The Spa Team
Kate Massa, LMT
Kate is a New York State licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, New York. A compassionate and intuitive therapist, Kate uses a combination of Western, Eastern, and Energy work techniques to tailor each session to her client’s individual needs. Kate understands the effect everyday stress can have on the body and her ability to adapt the massage to
meet a client’s goals allows Kate to effectively address particular areas of concern or provide overall relaxation. She is particularly skilled in Himalayan Salt Stones, Chakra Balancing, and Swedish massage.
Additionally, Kate is certified in Reiki and has a Bachelor’s of Psychology. She is a professional member
of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Ilse Turkmani, LMT
Ilse Turkmani is a dedicated and passionate massage therapist with a focus on wellness and mindfulness. With a background in various massage modalities, including deep tissue, Tibetan bowls sound healing, and therapeutic massage, she brings a unique and holistic approach to massage practice.
With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, she believes in the power of touch to promote healing, relaxation, and rejuvenation. She have gained her skills through extensive training and experience, Graduated from College of Health Science Swedish Institute in NYC with extensive training of 1,000 practice hours, and working in the Luxury hospitality industry for more than 3 years.
Ensuring that each client receives personalized and effective treatment tailored to their specific needs.
As a specialist in deep tissue massage, Ilse excels in providing relief from chronic muscular tension and pain. Her techniques target deep layers of muscle tissue, releasing tension and promoting improved circulation, flexibility, and overall well-being.
Clients often commend Ilse's ability to alleviate long-standing discomfort and restore balance to their bodies.
Incorporating Tibetan bowls sound healing into massage practice, recognizes the therapeutic benefits of sound vibrations on the body and mind. By combining the gentle resonance of Tibetan singing bowls with massage techniques, she creates a harmonious and deep meditative experience that promotes inner peace, stress reduction, and energetic balance.
Additionally, Ilse's expertise in therapeutic massage allows clients to address specific concerns such as sports injuries, postural imbalances, and stress-related conditions. Carefully assess each client's unique situation and develop customized treatment plans that incorporate a blend of modalities to achieve optimal results.
Beyond her technical skills, Ilse possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities. She actively listen to their clients, creating a safe and comfortable environment where individuals can openly express their needs and concerns. Her compassionate nature and empathetic approach ensure that clients feel heard, supported, and valued throughout their healing journey.
By combining proficiency in deep tissue massage, Tibetan bowls sound healing, and therapeutic massage, she aims to guide clients towards holistic wellness, enabling them to achieve physical, mental, and emotional harmony. Whether clients seek relief from pain, stress reduction, or simply a moment of self-care and relaxation, Ilse is dedicated in providing a transformative experience that nurtures both the body and the spirit.
Jaclynn Strawinski LMT
Jackie was graduated from Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing full time since 2013. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu massage. Jackie believes in a partnership between therapist and client working towards optimal wellness. Working Together Towards Healing, one massage at a time!
traditional thai bodywork
Amnat is a fourth generation Thai bodyworker and teacher. His family has been doing Thai massage for more than 100 years. At age seven he began apprenticing with his grandmother, Nom Khunchamnan, the only massage therapist and midwife in their village.
At age 15, Amnat ordained as a Theravadan Buddhist monk, remaining in the temple for 16 years. During that time, Amnat learned Thai Yoga therapy and Traditional Thai medicine from Buddhist monks. He traveled extensively to teach, study, and visit significant temples in Southeast Asia. He also earned a Bachelors Degree in English and completed the course work for a Masters Degree in Buddhism at Chiang Mai University.
After leaving the temple, Amnat continued his studies in Thai massage, Thai foot reflexology, Yoga therapy, Western body therapy, Western foot reflexology. He became certified by the Thai Ministry of Public Health as a teacher of Traditional Thai Massage. He established Khunchamnan Family Massage Classes in Chiang Mai in 2005. He has trained over 400 students from 60 countries. He currently divides his time between his two homes, Chiang Mai and the U.S.
Amnat spends part of each year in the United States. His work with Western clients makes him uniquely qualified to teach Western students the traditional healing art of Thailand.
