Denise Rivera holds an Associate degree in Applied Science from Queensborough Community College Massage Therapy program. She is interested in therapeutic massage with the intention of correcting postural deviations, as well as educating her clients to practice self-care to progressively reach a level of relaxed living without body pain or discomfort. This can be accomplished through deep tissue massage, trigger point work, Swedish massage techniques, stretching and joint manipulation. While firm pressure is her strength, relaxation and comfort are still the ideal goal.
With a focus on prenatal care, she is certified in prenatal massage by Keira Nagle the founder of MaMassage and also instructs prenatal yoga class.
She further holds a BA in Mass Communications with a fifteen-year background in video production, and is a 200-ERYT certified yoga instructor for 10+ years. She received her 200hr training with Bamboomoves, 300hr training with Awakened Warrior Yoga, Prenatal Yoga training with Samba Yoga and Kids Yoga training with Karma Kids. Denise is also a practicing Reiki and crystal healer, and a NYS wedding officiant.