At Camillus Massage Therapy, we pride ourselves on being the premier stop in Central New York for exceptional massage services. We are not a spa or salon. We are not going to try to pamper you with essential oils and facials and jacuzzi tubs. We are going to offer to you a staff of professionals with a vast array of talents and specialties in order to provide you with just what you need. Whether you are suffering from chronic pain, coping with a recent injury, looking to improve athletic performance, or simply need to escape from the rigors of a hectic schedule, Camillus Massage Therapy has the perfect session waiting for you.


Inside Edge Sports Massage

Coincidentally, Inside Edge is located inside Edge Strength and Conditioning in the city of Syracuse. At Inside Edge, our staff offers mix of Kinesiology, Yoga, and Sports Massage to aid athletes in performance and recovery.

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Partners Medical Massage

We have officially opened our first Partners Medical Massage location. The office is inside Achieve Physical Therapy & Aquatic Center in Syracuse, near the Western Lights Wegmans. Partners Medical Massage is a venture designed to put the massage modality in close proximity to medical providers offering supplementary services. This creates a comprehensive care situation for the patient/client.

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Beginning in 2018, we are starting a venture where we partner with salons to offer massage services within their location. The first of these is Marny & Co in Baldwinsville, NY. Marny and her staff have been referring their clients to us for some time, so the partnership makes all the sense in the world.

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About Us

Camillus Massage Therapy stands apart from most massage offices in that it puts the focus on physical well-being above aesthetic appeal or shared services. We are not a wellness center looking to coerce you into several varied holistic services, nor are we a spa or salon in which beauty comes before pain management or athletic performance. People come to Camillus Massage Therapy to feel better, physically and emotionally.

Our Team

Opened and operated by Christopher Hess, LMT, Camillus Massage Therapy has brought together very talented Licensed Massage Therapists with varied approaches to soft tissue manipulation. For those clients with emotional or spiritual needs beyond massage, we also offer private yoga and reiki sessions on site. We use an integrated approach to address the individual needs of our clients. Whether you have been injured in a car accident, suffer from chronic migraines, or are an aspiring triathlete, we will design a treatment plan to suit your specific needs..

Christopher Hess

Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist

Christopher is a former United States Marine and graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He and his wife have made Camillus their home for more than 14 years and their two boys are students in the West Genesee School District. Chris has been in the massage industry for several years, in both management and therapist positions. Christopher specializes in deep tissue, orthopedic, and sports massage. He is an avid cyclist and runner, and brings his understanding of an athlete’s issues to the treatment room.

Kyle Carleo

Licensed Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Kyle has been a NCCPT certified personal trainer for over 4 years and a Kripalu Yoga Teacher for 3.5 years. He has a strong background in movement along with his experience with weight lifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, functional training, speed and agility training, martial arts, and various styles of yoga. His approach to massage is deeply rooted in a desire to make you move easier and with less discomfort, while working with you to increase postural awareness and efficiency. His approach can be very deep and uncomfortable, but he will always work within your tolerance.

Rebecca Meyers

Licensed Massage Therapist

Rebecca graduated from The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in 2015. She has a passion for nature and astrology and carries herself with a calmness and manner beyond her years. She is deceptively strong and can deliver a very deep and pointed massage. She has an intuitive approach to deep tissue massage and can find almost any elusive trigger point or adhesion.

Stephen Mitchell

Licensed Massage Therapist

Stephen is a 2017 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He shows an amazing aptitude toward orthopedic and medical massage for someone so early in their career. In addition to medical and orthopedic massage, Stephen is a skilled sports massage therapist. He is currently working alongside Christopher Hess, LMT and Kyle Carleo, LMT at Syracuse University as part of Camillus Massage Therapy's contract with the school's athletic department.

Genevieve Alberts

Licensed Massage Therapist

Genevieve is a recent graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Along with her passion for healing, she is a personal trainer, former body builder, and kickboxing instructor. She brings an athlete's approach to massage, but hasn't lost that ability to provide a deeply relaxing massage

Rachel Egan

Licensed Massage Therapist

Rachel is a 2015 graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Her strengths lie in Orthopedic & Deep Tissue Massage. She has a broad knowledge of anatomy, specifically as it pertains to movement and connectivity. She is strong and able, a solid fit for clients of any build.

Alisha Calkins

Licensed Massage Therapist

Graduating Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and getting licensed in 2012, Alisha has had an affinity for massage from a young age. Alisha makes it her goal to ensure a mix of relief and relaxation to each client, and customize the massage based on your needs. Her massage results in a well balanced and intensely cared for body and soul. She began her yoga teacher training in Costa Rica in 2015 and will be finishing in 2016. She shares a deep connection with yoga and wellness as well. When she’s not giving massages you will find her doing yoga anywhere possible or at home with her two German shepherds.

Kathy Scholl

Licensed Massage Therapist

Kathy has been practicing massage since 2004 after graduating from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She has had the privilege of treating a varied client base while striving to raise awareness of massage therapy as a valuable health and wellness tool. Through years of hands-on work, Kathy has gained great appreciation for muscle/body allowances and a deep respect for the innate wisdom of the body. With Swedish Massage as the foundation, an integrated massage approach allows for a tailored session for each client. From relaxation to more focused bodywork; trigger point therapy; stretching and/or range of motion, Kathy looks forward to helping you meet your wellness goal.

