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About

Our Team

Andrew Abramson, LMT, MSW

Owner

Andrew is a graduate of The Cortiva Institute, and is certified in Corrective Massage Therapy; Sports Massage Therapy; Myofascial Release; Cranial-Sacral Therapy; and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy.® He works with professional and Division I athletes, adults, adolescents, children, and infants. Prior to studying massage, Andrew was a psychotherapist and earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an educator, and has instructed students on ethics, techniques, and the practice of professional massage.

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Carol Gethers, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Carol is a licensed Massage Therapist with an emphasis in Structural Integration. Before joining Synergy in 2008, she taught anatomy and physiology at Anthem Institute and supervised their Massage Clinic. Carol received her formal education at the University of Pennsylvania where she focused on neuro-psychology. She brings over 20 years of body-work practice, an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and her experience as a competitive athlete to her integrated practice. Carol also maintains a daily meditation practice is a certified yoga instructor.  As of 10/01/2019, Carol is on hiatus indefinitely.

Sandi King, M.Ed.

C.H.E.K Exercise & Holistic Life Coach

In 2013 I made a life changing decision, as I began my coursework at the C.H.E.K Institute.  Prior to my studies, I was like many people I know, living with chronic pain, inflammation, digestive issues, and interrupted sleep.   After a very successful training, and the early years of working with clients in functional movement and lifestyle coaching, I was introduced to Guy Voyer, D.O., a French Osteopath.  Through my extensive eduction with Guy, I utilize specific, groundbreaking and scientifically proven exercise techniques including, but not limited to, ELDOA, Segmental Strengthening, Proprioception, and Myo-Fascial Stretching, to reduce pain, improve clients’ posture, improve sports performance and overall well-being.  I work in both group classes and 1-on-1 with clients and have seen consistent improvement in clients’ physical health and well-being.  I too no longer live in chronic pain, as I practice the exercise methods and healthy lifestyle techniques of both great educators daily.  

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Jennifer Geiger, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jennifer has been a massage therapist since 1990. She has pursued a lifelong interest and study in holistic, natural, bodywork therapies. Her approach and focus is both physical and energetic. She customizes each session with an integrated, intuitive blend of techniques tailored to address your specific needs. Jennifer is trained is a wide array of modalities, including: Therapeutic massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Craniosacral, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Reiki, and Reflexology.

Michael Horne, DPT

MFR Therapist and Corrective Exercise Coach

Michael is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Myofascial Release Therapist. Mike also specializes in yoga, general strength, and kettlebell training. Michael's treatment approach uses a wide variety of movement-centered applications to enable personal and physical growth. Clients can expect to gain advanced knowledge and training in movement, rehabilitation, and functional integration. He also offers tools to help access the limitless potential of the mind body connection. In his spare time, Michael enjoys Bachata, surfing, snowboarding, skiing, and yoga

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Shanda Harris, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Shanda loves to incorporate relaxation massage with deep tissue work, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. Shanda decided to become a massage therapist because she loves helping people. She completed her massage therapy training at Anthem Institute in 2009, where she was awarded the Best All-Around Massage Therapist; she also plans to expand her knowledge of aromatherapy healing and herbal medicine. Prior to working with Synergy, Shanda received her B.A. in Entrepreneurial Studies, with a minor in French language and culture from Eastern University.

Julie Golldberg, CPT

MFR Therapist 

Julie is a lifelong student of movement and the human body and loves to share what she learns with her clients. She has studied Myofascial Release with John Barnes and other corrective modalities with Dr. George Russell, D.C. She is a certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor, holds a B.A. in Dance from the University of Oregon and is a dance facilitator and performer. Julie enjoys working with a wide range of people, including those healing injuries, dealing with chronic conditions, those looking to enhance athletic performance, and people who just want to feel better.

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Darcy Nick, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Herbal Therapist

Darcy trained as a massage therapist at the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2000 where her studies focused on Swedish, deep tissue therapy, neuromuscular therapy and structural balancing and assessment as well as myofascial therapy, reflexotherapy, motion palpation, and visceral massage. She is also a certified traditional western herbalist who studied herbalism in Colorado and also at the Eclectic Institute of Herbal Medicine.Darcy guides and teaches her clients as she works with them so that they can be empowered with the knowledge of how to listen to their body and how to give it what it needs.

Justin Ogalesco, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

After discovering a love for bodywork Justin attended and graduated from The Cortiva Institute. Justin blends different techniques to provide a variety of massage styles including Swedish/Relaxation, PNF stretching, and Deep Tissue. Justin has intuitive touch and a knack for locating problem areas. Always listening to his client’s needs, he customizes the session with a calming or heavy hand. The process of restoring movement is Justin’s passion. As an avid hiker and a former school athlete he believes movement is the key to a great and healthy lifestyle.

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Tammy Green, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

With over 30 years in the fitness industry, both as an instructor and personal trainer, Tammy has a deeper understanding of the body, injuries (her own included), and improving wellness. In 2003, she expanded her scope of practice to become a licensed massage therapist. Eventually Tammy focused on myofascial release (seven courses in the John Barnes Method of MFR) and found her next path in the wellness spectrum.  In addition to fitness and caring for others, Tammy loves crafting, travel, meditation, and her cats, Buddy and Angel.

Rayne Reiter, LMT

Licensed Massage Therapist

Rayne is a graduate of The Cortiva Institute in King of Prussia, PA.Rayne is trained in the following: Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Release, Sports Massage, and Myofascial Release. She currently works with professional and collegiate Division I sports teams. Rayne is the official massage therapist for the Philadelphia 76ers.

As a former athlete, she is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy and continues to further her education through post-graduate classes.
 
Effective 10/12/19, Rayne will be on a very limited schedule due to her commitment to the Sixers.

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Stacy Abramson, MSW

Owner   

Stacy graduated from Syracuse University in 1996, and from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work in 1998. She became a licensed esthetician and makeup artist in 2002.  In 2005, she became co-owner and operational manager of Synergy, where she learned her managerial, accounting and finance skills. In 2016, Stacy became the first full-time executive manager of SoundWaves Custom Home Integration, and helped an already well-respected and admired local company achieve even greater success. In her free time, Stacy loves spending time with her family, working out and reading.

Professional Affiliations & Training

Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy

AMTA

C.H.E.K Institute

ELDOA Method

Unite for HER

John F. Barnes Approach for Myofascial Release

Dr. Barry Gillespie's Methodology for Cranial-Sacral Therapy

American Red Cross

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet

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