Brandi Nichole Madarish, LMT, CEIM
NYS Licensed Massage Therapist,
Reiki 2 Practitioner &
Certified Educator of Infant Massage
Brandi Nichole, LMT attended and graduated from the Hudson valley school of massage therapy in 2006. There, she received her New York state license in massage therapy, completing 1040 credited hours in such courses as professional development and ethics, anatomy and psysiology, myology and kinesiology, neurology, pathology, medical massage as well as western and eastern techniques. Through a rigorous course load she also completed a clinical internship working hands on with the public.
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 a firm hand, Brandi is known for her deep tissue massage. In addition to her New York state massage license, she is trained and accredited in Infant Massage Education, working with parents and teaching them to massage their own children.
Brandi has taken business classes to help strengthen her business she has had since her graduation in 2006, originally traveling to client’s homes with her massage table, which was first bought with the desire to one day have it in her own massage studio. Completing business management courses, she takes pride on putting the client first. No one person on her massage table should be just another body, but someone there to share in an experience that should be remembered and enjoyed.
Brandi started her journey in massage therapy working at Ambiance Day Spa in Hopewell Junction, New York. Spending almost 4 years there building her clientele and trade. Brandi then moved her career to New Image Medical Spa in LaGrangeville, New York. Spending a year and a half there, she was part of the start-up team involved with combining the trust of a medical facility and the relaxation of a spa into a reality.
Brandi Nichole’s Massage & Wellness is now in full swing and Brandi is more than happy to create a beautiful calming environment with a work ethic that is hard to find in today’s society. Getting a massage is not like buying a shirt, you can’t return it if you don’t like it, she knows what it is like to go get a massage and ask for one thing, just to receive another. A massage should be all about you, what you want and what you need.
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.