Therapeutic & Medical Massage
Colleen H. Young, LMT, CLT, Owner
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Colleen is a Professional Member of American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and a Preferred Provider of S4OM-Society for Oncology Massage. She received her massage training from The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy, Albany NY. Colleen is also a graduate from Mildred Elley, Latham NY in 2003 with a Clinical Medical Assistant degree. Continuing education is something Colleen strives for, she has attended courses in Oncology and mastectomy massage from Society For Oncology Massage as well as the Healwell Hospital Massage Therapy program. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist with 135 hours of education from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) and Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) .
Colleen incorporates all types of massage from Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue and hot stone. Her areas of specialty and continuing education are in Oncology massage, mastectomy massage, Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), microfascial facilitation, myofascial release (MFR), scar tissue therapy, neuromuscular therapy (NMT) and Palliative/Hospice therapeutic care. She is a Reiki Practitioner, a previous employee at the CR Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital and of The Community Hospice massage team.
Colleen advocates for American Cancer Society, Relay For Life, Hospice and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Perfect Pets Rescue.
Having a medical background, Colleen's approach is designed for each individual client and always provides compassion and listening to address the clients specific need. When a client presents with a specific pathology, Colleen researches the pathology and finds the best approach for massage and comfortable care. Her goal is to educate clients about the benefits of massage and to encourage self care.
Shannon Ostmeier, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Shannon received her massage therapy education at The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. She finds working one-on-one with her clients very fulfilling and rewarding. Shannon has a kind hearted nature and is passionate about helping her clients heal.
Shannon's areas of expertise are Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage. She also specializes in Trigger Point Therapy and Labor/Prenatal Massage. Shannon likes to offer her love for Aromatherapy and Reiki based on her clients needs.
Shannon has her own history with injury due to her many years of being an athlete (Volleyball and Martial Arts) and has dealt with the overall affects of a severe motor vehicle accident. Her experience with this helps her uniquely identify the physical, mental, and emotional needs of her clients.