About Us

 
Lena DeGloma
Lena DeGloma
Founder & Director
-Licensed Massage Therapist
-Clinical Herbalist
-Certified Birth Doula
-Certified Lactation Counselor
-Certified Childbirth Educator

Lena DeGloma, M.S., is an expert practitioner and instructor of therapeutic massage with over 12 years of experience. She specializes in prenatal, postnatal and labor support massage as well as therapeutic deep tissue (myofascial and trigger point) therapy for chronic pain, tension, and injuries for people of all genders. She takes a whole person approach with her clients and regularly integrates herbal medicine, essential oils, hydrotherapy and cupping therapy (fire cupping) into her work. Lena's integrative whole-person approach to inflammatory musculoskeletal conditions is illustrated in her case study that was published in the Spring 2018 edition of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild titled "The Link between Gut and Autoimmunity: Treatment of Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Colitis with "Weeding and Feeding" Approach." She is currently a part-time faculty member at... Continue Reading

ASSOCIATE MASSAGE THERAPISTS
  Cindy Samantha
Cindy Samantha
Licensed Massage Therapist

Cindy Samantha, M.A., is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She practices pre- and post-natal massage, holistic, and deep tissue massage as well as Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy. Deeply influenced by holistic healing models which see the mind, body, and spirit as interconnected and essential to health, she works to awaken and develop her clients' own innate healing capacity to create long term and lasting change. She also works with visceral manipulation, which helps to balance internal organs through gentle palpation. She loves treating all clients, and especially loves working with clients who are working through chronic illness, trauma, people new to bodywork, and people experiencing anxiety and depression. She also works with people in supporting gender identity work, and specializes in helping to affirm clients who are living across the gender spectrum. In addition to bodywork, she holds an M.A. in Geography, with a focus on the relationship between illness and poverty. She is currently practicing in a few locations in the city and is thrilled to be working with Red Moon Wellness!

  Kari
Kari Schmitt
Licensed Massage Therapist

Kari is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and proud graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. As a native of Southern California, she earned a B.A. from California State University Dominguez Hills where her focus was on Sociology and Psychology. Kari is passionate about the therapeutic effects of massage therapy and its profound benefits on the human body and spirit. Having studied both traditional Western techniques and ancient Eastern modalities, she is able to blend a variety of approaches to healing and provide a one of a kind massage experience for every session. Based on the clients needs, individualized treatments are crafted by drawing upon Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Sports massage, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Thai massage, and Tui Na theory. She is also certified in Prenatal massage therapy and enjoys working with women at any stage of their pregnancy. Whether clients are seeking massage for pain management, rehabilitation, or relaxation, she has the knowledge, passion for healing, and skill set to help them achieve their goals. Kari works especially well with people who are dealing with high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her unique and customized sessions also include a brief postural analysis along with self-care suggestions for the client to take with them and incorporate into their day to day wellness routine. 

  Burcu Parlak
Burcu Parlak
Licensed Massage Therapist

Burcu has been passionately pursuing her career in holistic healing since 2007 after graduating from Helma Institute of Massage Therapy. Receiving regular massage therapy sessions herself at school and seeing the benefits and healing from her own injuries, Burcu wanted help others with their chronic pain and stress. In addition to being a Licensed Massage Therapist with over a decade of experience, she is also a Birth Doula, Infant Massage Educator, Reiki Master,  and ACE Massage Cupping Practitioner. Burcu is trained in many modalities of massage therapy, including deep tissue, prenatal & postnatal massage, acupressure, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, joint mobilization, and spontaneous muscle release technique (SMRT). In her sessions she integrates multiple massage techniques to treat a variety of disorders including whiplash, tension headaches, repetitive strain injuries, chronic stress, postural dysfunction, insomnia and more. She offers expert massage therapy for pregnant clients and has trained as a Doula with DONA International to expand her prenatal care knowledge. Burcu is a firm believer that the best therapies are those that support and work in harmony with each being’s natural ability to heal itself and maintain wellbeing.

