Elinor is a NYS licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institute. She began her career in massage at the Medical Massage Group in 2003 shortly after her son was born. She continues to enjoy providing her clients with an individualized approach and experience based on her extensive knowledge of the body . She has 13 years of hands on experience in various modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and trigger point therapies. She is certified in Prenatal massage and has received Level 1 certification in Manual Lymph Drainage. She most recently received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Prior to life as a massage therapist, she worked in graphic design and television.
Liat is a NYS licensed massage therapist, a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist and a Holistic Health Coach. Since 2010, Liat has been providing her clients with a holistic approach: education and massage tailored to each client's needs. She combines her extensive knowledge of muscular-skeletal anatomy, neuromuscular, kinesiology and her extended study of the lymphatic system. In addition, she holds certifications as a holistic health- nutrition coach from the Institution of Integrative Nutrition and a certification of the Alatriste Method for the prevention of Lymphedema.
Matthew is a NYS licensed massage therapist with a passion for bodywork and an affinity for music, born and raised on the Upper West Side of NYC. His modalities include Prenatal Massage, traditional therapeutic and deep tissue massage, craniosacral (a light-touch technique which helps to stimulate the flow of spinal fluid from the cranium to the sacrum) , Postural Analysis (allows the therapist to determine the current position of the body and tells him how to “break it down” for the purpose of working the client into a more harmonious posture), and Corrective Exercise Training (expect homework!) as well. Matthew believes that through proper alignment, deep breath work and nervous system stimulation – and, of course, supportive bodywork – the body is given the right parameters to heal and correct itself. Matthew’s commitment to long-term corrective care is apparent in his work, and he is excited to help the Medical Massage Group’s clients to achieve just that.
Shanequa is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 7 years of experience in the field. Her work is both practiced and intuitive, blending a strong yet smooth flow with Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Reflexology and various Musculoskelatal techniques to both soothe the muscles and relieve chronic pain and tension from the body. Coupled with deep breathing exercises during each session, she has a particular skill in delivering deep pressure without the discomfort it’s often associated with – which makes her a great choice for Athletes and Medical Massage clients alike. She is also certified in Prenatal Massage, and has worked with many Doula’s and Midwives to better cater to the body’s ever-changing needs during pregnancy.
Hilda graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2013. Her specialties include: Connective Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage, Prenatal/Postnatal Massage, Trigger Point Massage and Deep Tissue. She provides a balanced skill set of massage modalities and customizes her services to suit the individual needs of each client. Her pressure is medium to firm, and she enjoys being able to offer deep, restorative work while also helping the client to relax. She believes that massage is all about releasing and letting go – and, on her part, this requires great listening skills, and a confident, healing touch!
Molly is a 2008 graduate of the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in FL and a 2012 graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY. With over 1,400 hours of combined study and practice in anatomy, physiology and modalities such as neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release, Molly is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner. Her approach to bodywork blends these elements to create an integrated treatment for every person she sees. Her own experience with a twin pregnancy and birth also continues to propel her to extensively study body alignment, natural movement and pelvic floor health. In her free time, Molly enjoys her cats and the outdoors.
Tiffany is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist - a graduate of both the Virginia School of Massage and the Swedish Institute. Her modalities include Medical Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Prenatal Massage. Tiffany tailors each massage to fit the needs of each individual client. While her focus is finely tuned to her client’s goals, helping them to achieve optimal health and wellness, she endeavors to offer a sense of ease and tranquility so that everyone who leaves her table is able to breathe deeply and move freely.
Bettina’s career began after the birth of her twin daughters Josie and Tina in 2008. It was through her dedicated care and intuitive, nurturing massage that she was able to eventually reverse Josie’s Torticollis diagnosis, and Tina is able to enjoy life with ease egardless of her lifelong challenges with Pulmonary Stenosis. After graduating from the Swedish Institute in 2015, she has taken that same nurturing care and honed it into a practiced, attentive style of massage that works wonders for her Prenatal, Medical and Sports Massage clients. It is her goal to help those on her table melt away the stresses of daily life, often employing a full-body rebalancing technique that focuses on the places where we often hold the most tension - our feet, calves and hips. She is excited to bring her expertise to MMG!
Erin is a NYS licensed massage therapist with a background in visual art and dance. She graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2008 and joined the team at Medical Massage Group in 2010. Taking a couple years off to focus on family, she is happy to be returning to the practice. While specializing in deep tissue, prenatal massage, myofascial release and trigger point therapy, she also possesses extensive knowledge of reflexology and manual lymphatic drainage.
Margarita is a NYS licensed massage therapist and a certified Thai Yoga practitioner, who graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2008. She has been involved in spiritual pursuits and the healing arts of massage since 2006, when she discovered the profound healing power of Acupuncture and Buddhist meditation and practices. Margarita is Prenatal certified and is a member of MaMassage Prenatal™ Massage Therapy Organization. She also works as a Co-Instructor and Lab Supervisor for the AOS Massage Program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York.
Corina is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 2009 with a certification in prenatal massage. She began her career in the health sciences in 2005 as a Certified Personal Trainer with a passion in rehab exercise, postural analysis, and injury prevention training. Her focus is to provide pain and stress relief by incorporating myofascial release, deep tissue, swedish strokes, trigger point therapy and facilitated stretching customized to each individual. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics and coaching her clients on preventative care methods to help improve the body's function and natural healing abilities.
Amanda has steadily developed her career in Office Administration and Management over the past 6 years. Her experiences have led her to discover a passion in the field of health, wellness and holism. She brings to the Medical Massage Group a wealth of knowledge in alternative therapies and an insatiable hunger for holistic studies. As a certified Reiki Master, her greatest purpose in serving our clientele is to help cultivate an atmosphere of relaxation and deep healing – to create a feeling of welcome and a sense of coming “home” upon entering the MMG office.
Paloma is the newest member of our team. She has several years of experience organizing and hosting Holistic Wellness networking events throughout NYC under Match My Spirit and the Holistic Chamber of Commerce. As Founder and CEO of "Ortal Organics," she creates her own organic salves, skin-care and hair-care products well-known for their healing abilities. She is thrilled to join MMG.
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