Her hands have eyes.
-Catherine Hoang Houston, TX
Thank you so much for your loving and healing touch. Your ability to simply be “present” is profoundly healing
-JM Brooklyn, NY
In combination with her unquestionable skill and knowledge of the body on all levels, physical, emotional and spiritual, make working with her a truly unique and extraordinary experience.
-Ali Golding BA(Hons) Choreographer/Dance and Pilates Instructor
Once you’ve experienced her magic, you’ll feel revived, energetic and the stress melts away.
-Kevin Howard Houston, TX
A client for numerous years, I have never been more comfortable or gained so much out of a treatment. Deirdre instantly puts you at ease. Her treatments are some of the best that I have ever had. She listens to your body and instinctively knows how to help it regain what it needs. I only wish I could go more often.
-Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
Deirdre Lovell is the one who I would pick from anywhere in the world to treat my massage therapy needs! I believe her background in dance coupled with her experience and her education all combine to make a therapist who truly knows the human body. And she always brought so much more to the table than just a physical massage.
-Anonymous Houston, TX
…. a figure of enduring inspiration, she has expanded her knowledge and serves more and more people in interconnecting circles. She has a healing heart and insight that is born from a great amount of experience. She is love.
-Sheron Wray London, England
I absolutely loved my fire and ice massage. The combination of hot and cold temperatures, smooth stones and hands-on technique created a spiritual & deep tissue massage like I’ve never had before. Thank you Deirdre for introducing it to me!
-Lauren Brill NYC
The Red Clay Body Mask was an unexpected delight. The body exfoliation began to open my spirit from head to toe. I could have done just that for an hour. Then the essential rose aroma started that put me in a trance. I vow to treat myself to this at least once a quarter. Your body and soul could never get too much.
My first experience with Deirdre Lovell, long time dance associate who became a massage therapist after initiating and enhancing her skills in Houston, Texas, happened upon her return to NYC. I believe that due to her kinetic dance abilities and excellent training even before her studies and various certifications, she already had a strong intuitive knowledge of the body, and I trusted her. Prior to “a laying on of hands”, she evaluated my body and it’s issues, charting all information for future reference.
Many of our early sessions were spent in the more “traditional” forms of massage, Deirdre combined the pressure of intuitively placed hands with a deep focus to open energy centers. This resonated through muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones. In short, I felt like a million dollars after leaving her table. She is a caring practitioner who uses all of her resources, including “going the extra mile”, investigating other possible reasons for specific body ailments. She exhausts every avenue to be fully aware of how clients are actually using their body temples.
I am an “elder “ dancer who does still perform; on many occasions Deirdre attended my performances to monitor what I was doing and my actual physical approach. Her treatments, I’m sure, have been instrumental in extending my career, allowing me to continue pursuing my dreams.
She is a skilled lecturer, with a vast knowledge of body mechanics and the relationships of the body’s systems. During two Health Fairs that I produced, she offered very inspiring talks, eloquently and simply, so that all who were present came away empowered, knowing a bit more about the temple they inhabit.
When I needed treatment for a specific injury, Deirdre consulted her books, and began an intensive rigorous regimen that over the course of four months was totally successful. Most recently she has adopted a new/old philosophy, “the body wants to be given permission and the tools to heal itself, I simply enable this process”…how fascinating to contemplate.
Deirdre continues to study, improve and augment her techniques, adding the usage of essential oil therapy and updates her practice with new information as it becomes available. She has even become Globally Certified in infant massage, which brings great joy to all involved.
I highly recommend sessions with her, the environment is welcoming the sharing and caring is exceptional and you will leave her presence much healthier than when you arrived.
I came into B&ST for my first Myokinesthetic treatment and slowly eased my way into the chair like an elderly person (seriously) I was assisted onto the table as Ms Deirdre started the Myokinesthetic treatment. What’s most memorable about my visit was having my feet worked on when I specifically came in for lower back pain. I thought “what’s going on”? That’s not where it hurts!”. When my session ended, I sat up…by myself and got off the table by myself, something I couldn’t do before without being assisted. Need I say more?
-J Ponder Brooklyn, NY
My experience with the Myokinesthetic Technique was miraculous! After suffering for 3 months with sciatica I was beginning to wonder if I needed a plan “B” for my life. I was limping, and in pain if I sat for any period of time. Deirdre arranged for me to receive 5 treatments and after the2nd one, I realized I no longer had pain running down my leg. And the treatment held! O returned for the remaining 3, but the adjustments and the alignments have allowed me to reutn to dancing & teaching and drumming! I highly recommend this treatment and Deirdre Lovell. She has given me my body back, and I am so grateful!!
-Caren Calder, NYC
I’d been ignoring mild muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders, and upper back for years. When the pain became a daily hinderance, I finally decided to do something about it. My first stop was a chiropractor. The relief he offered was intense, however, fleeting. I was back week after week, complaining of the same pains. I was spending a lot of money and feeling frustrated. Then, a friend mentioned a technique called " Myokinesthetic." Intrigued, I contacted Deirdre and we had our first session. Immediately she pointed out my wonky posture. Something no chiropractor had addressed. She targeted areas that were holding a great deal of tension. Five treatments later, I could read in bed and sit and watch TV without pain, for the first time in years. The last time I saw her was over four months ago. I would love to see her again, but I haven't needed to go back! I am forever grateful to her and this awesome technique. I would recommend her to anyone experiencing discomfort.
-Maria Washburn, NYC
Deirdre, I Have to thank you very much.
My Sciatic, lower back and hip problems never felt better. I have been pain free for a year now.
Your coaxing me to change my diet and the Myokinesthetic therapy helped me get where I'm at today. PAIN FREE!
I went to plenty of doctors they told me to take this pill and that one. All those pills did was make me loopy but the pain and stiffness always came back. The Myokin therapy works the muscle and skelton problems. The pain didn't come back nor was the pain masked. I'm still shouting your praises. Keep up the great work.
INFANT MASSAGE TESTIMONIALS
Deirdre shows patience, respect, love & warmth for the baby with great background music and a soothing voice in a relaxing environment.
She created a warm, welcoming atmosphere in the space and maintained a calm, nurturing demeanor even when faced with a room of crying babies.
Deirdre is one of the kindest and most selfless people I’ve ever met. Great Instructor!
I just want more! What an awesome experience!
I really enjoyed this class and don’t know if there is anything that would improve this already informative, interesting experience.
Very educational with informational materials. Loved that the sessions always started on time.
Deirdre is a wonderful, warm and gracious woman who truly loves and cares for both parents and children. She’s a delight to be around and helps others feel accepted and appreciated.
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