Lily, CMT

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Note from Owner: Two of her clients called Lily “an angel on Earth”. Enough said.

My back up therapists would be Alana, Susan, or Jermaine

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Brian C. Allen, MSTOM, L. Ac.

Picture of Bryan A.My name is Brian C. Allen, MSTOM, L. Ac., and I am a Delaware Licensed Acupuncturist. I graduated from the top-rated Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine. I hold National Certification in Oriental Medicine (includes both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) from the NCCAOM. I also have 5 different bodywork certifications, specializing in Tuina, which I practice under my scope of practice as an Acupuncturist. In addition to practicing Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Tuina, I am a long-time practitioner and teacher of both T’ai Chi and Qigong. I have always been interested in healing since childhood. Martial arts took me on a path that intersected with Chinese Medicine, and the rest is history.
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Jessica, CMT

picture of JessicaMy name is Jessica Novak and I am a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). I found my calling in 2012 when I completed a 600 hour course to become a CMT. I have been continuing my education learning different techniques, styles, and specialty massages. As a cancer survivor I am looking at furthering my education in order to specialize in Oncology Massage. After I finished my initial schooling I worked as a co-contractor for various spas. I was then offered an opportunity to become an employee for A Balance Life. My personal massage style ranges depending on the individual client. I typically do a Swedish massage while incorporating a variety of other techniques, depending on the client’s needs. My approach is very serene and provides balance and ease to a busy life.

Note from the Owner: Jessica is a great massage therapist. She loves to meet new clients and help them feel better. She is always willing to learn new techniques to use on her lucky clients!

My back up therapists are Dion, Nadean, and Takiyah

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Gerald, CMT

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My Name is Gerald, CMT and I graduated from The Harris School in 2014. I always wanted to know how the body acts, works, and maintains it’s status. What I know now is more than I thought would be. I believe the body, mind and soul are meant to be one thing and that is equally relaxed.

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Niara, CMT

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My name is Niara Anderson. I attended school at the National Massage Therapy Institute and graduated in 2012. I got into massage because I like to help people. I like to use a mixture of Swedish and Deep Tissue in my massages. I want to learn a variety of different massage modalities, such as Lomi Lomi and Myofascial Release so I can better the way I help my clients.

My back up therapists choices would be: Dion or Nadean

Note from the Owner:

Niara is a deep pressure therapist. She uses a deft hand to accomplish this though. I am always impressed when a therapist knows when to use deep pressure and when it is not needed. Niara can do that and it is awesome.

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Michael, CMT

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My name is Micheal Harrington and I am a nationally certified massage therapist. I graduated from the National Massage Therapy Institute in November of 2011. Since that time I have worked for in the field before finding my home at A Balanced Life Massage. I specialize in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point. I express an interest in learning Prenatal Massage and Hot Stone as well. What sets me apart from other Massage Therapists is my touch and my ability to really feel what is going on in a clients problem areas.

My back up therapists choices would be: Niara, Charlie, or Dion.

Note from the Owner: Mike is great! He is always willing to go that extra mile for his clients. Very rarely do I hear the word “spectacular” used, but Mike’s clients throw it around quite often.

Micheal is a great therapist. He is the kind of therapist who is just all around good. A natural healer who loves what he does and it shows. He has strong hands and a wide array of skills.

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Jermaine, LMT

JermaineI’ve been a massage therapist for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories are of me walking on my father’s back. Years later I found massage again while attending Deep Muscle Therapy School in Pike Creek, Delaware. After working on my own for several years, I needed to leave practicing full-time massage to take care of my family. After working several “jobs” I finally decided it was time to return to the profession that I loved so much. I returned to finish my schooling at the Academy of Massage & Bodywork in Bear, Delaware. After graduating at the top of my class, I decided to go to work doing as much massage as possible. My dream is to share what I’ve learned over the years with everyone. I want to make massage more accessible to people. It is my hope that my clients and future clients understand that massage and bodywork is not just a luxury. Massage is no more a luxury than getting an oil change in your car. I want people to understand that the effects of stress and age can be balanced out with diet, exercise, massage and bodywork. Massage should be part of an ongoing maintenance program to improve your health and overall well-being.
I specialize in a personalized deep pressure that incorporates stretching and trigger point work. If I had to classify myself I think my massage would be more therapeutic than relaxation. I don’t like to fall into one category. With many tools in my toolbox, my goal is to improve your health and relax you.
My ideal client would have chronic issues. They would like to incorporate stretching and heat into the session.
I also believe in having a “back up” massage therapist. Many times clients will cancel sessions because therapists are sick, on vacation or otherwise unavailable. Here at A Balanced Life Massage we offer suggestions on who to choose as an alternative therapist to maintain your health until your normal therapist can see you. We work with each other on a regular basis to try to achieve this. Ask your therapist or front desk staff person who your “back up” is.
After nearly 14 years of massage, this office is the pinnacle of my dreams and hard work, I want to share this with you and change the way you think about massage. Let all of us here at A Balanced Life Massage show you that “massage can tip the scales back in your favor”.

I am on the Advisory Board for Harris School and Academy of Massage and Bodywork School.
I am on the Delaware State Board of Massage. I am also licensed in PA.

My back up therapist choices are: Susan, Alana, or Mike.

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