East Village Spa is not a “spa” in the traditional sense, with a front desk and a steam room. It is a small, zen-like private healing space, where Emma provides affordable, personalized massage therapy sessions for women only.
Emma McGregor-Mento is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, offering client centered, therapeutic massage. Emma hails from Australia, and has called NYC home for the past 20 years. Since earning an Assoc. Degree in Occupational Studies from the Swedish Institute, Emma has studied: Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Massage, Thai Massage, Craniosacral Therapy (Upledger Institute and Biodynamic) Myofascial Release, and facial gua sha.. Emma is an ARCB Board Certified Reflexologist, Certified in Peri-Natal Massage, Certified in Mehta Facelift Massage, and is a Reiki Master.
Emma believes that massage therapy plays an essential role in improving one’s quality of life on a physical and emotional level. She believes that preventative medicine is the best medicine – and together with nutrition and exercise, bodywork is integral to a healthy life.
Private massage therapy practice since January 2007. Emma has also worked at the 5-star Spa at The Mandarin Oriental NYC, and Shibui Spa at The Greenwich Hotel.