Saira Kasper, Licensed Massage Therapist
Saira graduated from the College Of Health Professions as a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2009 and gained experience working in spas and gyms for 9 years. In 2017 she received her ‘Mother Massage’ certification with Elaine Stillerman and then in 2019 became a prenatal massage specialist. She is also certified in infant massage. Her practice is dedicated to supporting women throughout their pregnancies, postpartum and beyond, while also helping their partners to cope with aches and pains that come with the demands of a newborn. She loves to help clients feel supported and respected as their body changes during this very special time. Her goal is to help moms find relief from pain, sleep better, and connect more deeply with their baby.
Saira also offers workshops on baby massage. Touch one of the most comforting feelings to a new baby. Many studies have found that baby massage can help to improve overall health and sleep, reduce stress levels, boost immunity and ease colic and constipation. Workshops will teach parents massage techniques to sooth and calm their baby, create sleep rituals and bond through touch. https://gardencityprenatalmassage.com/
Tabatha Encalada-Haggerty, Licensed Massage Therapist
Tabatha has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 2013. She is a graduate of New York College of Health Professions. She specializes in prenatal, medical, sports and post-surgical massage. In 2018, after treating many prenatal clients, her path led her to pursue becoming a birth doula. In 2019, she also took postpartum doula & lactation basics certification classes.
About ten years ago, after working in several different fields she decided to go back to school. Tabatha felt a strong pull to go down a road of healing and helping others. She says “in treating and using her hands to heal others, she finds peace within herself.”
Tabatha is a wife & mom of two plus two! Her oldest daughter is 19, her step son is 16, her step daughter is 13, and her youngest is a 5 year old. She is also an autism advocate for her youngest son. She enjoys painting and creating. She is also a former marine who enjoys the mental escape of running and physical fitness. She tries to stay as fit and healthy as possible so that she can help her clients to the best of her ability.
By working with clients at The Nesting Place her goal is to provide pain relief and relaxation in a safe and healing environment with like-minded professionals for women, moms-to-be, and mothers of all ages.
Marjorie Brook, Licensed Massage Therapist
Marjorie is massage therapist, author, international educator and creator of Scar Tissue Release and Integrated Therapies (S.T.R.A.I.T Method™).
From the very start of her practice as a Massage Therapist, Marjorie Brook recognized the importance of treating scar tissue. As an Advanced AIS practitioner and Certified Personal Trainer, she trained under and assisted Aaron Mattes (pioneer of AIS) across the United States and Canada. Marjorie’s experiences contribute to the perspective that has allowed her to develop The S.T.R.A.I.T. Method™ which features 2 specialized techniques: Scar Tissue Release, and Integrated Therapeutic Stretching™ (ITS). She offers seminars and lectures on her techniques throughout the world.
Marjorie has been a Nationally Certified, NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1997. In addition to her commitment to teaching, Marjorie has a private massage therapy practice that caters to both healthy and special needs children and adults. She offers therapy for post C-Section scar healing as well as traditional massage.
Megan Franklin, Licensed Massage Therapist
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 Susan Rachel Condon. Megan also has advanced training in sports and medical massage.