Meet the BBC Team! All of our Talented Massage Therapists are
New York State Licensed and Registered.
Ani is the proud owner of Birch Body Care as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years of experience. Before opening Birch in 2012, she graduated from the Swedish Institute and has worked in spas in NYC, wellness centers and under shady trees with ocean views on Block Island, RI. She has a B.A. in Art from Simon's Rock College of Bard. Ani's massage is intuitive, yet rooted in a deep knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. Every session is unique and tailored to her client's speciﬁc needs to facilitate the body's innate ability to heal itself. Many different techniques ﬁnd their way into her sessions including Swedish, Trigger Point, Reﬂexology, myo-fascial release, and deep tissue.
Jen has over 8 years of experience as a Massage Therapist and over 15 years of experience as a bodywork practitioner. She graduated from the highly regarded Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca NY and has since been delivering sessions with mindfulness, compassion, and precision. Jen has spent years working as a member of physical therapy rehabilitation teams and has an exceptional knack for helping clients manage their chronic pain. She has advanced training in Medical Massage, Anatomy & Physiology, Muscle Energy Technique, Positional Release (strain/counter-strain), Cranio-Sacral Therapy, and Tui-Na. Jen is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and has completed coursework in Qigong for Medical Practitioners from the Omega Institute. She specializes in focused Deep Tissue work with an emphasis on relaxation, and a session with her will leave you feeling loose and serene.
Jess's great passion in life is healing through touch. She will happily and skillfully help you relieve chronic pain, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and provide a therapeutic massage experience based on your needs. After graduating with a B.A. in Communications from SUNY New Paltz, Jess decided that a career in Massage Therapy would better suit her and enrolled at the Hudson Valley School of Massage. After completing the program and becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2006, she became certiﬁed in Cancer and Mastectomy massage and has been helping people feel longer and looser since then!
Jacki has been in the bodywork field since 2002. After her Yoga teacher training in India at the Shivananda ashram, she wanted to teach and help people feel their best, and knew she had a calling for more. She studied La Stone therapy, Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki one and two. In 2009 she became a Licensed Massage Therapist after graduating from massage school in Highland, NY. She feels blessed to have opportunities to work with chiropractors and other body workers to enhance her practice skills continuously and give a very individual therapeutic treatment. Jackie's sessions are incredibly intuitive and release muscular tension, pain and stagnation, trigger points. Her sessions also address injury rehabilitation, joint stiffness and flexibility issues, as well as providing a relaxing and restorative massage.
Dana is a Licensed Massage Therapist in New York State and practices an integrated style of massage. She received her training at the Finger Lakes School Of Massage in Ithaca, NY and loves working within the modalities of Swedish, Connective Tissue Therapy (Deep Tissue), and Trigger Point Therapy. Dana received additional training in Pregnancy massage and loves working with women throughout their pregnancies and after as well. Dana values the importance of holding space for her clients and uses her intuitive touch and body reading skills to craft their session to meet their individual needs. She looks forward to working with you.
A Graduate of the highly regarded Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Dylan has been practicing massage for the past seven years, the bulk of which in Steamboat Springs, CO in the heart of the rocky mountains. Dylan’s passion is massage therapy and it comes through in his work. He specializes in deep tissue, orthopedic, structural therapy, active release therapy (ART), and deep relaxation using abhyanga (Ayurvedic) style massage. A native of the area, Dylan is excited to be home to share his knowledge and experience with the Hudson Valley. Come and see Dylan for a truly unique massage experience.
Carol, aka Dusty, is a graduate of The Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY and is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She has completed 1020 hours of massage therapy which includes, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports and Chair Massage. Carol holds training/certificates in Reiki 1 and Hot Stone Massage, and Bliss Restorative Head Massage. Carol has been living in the beautiful Hudson Valley for 28 years. Prior to becoming a massage therapist, she spent many years as a photographer where she developed a very close relationship to detail and beauty. Taking a photograph is finding a way to release beauty. Carol's mission is to help people learn to relax the body and allow it to breath correctly, to understand that massage is actually health care. Massage increases circulation which transports oxygen throughout the body, which help to reduce the tension in our muscles and fascia. Carol will leave your body feeling totally relaxed, rejuvenated, and able to breathe once again.
Audrey has been a body worker for over 20 years. After taking an introductory class in shiatsu with the renowned sensei, Waturo Ohashi, Audrey fell in love with energy work and the transformative effect it had on people. She continued to study under Mr. Ohashi and then went on to graduate from the Swedish Institute in NYC. Audrey has worked in spas throughout the Hudson Valley and sunny San Diego and holds a BFA in film from NYU. Audrey's massages are deeply relaxing and grounding and always focus on the unique needs of each client. Combining energy work with the practical needs of the body is her specialty. Depending on the need of the client, multiple modalities of massage may be included in a session including swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu and even meditation. Her many years of Zen meditation brings a calming, quieting presence to each session.
Annetta is a talented NYS Licensed Massage Therapist with over 10 years’ experience. Before becoming an LMT, she graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an A.A. in Mortuary Science. This was where her love of human anatomy began. Wanting to pursue her passion for the healing arts. she completed the Massage Therapy Program at Orange County Community College, graduating with an A.A. in Massage Therapy. She is proficient in a wide range of therapeutic techniques such as Hot Stone, Deep Tissue Massage, and Prenatal Massage. Annetta is passionate about life and helps to bring more lives into the world through her work as a doula. As a doula she supports, comforts, and assists women during their pregnancy, birth, and postpartum period in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Annetta loves giving massage and combines her medical massage techniques with her healing modalities to ensure that every client has a fully integrated, therapeutic experience.
Nicholas trained at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY. He is passionate about providing the best care possible to all of his clients. His sessions are tailored to each individual's preferences and needs, making each massage varied and unique. With undergraduate degrees in science and philosophy, he integrates a methodical blend of connective tissue and trigger point techniques into his massage, creating a layered therapeutic experience. Nick also draws from his training in Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Technique, CTT, Shiatsu, Medical massage and energy palpation to provide his custom tailored sessions. As a Hudson Valley native, Nicholas is thrilled to be able to serve his community through massage therapy.
As the mother of two young children and because of her personal devotion to heath, Abigail brings her nurturing care and attention to the massage table to provide well balanced, individualized treatment to address the unique needs of each client. She attended The Massage School of Easthampton, MA and instantly found fulfillment with the healing art of Massage through their very hands- on approach to learning. Most recently she continued her education through the support of The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY to gain NYS licensure. Abigail’s background in Art and Anthropology has grown into a fascination with human anatomy and the sciences. These passions stem from her lifelong love of nature, gardening, healthy living and whole real foods. As someone who is drawn to helping others, her work as a Massage Therapist pulls from all of these aspects of her life as she seeks to reduce stress and tension, ease muscle pain and facilitate balanced well being for her clients. She facilitates healing through the use of Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and facilitated stretching techniques.
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