ABOUT OUR PRACTICE
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 and PT practices 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 reiki master, yoga instructor, chiropractor, naturopathic doctor/acupuncturist 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 JustBe Skinline, SoapRocks, SpaRitual, Mana Oil salves from Big Island HI, essential oils and products by Mountainrose Herbs and CBD line from VitalBody Therapeutics. If that does not satisfy your holistic retail therapy, just 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.
Alena Kwong, RYT
Alena is a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant who works with clients to help them achieve their health and wellness goals through holistic nutritional therapy, integral yoga, lifestyle coaching, mindfulness breathwork practices and energetic healing work.
Graduated from California Polytechnic State University with BS in Nutrition and Culinary Sciences, she evolved her nutritional and culinary experiences to travel in Thailand, embarking on her journey to obtain all Reiki levels/ Master accreditation and RYT 200 integral yoga with Samahita Retreat and incorporate her experiences at Absolute Sanctuary in KohSamui.
“I believe that finding balance in our lives is the goal to longevity and optimal wellness. Our body serves as a physical space storing the emotional and spiritual elements of our soul and genetic make up. Therefore, everything that comes in contact with different aspects of our body can affect our well-being.”
When Alena is not working as a wellness consultant, she is food styling, writing, and recharging her own energy source..
Devin Young, LMT
Graduated from the prestigious Swedish Institute, Devin, a native of Queens, has been honing his unique style of massage therapy 16+years by blending therapeutic techniques of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, trigger point, myofascial release and structural integration with an emphasis on postural alignment. With the education of Anatomy Trains and Myofascial Meridians via Thomas W. Myers; Orthopedic massage and functional assessment via Whitney W. Lowe from Omeri Orthopedic Massage Education & Research Institute and Structural Integration bodywork via Bonnie Crellin Guild Structural integrationist plus years of experience at Paul Labrecque Salon & Spa @ Reebok Sports Club as well as 5 star spas, he has fine tuned the techniques and belief system of clients centered sessions for each individual.
Devin believes that each individual’s body is unique therefore each pathology’s presentation will differ as well as the appropriate treatment. Devin is also a believer that the human body has a vast ability to heal itself and sometimes just needs the proper encouragement.
In his spare time, Devin is very much a foodie who enjoys exploring and cooking culinary inspirations, playing tennis and watching Netflix.
Ellysha Delva, LMT
Ellysha is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Sports and Medical therapy. Her goal is to help and motivate her clients achieve a path to living a healthier stress free lifestyle by introducing Trigger pointing, Acupressure, Cupping, Stretch therapy, reflexology and myofascial release. Her unique therapeutic style is tailored with these techniques to work toward each individual goals and needs.
Graduated from New York College of Health Profession, Ellysha had the opportunity to train abroad in Poole, England where she learned and studied other modalities such as Sound Therapy, Lomi-lomi, Aromatherapy as well as how to interweave active listening in her treatments. This journey led her up and down the United Kingdom, Italy, Scotland and Amsterdam to name a few. Outside of work Ellysha loves to travel, workout and explore. Learning about culture, people and history is more of a life style and she believes it has made her a better individual.
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
Jessica Ronacher, LMT
Jessica is a Long Island native and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2010. She holds an AOS from New York College of Health Professions and a BA from Stony Brook University where she studied Neuroscience and Philosophy.
A lifelong student dedicated to self-improvement and growth she embarked on a wellness journey through yoga, then hula-hooping, and most recently, meditation. As a therapist her style blends myofascial, deep tissue, and swedish techniques in a slow, quiet, and intuitive manner. She believes in the sentiment that “the minds first step to self-awareness must be through the body”, and fully embraces the mind-body connection as a source of both dysfunction and healing.
“We are always in flux and have different needs at different times. I’m here to support you at whatever point you are at in your own wellness journey”.
NY State Certification #024193
Lisa Okochi, LMT
Lisa is a board certified Wellness/Health Coach, NY State licensed massage therapist educated since 2006 as well as NY and Tokyo certified Yoga Instructor with BA in Intercultural Communications in Tokyo. She is a GrandMaster Kundalini Reiki Trainer, Meditation Guide and certified Pranic Healer to boot.
“ Hospitalized countless times for asthma throughout my youth, I learned to take back my power through alternative medicine, yoga and meditation. I have sat under freezing waterfalls, chanted w monks in historical Japanese temples and mastered many modalities to gain insight to our state of Being. I love to use my skills w clients and help them tune in to body , mind and spirit .”
Initially trained in Bodywork in Tokyo and continued her education at the Swedish Institute, she incorporates Eastern and Western techniques into her sessions. Her massage modalities range from relaxation Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Thai bodywork, PeriNatal, Massage Cupping to other healing arts of Therapeutic Yoga, Kundalini Reiki and guided meditation . She enjoys giving therapeutic sessions on issues w back, neck, headaches, TMJ, Post surgeries and more
When she is not working, she is dancing hours of Argentinian Tango, attending the city’s cultural events and meeting up with other health and goal oriented mindset friends. Or just quietly reading in a coffee shop!
NY State Certification #0111220
Marieta Szymura, LMT
A graduate from Cortiva Institute in Hoboken New Jersey, Marieta is licensed in 34 states including NJ and NY. Marieta is also licensed in Medical Aesthetics including Laser Medicine and certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She specializes in post-surgical therapeutic massage, sports massage as well as myofascial release, although in most cases she draws upon a blend of all modalities including myofascial, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and more. Her experience of working at 5 star spas around NYC as well as chiropractic practice and private clientele fine tunes her customized approach to each client’s needs.
Marieta is also a consultant in molecular hydration and strives to educate everyone to improving their overall health.
Outside of massage practice, Marieta loves traveling the world, dancing, hiking but also cooking and spending time in peaceful places and a proud mother of a handsome 26 year old.
Education: Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy Associate Degree in Occupational Therapy 2012 | Institute for Laser Medicine (Medical Laser Esthetics Training) 2016 | | Lymphatic Drainage Certification Course 2015 | Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics Nail Technician license 2015 + Esthetics license 2014 | WSEiZ University, Warsaw, Poland M.S. in Eng. Environmental Protection 2007
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.
Shaun M DeLuca, LMT
A native NYer and former RBR therapist from 2014, He has returned to good ol New York City forever!
A fellow graduate of the renowned Swedish Institute, Shaun’s pursuance of massage therapy led him to sunny Ft.Lauderdale for 3 years. After massaging all the iguanas and sand castles possible, he’s back to deliver more of his intuitive, relaxing and effective Rhemedy By Rhed rituals via Swedish strokes, medical massage techniques and reflexology.
When he’s not working, you can catch him all over the borough’s discovering more and more of each’s diversity. He also has plans of completing his train board (as he’s got all the stuff but no space!), volunteering his off time to local causes and most importantly, loving and living life.
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Lydia Utter, Front Desk Coordinator
Lydia joined Rhemedy by Rhed Therapeutic Massage in Spring 2018. Mature beyond her 22years of age, she exudes a calm demeanor with readiness to assist in any situation as a Front Desk Coordinator. Her background in Public Speaking and Acting as well directing theater productions gives her focused sense of priorities and coordinations.Her educations include BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University as well as Accademia Dell’ Arte – Arezzo. Buon Giorno!
When Lydia is not helicoptering at work, she is getting writing her next comedy playwriting, acapella-ing and assisting children with their speech improvements and enunciations.
Kensie Kensington, Office Pet Therapist
As resident pet therapy specialist, Kensie is always present at our practice when Judie is around, whether to give you cuddles, lick or coax out your inner child with his playful tail wag and swift fig demanding eye bores. 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