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.

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.


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.


Phone: 518.321.5047

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.


Phone: 518.867.1440