Massage Therapy

Our massage therapists offer customized massage therapy including prenatal, postnatal, sports massage, deep tissue, Swedish massage, lymphatic drainage, reiki-infused massage, as well as customized massage to meet your needs.

Massage is a wonderful way to help target many of the issues during pregnancy, such as back and joint pain. Massage can also help reduce the stress or worry that may come while pregnant and can help with insomnia or discomfort.

Postpartum massage is also wonderful to help restore the body back to its pre-pregnancy state. Massage can help ease any discomfort after birth, assist with the restoration of scar tissue, and promote relaxation.

Meet our Therapists

Megan Franklin, Licensed Massage Therapist

Located in our Farmingdale Location

Megan’s philosophy is simple: To make people feel good so they can do what they want to do in any stage of life. She works with people from all walks of life: professional athletes, weekend warriors, chronic pain sufferers, and those looking for relaxation. Whether it’s helping with the discomfort of a changing body, working with a stressed-out partner, or tackling the aches and pains from the latest Spartan race, Megan is grateful to work with The Nesting Place to support women and their partners through all stages of pregnancy and beyond.

Having graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in 2009, her work stems from a Swedish massage foundation and interweaves deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching, and Orthobionomy® techniques. After finding it difficult to find someone willing to massage her throughout her two pregnancies, Megan decided she needed to serve this population and received her prenatal massage certification in 2019 with SusanRachel Condon. Megan also has advanced training in sports, medical massage, and is a practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.

To book an appointment with Megan click here
To reach Megan directly: megan@followspotmassage.com

Phone: 516–369-6688

 


Stephanie Ventura, Licensed Massage Therapist

Located in our Yaphank Office

Stephanie has been practicing since 2004.  She graduated from The New York College of Health Professions in Syosset in 2004, receiving a degree in Occupational Science, and her License for Massage Therapy from the State of New York.  Stephanie has studied 1000+ hours of various techniques and continue to learn through additional Continuing Education Hours. Most of her experience is with Medical Massage.  Her passion for helping people did not stop there, she is also a Certified Emergency Medical Technician-B. 

The smiles and relief  Stephanie sees on her patients’ faces, alleviating their everyday stress, helping reduce their pain from injury, and illness is all she needs to make my profession rewarding.

Book an appointment with Stephanie by calling: 631-732-1024


Andrea Boltwood, Licensed Massage Therapist

Located in our Farmingdale Office

Andrea has worked in an acupuncture clinic, medical and wellness spas, and started her own massage therapy business. She is knowledgeable in a myriad of therapies and techniques, including deep tissue massage, myofascial release, active release, abdominal massage, lymphatic drainage techniques, cupping, and trigger point therapy. 

It is the combination of these learned skills and her nurturing nature that allows her the greatest opportunity: to help people heal.

After becoming a mother in 2020, it became clear to her that moms need more support. She hopes to help more women through their pregnancies, into postpartum, and throughout their motherhood journeys. Andrea is a nationally certified, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She is insured by ABMP.

Schedule an appointment with Andrea here


Tabatha Encalada, LMT, CRM, CBD

Located in our Farmingdale and Merrick Locations
Tabatha is a board certified New York State licensed massage therapist since 2013, a reiki master practitioner since 2021, and a Birth doula since 2018. Her specialties include prenatal & postnatal massage, medical massage, post surgical, post mastectomy oncology massage, lymphatic drainage, sports massage, stretching, deep tissue work, Swedish massage, Asian bodywork ( amma ) with acupressure points for various diagnoses.

She is a seasoned massage therapist, with 10 years of experience using acupressure for labor induction purposes. When she began her reiki practice journey, she also began experiencing an increase in intuition, intuitive downloads & mediumship abilities.

She is also a mom of 3 plus two step kids. They range is age from 22 to 18 months. She has a unique view of motherhood as her children were each born in a different decade of her adult life!

In her spare time she loves fitness, running, painting and spending time with her family & friends. She welcomes all clients young and old, male and female from all different walks of life.

“Helping to heal people physically, & energetically helps me to simultaneously heal myself.”

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To reach Tabatha directly text: 516-637-7216

Corinne Montana-Stack, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CCST

Located in our Merrick Location

For as long as Corinne can remember, she wanted to work in healthcare. At 16, Corinne fell in love with occupational therapy while interning at a local school. A few more internships and many courses later, she earned my B.S./M.S. from Towson University in 2010.

For over a decade, Corinne worked in skilled nursing, homecare and at the only certified brain injury unit on Long Island. Along came a company change and a global pandemic and it was time for a career shift. Lymphedema treatment was always in back of Corinne’s mind as her mother is a breast cancer survivor and she has seen her struggles with finding adequate treatment. In late 2020, Corinne trained with the respected Norton School of Lymphatic Studies and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT). She mastered the techniques for Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) – the gold standard in lymphedema treatment. The training included the skills necessary for effective Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), specifically the Vodder technique. Since graduating from this course, Corinne has worked at a busy lymphedema clinic on LI.

In 2023, Corinne furthered her career again and became one of the first Certified Cosmetic Surgery Therapists in the country, earning her CCST certification from the Norton School. She was trained by the renowned Nicole Psomas and learned The Psomas Method – a comprehensive protocol, including manual lymphatic drainage, for cosmetic surgery procedures.

The patient population that is nearest and dearest to her heart is perinatal women. While expecting her second child, Corinne did prenatal yoga a few times a week. After classes, she would connect with her fellow expecting moms and educate them on how to minimize their swelling. Following the birth of her daughter in January 2023, Corinne knew she wanted to help women with the discomforts that comes along with pregnancy. Combining her education and experience in OT and lymphatic drainage, she is now focused on her true passion – helping those during pregnancy and post childbirth.

It is her dream come true to have a business in the area of maternal occupational therapy. Corinne hopes you find her treatment space relaxing and her techniques healing.

Book an Appointment with Corinne