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Specializing in shiatsu, she uses stretches that feel like delicious yoga moves
— Refinery 29 'The 15 Most Epic NYC Massages'

ABOUT

The architecture of your body is built as an ideal structure to facilitate movement and comfort. When things are off balance, this intrinsic system may not seem so ideal. My goal is to open some windows and provide a fresh perspective for you to change patterns in your body and mind and continually find ease. Using my long time practice of the ancient Japanese healing art Shiatsu coupled with neuroscience's latest research on changing patterns in the brain, and my experience as a dancer, I'm passionate about facilitating change that goes far beyond a session.

 

SHANDOAH ROSE GOLDMAN

Shiatsu Practioner / Somatic Educator / Certified Hypnotist / Choreographer

Shandoah Goldman is a Brooklyn based Shiatsu practitioner, specializing in teaching her clients about their bodies intrinsic movement and psychosomatic connection. She trained at the Ohashiatsu Institute (1997-2002) and Center for Integrative Hypnosis (2013). Through her experience as a dancer, macrobiotic chef and the daughter of an acupuncturist, she has developed a unique style that contributes to her thorough knowledge of the body. Passionate about inspiring profound awareness in others about the motions of the body and mind, she hopes to unleash that same awareness into the world at large. Shandoah has traveled and worked internationally in Japan, the United Kingdom, France, and Canada. She also leads workshops in Self-Shiatsu and Shiatsu for Babies in and around NYC.

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SHIATSU

JAPANESE SHIATSU Synthesizes

FLUID MOVEMENT \ GENTLE STRETCHING \ PRESSURE POINTS

Shandoah’s Shiatsu NYC, the best.
— Elena Brower, Art of attention

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Change stress & Anxiety into profound relaxation

Shift muscular-skeletal imbalance into a dynamic working alignment

Eliminate pain associated emotional stress or injury and feel comfortable and free in your body

Shift muscular-skeletal imbalance into a dynamic working alignment

Eliminate pain associated emotional stress or injury and feel comfortable and free in your body

Sessions are 60 minutes / Initial session 70 minutes

No oil is used, you will wear loose comfortable clothing

We will start with an alignment analysis, followed by hands-on work, and integrate tools to address emotional and thought patterns if needed

Rather then 'checking-out' on the futon, you will be invited to participate in your healing process

Experience lasting change which is applicable to your daily life, not just the session

LEARN MORE about shiatsu

Shiatsu is older than acupuncture and came before needles were invented. Shiatsu actually means "finger pressure" in Japanese and finger pressure is a big part of the work, as well as applying pressure with the palms and elbows, and knees and feet to free up the energy flow and create as much balance as possible. Shiatsu is traditionally done on the floor without oil and the recipient is fully clothed.  Shiatsu is useful for anything going on in the body from something internally out of balance to something structural. The body is constantly striving to come into balance and this is a fluxes state. We’re never always in balance. Shiatsu helps to bring us back to a neutral sense of well-being. We look at the body holistically rather than targeting one thing and sending all of our focus there, we’re looking at the whole story; internally, externally, the cause of what’s going on. Working with each person individually, we create a greater sense of balance and awareness in the body and mind.

schedule a session

/ a 15 minute assessment call or for more information

SHANDOAHG@GMAIL.COM \  646.671.7572

Shandoah is a body whisperer - that’s really the best way to put it. During the treatment, she enters into silent conversation with your body, and it responds by letting go. I’m so in love this this bodywork. The pain that I walk through her door with is always gone by the time that I walk out. She is so knowledgeable about how the body moves and functions. She is a true and wise healer. You will love her!
— Carla

INTEGRATIVE HYPNOSIS

experience change


There is something miraculous in the simplicity of Shandoah’s approach. She understands the subconscious’s willingness to be explored with a minimal but focused guidance on her part, and receives it with a warm and gentle confidence that enables the process to unfold naturally and feels safe. The results are powerful and undeniable, with remarkable effectiveness after just one session.
— Lune

What do you WANT to change?

 

 

you choose what needs tweaking and rearranging on a brain level and experience just how powerful change can happen when we go beyond the conscious mind filters.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Sessions last for an hour and are a combination of conversational change and deep relaxation or also known as a trance state
  • Sessions can be integrated with shiatsu which helps move the body into deeper relaxation while moving patterns which resonate in the physical anatomy.

Schedule a complimentary 20 min phone chat to see if this work is right for you.

Shandoah trained at the Center for Integrative Hypnosis in NYC (2013). A seasoned Shiatsu practioner, she brings her knowledge of the body to meet the knowledge of the mind, creating an unparalleled holistic experience of change.

Shandoahg@gmail.com

646.671.7572

My story

After years of practicing SHIATSU I have added a new angle to working with the body/mind to my palate for profound balance and change…Bringing you the powerful practice of Hypnosis to help YOU change your mind, thus your body too! It makes more and more sense as I work with the body just how connected everything going on in the brain is. I have been fascinated with the psychosomatic connection for some time and this natural evolution is so inspiring.

