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.

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.

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.

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.