Brandi Nichole Madarish, LMT, CEIM
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist,
Reiki II Healer,
Certified Educator of Infant Massage
Brandi Nichole, LMT graduated from the Hudson valley school of massage therapy in 2006. There, she received her New York state license in massage therapy, completing more than the state requirement of 1040 credited hours.
Brandi is trained and licensed to perform various massages such techniques as Swedish, deep tissue, medical, pregnancy, hot stone and reflexology. Building her reputation with firm and knowledgeable hands, Brandi is known for her deeper work and helping many clients with a variety of medical issues.
12 years practicing in Dutchess County has afforded Brandi a variety of professionals including Chiropractors, Doctors, Physicians Assistants and Physical therapists, to trust her with their patients and clients.
In addition to her NYS massage license, she is trained and accredited in Infant Massage Education, working with parents and teaching them to massage their own children.
Brandi is a Reiki II practitioner, studying closely with a master who was taught by the first generation teachers in the US straight from Dr. Mikao Usui. She is currently working on receiving her Reiki Master Certification. Brandi uses a intuitive and integrative approach to energy healing.
Brandi started her journey working at Ambiance Day Spa in Hopewell Junction, New York. Then moved her career to New Image Medical Spa in LaGrangeville, New York. Learning from both the smaller family owned business and the larger corporation, she brought her dream to life with what is now Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness.
Brandi is the owner of Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness, which has been fully operating since 2011.
Starting as a young teenager in a new career, Brandi has since evolved into a professional and healer within the industry.
Awarded the Duchess county Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 in 2016 and Hudson Valley Magazines
“Best of the Hudson Valley- Massage Therapist” 2014, 2015 & 2016
Brandi is driven to continue on her path of helping as many people as she can, each day she is given the opportunity too.
Casandra Oquendo, LMT
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist
Casandra Oquendo, LMT, graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in November of 2016. As a student she learned a variety of sciences and bodywork modalities that apply to massage therapy. Myology, Kinesiology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurology are just a few of the courses Casandra learned to gain such intricate knowledge of the human body. She learned courses such as Pathology and Eastern medicine to understand the different pathologies and treatments that relate to the massage therapy field.
CNW offers a variety of bodywork modalities ranging from Swedish to energy therapies. Casandra took special interest in Shiatsu, an eastern modality that literally translates to finger pressure. Shiatsu, like acupuncture is based on the principle that there are 12 meridians, or energy lines that run through the body. Within those meridians are tsubos, or points where energy can be accessed easily. Shiatsu massage involves a lot of stretching and compressions to the clients body to help release tension in the body, ease the client of any stress, and stimulate the meridians within the body.
As an LMT, Casandra believes that healing is something attainable through intention and compassion. Each massage given to her clients is based on that belief and is always structured to her clients needs.