ActiveCare Staff - Massage
Apollonia Holzer is originally from Austria. She graduated in social pedagogue and is a certified Life coach from the Life Purpose Institute. She is trained in Shiatsu from the International school of Shiatsu. She has multiple certifications in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute, Touch for Health from Christian Rieder, Pilates from the Kelly Kane School of Core Integration, and Gyrotonics® from Movement & Beyond.
Apollonia is a dance instructor in the Rosalia Chaldeck and Lynn Simonson Technique. She has also completed multiple workshops in anatomy and movement with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Irene Dowd, Gil Hedley and Kinesiology with Raphael van Assche.
Apollonia received her training in Systemic Constellation Work in Austria with Siegfried Essen, Insa Sparrer and Matthias Varga von Kibèd, Kristine Alex and Branka Dévicic. Systemic Constellation Work is a very popular effective therapy which provides answers to different life situations, relationships, emotional and physical issues.
Apollonia has been practicing and teaching for over 15 years. Her listening hands and intuition guides her in finding the best combination of skills to help her clients find physical and emotional balance and well being.
Suzanne has lived and worked in NYC for over 20 years. She originally received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering but then decided to switch tracks completely. She attended the Swedish Institute and graduated in 2002 as a licensed massage therapist.
Suzanne combines engineering and analytical thinking with her manual therapies, building on the holistic approach of treating pain in the body. Her work is a blend of the many Western and Eastern techniques she has learned over the years. She finds that this creates a truly effective and holistic experience. She is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Geriatric Massage and is proficient in many massage modalities including Temporomandibular Joint (jaw) therapy. She is also a certified yoga instructor.
Suzanne graduated from massage therapy school right after the 9/11 attacks. She spent several months volunteering at Ground Zero which cemented the impact touch has on people, both externally and internally.
For three years, Suzanne traveled internationally to experience massage in different cultures. She studied Lomi Lomi in Hawaii, Thai massage in Thailand, Ayurveda in India, healing ceremonies in Indonesia and Sri Lanka and even had a massage tent on the shores of Mozambique. She brings this expansive experience to her work and life back in NYC, where her clients always welcome back her healing hands.
All alternative healthcare providers are NOT employees of ActiveCare Physical Therapy. These providers conduct business under their own name/business name and only rent space at ActiveCare PT, PC to provide services for their own clients.