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 13 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 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... Read more

ASSOCIATE MASSAGE THERAPISTS
  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.

Pronounces name: BUR-dju
Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  >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.

Pronounces name: no-LEE-ko
Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  >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.

Pronounces name: ahn-YEZ
Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  >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.

Pronounces name: TIH-pee
Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  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.

Pronounces name: ee-REE-na
Gender pronouns: she/her

 

  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 leaves her table feeling a sense of release and renewal.

Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  Rebecca Clark
Rebecca Clark
Licensed Massage Therapist

Rebecca is a graduate of Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and is licensed in the states of New York, New Jersey, and California. In addition to being certified in prenatal massage, she is also a recently certified birth and postpartum doula. She specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, prenatal, aromatherapy, hot stone, and sports massage. She has experience treating specific musculoskeletal syndromes such as Achilles tendinitis, TMJ syndrome, and patellofemoral syndrome. She listens carefully and tailors each and every session to the client’s needs, offering a massage that is simultaneously effective and deeply relaxing.

Gender pronouns: she/her
 

  Vanetta Harris
Vanetta Harris
Licensed Massage Therapist

Vanetta is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of New York College of Health Professions in Manhattan. With years of experience working as a medical massage therapist in a chiropractic office and for the US Tennis Association as a sports massage therapist, she can effectively choreograph a session to address the needs of any client. She was blessed with the gift of touch and through massage it became her passion for supporting clients in their healing journeys. She's certified in Dynamic Cupping (specially trained in Fire Cupping), Graston Technique (Gua Sha), Facial Rejuvenation and Lymphatic Drainage. As a mother herself, Vanetta loves supporting clients during their pregnancies and is trained in prenatal massage. Additional modalities Vanetta is trained and proficient in include Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu and stretching. Vanetta often gives her clients homework to enhance the effectiveness of their session. Her motto is, "It's not enough for me to understand your body, you need to understand it as well." Vanetta’s love of humanity and spirituality is reflected in her touch. She is passionate about continuing to hone her craft and advance her knowledge in the ever-evolving fields of massage therapy and holistic wellness.


Gender pronouns: she/her
 
  Richard Lugo
Richard Lugo
Licensed Massage Therapist

Richard is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the New York College of Health Professions with over 18 years of experience. He is trained in trigger point therapy, sports massage, medical massage, prenatal/postnatal, Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, myofascial release, and hot stone massage. Richard has perfected his integration of effective medical massage with a deeply relaxing flow. Before joining Red Moon, he had years of experience providing medical massage in a chiropractic office, as well as in a luxury spa environment during his more than 15-year tenure at the well-loved d’mai Urban Spa in Park Slope before they closed in September 2020. In his medical massage work he treated patients with herniations, subluxations, slipped discs and other injuries pertaining to the central nervous system and spinal cord. An athlete himself, Richard especially gets joy out of working with people involved in all types of athletic activity, from the elite professional athlete to the novice just beginning a walking program for general health. Richard loves to support all clients in achieving optimal health and wellness.


Gender pronouns: he/him
 
  Veronica Dye
Veronica Dye
Licensed Massage Therapist

Veronica is a NY State Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of Cortiva Institute of Massage in Seattle, WA as well as Pacific College of Health and Science in NYC. She has a passion for learning the intricacies of pain relief, injury recovery, and increased somatic awareness of her clients. Her modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, and Cupping. Veronica volunteered at Seattle Home Maternity giving prenatal massage, working alongside the midwives and doulas to form treatment plans. Her style is confident, compassionate, sensitive, and intentional. She incorporates slow deep myofascial release techniques with guided breathing to release trigger points and improve clients’ ease, quality, and range of motion in their bodies. Veronica is also a certified Yoga teacher and teaches weekly Yin Yoga classes online. Her favorite form of exercise is Muay Thai and Boxing. Veronica is excited to be a part of the Red Moon team and Park Slope community!

Gender pronouns: she/her
  Wendi Matson
Wendi Matson
Licensed Massage Therapist

Wendi Matson, M.S., is a graduate of the Massage Therapy and Acupuncture programs at Pacific College of Health and Science. She has over 9 years’ experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist and has recently completed her Master of Science in Acupuncture. Her studies focused on Eastern and Western massage techniques along with Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and philosophy. Wendi’s massage modalities include prenatal, myofascial, trigger point, Swedish, sports, acupressure, and medical massage. Her style could best be defined as therapeutic and restorative. Wendi combines attentive listening along with intuition and technical skills to help each client meet their goals, while creating space for deep relaxation and calm. Clients have described her work as deep without being painful. In addition to massage therapy and acupuncture, Wendi has studied classical homeopathy at the NY School of Homeopathy. Wendi's goal with her clients is to facilitate the body's own healing capabilities to support individuals in balancing mind, body, and spirit. Wendi is pleased to offer her expertise to the Red Moon Wellness community.

Gender pronouns: she/her
  Abbey Hurlbert
Abbey Hurlbert
Licensed Massage Therapist

Abbey is a graduate of the massage therapy program at Pacific College of Health and Science in New York City. She is passionate about the profound healing that can happen when people allow their bodies to relax, and the importance of touch in modern society. Abbey also graduated with a BA in Dance from the University at Buffalo. As a professional dancer, Abbey was introduced to how powerful touch can be; touch is an integral part of learning and developing body awareness in dance, an artistic and storytelling device, and beneficial for injury recovery and prevention. After retiring from dance, Abbey acutely felt the absence of touch in her life and its effects on both her physical and mental health. This pushed her toward practicing massage therapy, where she can use touch every day to help people move more comfortably. She meets each client where they are at, while using a blend of Western and Eastern modalities including Swedish, Tui Na, Thai, Shiatsu, deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching techniques, and sports massage. Abbey also has a certification from The Institute for Structural Integration. She loves using Structural Integration sessions to help dancers, athletes, and other movers to discover deeper connections and more spaces within their body in order to move more intelligently.

