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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!

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MIKE B, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Pre & Postnatal Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Customized Wellness Programs, Customized Sports Massage Programs, TMJ Treatments, Intro to Gryokineses
Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (Monday & Wednesday early morning by appointment)

Graduated from The Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage NY (Accelerated Program) in 1998.
Training: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Sports Therapy, Medical Massage, Vortex Healing (guided meditation), Polarity (tonal vibration), Trigger Point Therapy, Pre Natal, Reflexology

Specialties: Fully customized treatments to meet the individual needs. Confident in all aspects of massage therapy. Results driven to match the short term and long term needs of each person. Never a standardized one fits all protocol.

Additional Studies: Nutrition, Personal Training, Gyrotonic, PNF (stretching or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), Facial Reshaping, Gua Sha, Thai Massage, Connective Tissue, CPR/First Aid

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RACHEL MARIE C, LMT
Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Pre & Postnatal Massage
Days Available: Monday, Friday & Saturday

Rachel Marie Carlson is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. With a strong background in contemporary dance and the visual arts, she has cultivated a love for the movement of the human body. She endeavors to help her clients find their natural flow. Rachel’s passion for Medical Massage and Sports Rehabilitation gives her a well rounded approach to professional bodywork.

Rachel is also an experienced contemporary dancer, fitness trainer and a certified instructor in prenatal fitness and infant massage. Her experience and education allows her to curate a customized healing experience catering to your body’s specific needs.

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MICHAEL E, LMT
Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage, Eastern Influenced Treatments
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.”

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NICKY LEE L, LMT
Specialties: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Customized Sports Massage and Wellness Programs
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Nicky Lee is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, Class of 1999. She has a passion for health and fitness and has experience working in both the fitness and massage fields. As a former fitness figure competitor that was placed in the top 5 in a handful of NYC shows, Nicky knows what it is like to have a passion for competition. She has also faced some sports related injuries herself so she also knows what it is like to be injured and not able to do what she loves! She can definitely relate to others looking into getting back to their sport and wants to help people overcome injury and setbacks and will do what it takes for each and every client.

Nicky’s specialties include: Sports and Medical Massage, Trigger Point Work, Cupping, TMJ Treatment, Kinesiotaping, Yoga Stretching, Sports Performance Enhancement for fitness enthusiasts. She is also a fitness trainer and a specialist in Vegan nutrition.

Nicky Lee says, “The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the progress that is made with each client that comes in for treatment and seeing the smiles on their faces as they leave!”

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Mark M, LMT
Specialties: Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Customized Sports Massage and Wellness Programs
Days Available: Saturday & Sunday

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SHANE S, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Customized Sports Massage Programs
Days Available: Saturday, & Sunday

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GRAHAM S, LMT
Specialties: Sports & Medical Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Customized Sports Massage Programs, Aerial Performers & Dancers
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

Graham graduated magna cum laude from the Swedish Institute in NY in 2018. He specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu and flexibility training. His background is as a dancer and aerialist. He brings his knowledge of intense training and athleticism to help his clients perform their best and achieve their goals. He likes to promote wellness through bodywork and self care.

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