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Nicole Kennelly, LMT, owner of Body Balance Massage Therapy
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Integrated Manual Therapy, NKT/Manual Muscle Testing, Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Nicole started Body Balance Massage Therapy in 2010 because of her passion for sports massage and movement and recognizing that , even in a city as big as NYC, there was a large demand for professionals specializing in this field.
Nicole first began her education as a Biology major at St John’s University. During this time, she volunteered in specialties such as physical therapy, occupational therapy and physical medicine, however all of these areas of medicine seemed to be lacking something. Nicole then started to explore other fields and found the holistic (or Wholistic) concepts of Massage Therapy a perfect fit, becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2004.
In practice, Nicole utilizes different massage and manual therapy techniques aimed at restoring functional movement, increasing performance and recovery and decreasing chronic pain. Her continuing education includes classes in: Orthopedic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Level 1, Rock Tape (FMT) Kinesiology Taping, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Original Strength (OS) Pressing RESET
Nicole’s own athletic background includes: martial arts training, holding a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do from Eric San Jose Martial Arts, training in MMA and BJJ, American style kickboxing and some Crossfit. Most recently, Nicole has begun running (very slowly!) and is in training for some half marathons.

Michael E, LMT
Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Eastern influenced treatment
Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday

Michael is a NYS licensed Massage Therapist, graduating from the New York College of Health Professions in 2013. He has significant experience in different modalities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na/Asian Bodywork, Reflexology, Medical Massage and Sports Massage.
He utilizes his knowledge of Western and Eastern techniques using anatomy in helping to assess and treat pathologies and working on channels and points to help develop a quick and accurate individualized treatment plan. Michael uses a medical approach to massage. Upon addressing the tissues upon initial assessment, he uses his knowledge and intuition to decide the best approach for the client.
Michael says, “I address the whole person and the whole body. Clients are more than just their trigger points and adhesions. I like to create a feeling of integration with the areas that are hypertonic (tight) or in spasm with the parts of the body that are well. My teachers taught me that deep tissue need not be painful. I allow the tissue to invite me in.”

Julio G, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Integrated Manual Therapy, NKT/Manual Muscle Testing, Functional Assessment, FMS
Days Available: Monday

Julio has always been involved in sports, either competing himself or coaching. His own athletic background includes playing football for Stony Brook University and he has experience coaching athletes in many different sports. Throughout his own athletic training and coaching, Julio has always utilized manual/massage therapy for injury prevention and recovery. He realized how beneficial massage and manual therapy was for athletes and received his Massage Therapy education from The New York College of Health Professions, graduating in 2013.
Julio is very well-versed in a broad range of treatments and modalities focused on restoring functional movement, increasing performance and dealing with chronic and acute pain. His extensive continuing education includes: Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) – Level 3, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) Jump Start, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Anatomy in Motion (AIM), Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR), Original Strength (OS), Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Russian Sports Massage.

Dan M, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Eastern influenced treatments
Days Available: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

A graduate of New York College of Health Professions class of 2013, Dan Maneksha has spent his time and focus as a massage therapist on addressing both acute and chronic conditions from people of all walks of life. Dan utilizes 15 years of Kung Fu training to better understand the processes of strengthening and healing, along side a unique deep tissue oriented technique comprised of elements of Myofascial Release, Tui Na, Lomi Lomi and Acupressure. This allows him to not only treat one’s specific issues, but also to improve their quality of life.

Erika T, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage
Days Available: Sunday, Tuesday

Erika is a 2016 graduate from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City. She uses different manual therapy modalities and techniques to develop a customized treatment plan for each individual client.
Erika specializes in sports massage, myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, shiatsu and medical massage treatments. She has experience in working with all different clientele ranging from NYC marathon athletes to patients in a hospital setting. Erika will work hand in hand with all her clients to guarantee satisfaction!