Our Practice Philosophy
massage shouldn’t be considered just a luxury.
A Comprehensive Approach
combining a variety of soft tissue manipulation techniques to encourage the natural healing process and interrupt the pain cycle.
to incorporate massage therapy as an essential part of your health management routine through education and practice.
We Encourage You
Medical + Therapeutic Massage
together with self-care, can help address compensatory patterns, relieve persistent pain and discomfort, re-educate muscle memory, address overuse or sports injuries, and more.
to improve your function, ease movement, and heighten your self-awareness so you can live a life you feel good about.
supports and deepens the inherent resilience and adaptability of your body.
We Believe in
Pain Free Therapy
Massage should be effective, not painful. Integrative Therapeutic and Medical Massage works with your nervous system to increase awareness and reinforce positive and healthy neuro-muscular and neuro-sensory connections.
We provide effective therapy that feels useful (sometimes referred to as "good pain"). We start with warming up the tissue and utilize various techniques to gradually work deeper layers, providing you with pain relief and longer-lasting effects. We avoid causing your body to jump or resist the work. When that happens, resistance is reinforced and protective factors (like guarding and muscle splinting) are encouraged.
Therapeutic and Medical Massage and Bodywork will help reduce muscle tension and pain and increase range of motion in a manner, and at a pace, which is comfortable for you.
What to Expect
We work together to continually assess, treat, and reach your movement goals
The first session begins with an in-depth overview of your intake form to better understand your health history, identify areas of pain/dysfunction, and create an initial tailored treatment plan.
Muscle testing, postural and movement assessments and dynamic stretching may also be incorporated into your session to further inform your treatment.
Each session ends with a discussion of our findings where we share ideas on the root of the problem, make note of how your body responded to the work, offer education on anatomical structure and function, adjust your treatment plan/areas of focus for future sessions, and share self-care strategies.
We encourage clients to express feedback in real-time during each session. This helps cultivate trust in the therapist-client relationship and facilitates open communication.
What we Treat
Below are some of the most common conditions that we can confidently assess and treat at Momentum.
Pain/dysfunction (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, back, hip, pelvis, knee, ankle)
Rotator cuff dysfunction
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Low back pain
Range of motion/mobility issues
Hip flexor/groin pain
SI joint dysfunction
IT Band syndrome
.... and more
This is just a short list, if you have a question about another condition, please contact us.
Tailored Treatment Plans
Passionate & Dedicated
Educated & Certified
NYS Licensed Therapists
Kinesiology Tape Practitioner
Table Thai Massage
Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED
Advanced Myofascial Techniques
ICTA Cupping Therapist
Advanced Orthopedic Assessment
Meet the Team
Owner + Massage Therapist
ABMP Professional Member
NYS LMT #028533
Elissa is a graduate of Cortiva Institute in Hoboken, NJ where she completed the Extended Professional Massage Therapy Program. She has extensive hands-on education and training in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, pathology, clinical orthopedic assessment, injury management, and the application of specific massage and bodywork techniques including myofascial release, sports, neuromuscular, and trigger point therapies.
Elissa strongly believes that no one should have to compromise their health or well-being. She exemplifies genuine curiosity and passion for helping others and has always been captivated by the power of the mind-body connection. She is dedicated to effectively demonstrating how massage and bodywork can address physical manifestations of stress, trauma, and injury. She welcomes the opportunity to build trusting therapeutic relationships with her clients to accomplish this goal.
Giselle is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in New York City, where she completed over 1,200 hours of study in Massage Therapy. She has hands-on education and training in anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, neurology, pathology, and a variety of therapeutic treatment techniques for soft tissue conditions.
Whether you are looking for a brief retreat from the hustle and bustle of New York living or are a competitive athlete seeking faster recovery and injury prevention, Giselle aims to provide the most effective treatment for every client. By utilizing her intake and
assessment skills, she has the unique ability to tailor each session using an intuitive combination of Swedish strokes, Deep Tissue techniques, Myofascial Release,
and Trigger Point Therapy.
AMTA Professional Member
NYS LMT #031643