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Massage Therapy for Vocal Health 

& TMJ Therapy

Welcome to Lifelight Massage! As professional singers, we understand the demands that are placed on the voice in today's competitive music industry. We look at the professional voice user as an elite vocal athlete. The mission of LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC is  to provide knowledgable, compassionate therapy for rehabilitation and maintenance to help facilitate optimal vocal function. 

Thank you for your interest in vocal health. We wish you great happiness and success!

Meet the LifeLight Team

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CHRISTINE SCHNEIDER

Owner/Founder/Lead Therapist

Christine Schneider has been a pioneer for manual laryngeal therapy in the US for over a decade. Her private practice in NYC, LifeLight Massage Therapy PLLC, specializes in laryngeal and TMJ treatments for professional voice users. Working alongside New York’s top Laryngologists, Speech Pathologists and Voice teachers, she provides the manual component for vocal rehabilitation and vocal health maintenance. In addition to her practice, she created The Visceral Voice, a program and podcast which brings her passion and knowledge for vocal health, anatomy, self-massage, and movement to the wide variety of vocal athletes throughout the world.

With Taylor Techniques, Christine has extensive training in Myofascial Assessment and Release and is an approved provider and educator.

Her other specializations include, Visceral Components of the Neck and Thorax, Visceral Manipulation, and Neuromeningeal Manipulation from the Barral Institute, Treatment of Whiplash and Related Disorders, and CranioSacral Therapy.

 

She is also a certified Movement Specialist with training from The Brookbush Institute, Gray Institute, Immaculate Dissection, NASM, and the Institute for Integrative Health and Fitness Education. She is thrilled to be working as the movement coach for Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera.

Graduating from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor’s in Music in both Vocal Performance and French Horn Performance, Christine’s first expression of love for the voice was as a professional performer all around the world. She is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA, AEA, AGVA, and is a Voting Member for PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association). She is also the head of Research and on the Advisory Board for The Academy of Noise.

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SERAFINA MARTINO

Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Serafina Martino, LMT, graduated in 2011 from the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences. Serafina specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Medical, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. She is also certified in TAM MLD, The Alatriste Method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage.
Her treatment style includes a combination of these techniques.
Serafina received a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Victoria, Canada, and a Musical Theater Certification from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She was an adjunct
professor at Long Island University where she taught voice, music theory, and music appreciation. She has performed professionally in a wide variety of styles including early music, oratorio, opera, and contemporary
music throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Currently she is performing cabaret and jazz in the NYC area.
Serafina is excited to join the Lifelight team and to bring her passion of bodywork into this practice.

 

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LAUREN SADKIN

Licensed Massage Therapist

A graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in lower Manhattan, Lauren Sadkin brings a creative and diverse skill set to the ever-developing field of massage therapy. Her style of treatment is integrative, combining Deep Tissue, Thai, Acupressure, Tui na, Reflexology, Myofascial release, Sports and Swedish techniques, utilizing essential oils and stretching when indicated. Lauren is certified in Prenatal massage, through the NCBTMB. She seeks to serve clients by influencing a decrease in pain, and an increase in whole body wellness. Outside of practice, Lauren holds a BA in Theatre and Music from the University of Alabama, and has worked as an AEA actor/singer for over ten years. Lauren was drawn to massage therapy after experiencing Christine's healing and transformative work, during a medical leave while performing on tour. She is pumped and honored to be working with LifeLight in this profound work for professional voice users.  

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KARL URBAN

Licensed Massage Therapist

Karl Skyler Urban is a proud graduate of Pacific College of Health and Science. He is a firm believer in the biopsychosocial model of treatment and actively looks for opportunities to explore new ways of working with his clients based on evolving pain science and his client’s own experiences within their bodies. His integrative treatments emphasize evidence-based, soft tissue manipulation, nervous system regulation, and engaged listening, while encouraging feedback from his clients to create the most personalized session. His ultimate goal is for his clients to leave feeling refreshed and empowered about their health. Karl is also a life long theatre performer and graduated with a BFA in musical theatre from the University of Michigan in 2014. His extensive training in singing and dance give him unique insight into the way humans can rehabilitate their own bodies with the help of compassionate, hands-on care. That’s why he’s so excited to be working with LifeLight and helping other professional voice users operate at the top of their game.

website created by Adi Kozlovsky 2015

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

CHRISTINE

NYC Pricing-

30 MInute- $110

60 Minute- $175

90 Minute- $250

NYC Availability

Monday 9am-8pm 

Thursday 12:30pm-7:30pm

SERAFINA

NYC Pricing - 

30 minute - $100

60 minute - $160

90 minute - $220

NYC Availability

Monday - 10am - 4pm

Wednesday - 4pm-8pm

LAUREN

NYC Pricing-

30 minute-$100

60 minute-$160

90 minute- $220

NYC Availability

Tuesday 8:30am-3pm

Thursday - 9:30am-4pm

KARL

NYC Pricing-

30 minute-$100

60 minute-$160

90 minute- $220

NYC Availability

by appointment

 

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA

CHRISTINE

Pricing-

60 minute - $125

90 minute $185

Please email for appointment availability in East Stroudsburg office. 

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