Avra Blieden is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She is proud to be a Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist and an Authorized Jin Shin Do® Teacher. She is also a certified practitioner by AOBTA, the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia. Avra has additional certification as a Reflexologist by the American Reflexology Certification Board. She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage in Manhattan. Avra has been working in this field for over twenty years in multiple settings, such as chiropractic offices and sports clubs (Metrofit, Pelham, NY, New York Sports Club, Mamaroneck, NY,and Total Fitness,Scarsdale, NY ). She enjoyed having an office at The Yoga Sanctuary in Mamaroneck for ten years. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients, from top athletes to people living with chronic pain.
It is Avra's third season working as a practitioner at the Omega Wellness Center in Rhinebeck, NY. She is also a board member with the Tristate Reflexology Association.
Avra’s practice has continually evolved with her desire to help people in a holistic way. Her love of movement (from her early years in performing and teaching modern dance) led her to pursue Qi Gong as an additional tool for balancing energy.
Avra would like to acknowledge that she feels honored by all the people that have crossed her path over the many years, sharing their stories, pains and joys.