NICOLE KENNELLY, LMT, owner of Body Balance Massage Therapy
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, TMJ/Headache Treatment, Customized Wellness Programs, Customized Sports Massage Programs, Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping
Days Available: Monday, Wednesday, 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, BJJ and American style kickboxing. Nicole also does Crossfit at Crossfit North Tribe in Southold, NY and most recently, ran the 2019 NYC Marathon!