Earning a Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, combined with 10 years in the Operating Room as a Surgeons Assistant, Katiana offers an Eastern and Western Biomedicine approach to empower you with an improved quality of life by creating a personalized treatment plan to optimize your overall well-being through Acupuncture, nutrition, herbal medicine, cupping, guasha and tui-na massage combined with energy healing, sound therapy and shaolin qi gong.
She has created an integrative holistic system for:
- Sports Rehabilitation, Pain Management and Recovery
- Natural Face Lift and Rejuvenation + Wrinkle, Redness and Acne Reduction
- Emotional Wellbeing and Hormonal Balance
- Immune & Metabolic System Boost
When not practicing the Healing Arts, she spends her time on her Herbal Medicine and Animal Rescue Farm
Dominick Multari, LMT (He, They)
Dominick was educated at The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. His favorite modalities include Shiatsu and Myofacial Release. The body has the ability to heal itself. We have the power to breathe and release.
Sarah English, LMT
Sara graduated from The Center For Natural Wellness in 2015. Her passion is helping her clients facilitate their own healing of their mind and body. Every session is catered to what you are needing in that time and uses her intuition to create the best possible experience for the soul and body. She regularly practices Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue work along with therapeutic swedish, and is constantly continuing her education. Her ultimate goal is for you to feel safe and relaxed and walk away with what your body and spirit needed.
Jess Tobia, LMT
Jessica became a therapeutic massage therapist to help all people attain greater physical health and enhanced comfort within the body.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Biology from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School for Massage Therapy. Jessica has a deep interest in all sciences but particularly Myology, Anatomy and Physiology. She is a New York State licensed and registered massage therapist.
Jessica aims to promote and nurture the balance within to facilitate healing. She offers Swedish, Deep Tissue Hot Stone, Salt stone, Reflexology, Prenatal massage and cupping therapy. Jessica intuitively incorporates gentle energy work, muscular releases, deep stretching and holistic relaxation techniques in every session. She designs every massage to match each client’s individualized needs. Jessica is constantly taking educational classes to continue advancing and improving upon her healing techniques.
facials + waxing, Esthetics manager
After completing college and working in the corporate world for a few years, Heather decided to turn her passion into a career. Heather graduated from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in Woburn, MA with a Master Esthetics Certificate in 2013. She has worked in both Boston, MA and New York City and is happy to be working in the Hudson Valley at Bodhi. She specializes in customized skincare treatments and believes you can always have glowing skin with the proper home care regimen.
Laura Lee Ross
Laure Lee grew up in Florida barefoot and on the beach. As a young woman in New York City of course I wore the heels and did the dance and realized that I was nervous and wired beyond belief. Because I've always been open to alternative and complementary forms of healing I begin to look into modalities that not only could help me calm down but that I could share with others. She learned the healing practice of reflexology over 25 years ago studying with Lora Norman who studied directly with the nephew of
Eunice Ingram. Eunice Ingram is the mother source of nearly all the reflexology practiced today.
The training was intensive. She attended classes for over a year, was tested extensively and then interned for about a half a year. She began working at Angel Feet, one of the few salons in NYC York City to specialize in reflexology, there she worked for over two years dealing with a variety of conditions and helping people in the stressful world of Manhattan to take an hour or two out to realign and relax. She was featured in articles for self magazine in the late 90s which brought her career to a new level and she began working with people all over the world.
Reflexology has been practiced throughout the ages. There's evidence in the hieroglyphics on the tombs in Egypt. There are references in the Bible to the washing of the feet. It is a sacred practice.
Giana Carey, LMT
massage therapy, lymphatic drainage
My name is Giana and I am a licensed massage therapist. I've been practicing as a massage therapist for over a year now, and have had great success so far in the field. I studied at Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy located in Colonie NY and graduated in November of 2021. I have always been interested in the human body and how it works, and my passion for helping people led me to pursue a career in massage therapy.
During my training, I learned a variety of massage techniques, including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy (NMT), and myofascial release. I am also trained in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and have a particular interest in working with pre and post operation clients to help alleviate the discomfort from surgery and get them closer to their desired results.
My goal as a massage therapist is to create a safe, relaxing environment for my clients where they can let go of stress and tension and experience the healing benefits of massage. I believe that each client is unique, and I work closely with them to understand their needs and goals for each session.
One of my strengths as a massage therapist is my attention to detail. I understand that even the smallest adjustments in technique can make a big difference in the effectiveness of the massage. Whether it's adjusting the pressure or using a different positioning. I am always looking for ways to improve the quality of my clients' experience.
