Restore 353 Team
Meet the Restore353 Team!
Jhanvi Ghelani, P.T. , M.S.
Jhanvi is a certified physical therapist in a field of acute care rehabilitation, long term care, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular rehabilitation. She is an elite health care professional who helps maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and health. In addition, she is involved in promoting health, wellness, and fitness through risk factor identification and the implementation of services to reduce risk, slow the progression of or prevent functional decline and disability, and enhance participation in chosen life situations. She is very skilled in planning, organizing, and directing programs for the care of patients of all ages who are disabled by illness, accident, or were born with a physical challenge. She is very passionate in helping her patients on their healing journey.
Sarah EskuE, l.m.t
Sarah obtained an Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute, Inc. in 2001. With a New York State license, she has been using her skills (Swedish/Deep Tissue/Medical & Sports Massage) in different work environments. These includes volunteering for non-profit organizations, helping medical caregivers, and working for New York Sports Club, Medical Skin Care & Bodywork Spas, and Chiropractor’s Clinic. In 2004, Sarah studied esthetics at Atelier Esthetique to use skin care therapy as another avenue to improving health, following the motto, “Let’s look as good as we can feel.” Meeting NYS requirements, Sarah furthered her skills with Continue Educational Courses in Medical massage for Neck/Shoulders and Sciatica, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal/Postpartum Care, Infant massage (certified to educate parents), Massage for Fibromyalgia, and Massage Cupping. Sarah enjoys combining Eastern & Western modalities in all her therapy treatments.
Ksenia S., l.m.t
Ksenia has graduated from the Swedish Institute in 2013 and since then has taken a variety of medical massage and deep tissue continuing education courses. As a former ballroom dancer and a certified Personal Trainer, Ksenia focuses on restoration of the body movement by decreasing maladaptive behavior, muscle tension and restriction. She also helps patients find relief from pain through improved body alignment and body awareness so they can continue to pursue the activities they enjoy. Her massage style is a combination of sport and deep tissue massage with assisted stretching and PNF techniques. She can also provide a nurturing massage with a variety of pressure preferences.
Jackie is a 200 Hour registered yoga teacher and currently completing her 500 Hour certification. She is also Reiki attuned at the first level. Jackie first discovered yoga over 10 years ago. What started as a practice quickly began to unfold into a way of living. She holds yoga as a chance to dance in the wholeness of life. Each moment, each breath is an opportunity to dive deeper; to surrender and open more fully. Jackie teaches at studios all around NYC, as well as private clients. Her heart sings living a life that serves others in their journey, all the while inspiring the art of being fully alive.
Ali A., L.M.T.
*top pick of the week!*
Having completed her Associates Degree in Massage Therapy at Swedish Institute, Ali made it her goal to help people reach their peak performance with the help of individualized therapy. She combines Swedish, Deep Tissue, Medical & Sports Massage to create and tailor every session based on the needs of the patient. Ali also specializes in sports and pre/postnatal therapy. Her fun loving and social nature makes it easy for her to connect with patients, while her attention to detail allows her to perform her job to the utmost excellency.
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mariela Dorado showed a passion for movement at an early age. Growing up she trained intensively in gymnastics and dance, eventually leading her to complete her B.F.A. in Dance Performance from the Masón Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. During her college years, the long hours resulted in injuries to both of her knees. Mariela turned to Pilates as a means of healing her injury, and immediately fell in love.
She went on to complete a 450-hour teacher training through Polestar Pilates and became certified to teach Pilates mat and apparatus. Upon the completion of this program, Mariela traveled to Madrid, Spain, where she was given the opportunity to teach Pilates in her native language at Centro Slings. In 2014, Mariela spent a year in London, UK studying Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Mariela went on to become a member of the Pilates Method Alliance, and currently specializes in Pilates for post rehabilitation and pre/post natal.
