Massage Williamsburg – Brooklyn Massage NY – Prenatal, Deep Tissue
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 NY State Licensed Therapist with 20 years of massage therapy experience. She started her career in Virginia, where she maintained a private practice for several years. Upon moving to New York in 2006, Amey continued her education at Pacific College. There she focused on learning Eastern modalities and techniques, whilst still working as lead therapist at Club-H in Hoboken. After receiving her NY license she gained quality spa experience at Soho Sanctuary before joining MW's network of independent massage therapists. Additionally, Amey has studied medical qigong, herbal medicine, and aromatherapy. She continues to educate herself in healthful practices. She recently received her Biology degree and is now studying Nutrition & Food Science/ Public Health at NYU. She is passionate about wellness and preventive care. Her massages blend relaxing, soothing work with deep and effective healing.
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).
Olivia is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance at Muhlenberg College. She is highly skilled 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 a part of our network of independent therapists!
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 skilled 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.
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 clients in their best condition.
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.
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. Ellen is a recent graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She 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 join Massage Williamsburg's network of independent professional massage therapists, her strengths include relaxation, deep tissue, facilitated stretching, and shiatsu which are deeply enjoyable.
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 as a therapist, Amanda is in awe of the profound benefits of this practice on both 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.
Anthony 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 each 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 sessions are nurturing and balancing, but always executed with a disciplined, scientific approach. With certifications in perinatal, infant and medical massage, she has enjoyed helping 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 a 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.
Yasu was born and raised in Japan, and has been living in NYC for over 20 years. After an earthquake shook Japan in 2011, she visited some of the most damaged regions and became inspired to pursue a career in the healing modality of massage.
A graduate of the Cortiva Institute and member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Yasu believes in customizing a unique treatment for each client. Her work includes a combination of swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, and shiatsu techniques. She is honored to help her clients lead better lives by releasing tension in their bodies and minds.
Jahaira graduated as valedictorian of her class at Rochester's Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Using a combination of swedish, deep tissue and trigger point therapy she hopes to work with clients to help address their needs. A firm believer that the body responds best to attentive, slow and predictable touch, Jahaira's massage is focused to the client's main complaint and relies on their feedback, making the outcome a joint effort. Jahaira has spent years looking for her niche in the healthcare field and has never felt more fulfilled than when she performs massage.
Sarah is passionate about the positive effects of massage therapy on the mind as well as the body. Growing up as a dancer and athlete in various sports she became in tune with her body at a young age and realized that releasing tension from the muscles was a crucial part of excelling in health and fitness.
After graduating from The New York College of Health Professions in 2009 she became a licensed massage therapist in NY. Her most recent work experience was with Lush Spa where she performed treatments that included sound baths, aromatherapy, passive stretching, reflexology, and more. Sarah specializes in deep tissue and trigger point therapy as well as restorative relaxation massage. Seeing the positive changes she can make in her clients overall well-being is what makes her truly enjoy her work.
Kevin is a NY state licensed massage therapist with 20 years experience in both spa and sports massage. A graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of The American Massage Association, Kevin is also licensed in the state of New Jersey. It is in New Jersey where he began his career in the sports medical field and in 2015 developed the massage department at Franklin Lakes Chiropractor in Franklin Lakes N.J.
Kevin has also worked at some of New York's top spas in including La Prairie at The Ritz Carlton Central Park. Kevin has honed his skills at Swedish, Deep tissue, Sports, Therapeutic and Hot stones and he is also certified in Cupping.
Kevin believes in giving back and volunteers for events like the NYC marathon, Triathlons and Cross Fit competitions. Kevin dedicates himself to each and every client through the healing arts and will find the perfect solution, specific for each client.
Edward is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, and a graduate from the Cortiva Institute and the University of Chicago. He also has additional certifications in Prenatal and Medical Massage. His approach to bodywork is both technical and intuitive. He uses a blend of Swedish and Myofascial techniques to relax the body and improve circulation, then integrates elements of Deep Tissue, Sports, Medical, Thai, and Cranio-Sacral to release muscular tension and realign the body. Over the last six years he has worked with thousands of people and has provided relief for many living with medical and joint conditions, as well as sports injuries.
Jen approaches massage therapy as a dynamic exchange between the practitioner and receiver that guides and empowers the body, with the help of the mind and soul, to tap into the resources it possesses to heal itself. Her passion for healing through touch began at a young age and was informed by her years as a dancer and yogi, grounding her in a body capable of athletic performance and self-healing. The wonder she felt as a student of neuroscience in learning the myriad ways the brain and body were capable of adapting to change and assisting one another in healing from stress and injury impelled her to attend and graduate from the Swedish Institute in order to share this sense of deep appreciation for and knowledge of the amazing bodies we were given. Jen utilizes Swedish strokes, along with perceptive deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, and myofascial stretching techniques to reduce chronic pain and guide your body towards a state of pain free well-being. She works with her clients to educate them on the best ways to correct postural and functional imbalances and to engage in informed self-care. Each client is special to her, and she is both honored and humbled to be trusted to be a part of their journey towards living fully and joyfully in their bodies, and to assist them in caring for something so wonderful.
Jessica has been a therapist for the past seven years after graduating from New York College. She also attended Tristate college of acupuncture for Chinese Medicine studies. Her work has evolved over the years, but mostly consists of deep tissue, medical massage and myofascial manipulation.