Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. Massaging the skin, the body’s largest  organ, creates a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all regulatory systems of the body. There are many types and techniques of massage that be incorporated into treatment to provide a unique experience for each client.  Massage can be energy based, muscle based, or a combination of both depending on the therapist and client. All massage therapists at Elevate operate independently and are fully NYS licensed and insured.  Please read through their bios and contact directly or use the contact form provided for more information.

Lou Alpy, LMT

Lou Alpy, LMT graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from SUNY Plattsburg, then years later went on to study at CNW school of massage therapy located in Colonie, NY. Lou has 17 years of experience in massage therapy and is also a lead instructor at CNW, focused on teaching his passion and helping students use proper body mechanics. He has spent years perfecting his craft studying NMT (Neuromuscular Therapy), MFR (Myofascial Release) and Medical Massage to suit the specific needs of every client. Lou is skilled in the process of evaluation and has developed detailed treatment protocols for various musculoskeletal conditions. He specializes in injury rehabilitation and strives to create solutions for difficult issues. He also accepts No fault (car accident) insurance.
Phone: 518.429.0256

Maureen Behrens, LMT

Maureen Behrens, New York State Licensed Massage Therapist Maureen graduated from Columbia-Greene Community College School of Massage Therapy in 2002, where she earned an Associate of Applied Science degree.  She has been practicing Massage Therapy in the Capital District for 14 years. Maureen provides a professional and compassionate experience for her clients using a balance of holistic and clinical techniques.  She believes in customizing each massage session to meet the specific needs of the individual by integrating Swedish Massage, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Sports Massage. With these techniques, Maureen has helped many of her clients find relief from stress, chronic pain, sciatica, postural distortion, whiplash, headaches, fibromyalgia, and sports injury. She especially enjoys Pregnancy Massage, and has a pregnancy table to provide the most support and comfort for her expectant clients.
Email: Phone: 518.269.7147

Jen Daley

Jen took an unusual route to massage therapy. She graduated from Siena College with an English degree and was building a career in textbook publishing when she decided to redirect her course. Feeling there must be something more she could do to provide a service to people, she found the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing massage since graduating in 2006. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with chiropractors, medical doctors and other wellness professionals in managing patient care. She has been inspired by her continuing education in modalities such as myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and pregnancy massage. Jen enjoys working with clients’ specific needs and will adjust any session to accommodate for acute or chronic pain or injury. She is delighted to assist her clients in achieving relief, relaxation and happiness. Jen additionally thrives on excellent food, strongly brewed coffee and live music and will happily discuss any of those things at any time.
Email: Phone: 518.321.5047

Jeanne Geisler, LMT

Jeanne Geisler graduated from SUNY Albany with a BA in Psychology. She attended The Center For Natural Wellness, School of Massage Therapy and has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 2005. While starting her private practice, she taught at CNWSMT as a clinic supervisor, and worked for a local spa. Jeanne is passionate about massage and provides a bodywork session that focuses on relaxing tight muscles, injury prevention and recovery, and providing relief from discomfort. Her massage consists of varied modalities, and she works thoroughly with the muscle’s origins and insertions. She combines massage with gentle stretching to increase range of motion and release fascia restrictions. She also provides shiatsu massage. She believes regular bodywork helps maintain tissue vitality. She enjoys assisting clients on their transformation towards health and wellness.
Website: Email: Phone: 518.229.1818  

Julia Keller, LMT

Julia Keller, LMT is a highly trained and compassionate licensed massage therapist with a special interest in whole body health and wellness.  She is passionate about helping people to regain a sense of well being. One of the most important factors is the outlook of the client. She strives to be supportive of her clients own healing process and aspires to work with people who are open to the transformative process of body therapies.  Julia is gifted at listening to the needs of her clients in order to provide a customized therapeutic treatment. Her healing touch is guided by intuition yet supported by experience and an extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system.  She is focused on ensuring clients feel a sense of comfort and relaxation while gaining long lasting results.  Julia firmly believes massage therapy, whether used as preventative or in conjunction with more traditional forms of healing, can allow the client to progress to higher levels of physical and emotional well-being.
Email: Phone: 518.429.6686

Jennifer Swensen, LMT

Jennifer Swensen, LMT graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from SUNY Plattsburgh. She went on to attend the Center of Natural Wellness, School of Massage Therapy and has been practicing massage full time since graduating in 2006. She is dedicated to individualizing the massage to each persons wants and specific body needs. She is passionate that therapeutic massage aides in healing by relieving physical and mental stress. In addition to massage therapy, she encourages you to continue to reach for your ultimate health potential by exploring the other holistic practitioners at Elevate Albany Wellness.
Email: Phone: 518.867.1440

Kathleen Vroman, LMT

Kathleen has been practicing massage in the Capital District since graduating in 2009 from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. After working at a local spa, she started her private practice in 2013 as ‘Community Massage & Holistic Therapies’.

Listening to the unique needs of each client and customizing each session, Kathleen is able to address a variety of issues, including chronic problem areas and recuperation from sports, strenuous activities and surgery, as well as providing overall deep relaxation. She offers Swedish and therapeutic deep tissue techniques, plus hot stone spot treatments, acupressure face massage, foot reflexology, essential oils, and a wide range of session lengths. Topical pain relief products are also available.

By creating an atmosphere of comfort and caring, with a focus on nurturing the body’s innate ability to heal, Kathleen finds satisfaction in helping her clients feel better and get back to the activities they love in order to enjoy life to the fullest.
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Phone: 518.272.1400

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