Lauren Gray Cundiff is a Pilates Instructor and movement artist with a passion and curiosity for the human body. After studying dance in Ohio, West Virginia, and Saipan, Lauren enrolled at Marshall University and graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Exercise Science with a specialization in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Cum Laude with a second BS in Biomechanics before moving to New York City. Lauren works to infuse her love of health, movement, and art into everything she does. As a continuation of movement studies and body awareness, she entered into Pilates Mat training in 2012, followed by her Pilates Apparatus training in 2014. Both programs were taught under Pilates Method Alliance certified instructor, Artistic Director, and Founder of 4th Avenue Arts, Jessica Lynn Fox. Adding to her study of the human body, Lauren earned her Yoga Alliance RYT200 certification in 2014. To continue her education and growth in the health professions and performing arts, she moved to New York City, and Lauren is thrilled to be apart of the team at Restore 353.
Micayla Wynn is a PMA®-CPT through Polestar Pilates specializing in Pilates for rehabilitation. Originally a dancer, Micayla attended Mason Gross School of The Arts at Rutgers University and is a B.F.A. Summa Cum Laude graduate (2017). Micayla has also studied and taught Pilates abroad under Polestar Asia. Micayla was originally drawn to research and study Pilates following a severe injury where she first encountered the practice of Pilates for rehabilitation. Micayla appreciates the connection of a personalized Pilates and movement experience. She seeks to understand individualized growth and progress through focusing on the integration of movement into daily lifestyle. Her strong usage of imagery, breath and prop utilization awakens the body’s potential through the channel of Pilates
Demi Muller, l.m.t
Demi Muller is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Because of her passion for holistic health, physical fitness, and caring for others, she became a massage therapist. Her work combines both Eastern and Western modalities. By blending her training in deep tissue techniques, myofascial release, shiatsu, acupressure, tui na, and varied stretching techniques, she strives to create an effective and relaxing treatment tailored to each client’s individual goals. She specializes in sports massage, injury recovery, prenatal, and postpartum treatments.
Demi is currently pursuing a degree in nursing and is using the knowledge she acquires to best treat her patients at Restore353.
Ruth S, L.m.t
Ruth has been a licensed LMT for over 15 years, and specializes in deep tissue massage, myofascial soft tissue release, Swedish massage, pre/postnatal massage, sports massage, deep tissue with postural correction, and trigger point therapy. She also provides treatment offering a lighter therapeutic touch for those who would like to avoid deep tissue treatment. Ruth is always eager to gain more knowledge and better her treatment, in order to heal a patient from within.
Emi is a Pilates Instructor at Restore 353 who believes in a holistic approach to teaching her clients overall health and wellness. She likes her clients to feel challenged in their sessions (you'll get a little sweaty!) and leave with a new sense of gratitude for all the amazing things their bodies can do. She believes that Pilates is for everybody and every body, and that a little hard work goes a long way to restoring your body to optimal mobility and health!
Michelle G. Roberts, L.M.T
Michelle is a graduate from the Swedish Institute with over 20 yrs experience in Medical and Sports Massage. Michelle continuing education focused on a variety of modalities such as: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy and Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy and Ortho Assessments for neck, shoulder, lower back and hip region. Her caring nature and passion is helping those suffering from musculoskeletal pain. Her experience with playing basketball, tennis, volleyball, track and field led her to focusing on clients/athletes performance. Improving her clients posture, mobility and performance is an important goal so she incorporates various techniques, combined with Assisted Stretching and PNF stretching. In Michelle's spare time you can find her hiking, biking, and playing tennis.
Mihwa Kim., LM.T
Mihwa has been an experienced massage therapist for more than 10 years with experience in massage and Esthetics that she has been developing from her time in Korea. After having arrived at the United States, she attended school to further her education in massage therapy and gain a licensing in both massage and esthetic. However, she isn’t finished with just that. Mihwa plans to pursue further studies in physical therapy while attaining her doctorate in the field. That is due to her passion and intense desire to be able to help more people with rehabilitation. She has worked with multiple physical therapists and chiropractors , and her time with them has given her both knowledge and experience which allows her to offer specific massage treatments for pain rehabilitation. Due to her ability to speak Chinese, Korean and Japanese she can even assist you in multiple languages.