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Our Therapists

 

 DAVID CASNER, B.A., L.M.T.

After graduating from Skidmore College in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, David Casner began playing keyboards in local bands - while concurrently working both as a clay sculptor and holding positions in both human services and counseling.

During the mid 80’s, David began working with his licensed massage mentor Jesse Barton. Fifteen years later, he attended the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy studying Massage Therapy - completing his certification in the summer of 2002.  He followed with his New York State License in the autumn of 2002. 

David has had additional training in “Nuad Bo Rarn” Thailand Medical Massage, Hawiian Lomi Lomi, Cranio Sacral, Polarity, Shiatsu (known as Japanese acupressure), Advanced Thai Chair Massage, Side-lying Thai Table Massage, “Trager” Bodywork, Sports Massage, along with both Active and Passive Stretching.  

During 1990-92, David studied Usui Reiki with Reiki Master, and teacher, Randall Hayward. As a  teacher and practicer of martial arts, himself, David holds rank in International Black Belt from the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, the Korean Royal Court martial art of Kuk Sool Won, and Tenkara Karate. A practicer of Tai Chi Chuan – he taught Tae Kwon Do over 6 years, and opened the Saratoga Tae Kwon Do and Fitness Center Inc. in the 1990’s.

Learning the beneficial aspects of deep breathing, focus, body mechanics, and relaxing one’s energy flow, David now applies these calming aspects of martial arts principles to his massage therapy experience.

 

Rebekah Watkins, LMT

Rebekah graduated from the "Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy" in November of 2008. It was there that she fell in love with such massage modalities as Swedish, Myofascial Release, and Neuro-Muscular Therapy also knows as NMT. During that time she also received additional training in other beneficial treatments such as Hot Stone Therapy and Raindrop Therapy.

Coming from a background of Child Development Studies, Rebekah has a great passion for working with expectant mothers. She continues to be an active advocate for the benefits of massage therapy during and after pregnancy.

It is Rebekah's hope that all of her clients will receive a greater sense of well being as well as a better understanding of their own bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Hirazumil, LMT

Christina Hirazumi received her training from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.   She is committed to promoting the health and well being of her clients.  Using such massage techniques as Swedish, deep tissue, Shiatsu, and myofascial release, Christina is able to help you on your journey to good health.   She believes that massage therapy has the ability not only to relax the body, but to help heal the mind, body, and sprit.

 

 

 

 Everett Ramos, LMT

Everett is the founder and director of Deer Leap Yoga located in Stony Creek, NY. He has been practicing Yoga since 1994 and was certified through Om Yoga Center, New York City in 2003. He has been instructing weekly classes since in upstate New York.

Everett graduated from Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY in 2008. He says "Massage is a wonderful journey that is therapeutic to the mind, body and spirit. It allows one to achieve an inner balance."

Through the practice of massage, Yoga and meditation, Everett's ability to work with the body is creative. He is an intuitive practitioner and understands how prana (energy) flows through the body. His modalities consist of Shiatsu, Swedish (deep tissue), and private and group Yoga instruction.