Hi! I'm Joanne Savarese, owner of Sanare massage therapy. Sanare means to heal in Latin, which is what massage does best! For your body, and your mind.


Myofascial Release Therapy:

All muscles, arteries, bones, organs, etc. are held together by a Saran wrap kind of tissue called fascia. Developed in the late 1960's by John Barnes, Myofascial Release works by the manipulation of the fascia that connects and surrounds muscles. Because the fascia is body-wide, a tension or trauma in one part of the body can affect another part. The fascia responds to the trained touch to release the adverse effects of inflammation, tensions and trauma.

Swedish Massage:

Swedish massage is now known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish massage includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. The term "deep tissue” is often misused to identify a massage that is performed with sustained deep pressure. Deep tissue massage is a separate category of massage therapy, used to treat particular musculoskeletal disorders and complaints and employs a dedicated set of techniques and strokes to achieve a measure of relief. It should not be confused with "deep pressure” massage, which is one that is performed with sustained strong, occasionally intense pressure throughout an entire full-body session. Deep tissue massage is applied to both the superficial and deep layers of muscles, fascia, and other structures.


Joanne Savarese | Licensed Massage Therapist

In my career as a massage therapist I have helped my clients with both chronic and repetitive use injuries. Some clients were recovering from surgical procedures, and others struggling with athletic wear and tear. Athletes, dancers, office workers, chefs, landscapers, chiropractors, artists, musicians, physicians, and people of all ages can benefit from massage! It’s not just a luxury.

Each client I work with receives a consultation. My goal is to help address the problem and restore function and fluidity to the body. I believe that everything is connected. It’s important to address the root cause of your discomfort, not just the location of the pain you’re feeling.

Massage is about connecting with your body to ask what it needs. Whether you are healing from an injury, experiencing back pain, or need to relax after a hectic day of work; massage therapy is a solution. I design every massage to fit the person I’m working with, and I’d be happy to design a personalized treatment plan that works for you! Thank you for visiting sanaremt.com.


Joanne Savarese, LMT

What Clients Say

  • Joanne Savarese is simply a phenomenal massage therapist. She is knowledgeable, kind, caring, flexible schedule wise and works wonders for orthopedic problems. I was diagnosed at the age of 35 with advanced osteoarthritis in my hip. My doctors said that I had, at most, 18 months before I would need a hip resurfacing. I am a dedicated athlete, and thanks to weekly massage work with Joanne, not only did I continue to play basketball and tennis and softball at a very high level, I also put off the surgery for seven years. I attribute this much longer time span until surgery entirely to Joanne's hard work in keeping the soft tissue around my injured joint flexible and loose, thus decreasing the pain enormously. When I finally did need the surgery, my hip and the rest of my body was in terrific shape for it. Joanne continues to work with me as I rehab, and I am already back to playing basketball, tennis, and softball less than a year since my surgery. David S.

  • Joanne is a master healer with power that begins with her uncanny ability to intently listen to your needs and then deftly respond with her incredible hands. It is as if the conversation continues between her hands and my muscular system to know precisely how much power to deliver and where to deliver it. I feel rejuvenated and healed after every session. Her uncanny capability and skill far exceeds any therapist I’ve engaged over the past two decades. Now that I’ve found her I simply cannot imagine a massage with any one else. Dr. Lyron H. Andrews

  • Searching for a massage therapist is a lot like searching for love. Over the years, you see many different therapists, each with their own strengths and talents, but there's always something missing. Always a knot or a sore muscle that gets forgotten. I thought that was how the world worked. And then I met Joanne - and from day one I knew she was the one.

    Joanne is a true master of her craft and creates real magic with her hands. She can find that single point where all stresses of the world gather, and skillfully releases all the tension from your muscles. Her understanding of how the human body works is only eclipsed by depth of her heart and compassion. Each session feels like a time machine - she makes me feel so comfortable and relaxed that time literally speeds up and flies by. She sets the gold standard for all massage therapists for both technique and interpersonal skills. Alex Dyomin

  • Joanne is the best! I've turned all my family and friends on and we are all devoted clients. Both relaxing and therapeutic - her skill and consistency never disappoints! The nicest person in the world and very accommodating. Give it a try! Helene Berger

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Email: joanne@sanaremt.com
Phone: 516-243-7976