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PRESS Williamsburg offers the following massage services:

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Our Signature Massage

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Back, Neck, and Shoulders

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Menstrual Massage

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Prenatal Massage

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Our Signature Massage

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Menstrual Massage

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Prenatal Massage

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Visiting PRESS Williamsburg

PRESS Modern Massage is a clinical massage studio, not a spa. To maintain a relaxing environment for all, please use quiet voices when inside the studio. Please note that we do not provide lockers or shower facilities, your belongings will stay with you at all times. We look forward to impressing you!

Directions by Subway

Take the L Train to Bedford Avenue. Walk against traffic on Bedford Ave. to North 6th Street. Make a right onto North 6th, and a left onto Wythe Avenue. There’s a ramp leading up to our doorway at 169 Wythe Avenue. The buzzer at the door, 202 for Massage Williamsburg, just next to the Pilates studio.

Directions by Car

From Manhattan – Take the Williamsburg Bridge to Broadway W/Staten Island Exit. Turn Right onto Broadway, and make right onto Berry. Turn Left at North 6th. Turn left on Wythe Avenue, we are 169 Wythe Ave. Our buzzer for 202 is next to the door.

From Downtown Brooklyn – Take the BQE to Exit 30/Flushing Ave. Merge onto Classon, and make a right onto Flushing Ave. Turn left onto Kent Ave. Make right on North 7th, and make right onto Wythe Avenue. We are at 169 Wythe Ave. Our buzzer for 202 is next to the door.

Hotel Guests

PRESS Modern Massage of Brooklyn is proud to welcome guests from the Wythe Hotel, The William Vale, McCarren Hotel, The Hoxton Hotel, The Williamsburg Hotel, and beyond.

Meet The Press: Williamsburg
Jacki

“Do good, be kind, make a difference.”

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After graduating from SUNY Orange with an A.A.S. Degree in Massage Therapy and receiving her NY State license in 2004, Jacki worked as a spa therapist, most recently at Great Jones Spa in Manhattan. She has also worked with various charitable organizations, volunteering her time and skills to provide massage to people who would not be able to access such therapy.

Jacki has developed her massage therapy skills over the last 10 years by working on a widely varied population, including athletes, expectant mothers, the elderly, and cancer battlers and survivors. As a runner and skater, Jacki knows the value of keeping the body in excellent working order. She combines modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and stretching in an empathetic and compassionate way, with the goal of increasing the client’s holistic wellness with every session.

Ellen

“Keep moving!!”

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Ellen originally began her massage therapy career at The Mindful Body in San Francisco in 2007, and—after 5 years of practice in the state of California—she moved to NYC where she completed her Licensed Massage Therapy certification for the State of New York. Ellen is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She is dynamic and informed by the practice and teachings of Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, of Mysore, India.

Ellen is also a formally trained Chef, a Certified Gerson Therapy caregiver, and a seasoned Birthing Doula. Ellen enjoys creating a balanced bodywork session by incorporating Ayurveda, 5 element theory of Chinese medicine, and classical Swedish/Deep Tissue techniques.

Kazu

“Mastering both eastern and western practicies”

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Kazu is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. He is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a member of The American Massage Therapy Association. Kazu also works as a massage therapist at a physical therapy clinic in Manhattan. His specialty is a blend of trigger point therapy and swedish massage to address tension in the back, neck, and shoulders. Kazu is also proficient in deep tissue massage, traditional shiatsu, and stretching.

Kazu moved to New York City in 2008 from Japan, where he was born and raised. Having spent extensive time in both countries, he has mastered both Eastern and Western practices.

Kurt

“Partnering with clients to achieve their health goals.”

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Kurt specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage, incorporating myofascial release, trigger point techniques, and sports massage into his practice. He has trained in Shiatsu massage as well. Kurt has worked in both clinics and spas and enjoys partnering with clients to achieve their personal health goals, whether they are post-injury rehabilitation, personal maintenance, or simply relaxing the body and quieting the mind.

Kurt is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, and  licensed by New York State and certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). He is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Adrian

“Keeping clients in their best condition.”

