Massage Williamsburg is a Woman-Owned Business, employing a diverse, talented group of highly skilled individuals and working with stellar independent New York State licensed therapists, certified in prenatal massage. We believe in treating people with respect, and are committed to non-discriminatory hiring practices and to environmental sustainability. Our motto is to Help and Heal, and we bring this to the greater community via regular social responsibility, partnering with non-profits for volunteer work that shares our values. We hold the firm belief that a better feeling body produces a better feeling mind. Our practice stems from the desire to provide the nurturing touch that helps people unwind and heal. Please also visit our sister location, Massage Greenpoint.
The Massage Williamsburg Difference
- We are Pain Relief Specialists. Our sessions are tailored to your needs, and designed to treat areas of tension and discomfort.
- We Pay Attention to the details that matter most to you: There's no extra charge for advanced massage techniques like Deep Tissue or Trigger Point Therapy.
- We Don't Skimp on Time: Licensed Massage Therapists offer full 60 or 90 minute sessions, so you can relax into a full hour of hands-on time.
- There are break times in between sessions, so therapists are energized, focused, and ready to work on you.
- We do a thorough health intake with our clients, working hard to understand and address your needs. Tell us what areas are bothering you, so we can focus on helping you feel better!
- LMT's create and set their own schedules, so they are never working on you when they would rather be doing something else.
- Therapists are warm, friendly and knowledgeable, and always happy to take the time to demonstrate stretches and techniques that you can take home with you, so you’ll get the most out of your session.
"I love this job! I get to be the best part of my clients day, every day!"
Rachel Beider – Owner and Therapist
Massage Williamsburg treatment rooms were built especially for you. Our rooms come equipped with soft flannel sheets, a table warmer that can be adjusted to your comfort, both scented and unscented massage oil of your choosing, a lavender eye pillow, lots of blankets, bolsters and pillows for your comfort. We play soft music and use dim lighting to create a quiet, peaceful ambiance for you to enjoy while you unwind.
Meet Our Therapists
Owner, Licensed Massage Therapist, Business Consultant, & Professional Doula
Rachel Beider is the proud owner of Massage Williamsburg and our sister location, Massage Greenpoint. Rachel started the clinical practice in 2008 with the intention of combining a medically based massage practice with the relaxing environment of a healing space. Her motto is “Delicious Pain, Not Scary Pain”. She first studied massage in Thailand on a trip through India and Southeast Asia, becoming certified in Thai Massage at the WatPo School in Bangkok. She graduated from the Swedish Institute, and became Licensed as a Massage Therapist in NY. Rachel is certified in Aromatherpy, Prenatal Massage, and has taken the ALACE training to become a Professional Doula. Rachel also helps individuals working in the wellness field to grow their practices through business coaching. Rachel enjoys teaching workshops and speaking at wellness events. She also volunteered weekly at Friends in Deed, providing compassionate and supportive massage to clients facing terminal illness, and regularly volunteers with NY Cares. She is a member of the AMTA, and sits on the Board of Pacific College.
Robert is a new resident of the state of California, and is currently not practicing massage at our studios anymore. Robert's technique is informed by over eight years of experience working in high end spas, clinical settings, and with elite performers. A graduate of the Swedish Institute and Ohio Wesleyan University, he has studied both Eastern and Western massage modalities and strives to stay current with the latest in proven pain science and stress management techniques. He is licensed in New York, certified in medical massage, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. We will miss him and his wonderful work! Wishing you all the best, Robert.
Amanda is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. She believes that each body tells a story, and attends to the verbal and non-verbal cues that reveal. Combining an Eastern and Western understanding of the body, she works very thoughtfully and thoroughly. She has a BA in Dance and business minor from DeSales University, and is a certified Hypnotist. An avid yogi as well, she utilizes her heightened kinesthetic awareness to guide her clients toward a deeper understanding of posture and movement, and how this relates to their overall well-being and comfort in their own bodies. Amanda is equally proud and grateful to be a part of Massage Williamsburg.
Jacki’s massage career began informally at a very young age, when she would massage the ALS-related aches out of her grandmother’s hands and legs in exchange for a seat on Grandma’s lap during “Jeopardy”. Little did Jacki know that years later, she would combine her need to learn how everything works with her desire to care for others by studying massage. After graduating from SUNY Orange with an A.A.S. Degree in Massage Therapy and receiving her NY State license in 2004, Jacki worked as a spa therapist, most recently at Great Jones Spa in Manhattan. She has also worked with various charitable organizations, volunteering her time and skills to provide massage to people who would not be able to access such therapy. Jacki has developed her massage therapy skills over the last 10 years by working on a widely varied population, including athletes, expectant mothers, the elderly, and cancer battlers and survivors. As a runner and skater, Jacki knows the value of keeping the body in excellent working order. She combines modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and stretching in an empathetic and compassionate way, with the goal of increasing the client’s holistic wellness with every session.