 

 

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA

PRIVATE + GROUP SESSIONS

 Stress less with this soothing modality to encourage a relaxed nervous system.

All sessions are slow and tailored to your specific needs


 

ALIGNMENT

Join me to find out how re-aligning your body can alleviate back, neck, knee & foot pain completely


Inspired by the notion that your ideal alignment is a moving one, influences include Contemporary Dance, Alexander Technique and Chi Gong. Sessions incorporate study on standing, sitting and walking postures. Changing the outer architecture of your body undoubtedly changes the inner emotional landscape as well, creating more ease and a pain free experience of movement and stillness.

I now automatically self correct as old patterns are easily noticed and dropped. Ever since our first session, I walk and move with a self awareness which enjoys the enlivening health of balanced posture and breath. This single session has lead to a deep shift in my life.
— DR GM, Foot Doctor

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align via walking

RE-LEARN THE BASIC MOVEMENT YOU DO DAILY

Learn to walk again from the feet up. We will look closely at the alignment principles, posture, and skeletal mechanics to move efficiently in the most basic movement-practice we do everyday; WALKING.

Through group demonstrations, video 'before & after', and a blindfolded walk, you will gain a deeper understanding of how you literally carry yourself through life and the emotional components which contribute to alignment and balance for which your body has made a pattern.

Discover, as a baby does, to walk for the first time!

 
 
See what Well + Good has to say about this work~ HERE

See what Well + Good has to say about this work~ HERE

I know this may sound dramatic. But having a session with Shandoah was LIFE CHANGING. I was in the wrong alignment purposefully for YEARS! Several adjustments and gently delivered information about my posture and my way of carrying myself and BAM! Things and everything is different! As soon as I left and walked down the street it was noticeable by random people... THANK YOU!!!
— Shane
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BABIATSU

SHIATSU FOR YOUR BABY


The human impulse of touch is especially alive as babies. Honoring this intuitive somatic intelligence and necessity for a thriving development, you will be guided through simple and effective techniques to have in your tool kit for soothing your baby before sleep, during common upsets, or just as a sweet way of connecting anytime. Inquire about workshops and link to ebook below.

BABIATSU

ON KINDLE

This book is designed as a hands-on tool to guide you in the simple practices of the ancient Japanese healing art of Shiatsu, and how those practices can be modified for use with your baby. The human impulse of touch is especially alive in babies. Honoring this intuitive, somatic intelligence is a necessity for a thriving developmental stage. You will be guided through simple and effective techniques for soothing your baby before sleep, during common upsets or just as a sweet way of connecting anytime.

PURCHASE HERE!

