PARTNERS IN MASSAGE - HEAL, RELAX, REJUVENATE

Team Biographies
Our people are among the most talented in the industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
All our massage therapists are licensed in the state of NY and are very experienced. 
 
MARGARET DONER is Co-Owner of Partners In Massage.  She graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in NYC in 1990 and has been working as a massage therapist for the past thirty years.  In addition to her work in massage she is also practices Cranio-Sacral therapy, Reflexology, Past Life regression (DMP), Reconnective Healing, and is an Angelic Channel and author of numerous books including, "Archangels Speak," "Wisdom of the Archangels." and "Merlin's Handbook for Seekers and Starseeds: A Guide to Awakening Your Divine Potential." 
 
 
CHRIS HANCKEL
Margaret and Chris are husband and wife team who met thirty years ago at The Swedish Institute of Massage therapy in NYC. As a Co-owner, Chris has been practicing massage therapy for thirty years.  He graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in 1990 and specializes in medical massage, deep tissue, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and laughing a lot.  He loves his work and he loves to golf and play tennis. And, Yes, that is a picture of James Dean! Chris studied acting in NYC before he switched to massage therapy. 
 
 

 AIDE KOPITO:  Aide attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage Therapy and graduated in 1998.  In 2000 she joined Partners in Massage.  Aide specializes in both deep tissue and relaxation massage as well as reflexology.  Reflexology is based on the premise that the entire body is mirrored on the hands and feet.  Reflexologists use their hands to apply pressure to specific reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all body parts.  The benefits of reflexology are relaxation, stress reduction, improved circulation and energy balancing of the entire body. 
 

 
 
LORENE O'CONNELL
Lorene is a NYS licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Massage Therapy in Ithaca, NY.  She has worked extensively in health care and the healing arts for over 20 years.  Her massage techniques include Swedish, deep tissue, medical, pre-natal massage and Trigger Point therapy.  She specializes in aromatherapy massage, which uses therapeutic grade essential oils chosen specifically for each clients' needs. 
 
  

  
 ABBY RAU- graduated from the Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in 2006 and since that time has worked at the Wellness Center of Hyde Park, Buttermilk Spa and Haven Spa in Rhinebeck.  She is an expert at Deep Tissue, Swedish and Hot Stone massage. 


 
 
JACKIE STRAWINSKI -Jackie graduated from the Center of Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY. Jackie is certified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu. She focuses on working WITH the client to achieve optimum healing. She loves being a part of the massage world and a part of each individual client's journey toward healing and good health. She has always had a passion for healing and helping others!
 
 
 


ALIDA FENTON -  Alida Fenton graduated from the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and has been practicing for over thirty years.  She specializes in Deep Tissue, Reflexology and Medical Massage.  
 
 
 
 


MARY KAY CERIOSIMO- Mary Kay graduated from the Swedish Institute for Massage therapy in 1997.  She worked for eleven years at Marlene Weber Day Spa and specializes in hot stone massage, prenatal massage and myofacial release. 
 
 





GAIL DENNING - has years of office management experience, including managing a wellness center.  Gail currently works as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor assisting individuals on the autism spectrum, traumatic brain injury individuals and is developing special programs for veterans and breast cancer survivors. 








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