MASSAGE SPECIALISTS

LICENSED NEW YORK MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Each one of our staff members are licensed New York massage therapists who have gone above and beyond in training. They have been hand selected for Orthopedic massage and working with injury, because they excel in more than one area. Each has gone through a training program organized by the owner, who attended school massage school in Canada where massage is a much more challenging full rehabilitory medical program, rather than the New York standard massage program.

Ksenia

Specialty: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Prenatal Massage L.M.T.

Ksenia speaks English, Russian and Italian. She holds a B.A. from CUNY Hunter College and has trained in sports massage, the Strenta method for medical massage as well as myofascial work. She is a personal trainer and a former ballroom dancer.
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Neisha

Specialty: Sports Massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage L.M.T.

Neisha is a native New Yorker. She acquired her bachelor of science degree in business from the university at Albany in 2011 and immediately after, her associates degree in massage therapy from The Swedish Institute in 2012.
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Autumn

Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage and Deep Tissue.

Autumn Kohl is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health and Science in NYC.  She has worked in some of New York’s best spas and is sure to deliver a 5 star experience.
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Yvonne

Specialty: Sports Massage, Sports injury, Deep tissue, TMJ program, Post-Mastectomy/Breast Cancer Massage L.M.T.

Yvonne was raised in Southern California but left at the earliest opportunity to attend Barnard College in New York, and has considered the city her true home ever since.
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Matt

Specialty: Medical Massage, TMJ Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy L.M.T.

After years of living with challenging chronic pain with little relief, Matt became interested in health in order to empower himself. Through studying everything he could find on the science of pain, movement, massage, psychology, and neurophysiology.
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Sylvia

Specialty: Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Medical/Sports Massage Therapy, TMJ program, Post-
Mastectomy/Breast Cancer Massage L.M.T.

Sylvia is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist graduating with an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Swedish Institute. She has over five years of experience working as a massage therapist at chiropractic offices and wellness centers.
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Leela

Specialty: Medical/Sports Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy L.M.T.

Leela is an native New Yorker and Nationally Certified with licenses in the states of New York and Hawaii. She graduated in 2000 from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.
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Laura

Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage, Post-Mastectomy L.M.T.

Graduating from the Swedish Institute in NY Laura has almost 10 years of experience in massage therapy and personal training. She has always gravitated toward a medical approach to massage therapy.
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David

Specialty: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Prenatal Massage L.M.T.

David is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. He is a graduate of the Finger Lakes school of Massage. Practicing since 2013, David has worked and studied at different gyms and medical massage studios throughout NYC, honing his skills isn rehabilitative, structural and sports massage. 
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Sarah S.

Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage and Tri’s L.M.T

Sarah S. works with some of NYC premiere athletes. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist after a chronic running injury compelled her to understand and work with the human body.
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Frances

Specialty: Sports Massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage L.M.T.

Frances is a native New Yorker and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, so she is bringing a lot of experience to the table. She is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Lehman College.
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Bree

Specialty: Sports Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Prenatal Massage, Lymphatic L.M.T.

Bree is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist from the Adirondack region of New York.  She graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca in 1999.  After practicing in a physical therapy office for two years,

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Owner – Beret

Licensed Massage Therapist in NYC
Licensed Massage Therapist of Ontario, Canada
Certified Yoga Teacher 300 Hr and currently working on Yoga Therapy training
RRCA Certified Running Coach and Certified Personal Trainer

 

In NY Beret acts within the New York state massage therapy scope of practice. Beret has logged over 3000+ hours of Orthopedic Canadian education towards Massage Therapy and Medical Massage. The New York State standard is 1000.
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Frances

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage L.M.T.
Works: Wednesday pm, Friday pm and Saturday 

Frances is a native New Yorker and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, so she is bringing a lot of experience to the table. She is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Lehman College to deepen her already excellent understanding of the human body and how it works. This makes her an excellent choice for athletic issues, injury and pain related problems.  She also holds a Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from Swedish Institute and uses a wide range of techniques to treat her patients. (including trigger point, stretching, Swedish, pin and stretch, mobilizations, fascia work and more) Her experience ranges from working closely with chiropractors in medical settings to spas. Her preferred work however is in treating people with chronic pain and has treated many populations ranging from athletics to seniors. She is constantly updating her education to be as current as possible with the trending science.

