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, 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 Rolfing® Structural Integration bodywork in a specialty Rehabilitative Medicine center. Susan completed Health and Wellness Coach certification training with Mayo Clinic, has a background in Exercise Science, and earned certification in plant-based Nutrition with Cornell. She initially learned to work on herself 20 years ago, to resolve debilitating back and neck pain.

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. In addition to hands-on bodywork, Susan incorporates posture and movement evaluation and education to help resolve chronic strain and pain.

Susan's Coaching 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 utitilizes a range of techniques including motivational interviewing 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

Service Options

Structural Integration: 10-Session Series or Individual Session

Therapeutic Massage: including Orthopedic, Prenatal, Myofascial

Integrative Health Consultations & Coaching (remote)

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

Licensure & Accreditation

  • Certified Diplomat of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (dip-IBLM)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American Colege of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP®)
  • Exercise is Medicine Credential, Level 2, ACSM
  • 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
    • Biomechanics of Alignment
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • Advanced Occupational Ergonomics

    Additional Training


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