Renee Banks

Licensed Massage Therapist

Renee’s desire to help others is what drew her to massage in the first place. She graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in December 2010. While studying at OSTM Renee learned Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques and since has honed her skills to enhance her clients massage experience. Other modalities she has practiced include sports and event massage as well as connective tissue and trigger point therapy. In addition to her massage therapy license Renee holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cazenovia College and works with people with developmental disabilities. Outside of working and helping her clients relax, Renee enjoys running and participating in charitable 5K events. Renee focuses on the full body wellness aspect of massage. She specializes in Swedish massage modalities and seeks to customize her client’s massage with deep tissue and myofascial techniques.

Josh June

Licensed Massage Therapist

Josh is a 2015 Graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He is a father and husband, entering the massage world following a career in which strength was key. He uses that strength, along with an integrative approach, to offer an incredibly relaxing Swedish massage.

Krissy Gallup

Licensed Massage Therapist

Krissy is a December 2015 graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She is strong and knowledgeable, and her ability to heal is astounding for someone so new. Her approach to massage is deceptively relaxing so that you can be unaware how deep the work is.

Scott Warner

Licensed Massage Therapist

Scott is a December 2015 Graduate of The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. He brings a strong knowledge of the body, a firm pressure, and a disarming wit to the treatment room. He is skilled at recognizing trouble areas and using a varied approach of techniques to address those issues.

Rebekah Waldo

Licensed Massage Therapist

Rebekah comes to us from a short time in the Spa side of the massage world. She brings a fantastic Swedish massage to the office, but seeks to do more Therapeutic work with clients. She has a strong knowledge base and balanced body work.

Courtney Chase

Yoga Instructor / Tula Antara

Courtney received her training from Trimurti Yoga in Dharamsala, India. The 5 week journey she took in the motherland of yoga has forever instilled in her that the shift within is always possible. She has trained with so many amazing teachers from different traditions. Their guidance, along with her ever present desire to learn, has made her a diverse instructor. She is experienced in leading gentle practices including yin & restorative, more powerful practices including vinyasa, ashtanga & sivananda, and specialty practices including children’s yoga. She also specializes in private one-on-one sessions to truly mold the practice to the individual. She is passionate about finding balance and cares deeply about sharing the many healing aspects of yoga. Courtney blends her skills as a yoga teacher and as a fitness professional to help guide her students and clients to find their own balance.


Services & Prices

At Camillus Massage Therapy, our goal is to provide those services our clients need to feel better without diluting the process with unneeded frill. In our office, you should expect to receive a massage of exceptional quality. You should not expect to find hot stones, paraffin dip, microderm abrasion or other facial services. Our goal is to work the issues that ail you. Nothing more, nothing less. We also do not scale the cost of our services. In other words, a swedish massage has the same cost as an orthopedic massage. It makes no difference whether you are coming for stress reduction or athletic recovery, our goal is to satisfy your needs, not gouge you for providing deeper work. You will find our rates are slightly lower than the industry standard. There is a good reason for that. We have organized the business to keep costs down, for example, having a receptionist only part time. We have also now partnered with TulA Yoga to offer individualized, one on one, yoga instruction. Yoga can benefit everyone, but not everyone feels ready to step onto a mat in a class setting. This is where one-on-one sessions can be hugely beneficial. Attention is paid to the unique mental, emotional and physical states of the individual utilizing postures, breathing, concentration and meditation. Whether you are new to yoga or looking to advance your practice, personalized private yoga can be an integrative part of your overall optimal health. Yoga is therapeutic for the body, the mind and the soul. No matter where you are on our journey, this ancient practice guides us to a balanced state. Be where you are and yoga will find you there.

Individual Massage

  • 30 Minute Massage $45
  • 45 Minute Massage $58
  • 60 Minute Massage $70
  • 90 Minute Massage $100
  • 120 Minute Massage $130 - please note that not all therapists are available for 120 min sessions

Private Yoga

  • Intro to Yoga $30
  • 60 Minute Yoga Session $70
  • 90 Minute Yoga Session $100

Couples Massage

  • 60 Minute Couples $130
  • 90 Minute Couples $180
  • Please note, Couples Massages cannot be booked online. Call 315-552-0552 or email to book.

Reiki Sessions

  • 45 Minute Reiki $45
  • 60 Minute Reiki $60
  • 90 Minute Reiki $90

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is just some of the questions we get asked on a regular basis. If your question is not listed here, feel free to give us a call or email us.

Do you take insurance?

The quick answer is no. While some premier insurance policies do offer a rider for massage therapy, their rules for payment make it impossible for us to bill. We can, however, provide you detailed notes and a statement of charges so you can submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Can I pay with my FSA or HSA?

If you have a Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account, you can use that to pay for your massage services at Camillus Massage and Inside Edge Sports Massage if you have your debit card with you. If you do not have a card, we can provide you a detailed billing statement to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

Do you offer any salon or spa services?

No. At Camillus Massage and Inside Edge, we provide high quality, professional body work. We do not offer facials, hot stones, waxing, or any other associated services. We do not mean to diminish the value of those services to people seeking them, we are simply not in that business.

Do you accept walk in clients?

Generally, no. In a very rare instance, a therapist may be at the office and not with a client. For example, if a client was a no show, or if there was a small gap between clients. We do not employ a receptionist, which makes greeting walk-ins impossible. We can, however, very often provide same day appoints. Check our schedule page to see what is available.

Do you offer on-site or in-home massage services?

We can provide travel services to clients in select situations. Each request is subject to authorization by the owner. In the event of it being authorized, there is a $25 travel charge added to the cost of the massage.

Do you offer packages?

Absolutely. Packages are available for massages of 60 min or longer and are a Buy Five, Get One Free. There are some times, generally around holidays, when we offer different short term options. Be sure to follow us on social media to be aware of these specials.


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