Prejudicial and/or discriminatory views notwithstanding to this policy. Beacon Massage is forbidden to refuse service because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, belief or prejudicial view prohibited by law from considering. Beacon Massage also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate clients with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure the safe and reasonable treatment of such. 

*For all regular services only. Third party services excluded from allowances, and have separate policy (Please see "Online Promotion Cancellation Policy"). All are within a twelve month period from the first occurrence. After 12 months, the account resets the beginning.

**Online booking privileges may be restored after proof of worthiness is demonstrated. Decision of restoration of privilege is reserved by Beacon Massage only.
Mission Statement

Our maxim is simple and can be summed up in three words: Quality  Massage Affordable. By providing exceptional service and keeping it affordable, we can reach a greater range of people and spread the word that massage is a necessary module for optimal health, both physically and mentally. Beacon Massage will continue to aid in the comfort of others and become a part of a team dedicated to your overall health and wellness.
We have instituted two special ,same day deals in order to fill up our time slots and pass the savings to you! Two ways to take advantage of these two deals:

  • Choose the "Same Day Deal* from our menu of services on that same day, and grab savings that start at 30%

  • Get on our email list by sending your email address to jason@beacon-massage.com, and when a therapist creates a pop up deal for their shift, an email will be sent out. The first to grab the appointment gets a fantastic deal that starts off at 40% off the already low daily deal! Massages can go for as little as $45 for a 60 minute treatment!

 You must be on your cyber toes to grab it, as the pop up deals go quick!

*Same Day Deal must be selected for the same day, and cannot be appointed for a future date.
From The Start

Beacon Massage in Boston is a small massage studio consisting of one treatment room open seven days a week, It was started with the realization that the gradual trending of massage over the last several decades from an expensive, luxurious indulgence to a vital role in maintaining and improving a healthy lifestyle. While the expense associated with quality massage has declined over that period, the costs are still too high for many seeking to start and/ or maintain a consistent regiment of massage.Considering that most health insurance does not yet (We, as an industry are working on it) cover massage therapy, not to mention all the healthcare expenses at maintaining health and, especially in a sluggish economy, the cost of maintaining and improving wellness can be overwhelming. We at Beacon Massage understand and want to help!

We all know the incredible benefits massage can do for the body; benefits such as reduction in tension, pain, increase in energy, range of motion, immune functions and vitality, just to name a few. But to really benefit from therapeutic massage, one has to be consistent in receiving treatment. For example, a person heading to a fitness center with a goal to lose weight cannot realistically expect to achieve their goal by attending one time or even once a month. Neither would inconsistent attendance, such as a sporadic workout 5 hours a day for one week followed by zero attendance for several weeks followed by a binge workout thereafter.


The human body responds best to consistent, methodical repetition and in moderation. To condition the body to adapt is the way to maximize the benefits of massage. The key is consistency. In order to accommodate regular visits, Beacon Massage has structured its rates to encourage consistent treatment for the purpose of maximizing the benefits of massage.All Beacon Massage therapists are fully licensed, fully insured individuals. We adhere to the highest of moral and service standards aimed and meeting and exceeding expectations. Our top priority is safe, secure and quality massage treatments for all of our clients. Our commitment to the AMTA Code Of Ethics is unwavering and any sort of divergence from that code is utterly unacceptable, and will be dealt with swiftly and severely.
45 Newbury Street
Suite # 208
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 735-5583
Beacon Massage

Who is Beacon Massage?
All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Special Announcements (from the home page continued)
Attention Beacon Massage Regulars! We now have a reward program in place for our existing clients that can help save even more on already discounted prices. 

In addition to the promotions offered, such as the buy one, get one free, we will also offer reward points for every massage you get, automatically! Simply come in for a treatment, and receive one point for every minute you are massaged. One hour relaxation massage will yield 60 points. A ninety minute treatment will get you 90 points. 500 points will get you one gift certificate for a 60 Minute Relaxation Treatment. Save up to 750 and get a 90 Minute Relaxation Treatment. 1000 will not only fetch two 60 Minute Relaxation or clinical therapeutic treatments, but will give you a 30% discount on each treatment thereafter for up to one year!* 

Whip your body into shape and save along the way!

*Reward points good for one 12 month period. 30% discount for for one 12 month period from date of earning 1000 reward points. Not applicable to discounted services. Please contact Beacon Massage for details.
Returning Client Rewards
Discount, Discounts, DISCOUNTS!!!
Boston; home to many of the best universities in the country, and world! We know the rigors of having to deal with life in school and want to help with offering the best student rates in the back bay!

