Meet The Therapists
Tania V., LMT
I’ve been a massage therapist for 18 years now and consider myself very lucky to have found a career which allows me to improve quality of life for others. Pain manifests in many different forms and it is my job to relieve it using one of the oldest forms of natural medicine in existence. The greatest reward is in knowing I can help somebody feel better and in establishing the trust of doing so in the best way I know how.
Specialties: Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Structural Integration, Medical Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Certified Pre and Post Natal Massage, Onsite/Corporate Chair Massage
Professional License #027355
Florida Academy of Massage, 1997 – 1998
Daniela D., LMT
Daniela is a graduate from the Academy of Massage Therapy. She has been a practicing NY licensed massage therapist since 2007. Her techniques involve eastern and western modalities with an emphasis on deep tissue and facilitated stretching. She’s motivated in helping patients feel connected, balanced and pain-free by appropriately assessing patients’ needs and executing the best course of action with massage therapy.
In addition to massage therapist, she is also an artist, certified Prana Yoga teacher and does volunteer work as an end of life doula. When she’s not working, she’s exploring the outdoors, NYC and collecting hobbies!
Professional License #020215
Academy of Massage Therapy (Hackensack, NJ), 2007
Maria C., LMT
Maria has been a licensed massage therapist for the last 7 years. She specializes in Swedish, Deep tissue, Prenatal massage and chair massage. She services Nassau and Suffolk County. Maria was also a Medical Social worker for 18 years before becoming a massage therapist.
Professional License # 020209-1
New York College of Health Professions, 2007
Shayla W., LMT
“Being a massage therapist is highly gratifying,” says Shayla who is from Queens New York. “I am dedicated to the physical relief of all those I work on.”
Shayla has been practicing massage therapy for the past 6 years. She specializes in Swedish, Deep tissue, Couples massage and Chair massage.
Professional License #025661
Helma Institute of Massage Therapy, (Saddlebrook, NJ), 2008
Nicole J., LMT
I wanted to help people in a natural and holistic way. I feel that the body is made to heal itself and I want to facilitate that healing process.
I specialize in trigger point and deep tissue massage. I have a background working with Chiropractors and Physical Therapists on post surgical and pathological treatments and maintenance programs. I also have knowledge of Shiatsu, Prenatal, and relaxation techniques.
Professional License #024508
Swedish Institute (NY, NY), 2010
Carole T., LMT
I have been licensed and in practice for over fourteen (14) years, and am constantly studying to expand my skill base. I graduated from the Swedish Institute School for Massage and Allied Health Sciences in 1999, where I studied several Swedish-based massage modalities and Shiatsu. I have been practicing in Harlem, New York and adjacent communities since graduation.
In 2000, I studied Lymph Drainage Therapy. I added to my skills set in 2004, when I traveled to Maui, Hawaii to study Hawaiian Temple Massage (Lomi Lomi). In 2009, I became certified in Applied Vitaflex and Raindrop Technique.
Professional License #012474
Swedish Institute (NY, NY), 1999
Migdalia A., LMT
Migdalia has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years. She is a graduate of The Swedish Institute of N.Y. She believes that everyone deserves to experience massage in their lives. “massage isn’t just for relaxation but for healing as well” says Migdalia. Migdalia specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal and chair massage. Migdalia has been married for over 30 years to her husband Kent, whom together have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Professional License # 006563-3
Swedish Institute (N.Y. N.Y.) 1991
Elissa F., LMT
Elissa is a recent graduate of Cortiva Institute in Hoboken, NJ and has been working independently in the field since May 2013. Her interests lie mostly in clinical massage, with a focus on customized therapeutic sessions to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by stress, and other illnesses.
Modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai Massage, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Chair Massage.
Currently licensed as a Massage and Bodywork Therapist in New Jersey, she is completing the New York State education requirements to obtain dual licensure by August 2014.
Profession License # 18KT00624800
Cortiva Institute (Hoboken, NJ), 2013
CPR and First Aid Certified (2013-2015)
JORGE A., LMT
Jorge has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013. He is especially trained in many modalities. He schooled at the great Swedish institute and also Cortiva school for Massage Therapy. He is dual licensed in NY and NJ.
“I am dedicated to helping people with pain management. My style is very clinical; therapeutic with a twist of relaxation. My work is very client detailed. My motto is ‘it’s not just a massage, it’s Body Therapy.’
Modalities: Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Swedish, Prenatal, Sports, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Shiatsu
License # (NY): 027908
License # (NJ): 18KT00537800
ATSUHIKO K., LMT
“I was born and raised in Japan surrounded by healthcare practitioner relatives. In 1994, I moved to New York where I added a strong anatomical and technical background to the talent that I was born with at Swedish Institute in Manhattan. After 1200 hours of study, I earned an Associate degree in Occupational Studies in 2006 and became a NY State Board certified massage therapist in 2007. In 2008, I received certification from ARCB and became a nationally certified Reflexologist. In addition I am a member of AMTA and NCBTMB.
My Swedish massages are traditional but unique with the combination of my knowledge of Eastern theories and techniques.”
