"PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAID, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID,
BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL."
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (CMLDT) practicing in NYC and New Jersey. My mission has always been to ease pain and discomfort. I am currently employed by Atlantic Home Care and Hospice providing palliative massage therapy. I'm also employed by Morristown Medical Center, Integrative Medical Department. I provide massage in Goryeb Children's Hospital pediatric oncology unit.
I first discovered the healing power of massage during my time as a hyper-competitive yet chronically injured distance runner. My attempts to seek help from various medical modalities for a hip problem were unsuccessful. A friend referred me to a medical massage therapist. After days of multiple deep tissue massage treatments I returned to running, injury and pain free. Within weeks of my return to running, I was enrolled at The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy, leaving my job as an executive with Loews Theaters. I have a passion and devotion to massage therapy working full time and raising my family as a self employed therapist for 30 years.
My professional certifications include:
Bachelor of Science in Massage Therapy, Siena Heights University, Adrian, Michigan
Massage Degree from the Swedish Institute in NYC
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certification from Klose Training
National Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Body Work
Tracy Walton's Oncology Massage Therapy Advanced Mentorship Program (a certificate program)
Member of The American Massage Therapy Association
Society For Oncology Massage Preferred Member
My techniques include but are not limited to:
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Jone's Strain Counterstrain Technique
James Hackett Deep Tissue
John Barnes Myofascial Release
“I found Jim to always be focused on the work and highly attuned to what my body needed. He really knows physiology and can explain one’s issues clearly while offering practical solutions”. - Barbara Valacore
"A massage with Jim always leaves me recharged and able to deal with living in NYC. In an hour, Jim can get my body to feel 20 years younger. Jim’s touch clears away the tension and pains of our stressful lives". - Alexander Vreeland
“Jim has a unique combination of strong hands and a warm heart. My definition of a perfect massage. It’s great to trust your skin and bones to a man who knows exactly what needs to be done. He always went right to the problem".
- Bob McBroom