  >Noriko Yoshida-Dubins
Noriko Yoshida-Dubins
Licensed Massage Therapist

Noriko is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist. She was born and raised in Japan and moved to NYC in 2002. She graduated from Swedish Institute College of Health & Science in 2007 and has been a full time LMT for the past 11 years. She was a well-loved massage therapist for nearly a decade at Sage Spa and is excited to be seeing new and established clients at Red Moon Wellness. Noriko’s clients say that her massage sessions are never exactly the same. She listens to your body carefully and communicates thoughtfully in order to customize each session to your needs, which she understands may change from session to session. She applies a mixture of deep tissue, myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu (or acupressure points), Swedish massage, stretching techniques, and sports massage with therapeutic touch. She is highly experienced in pre/postnatal massage, hot stone massage, intra-oral massage for TMJ, and techniques for alleviating headaches and neck/shoulder tension. Noriko is also a mother and empathizes with the physical & emotional tension that women deal with during and after pregnancy. She helps mothers ease their stress, especially recovering from birth, as well as for those that are caring for small children. Her client’s happy smiles after a massage session always increases her energy and motivation for her work.

  >Agnes Dagnicourt
Agnes Dagnicourt
Licensed Massage Therapist

Agnes is a Licensed Massage Therapist with a decade of experience. She is passionate about her work and strives to form a connection with all of her clients. She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute and specializes in prenatal massage, deep tissue and trigger point therapy, shiatsu (acupressure), and also offers Reiki and Vortex Healing. Originally from France, Agnes has been a long time Park Slope resident who is actively involved in her community. Agnes was a popular massage therapist at Sage Spa for nearly a decade before joining Red Moon Wellness. Agnes is an avid practitioner of Pilates and her own body awareness translates into massage sessions that are incredibly effective for improving postural issues as well as deeply relaxing.

  >Jacqueline Donohue
Jacqueline Donohue
Licensed Massage Therapist

Jacqueline is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Swedish Institute with an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since 2006, she has worked alongside physical therapist, midwives, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and other holistic health care providers, in clinical settings as well as spas and wellness centers. Jacqueline holds certifications in pre and postnatal massage and in cranialsacral therapy. Her many years of practical experience, detailed understanding of the musculoskeletal system and highly intuitive nature, allow her to implement individualized, effective therapeutic sessions for wide variety of clients. Jacqueline is an approachable, empathetic listener, always giving careful consideration to the needs, and concerns of her clients as she crafts their treatment plans. While each session is unique, it is her intent to facilitate a greater sense of self awareness and deeper understanding of the mind/body/spirit connection with each person she has the privilege of working with. Jacqueline is a mom of two and a native Brooklynite. In her free time she performs improv and is a live music enthusiast.

  >Tippy Matusevich
Tippy Matusevich
Licensed Massage Therapist

Rungtip (Tippy) Matusevich is a New State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Originally from Thailand, she has been living in Brooklyn for 18 years. Tippy’s advanced training includes certification in prenatal massage, Thai Massage training from Wat Poh Thai Medical school in Bangkok, as well as training in Taylor Techniques Myofascial Release at Swedish institute. Her bodywork modalities include classic Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Sports massage, Myofascial Release, Prenatal massage, Shiatsu (acupressure) and Thai Massage. Tippy’s massage sessions are individually tailored to each client as she integrates her various bodywork specialties. Her work effortlessly blends highly effective therapeutic techniques with a deeply relaxing style.

  >Tara Chase
Tara Chase
Licensed Massage Therapist

Tara is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Science. She began her practice with a deep focus on how massage can impact the pregnant body and childbearing cycle and was certified for pre/postnatal massage with home birth midwife and educator Susanrachel Condon. She has also completed continuing education in osteopathic deep tissue and myofascial techniques, and brings a blend of approaches to each session in order to address injury treatment and prevention, postural deviation, chronic pain management and other aspects of mental and physical wellbeing. Tara has a compassionate and intuitive approach to bodywork and an affinity for science and research. She believes that massage can be a powerful tool in supporting each individual’s relationship to their own healing and wellness. Away from the studio, you can find Tara chasing after her own young children and fostering community support for area families, because it truly does take a village.

