Sarah Maag, LMT
Specialties: Injury Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular, Abhyanga 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 enjoys the great outdoors with her two kids.
License: NY #029727
Brogan Wikarek, LMT
Specialties: Deep Relaxation, Lomi Lomi, Prenatal + Postpartum, Reflexology, Preventative Care
Brogan believes in the restorative power of caring therapeutic touch and its integral role in overall health + wellness. It is his goal to build a partnership with his clients and to provide them with tools to: manage their pain, reduce the physical/emotional effects of stress, identify the patterns which cause pain and discomfort, and promote holistic wellness by addressing the entire body. He practices an integrative approach combining Eastern & Western techniques to address each client’s individual needs. Brogan strives to create a safe, nurturing environment in which he works together with clients to address their concerns.
Brogan received his Associates of Occupational Studies with a focus on Massage Therapy from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2017) where he completed three Clinical Internships. He holds certifications in MaMassage® Prenatal, Postpartum + Labor massage (2019) as well as Sacred Lomi (2018). Brogan has 7 years of experience in the fields of crystal + energetic healing and welcomes questions about how to incorporate these tools into your therapy session.
Brogan spends his free time gathering friends to celebrate the little things in life, expanding upon his ever growing crystal collection, and keeping his inner child alive with lots of Dungeons & Dragons.
License: NY #030637
Patrina Best, LMT
Specialties: Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation, Prenatal + Postpartum, 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 additional 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
Hope Goodrich, LMT
Specialties: Thai, Injury Rehabilitation, Prenatal
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.
License: NY # 031942
Kate Nichols, LMT
Specialties: Trauma Informed Care, Injury Rehabilitation, Shiatsu, Postpartum
Personal injury recovery led Kate to massage therapy which proved to be a powerful guide in her own healing. This experience shapes the client-centered partnerships she forms today through her trauma-informed, evidence-based approach. Kate received her AOS in Massage Therapy from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2018) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from Marymount Manhattan College. She completed internships at both Joffery Ballet School and NYU Langone's Initiative for Women with Disabilities as well as a certification in MaMassage® for Labor and Postpartum massage. Kate is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and a teacher's assistant at Pacific College.
Kate has always been drawn to the power and potential of the human body. With a background in both dance and yoga, kinetic exploration informs and inspires her bodywork. Her aim is to move and work with each individual client, drawing from Eastern and Western techniques to help them better understand their body, reduce the effects of stress and find relief from chronic pain.
Kate loves to dance, nurtures a daily yoga practice, bakes vegan cookies, and tries to befriend as many dogs as she can.
License: NY # 031391