NYC Bodyworks, LLC

Manual Therapy & Lifestyle Medicine

Susan Shockett MPH MS LMT

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About the Work

Susan’s Manual Therapy work is customized to individual needs, ranging from deep tissue to more subtle and gentle techniques. Her approach is informed by advanced trainings in Western and Eastern Massage Therapy and the Dr. Ida Rolf Method of Structural Integration, among other modalities. In addition to hands-on bodywork, Susan incorporates posture and movement exploration to help resolve chronic strain and pain.

Susan's Consulting work is based on over 25 years of education and experience in integrative Holistic Health, including a teaching position grounded in developmental psychology at NYU Langone Hospital. She draws on a range of evidence-based techniques and extensive lifestyle medicine knowlege to help clients optimize their health and improve their lives.

In addition to providing 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

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, 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.

Her professional experience includes Therapeutic Massage with elite athletes at Chelsea Piers Fitness, and Rolf Structural Integration bodywork in a specialty Rehabilitative Medicine clinic. Susan is a board certified Exercise Physiologist and Health & Wellness Coach, and a diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She initially learned to work on herself over 20 years ago, to resolve debilitating back and neck pain.

Service Options

Manual Therapy Techniques

Rolf Structural Integration

Body-Mind Health Consulting (remote)

Gift Cards available

Scheduling & Rates

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

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

Licensure & Accreditation

  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NBCTMB)
  • Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Certified Diplomat of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (dip-IBLM)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP®)
  • Exercise is Medicine Credential, Level 2, ACSM
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Level 2 ACA Kayaking Instructor
  • Advanced Certifications

    • Wellness Coach, Mayo Clinic
    • Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell
    • Advanced Occupational Ergonomics
    • Certified Coach Practitioner
    • Biomechanics of Alignment
    • Rolf Movement® Integration
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • Medical Massage

    Additional Training


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