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     Each body is unique. It follows that your treatment will be unique to your specific needs.

      The most important aspect of a successful treatment is Postural Assessment. This is a very powerful tool we use in every session to pinpoint the cause of the problem and to create a treatment plan that will specifically address your concerns. I will also give you Home Recomendations, and will follow up with you to ensure that you are getting your desired results whether that is recovery from injury, being able to perform daily activities with ease, pain management, or simply stress reduction. 

      Depending on your specific needs, treatment may include a combination of the modalities listed below. 


Sierra Michalkow LMT Massage Therapy NYC

Eastern Modalities


Chinese Medical Massage used in conjunction with qigong, liniments, cupping, guasha, and moxibustion. Tuina is based on the framework of traditional East Asian Medicine and uses a variety of techniques to affect meridians harmonizing imbalances in the body. (Please wear comfortable movable clothes)


Thai Massage​

Originating in Thailand, this modality combines acupressure, Ayurvedic principles, and yoga postures and stretching. (Please wear comfortable movable clothes)

This form of Korean Physical Manipulation examines a specific set of postural and orthapedic tests to pinpoint needed therapy. (Please wear comfortable movable clothes)

A traditional Chinese​ Medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. This releases toxins and stimulates blood flow to the area of concern so that healing may take place. 


A traditional Chinese​ Medical treatment in which cups are suctioned over specific areas to bring up xia (stagnant blood and debris in the interstitial layers) to the surface so that it can be returned to the lymphatic system and rid from the body. Cupping is also used to separate layers of adhesions so that layers of tissue can move along one another smoothly without inhibiting range of motion. 


A Traditional Chinese medicine therapy in which an herb called moxa (made from mugwort) is burned over specific acupoints along the channels to penetrate heat and yang where it may be deficient, and to activate the acupoint. 

Western Modalities

Laryngeal Therapy

Laryngeal Therapy/Laryngeal Manipulation works with the structures that are involved in vocal production. Treating overworked muscles surrounding the larynx can relieve voice complications such as loss of range, pain, inconsistent voice production, and more. This treatment is often combined with breath work, CranioSacral therapy, and Intra-oral massage (working inside the mouth) for treating TMJ Dysfunction.  

Swedish Massage

Traditional Western massage incorporating oils and sweeping strokes. It's great for relaxation and is used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities listed here.

Orthopedic Sports Massage​

Invigorating massage incorporating orthopedic tests and PNF techniques. Often used on injuries and on athletes both pre-event and post-event. (Please wear comfortable movable clothes)

Trigger Point Therapy​

Detection and elimination of trigger points

Myofascial Release​

Safe and very effective hands on technique that involves gently sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue layers to eliminate adhesions, restrictions, and myofascial pain.


Application of heat to treat various pathologies. A hydrocollator pad is used to allow heat to penetrate deeply into the body, warming and relaxing muscles and soft tissue for more effective therapeutic treatment. 

Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)​

Use of essental oils to activate the limbic system to promote deep healing and to enhance physical well being. 

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