I graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a B.A. in Neurobiology, magna cum laude. I moved to New York City in October of 2015 and began my work as a practitioner of the Grinberg Method and Pantarei Approach. These forms of massage therapy and bodywork address mental and emotional patterns as well as physical pain.
I have always been interested in wellness and the integration of mental and physical health. Encountering the Grinberg Method as a client in 2014 changed my life. To my own surprise, I discovered that my ‘mental’ disenchantment and struggle were intimately connected to tensions I was holding in my stomach. Each time I left a session, I would find new freedom in the simple acts of daily life: as I walked to the metro, I would explore sensations, ease of movement, and mental states I had never experienced before. Globally, every aspect of my life changed within a period of four months — and all these changes were connected to my stomach muscles and the allowance of sensations and emotions there.
In a culture and City that are especially ‘disembodied,’ we often forget to come back to our only permanent home — the body. Affected by media, we tend to approach wellness by getting away from ourselves. Instead, we could be come to the only place we can ever be. With the help of sessions, once you begin feeling and listening into your body, it will unveil unending secrets as to who you can be — and most importantly, how well you can feel, no matter where you are.
Being a practitioner continues to be the same journey, on the other side of the massage table.
I look forward to discovering together with you.
(My name is pronounced “Elza.”)