Amey is a graduate of Pacific College, and a NY State Licensed Therapist with over 15 years of experience. She gained experience at the famed Soho Sanctuary Spa and Spa H, before starting her career at Massage Williamsburg. Amey is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and is currently studying for her Medical Qigong Certification. Her massages blend relaxing, soothing spa quality work with deep and effective healing.
Sarah is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist having graduated Valedictorian from Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Rochester. She discovered the profound benefits of massage while working on her BFA in musical theater, especially the use of massage to release the jaw and relieve TMJ pain. She is devoted to her Ashtanga yoga practice, swimming, dance, hiking, singing, and traveling. Sarah finds immense joy in empowering others to explore the benefits of massage and to come back home to their bodies. Her sessions are informed by your specific needs on a given day and include a blend of myofascial techniques, active release, and breath work. She works with people from all walks of life. She is certified and specializes in TMJ pain relief, utilizing intra-oral massage. She is well-versed in prenatal, sports, and relaxation massage. She will become certified in Yoga Therapy in the fall and is also working on expanding her TMJ work to include voice and swallowing disorders. Sarah has worked at Great Jones Spa, Space for Wellness, Body Mechanics NYC, within the theater community, and is thrilled to have a home at Massage Williamsburg!
Owner of Church Ave Yoga & Bodywork Center, Bob is a licensed massage therapist practicing a holistic orthopedic approach to massage therapy. Bob is an apprentice of Tui Na master, Errol Lynch, emphasizing Tui Na in his sessions, as well trigger point therapy, myofascial release, PNF stretches, and traditional Chinese acupressure, creating a cohesive treatment that will address each patient’s specific conditions and goals. In addition, Bob maintains a daily Ashtanga Yoga practice under the guidance of Eddie Stern. Along with an extensive knowledge of the world’s religious traditions, as well as a background in writing and music, Bob is also an editor and teacher of many things creative and strange.
Kazu is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. He is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of The American Massage Therapy Association. Kazu also works as a massage therapist at a physical therapy clinic in Manhattan. His specialty is a blend of trigger point therapy and swedish massage to address tension in the back, neck, and shoulders. Kazu is also incredibly proficient in deep tissue massage, traditional shiatsu, and stretching. Kazu moved to New York City in 2008 from Japan, where he was born and raised. Having spent extensive time in both countries, he has mastered both Eastern and Western practices.
Kurt specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage, incorporating myofascial release, trigger point techniques, and sports massage into his practice. He has trained in Shiatsu massage as well. Clients benefiting from his expertise range from Broadway performers, to attorneys, cooks, people who suffer from work-related stress and repetitive physical tasks, as well as the elderly and individuals with chronic illness. Kurt has worked in both clinics and spas and enjoys partnering with clients to achieve their personal health goals, whether they are post-injury rehabilitation, personal maintenance, or simply relaxing the body and quieting the mind. Kurt is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, and licensed by New York State and certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
Richard’s background includes a strong foundation in both eastern and western massage techniques. He is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo, the Swedish Institute and a member of the AMTA. Trained in various techniques including, Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy; Richard is a life long learner constantly looking to broaden his knowledge and skill set. Whether it’s pain relief, relaxation, addressing specific injuries or conditions, each client is unique. Therefore he prefers to use an integrative approach fusing various modalities crafting a massage to address the client’s specific needs and general wellbeing. Richard is certified in Prenatal massage, and his clients value his nurturing approach.
Olivia is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance at Muhlenberg College. She has received training in Swedish, Shiatsu, Reiki, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial release. Olivia combines Western and Eastern modalities to create a holistic approach for clients who want to gain body awareness, address an injury, or want to improve their general well being. Because of her extensive dance background, she has a heightened sense of body awareness that translates to clients while receiving bodywork. Olivia is a member of the AMTA and is happy to be at Massage Williamsburg!
Jali is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. Jali’s journey to becoming a licensed massage therapist was guided by his passion to help others and his drive to help improve his clients’ overall health through massage. Jali’s sessions are client-centered, and he is trained in a variety of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports massage, Myosfascial Massage, Trigger point Therapy, and Shiatsu. He uses the therapeutic and relaxation practices of Western and Eastern massage to help bring healing to his clients on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level. Jali has worked on athletes at various sporting events which include Westchester Triathalon and Toughman Half Ironman, offering post-event sport massage to the participants. Jali is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and he is honored to be at Massage Williamburg.
