Amy Green, L.Ac., LMT
Amy is a Licensed Acupuncturist under the Pennsylvania State Medical Board holding a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from The Won Institute of Graduate Studies.
In her practice, she combines Distal Acupuncture, TCM, 5 Element, Trigger Point/Dry Needling Acupuncture, Motor Point Acupuncture and Electroacupuncture Medicine to create the best possible treatment for patients. An acupuncture session may include an array of ancillary treatments such as Cupping, Gua Sha, moxibustion, Kinesiotaping and infrared heat therapy. Amy takes care to make her clients feel at ease and receives each client with an open mind. She believes that one on one sessions allow patients to speak openly, have a safe and private space during treatment. A session typically includes more than one modality.
With 20 years of background as a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, Amy especially enjoys working with those with musculoskeletal conditions including sports injuries, post-surigcal pain, headaches and digestive issues. Rather than seeing Eastern and Western medicine at odds, Amy considers this to be an exciting time to work towards a better integration of the two. In addition to treating full-time at the clinic, Amy spends a fair (a lot) amount of time studying and pursuing continuing education.
Amy is licensed as an Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Lic. # AK001200 Lic. # MSG004653
Ian Green, MFA, LMT
Ian Green holds a degree in Comprehensive Massage Therapy from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. He had been providing massage for family and friends for over a decade. Realizing that his work was having effective results on pain and injury, he decided to pursue formal education and bring this work to others.
He enjoys helping people who have chronic pain, deep-seated musculoskeletal issues and those who enjoy deeper work. Ian blends Swedish, Sports, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy, Reiki, and Thai Table Massage to release stubborn contractions and to free up tightly held fascia. Most recently, he added Resistance-Release work to his skill set, integrating resistance-guided movement on the part of the client to eliminate scotomas - movement weaknesses and functional blind spots.
He also practices Rhythmic Tapotement- a unique approach to traditional tapotement that is informed by over three decades as a professional percussionist.
Ian also holds an Masters in Fine Art from the Indiana University in Bloomington. Until he became a massage therapist, he worked primarily as a painter and professional drummer. His artwork includes portraits, murals and commissions as well as his body of personal work. He has played various genres of music over the years.
Ian is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Pennsylvania.
Iva Provias Lesh, LMT
Iva Provias studied Neuromuscular Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial Release at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, where she earned her diploma in Comprehensive Massage Therapy.
Clients who enjoy goal-oriented sessions will be in good hands with Iva. The combination of Myofascial coupled with deeper targeted work makes Iva's sessions thorough and effective, bringing sustained relief. Iva is especially skilled at helping clients with neck and shoulder issues, whether the problem is whiplash, rotator cuff injury, or forward head posture from long days in front of a computer.
Her continuing training includes massage for people living with cancer and HIV/AIDs. Massage has life-long benefit for these populations with proper adjustments to the massage session, whether the client is undergoing acute treatments or enjoying good health. These massage sessions are focused on well-being and nurturing touch.
Iva is licensed as a Massage Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Lic. # MSG010189
Charles Koontz, LMT
Charles Koontz holds a degree in Therapeutic Massage from Allegany College of Maryland in 2010 and has been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. His modalities include Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reiki, Hot Stone and Pregnancy massage .
Charles has a passion for helping people with chronic pain find relief. He enjoys supporting his clients by methodically working with the muscles that are both directly and indirectly involved with the dysfunction and pain, acknowledging the integrated nature of the fascial web. He aims to simultaneously calm the nervous system while performing deeper, targeted work. Charles is well-versed in providing focused work for clients with forward head posture/upper cross syndrome - conditions that can cause chronic neck pain common to anyone who sits behind a desk or vehicle for long hours. Patients with stubborn hip or leg pain will be in good care with Charles, as well.
He believes it is important to locate areas of hidden tension that may not be immediately evident and working them out before they become a problem. In addition to enjoying more goal-specific sessions, he is also adept at working with clients who are looking for a more relaxing and calming massage.
Clients have described his bodywork as extremely thorough, well-paced, and deep to the satisfaction of deep-tissue connoisseurs. Charles has a warm and pleasant demeanor and people will quickly feel at ease with him.
Charles is licensed as a Massage Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Lic. # MSG005964
Ginger Stegmaier, LMT
Ginger Stegmaier holds a degree in Therapeutic Massage from Allegany College of Maryland. She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2011 with studies and practices in Qi Gong and Yoga along with Reiki, Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Integrated Massage Therapies, Acupressure, Prenatal massage and Aromatherapy.
At the start of her career, Ginger provided direct care and assisted with the medical needs of residents in nursing homes for nearly 10 years. She then obtained her license in Maryland and then Pennsylvania as a Massage Therapist and has had diverse experiences delving into Body Work and Energy work through Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Integrative Massage Therapies and healing touch.
Ginger's massage includes a Myofascial technique that is integrated with Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish Massage Therapy, gentle stretch and compression to free up areas of tension and make for a better flow to aid the body's natural healing process. Her massage is described as both energizing and relaxing with a quality that restores, soothes and resets at a deep level.
Ginger loves being an integral part of the collaboration with a client to assist them to reach their optimal levels of wellness, to relax, and to find relief from pain.
A massage session will include steamed towels to the client's back and feet, along with face, scalp, and foot acupressure. Ginger can intuitively feel and work with clients on areas in need of pain and tension relief, and adjust accordingly.
Her hobbies include amateur photography, gardening and wild-crafting herbs, food and plant life (with a soft spot for sunflowers), hiking, music, video games, reading and swimming.
Ginger is Reiki II Practitioner and licensed as a Massage Therapist in the state of Pennsylvania.
Lic. # MSG012407
Gretchen holds a degree in Comprehensive Massage Therapy from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Her mother was a Massage Therapist and so she grew up with the understanding that Massage Therapy is an integral part of a persons overall well-being.
Before becoming a massage therapist, Gretchen worked as a geriatric social worker. In 2014 she decided to receive formal training in Massage Therapy and became a professional licensed Massage Therapist in 2015.
Gretchen has a passion for working with clients that are recovering from injury and those with chronic pain. She is motivated as her clients feel and see the results and are empowered to feel more confident and in control of their bodies. Her sessions combine Swedish, Neuromuscular Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Compression, Tapotement and most recently she has added Ashiatsu and Ashiatsu Thai to her modalities.
With her background in gerontology, working closely with caregivers and the frail elderly population, it is only natural that Gretchen became certified in geriatric massage. Working with clients that have experienced trauma also has her interested in becoming certified in Massage Therapy for the treatment of clients with PTSD.
Gretchen is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Pennsylvania.