  Irina Minkovich
Irina Minkovich
Licensed Massage Therapist

Irina is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institute. Originally from Belarus, she has over two decades of experience as a massage therapist and in other related fields ever since she became a New Yorker in the 90s. Irina’s advanced training includes prenatal, postnatal, Myofascial Release, Swedish, deep tissue, medical massage, lymphatic drainage, aromatherapy, reflexology, and hot stone massages. She is also a certified yoga instructor and esthetician. Her decades of experience have helped her develop a sensitivity to the human body, so that each of her massages is individually tailored to the needs of the client. Although originally trained in Western massage therapies, she devoted many years of study to Eastern philosophies and healing techniques, which have strongly influenced her style and outlook on treatment. Her practice is an eclectic blend of intuition, care, and practical experience, and her goal as a therapist is to cultivate relaxation, harmony, and satisfaction within the client.

  >Mary Duggan
Mary Duggan
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mary graduated from Fordham University with a degree in art history, but it wasn’t long before she was studying massage therapy at the Swedish Institute. She became licensed in New York State in 2004 and received her pre and postnatal massage certification in 2005. Immediately upon being certified in perinatal massage, Mary accepted a job working exclusively with pre/postnatal clients and was mentored by the owner of the business who was pregnant at the time. Mary has gone on to study yoga and Ayurveda, diet and nutrition. Over the years she has gained valuable experience working in NYC and the Hamptons at wonderful spas such as the Greenwich Hotel’s Shibui Spa and doing home visits or even hospital visits for clients on bed rest.

  >Elena Kulik
Elena Kulik
Licensed Massage Therapist

Elena is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist. She is certified in prenatal massage and her approach to bodywork is holistic, integrating Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point release, Tui Na, reflexology, relaxation techniques, and Reiki. Elena believes in the body's ability to heal itself and utilizes her expertise to assist in this process. Through listening to the body and thoughtful communication, she has a collaborative approach of reaching the specific goals of her clients. She enjoys working with clients who want to overcome on-going muscular pain and patterns of tension in order to live happier, healthier lives.

  >Angela Asmal
Angela Asmal
Licensed Massage Therapist

Angela is a wellness advocate born in Brooklyn, New York with Ecuadorian roots. She's a New York Licensed and Board Certified Massage Therapist, a graduate of Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. She has experience working alongside chiropractors, physical therapists, personal trainers and other holistic health care providers. Angela has also completed a prenatal and postnatal massage apprenticeship with Red Moon's founder and clinical director, Lena DeGloma. Angela's bodywork modalities include Swedish massage, shiatsu (acupressure), sports, deep tissue, hot stone, and Myofascial Release. Angela's healing sessions are an organic process of systemic manual manipulation of soft body tissue using old traditional and new healing modalities to enhance a person's health and well-being with effective therapeutic techniques. Her spirit is full of generosity that animates in her work.

VISITING MASSAGE THERAPISTS
  Kelly Hoffman
Kelly Hoffman
Licensed Massage Therapist

Kelly is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage. She provides pre- and post-natal massage, as well as deep tissue, injury recovery, relaxation and stress relief, with an affinity for integrating focused deep tissue work. Passionate about holistic healing, she began studying plant medicine and herbalism at Sage Mountain in 2006, later training as a birth and postpartum doula in 2009, at which time she offered pro bono support to disadvantaged mothers in Springfield, MA. These experiences led her to see the importance of therapeutic and well-informed bodywork in supporting health and well-being in body and spirit. She has been practicing massage therapy since 2013 in settings ranging from clinical, to private in-home, to corporate. She has continued to study herbalism, working in various herbal apothecaries, and studying under many well-known teachers, including the Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism, all of which informs her work with clients. After over 6 years as an associate massage therapist at Red Moon, Kelly currently lives and practices in Vermont, but continues to have occasional availability at Red Moon when she visits NY.