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Adrian is a licensed massage therapist and massage therapy teacher. With a lifelong interest in massage therapy, Adrian began practicing in 2010 after graduating from SUNY Morrisville. He has worked side by side with over a dozen chiropractors and other medical professionals, studying rehabilitative techniques and trigger point therapy, along with AIS (stretches) and energetic balancing. He most enjoys working on CTS, TOS, sciatic issues, fibromyalgia, spasms, migraines, and repetitive motion injuries. His clinical approach keeps clients in their best condition.

Edward

“His approach to bodywork is both technical and intuitive.”

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Edward is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, and a graduate from the Cortiva Institute and the University of Chicago. He also has additional certifications in Prenatal and Medical Massage. His approach to bodywork is both technical and intuitive. He uses a blend of Swedish and Myofascial techniques to relax the body and improve circulation, then integrates elements of Deep Tissue, Sports, Medical, Thai, and Cranio-Sacral to release muscular tension and realign the body.

Over the last six years he has worked with thousands of people and has provided relief for many living with medical and joint conditions, as well as sports injuries.

Jess C.

“You are the one you’ve been waiting for”

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Jali`

“Relax your mind and your body will follow.”

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Jali is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. Jali’s passion is helping his clients improve their overall health through massage. His sessions are client-centered, and he is skilled in a variety of massage techniques including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports massage, Myosfascial Massage, Trigger point Therapy, and Shiatsu. He uses the therapeutic and relaxation practices of Western and Eastern massage to help bring healing to his clients on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level.

Jali has worked on athletes at various sporting events which include Westchester Triathalon and Toughman Half Ironman, offering post-event sport massage to the participants. Jali is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Olivia

“Creating a holistic approach to wellbeing.”

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Olivia is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute. She is highly skilled in Swedish, Shiatsu, Reiki, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial release. Olivia combines Western and Eastern modalities to create a holistic approach for clients who want to gain body awareness, address an injury, or want to improve their general well being. Because of her extensive dance background, she has a heightened sense of body awareness that translates to clients while receiving bodywork.

Olivia is a member of the AMTA and is happy to be a part of our network of independent therapists!

Damon

"There are no obstacles, just opportunities to try harder."

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Damon graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2014 with a degree in Occupational Studies and holds a New York State Massage Therapy license. His three favorite modalities are sports massage, deep tissue and Swedish massage, but he has also studied shiatsu and reflexology, and plans to pursue certification in medical massage.

Having lost his sight in 2010, Damon pursued a career in healing and feels this is an asset to his massage therapy work as he is not distracted by the visuals around him and has developed a greater intuition with his hands.

Nora

“You can’t pour from an empty cup”

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Nora blends elements of Swedish, Shiatsu and Ayurvedic massage to customize treatments for each individual clients needs. Her sessions are nurturing and balancing, but always executed with a disciplined, scientific approach.  With certifications in perinatal, infant and medical massage, she has enjoyed helping pregnant women, musicians, fellow jiu jitsu practitioners and everyone in between.

Anthony

“Consistency leads to Progress.”

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Anthony is a graduate of the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tony began his journey with massage therapy to help others and to promote healing (self-healing specifically) through touch. He considers the relationship between therapist and client a real team effort in achieving the client’s health goals. Tony’s work a combination of deep tissue and trigger point therapy with a Swedish, relaxation-type flow. He is a passionate and knowledgeable Licensed Massage Therapist.

Jen

“She guides your body towards a state of pain free well-being.”

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Jen approaches massage therapy as a dynamic exchange between the practitioner and receiver that guides and empowers the body, with the help of the mind and soul, to tap into the resources it possesses to heal itself. Her passion for healing through touch began at a young age and was informed by her years as a dancer and yogi, grounding her in a body capable of athletic performance and self-healing. The wonder she felt as a student of neuroscience in learning the myriad ways the brain and body were capable of adapting to change and assisting one another in healing from stress and injury impelled her to attend and graduate from the Swedish Institute in order to share this sense of deep appreciation for and knowledge of the amazing bodies we were given.

Jen utilizes Swedish strokes, along with perceptive deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, and myofascial stretching techniques to reduce chronic pain and guide your body towards a state of pain free well-being. She works with her clients to educate them on the best ways to correct postural and functional imbalances and to engage in informed self-care. Each client is special to her, and she is both honored and humbled to be trusted to be a part of their journey towards living fully and joyfully in their bodies, and to assist them in caring for something so wonderful.

