• Swedish Massage

    This massage consists of a variety of strokes with oil or cream that warms the skin, and muscles, and provides an increase of circulation throughout the body.

  • Shiatsu Massage

    Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning "finger pressure." It is an Eastern form of massage that works on balancing the energies of the body by accessing the body's energy channels (meridians). The session includes stretches, breath work and compression to the muscles. The client is fully clothed and there is no use of oils.

  • Reflexology

    Reflexology is a method for activating the healing powers of the body. All points in our hands and feet connect to particular organs and body parts via nerves and meridians. By stimulating the circulatory, nervous systems, and meridians, reflexology helps rejuvenate our mental, emotional and physical well-being.

  • Aromatherapy

    Essential oils from plants are used during massage to affect the body's systems (lymphatic, blood and immune). Carefully and individually selected oils can be helpful in healing physical, emotional, digestive, skin, respiratory and muscular problems.

  • Thai Massage

    Thai massage is a sacred form of bodywork widely practiced in Thailand today. Its origins are derived from Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga, Buddhism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Thai indigenous healing arts. Through deep pressure point work, stretching, reflexology, joint mobilization and assisted yoga poses, Thai Massage strives to bring balance and harmony to the body.


  • OUR BODY WORK TEAM

  • Carmen Karpel

    Carmen combines the modalities of Swedish and Thai massage to create a full-bodied experience of deep relaxation. Upon assessment of her client's physical needs, she personalizes each session to skillfully move energy throughout the body, releasing both physical and energetic blockages. Each session is individualized with soothing music and hypoallergenic oils that rejuvenate the skin with vital nutrients. She specializes in manipulation of soft and connective tissue with the intention of improving health by affecting change in circulation, nerve response, and pattern of energy flow.

    Carmen is experienced in Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Cranial Massage, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy, and Thai Massage. She completed 645 hours of Massage Therapy Certification at Educating Hands of Massage in Miami, Florida. She studied Thai Massage in Thailand at The WATPO Traditional Medical School.

  • Franco Castiglione

    Franco is a hands on healer, who graduated from the country's finest Massage School; The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Applied Health Sciences, here in New York City. He's been working in the field for many years and is regarded as one of the finest massage therapists in New York City.

    Franco has vast experience with several different modalities of massage, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Medical, Thai, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Cranial-Sacral, Hot and Cold Stone, and several others. He is also certified in Nutrition and Personal Training, and sometimes adds a touch of Reiki to his sessions. Sessions also can include body assessment, alignment, moisturizing, and aromatherapy.

  • Krystal Stone

    Krystal Stone has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999 when she graduated from The Boulder College of Massage Therapy. She gained experience working with the Colorado Ballet and University of Colorado Buffalos Football team. In 2001, she moved to New York City where she has since maintained a thriving private massage therapy practice. 

    Krystal Stone specializes in a unique muscular therapy style developed over her 15 years of practice. She describes her technique as a Deep Tissue Medical Massage with an Eastern Approach. This includes various medical massage techniques such as neuromuscular, trigger point and myofascial release. She augments these medically-based Western techniques with the intuitive, Eastern practices of shiatsu and moving meditation.

    Ms. Stone studied dance at the Broadway Dance Center, which eventually led her to yoga. It was through her yoga practice that she was inspired to teach. She received her yoga certification in 2009 from the Integral Yoga Institute and currently provides therapeutic yoga instruction to her private massage clients. She has taught yoga at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in Tribeca as well as Marymount College. Today, she offers personalized yoga to enhance the benefits of therapeutic massage and has a dedicated yoga practice at the Jivamukti Yoga School.

  • Sabine Garcia, LMT

    Sabine sees her work as a dance between practitioner and client. She believes that the body holds a wisdom of its own, and that through bodywork and yoga we can get in touch with the stored potential within and activate the healing powers which reside in all of us. Awareness is a portal: through the realization of the self, we are able to transform our lives in positive ways. Sabine feels blessed to be able to assist each client toward greater balance, well-being and heightened awareness.

    Sabine has been practicing the art of massage therapy since 2006 in a variety of settings from Ayurvedic spas to medical clinics working with cancer patients. Her interest in the body-mind-spirit connection have led her to hone her awareness and sensibility through complementary studies and exploration of Yoga, Psycho-Analysis, indigenous Shamanic work and Ayurveda. This enables a more open, intuitive and holistic perspective in her work. She uses organic oils to nurture the skin and her sessions are infused with elements of Swedish and Ayurvedic massage, Deep Tissue techniques, Myofascial Release and Aromatherapy.