Gail Kinsey, BA, LMT, BCTMB, ABMP, AMTA Senior Therapist
Gail has been practicing massage therapy in Hunterdon and Somerset county NJ since 1993. She is a pain relief specialist, both clinically and in sports applications, utilizing Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, Orthopedic Techniques, Posture Analysis, Assisted Stretching, Hot Stones, Swedish Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage. Gail is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) and a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and ABMP (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals).
As an instructor at various massage schools over the years and owner/trainer/mentor at the Massage Therapy Group Gail has enjoyed teaching upcoming massage therapists advanced massage techniques. She is currently an adjunct professor at Warren County Community College teaching Neuromuscular Therapy in the Massage Certification Program.
Gail enjoys the challenge of solving problems and alleviating acute and chronic pain with an ongoing interest in muscular anatomy, using analytical skills and a host of hands-on techniques. Over the years she has taken many continuing education seminars notably studying with Judith Delany Walker of The International Neuromuscular Therapy Center, Paul St. John of Neurosomatic Educators whose work is based on Janet Travell M.D. and David Simons M.D.. Travell and Simons' two volume set of textbooks, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (upper body published in 1983, lower body in 1992).
Erika Lipka, BA, LMT, AMTA Associate Therapist
Fall of 2018, Massage Therapy Group is pleased to welcome Erika Lipka who provides both a strong sports/clinical and relaxation skill set. Good communication and excellent client relationship skills are key to her client centered practice. Erika’s versatility is demonstrated in her abilities to do focused deep tissue work and caring compassion to engage in the delicate approach needed to work with Oncology clients.
Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Oncology, Lymphatic Drainage (Brazilian Trained), Prenatal, Reflexology, Relaxation and Aromatherapy are among her unique and diversified skill set. Erika is participating in Massage Therapy Group’s in-house Neuromuscular Therapy Training program.
Erika has been practicing since graduating from Health Choices Institute & Holistic Massage School October of 2008. She is a licensed and insured NJ Massage Therapist. She is also a recipient of a BA from University of Mogi Das Cruzes, São Paulo, Brazil and the proud mother of three adult children.
Grace Parker, LMT, BCTMB, AMTA Associate Therapist
Grace has been practicing massage therapy since 2012 following her graduation from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Her training was clinically focused and science based, including training for assessment of posture, pain, and body movements to address these needs through massage. Grace is trained in Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Orthopedic Massage Techniques, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Thai Massage and Swedish Massage. Grace is participating in Massage Therapy Group’s in-house Neuromuscular Therapy Training program.
Grace tailors her massage approach to the individual needs of each client's unique body. She is passionate about finding ways to help relieve pain and tension in the short-term and helping clients who have lived with long-term or chronic pain and tension heal and find relief. It is extremely important to Grace to have open communication with her clients about their comfort and to evaluate whether mutually agreed upon therapy goals are being met.
Grace is nationally Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of New Jersey, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.