Massage, Acupuncture & Reiki

Recalibrate your body. Let our team of holistic health providers help you find balance and ease. Whether you are looking to indulge in a relaxing treatment, or want to address specific symptoms, our practitioners work with you to stimulate the body’s internal resources and activate the healing response.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a holistic approach, taking into account not just a disease. People are viewed as a complex matrix of energy in which the mind and body are unified.  Acupuncture is the placement of tiny needles along meridians in the body where Qi Chi, or life force travels.  The points are chosen in accordance to a tailored diagnosis that may be revised at each visit.  The points have been mapped out by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years.  The goal of the therapy is to restore the free flow of Qi.  When the flow of Qi is blocked, the body may experience pain, or fatigue, or other forms of malfunction.

Acupuncture can be useful in treating a variety of conditions, including:

    • Vertigo
    • Poor circulation
    • Rashes
    • Tooth ache
    • Colitis
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Insomnia
    • Pain
    • Allergies
    • Infertility

To schedule an appointment: 347-610-9672 or email.

Our Practitioners:

Nicholas Isabella

acupuncture yoga havenNicholas V. Isabella III, L.Ac., was trained in Classical Chinese Acupuncture at the Swedish Institute, one of the nation’s oldest schools of bodywork. There, he studied under the guidance of Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Taoist priest known world-wide as a master in Chinese Medicine who has helped to popularize the use of acupuncture to treat psycho-emotional complaints. Training in Classical Chinese Acupuncture gives Nicholas the perspective of several schools of thought in the treatment of an ailment. Besides the 12 Primary Channels, which are commonly taught in acupuncture schools, he is knowledgeable in the treatment of the Secondary Vessels, which specifically target the sinews, the constitution, and toxins and disease that are being held in latency within the capillaries, bones and joints.

Nicholas was introduced to meditation and Eastern philosophy by his father as a young boy. Captivated by Taoist Internal Alchemy, which views the body as a vehicle for spiritual and psychological liberation, he was driven to study acupuncture to better understand the role Qi has in animating the body and keeping it in vibrant health.

Nicholas specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury, stress and depression, facial rejuvenation, insomnia, allergies, and addiction. He’s also knowledgeable in the application of alchemical acupuncture, which improves both the circulation and quality of Qi in the body. In addition to his private practice, Nicholas is a clinic supervisor and teaches several classes at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the nation’s top acupuncture schools.

View his website at www.point-to-point-acupuncture.com.

Terri Ma

Terri ma yoga havenTerri is a 4th generation practitioner of the art of Chinese Medicine. Her training began at home with her mother and grandmother teaching her herbal medicine, gua sha, and the energetics of food. After graduating from the Swedish Institute School of Massage Therapy in 2001, Terri started her career as an LMT, and quickly built up her practice. In 2002, she enrolled in the acupuncture program at the Swedish Institute, graduating in 2005 after three years of rigorous study with Taoist master Jeffrey C. Yuen.

In the past 15 years, Terri has worked in a variety of environments—from chiropractor offices to senior centers to luxury hotels—in order to hone her skills. She is very good with her hands in finding and relieving muscular tension through tui na and acupuncture. She specializes in the treatment of women’s health and practices Mehta Face Therapy, a form of Indian facial massage that has immediate and profound effects, bringing out one’s inner radiance through the complexion. Terri believes that optimum health can be achieved through proper diet and exercise, balanced emotions, and regular body work.  

Fiona Ma

acupuncture yoga havenFiona Ma, L.Ac., is nationally certified as a Diplomat in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the NCCAOM, and is licensed in New York as well as Pennsylvania. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, where she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Fiona’s two-decade practice focuses on women’s health issues, comprising the full spectrum of menstrual life, from puberty through menopause with exceptional success due to Chinese medicine. She enjoys working with women, whether they pursue Chinese Medicine as a sole therapy, or in conjunction with assisted reproductive technology (IUI & IVF). Fiona also has experienced wonderful results with acupuncture and herbs for digestive complaints, pain management, autoimmune diseases, stress, anxiety, and allergies from a holistic perspective. To contact Fiona: 917-299-8762 or fionama72@gmail.com
Massage

Massage can be more than just relaxing "me time".  It can also be used therapeutically in a variety of situations, including:

    • Stress reduction
    • Improve circulation
    • Increase joint flexibility & range of motion
    • Rehab post injury or surgery
    • Improve posture & breathing
    • Circulate & drain lymph

Yoga Haven’s massage therapists are licensed by the State of New York and have received additional certification in a variety of techniques.  Your therapist will talk with you to determine what type of massage will be most beneficial for your specific condition.  Some of the styles our therapists are trained in include:

Swedish – Most common and popular form of massage, using long strokes, deep kneading, light tapping and movements of the joints.

Prenatal - Focuses on the special needs of the expectant mother.  It can alleviate many of the discomforts that are caused by pregnancy: stress, fatigue, sore muscles, headaches.