Neisha

 

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Therapeutic massage, Prenatal massage L.M.T.
Works: Monday pm

Neisha is a native New Yorker. She acquired her bachelor of science degree in business from the university at Albany in 2011 and immediately after, her associates degree in massage therapy from The Swedish Institute in 2012.
Her desire to work in the field of science comes from her own family involvement in health care. However, Neisha was more drawn to a holistic approach to pain management vs. conventional medicine. She is very empathetic from personal experiences and recent life changes have motivated her to step into an environment that allows her to use learned assessment skills to customize massages for each unique client issue. She has worked with athletes from Tour De Cure and is looking forward to working at the U.S. Open this year.

Autumn

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage and Deep Tissue.
Works: Wednesday pm and Saturday

Autumn Kohl is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health and Science in NYC.  She has worked in some of New York’s best spas and is sure to deliver a 5 star experience. She also currently works at a chiropractic office where she helps patients with medical issues.   A member of the American Massage Therapist Association, she is consistent with continuing her education through classes and research.  She has gained extensive experience in the field by working at Great Jones Spa, where she honed her excellent client management and communication skills. She performs Swedish, deep tissue, sports and prenatal massages.  She is thrilled to be working in a medical based massage environment at Body Mechanics where she utilizes her skills for muscle specific work.

Yvonne

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Sports injury, Deep tissue, TMJ program, Post-Mastectomy/Breast Cancer Massage L.M.T.

Works: Monday am, Wednesday pm, and Thursday pm

Yvonne was raised in Southern California but left at the earliest opportunity to attend Barnard College in New York, and has considered the city her true home ever since. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. from Barnard, she enrolled in and graduated from the Swedish Institute. Licensed since 2009, she has worked at the Hilton Hotel in midtown, The Setai Spa on Wall Street, Physiologic Chiropractors in Brooklyn and Allyu Spa in Chicago. Every year she feels more passionate about her work, and has been lucky to have a private practice with a clientele of dancers, acrobats, professional cyclists, and others who rely on their bodies for their profession as well as doctors, lawyers and high level sales executives (those in extremely high stress positions). She performs detailed, personalized therapeutic massage to address your pain and discomfort from a holistic perspective. Through deep tissue and other advanced techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, mobilization and stretching, she seeks out the causes of pain instead of simply calming the symptoms. She considers massage therapy to be fulfilling in that it is a problem-solving profession, and looks forward to helping her clients heal and stay fully functional.

Matt

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Specialty: Medical Massage, TMJ Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy L.M.T.
Works: Tuesdays pm, Fridays pm, and Sundays midday

After years of living with challenging chronic pain with little relief, Matt became interested in health in order to empower himself. Through studying everything he could find on the science of pain, movement, massage, psychology, and neurophysiology, Matt greatly reduced his pain and improved his quality of life. In sharing his experience and understanding with others he also found his true passion in helping people to be in control of their own health and wellness through education, massage, and movement. Matt’s writing and speaking about pain and movement has gained him international recognition from doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, and massage therapists. While he is an advanced personal trainer and has studied many methods like Swedish Massage and Myofascial Release, Matt’s treatment approach primarily comes from his understanding of how research and his own experience relates to his clients’ wants and needs. You can find Matt’s writing and additional links at his blog: True Movement

Sylvia

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Specialty: Neuromuscular Massage  Therapy and Medical/Sports Massage Therapy, TMJ program, Post-Mastectomy/Breast Cancer Massage L.M.T.
Works: Tuesdays pm, Wednesdays am and Fridays pm

Sylvia is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist graduating with an Associate’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the Swedish Institute. She has over five years of experience working as a massage therapist at chiropractic offices and wellness centers. She is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, a comprehensive system for treatment of structural imbalances and is currently working towards and Associate in Practitioner Training certification in Ortho-Bionomy, a modality which roots lie in osteopathy. Sylvia incorporates these modalities along with trigger points, myofascial release, PNF techniques, and stretching to provide a unique therapeutic session for her clients to help reduce stress, pain and discomfort from daily life, overuse or injury. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University and comes from the world of magazine publishing, which she opted out of in order to merge her passion for being physically active with a career in bodywork. She is a distance cyclist, an avid hiker and backpacker, runner and practitioner of yoga. Sylvia is also certified in Pre-Natal massage and Fascial Movement Taping.

