Written by Jill Nossa Saturday, 06 April 2013 00:00
A holistic network is forming in Glen Head, and Healing Arts Massage is right at the center. While the massage center has existed in the same location for nearly 15 years, it has expanded in recent years to include a chiropractor, an acupuncturist and an aesthetician. In addition, the center plays host to lectures and spa parties.
“It’s really a nice network of holistic practitioners working out of here,” says owner Anne Marie Giambrone.
Giambrone started as massage therapist in the Swedish massage tradition and is a graduate of The Swedish Institute of Massage Sciences in Manhattan. She has been a NYS licensed massage therapist since 1985, and has had the space in Glen Head since 1998 with one massage room in her office space.
Along with the physical expansion of the space to include two more rooms, she has also expanded her services, offering sports massage, medical message, reflexology, energy balancing, aromatherapy massage, Reiki, Thai/acupressure, pregnancy and post pregnancy massage, and chair massage to her clients. She has had continued studies at the Ohashi Institute, The Open Center, Laura Norman Reflexology Center, The Omega Center, New York College and Healing Touch International, and is a graduate of Sharon Turners Clairvoyant Healing Program.
Healing Arts has collaborated with Adam Cantor of Mind Body Medicine Acupuncture, Rose Marie Cartagine of Cartagine Chiropractic and Wellness and Marjorie Schachter of Trillium Skin Care. Appointments for their services can be made directly through these practitioners, and all information is available on www.healingartsmassageli.com. She also has practitioners who come in on an as-needed basis, including a Reiki therapist who is a health coach, she does reiki healing circles once a month, and a tennis pro who is also a Alexander technique, body awareness who works on clients there.
“We’re all about energy, the energy is always flowing. When you work with people for a long, long time, you become a good listener...it’s about reading body language. My goal is to help you to overall be more balanced, calmer, look at body mechanics. We look at the whole picture, and treat the body as a whole,” says Giambrone.
Not only does Giambrone see clients in her office, she is always networking at various events and fundraisers, offering complimentary chair massages at health fairs, races and other events. She will be participating in several upcoming events, including the Nicholas Pedone 5K Run/Walk on April 7, the Women’s Wellness Fair at the YMCA of Glen Cove, also on April 7, a shopping fundraising event at Gem Craft Boutique in Glen Head on April 9 to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and at April 15, Zumbathon at North Shore High School, she will be on the sidelines offering chair massages.
“I’m always involved in fundraising,” she says. Every year she gets involved in Relay for Life, and in June, she will be in the survivors’ tent doing chair massages.
Just recently, Healing Arts has begun to offer spa parties, which can be held in someone’s house or at the office. She says they are flexible as to what people want regarding food, drinks, and treatments
“I love what I do. I feel very blessed that this is my life path, and I’m helping people.”