Laura, a senior Nookster, is a Licensed Massage Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Always interested in medicine, Laura chose massage because, what may hold her back in other fields, makes her excel in this. At thirteen, Laura began losing her eyesight, becoming legally blind. At this time, she heard of the blind therapists in Asia, and became interested in practitioners of alternative medicine.
She went to the islands of Hawaii to begin the journey of learning her trade. At the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage, Laura learned from some of the best massage therapists in the U.S., including the owner of the school, James Hackett. While in Hawaii, she also attended the Hawaiian Healing Academy, studying under Kumu ("teacher") Maka'ala Yates, and learned the healing arts of Big Island Style Lomi Lomi.
Laura has continued to grow in her field. She has traveled to Chiang Mai Thailand to study the ancient bodywork of Northern Style Thai Massage (or Yoga Massage), and her most recent adventure was spent studying across Asia, where, in India, she completed her Yoga Teacher training.
Kelly is a nationally certified, and NYS licensed, professional massage therapist experienced in an array of medical conditions, ranging from amputations to vertigo. Always reading up on and researching methods, pathologies, and wellness, she strives to help you reach the level of health you desire. Kelly is trained in Acupressure, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Manual Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Passive Stretching, and Swedish Massage. Kelly's approach to deep tissue is a gradual increase of pressure, allowing her to slowly unwind each layer of muscle. In the process, clients often feel themselves release stress with each layer and fall into a state of relaxation, as opposed to the stereotypical cringing, guarding, and pain. During a massage session, Kelly may include various modalities in order to further enhance the effects of the massage and balance the body and mind on a deeper level.
Shayna is a New York State Certified Licensed Massage Therapist, as well as an NCBTMB licensed massage therapist, which is a Board Certification of the highest voluntary credentials attainable in the massage therapy and bodywork profession with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure. In 2010, she graduated from New York College of Health Professions, where she learned many different types of massage therapy from Swedish Massage to Acupressure, Medical Massage, and Basic Reflexology. During her years of being a licensed massage therapist she has acquired accredited continuing education credits to safely practice Hot Stone, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. Shayna also continues to take classes to expand her knowledge as well as modalities so she can continue and expand on helping more people in various ways through Massage Therapy and Bodywork.
It is highly paramount to Shayna to not only provide an exceptionally relaxing massage but to a customize a program that deals with each individual’s health and lifestyle concerns. She not only assists in that moment of need but also helps to maintain the health and wellbeing of each person she sees. Shayna can give you the freedom to exhale deeply, relax completely, and nurture a healthier lifestyle.
DOMINGO, OUR NEWEST NOOKSTER, IS A LICENCED MASSAGE THERAPIST AND REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER. CARIBBEAN RAISED, DOMINGO BELIEVES IN A MORE RELAXED LIFESTYLE. SO, IN HIS EYES MASSAGE AND YOGA ARE NOT LUXURY BUT LIFE.
FIRST INTRODUCED TO ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE IN HAWAII, HE BEGAN TO UNDERSTAND TO BE HEALTHY IS TO MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. AND MASSAGE AND YOGA ARE SOME OF THE BEST TOOLS TO DO SO. HIS FIRST TASTE IN PRACTICING MASSAGE WAS IN THAILAND WHERE HE COMPLETED COURSES ON TRADITIONAL NORTHERN STYLE THAI MASSAGE. A MONTH LATER HE RECEIVED A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE FINGER LAKES SCHOOL OF MASSAGE WHERE HE COMPLETED HIS CERTIFICATION TO BECOME A LICENSED PRACTITIONER IN NY.
SINCE RECEIVING HIS LICENSE DOMINGO COMTINUES TO TRAVEL AND EXPAND HIS SKILLS TO HELP BRING HIS CLIENTS AND KEEP THEM IN A HEALTHIER STATE. HIS MOST RECENT ADDITION WAS COMPLETING HIS 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN RIESHIKISH INDIA.