Victoria has owned and operated Body Kneads, Inc. since 1999. She graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in 1997 and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1998. Victoria has received certifications in orthopedic massage, spa therapies, reflexology, and infant massage instruction. She has been teaching since 2004 and is currently an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island. Her focus, now, is on continuing to make Body Kneads a successful massage therapy practice and her teaching at the CCRI Therapeutic Massage Program. Victoria takes great pride in Body Kneads, Inc. and has a team of highly trained therapists who strive to help clients make massage a preventative therapy for a healthy lifestyle. MT00631
Kate is a licensed massage therapist with a skill set that incorporates Swedish, deep tissue, and Shiatsu massage techniques. She is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island’s Therapeutic Massage Program and holds an Associate of Applied Sciences degree. Using a foundation of relaxation techniques, she incorporates deep bodywork and trigger point therapy into areas of chronic tension or specific concern. Kate believes in providing a grounding and integrating massage experience in order to promote a feeling of whole-body well-being. She is also a certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage therapist, allowing her to work with clients to reduce the pain and edema associated with sprains, recent surgeries, hematomas, and the early stages of lymphedema. Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, MLD. MT02202
JoHannah is a graduate of the Bristol Community College Therapeutic Massage program. She received a Complementary Healthcare Degree to further her knowledge and understanding of the human body. JoHannah also studied the Ingham Method of Reflexology at the International Institute of Reflexology in Saint Petersburg, Florida with the renowned nephew of Eunice Ingham, Dwight Byers. Various experiences in reflexology have blessed her with the opportunity to give sessions in private homes, on sick beds, with laboring mothers, chronically ill clients, cancer patients and survivors, athletes, infants, and emergency room patients. JoHannah’s passion for helping individuals on their journey towards natural healing does not stop with Reflexology. As a holistic health enthusiast, she holds credentials as a Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Nutritional Consultant, and a Master Herbalist from Trinity School of Natural Health in Warsaw, Indiana. JoHannah studied massage therapy at Bristol Community College with P. Kimberly Griffith and has enjoyed incorporating these full body techniques into her practice. Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Reflexology, Aromatherapy. MT02267
Katheryn is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island’s Therapeutic Massage Program and holds an Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Massage Therapy. She is excited to be part of the Body Kneads, Inc. team of massage therapists. Katheryn integrates into her practice the various techniques of body work she studied, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Sports Massage. She is fascinated with the physical structures and functions of the body and combines her knowledge of anatomy and movement with positive energy and a sense of calm to support our clients in their goals of health and well-being. Katheryn is also a doula and received her training from both DONA International and the HealthConnect One Community-Based Doula Program. As a doula, she has provided support to adolescents, women and their families during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, and postpartum and plans to incorporate pregnancy and perinatal massage into her practice in the near future. Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Pregnancy, Oncology Massage. MT02265
Gennadiy "G" is a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. He graduated in 1980 from Medical School #3 (now the Odessa National Medical University) in Odessa City, Ukraine with a Physician Assistant Diploma with specification in Physiotherapy, electrotherapy, hot cold treatments, and therapeutic exercises. In 1997, his family relocated to Rhode Island, US. He then, in 1997, became Nationally Board Certified by NCBTMB and he has since practiced a variety of modalities of Massage Therapy. In 2003-2004 Gennadiy trained in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymph Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy, and Compression Bandaging. He is also certified in Kinesio Taping for lymphedema and venous insufficiency as well as fitting of different types of compression garments from various companies which he utilized for more than 14 years in a hospital setting mainly with oncology patients. Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation, Oncology Massage, MLD. MT00730
Elizabeth Rodriguez Massage Therapist - LMT
Elizabeth graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute’s Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Program. She specializes in Swedish massage and is a current member of American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Relaxation.
Eddie studied Graphic Design and Fine Arts at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut and has his own graphic design company, KRAUSS DESIGNS. In addition to being the king of organization, he also enjoys dancing and singing around the office and answering the telephone. When he is not at Body Kneads, Eddie is a pianist/singer, freelance graphic designer and performs onstage frequently at the Bradley Playhouse and other community theaters in CT.
Magary Rivera Office Assistant
Magary is the weekend office assistant. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University. In her spare time she enjoys reading, eating fancy food, and spending time with her bunny, Sophie.