Balance Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
153 Main Street
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Lisanne Elkins, LMT
I have been practicing the art of massage therapy for 13 years. I graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Westport, Connecticut and am licensed in New York and Connecticut, as well as nationally certified. I am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (http://www.amtamassage.org). I have an office space in Mount Kisco, NY and I am available for house calls through appointment.
My training is based in Swedish massage, but various modalities-- particularly energy work-- such as Reiki, Shiatsu acupressure, somatic release and Cranio Sacral therapy, are incorporated into a basic 60- or 90-minute massage. I am certified in the Usui Reiki System, levels I and II. I also specialize in pre- and post-natal massage, hot stone massage and trigger point release.
My clients often love aromatherapy, which is massage using pure, essential oilsand reflexology, a specialized foot massage attending to specific acupoints, or intensified areas of energy which are on the feet as well as throughout the entire body.
Choices of aromatherapy include Clarity, with peppermint, ylang ylang and bergamot, Tranquility, with lavender, vanilla and patchouli, Energy, with essential oils of ginger and lemongrass, and Purity, with sandalwood and sage.
We all have to cope with stress in our lives and, as the wise and renown Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron said, its not whether one has stress, but rather how one deals with it. My goal through the restorative power of massage, is to help perpetuate a sense of calm and well-being for my clients in their day-to-day lives, and to relieve muscular, circulatory and energetic imbalances and discomforts that stress can bring on. These various life stresses that we all endure can lead to dis-ease. But energy work and massage therapy, used both preventatively and curatively, has shown to bring our body, mind and spirit back to center and restore our equilibrium.
Please feel free to email me any questions you may have about my professional background, or general questions about massage therapy.