License #: 020331 -1
JORGE R., LMT
Jorge became interested in complimentary & alternative treatments over 20 years ago when he started working for a non-profit organization that taught its clients about the mind-body-spirit connection when managing chronic/co-morbid conditions. Taking a course on auricular acupuncture for detoxification of substances and relaxation of those addicted, led to further interest in various modalities, such as Shiatsu and Reiki. Jorge, being an educator, helping others from “in front of the room” soon discovered the energetic connection between all living beings while teaching and practicing meditation techniques. This eventually led to the study and practice of Reiki.
This journey led to Jorge enrolling and graduating the New York College for Health Professions in Syosset, NY, where he obtained his degree in Massage Therapy. By way of Massage Therapy, he can continue to help others on a more personal, energetic and ‘wholistic’ level. Being a Massage Therapist for the past two years, Jorge’s intention when approaching each treatment is being a part of the client’s healing process; by incorporating Reiki energy work in all his treatments; his main focus is for the individual to be left with a sense of relief, relaxation and rejuvenation.
License #: 027318-1
AVRIL S., LMT
“I am a New York State licensed Massage Therapist with an Associate degree in Occupational Studies from The Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in 2011. I am experienced in Medical Massage, Sports massage, Deep tissue, and Swedish massage. My goal is to create a unique massage that is beneficial for each individual client.”
License #: 025700-1
MILDRED A., LMT
Mildred Akbar began her journey in massage over 15 years ago having taken an infant massage course as a way to help her youngest daughter’s recovery. It wasn’t until 2010 that she decided to pursue a full time career in Massage Therapy and has no regret. Milldred defines her technique as a Customized Therapeutic Massage which incorporates the various areas of study she has specialized in over the years. (These include: Deep Tissue with Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy/Medical Massage, Thai Level I, MyoFascial Release, Hot Stone, Quantum Touch, Bamboo Massage and more).
“I believe that it’s what I was meant to do, to help those in pain and under stress”.
License #: 18KT00034000
DAWN F., LMT
Dawn brings her therapeutic massage therapy to spas, client’s homes, and businesses in New York City. Dawn graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She practices a variety of massage techniques such as chair massage, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and reflexology. Her specialty is a relaxing Swedish massage. Prior to changing careers, Dawn was an Administrative Professional with 10+ years of experience in, managing a clinical research in academia.
License #: 027271-1
MARITZA C., LMT
Maritza Crespo is a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She was born and raised in New York City but received her degree in Spanish Literature from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Maritza has been practicing massage therapy since 2011 when she graduated from the Academy of Massage Therapy in Hackensack, NJ. Maritza operates her own practice in her home office in the Bronx and is independently contracted to perform chair massages in various corporate offices all over New York City. She specializes in therapeutic massages that bring immediate and lasting relief.
License #: 025434-1
LAURIE ANNE E., LMT
“I have been a licensed Massage Therapist for 5 rewarding years.
My previous career required me to work on a computer all day, resulting in chronic neck and shoulder discomfort. Receiving massage on a regular basis helped me tremendously and was not only the reason I became a Massage Therapist, but also the reason I specialize in office chair massage. I know what it’s like to sit at a computer for hours on end. I get it, and I can help. I take the time to teach my clients about basic ergonomics and simple self-help techniques that can alleviate pain.
I also specialize in Manual Lymphatic Drainage which is extremely effective in relieving swelling and promoting healing after having surgery or an injury. I earned a Lymphatic Therapy Certification in 2011 from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.
I love my job and I am passionate about promoting and proving the benefits of massage. I truly believe that it leads to a more healthy and balanced life.”
License #: 18KT00121300
NAYDA M., LMT
Nayda Maymi is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a highly skilled massage therapist with almost two decades of experience. She has worked at a number of high-end hotels, luxury spas, and sports clubs, including the Intercontinental Hotel, Equinox, and Manhattan Plaza Health Club. An exceptional talent, Nayda was given an honorable mention in Allure magazine as one of the best in the massage industry.
License #: 008312
JANISE B., LMT
License #: 027971-1
PETER B., LMT
Peter graduated from the famed Swedish Institute in 1996, and has been specializing in On-Site Chair Massage for 18 years. Other specialized modalities include Cranial-Sacral Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, and Reiki (Second Degree).
License #: 009178-1
CHRISTOPHER C., LMT
I graduated from the Swedish institute college of health sciences in 2013. I’m certified in deep tissue massage. I use an integrative approach specializing in deep tissue, Swedish and stretching techniques. I believe in providing individual care, educating the client about their body and careful listening to achieve the goals of each Individual. Adding stretching, movement and kneading to provide a restorative, therapeutic treatment that aids in the body’s natural healing process and reconnect the person as a whole.
License #: 028122-1
JOHANNA G., LMT
License #: 028463-1
SOLOMAN CHARLES L., LMT
License #: 011585-1
OFER O., LMT
Ofer is a New York State Licensed Massage therapist with 1,030 hours of training.
Ofer also holds a national certification.
His specialties include: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic drainage massage, Chair Massage and Cranial Release Teghnique-CRT.