Gender pronouns: she/her
  Mila Sokolova
Mila Sokolova
Licensed Massage Therapist

Mila is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of Pacific College of Health and Science. Born and raised in Russia, Mila has lived in New York since 2011. She is certified in prenatal massage, orthopedic sports massage, and lymphatic drainage, and integrates Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial techniques. She customizes all sessions to meet each client’s needs with a fluid blend of Eastern and Western massage techniques. Mila has a deep knowledge of human anatomy in addition to her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine principles that allow her to work with the body’s energy pathways to relieve pain and discomfort in the body and the mind.

Pronounces name: MEE-la
Gender pronouns: she/her
  Valeska Fajardo
Valeska Fajardo
Licensed Massage Therapist

Valeska is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences Massage Therapy program. Originally from Ecuador, Valeska has been in New York City since 2013. Valeska’s work is deep, focused, and specific, expertly targeting and working through problem areas, while integrating a soothing and deeply relaxing flow. As a trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ affirming practitioner, her approach to working with clients is based in making sure they feel comfortable, safe, and heard. She is trained in prenatal and postnatal massage, deep tissue and myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Swedish massage, medical massage for injury recovery, as well as reflexology, shiatsu and acupressure. Passionate about holistic health and the mysteries of birth and death, Valeska intends to become certified as a full spectrum birth doula and an end of life doula. She loves spending time in nature and meditating, and she is honored to be able to use her hands as a tool to help people heal.

Pronounces name: Vaa-LEH-SKaa
Gender pronouns: she/her, they/them
  Selina DiPronio
Selina DiPronio
Licensed Massage Therapist

Selina DiPronio is a graduate of the Pacific College of Health and Science Massage Therapy program in New York City. Her work integrates both Eastern and Western traditions including certification in prenatal massage, as well as a focus in deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial massage, Swedish massage, shiatsu and acupressure. Prior to her career in massage, Selina received a BFA in Dance Performance from the University of South Florida and worked professionally as a choreographer and performer throughout the country. Given her nearly two decades of experience in the performing arts, Selina is well-acquainted with the physical demands of working performers and has developed much of her therapeutic work around those needs. Selina also spent ten years working in child development and education, teaching students between the ages of three and seventeen. Having a passion for nurturing relationships with youth provides her work with a family-oriented insight that caters to parents and children alike. Selina aims to help her clients achieve optimal functional movement in their bodies alongside mental and spiritual well-being.

Pronounces name: seh-LEE-nuh
Gender pronouns: she/her
  >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.

Gender pronouns: she/her

  >Ellen Henry
Ellen Henry
Licensed Massage Therapist

Ellen is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences where she gained advanced knowledge in Swedish massage, deep tissue, Shiatsu, myofascial release, sports massage, trigger point release, and assessment techniques. Ellen’s massage sessions involve focused, deep work to effectively release points of tension with precision, while deeply relaxing the body and mind. She graduated summa cum laude and had the privilege of holding massage therapy externships with the Hospital of Special Surgery and the NYC marathon. Ellen earned her bachelor's degree in Dance at Point Park University, where she first dove into anatomy, kinesiology, and an extensive understanding of functional movement in our bodies. Since moving to New York in 2014, she has expanded her knowledge of the body by pursuing dance professionally, and taking a multitude of yoga, Pilates, cycling, and other strength training classes, all of which inform her multifaceted approach to massage and bodywork.

Gender pronouns: she/her

VISITING MASSAGE THERAPISTS
OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
  >Kerri Graham
Mallory Boylston
Office Manager, Front Desk

Mallory is a Brooklyn native. She is currently a student in the Massage Therapy Program at Pacific College of Health & Science and is working diligently towards becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has a strong passion for creating nurturing relationships with others and committed to lending a helping hand wherever she is able. Mallory is also a mom to a 2 year old girl. In her free time, she enjoys play and learning with her daughter, baking, and helping stray animals in need. She is delighted to be a part of Red Moon Wellness, assisting with providing the most supportive, comfortable, and memorable experience.


Pronounces name: MAH-luh-ree
Gender pronouns: she/her
 
  >Melissa Ainley
Melissa Ainley
Front Desk

Melissa has resided in Brooklyn for over 20 years and is passionate about nature, fitness, and natural healing. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach and Aromatherapist with a background in the ancient healing system of Ayurveda. In her spare time she enjoys physical activities including yoga, hula hooping, and is an endurance cyclist. She is thrilled to be a part of the Red Moon Wellness team, and aims to provide you with exceptional service to ensure you have a relaxing and enjoyable experience while at Red Moon.


Gender pronouns: she/her
  >Nicole Darmanin
Nicole Darmanin
Front Desk

Nicole is a Brooklyn native who has a long history of work in the wellness and beauty industries. She is a consultant, aromatherapist, and energy worker who studies Buddhism and adores her circle of loved ones. She is proud to be part of an organization that works to foster wellness in her local community and aims to help facilitate a good experience for all who visit Red Moon Wellness.


Gender pronouns: she/her
 
  >Sophie Cozine
Sophie Cozine
Front Desk

Sophie is a forever student of the healing arts, currently working towards her degree from Arborvitae School of Traditional Herbalism. Her roots are in New York, but she has lived in many different places including London, Paris, and Colorado. Sophie aims to share the knowledge she has acquired and empower people to take the reins on their own healing journey. In her free time, Sophie is a musician and enjoys making music & art, reading, and writing. She is so grateful to be a part of the Red Moon team and is excited to help facilitate the most relaxing and easeful experience for all.


Gender pronouns: she/her
 
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