Vanessa continues to host monthly live classes at Learn Reiki Philadelphia and online any time you want. Vanessa is currently 100% booked and cannot schedule any new clients for massage therapy sessions at this time. Please sign up to get notified as soon as Vanessa is accepting new massage therapy clients again.


Old City Philadelphia
Learn Reiki Philadelphia 251 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA Located between Race and Vine streets in historic Old City Philadelphia. Street parking is available, and the location is wheelchair accessible. Click here to schedule your appointment online (You will be taken to the Learn Reiki Philadelphia website).

What Modalities are offered?

Choosing the type of massage that you need is personal and individual to each person and preference. Read the descriptions of each modality below to determine which treatment is best for you. Intensity and pressure can be adjusted to preference for most sessions. If you still aren’t sure, email Vanessa at   to explain your specific needs (pain relief, injury recovery, prenatal, relaxation, etc).

Thai Yoga Massage Sessions

Uniquely customized to meet your comfort  and ability level

Thai Yoga Massage, (also known as Nuad Borarn, Thai Massage, and Thai Bodywork), seamlessly blends massage therapy and assisted yoga stretches. The practitioner rhythmically uses their hands, feet, forearms, and knees to apply the therapeutic techniques. The sessions are performed fully clothed on a mat on the floor. Sessions can also be adapted for the massage table, as well as seated in a massage chair or wheelchair.

Thai Yoga Massage Helps You to:

  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease aches and pains
  • Prepare for labor and delivery
  • Improve muscle pliability
  • Overall relaxation
  • Prepare and recover from sporting events
  • Manage chronic pain

To get the most from our time together you will need wear loose, comfortable clothing and refrain from eating for 60-minutes prior to your session. Please fill out your intake form online while scheduling or arrive 10 minutes early to do so in person.

Therapeutic Massage

Massage therapy with Vanessa is customized to meet your unique needs. Sessions may include a variety of eastern and western techniques that help relieve pain, improve mobility, restore flexibility, and induce relaxation. She uses an effective blend of Swedish massage, deep tissue, massage cupping, stretching, and aromatherapy. Vanessa has experience addressing arthritis, plantar fasciitis, chronic pain, back pain, sports-related injuries, hip pain, mental/emotional stress, and more. Packages and gift certificates available. Please fill out your intake form online while scheduling or arrive 10 minutes early to do so in person.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage has an array of benefits! Enjoy reduced back and joint pain, a better night’s sleep, and a decrease in stress and anxiety. Prenatal massage can be performed in every trimester. This must-have therapy is a great way to help prepare for labor and delivery. Please fill out your intake form online while scheduling or arrive 10 minutes early to do so in person.

Packages & gift certificates available

Cupping Massage

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage. The pressure that the cups create draws blood to the affected area, increasing your blood flow to promote healing or well being. 

Medical Massage

Medical massage therapy is concerned with providing relief for medical conditions. It has sometimes been defined as massage therapy that is performed to treat a condition diagnosed by a medical professional. It can be very helpful for the following conditions: MS, Fibro Myalgia, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Paralysis (can be helpful in treating associated spastic conditions), Injury recovery or pain associated wil illness. Contact Vanessa if you would like to discuss your condition or limitations to be sure you are elligible. You may be allowed to use your HSP (healthcare savings plan) for your appointment. We are working towards accepting insurance in 2020. 

Private Adaptive Yoga Classes

These classes can be combined with Thai Yoga Massage. Private adaptive classes are great for anyone that is a member of a population with reduced mobility. Vanessa had experience working with spinal cord injury and many of the limiting issues that accompany it.  Contact Vanessa if you would like to discuss your specific needs, and accomidations will be made to  ensure your comfort and safety. 

Vanessa is a certified yoga instructor with years of experience in combining a massage therapy wellness career with the benefits of yoga.  Her classes are deeply therapeutic. Clients experience some relief after the first session, but will find that booking a package provides the most drastic changes in pain and stress levels. 


Couples Instructional Massage Lessons

Learn to assist a partner in relieving aches and pains associated with injury, illness, stress, or pregnancy. 

Watch Thai Massage in action!

About Vanessa Hazzard, BASc, LMT

Owner/Teacher of Science & Soul Education For Massage and Movement Professionals

Owner of Science & Soul Education for Massage & Movement Professionals

Vanessa Hazzard, LMT is an author, educator, and massage therapist with 14 years of experience in the massage therapy field. She practices Thai Yoga Massage in Philadelphia, PA. As a practitioner, Vanessa is experienced, and skilled at relieving pain. As a continuing educator, she is thorough and leads fun hands-on classes. She is author of Prenatal Thai Massage: for Relaxation & Pain Relief. Her volunteerism and commitment to mental health and trauma-awareness in yoga and bodywork has landed her features on NPR,, and speaking engagements at Drexel University and non-profit organizations. She has also been featured in Massage Today. Vanessa has shared her expertise as an advisory board member for massage therapy schools, as well as Belmont Behavioral Health’s mood disorder program. Over the past decade, she has taught hundreds of massage therapy professionals at spas, wellness centers, conferences, and retreats. Vanessa has attended International Training Massage (ITM) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and has earned her Bachelor of Applied Science in Massage Therapy at Siena Heights University. She is currently earning her Master of Education in Adult and Continuing Education from Rutgers University.

Her continuing education classes for massage therapists and wellness professionals will increase your knowledge base and affirm your love for healing arts! Each class blends the science and soul of massage therapy! This means that you will be getting an ample amount of anatomy, while also embracing the healing connection between client and therapist. 

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PA Massage License MSG000869 | NCBTMB Approved Provider 451899-12