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Leela

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Specialty: Medical/Sports Massage and Orthopedic Massage Therapy L.M.T.
Works: Sunday midday

Leela is an native New Yorker and Nationally Certified with licenses in the states of New York and Hawaii. She graduated in 2000 from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Then she perused a massage therapy license in Hawaii after training there, and later pursued her New York State Massage License. She has 13 years of experience working with diverse clients and patients. She has worked with athletes, dancers and professionals form the entertainment industry. She takes meticulous care from the moment they come in, to the time they leave. She is intensely interested in massage as a medical profession and has a high skill level with assessment and treatment. Leela has worked in numerous areas including doctors’ and chiropractors offices as well as hospitals. Her treatments incorporate a variety of modalities such as trigger point, fascia work, active release, pnf stretching and therapeutic techniques. She is currently working at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Center in the Cardiothoracic Department treating cardiac patients. She is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Licensed New York Massage Therapist Ivan massage therapy for orthopedic massageLaura

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage, Post-Mastectomy L.M.T.
Works: Tuesday pm, Thursday am and Friday am

Graduating from the Swedish Institute in NY Laura has almost 10 years of experience in massage therapy and personal training. She has always gravitated toward a medical approach to massage therapy. An avid athlete from adolescence to now, Laura has always been fascinated by movement and the human body. Early on in her athleticism she was an active in soccer and softball and today she is a passionate weight lifter, boxer and runner. Suffering from a foot injury that lead to surgery, Laura knows full well how it feels to be an injured athlete and how to heal her own body. With this knowledge she has worked extensively with dancers, runners and other athletes.

She also has certifications in Myoskeletal Alignment Technique. Advanced Sports massage, Prenatal Massage and Personal Training.

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Neuromuscular, Prenatal Massage L.M.T.
   Works: (coming soon Monday and Sunday)

David is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  He is a graduate of the Finger Lakes school of Massage in Mount Kisco.  Practicing since 2013, David has worked and studied at different gyms and medical massage studios throughout NYC honing his skills in rehabilitative, structural, and sports massage techniques.  A life time of martial arts and exercise, a chronic shoulder tendinitis, and a very talented physical therapist as a mother lead David to pursue his life in rehabilitative body work.  David has spent his three years working mostly with athletes, people recovering from injury, or people suffering from chronic pain.  He meets each client with the same goal of long term pain relief, balancing the neuro-muscular system, and educating clients on life style changes and home care techniques that will leave them more equipped to take care of their own bodies

 

 

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage and Tri’s L.M.T
Works: Thursdays pm, Fridays am Saturdays midday

Sarah S. works with some of NYC premiere athletes. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist after a chronic running injury compelled her to understand and work with the human body. She went on to study at The Swedish Institute, graduating top of her class, and then dove back into training for triathlons. Sarah specializes in sports massage and pain management and has worked with World Champion triathletes and Olympic athletes of various disciplines. She combines modalities such as trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, fascial release and deep tissue work to help relieve pain and allow you to get back to doing what you love. Sarah is currently a Candidate for a Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and will do any race that involves a costume.

 

Ksenia

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage  L.M.T
Works: Monday am

Ksenia has graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2013 and since than has taken a variety of medical massage and deep tissue continuing education courses.  As a former ballroom dancer and a certified Personal Trainer, Ksenia focuses on restoration of the body movement by decreasing maladaptive behavior, muscles tension and restriction. She also helps patients find relief from pain through improved body alignment and body awareness so they can continue to pursue the activities they enjoy. Her massage style is a combination of sport and deep tissue massage with assisted stretching and PNF techniques. She can also provide an nurturing massage with a variety of pressure preferences.

Bree

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Specialty: Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Medical Massage, Lymphatic  L.M.T
Works: Saturday and Friday am

Bree is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist from the Adirondack region of New York.  She graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca in 1999.  After practicing in a physical therapy office for two years, she became certified in Dr. Vodder’s Manual Lymph Drainage.  Since then, Bree has built a practice specializing in medical massage for neck, shoulder and back pain, as well as lymphatic massage to help manage chronic inflammation.  Her own experience with chronic Lyme disease has given her a new perspective on life with pain. It is her goal to help each and every client live functioning, relatively pain-free lives.  She is an avid outdoors woman and gardener.

Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage, 315 Madison Avenue, New York, 10017, United States (US) - Phone: 212-600-4808