MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND ESTHETICIANS
Taisha is a New York State LMT and a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. Receiving her associates degree in occupational studies in August 2011, she has developed her practice incorporating both eastern and western modalities. Her specialties include deep tissue massage, swedish massage, reflexology, and prenatal massage. On her free time, Taisha continues her career as a professional musician and has found massage therapy to be the perfect balance. “I have always been able connect with people and help them through my music. With Massage Therapy, I can connect with my clients on a more spiritual and emotional level and create an optimal healing environment.” Taisha continues to grow in her practice here at Yelo, getting her inspiration from her coworkers and clients. “To me, it is the best gift in the world to be able to help people through the stress and challenges of everyday life.”
Lauren is an award-winning, multi-licensed esthetician and skin therapist who trained and worked with leading industry experts in the Netherlands, Germany and France. With an associate degree in medicine, Lauren has an in-depth understanding of skincare and treatments, and is a fully qualified laser technician with a significant experience in delivering effective laser solutions to a broad range of skin types.
Lauren is particularly passionate about facials: “Looking after skin is an ongoing process, with new, more effective technologies and approaches emerging every day. It is my aim to keep on top of the latest industry know-how and offer the best possible treatments and skincare products to our clients”. Lauren’s dedication to lifelong learning also shows in other areas of her life: she is currently studying towards a bachelor degree in art history, and exploring various contemporary fitness approaches with her personal trainer.
Alexandra is a New York State Esthetician. She graduated from Christine Valmy International School with an esthetics and nail license, as well as a CIDESCO certification. She has pursued her passion for skin care and holistic well-being since she was 16 years old. Her desire to guide clients towards their perfect skin regimen comes from the philosophy that if someone can look their best they will feel their best. “I love helping people! I believe with the right knowledge and applied wisdom every individual can achieve gorgeous glowing skin!”
Hiroko is a New York State Licensed Esthetician with over 14 years of experience in the skincare industry. She was born and raised in Japan and has spent her time traveling the world. In New York City, she has perfected her skills as an esthetician, working only for the top medical and holistic spas. Her goal is to give results-driven skincare treatments while providing her clients with an ultimate relaxation experience.
Andrea has been working as a licensed massage therapist since 2008.A graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC, Andrea enjoys customizing her massage for each client, incorporating a creative blend of Swedish and deep tissue techniques. An avid fan of both aromatherapy and reflexology, Andrea holds additional certifications in reflexology from the Swedish Institute. She loves working at YeloSpa because she has the opportunity to introduce clients to reflexology and practice it regularly. Prior to working as a massage therapist, Andrea had an 8-year career in the social service field, and holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology.
Heidi is a New York State LMT and a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. She incorporates both Eastern and Western modalities and specializes in deep tissue massage, swedish massage and reflexology. Clients rave about her deep tissue massage and often compliment on how thorough and healing her bodywork is.
Christina has been a licensed massage therapist for 10 years. She specializes in swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy. “I got into massage because I think it is extremely important for maintaining good health and well being.” Christina’s work is very healing and intuitive. “Every individual is different, and I approach my massage based on my client’s individual needs. My goal for every session is to leave my client feeling completely relaxed and stress free.”
Ally comes to us from the SI, where she was trained in both eastern and western modalities, though the bulk of her work has been in relieving pain through engaging therapeutic massage. She decided to venture into massage as a second career with the intention of bringing balance to her life and to the lives of those she works on. ”It is my mission to provide quality services with the individual’s needs in mind. Having been trained in both Western and Eastern modalities, I am able to use a medical but holistic model, taking into account the needs of your body, mind, and spirit.”
Beth received her associates degree in occupational science from the Swedish Institute in August 2009 and has been a New York State lmt ever since. Beth is proficient in western and eastern modalities such as swedish and shiatsu massage. Beth recently received her certification in prenatal and postpartum massage. Her style combines classic swedish and deep tissue techniques with a goal of bringing a sense of peace and tranquility to each client.
Diana is a massage therapist whos passion is helping people feel better. She specializes on therapeutic healing, and is talented in deep tissue and reflexology. Diana was born and raised in Queens NY. She graduated from Queensborough Community College with her associates degree in Massage Therapy, she continued her education with a bachelors degree from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program in Health Promotion and Psychology. Diana wants to continue her love of therapy by continuing her education in Physical Therapy. Diana has been with the Yelo Spa family since 2011.