Medical - Soft tissue injury, bone breaks and fractures.  Post-surgery reduces swelling, facilitates healing, regains range of motion and improves scar tissue condition.

Cranial Sacral – A gentle method of detection and correction which encourages your own natural healing mechanisms to dissipate the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.  The therapist’s light, hands-on approach simply assists the hydraulic forces inherent in the craniosacral system to improve your body’s internal environment – and strengthens its ability to heal itself.

Post-Mastectomy – Alleviates post-operative discomforts, removes harmful toxins, reduces swelling and edema, prevents and reduces scar tissue, increases range of motion and mobility of the shoulder, boosts the immune system and increases blood, oxygen and lymph circulation, promoting easier more rapid healing.

Deep Tissue - Using deeper pressure than Swedish, this targets specific muscle groups to break up adhesions (knots), relieve tension, decrease muscle spasms, and increase range of motion.  Occasionally, a heating pad is used to relax tight muscles before deep work.

Pricing: 60 minutes: $100 75 minutes: $120 90 minutes: $135

Contact Carlene to schedule an appointment:

carlene brown massage at yoga havenCarlene Brown: 917-992-2680; carlene_brown@yahoo.com

Carlene Brown was born in the beautiful, sunny, laid-back island of Jamaica where she earned a degree in computer science from the University of the West Indies. She later migrated to the United States and spent several years working as a computer analyst with a major financial company on Wall Street. It was during this time that she experienced first-hand the effects of what stress does to the body, and her passion for massage therapy was born. Carlene quickly enrolled in the Finger Lakes School of Massage Therapy in Mount Kisco, NY and is now a licensed massage therapist in the State of New York. Carlene believes that all her life experiences have ignited her passion, and being a massage therapist is her true calling. She says, “I absolutely love it. I now feel alive. I brim with excitement just knowing I can help my clients feel relaxed and stress-free again just by one massage.”
Thai Massage

Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient and therapeutic healing art that has been practiced for over 2,500 years, to maintain health and vitality.  This form of massage fluidly combines acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic Principles, yoga-like stretches, joint mobilization, muscle compression and energy work. 

Thai massage works off the belief that tightened muscles lead to the diminished flow of energy in your body. When energy can't flow freely, you become inflexible, suffer pain and feel stiff. Over time, this leads to shortened muscles and connective tissue that affects your posture, immunity and organ function -- all of which speed up aging and disability.

 
A typical massage is performed on a cushioned floor mat with the client wearing comfortable clothing. The practitioner can use their whole body, hands, feet, thumbs, knees and elbows, combined with conscious touch, breathing and rhythmic touch.  Much of the focus is along the energy meridians (called Sen lines in Thai Massage).  The process is extremely meditative and clients report feeling ‘longer’, ‘expanded’, ‘looser’ and ‘deeply relaxed’. 
 

Deirdre O'Connor is a certified Thai Massage Therapist since 2005 through the Lotus Palm, the largest Thai Massage Institute in North America.  She is also a Yoga Instructor since 2005 and an IIN Health Coach since 2016.  Deirdre believes that the key to Thai Massage Therapy is to approach each client with an open heart and mind, to be fully present and use positive intention.

 
Thai Yoga Massage Rates:

 
60 minutes $140

90 minutes $200

120 minutes $250

 
To make an Appointment or to receive more information contact oconnor.deirdre@gmail.com
Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese energy balancing technique that promotes physical, mental and emotional well-being. It is a gentle, hands-on modality that reduces stress and creates the relaxation response in the body.

What to Expect in a Reiki Session

Reiki can be received while resting on a massage table, or by relaxing into a combination of restorative yoga poses.  In restorative yoga, your body is completely supported by pillows and props.  This quiets the nervous system, and allows you to fully surrender into the relaxation response and the flow of reiki energy.

A session is about 1 hour long.  The fee is $100. Please wear comfortable clothing.  

JodyJody Raso, LCSW

Jody is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master.  She has been practicing Reiki since 2004.  Her signature workshop is "Relax, Receive and Restore", a combination of Reiki and Restorative Yoga.  For more information go to JodyRaso.com or email her at JodyRaso@aol.com  

melMelanie Cooke

Melanie approaches the healing art of Reiki the same way she approaches life –with love, warmth, and sincerity.  While bolsters, blankets, candles, and soft music create an atmosphere of peace for her Reiki sessions, it’s Melanie’s joyful and nurturing personality that allows her students/clients to feel instantly relaxed and at ease.

For Melanie, Reiki was a natural outgrowth of her yoga teaching.  Being a “hands-on” teacher, she regularly offers students assists or presses to take them deeper into their practice.  After several students confessed that they had felt an "energy" in those assists, Melanie decided to enroll in Reiki training.  She studied with ReikiMaster Ginny Mackles and became a certified Reiki practitioner in 2010.  Now, whether teaching yoga or offering Reiki, her goal is to have her students leave feeling peaceful, grounded, and lighter of spirit.  For more information, email shortygoio@aol.com.