About our Therapists

David Greenhouse David Greenhouse
Meditate. Relax. Heal.

These words embody the experience David Greenhouse wanted each client to experience when walking into Greenhouse Holistic, a hybrid wellness center that is part yoga center and part massage spa.
After graduating from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in 2000, David noticed that the Williamsburg area had nowhere to practice yoga or to receive the healing benefits of massage.
"Yoga practice and massage therapy are the perfect complement to each other,” said Greenhouse. “We all suffer from some form of stress in our lives. Massage and yoga are [forms of] preventative healthcare, which is very important."
David's Signature massage incorporates hot stone and deep tissue applications. Together the two approaches of heat and pinpoint acupressure help to alleviate muscle tension, loosen gnarly knots and trigger points and provide an overall sense of relaxation and rejuvenation. Hot towels are used throughout the session to pamper and center the client.

Amanda Grovenor
Inspired by the effects of manual muscle manipulation at the age of ten, I dedicated my life to massage therapy. Now as a graduate of The Swedish Institute College of Health Science I have mastered the therapeutic craft of Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofacial Release, Hot Stone and Sports Massage. With these modalities I have gained the knowledge of promoting harmony within clients bodies with each session. Growing in this profession is my passion, and I look forward meeting you in my journey.

Ann Zager
I am a Nationally Certified Massage and Shiatsu Therapist from Minnesota who graduated in the spring of 2009 with a degree in Eastern and Western Therapeutic Bodywork from the accredited CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu School. Since that time I have grown a successful private practice, provided deep tissue and sports massage at a St. Paul health club, and served as a volunteer massage therapist for hospice patients. I have specialized training in massage for running injuries and in Craniosacral Therapy, having recently studied at the Great River Craniosacral Therapy Institute in Nyack, New York. My style has been described as "energetically focused deep tissue" and melds the rhythmic pressure of Shiatsu with stretching and trigger point therapy. I place great value on the innate healing abilities in all of us and focus my intution and anatomical knowledge to help release long-held tension, both emotional and physical. As a performing artist, yoga practitioner and admirer of beauty, I am extremely thankful that massage has given me the opportunity to share my zeal for life.

Elaine Ryan
I graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Massage in April of 2009 and have been at Greenhouse Holistic since then. I use a variety of different techniques including swedish, hot stone, connective tissue therapy, reflexology, trigger point therapy or NMT, sports massage, shiatsu, KAM, aromatherapy and polarity and energy work. I provide a massage which promotes relaxation by matching the techniques to the specific situation and needs of the client. I intend to harmonize the communication within the musculature so that the client feels more unified and relaxed, with less distraction from specific muscle tension. I value starting "where the client is," and working to relax the muscles, whose tension was caused in the past, freeing energy for use in the present moment. In addition to my education in massage therapy, I have taken weekly health and nutrition classes for many years, including Gary Null's course at the University of Bridgeport. I am also an artist and designer. I enjoy running and have completed two NY City Marathons.

Lorraine Penaloza
My training at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences developed my technique of combining the most enjoyable and effective elements of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Shiatsu and Chinese Tui Na to tailor every treatment to each individual’s needs. I use gentle stretches, acupressure points and the firm therapeutic pressure of myofascial release. My massage is deeply restorative, nurturing, and refreshing.

Rebecca Ellsworth
I'm a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage, one of the most reputable massage schools in the country. FLSM is known for its open-minded and creative approach, where students learn everything from medical massage to chakra balancing.

I practice integrative massage, which means I combine techniques from different massage modalities based on each client's needs. Massage can be an effective way of treating chronic pain, injury, stress, anxiety, depression, sluggish circulation and lymph drainage, and much more. I am especially interested in the connection between the emotional and the physical, and how massage can help process emotions through the body.

I'm probably not as crazy hippie as that makes me sound, but I did go to a school that encouraged the liberal use of glitter and clay, so who knows. A common remark I've had from clients after a massage is, "I feel taller!" My job is all kinds of awesome.

Shyama Chapin
I've been a massage therapist since 1993 when I graduated from Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, California and began my private practice there. Since then, I've worked to restore and support the optimal health and well-being of clients from the San Francisco Bay Area to Martha's Vineyard, to the Berkshires, to Brooklyn! With the passing years and much continued study (I graduated from Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2009), I've refined and deepened my approach, which features strong deep tissue work combined with gentle and powerful energetic balancing. I've studied with master teachers on both coasts, and utilize techniques from many modalities, including swedish, sports, deep tissue, trigger point, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, John Barnes Myofacial Release, reflexology, polarity and Reiki (level III), to create sessions for clients that support deep relaxation and freedom in the body. I'm also a poet and a singer: I lead kirtan chanting in yoga studios all over NYC and teach harmonium for chant practice to private students.

Rachel Wiener
Rachel has been a Massage therapist since 1994, when she graduated from The Swedish Institute in New York City. Her work is an intuitive combination of Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, myofascial release, Hot Stone and sports massage techniques. She has also received training in Lomi Lomi, Thai, and Rosen method. Rachel spent 3 years in a Zen Buddhist monastic community and believes that the most important thing a therapist can offer, which is beyond any technique, is a mindful and compassionate presence which can facilitate the innate healing ability within the recipient.