  >Carolina Aquino
Carolina Aquino
Licensed Massage Therapist

Carolina is a Licensed Massage Therapist certified in Prenatal and Postpartum Massage. She has experience working in a medical massage setting and integrates a variety of therapeutic techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, deep tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu (acupressure). She is passionate about providing well-rounded support for all stages of the childbearing cycle. During her massage sessions, she assesses the specific needs of each client and offers deeply therapeutic and focused work. Carolina is an alumna of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences of New York City and also has a BA in Spanish Literature & Secondary Childhood Education from CUNY CCNY. Her work with families promoting holistic and preventive care set her on a path to explore women's health and fertility wellness. Before becoming an LMT she worked as a youth educator and advocate within schools and non-profit organizations, locally and nationally. Carolina is a multilingual native New Yorker; she also goes by the name Karo. When she is not seeing clients, she’s cooking, listening to and dancing to music, reading, crocheting, and practicing Yoga and Qi Gong. She enjoys being in stillness and “doing absolutely nada.”

  Amanda Miller
Amanda Miller
Licensed Massage Therapist

Amanda studied massage therapy at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC and The School of Healing Arts in San Diego, and she has taken additional courses in massage for people with cancer and hospital-based massage. Amanda is also a certified yoga instructor, trained on an ashram in India. Her interest in mind-body healing was sparked while studying physical theater at NYU. Amanda has worked as a massage therapist for twelve years in a range of settings including wellness centers, gyms, spas, and personal residences. Additionally, she is a writer, performer and Jewish educator, inspired by the ways her varied practices inform each other. She is in awe of the profound benefits of massage therapy on both her clients and herself. She hopes every client gets off her table feeling a sense of release and renewal.

  Richard Gascon
Richard Gascon
Licensed Massage Therapist

Richard is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, who graduated from the Swedish Institute in 1991. He has over 28 years of experience and has been certified in prenatal massage for over 20 years. Richard incorporates many different modalities into his massage including deep tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, shiatsu, and more. His work is very intuitive and tailored to each client?s needs. Richard is certified in Lymphatic drainage and has also studied Herbalism at Wild Rose College in Canada. Richard has worked in all aspects of the field including medical facilities, luxury hotels, day spas, and corporate settings.

Abby Lopez
Abby Lopez
Licensed Massage Therapist

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Abby is a New York State licensed massage therapist and Registered Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance. Abby graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Allied Health Sciences in 2002 and has since gained her experience working in rehabilitation clinics and luxury spa environments. With a strong clinical background in pre- and postnatal massage, Abby's passion lies in supporting injury recovery and helping mothers feel good during and after pregnancy. Abby is currently in the midst of her doula training and looking forward to supporting mothers during the most exciting times of their lives.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
  >Francesca Marini
Francesca Marini
Office Manager

Francesca has worked in wellness management for almost a decade in both New York City and San Francisco. She first discovered the power of mind-body medicine through Yoga after spine surgery as a teen, which brought her to the study of nutrition, herbal medicine, and energy work. Francesca has a master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies, with certification in Wellness Coaching & Guided Imagery, from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is a Registered Yoga Teacher (Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, 2011) and Prenatal Yoga Teacher (Prenatal Yoga Center, 2016). She is also a Reiki practitioner and certified Labor and Postpartum Doula. She is excited to support the Red Moon Wellness community!

  >Kerri Graham
Kerri Graham
Office Manager

Kerri is a Brooklyn native, born and raised in Bay Ridge, where she currently resides. She was the long time manager of the former Sage Spa from 2012 until she joined Red Moon Wellness in 2019. She is excited to be a part of Red Moon Wellness, serving new and familiar clients in the Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods. Kerri is also a mom of a 16 month old, who takes up most of her time and all of her heart. In her free time she loves to bike across all of NYC – she has participated in 3 Five Boro Bike Tour marathons, completing all three. Kerri’s goal in managing our office is to provide you the best service, information, and comfort to ensure that all sessions leave you satisfied with your visit to Red Moon Wellness.

  >Nandini Srinivasan
Nandini Srinivasan
Front Desk

Nandini is an artist, graphic designer, and wellness enthusiast living in Brooklyn, NY. She began working in the wellness and spa industry in Boston, Massachusetts, where she is originally from. When she’s not at the front desk at Red Moon, she is working on freelance design projects and also enjoys showing her artwork in galleries around the greater New York area. Currently pursuing a degree in art therapy, Nandini is passionate about mental and physical health, and is excited to be a part of a specialized practice with a focus on childbirth and wellness.

 
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