Adrian is a licensed massage therapist and massage therapy teacher. With a lifelong interest in massage therapy, Adrian began practicing in 2010 after graduating from SUNY Morrisville. He has worked side by side with over a dozen chiropractors and other medical professionals, studying rehabilitative techniques and trigger point therapy, along with AIS (stretches) and energetic balancing. He most enjoys working on CTS, TOS, sciatic issues, fibromyalgia, spasms, migraines, and repetitive motion injuries. His clinical approach to work is what keeps client's in their best condition.
Felicia is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy. She enjoys working in deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, and shiatsu modalities. She is certified in medical massage, as well as prenatal massage, and is passionate about muscle-specific therapeutic work. Felicia strives to tailor each session to meet the individual needs of each client, providing an atmosphere of healing and energy flow.
Ashley is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and is a NY Licensed Massage Therapist, She has previously worked and practiced massage at Equinox, Greenhouse holistic, and Eastside Massage. Ashley specializes in relaxation and pain management techniques with a knack for myofascial and trigger point therapy.
Miles has been practicing massage for three years, specializing in deep tissue and relaxation massage. He previously worked at SevenBell Fitness where he focused primarily on sports massage techniques and working with athletes. Miles is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and member of the AMTA.
Tommy is a graduate of New York College, is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. He began training in the healing arts over 23 years ago and has previously worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, martial arts instructor and competitor, and postural and breathing coach. Tommy is a big believer in massage as a healing art, as it is something he has used to maintain himself for his entire life.
If you've visited us at Massage Williamsburg in the past few years, you probably recognize Ellen from her time as a receptionist and studio manager with us. Ellen originally began her massage therapy career at The Mindful Body in San Francisco in 2007, and—after 5 years of practice in the state of California—she moved to NYC where she recently completed her Licensed Massage Therapy certification for the State of New York. A recent graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Ellen is delighted to begin practicing at Massage Williamsburg! Her work is dynamic and informed by the practice and teachings of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, India. Ellen is also a formally trained Chef, a Certified Gerson Therapy caregiver, and a seasoned Birthing Doula. Ellen enjoys creating a balanced bodywork session by incorporating Ayurveda, 5 element theory of Chinese medicine, and classical Swedish/Deep Tissue techniques.
Aaron, a graduate of the Swedish Institute and an AMTA member, has always felt that a holistic approach to healing and health maintenance is the key to a person living a happy life. While practicing martial arts for over 20 years, he learned about many different ways the body could be damaged, but in a search for balance, became inspired to learn more about the body’s healing processes—especially when facilitated by massage. Aaron believes that every individual is different and that treatment should not be limited to a single “style” or “modality.” He uses everything in his arsenal (including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu and Myofascial techniques) to address the client’s specific needs and to develop a holistic treatment plan with them. He is a New York State licensed massage therapist.
Enentsa is a NYS licensed massage therapist, graduate of Swedish Institute, and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She's also been an ALACE trained labor support doula since 2001, which imparts her massage work with a focused, nurturing, and intuitive quality. Excited to work with Massage Williamsburg, her strengths include relaxation, deep tissue, facilitated stretching, and shiatsu. Enentsa's work is deeply relaxing and enjoyable.
Krystle has been a massage therapist for 3 years after graduating from the Swedish Institute in New York City in 2013. She uses an integrative approach specializing in trigger point work, deep tissue, Swedish Massage, sports massage, and shiatsu techniques. She combines intuition and advanced technical skills to provide a welcoming touch that allows clients to feel deeply relaxed and that her sessions are accomplishing something. Krystle provides individually tailored treatment based on her client needs. For every client, her goal is to help facilitate healing.
Amanda studied massage therapy at Pacific College in NYC and The School of Healing Arts in San Diego, and she has taken additional courses in massage for people with cancer and hospital-based massage. Amanda is also a certified yoga instructor, trained on an ashram in India. Her interest in mind-body healing was sparked while studying physical theater at NYU. With ten years of experience working as a therapist, Amanda is in awe of the profound benefits of this practice on both her clients and herself. Her sessions primarily consist of slow careful strokes that blend Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. She is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist.
Tony is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tony began his journey with massage therapy to help others and to promote healing (self-healing specifically) through touch. He considers the relationship between therapist and client a real team effort in achieving the client's health goals. Tony considers his work a combination of deep tissue and trigger point therapy with a Swedish, relaxation-type flow. He is a passionate and knowledgeable Licensed Massage Therapist.
