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Jackie has had a varied career that has brought her much joy. As a child, she loved to entertain and make people laugh. As a native New Yorker, dance and theater were a part of her life from an early age, and she graduated with a BFA in theater. Jackie has also had an interest in fitness and nutrition since childhood. In her mid-20's she became interested in exploring health issues even more and became a licensed massage therapist. She now has certifications in personal training, yoga, Pilates, and Reiki. In 2005, she received her Masters of Social Work to further her knowledge of the mind-body connection. She works with varied populations and loves helping others to discover this connection within themselves. Jackie is still a big advocate of humor and creativity, and she brings this into her work. She feels most rewarded by making people laugh, and she thinks it is one of the best gifts she can offer to others to promote healing and well-being.
Specialties & Expertise
- Massage Therapy
- Pilates Exercise
- Ericksonian Hypnosis
Jackie Herbach has been a licensed massage therapist since 1986 and has worked in spas, corporate environments, and hospitals, including NYU Cancer Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Clinic. At MSKCC she worked with both inpatients and outpatients and provided numerous services, including massage, yoga, meditation, stress management, and self-hypnosis. She worked with both adults and children. In her work at NYU, she was clinical director of the non-for-profit initiative, The Rest Initiative.
Jackie is also a licensed Master of Social Work (NYU) and incorporates traditional social work methods into her work. She has worked in corporate environments such as Solomon Brothers, Met Life, and Goldman Sachs as a personal trainer and yoga instructor. She taught at Integral Yoga Institute here in NYC for five years, and has presented many workshops on health issues for organizations such as March of Dimes, Fordham University, Gilda's Club, and the 92 Street YMCA. She has taught Pilates at the Hospital for Special Surgery in their Rehabilitation department, both in individual and group settings. Currently, she is receiving her certification in Craniosacral Therapy, another bodywork technique that is well known for helping individuals with migraines, chronic neck tension, and TMJ.