Our Staff

Nick Pavoldi, A.SiP, LMT

Proprietor~Advanced Rolf Structural Integration Practitioner

Year Licensed: 1996

Specialty: Rolf Structural Integration

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Nick Pavoldi, A.SiP, LMT began his study of massage in 1995-1996 in Tampa, Florida.  In 2000-2001 he studied at the Guild for  Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado, and Kauai, Hawaii. Combining his wellness philosophy with his entrepreneurial ambitions, in 2006, Nick started Bodywork Professionals in Latham, New York, as a dedicated massage and bodywork studio. Nick chose to prioritize practitioner skills and massage expertise over creating an exclusive spa environment, a choice his clients have valued ever since.

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Amy Alcaide (Adams), LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2012

Specialty: Thai Yoga Massage

Location: Latham

Amy Alcaide (formerly Adams), LMT has a professional dance background in New York City. She currently holds the title of  “Hardest Working Girl in the Healing Arts” as she is a full time yoga instructor, dance instructor, and popular massage therapist. She is a great gift giver and creative dresser. Amy is full of beauty and joy.

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Kathleen Gates, LMT

Senior Staff Specialist

Year Licensed: 2000

Specialty: Craniosacral Therapy

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Kathleen Gates, LMT, BCST has been a long time friend personally and professionally. She is an extraordinarily skilled therapist who is nurturing and understanding. Kathleen has completed a three year Craniosacral training with Turtleback Craniosacral. As her passion expands, she looks to reach clients with acute challenges and past unresolved injuries. This includes those with migraines, post-surgical concerns, soft tissue injuries, and accidents. Life stays busy with three spirited children and a super cool husband.

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Lindsay Harvey, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2005

Specialty: Deep Tissue Massage

Location: Latham

Lindsay Harvey, LMT has quickly become one of our most popular staff members. She had been a long time friend and though a wonderful stroke of luck we now have her on staff. Lindsay is a country girl and cares for her amazing garden on her sprawling acreage outside Saratoga Springs. Lindsay’s work is resolute, professional and reliable. She has over a decade of experience and brings a caring, sophisticated approach to her work.

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Heather Kenneally, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2003

Specialty: Integrative/Inclusive Massage

Heather Kenneally, LMT has a professional dance background and that naturally evolved into Pilates, that evolution continued to Gyrotonic and she is an currently advanced instructor at The Pilates Principle.  Heather’s work draws on her experience of dance, movement and Gyrotonic to create a type of work all her own.

Heather is a continual student of the body and its amazing resilience and complexity. Heather is  really enjoying teaching Gyrotonic at Gyrotonic Albany and is thrilled to be working at Bodyworks with Nick and his amazing staff.

As a person, Heather is both deep and light, brilliant and nutty, caring and funny at the same time. She has two beautiful daughters who keep her and her husband on their toes.

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Rebecca Morris, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2003

Specialty: Thai Massage

Location: Latham and Saratoga

There simply is no way to describe the light that Becky brings to a room. She first entered Bodyworks all effervescent and full of jazz and has been that way every single day since. Through thick and thin, even when she lost her home to fire in December of 2014. Rebecca recently obtained her Masters degree in public health and has a beautiful young son.

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Francine “Frankie” Smith, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2008

Specialty: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Shoulders

Location: Latham

Francine “Frankie” Smith, LMT walked into Bodyworks with a baby on her hip and said this is where she wanted to work. She is a mother of two energetic youngsters and a Tai Kwon Do black belt. Her work is well suited to athletes and rehabilitation as well as providing nurturing support to mothers with her skill in pre and post natal massage.

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Erika Hill, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2017

Specialty: Swedish and Deep Tissue

Location: Latham

Erika Hill, LMT is a  graduate of the Center For Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.  Erika was drawn to the field of massage therapy to help people reduce their need for medication. By providing massage for managing pain and stress reduction, she helps clients more holistically.  She finds the human body fascinating, massage therapy has only strengthened her interest.

 

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Katelyn Madison, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2011

Specialty: Swedish and deep tissue massage

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Katelyn graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness in 2011, and has been practicing in the Capital District since then. She has worked with a diverse clientele offering Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports massage. Her gentle approach and attention to individual clients needs is well received with clients who have noted improvements at each session.

 

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Rose Cotrofeld, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2015

Specialty: Swedish and Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu Massage

Location: Latham

Rose Cotrofeld, LMT is a staff therapist at Bodywork Professionals. She earned her Associates Degree in Occupational Science and Massage Therapy.

