Brandi Nichole's Massage & Wellness
Where Every 'Body' is Somebody...

About the Practitioners

Brandi Nichole Madarish, LMT, CEIM

Owner 

NYS Licensed Massage Therapist,

Reiki II Healer,

Ordained Minster,

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. 
 
 
 
 
 
Xavier Ojeda, LMT

NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Xavier graduated Carmel Central School in June 2015 and went right into Massage Therapy School the following September.  He attended the Finger Lakes School of Massage where he studied Swedish massage, connective tissue therapy, Shiatsu, and neuromuscular therapy, and hydrotherapy. He graduated with 1000 hours of education including practical training as well as human pathology, kinesiology, and anatomy/physiology. He graduated with a certificate in therapeutic massage and hydrotherapy in early 2016.

Xavier’s interest in human health has lead him to massage not only for the physical aid it provides, but also for the mental and emotional benefits.

 

Joshua Goldberg, LMT

NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Joshua Goldberg graduated in 2016 from a rigorous 1,020 hour program at the center for natural wellness school of massage therapy in Albany NY. At CNW Josh studied the human body in great detail with courses such as anatomy and physiology, myology and kinesiology, neurology and pathology.  Some of the bodywork modalities offered at CNW include Swedish, shiatsu, sports, myofascial release, polarity, prenatal massage and reflexology.  CNW provided a variety of extra courses covering eastern and western philosophy, professional development, aromatherapy and self-care/wellness.  

CNW held a professional clinic intern where Josh integrated his studies into practice on 50 clients from the public receiving very positive feedback from instructors and clients. As part of the program at CNW Josh completed 12 hours of community service where he provided massage for patients and family members at the hospice inn at St. Peters hospital. During the program Josh integrated what he learned in sports massage at a sporting event providing pre and post-event massage for runners at the Delmar dash.

After graduation, Josh received his limited permit and provided massage to staff and musicians at greyfox bluegrass festival with excellent feedback from clients and colleagues.  In November of 2016 Josh took the MBLEX exam and is now nationally recognized as a licensed massage therapist. Josh is now a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, which is a vast community of experienced therapists providing support and guidance to promote growth in the massage therapy profession.

 Along with massage Josh is committed to over all health and wellness taking a whole food diet and active lifestyle seriously as he believes the better he takes care of himself the higher quality services he can offer his clients. As a hobby, Josh maintains a small home based business called "Earthmade" where he hand crafts all natural soap and other body care products from scratch.  

With his calming presence and caring touch Josh crafts a custom session based on each clients needs with their safety and best interest in mind at all times.

 

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.