Northern and Central Jersey
By Appointment Only
American Massage Therapy Association
- Deep Tissue
Anma (Japanese Deep Tissue)
- Reiki (Level 1)
I am a New York licensed massage therapist and certified with the National Board of Massage Therapy and Body Work (NBMTBW); as well as a member of the American Massage Therapist Association (AMTA).
How did I decide to become a massage therapist? My chosen profession was actually that of a professional opera singer, which I did successfully for 15 years. During that time I regularly got massages before each performance and found that the more relaxed I was the better I sang. One of the things that singers do in between scenes to pass the time is massage each other. Turns out all those massages I received and gave started me on the path to a new profession.
I graduated from the Academy of Massage Therapy in Hackensack, NJ number one in all my class. After graduation I worked for Massage Envy in Florham Park, New Jersey and Spring Thyme in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York for 2 years.
What does it mean to be a clinical massage therapist? It means I systematically approach massage from a health perspective. Through massage, areas of your body that are tight or in pain are located and are therapeutically treated to relieve your symptoms.
My philosophy on massage is that your Mind, Body and Spirit should act in harmony with each other. If one of them is off balance they all will be off balance. Massage acts a conduit to bring all these together. By relaxing and releasing your pain, the balance is restored.
I believe a full body massage is most effective. Your fascia, which includes the skin and underlying connective tissue -- including the muscles, runs throughout your body from your head to your feet. When you only get one area of the body massaged you can still be holding tension associated with the area in another location, but it remains because that area has not been worked.An hour is most common for a full body massage – if you have nothing wrong with you. However, if you do have any problems, I would suggest getting an hour and a half massage. That extra half hour is spent working out those problems areas. Try one for yourself and you will be a true believer!