NYC Bodyworks, LLC

Manual Therapy & Lifestyle Medicine

Susan Shockett MS BCSI DIP-IBLM

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About Susan

Susan's private practice is located in Manhattan. Her clients include artists, athletes, yogis, and business professionals. A cross-sport athlete, environmental activist, and former violinist with a previous career in research/analytics and teaching, Susan brings to bear a wealth of perspective and experience. With a unique combination of skill, sensitivity and creativity, she helps her clients feel their best and enjoy active, healthy lives.

About the Work

Susan’s hands-on work is customized to individual needs, ranging from deep tissue to more subtle and gentle techniques. Her manual therapy approach is informed by advanced trainings in Western and Eastern Massage Therapy and the Dr. Ida Rolf Method of Structural Integration. She initially learned to work on herself 20 years ago, to resolve chronic neck and back pain.

Susan's coaching work is based on over 25 years of learning and experience in integrative holistic health, including a year-long teaching position grounded in developmental psychology at NYU Langone Hospital. Susan completed health and wellness coach certification training with Mayo Clinic, and is a Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional.

In addition to proving immediate support and relief for acute and chronic health issues, Susan helps her clients feel better, longer. Benefits include:

  • Reduced pain and strain
  • Improved health and fitness
  • Increased ease and alignment
  • Greater energy and wellbeing

Service Options*

Structural Integration: 10-Session Series or Individual Session

Therapeutic Massage: including Orthopedic, Prenatal, Myofascial

*Health & Wellness Coaching and Consultations (*limited-time discounts)

Gift Cards available

Scheduling & Rates

See 'Schedule Now' (also above) for service rates & descriptions

Safety precautions are required for in-person sessions

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  • BA, Columbia University
  • The School of Integrative Therapies (SI)
  • Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (MT)
  • MS, Exercise Science & Rehabilitation, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • MPH Nutrition, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy: expected 2022

Licensure & Accreditation

  • Certified Diplomat of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (IBLM)
  • Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Level 2 American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayaking Instructor
  • Advanced Certifications

    • Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell
    • Teaching Food & Nutrition, Columbia
    • Certified Coach Practioner, CCF
    • Medical Massage, Strenta Method
    • Rolf MovementĀ® Integration
    • Biomechanics of Alignment
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • Advanced Occupational Ergonomics

    Additional Training


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