In addition to my technical skills, I believe that the relationship between the massage therapist and client is essential to the success of the massage. I approach each session with empathy and compassion, and I strive to create a safe, supportive space for my clients to relax.
As a relatively new massage therapist, I am excited to continue learning and growing in my practice. I am committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and techniques in massage therapy and am always looking for ways to improve my skills and knowledge.
Morgan Garner, LMT (They/Them)
Morgan graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in 2018, and has been providing healing massage ever since.
Morgan says, “For me, massage is a way to guide people into deeper connection with their bodies. Our relationships with our bodies are the most important in our lives, and yet so many of us are in pain, traumatized, oppressed by patriarchy and trapped in an economy designed to keep us stressed and sick. I want to help people reconnect, embody, and live more authentic lives.”
Focusing on a blended method incorporating deep tissue, shiatsu, and myofascial release, Morgan incorporates varied techniques with their innate ability to pattern-recognize and intuitively find sources of pain and tension, to provide relief and facilitate healing.
Morgan lives in the Capital District with their three daughters, ages 10, 8, and 6. When not working, or teaching and playing with their daughters, Morgan is usually hiking and connecting with nature, knitting, or reading.”
Facials & Waxing
I’ve been a licensed esthetician for 5 years and love it! All facials are customized for your skin. In the past I’ve worked in Hudson valley and New York City. Also trained in some cranial sacral techniques to as to incorporate healing into my facials. A relaxing way to get your skin naturally glowing is my specialty. When I’m not working I’m in my garden or hiking somewhere outside!
Lindsey Yacobush, LMT
Lindsey loves helping all movers and shakers recover, heal, and feel confident in their bones!
She is a massage therapist, personal trainer, movement coach, and lover of fennel and felines. She found her way into this work to supplement living as a modern dancer in New York City, but it wasn't long before she hung up her "dancing shoes" to commit fully to bodywork. In the decade since, she has lifted many barbells, taught countless individuals about the psoas muscle, questioned the effectiveness of burpees, moved to Hudson, and opened her business - Reclaiming Fitness - in 2019. As a trainer, she pushes back on the restrictive norms and elitism of the fitness industry, and instead helps individuals discover an accessible and inclusive relationship to exercise. She proudly carries her values as a trainer into her massage practice - fostering radical body acceptance and access to care for all individuals in a safe and supportive environment.
Facials & Waxing
With over 15 years of experience as an esthetician, Maria can guide you through a beneficial facial, expert body waxing (for men and women), and help you design a custom skincare routine to keep your skin glowing at home.
Courtney Tribble, LMT
massage therapy + energy work
Courtney Tribble has been a licensed massage therapist since the Fall of 2003. She received her education at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY, completeing 1000 hours of coursework. Before moving to Columbia County to start a small organic farm with her husband, Courtney worked for 2 years at a day spa in Saratoga County.
Courtney believes massage is a wonderful tool for stress relief, as it creates needed time and space for one to let go of their thoughts and move into the realm of the body.
She practices integrative massage, interweaving slow, deeper myofascial/connective tissue therapies with circulatory-enhancing Swedish massage. This combination lends great relief to chronically sore muscles and accumulated tension.
Nancy Sconza, LMT
Massage Therapy, prenatal, deep tissue.
Specializes in deep tissue massage.
Specializes in therapeutic massage.
Margaret studied massage therapy at Columbia-Greene Community College and became a NYS licensed massage therapist in 2014. She has completed additional training in massage for headache relief and therapeutic Deep Tissue techniques. Each of her massage sessions is tailored to the individual needs of the client, incorporating Swedish, Deep Tissue and Chinese meridian point work. Margaret approaches massage with compassion and is dedicated to working with each individual to bring relief and promote wellness.
Amanda Pickston, LMT massage therapy
Specializes in hot stone and Prenatal massage.
Jason Smith, LMT
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Allison is a dedicated massage therapist with 8 years of experience. She loves what she does and is always seeking new opportunities to further her knowledge of massage. In a session you may expect someone who listens to your concerns with an attitude of caring and non-judgement. She specializes in hot stone, deep tissue, swedish, and general relaxation with an affinity for shiatsu and acupressure.