Meet the Therapists

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).

Rachel Salzhauer BS, LMT, BCTMB, ABMP        Associate Therapist

Rachel is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage (BCTMB), a professional member of ABMP and an NJ Licensed Massage Therapist. She has provided therapeutic massage in Hunterdon county since 2010, and has been working with the the Massage Therapy Group since 2013.

Rachel began her studies with the human body (anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology) as an undergraduate studying Exercise Science at Rutgers University. Her experience (10 years) working in Corporate Fitness as a Health Fitness Specialist (Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor) fueled her desire to learn more about the human body, how it moves and its relationship to pain. Rachel's passion for health & wellness and helping people restore balance to their bodies led her to pursue a career in massage therapy.

In 2008, Rachel graduated the 625 hour Massage Therapy Program at Health Options Institute in Bethlehem, PA. Her studies included: Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Shiatsu Level 1, Aromatherapy Basics and Sports Massage. Additional coursework include Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology and Reiki Level 1. As an Associate at Massage Therapy Group Rachel has had advanced NMT training in-house.

Rachel uses a customized and integrative approach combining Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone massage and Aromatherapy.

Depatrick Lavache, AS, LMT, ABMP        Associate Therapist

Depatrick (Pat) Lavache is a New Jersey State licensed and insured massage therapist since 2000. He attended Somerset School of Massage Therapy and has worked for Hospice of New Jersey, the Maharishi Enlightenment Center, and others. To suit the needs of his clients he has trained in both Eastern and Western modalities, and is certified in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, sports, trigger point, as well as hand and feet reflexology. While at the Massage Therapy Group he aims to fulfill the needs of clients in a comfortable, nurturing, respectful and professional manner.

Depatrick is married with 2 children. He has an Associates Degree in Science (AS) from Morris County Community College majoring in Math and Physics, and is currently pursuing his bachelors degree in business at Rutgers University.

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