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Mrs. Bean


Mrs. Bean is our faithful, professional people greeter and number one canine good citizen. She loves fetch, treats and kisses. She was rescued and now fully embraces her new role as a therapy dog. Everyday we wonder who rescued who?



Brenda Covell D.C.


Dr. Brenda Covell is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and brings her unique skill set and training to the Phoenix Rising family.  

Dr. Covell can add a clinical approach to your therapy.  She treats using a variety of adjustment and soft tissue techniques to address the underlying cause of pain or discomfort. Spine health is vital to overall health and proper nervous system function. Chiropractic adjustments can eliminate symptoms such as pain in the back, neck and jaw, sciatica, headaches, and low back and hip pain associated with pregnancy. Athletes can also benefit from reduced injuries and greater mobility with regular chiropractic care.

Dr. Covell will provide a detailed exam and consultation to help determine what chiropractic can do for you. 

Combining the skills of massage from the LMT's and now Dr. Brenda's unique and individualized chiropractic work, truly rounds out Phoenix Rising and brings you a holistic approach to your wellness.




erika felicetta, LMT


After a decade of experience in massage therapy, earning her degree at the New York Institute of Massage, Erika decided to embark on the rewarding and demanding career of owning and running Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork studio.  The studio first opened in the Elmwood Village, but they quickly grew out of their original location, thanks to the satisfied and dedicated clients that came back week after week.  To accommodate all their loyal clients, Phoenix Rising has moved closer to downtown Buffalo, in the newly renovated 500 Seneca St building.  Needless to say, this huge accomplishment is only one small facet of Erika's capabilities and talents.

A massage therapist for nearly a decade, she is a master of her trade.  She listens to what her clients need, and can modify her services to make sure whatever her clients are in need of for that session. They leave satisfied- whether the goal was simple relaxation or working out a tough body part that is in need of some focused attention.



Jeremy springer, LMT


Wellness is achieved through a balanced awareness of mind, body, and that which connects the two, our spirit.  Massage has been and always will be a fantastic tool to quiet, calm and rejuvenate all aspects of one's self. 

As a massage practitioner, Jeremy  aims to provide his clients with an experience that allows them to achieve this balance holistically. The services he provides include Swedish, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, and Thai / Medical Stretch and Release techniques. If you're not sure which service would be best for you, let him help you figure out which therapy would best suit your needs.

Jeremy's skills and training will help to restore balance and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.  

eric bamberg, LMT


After 25 years as a graphic designer/printer and a long history as an entrepreneur, Eric attended The New York Institute of Massage, a very science based school with a heavy focus on Myology and Neurology. His attention to detail and technical/mechanical abilities are all elements he brings to his life as an LMT.

Eric likes to break a client's physical situation down, find out what they want and need. Drawing from his past, he uses a freeform artistic approach to deliver the best of his skills,  resulting in a multi-modality session, retaining the client for the future of their physical plan. What that means is that, possibly mid session he may change hats in order to get the client a better result. The body is always changing and so should the therapy.

"Let's not forget however that massage just feel great. Depending on tolerances, I can adjust from light to very heavy pressure at your request. Whether it be a bio-mechanical dysfunction or seeking a time for relaxation, either way, I believe that I can help you." -Eric



Rachel Meade, LMT

Aspiring to be an outlet for healing, Rachel went to Ithaca in 2011 to attend the Finger Lakes School of Massage.  Her approach to bodywork is unhurried, permitting her client's time to relax. Using a fusion of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Stretching and Energy Work, Rachel hopes to bring awareness to one's body.  Drawing upon her interest for details, she creates a unique session for each client.

Monica Dulanski, LMT

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Monica has been a massage therapist since graduating from Morrisville State College in 2012. Her focus is first and foremost on the comfort of her clients, using a variety of modalities and techniques to ease into trouble spots, identify the cause, and give follow-up advice. Whether seeking massage for relaxation or therapeutic benefits, each session is tailored to the individual and the issues they present with in that moment.