For those with student ID's, we offer the following rates:

- 60 Minute Relaxation Massage for $59.00**
- 90 Minute Relaxation Massage for $89.00**

**Educators, teachers & professors also qualify
Daily Deals & Pop Up Deals
Student Discounts*
Everyone loves a discount! It enhances the value of a service and is satisfying knowing that the savvy shopper within you is always on the prowl for that next great advantage. Take a look at the following discounts: 
Medical Insurance Discount
Massage has been proven to be beneficial to the body and mind. Although most medical insurance polices don't cover massage, we offer a 40% discount on all non-promotion services. Let us know your provider and the discount is yours!
The '68' Deal*
It takes stamina, courage and a good sense of humor to age. And the older you get, the harder it is. After 40, muscles decrease steadily. The aged know this all too well. Therefore, we applaud those born before his birth year of 1968 for the gradual descent into the autumn of life. Anyone over 40, or born in or before the troubled year that saw the tragic assassinations of RFK & Dr. King will qualify you for 40% off any non-promotion massage.
*All discounts are not interchangeable with other discounts ,promotions, credits or third party vouchers. Client may take advantage of a discount only once every four weeks. Gratuity is appreciated and expected of a job well done and should be calculated on the full amount in lieu of the discounted rate. Please ask if you have any questions.
Sunday: 11AM-4PM
Mon - Fri: 11AM-9PM
As of June 1, 2014, some of our discounted rates are changing. Please see below for current rates.
Claire Gauthier, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
- '68' 60 Minute Relaxation Massage for $59.00
- '68' 90 Minute Relaxation Massage for for $89.00

- 60 Minute Relaxation Massage for $75.00
- 90 Minute Relaxation Massage for for $95.00
- 60 Minute Clinical Therapeutic Massage for $85.00
- 90 Minute Clinical Therapeutic Massage for $105.00
Looking for a quickie massage at a very affordable price? This time reduced, economical service is perfect for those that are looking for a lunch break massage, an economically priced service for those that are strapped financially or simply need a quick supplement to a workout or yoga session:

Time Saving Discount*
Policies
Saturday: 9:30AM-6PM
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Concord, New Hampshire
April, 2011
Reading, Hiking, Exploring, Family Activities
To improve through continuing education and to expand Beacon Massage into a larger wellness facility
Deep, thorough massages. Big guys generally offer big massages. A clear, thorough & concise treatment from the mind and body of someone with years and years of reconciling numbers!
A blend of deep, thorough and exacting bodywork and soothing, relaxing Swedish massage to offer the best of both worlds; a restful, rejuvenating massage that will give you greater flexibility, greater range of motion, all the while calming the soul and encouraging greater focus. 
To me, massage therapy is all about exploration & discovery of soft tissue, by examining the actions, functions, and dysfunctions of muscles, tendons & ligaments. 

Performing massage as a corrective action for the betterment of an individual is always my goal. 

"Improvement for Movement!"
Hotel Management & Accounting
Therapists
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from 
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Waltham, Massachusetts
October, 2010
Reading. Go out with friends. Sketch
Continue massage and obtain my Master's Degree in Public Health
Strong, firm pressure
Very skilled with massage on the hands, due to volunteer work with Dana Farber
I like a holistic and hands on approach to wellness. 
Disability advocacy work
Therapists of Beacon Massage
Therapists
Therapists
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from 
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Brighton, MA
April, 2011
I'm adaptive. Every massage I do is designed to the client's needs and comfort level.
University Administrator
Basketball, Bike Riding, Rock Climbing, 
Steambakes,Darts
Flexology certification. Request appointment. Get more massages from other professionals!
It's beyond rewarding to work in a profession that 
helps alleviate pain and tension; I take pride in this.
My palpation skills give me the ability to zero in on trigger points and other problem areas. As someone who spends a lot of time working in an office, I feel like I specialize in alleviating the pain associated spending way too much time behind a desk. I offer effective deep work, but I go out of my way to ease into it so my clients are always relaxed and comfortable.

Patrick McGrail, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
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Gallery
($10 minimum on all charges)
Health Care/Emergency Workers Plan*
Our fair city saw the worst, and best on April 15, 2013. As tragic events unfolded during the 117th Boston Marathon, first responders, quick to act, saved countless lives in a heroic act that will forever be remembered. Therefore, we honor those brave individuals, and colleagues with a large discount for all in the health care field. From doctors, RN's, police, firefighters and paramedics, to acupuncturists, chiropractors, & especially massage therapists. A great discount to those that look out for our health. Thank you!

- Health Care Workers 60 Minute Relaxation Massage for $59.00
- Health Care Workers 90 Minute Relaxation Massage for for $89.00

New!
- Time Saving 45 Minute Relaxation for $49.00
Upcoming Therapist Schedule
Danielle Mitchell, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Beacon Massage Therapist File
What do you consider your greatest
Bodywork strength?
What year did you graduate from 
Cortiva Institute-Boston?
What did you do before becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist?
Why massage therapy?
What do you do for fun?
Special skills or attributes to 
Offer clients?
Original Hometown?
What are your future goals, endeavors?
Panguitch, Utah
Continue to work with clients, and earn a certificate in reflexology. 
My ability to be a "detective", and to apply the appropriate treatment for a client centered session.
I feel passionately that massage therapy helps people with pain. It' prevents injury in sports, and relaxes the body and mind. 
Pastry Chef
January, 2014
Energy flow, myofascial intent, firm pressure, touch of reflexology, knowledge of essential oils. 
Therapists
Play with my children. hang out, and do different activities; things I've never done before.
kayaking, hiking, swimming, arts & crafts, working with children, and cook at home.
Compassion. My understanding of the human anatomy allows me to “read the body” and work according to what the body and muscles needs.