Licensed Massage Therapist in NYC
Licensed Massage Therapist of Ontario, Canada
Certified Yoga Teacher 500hr
RRCA Certified Running Coach & Certified Personal Trainer
Beret is currently studying Yoga Therapy to combine her love of movement and rehabilitation at Prema Yoga Institute in NYC.
The Canadian Massage Therapy program is a full rehabilitory manual therapy program for medical professionals, with a scope of practice geared to goal oriented massage and health care. Each therapist has to go through competency based testing (OSCE) that insures the quality of the Canadian education. 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. Her patients have included female golden glove champions, elite runners, elite triathletes, professional basket ball players, professional foot ball players and US open competitors.
Athletic all her life, Beret has been competitive in multiple disciplines. She is currently an active runner and yoga teacher. After completing her BA, her degree in massage therapy was earned from Kikkawa College in Ontario, Canada, which requires a comprehensive two year plus college level course of study. In addition to the New York standards, Beret completed 2 years of full time intensive study in Orthopedic Massage, Assessment, Fascia Manipulation and Rehabilitate exercise. As part of her massage graduation requirement, she completed internships at a Parkinson’s clinic, an AIDS hospice, and a Naturopathic doctor’s office. In her first post-graduation years, she practiced at a Medical Massage clinic, specializing in automobile accident and workman’s compensation patients.
After living in Thailand and Bali for a year, where she practiced and taught Thai massage at ITM school in Chiaing Mai, Thailand, and became certified as a yoga instructor through Sacred School of the Arts, she returned home to New York City in 2011. She is licensed in both New York state and in Ontario, Canada (CMTO). She also is certified in Fascial Movement Taping, pregnancy, hot stones, Thai massage and aromatherapy. She spent two years working as a prenatal massage expert. Beret also has trained and practiced massage designed specifically for post-operative breast cancer patients. Moved by her desire to share her unique educational experience, she opened this clinic to create a place where people can achieve their physical goals with the aid of body work.
She is also a Certified Padi rescue diver and Certified in CPR and First Aid.