I am licensed by the state of New York and a NCBTMB, nationally certified massage therapist (BCTMB). As a current member of the Faculty and a 2013 graduate of the massage program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM-NYC), I am formally trained in western massage science and basic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I am a integrative health practitioner offering therapeutic massage and energy work (Reiki) that empowers patients and clients to maintain health and enjoy life.
More than 5 years of experience and training guide me to the effective use dozens of therapeutic massage techniques – disciplines developed from the East and West alike -- all designed and implemented toward what will best help you heal. Click here to learn more about the services I offer and the techniques I utilize, including my specialized massage therapy certifications.
My passion for being a massage therapist is a direct result of experiencing how complementary techniques have helped me live well and enjoy life while navigating extreme physical challenge. Since my early teens, I have lived with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), a life-altering arthritic disease of the spine that also affects my hips, shoulders and mobility. I have experienced several major surgeries that were complemented by thousands of hours of physical therapy and other mobility enhancing therapies like massage. My personal and professional life-experience has helped me gain deep, practical insight into the physical science of movement and to understand how to work with pain. Most importantly, my experience qualifies me to be an effective and compassionate massage therapist who can help you achieve your therapeutic goals.
Licensed by the State of New York, nationally board certified by the NCBTMB. My practice is located at 37th ST & 8th Avenue, New York City.