Our team of talented therapists
Owner and Founder of Albany Massage Professionals, John brings his passion for helping people achieve their fullest potential in all areas of their life. John has extensive experience in managing and treating many different traumas, injuries and diseases through the many personal challenges he has overcome. After a football injury that nearly left him partially paralyzed, he discovered the power of massage therapy and the many benefits for healing. That experience(among others) lit the fire for John to educate and inspire others who were struggling with their own health challenges.
In addition to overcoming Lyme disease and Ulcerative Colitis(autoimmune) through natural and holistic means, he continues to grow his knowledge and skill set in the field of holistic health and wellness so he can be of greater support to his clientele and the many other communities he serves.
After 17 years in massage practice, John also has a wide range of experience in the health and wellness field. His experiences as a former personal trainer, prepared him for future endeavors as a licensed massage therapist, massage therapy instructor at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy(Albany, NY), Educator/Consultant with Young Living Essential Oils, former Crohn’s Colitis Foundation board member, and founder of the Crohn’s Colitis Collective.
John specializes in Deep Tissue, Neuro Muscular Therapy(NMT)/ Trigger point Therapy, Sports Massage and Craniosacral Therapy.
When John isn’t saving the world and helping others achieve their best self, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Skiing, hiking, biking, travel, music and books are a few of the many past times he enjoys. His love for people and passion to see others grow comes through in every connection he makes.
As a professional, full-time massage therapist for over seven years, Michael has had the privilege of working very closely with his clients. In doing so, it has awarded him the ability recognize the source of one’s imbalance, and honed his skills to help release pain in the body. He draws upon several modalities, as well as techniques he has developed over the years, in order to create a truly unique and effective massage experience. He specializes in the eastern modalities of Thai Massage and Shiatsu
Michael’s philosophy is that the the body has the capacity to heal itself when given the proper resources. Massage is a powerful tool to bring awareness to the areas of the body that are causing tension that one may not have even realized. Once this happens, release can occur.
Michael loves to stretch and move his clients, listen, apply pressure points and has the patience to wait for a muscle to release. There is a pleasant balance to his work between energetic and physical, relaxation and deep pressure. Plus, he is an all around good guy!
Aside from practicing massage therapy he is also an assistant instructor at a local school of massage.
Sheri is one of our veteran therapists on our team. She’s been in practice since 2012. Her interest in learning about human anatomy and her passion to help others led her towards pursuing a career in massage therapy.
She specializes in Swedish and Deep tissue massage, Trigger point therapy, and Myofascial
She’s currently a student in the RN program at Samaritan School of Nursing in Troy, NY. Making her a excellent therapist with a balance knowledge of Eastern and Western approaches to health and healing.
Sharon is a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher. She is also certified in Jikiden Reiki, Shoden & Okuden levels. She works with clients for stress reduction, physical ailments and relaxation. Reiki is a wonderful complement to traditional medicine. Sharon offers Reiki balancing sessions, healing attunements, distance Reiki and Reiki training for all levels.
Following multiple sports injuries over a short period, Sharon realized how difficult it was to find a yoga class that could accommodate students requiring modifications. This inspired her to seek Yoga teacher certification. During her training, Sharon started to experience back pain, a fellow student shared the balancing, healing energy of Reiki and a passion was born!
When not sharing Reiki, you can find Sharon teaching yoga on land or water, cooking, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
Andrew is a Licensed Massage Therapist and received his training at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger point and energy work are the modalities Andrew focuses on most.
Andrew strongly believes in the holistic and preventative lifestyle. He has been a Reiki practitioner for many years and studied massage therapy to increase his knowledge of the deep therapeutic affect of massage to relieve pain and increase range of motion. He is dedicated to helping his clients continue doing the things they love to do. Andrew has taken and will continue to take continuing education classed to grow as a therapist to further help his clients.
In his spare time Andrew plays hockey, goes hiking and biking and enjoys Science Fiction movies and television shows.
Ellie is originally from Oklahoma, but has lived throughout the country before settling here in the capital region. She apprenticed as an herbalist in Washington state, at the Cedar Mountain Herb School before continuing her education in the field of massage therapy. After completing a program at the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. Ellie looks forward to sharing her knowledge, passion and experiences with her massage clients as she continues her journey in health and wellness.
She offers a safe, comforting space where clients can experience relief and therapeutic change.
Ellie looks to collaborate with clients, creating a customized plan to best reach their goals together.
Ellie loves exploring the outdoors, travel, reading and writing, fantasy/sci-fi, historical reenacting and spending quality time with her loved ones.