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Barbara, Kerri and Marla
Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy offers you only the top of the line Licensed Massage Therapists and Estheticians. We are dedicated professionals who pride ourselves in work with specific medical conditions. In addition, we don't believe in using the word "just" before the word "relaxation!" We offer bi-weekly in house training and give our therapists incentives to further their education outside of our office as well. Our therapists have diverse backgrounds and therefore, offer a wide variety of modalities. They are client focused, skilled, and have a genuine passion for healing and improving ones health.

Staff Biographies

 
Marla Kaplan-Pelle
N.Y.S. Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lymphedema /Lymphatic Therapist, Director.
A graduate of the Swedish Institute, Marla opened Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy in February 2000. She counts her blessings that she has been given a wonderful staff and the ability to help the community. She specializes in Medical Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage (used for treating lymph and edema related conditions.) Outside of massage, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in addition to riding her motorycle, bird watching and dabbling in photography.
 
Licensed Massage Therapists
Here at Hands on HealthCare Massage Therapy and WDS, we work on a depth scale of one to five. Five would be the deepest level- One would be a very light touch. Each therapist has a corresponding number next to their biography.

Jolie
Head Spa Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
Jolie has been with us since March 2001 leaving only briefly in November 2001 to give birth to her beautiful daughter, Natalie. Jolie graduated from New York College of Holistic Health Education in 1999. Her specialties include Swedish, Medical and Pregnancy Massage. In her spare time she likes to keep fit through weight training, walking and Yoga. Her favorite job is being a mom to her two kids. Jolie works on a depth scale of 3-3.5.

Jody
Head Medical Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist.
Jody graduated from New York College of Health Professions in 2007. She specializes in Swedish and Pre-natal massage. When she's not working or caring for her husband and two children, she enjoys gardening and knitting. Jody works on a scale of 4-4.5

Katie
Head Event Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
Katie joined us in July 2009. She graduated from New York College in 2004.Katie specializes in medical massage and you will often see her at our outside event through our Mobile Spa Services. She works on a scale of 4-4.5

Vicki
Licensed Massage Therapist
Vicki has worked here since May 2009. She graduated from New York College in December 2004. When she's not working as an LMT, she's busy with her home life and her many friends, She works on a scale of 4-4.5

Brenda
Licensed Massage Therapist
 When she's not working as a massage therapist, you can find her cutting hair or taking care of her grandchildren! She works on a scale of 2.5-3.

Michelle
Licensed Massage Therapist.
Michelle can only be found here on Saturday afternoons and an occasional evening. She is a chemist by day and mother by night! She gives an amazing massage. Michelle works on a level of 4-4.5

Lorelle
Licensed Massage Therapist
Lorelle has been working here as an LMT since May of 2010. She graduated from NY College in December 2009. Lorelle loves helping people feel better and Lorelle certainly doesn't believe in the word "just" before the word "relaxation." Lorelle works on a scale of 4-4.5

Carol
Licensed Massage Therapist
Carol has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and teaches Pilates and Aqua Aerobics. She has been an LMT for 15 years and specializes in Swedish, Sports and Advanced Medical Massage. Carol works on a scale of 4-4.5

Anne Marie
Licensed Massage Therapist
Anne Marie is a die heart NY Yankee Fan who loves Rock and Roll music. She loves to help people relax and appreciates 90 minute sessions. Helping people feel good keeps a smile on her face! AnnMarie works on a scale of 2.5-5
 
Kim
Licensed Massage Therapist
Kim has years of experience being a Nursing Aide at a local hospital and brings her nurturing and medical experience to each and every client. She specializes in Medical Massage, but truly appreciates the benefits of relaxation massage. Kim works on a scale of 4-4.5

Andrea
Licensed Massage Therapist 
Andrea graduated from NY College in 1999. Andrea started working at Hands On when Marla first opened up. She left for a period of time to have a family and now lives a very fulfilling life as a full time mother and party time massage therapist. Andrea works on a scale of 3-3.5

Wayne
Licensed Massage Therapist
Wayne is a great therapist to come see on the weekends. He can also be found studying at Stony Brook. He gives a great relaxation massage. Wayne works on a scale of 4-4.5

