Welcome to
Maura Purpora
Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage Therapy

 Five-Element Shiatsu

  Face Lift Massage  

  Lymphatic Drainage 


Healthy Well-Being

My specialties are:

  • Therapeutic Massage for overall stress reduction 
  • Medical Massage for specific injuries and ailments 
  • Manual  Lymphatic Drainage to alleviate swelling in the limbs
  • Face Lift Massage gives deep relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Five-Element Shiatsu balances the chi energy in the body for better health and vitality.


What Can Massage Therapy Do For Me?

  • Physical and psychological stress can take a toll on your body.  Massage is a mini-vacation that gives you greater flexibility and body awareness, deeper breathing and better posture.  Massage also increases circulation and releases endorphins that have a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system.  Lotion or oil is applied.    

  • The Mehta Face Lift Massage modality from the London Centre of Indian Champissage International can have many benefits, some of which are: to promote a relaxed, more youthful appearance, reduce under-eye bags and puffiness, improve skin tone, relieve headaches, eye strain and insomnia, just to name a few.  No lotion or oil is used.  

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage is helpful in reducing swelling of the limbs known as lymphedema or edema, by using techniques that activate the lymphatic system.  Lotion or oil is applied.

  • Five-Element Shiatsu is a form of bodywork that utilizes the meridian system as well as some of the principles of acupuncture (using stretches, thumb and palm pressure instead of needles) to balance the chi energy of the body for better health and vitality.  Loose, comfortable clothing are worn and no lotion or oil is applied. 

Experienced Knowledge

I am a licensed massage therapist with 33 years' experience.  

For seven years, I treated patients with work-related injuries at the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Clinical Center for Environmental and Occupational Medicine and have been treating people with repetitive strain injury since 1991.

I enjoy my work tremendously because of the results I see in my practice.  Massage is the perfect antidote for the wear and tear of modern living.  I invite you to try it!

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Call or Text (917) 774-9146

Maura Purpora, L.M.T.

80 5th Avenue, Suite 906, New York, NY 10011

At the southwest corner of 14th Street


Week Days, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

By Appointment Only