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Jacqueline Herbach, LMT, LMSW

Jacqueline has worked in complementary medicine for over twenty years, and has been a licensed massage therapist since 1986. She was with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine Program for five and a half years, and was Clinical Director of a not-for-profit program called The R.E.S.T Initiative in N.Y.C. The R.E.S.T Initiative provided massage therapy free of charge to patients as they underwent chemotherapy treatment. Jacqueline combines a unique blend of traditional massage therapy techniques in combination with energy and movement work. As a 500-hour registered yoga therapist, she likes to introduce clients to breathing practices that have been shown to improve lung capacity and help to induce feelings of well-being.

As a personal trainer for twenty years, certified through the American Council on Exercise, she sometimes will incorporate movement into her treatment plan depending on an individual's goals and needs. Jacqueline believes that anyone can incorporate a realistic and healthy exercise program into his or her life. Exercise has also been proven to manage harmful side effects of stress which is so prevalent in our world today. As a Pilates teacher, she has taught reformer, mat, and Cadillac and received her training through the Physical-Mind Institute in N.Y.C. Teaches group classes in Forest Hills and at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

In 2005 Jacqueline graduated from New York University with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She wanted to have a solid foundation in learning about human behavior and about how our individual personalities are affected by personal experience and the world that surrounds us. Her training as a social worker has prepared her to educate clients on how taking an active role in their healing process is key to being successful.

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Jacqueline has been written up in the New York Times. She has also been featured on several local news channels

Located in Forest Hills, NY & in Manhattan (Fridays Only)