Monica
Licensed Massage Therapist
Monica graduated from NY College in 2009. Since then, Monica's skills have been rapidly developing and she has found a comfortable home here at Hands On. Being extremely outgoing, Monica loves to get out and have a good time, but also knows when to get serious as she works three different jobs. When she's not busy helping others, Monica busies herself with Gangster Rap Concerts, Tupperware Parties and watching Ultimate Fighting. Monica works on a scale of 4-4.5

Carrie
Licensed Massage Therapist
Carrie had joined up with Hands On years ago. She left for awhile to focus on her family, but now she is back! When Carrie is not busy here, she is preoccupied with her fulfilling life as a mother and wife. Carrie works on a scale of 3-3.5
 
 
Carlos
Licensed Massage Therapist
Carlos graduated from NY College in 1997. He also has a Bachelor's of Science in Biology. He enjoys doing medical massage and is skilled in myofascial work. Carlos works on a scale of 3.5-4.5
 
Claudia
Licensed Massage Therapist
Claudia is a recent graduate of NY College. When she is not busy here, she is taking care of her 2 year old son.
 
 
Licensed Esthetians

Vicki
Our licensed massage therapist that is also a skilled licensed esthetician, which is a wonderful combination. Her facials contain lots of wonderfully sedating massage strokes. Watch out stress, Vicki is here!

Joy
This is the second time Joy has joined the staff at  Hands On. Joy has always been interested in cosmetics, particularly after selling cosmetics part time. After starting to work at Hands On as an office assistant, she became interested in esthetics and decided to pursue a career in the field. She enjoys learning more about cosmetics and skin care and is licensed to do esthetics, waxing, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal. She has been a great re-addition to the Hands On Skin Care Division.

Elaine
With 13 years of experience, Elaine has become very popular at Hands On. Ever since she was a child she has wanted to be in a profession where she can help people look and feel healthy. Her mother was a cosmetologist and hairdresser so it was only natural that Elaine follow in her mother's footsteps. Elaine is a very skilled esthetician and is even introducing something very new to Hands On, permanent cosmetics, which she has also been practicing with much success this past 13 years.

JoAnn
This is a second career for JoAnn. She left an office job to work for makeup companies Mary Kay and Arbonne where she became passionate about esthetics and skin care. JoAnn then decided to attend the NY institute of Beauty. She enjoys helping people look and feel as good on the outside as they do on the inside. JoAnn is also currently attending school to become a Licensed Massage Therapist as well.

Office Staff

Barbara

Office Manager

Barbara has been with HOHCMT since April 2001. She is happily married and has 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and yoga in addition to spending time at the gym and she loves to travel. She is a pleasure to have working here.

 

Jeremy

Office Assistant

Has moved to sunny Delray Beach, Florida, but he always has a job here.

 

Kerri

Office Assistant

Kerri has worked at HOHCMT since February 2009. She is currently going to school to be a Licensed Massage Therapist. She also works at a school with the developmentally delayed. Kerri is a huge asset to the company; she is responsible for Medical Billing and Insurance issues on top of making sure the office is running efficiently. Now you know who to call! Take a look around the spa and when you see those "special touches" you can probably assume that Creative Kerri created the beauty.

 

Erika

Office Assistant

Erika has worked at HOHCMT since March 2009. She recently graduated from Stony Brook University. While her heart is in medicine, she has diverse talents and is considered to be Hands On technical support, customer care, and communications manager. Erika also enjoys playing rugby and staying active with extracurriculars such as adult obstacle courses and hang gliding.

 

Bianca

Office Assistant

Bianca has been with Hands On since February of 2012. She is attending SUNY Farmingville for Health Studies. She is open to all the opportunities that the future has to offer. When she is not busy working or studying, Bianca busies herself with drag racing, mountain climbing and parasailing.

 

Damien

Office Assistant

Damien make look familiar to you! If you met Marla's husband, you'll know what we mean! When Damien isn't at the front desk, he's usally busy with college. He is a freshman at Old Westbury!