Ciao, I'm Antonietta, but please call me Toni! At Vita Nova Massage which translates to "New Life, I create a relaxing yet therapeutic massage for clients needing pain and stress management. With almost four years of experience in the industry and having taken various continuing education courses, I know which techniques to use that will most benefit the client during a treatment. No session will exactly be the same, but with frequent communication from the client and myself, I hope to always address their goals. Please note that I am not a healer, I am a facilitator. Your body does the healing on its own and it may require more than massage therapy, such as daily meditation, good sleep, nutrition, exercise, and stretching. "If your body does not operate pain free, there is work to be done."-Wymberley Pfalmer LMT EDU
My studio is located inside a green wellness house called Saravida on the Hill, situated in the heart of Hilltop, Tacoma. It's a beautiful and relaxing safe space filled with other caring independent therapists and practitioners. At this time I'm the sole owner and operator of Vita Nova Massage.
NEW CLIENTS WELCOME!
To book an appointment please click here. I only require your name, email, phone number, and a credit card on file to reserve the appointment. Your card is not charged upon booking unless you cancel without 24 hours notice or no show. The duration listed on my booking site includes a 30 minute buffer for each session to prevent back-to-back sessions so only acknowledge the service title duration. Please try to arrive 10 minutes early for paperwork and bring a state identification card for verification. Always consult your doctor first before seeking massage therapy especially if you have a serious health condition or recently had surgery. If you have any allergies/sensitivities to essential oils, lotions, plants, etc. please let me know in advance. At this time, my location is unfortunately not wheel chair accessible and I do not provide mobile massage or accept health insurance. I do accept cash (please have exact change), Venmo, Cash App, checks (from established clients), H.S.A., and credit/debit cards.
If you have any questions or if you're not tech savvy to book online, then you can schedule a phone consultation/booking by emailing me at
I have the right to refuse service or to terminate any session and I do not offer refunds.
In WA state, a drape is required by law and therefore,
I always use a blanket and a sheet (no exceptions).
PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION CLAIM
Have you been in an accident? I am now accepting P.I.P. claims.
~ Check with your insurance to make sure they will cover massage therapy and if you have enough benefits left over. I will also need their contact info and details of the accident, such as the date, the location, and any other people involved.
~ Get a doctor's referral for massage therapy. Usually this will list your diagnoses and the amount of massage appointments you may need.
~ Then we'll get you scheduled with no payment upfront. A credit card will be required on file, for any no-shows or cancellations made without 24 hours notice and you will only be charged my standard rate instead of the PIP claim rate.
At this time I can only accept a few PIP claims, because some types of claims can take a few years to settle and my practice is currently too small to take on too many. Please note that these sessions are 60 minute hands-on time with a 15 minute intake. The first session will be a full body massage for an assessment but throughout we will only be working on your focus areas to better document progression.
Failure to pay the full PIP Claim bill may result in being sent to collections. From my own PIP claim experience, I had $10,000 in coverage for my medical expenses, but since my accident was severe, I had to take an ambulance ride and go to the emergency room. This costed about $9,000 and the rest went to another doctor's visit. some chiropractic adjustments, and massages. So please, check with your insurance frequently so that you won't be paying out of pocket.
S E R V I C E S
These will be the new rates effective Jan. 1st 2020. My booking menu will be updated at that time to reflect these rates.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Very slow and deep work is what this massage entails and I only perform full body deep tissue in a 90 minute or 120 minute duration. I need the right amount of time to warm up your muscles before I break up your adhesions (knots) so that the muscle isn't aggravated to receive the work. Trigger point therapy is also applied to decrease referral pains. Clients with stress, anxiety, muscle tension, and high blood pressure will really benefit from this modality ( please note, relaxation is perceived differently by each client and may vary depending on your level of tightness, goals, and pain tolerance).
60 MINUTE SESSION ~ $80
90 MINUTE SESSION ~ $100
120 MINUTE SESSION ~ $140
ASHIATSU BAREFOOT MASSAGE
This is the ultimate deep tissue massage. I have played around with this technique and I utilize my whole body now instead of just my hips, legs, and feet as taught. Long broad deep strokes are applied with the feet to work out at any tension while inducing a relaxed state of mind (relaxation is perceived differently by each client and may vary depending on your level of tightness, goals, and pain tolerance).
60 MINUTE SESSION ~ $85
90 MINUTE SESSION ~ $105
120 MINUTE SESSION ~ $150
Known as "fluff and buff" or "sleep massage" this light-medium pressure type of massage targets superficial muscles and its goals include increased blood flow and flexibility, reduced stress, and an improved immune system. Some light stretching is included unless you request it not to be.
60 MINUTE SESSION ~ $75
90 MINUTE SESSION ~ $95
120 MINUTE SESSION ~ $130
HOT STONE MASSAGE
Smooth basalt stones are heated to the perfect temperature and are either placed onto areas of your body and/or I massage with them. Hot stones overall create a sedative effect, increase circulatory, promote sleep, reduces anxiety and stress, and decrease muscle tension and pain.
Full Body Hot Stone Massage is a $10 upgrade
and can be applied to any massage session.
I use the silicone cups to create a relaxing Swedish deep tissue massage to move all the toxins upward and to release any other tense muscles. Cupping is a reverse deep tissue. Instead of pushing down, we are pulling up the fascia, muscle, and blood to release tight muscles and boost circulation. Not everybody will leave with marks on their body, but for other clients it can take up to a week for the marks to leave. Many of my clients say it's a weird sensation, but most enjoy it and the benefits ( please note, relaxation is perceived differently by each client and may vary depending on your level of tightness, goals, and pain tolerance).
Full Body Cupping is a $10 upgrade
and can be applied to any massage session
COLD STONE FACIAL MASSAGE
30 MIN ~ $15
This session starts out with using essential oils, followed by headache trigger point work and massage, and then the placement of the marble stones on certain points of the face with compression and massaging. The benefits include reducing dark eye circles, decreasing migraines, and reducing muscle tension.
Fascia is the framework to your body. It encompasses and protects all your organs, muscles, bones, etc. Fascia has a huge impact on your skin, nerves, blood, and pain. When it's constricted, tight, distorted, or it has lots of adhesions then it can constrict your nerves and blood vessels and alter your structure causing you pain. This treatment requires little to no oil and I what I am doing is moving your fascia and slowly letting it melt which tells your body that it can change itself. Depending on the client's goals, I sometimes incorporate this into my sessions unless specifically requested
Thin bian stones are used to scrape your fascia and muscle to break up blood stagnation. In traditional East Asian medicine, you're supposed to scrape until purplish bruising appears, but I don't always scrape until this happens, because usually the client feels relief by the time some redness is showing. Gua sha is meant for focus areas for 5-15mins and since it's not the most relaxing treatment, I make this service complimentary during your sessions.
Essential oils provide an enhanced and calming experience to your massage. I mix the oils with lotion/oil and apply them to your body as I massage. Different oils have different scents and different effects for the body and mind. I love to use peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender to help clear your sinuses and induce relaxation.
The feet have pressure points representing areas of the body that when worked on can relieve pain, stress, certain ailments, etc. I incorporate this into the session.
Please consult your doctor first before receiving massage. I have worked on mothers throughout all trimesters and have never encountered any issues. After 13 weeks we may switch to side-line with pillows or we can use my prenatal cushion which allows the client to lie face down. When booking, choose any massage style with the exception of Ashiatsu. Aromatherapy may be contraindicated; please check with your doctor.