Melissa

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love” -Maya Angelou

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Melissa became a licensed massage therapist in 2000 and has been certified in the following massage modalities; Thai, Sports, I-Stretch, Pre-natal, Amma and Lomi-Lomi. Melissa is also a 500 hour certified yoga teacher through. Throughout Melissa’s career, she has worked in the spa industry under different titles; spa owner, lead therapist and director.

Melissa has garnered local and national acclaim for her work and has been featured in magazines, some of which include; Essence, Departures, Les Nouvelle Esthetique and Dayspa Magazine. Currently, Melissa is an adjunct massage professor at Mildred Elley and teaches classes in; Sports, Swedish and Shiatsu. In addition, Melissa is the Career Services Manager at Cortiva Institute.

Jahaira

“Our bodies have a lot to tell us. All we have to do is listen.”

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Jahaira graduated as valedictorian of her class at Rochester’s Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She uses a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapys. A firm believer that the body responds best to attentive, slow and predictable touch, Jahaira’s massage is focused to the client’s main complaint and relies on their feedback, making the outcome a joint effort. Jahaira has spent years looking for her niche in the healthcare field and has never felt more fulfilled than when she performs massage.

Jasu

“We all came to this world to enjoy moments and be happy.”

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Yasu was born and raised in Japan, and has been living in NYC for over 20 years. After an earthquake shook Japan in 2011, she visited some of the most damaged regions and became inspired to pursue a career in the healing modality of massage. A graduate of the Cortiva Institute and member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Yasu believes in customizing a unique treatment for each client. Her work includes a combination of swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial, and shiatsu techniques. She is honored to help her clients lead better lives by releasing tension in their bodies and minds.

Yelena

“Your health is a bank account. The more deposits you make, the richer your health will be.”

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Yelena holds a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology, and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture. She is a New York State licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Pacific College, specializing in deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and prenatal massage. Yelena has worked with pregnant women at the Lutheran Hospital, focusing on their fitness, wellness and preparing for labor with massage therapy and acupuncture.

Yelena loves what she does and is passionate about each clients’ health and wellness. Her motto is “Healing the world, One body at a time.”  Yelena also enjoys dancing and performing on a semiprofessional level as a salsa dancer.

Jessica D.

“Gift yourself the peace that you deserve.”

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Jessica has been a therapist for the past seven years after graduating from New York College. She also attended Tristate college of acupuncture for Chinese Medicine studies.  Her work has evolved over the years, but mostly consists of deep tissue, medical massage and myofascial manipulation.

Tommy

“Balance in all things is the true form of health.”

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Tommy is a graduate of New York College, is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. He began training in the healing arts over 23 years ago and has previously worked as a personal trainer, fitness instructor, martial arts instructor and competitor, and postural and breathing coach. Tommy is a big believer in massage as a healing art, as it is something he has used to maintain himself for his entire life.

Antonio

“Rather than using one particular style of massage, I use a variety of techniques I’ve learned over the years that are individualized for each client."

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Originally from Miami, Antonio has been a licensed massage therapist and a certified personal trainer/exercise specialist in NYC for two decades. Antonio grew up doing extreme sports, studied yoga in India, graduated from Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and has years of specialized training in myo-fascial release and movement therapies.

Antonio provides therapeutic massage to reduce chronic pain and assist recovery for athletes. His restorative bodywork helps clients reduce chronic pain, feel better and improve quality of life. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, New York Times, Washington Post, Men’s Health, Time Out, Mountain Bike magazine and more.

Ryan

"Nurturing yourself is not selfish—it’s essential to your survival and your well–being.” -Renee Peterson Trudeau

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After a long culinary career nourishing his patrons wellness through food, Ryan sought out another longtime passion and enrolled in the massage program at The Swedish Institute, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016. Since that time he has been refining his skills as a massage therapist, integrating an array of modalities to customize each and every session to best fit with his client’s needs and goals.

Ryan believes that the stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system is vital to the healing process. He integrates that philosophy into every massage session by using smooth, rhythmic relaxation techniques while integrating deep tissue techniques to address areas of specific need.

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