Licensed Massage Therapist, Ms/Ac
Grant is a massage therapist, acupressurist and healer. He uses a wide variety of globally influenced skills to create custom, integrated treatments for the people in his care.
Starting with Reiki and other energy therapies, Grant found his calling and went on to become a licensed massage therapist, honing his skills at a five star spa in New Paltz, New York, for 10 years.
He went on to study acupuncture at Tristate College of Acupuncture in Manhattan. While at Tristate, Grant studied Zheng Gu Tui Na - a Chinese style of massage - in addition to various styles of acupuncture and eastern medicine, including a specific Japanese style; Kiiko Matsumoto (KM) style, which emphasizes the use of fascial communication and "reflex zones" throughout the body to treat many conditions.
After receiving his masters degree in acupuncture, Grant spent three years interning in KM style and one year in a mentorship program learning "Five Element Alchemical" style techniques. Grant takes these and other forms of acupuncture treatments and converts them to non-needle, acupressure techniques. He has also studied Meridian Massage, Ablon - a Filipino style of massage- and Cherokee bodywork techniques.
Interested in pushing the boundaries of massage, Grant left spa work to focus on gathering private clients while running a clinic for Parkinson’s disease. He now practices exclusively in his New Paltz office and is currently a Thwaza in training to be a traditional African ancestral healer.
I’ve been been doing my work for nearly 20 years and I’ve never done the exact same thing twice. Most of my clients are repeat clients and I’ve never worked on the same person twice. That straw that breaks the camel’s back is not more important than the rest of the weight already there. When people come to see me because something goes awry, it’s the whole person that needs to be seen.
Everything tells a story. I listen and help the body heal.
Every treatment begins with a consultation/intake to determine just what we’re doing that day. Naturally, the first time we work together, this will take a little longer. I want to be respectful of your time so let me know if you have time constraints. The body works in breaths, not seconds, so an hour session is going to be at least an hour but more like an hour’ish’. The first treatment is therapeutic and diagnostic as we figure out just how to move in a healing direction.
I have far too many people to list who have helped and inspired me to become a healer. Everyone who comes in to my healing space and allows me to continue this work professionally is an inspiration and I work in humble gratitude of that.