Meet Dana

To be in her presence is like having a light shine on you. To experience her care is a comfort that comes from a true healer’s touch. Dana is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 20 years experience in the healing arts.


She discovered her special gift of touch as a teenager, while working with race horses. The horses provided a safe place for her to express pure communication through meaningful gestures and action. However, it wasn’t until she needed massage therapy to help her through a difficult pregnancy that she was able to connect the links of experiencing touch and giving touch for the true value of the craft.


Dana’s passion and approach to bodywork is all about aligned intention; for her, it is not just about sore muscles. “I am committed to creating a safe space for my clients, so that their bodies fall in alignment.” Her philosophy is a cut above the rest in the field of massage therapy as she knows that in order to be a whole human, you must have your mind, body and soul in full communication.


As a trailblazer in massage, Dana boldly declares the need for people to feel safe in their bodies: have a sense of peace and calm, so that they can be successful in their lives. To her, massage connects the dots for her clients on a non verbal level.

 

Her hands, expertise and strong understanding that the body can heal itself have taken her literally around the world.


The common thread she finds in her clients: overall, people have a level of fear that prevents them from feeling safe in their bodies. Massage allows a client to relax on a cellular level and realize that comfort and security is not about what comes from the outside rather it is self cultivated. In other words: the bodywork that she provides is a quiet sacred path that creates inner dialogue to wellness.


Throughout her practice she also uncovered the link between emotional and physical strains. This curiosity led her to trauma work.


Dana is the right therapist for you if you are open to creating a personal commitment to adding massage as a part of your wellbeing toolbox. Her greatest joy is assisting her clients with connecting with their bodies.

 

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Therapies

Deep Tissue

Best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. It is helpful for relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back or neck sprain.

Sports

Uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training -- before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries.

Swedish

Involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing.

Couples

Whether two friends, dating, partners or married: teach them basic education of anatomy of their partners massage skills, how to be playful, learning to touch, be touch, listening skills through touch and actual listening increases their intimacy level.

Aromatherapy

One of my favorite parts of my practice is use of aromatherapy to enhance psychological and physical well-being of each of my clients. It is such a pleasure to select the perfect aroma for each session and client.

Prenatal

The most sacred work is supporting a mother to be. It is fulfilling and a tremendous give back especially after experiencing this type of support during my own pregnancy.

Medical Massage

Medical Massage is result oriented and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician.

Trauma

It is a tremendous honor to help my clients work through their trauma related to touch, after being violated. It takes a lot of courage to face your trauma AND to allow yourself to be seen and touched is quite a testimony of courage.

Resources

Marcia Sheldon
Physical Therapist and Pilates Instructor
North Shore, Long Island, NY
thepilatesbar.com
Mary Bralove
Postural therapist specializing in pain-free movement and total body strengthening
New York City, NY
marybralove@gmail.com
Michelle Portalin
Strength, Running, and Triathalon Coach
New York City, NY
purenrgfitnessnyc.com
914-494-5549
Dr. Philip Trigiani
Physical Medicine Acupuncture
New York City, NY
drphiliptrigiani.com
Fonda Clayton Smith
Visionary Life Coach
Atlanta, GA
fondaclayton.com
Fitzroy Smith
Master Trainer
Atlanta, GA
fit360atl.com
Sam Rivera
Private trainer / children's fitness coach
South Florida
Stivera11@gmail.com
917-327-2019
David Brown
Licensed Massage Therapist
San Francisco, CA
917-346-6706

Testimonials

  • Dana is truly the best, SHE IS THE REAL STAR! She has worked on me for years and helped me manage pain, tension and psychic hurt.

    - Wendy

    NYC Client

  • Dana has ruined every vacation for me. No longer can I get a massage at a hotel or resort for one simple reason: regardless of how many “stars” the spa claims to have, no one can hold a candle to Dana and, thus, I simply don’t get massages while on vacation.

    - HG

    NYC Client

  • As a friend and therapist, Dana blew my mind! I’ve had complicated back and hip problems forever and Dana has been the only person with whom I have found relief. She is beyond gifted with her hands and I couldn’t have a truer friend.

    - Mara

    NYC Client

  • I got my first massage from Dana 17 years ago in NYC... 17 years and countless massages later from high-end spas, vacation resorts, the best massages EVER come from Dana.

    - D. Winter

    NYC Client

  • Dana has a sense of wisdom about her… like she has the solution to world peace in her back pocket… it was immediately put into play once she worked her enchanted expertise on my weary limbs.

    - Christina C.

    NYC Client

  • Dana is a gem. She's got that intuitive knowing of how to work my life's issues out of my tissues.

    - Derek C.

    NYC Client

  • Without exaggeration, working with Dana has truly been a gift... she has helped release stress stored in my body as a result of multiple traumas experienced during my childhood. Thanks to Dana, I am more open to receive, I feel more balanced, and I am more grounded.

    - Chis G.

    NYC Client

  • I travel all over the world and have experienced many massage therapist, and NO ONE does the neck like Dana.

    Michael F.

    NYC Client for over 5 years

Benefits of Massage

Therapeutic massage is so much more than just relaxation. For many people, massage is becoming an important part of their commitment to well-being. More and more people are looking to this holistic healing arts as an alternative to Western medicine.

 

 

Massage can help:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain.
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation.
  • Improving immune system functioning.
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage.
  • Reducing depression and anxiety.
  • Reducing tension within muscles.
  • Increasing body awareness.

Contact

AppointmentsI work from my NYC studio as well as provide home service.

Do something amazing for your body and mind... schedule a massage today!

Phone number 917-502-0618
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