Sarah Maag, LMT
Specialties: Injury Rehabilitation, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Abhyana Ayurvedic Massage
Sarah always leaves things better than she found them. In her work this means a careful first-time intake that allows her to weave a tapestry-like session that supports client goals while paying careful attention to their body’s physical response. Whether using firm or medium-deep pressure, she likes to incorporate orthopedic tests, essential oils, slow skin/myo-fascial work, deep penetrating heat, and circulatory strokes seamlessly into each massage.
Sarah's massage therapy education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2016) confirmed her belief that empowering others to help themselves holds the most potential for sustainable health change. As a MaMassage®, prenatal-certified practitioner (2016), she is honored to walk alongside women through the entire perinatal process. She has interned at the Joffrey Ballet School and holds trainings in Abhyanga Ayurvedic Massage as well as OPEN Bodywork (sensory nerve and skin focused touch).
When not working with clients, Sarah practices yoga, reads, travels with her family and cooks with her toddler.
License: NY #029727
Brogan Wikarek, LMT
Specialties: Reflexology, Deep Relaxation, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal
Brogan is a strong believer in the healing power of caring, therapeutic touch. It is his goal to work together with his clients to help them: manage their pain, reduce the effects of stress, bring awareness to their body, and promote holistic wellness. He does so by combining Eastern and Western massage techniques for an integrated session, tailored to fit the needs of each individual’s body. He has also worked professionally in the fields of crystal and energetic healing, and he’s excited to share the benefits of these complementary alternative medicines with his clients.
Brogan received his Associates of Occupational Studies with a focus on Massage Therapy from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2017). He holds both MaMassage® prenatal massage (2019) as well as Sacred Lomi (2018) certifications and strives to bring his clients into a greater balance of mind and body while encouraging optimal health and wellness in their lives. Brogan also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religious Studies from the Florida State University. Through his years of education, he has cultivated a love and respect for humanity and its many facets.
Brogan spends his free time gathering friends to celebrate the little things in life.
License: NY #030637
Patrina Best, LMT
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation, Prenatal, Thai
Patrina is a military veteran who became more body-aware after suffering injuries during her service and is now committed to learning as well as teaching others about the influence of touch in healing, physical understanding and stress management. Her personal journey with recovery from injury, helps her relate to others rehabbing injuries and working through long-term pain. She uses different massage styles to provide clients with an effective massage based on their needs and guide them to a broaden their perspective on their physical ability.
Growing up in a culture that was heavily influenced by homeopathy deepened Patrina’s interest in holistic treatment and touch therapy. This growing interest led her to Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2018) where she completed her professional training with a certification in Advanced Massage Therapies (2018). An avid learner, Patrina is a MaMassage® prenatal trained therapist (2019) who passionately explores new and better ways to help her clients resolve their complaints of pain and stress.
Patrina is an avid reader who celebrates every holiday to the nth degree.
License: NY # 031151-1
Specialties: Injury Rehabilitation, Prenatal, Thai
Hope believes that therapeutic touch plays a critical role in personal wellness, and in developing a massage session carefully tailored to each individual’s history, goals, and personal complaints. Through an integration of Eastern and Western modalities, Hope’s aim is to help her clients improve body awareness, manage areas of weakness and deficiency, alleviate tension and, ultimately, play an active role in their own journey to wellness.
Hope is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2019) where she developed an expertise in injury rehabilitation through an internship with Joffrey Ballet School and trained as a MaMassage® prenatal-certified practitioner. A native of the Upper West Side, Hope holds a B.A. from Oberlin College where she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Dance. She developed an interest in the therapeutic nature of touch during her dance studies, where she was exposed to craniosacral exercises.
Hope is an enthusiastic Pilates practitioner, scuba diver, and photographer.