Mary Ellen LaSpina, LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist & Healer
Mary Ellen has been a New York Licensed Massage Therapist for over 24 years. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Allied Sciences in New York City in 1998 after her mother, Marcia, would constantly remind her she had healing hands, and that urged her to use them to help people as she had helped Marcia with her own Osteoarthritis pain. She went on to complete a course of study in Oncology Massage at St. Benedictine Hospital, Kingston, NY. During the Summer 2021 studied KuNye massage with Tibetan Dr. Eric Rosenbush.
Mary Ellen’s focus is to provide a personalized massage and recovery plan to her clients. Her technique is applied to the entire body to provide a nurturing and healing massage which will help to relieve pain, eliminate adhesions, and improve circulation. Her massage will help you to feel balanced, grounded, and at peace.
Mary Ellen tenures have included sixteen year at the Copperhood Spa in Shandaken, NY, eleven years at the Ajune Day Spa, New York City’s premier medical spa, as well as time at the Peninsula Spa, Sal Anthony’s Movement Salon, and Skin Care Lab all based in NYC, and at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, NY, Aspect Inn & Spa, in Woodstock, NY, and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY.
Mary Ellen has been featured in several major magazines for her work. In-Style Magazine praised her Ginger Signature massage, Time Out NY included her of note in piece on Reflexology in the city, and the Fashion Journal article covered the massage Mary Ellen created and copyrighted: the “Seasonal Massage”.
Besides her certification in Oncology Massage, she utilizes Medical and Clinical Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Shiatsu, Reiki & Chakra Balancing, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Head Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Pre and Post Natal Massage and her signature massage, the “Seasonal”.
In addition to Dewa, Mary Ellen also operates a private practice out of Woodstock, NY.