"You Get to the Soul of Every Muscle!" ~ Lisa S., NY
Couples Come to Balanced Bodywork to enjoy sharing tandem massage sessions together, people in pain find relief, Athletes come to recover and visitors to the area take advantage of the convenient Main Street location of the studio and the availability of House Calls. But everyone agrees; Life's Better When You're Balanced!
(l-r) Ann Farrell, Owners Shelley LaPorte and Tim Chien, Stephanie Gubelin, Christina Windhorse, Heidi Reyell and Katrina Brown with our 2012 awards.
(Alex Goff, LPN photo)
Shelley LaPorte, LMT, NCTMB
Shelley's 2 year 1000 hour massage training included study in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Thai Massage, Sports Massage & Hot Stone Therapy. She has also received certifications in Medical Massage, Tui-Na, Lomi-Lomi and Reiki, level II. Shelley integrates these techniques using her caring focus, giving spirit and love of her work to create wonderfully relaxing and effective sessions for athletes, couples and people of all ages.
Timothy Chien, LMT, NCTMB
Tim's 2 year 1000 hour massage training included study in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Thai Massage, Sports Massage & Hot Stone Therapy. He has also received certifications in Advanced Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Neuro-kinetic Therapy, Kinesio Taping, Tui-Na, Lomi-Lomi and Reiki, level II. Tim works with professional cycling teams as their Massage Therapist/soigneur, and with US Olympians at the Olympic Training Center. His sports massage is optimal for Ironman competitors, Equestrians and is individualized for athletes of all levels in any discipline. He loves doing Thai as well as a flowing, integrated massage, and incorporates Swedish, Myofascial, Neuro-Kinetic Therapy, active release, Thai, creative vision and common sense into his sports and orthopedic massage.
Both Tim and Shelley received their NY licenses in 2003.
Ann Farrell, LMT
One of our stalwart LMTs since 2008, Ann is a graduate from the 2 year program at NCCC. She is wonderful with Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.
Heidi Reyell, LMT
Heidi is a native of Lake Placid, and combines her amazing sense of touch and deep intuition with a deep love of her work to provide thorough and deeply relaxing and beneficial treatments for athletes, those in pain and those seeking stress relief. She cares for her clients and often provides helpful information for clients to integrate into their lives.
Katrina Brown, LMT
New York Licensed in both Cosmetology and Massage Therapy, Katrina embraces bringing her clients to a higher level of mind and body awareness. Soft spoken and to the point, she does not hesitate to do what is best for them all while maintaining a "beginners mind' enabling her to be open and accepting with each client. With a love of knowledge, Katrina continues with her education yearly.
Stephanie Gubelin, LMT
Stephanie, one of the area's most knowledgeable massage therapists, is known for her caring, unique and individualized treatments. NY Licensed since 2003, she has gone on to study a diverse body of therapies such as Waslaski pain relief, Lomi-Lomi, Thai for the table, Bindigeswebmassage and myofascial release. Anyone will find her treatments to be sensitive, effective and enjoyable.
Christina Windhorse, M.Ac., Lic.Ac., LMT, ECST
Licensed in Massage Therapy since 1996, Christina is a gifted massage therapist, herbalist and Acupuncturist. Her unique perspective and approach to healing using Massage, Structural Integration, 5-Element Acupuncture and Craniosacral Therapy make her treatments especially effective. Learn more about Christina on our Acupuncture page.
We are proud to work with such a wonderful group of talented professionals! Our team's strengths include Sports and Orthopedic Massage (drawing on experience with cooperating with Ironman Lake Placid, traveling with professional bicycle racing teams and working with the athletes staying year round at the nearby Olympic Training Center) and creating custom optimized treatments for couples and people of all ages. What you'll notice at Balanced Bodywork is the calming atmoshere, long sessions and plenty of time between them so that clients are not rushed or pressured, the personal interaction with the therapists and their independence and dedication to provide innovative and individual treatment. We know you'll enjoy your session!
Tim Chien & Shelley LaPorte LMT's, Founders, Head Therapists
Shelley and Tim founded Balanced Bodywork in 2005.