Welcome to Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage, a holistic wellness community!
Ease into serenity and nourishment for your body for a relaxing massage… or actively commit to a fitness regiment for specific chronic stress tension. Indulge in a long overdue pampering massage for 2 hours or plan time-efficient weekly 30 minute sessions for fine tuning musculo-skeletal issues. Our promise is to give you therapeutic results to relax, reboot, and re-energize your senses. Take care in yourself and we will take care of you! Our products, derived from botanical and organic sources, supplement our fine-tuned techniques learned from many prestigious spas in NYC.
Massage therapist and staff of Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage focus on providing you the best customer care driven services. Our space is within a floor of other mindful counselors of chiropractor, naturopathic doctor, and acupuncturists for convenience of care and we all will strive towards intimate grassroots care for all our clients. There is always a moment to discuss your individualistic needs and questions for the day either by phone or email. Our front desk coordinators are now here to ease the flow of reserving appointments and recommend the therapists for you. Continued relationships foster health within your body and mind and spirit as well as our local health-provider presence.
We are peacefully located on the prettiest block in NYC… with tree-lined sidewalks, Jackson Square, healthful Integral Yoga Institute and organic food store, on the junction of West Village and Meatpacking District. Our sub-level cozy and comforting space is like coming home without the NYC sound bites. You can grab a smoothie, hangout in our back garden, then rest your day into one of our skilled massage therapist’s hands..and then let the flicker of the candle lights allow you focus inward and within your own home of body and breath.
Our hand picked supplemental retail lines are inspired by nature: natural bodycare products from SoapRocks, SpaRitual, Bidwell Botanicals, Mana Oil salves from Big Island HI, essential oils and products by Mountainrose Herbs and candles by Voluspa. If that does not satisfy your holistic retail therapy, Integral Yoga Natural Apothecary is just located above us and across the street is Enfleurage, specialty aromatic apothecary.
My very Best,
Judie Rhed Yim, LMT | Lead Therapist | Proprietor
“My core belief in bodywork is to promote complete relaxation for each client, modality, and session. Our body has an amazing self-healing system, which benefits from relaxing, nurturing, self-focused rituals like massage sessions. Within relaxation, the body opts to regenerate, renew, and re-energize as well as release holding patterns which perpetuate tensions.”
Graduated from legendary 1000+hours curriculum at the Swedish Institute in NYC 2005, Judie has continued her bodywork education: 100 hours ARCB accredited Reflexology course; Mastery Medical Massage courses with Janine Strenta; 100 hours Lotus Palm Thai Yoga certification in Montreal; Reiki I & II attunements; Osteo Thai Massage certification with Dr David Lutz from France; Craniosacral Biodynamics and CranioSomatics with Dr Hancock; TheraCupping and LymphaticBalancing course with Beth Ellen Zang; certification of Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema with Michael Alatriste; and most recently Lymphatic Drainage Therapy Level Three with The Chikly Institute. Her experience comes from working with variety of body types: from injury rehabilitation and chronic pain patients to Olympic swimmers to entertainment celebrities as clients. Her unique sessions can incorporate rhythmical deep tissue massage, Shiatsu points, Thai Yoga Massage stretching, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, and Cranio Sacral Biodynamic to help the receiver deeply breath, open, unwind, and harness inner healing wisdom. The thirteen years as an ever learning yoga practitioner with highly respected teachers has taught her strength, finesse & agility; as well, her background of many hours in high-end spas and design firm have taught her the definition of “anticipated unique service” for all visitors.
Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage was founded by Judie in 2007 and she is grateful for the continued support of her local NYC clients to help expand the practice.
Allison Hurd, LMT
A graduate of Swedish Institute in NYC, and formally of Wesleyan University where she majored in Dance, Allison’s work aims to promote a renewed sensory landscape within the body, so that it may be a source for reflection and enhanced self-awareness. The pairing of her dance background and formal massage training has allowed her to join an energetic understanding of form and movement with deep tissue engagement, myofascial release, and fluid mobilization. Drawing upon both Eastern and Western massage modalities, Allison’s sessions intend to offer the body multiple channels by which it can achieve a greater sense of resiliency and vitality.
When Allison is not working as a massage therapist, she can be found dancing or studying for her pre-med courses at Hunter CUNY.
Iris Pelham, LMT
Graduated from Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy, in West Park New York, Iris also trained with Cheryl Chapman to receive her Cancer and Mastectomy Massage Certification. Graduating in the top of her class, her specialties include a blend of all modalities including myofascial release, deep tissue, acupressure, trigger point therapy and more. She creates a combination of these techniques to uniquely apply to each individual client and their specific needs. Iris has experience working in one of the highest rated Spas in the United States, The Spa at Mohonk Mountain House. With iris’ knowledge of the human body and her ever positive nurturing energy she strives to improve the health and wellbeing of her clients, making it her goal to aid in the process of their healing, physically and metaphysically.
