Sonia Tatninov

  • NY License #: 025556

Don't let your Symptoms take control of you --- Take Control of Your Symptoms!

My interest in geriatric and palliative massage started back in my teens. Growing up, I had close relationships with many of the elders in my family and was raised largely by my Grandmother. I often found myself bothered by the physical and psychological challenges that so often accompany aging and chronic illnesses. An enthusiast of massage, yoga and meditation, I knew how effective these practices could be in the reduction of both pain and anxiety. In my effort to bring every Senior and cli...

My interest in geriatric and palliative massage started back in my teens. Growing up, I had close relationships with many of the elders in my family and was raised largely by my Grandmother. I often found myself bothered by the physical and psychological challenges that so often accompany aging and chronic illnesses. An enthusiast of massage, yoga and meditation, I knew how effective these practices could be in the reduction of both pain and anxiety. In my effort to bring every Senior and client dealing with chronic illness to a more balanced sense of self, I have created Tulena Wellness. The name Tulena comes from a combination of my Grandmother’s name, and my culture's name for flower, to symbolize my hope for the blooming of a future that involves a new, gentler approach to aging and illness.

An Honors graduate of Oberlin College, I spent my first few years in NYC pursuing an acting career. I then settled down to start a family and decided to use that time to finally pursue my longtime interest in massage therapy, studying for two years at the highly regarded Swedish Institute, and earning an AOS Degree in Massage Therapy.  

I am a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), with certifications in Geriatric Massage, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD). My experience includes providing relief to clients with chronic pain conditions at a Chiropractic office, as well as providing the ultimate in relaxation massage at the luxury Auriga Spa at The Setai Fifth Avenue Hotel (US News Best Hotels, #1 in NYC, 2012 & 2013). I also use massage to provide stress reduction and pain relief to clients with complicated medical conditions, serving as credentialed voluntary clinical staff at the Geriatric and Palliative Care Center at Mount Sinai (2013 US News Best Hospitals, #2 in Geriatrics). In addition, I work regularly at several senior centers across the city.

I bring my experience working with aging and chronically ill populations, my experience bringing relief to those with chronic pain and injuries, and my compassion for the unique obstacles that the Senior population faces, to create for you a relaxing, nurturing, cooperative atmosphere. My intent is to have you leave your session feeling better, and more empowered, than when you came in. 

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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Sonia D. Tatninov, LMT (Independent Contractor)

Licenses
Massage

NY # 025556

Education
2011

Swedish Institute

AoS, Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Voluntary Medical Staff at Mount Sinai Hospital's Geriatric & Palliative Care Dept

Provided patients relief from pain & anxiety through Massage, Reiki and Guided Meditation.

Spa

The Setai Fifth Avenue / Langham Place Hotels

Massage Therapist at Luxury Spa at The Setai Fifth avenue/ Langham Place Hotel (US News Best Hotels, #1 in NYC, 2012 & 2013)

Chiropractic

Riverdale Wellness

Provided therapeutic massage to clients with Workplace, Automobile and Repetitive Motion Injuries.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Other
  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Massage
  • Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage

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