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Professional People Greeter

Mrs. Bean

 
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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?

 

Chiropractor

Dr. Brenda Covell

 
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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.

At your initial appointment Dr. Covell will perform a detailed exam and consultation to help determine the cause of symptoms. A unique treatment plan will be developed based on the nature of issue/injury and each individual’s health goals. All chiropractic treatments are modified to each patient’s case and comfort level. Chiropractic can be beneficial for all ages - from infants to advancing age.

Collaborative care between the LMT’s and Dr. Covell will enable you to bring a holistic approach to your wellness.

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Therapists

 

erika felicetta, LMT

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Erika has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005, 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 in 2011.  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.

Erika views massage therapy as a natural extension of herself. She is a master of her trade and loves her work.  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 is accomplished. Clients leave therapy sessions with more knowledge and intuition about their bodies. Whether the goal was simple relaxation or working out a muscle group that is in need of some focused attention, Erika can help facilitate the healing process and better inform the client on what they need to do for their own self care.

 

 

Jeremy springer, LMT

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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

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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

 

 
 

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.

 
 

Keirsten Shaffer, Lmt, cpt

Keirsten is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and a comprehensively Certified Pilates Teacher through Balanced Body and Polestar International. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and also works as a healthcare marketing and public relations consultant.   In 2006, Keirsten’s marketing career was derailed when she was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. While hospitalized, her nurses and their aides would often give her massages during her worst pain. The effect of compassionate human touch was immediate and powerful. Often her pain decreased, and she was able find sleep and comfort.   She began studying Pilates (2010), yoga (2014), and massage therapy (2016) in order to offer these methods of healing to others. Her approach to the body is to assess breathing and joint mobility restrictions. With a focus on the mind-body connection, she uses an assortment of manual muscle testing, stretch and mobility techniques, soft to firm pressure, and (her favorite) acupressure. Keirsten has worked with many clients who suffer from trauma, mental health disorders, and other physical disabilities. When the body has gone through enormous stress, a person’s ability to relax is diminished, and their anxiety may prevent healing or even a good night’s sleep. Keirsten’s approach is to help clients train their mind and body to unravel tensions in a kind and calm environment.

Keirsten is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and a comprehensively Certified Pilates Teacher through Balanced Body and Polestar International. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and also works as a healthcare marketing and public relations consultant.


In 2006, Keirsten’s marketing career was derailed when she was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. While hospitalized, her nurses and their aides would often give her massages during her worst pain. The effect of compassionate human touch was immediate and powerful. Often her pain decreased, and she was able find sleep and comfort.


She began studying Pilates (2010), yoga (2014), and massage therapy (2016) in order to offer these methods of healing to others. Her approach to the body is to assess breathing and joint mobility restrictions. With a focus on the mind-body connection, she uses an assortment of manual muscle testing, stretch and mobility techniques, soft to firm pressure, and (her favorite) acupressure. Keirsten has worked with many clients who suffer from trauma, mental health disorders, and other physical disabilities. When the body has gone through enormous stress, a person’s ability to relax is diminished, and their anxiety may prevent healing or even a good night’s sleep. Keirsten’s approach is to help clients train their mind and body to unravel tensions in a kind and calm environment.