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Sarah Masterson, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2009

Specialty: Deep Tissue

Location: Latham and Saratoga Springs

Sarah Masterson, LMT graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY in 2009, and hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology. She has a “life long passion for Health & Wellness. Massage is a body, mind and spirit experience. My job as a therapist is to hold the space for your body to heal, your spirit to be present, and your mind to relax. I believe our bodies have the capacity to heal themselves. I am merely the facilitator of the healing process, tapping into the body’s innate wisdom through massage.”

Sarah believes self-care is crucial to a healthy, happy, balanced body. In our busy American lifestyles it can be a struggle for some to conscientiously make the time to slow down, be open to receive, let go of the stresses of daily life, and leave behind the things that no longer serve us to be our best selves. Massage allows this space. Her goal as a massage therapist is to bring you back into your body and feel your beautiful humanness of this life experience.

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Makala Gatta, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2012

Specialty: Deep Tissue and Sports Massage

Location: Saratoga

Makala Gatta, LMT  graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness in 2012. As our newest addition to the Bodywork Professionals staff, Makala will be practicing massage from our Saratoga location.

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Anne Erickson, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2017

Specialty: Swedish & Deep Tissue

Location: Latham

Anne Erickson, LMT has joined the Bodywork Professionals’ team. She enjoys the atmosphere of client service and professional growth that Bodywork Professionals offers. This has allowed her to learn new skills while focusing on comprehensive body work for each client.  Anne will be practicing in our Latham location.

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Steven Wemple, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 1988

Specialty: Swedish, Deep Tissue

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Steven Wemple, LMT, is a legendary therapist in Saratoga Springs. With 30 years experience, his skill set and longevity have created a following in Upstate New York. His unique style and approach makes him suitable for working with a wide variety of clients. From those seeking the benefits of restorative Swedish massage to Deep Tissue he is beloved by his clients. His skill set even includes Thai massage.

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Robin Cristaldi, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2019

Location: Latham and Saratoga

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Andrew Alvarado

Andrew Alvarado, BCSI, LMT

Structural Integration Practitioner

Year Licensed: 2014

Specialty: Anatomy Trains Structural Integration

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Andrew began his professional career as a Mechanical Engineer with the United States Navy onboard a submarine stationed in Pearl Harbor. During his last few years on active duty Andrew developed a daily yoga practice and in his search to find easier movement in his own body he was led to the world of bodywork. Andrew found Nick, the proprietor of Bodywork Professionals, and by the end of their first session together, Andrew knew that he wanted to be a structural integrator too. Andrew completed his Structural Integration training with Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains Structural Integration (ATSI) and in 2015 became a Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI). Through Structural Integration, Andrew’s clients often find relief from pain and ease in both standing and moving, they also gain the knowledge and the confidence to find their own answers. Andrew believes that life is much easier when it’s much easier to move.

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Seth Schwartzbach

Specialty: Myofascial release and Deep Tissue Massage

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Seth is a recent graduate from the Center for Natural Wellness in Albany, New York. Seth has worked with sound healing and has been a Reiki practitioner since 2017 and wanted to expand his practice to include the physical body. He provides Swedish and Deep Tissue massage which promotes a sense of comfort and relaxation with the therapeutic benefit of increasing range of motion and ease of movement. He is very interested in myofascial release and working with the body’s connective tissue to alleviate pain and stiffness.

 

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Allison Menter, LMT

Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2019

Location: Latham and Saratoga

Allison Menter recently graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness school of Massage Therapy in June 2019. Allison came to Bodywork Professionals with an eagerness to learn and a desire to help others using the most effective and beneficial bodywork for each individual client. She believes that physical, mental and spiritual health are of the utmost importance and is thrilled to have found a career that aligns with these values. Based on a strong foundation in Swedish, Deep Tissue and eastern modalities, Allison plans to pursue advanced training in Thai massage. She is also trained in serving clients that are pregnant or post-partum with Pregnancy massage.

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Roni Robinson, LMT

Senior Staff Therapist

Year Licensed: 2004

Specialty: Deep Tissue Therapy

Location: Saratoga

Roni’s curiosity for the relationship of body, mind and the soul inspires her life as well as her work. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Endicott College in 1999, she went on to study Massage Therapy at Finger Lakes School of Massage in 2003. In 2005 she moved to Los Angeles where she continued her bodywork practice for 15 years. Roni has since returned to her hometown, Saratoga Springs, and has joined our staff at Bodywork Professionals. Bringing years of experience and dedication to the healing process, she provides each client with their own unique, tailored session experience. Roni is licensed in both NY and CA and is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

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