TESTIMONIALS

Shandoah is a gifted healer. A deep listener, she was able to discern what my issue was and gently and directly guide me to correction. Teaching me powerful tools for noticing the difference between imbalance and balance, I now automatically self correct as the bitter taste of old patterns are easily noticed and dropped. Ever since our first session, I walk and move with a self awareness which enjoys the enlivening health of balanced posture and breath. This single session has lead to a deep shift in my life.
— Dr.M
This was the best body work experience I ever had. Better than deep tissue massage. Shandoah has a magic touch. Can’t recommend this enough!
— Chana
I have experienced Shiatsu throughout Japan & South East Asia & have always compared my sessions to Shandoah’s, coming up short. Her capacity for diagnostic intuition, balancing and centering are unusually high & the overall sessions are transformative, awakening experiences. Rush to her!
— Brandi, Actress
I realize now how easily our bodies can tip out of balance and each time I visit Shandoah, I feel physically and cognitively more centered. I’m fascinated by the work and become more physically aware, relaxed and balanced after every session. Thank you, Shandoah - your expertise is absolutely invaluable
— Kristin, Dancer
I’m a violinist with persistent tendonitis and my session with Shandoah was one of the most intense, incredibly healing experiences I’ve had. I can’t wait for my next session!
— Rachel
I was introduced to Shiatsu 15 years ago when I began my chiropractic practice. It had been years since i had experienced the work. Shandoah is a talented shiatsu practitioner with an intuitive healing touch. She is compassionate and caring. Experience the amazing health benefits of Shiatsu by Shandoah.
— Robert S.
I recently had the opportunity to get treated by Shandoah and it was exactly what I needed. Upon entering her studio, the smell of lavender instantly began the relaxation process and I knew this was going to be a great treatment. I have an extremely busy schedule, which includes taking care of my son, work, school and I train martial arts 4-5 days a week, so it’s hard to get treatments as much as I should. As soon as Shandoah started though, she knew right where to go, listening to what my body was telling her. She was very open and caring and her sensitivity to what my body needed each moment was incredible. By the time I left I felt completely energized. Even with my busy schedule I will definitely make it a priority to see Shandoah again very soon.
— Alana
I was introduced to Shandoah through Bend and Bloom Yoga studio where I took one of her workshops in Shiatsu. The workshop was a wonderful experience. It was informative, laid back and a great introduction to the benefits of Shiatsu. I look forward to attending the next one in November. I then indulged and went to have a shiatsu massage with Shandoah which confirmed her highly intuitive and gifted qualities as a practitioner. I found her practice to have a wonderful flow that induced a deep sense of relaxation and invigoration. I am a dancer so have several aches and pains that needed addressing. Her experience as a dancer enabled her to fully understand all my complaints and I experienced huge shifts of energy within my body and felt things releasing as she worked on me. I left feeling calm and relaxed but also energised with a clear mind and focus. I highly recommend her to anyone who is very physically active but also to anyone who needs to unwind and let their troubles drift away.
— Meg
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of receiving a session from Shandoah and I am still feeling the profound effects in both my body and emotional state. For a few years, I have suffered with muscle tension in my psoas muscle. After my one session, I almost immediately began to feel the pain fade. Not only did she help me on a physical level, but she guided me into the deeper psychosomatic layers. She has a knack for putting people at ease and a healing touch. Highly recommend!
— Denise
Shandoah’s Shiatsu NYC, the best.
— Elena Brower, Art of Attention
I’ve had uncontrollable “sweet” cravings all my life. As I get older, It has become harder and harder to keep my weight from fluctuating wildly. I had a session with Shandoah a week ago and have had no cravings since…. So far…so good!!! I now also have tools if I do experience a craving as well the knowledge that she will be there for more sessions if i need them. This is so comforting! Thank you Shandoah
— Ronni
There is something miraculous in the simplicity of Shandoah’s approach. She understands the subconscious’s willingness to be explored with a minimal but focused guidance on her part, and receives it with a warm and gentle confidence that enables the process to unfold naturally and feels safe. The results are powerful and undeniable, with remarkable effectiveness after just one session.
— Lune
I felt gently and soothingly guided through the experience, feeling like it lasted only 15 mins or so, not the actual hour that it did. Right after the session I felt calm and relaxed. Since then I have felt the ‘craving’ much less often and when it has come up I have been immediately aware of it and able to use one of the tools you gave me to get past it, really helps and I feel quite empowered that it then helps me to focus my attention elsewhere.
— Ruby
Shandoah is a gifted shiatsu practitioner who brings with her an extensive understanding of the body through her own dance practices, a sensitive touch and very friendly and approachable persona. I have benefited greatly from her treatments, my body feels great and I appreciate her insights and advice. Go see her and she’s sure to help you along your way!
— Zoe, Acupuncturist
This summer I had 6 or 7 sessions with Shandoah. I loved the first session so much that I signed up for a series. Shandoah is skilled, professional, responsive, sensitive, knowledgeable. I can’t say enough about her work! She helped me with recurring upper back issues and with advice on making some changes to my lifestyle and diet. I plan on scheduling another series with her beginning this month!
— Delia
Shandoah knows more than just shiatsu. Have a chat with her about your pains and she’ll get to the bottom of it. So in addition to the immediate relief, you get helpful pointers on, for example, how to correct your posture to keep those pains from coming back...
— Peter
Shandoah really is a gifted shiatsu practitioner. She is a very good listener, an intuitive healer, and engages me actively in the therapeutic process during each visit, helping me to understand what’s going on in my body. I not only feel better after seeing her, but also feel as though I’ve learned something about myself that I can continue to practice while I’m sitting at my desk at work or relaxing at home. And perhaps best of all, the benefits are both mental/emotional and physical. Seeing Shandoah has been an investment I am extremely glad to have made. I can’t recommend her more strongly.
— Erin
I can honestly say that working with Shandoah changed my life. She is incredibly gifted and insightful and taught me a tremendous amount. Each session (I had four) lingered for days, as I integrated what I’d experienced into my daily life. I know I will be going back to her periodically as I have never felt so peaceful and energized as I have from her practices. She truly is amazing.
— Brenda
I have had recurring neck pain for the past two years and in one session, Shandoah not only released my whole upper back but gave me one profoundly valuable tip about my posture that has helped me release in ways I couldn’t have imagined! She is a beautiful spirit with healing hands.
— Xiemena
A few years ago I started struggling with a condition that made me loose all movement of my left hand and some on my right hand. It’s a combination of nerve damage and bad circulation that makes me constantly in pain specially on my legs - feet - arms - hands.
My first session with Shandoah was an eye opening experience. I’ve been to many doctors and none have been able to truly help.
She worked on my arms and with a combination of pressure and stimulation of the nerves I could for the first time in 4 years open my fingers! After the second session I had no pain for the entire week!
There is a lot of love in what she does and the way she does it , and that is very powerful !!!
— Ana
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CONTACT

TO BOOK A SESSION

OR SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY 20 MIN. PHONE CHAT

shandoahg@gmail.com

646.671.7572

                                  

 
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