Ofer’s unique warm personality puts clients at ease and his masterful techniques allows the clients to feel refreshed and rejuvenated at the end of the session.
License #: 023102-1
SOPHIA R., LMT
Sophia is a massage therapist licensed in both New York and New Jersey, who wholeheartedly believes in the power and benefits of bodywork. To deliver the best possible service, she says, “I use an intuitive approach that often integrates portions of different modalities in order to provide you with a customized session based on your unique situation.”
License #: 027051-1
SHERI H., LMT
Seasoned professional for over 15 years, my experience runs the gamut of most of the five star hotel spas in New York City, as well as, hospitals, chiropractors, fitness centers and holistic healing centers.
“My style is customized to the needs of the individual, but encompasses Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, reflex, thai yoga massage and medical rehab.”
License #: 008097-1
ELISE P., LMT
“I was a stay at home mom that went to a women’s retreat with our local YMCA for the weekend. I signed up for a massage while I was there. I loved it so much and had the thought of someday being able to make people feel that great for a living.”
Elise has been working as a massage therapist since 1999. As her children grew older, Elise was able to devote more time to massage therapy and has worked alongside a chiropractor and at a spa. Elise loves walking, biking and hiking, as well as cooking and reading.
License #: 18KT00455000
DANIEL A., LMT
My name is Daniel Aliyev. I am 23 years old and currently residing in Staten Island. I am a Swedish Institute graduate from the Massage Therapy program. Nothing gives me a greater sense of joy than to see a client’s relieved expression on their face . I find that as an LMT, the facilitation of healing is not only one of the best things you can do for someone else, but it is also a very centering notion for oneself. My specialty lies in being able to connect to a client on an energetic level first, before engaging physical tissue. The most crucial facet of massage, is building trust with your client because it is the foundation to the healing process. One can not truly open up into a space of healing if their mind is uncomfortable and not at rest. My biggest virtue is the be a trust worthy person. Other things about me: I speak Russian, I perform Fire Poi spinning as well as teach the art of Poi, I also practice the Japanese skill toy called Kendama.
License #: 028891-1
MEGAN K., LMT
A successful massage therapist for over a decade, Megan enjoys delivering the art of “instant gratification” that a professional therapeutic massage can offer. Whether it be for 10 minutes or 2 hours, Megan zeroes in on what ails you. After listening to what you need and applying her effective bodywork and energy techniques including Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Reiki, you walk away feeling so much better. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table with education in nutrition, wellness, yoga and self-care techniques.
License #: 026100
ELIMANI N., LMT
Hi I am Elimani Njau and I have been a Massage Therapist for 8 years.I attended Somerset school of Massage Therapy and Helma Institute in NJ and got my New York licence.I am trained in Swedish,Neuromuscular therapy,Myofascial Release,Reflexology and Sports Massage.I mainly do chair massage and incorporate these techniques depending on the clients needs.
My father an artist inspired me to become a therapist as he would paint and sculpt for hours and his head and neck would hurt and he would call me to massage his head and shoulders and would feel better.God has also blessed me with big hands that can be used as a vessel to heal and help others.
License #: 021115-1
JADE S., LMT
“When I was 15 years old I received my first massage at one of the top Day Spas in New Jersey. From that moment on I knew I wanted to be a massage therapist. I prepared all throughout high school with Anatomy & Physiology classes. In 2005, I enrolled in the best massage school in New Jersey, Somerset School of Massage Therapy. While in school I studied the art of Swedish Massage, Relaxation Reflexology, Sports Massage, Prenatal, and Various Spa techniques. Some years later, I enrolled in an Advanced Massage Therapy Program at Cortiva Institute wherein I learned Orthopedic, Neuromuscular, and Acupressure techniques.”
License #: 18KT00501200
Michele R. , LMT
Michele Redd is a passionate, gifted and guided Massage therapist specializing in unique forms of Holistic Healing Massage, including Swedish, Deep tissue, Pre-natal and Myofascial. She is a Certified Reiki Master, practicing the ancient healing modalities of Ancient Egyptian Reiki which dates back thousands of years as well as the Usui Shiki Ryoko tradition. She has studied sports massage, myofascial, deep tissue and Swedish and is a graduate of Cortiva Institute for Massage in Hoboken, New Jersey 2011. She currently has a mobile private practice in Bergen County, New Jersey.
Her hobbies and passions include helping others, Yoga, African dance, ballroom dance, rollerblading, kickboxing and long walks in nature and beaches.
YESENIA L., LMT
Yesenia is my given name and name registered to do business as a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of New Jersey. I am mainly known as Jessie to most of my clients and co-workers.
I recently received my License in 2013 from The Institute for Therapeutic Massage in Morristown. After completing the 600 hours and my clinical, I am very thankful that I am at the professional level now. I am very grateful for listening to my coworkers, who with their comments and discovery in my touch, lead me to finally get registered and receive my license.
I believe that our bodies communicate to us clearly and precisely when it is looking to be inspired and relaxed by a moment of tranquility, aroma therapy or sounds of a quiet lake and peaceful garden escape. Let my energy help lift you to reach this goal and transform you in to the newly rejuvenated peaceful you.
License #: 18KT00866800