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.

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.

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.

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.

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 massagee 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.

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.

Tabitha Aponte
Tabitha is a licensed massage therapist who graduated from Queensborough Community College Massage Therapy Program, Bayside, NY (2014). During her time in the program she also went to north shore hospital to work on staff and oncology patients. She is committed to using the most effective modalities to provide focused bodywork for preventative and rehabilitative therapy. She is trained and practiced in Swedish, shiatsu, myofascial release, deep tissue, reciprocal inhibition stretching, hot stone, and aromatherapy.Tabitha has polished her skills at chiropractic offices, wellness centers, and fitness clubs, spas, along with maintaining her private practice.

Fernando Aguirre
An artist from Bogota, Colombia, Fernando recently graduated from Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in 2015. His studies at Swedish Institute included Swedish/western massage, Sport massage, Therapeutic(medical)massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Chair massage, Deep tissue and Trigger point techniques. He also treated the public in a 12 week internship at the PH Ling medical clinic of the college.
As professional therapist, Fernando views his massage work as a reflection of his life as an artist and brings the same passion, dedication and concentration to his sessions as he does to his art.

Alecia Ayala
I graduated from Swedish Institute College of Health and Sciences earning an Associate Degree in Occupational Science and Massage Therapy. I am committed to providing a massage experience distinctly tailored to each individual's needs. I specialize in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reflexology, and Shiatsu. I encourage every individual to explore the benefits of Massage as I believe the power of touch makes all the difference in healing when used with the right intention and the right technique.

Isauri Camejo
Isauri Camejo graduated from Swedish institute. She's very passionate about massage therapy. She prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others. USA is well versed in anatomy & physiology and pathology. Her specialties include Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, joint mobilization, sports massage and shiatsu.

Aleksey Volkov
Being a massage therapist is more than just a profession for Aleksey. It is a passion that he strives to perfect and loves to share. With a comforting, engaged and intuitive touch, Aleksey takes pride in providing his clients with a supportive, therapeutic experience that allows them to relax and feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Having earned his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience before finally graduating from the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Aleksey’s deep understanding of the human body can felt in his touch, especially when dealing with pain. In his time off, Aleksey enjoys listening to music and reading science fiction, or pursuing the art of fencing and archery.

Smedley
Smedley, aka Moses hails from the Caribbean. His interest in massage therapy and the healing arts is an extension of his love for martial arts. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Moses is also a certified personal trainer. Moses graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2013. His specialties are swedish, deep tissue and sport massage.

Mireille Jean-Louis
Mireille Jean-Louis received her training from Swedish institute in Eastern/Western massage, reflexology, Shiatsu, Swedish, Trigger Point release, Pre natal, Deep Tissue, Sport massage, and Chair massage. She also worked on athletes, hospice patients, cancer patients and staff.

Mireille's passion for massage therapy started developing when she noticed how much relief it had brought her aunt. She realized the tremendous amount of comfort and joy she can bring to someone's life with a simple touch of healing. Seeing her clients smile at the end of a session is a great feeling always.