Yelena has over 20 years of experience in the holistic wellness and fitness industry. Yelena began exploring her career with martial arts and boxing, developing herself into a personal fitness specialist, later on discovering her passion for Massage Therapy and Acupuncture. Yelena holds a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology, and her Master's Degree in Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture. She is a New York State licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Pacific College, specializing in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and prenatal massage. Yelena has worked with pregnant women at the Lutheran Hospital, focusing on their fitness, wellness and preparing for labor with massage therapy and acupuncture. Yelena loves what she does and is passionate about her clients' health and wellness. Her motto is "Healing the world, One body at a time." Yelena also enjoys dancing and performing on a semiprofessional level as a salsa dancer.
Nora blends elements of Swedish, Shiatsu and Ayurvedic massage to customize treatments for each individual clients needs. Her work is nurturing and balancing, but always executed with a disciplined, scientific approach. With certifications in perinatal, infant and medical massage, she has enjoyed working with pregnant women, musicians, fellow jiu jitsu practitioners and everyone in between.
Melissa became a licensed massage therapist in 2000. Since then, she has become certified in the following massage modalities; Thai, Sports, I-Stretch, Pre-natal, Amma and Lomi-Lomi. Melissa is also a 500 hour certified yoga teacher through Yogaworks. Throughout Melissa's career, she has worked in the spa industry under different titles; spa owner, lead therapist and director. Melissa has garnered local and national acclaim for her work and has been featured in magazines, some of which include; Essence, Departures, Les Nouvelle Esthetique and Dayspa Magazine. Currently, Melissa is an adjunct massage professor at Mildred Elley and teaches classes in; Sports, Swedish and Shiatsu. In addition, Melissa is the Career Services Manager at Cortiva Institute.
Jessica is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles. She has over 16 years of experience practicing massage therapy and is adept at intuitively blending techniques- such as Swedish, myofascial, deep tissue, Shiatsu, Thai, medical, trigger point, energy balancing, prenatal and more- to most effectively treat her client’s current condition and help them to restore their body’s vital energy to a balanced state so that the deepest healing can occur on all levels. Jessica is also a yoga instructor in the hatha-raja lineage of Sri Dharma Mittra and has instructed students and trained other teachers in NYC and around the world in not only the physical practice of yoga, but that of compassion, intuition, and deep meditation. She holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York.
Montserrat is a NY state licensed and board certified Acupuncture and Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine receiving a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and from the Swedish Institute receiving her degree in Massage Therapy. With more then 12 years of experience in the Alternative Medicine and Fitness world, Montserrat specializes in a wide range of concerns but primarily her focus is pain, sports related issues, stress and its many disorders. Alternative Medicine and Fitness have always been her passion and because of this, she makes sure to keep current on anything related to them. In her sessions, her treatment plan consists of incorporating different modalities in order to best address each individuals concerns and help speed their healing process.
Jillian graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2013. She utilizes her knowledge and creative energy to deliver customized treatments in a client-focused and healing manner. In addition to being a New York State licensed massage therapist, Jillian holds a certification in CPR and First Aid.
Tracey is a licensed massage therapist with over a decade of experience. She graduated from the Swedish Institute and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tracey loves to create fully customized, results-based treatments for each client, which not only yield immediate feelings of relief, but ultimately contribute to the ongoing wellness of the whole person. She combines a variety of modalities and Eastern and Western techniques in order to achieve these results,specializing in deep, specific work (deep tissue), Swedish, Myofascial Release,and Sports Massage, including passive stretching. She has special experience working with artists and entertainers, musicians, actors, athletes, and dancers. She recently relocated to Brooklyn from the Hudson Valley where she was a valued therapist at the Glenmere Mansion.
A graduate of New York City's Swedish Institute at the top of her class, Suzanne possesses enthusiasm and knowledge about the body's capabilities to heal through a number of hands-on techniques. She studied with and became certified in Medical Massage with Janine Strenta. She approaches the body bearing in mind both Eastern and Western modalities. Her incorporation of stretching, deep tissue engagement and myofascial release help the body regain its flexibility and vitality. Her life's mission, to make the world a little better every day expands into every session with her intuitive and firm touch. Suzanne studied Agroecology and Ecopsychology at Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. When she is not working with clients, she is developing her two-decades long yoga practice or engaging in a number of social causes.
Opportunities at Massage Williamsburg
Could you be our next Massage Therapist or Front Desk Manager? If you are a talented, hardworking, knowledgeable and NY State Licensed, contact us to apply at MassageWilliamsburg (@) gmail.com