Outside of massage practice, she enjoys yoga and dance classes, also cooking and eating clean healthy
Miguel Sarmiento, LMT
Graduated from the prestigious Swedish Institute in 2008, Miguel has continued his healthcare journey to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Science Medical Design from New York State University and then to complete a Master’s in Acupuncture in Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine which specialized in Western and Eastern Nutrition.
Miguel also holds a New York esthetics license as well as being an advanced Reiki practitioner and completing foundational Craniosacral levels. He has years of experience working within world class spas as well as physical therapist and chirpractic offices.
Miguel integrates a blend of modalities from Swedish, Tuina, Acupressure, stretching and firm work with the regard for individual healing. His hands and calm energy will soothe you, heal you, and leave you wanting to come back for more.
He recently traveled back from working with within Mexico to focus on massage therapy and with a goal to obtain NYS Acupuncture licensing.
Education:Swedish Institute Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy | State University of New York Bachelors of Science Medical Design | Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Master of Acupuncture | The Lia Schorr Institute Aesthethics and Salon Management | Fashion Institute of Technology Associate of Fashion Illustration
Monika Kotowska Mazzara, LMT
Graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, New York. Prior to that, she studied Swedish Massage at Holistic College Dublin, Ireland. Her continued education courses, which include instruction with Vincent Metzo at the Swedish Institute and James Waslaski of the Center for Pain Management, have focused on sport and orthopedic massage. She has experience working with both highly active/functional clients as well as rehabilitating patients shortly after their various knee, hip, or spine surgeries. All that has taught her great respect for the human body, its ability to heal, even after tremendous trauma.
She is interested in the subject of pain remediation: the perceptions of pain, patterns, the neuro-muscular paths, the psychological connections to, and the non-invasive treatments of pain addressed by various modalities of massage therapy. Her massage session blends elements of Connective Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy.
Nancy Fausolino, LMT
An experienced massage therapist of 16 +years, Nancy graduated from Healing Hands Institute, Westwood NJ in 2000. She customizes and tailor each massage for the individual client utilizing Hot Stone therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy and Acupressure with years of addressing sport related inquiries and pain management.
She furthers her studies with passionate interest in Ayurvedic medicine, Thai herbalism, Thai Massage, folk medicine and herbalism, and holistic medicine. She shares her holistic approach to healing and finds great joy in sharing remedies of healing to clients. She truly cares to help people on their path to well-being to reduce stress and pain; encourage relaxation techniques; home care and holistic lifestyle. She is also an esthetician with promotion of organic skin care and natural skin remedies.
On her days off, she loves to practice yoga, bike, cook, and relax.
Suzanne Biggan, LMT
A graduate of New York City’s Swedish Institute at the top of her class, Suzanne possessed enthusiasm and knowledge to pursue exploration of the body’s healing capabilities. Her life’s mission, to make a world better every day, expands into every session with her intuitive and firm touch. Her never waning patience comes from years of taking care of young ones through private familes.
Suzanne has studied Agroecology and Ecopsychology at Prescott College in Prescott, AZ. Outside of her massage practice, she is nourishing various gardening projects and in the urban permaculture community which are currently blooming in NYC.
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Stephanie Grant, Front Desk Coordinator
Stephanie worked for many years in varying levels of retail customer service before finally landing at Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage Fall 2015. She has always had a keen interest in holistic medicine and different natural treatments for the body and welcomed the chance to work alongside some of the best therapists in the massage field. As a new student of Nursing, she hopes to further her knowledge of the human body with a naturopathic spin.
When not at work nor studies, you can catch her cooking up something tasty or watching movies. Stop by anytime and say hello!
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Lillan Parry, Front Desk Coordinator
Lillian joined Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage in Winter 2016. Mature beyond her 20years of age, she exudes a calm demeanor with readiness to assist in any situation as a Front Desk Coordinator. A current Graphic Design student at School of Visual Arts, she uses her creative skill and refined taste to assist in various creative marketing projects for us. She concurrently designs for Footage Youth, a non-profit organization, where she works on all aspects of design including the websites and promotional materials. Alongside Footage Foundation, she is a proud supporter and one of the leaders of their key projects, Girl-talk-Girl which focuses on building connections between young women at risk to gender-based violence in New York City and St. Petersburg, Russia.
When Lillian is not behind the computer at work, she is getting crafty with old magazines or campaigning in Washington Square Park.
Kensie Kensington, Office Pet Therapist
As resident pet therapy specialist, Kensie is always present at our practice, whether to give you cuddles, lick or coax out your inner child with his playful tail wag and swift stuffed animal retrieving capabilites. He is either thrilled or sleeping at Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage, mostly the latter.
Kensie is the beloved Cavalier King Charles Spaniel nurtured by Judie. Born January 2014 in upstate NY breeding by Karlee Cavaliers