Richard Valentine, LMT!
I am a massage therapist with a strong foundation in both Western & Eastern massage techniques, I studied massage at the Swedish Institute. I am trained in various therapeutic techniques: Swedish, myofascial release, shiatsu, deep tissue massage & trigger point therapy. Whether it's pain relief, relaxation or addressing a specific injury or condition, each client is unique. Therefore, I prefer tailoring massages to clients’ needs by first assessing needs through both verbal & written intake. Once done, a customized plan utilizing a specific massage technique or integrative approach by fusing various modalities is crafted to address the client's specific needs and general well-being.

Michael Pennacchio
Michael Pennacchio is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage. He specializes in Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapies but, don't shy away from his Swedish either. Whether you have muscular problems that are inhibiting your day-to-day life or you just need to relax, Michael offers a treatment that will fit your needs.

Tawana Thompson
I am most interested in helping my clients release past and present emotional stress by addressing the holding patterns of their musculoskeletal structure.

I am a kinesiology instructor, a second degree Reiki practitioner, and a Cranial Sacral Therapist. I combine my knowledge of muscle attachment sites and their actions, with the healing practices I have studied in order to help my clients remember that their body has the ability to heal itself.

At the Finger Lakes School of Massage I studied a variety of modalities, but I find myself using Swedish, Shiatsu, Connective Tissue Therapy and Sports Massage techniques the most in order to address my client's needs.

My goal as a massage therapist is very simple: I want to approach my profession and my clients with respect, humility, integrity, and compassion while helping them achieve physical, mental, and emotional balance within their bodies.

Josh Rubin
Josh Rubin is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage. His style blends deep tissue and myofascial release techniques with focused breathing. Add hot stones to that and watch out. Josh’s regular clientele range from p dancers, marathon runners and fitness professionals, to senior citizens, artists and Alzheimer’s patients. He has a special place in his heart for helping people recover from injury and surgery and helping to bring them back to a pain-free life.

Lisa Garrett
Lisa was born into a family of doctors, yet the study of Western medicine never piqued her interest. Instead, she discovered a passion for alternative healing therapies, and has been sharing what she's learned ever since. She uses a balanced blend of Eastern (Shiatsu) and Western (deep tissue, release) bodywork and wellness practices along with music/sound therapy using tuning forks and tibetan bowls. She recommends tailored exercise and movement recommendations that can be used to retain that post-massage feeling of bliss until the next appointment.

Cleveland Kersh
I received my massage training at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where training included orthopedic/sports, shiatsu, Thai, reflexology, and neurokinetic therapy, as well as continuing studies in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. I work extensively with dancers and musicians, having completed an externship at the famed Joffrey Ballet School. At Greenhouse I offer Swedish, deep tissue, sports, Shiatsu, and reflexology modalities... and I'm excited to join the team here!

Sam Michael
Passionate about yoga and martial arts since childhood, I discovered early on how essential massage is for maintaining the body in peak physical condition. This awareness led me to enroll at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and embark upon my career as a licensed massage therapist. A licensed therapist and holistic healer for over ten years, I have had the honor of working on thousands of bodies, from high-profile celebrities in ritzy hotels to new-born babies in the labor ward of hospitals, I never shy away from a challenge.

Utilizing techniques from Tui Na, Thai Massage, and Qi Gong among a panoply of Eastern and Western modalities, I bring my keen sensitivity and heaps of energy into each and every massage. I always aspire to attain the perfect blend of sensual enjoyment and healing rejuvenation, creating a warm blissful experience as well as an immediate boost in health and physical fitness.

Sam Michael is happy to offer his years of experience and high-level professional services to facilitate the massage experience of a lifetime.

Seungman Park
Seungman Park practiced Asian bodywork in Korea and Thailand, where he also trained in and worked with martial arts, physical training, and sports injury care. He attended Swedish Institute in NYC to expand into Western techniques, and he practices a dynamic approach integrating ancient and modern techniques. He strongly believes that massage is more than just a way to relax; it is a profound method of healing. He has specialized training in Medical Massage, Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, and Thai Yoga Therapy.

Seungman is currently pursuing further study at Tri-State Acupuncture College of Acupuncture.

Meghan Mills
I received my Massage Therapy education at the Swedish Institute of Massage and Health Sciences. I studied both Eastern and Western philosophies of massage, wellness and illness. The bulk of training focused on the five classical strokes of Swedish massage and the variations of deep tissue with trigger point release. I’m well versed in other modalities as a part of training; we covered Pre-natal care, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Tui Na, Reflexology, Polarity, Shiatsu, Thai massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy. I respect each modality as a separate science but I do incorporate a bit from each method into my massage.

Massage really helps us connect and reconnect back to ourselves and listen too our bodies and what our needs are. Too often the importance of this connection is neglected. After a massage with me you will feel alive, light on your feet and amazing. Hope to meet you soon!

Julie Simpler
Julie graduated from The Swedish Institute in 1996 and has been practicing here in NYC for over 15 years. She specializes in client-specific massage treatments employing general Swedish strokes, deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point work, with the goal of facilitating symptom relief and enhanced range of motion.

Murielle Zinsou
I, Murielle Elsa Zinsou, have always felt a true calling for healing. I began as a practicing massage therapist working on my mother after a hard day of work back in my younger days when i was 15 years of age. I have always felt spiritually guided to expand my energies in the Healing arts, that encompasses all forms of healing, which brings me where I am today: among the many Light workers on this planet answering the true calling of my soul. I specialize in various modalities, but as in all things, transcend all modalities by pure guidance of highest spiritual intent.