Nice to meet you! I’m Tania.

Manual Therapist. Massage Educator. Collaborator. Mover. Asker of Questions. Body Nerd. Sensory Word Processor. ADHD warrior.


I help humans feel better and teach others how to do that effectively, too.

We’re a good fit if you light up about no-nonsense, science-based approaches to manual therapy and how they win the day, whether you’re on the giving, teaching, employing or receiving end of a massage.

Let me show you the shortcuts for how to comfortably and consistently outdo yourself, learned over 25+ years of trial-and-error.

It’s taken me 2+ decades to develop the “shortcuts” that you can now get in a just a couple of classes 😉

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

—Leonardo da Vinci

A little background

I’ve been at this since 1994, and first and foremost give thanks to my teachers.

Here’s my CV/resume, if you’re into that sort of thing. It’s somewhat recently been updated after a gazillion years. I dusted it off during the collective existential crisis experienced amid the 2020 lockdown in New York City.

Since then, I’m not the only one who’s gained a greater realization of the importance of human contact for mental health and physical well-being (often inseparable). And yes, there is very solid, millennial science supporting touch therapies for pain relief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and we’re just beginning to scratch the surface…

Thank you so much for that class again! I loved it. My technique has changed; my patients love it.

— Olya Frederici, OPEN Bodyworker

Here’s a screenshot of the email containing the above quote (because you shouldn’t take my word for it):

No matter where you are in your career… no matter how young or how seasoned, or whether you’re a PT, DO, LAc, DC, YTT, RN, OT, MD, NP, or anyone who contacts others, quality of touch matters and makes a profound difference.

Yes, I’m aware that might sound bold, but you’ll see it really isn’t when the common thread of our work is humanistic in nature. And just like I’ve been impacted by taxi driver wisdom, there are worlds to learn from each other, too.

I see more of what is going on around me because I am not concerned with finding a parking place.

Risa Mickenberg, Taxi Driver Wisdom
(and how ADHD brains generally operate)

So, if there’s a spark in you that’s itching for something uniquely human in your practice, let’s turn that spark into a supernova.

Meet some of my comrades!

That’s the rundown of what I love to do and share with people who also love what they do. Some might call that “work”, but I consider it something more like being a fish swimming at home in its river.

In that case, I guess I’m a fish who can show its other fish friends the best spots to catch the downstream current for a much easier swim 🙂