Centre Ave. Massage & Spa Therapists
Cindy McCormick - BS, LMT, Co-Owner
Cindy has over 30 years of massage and bodywork experience. She holds certifications in:
- Orthopedic Massage for Pain Management (James Waslaski)
- Thai Yoga Massage (Lotus-palm)
- Active Release Technique (ART)/Upper & Lower Body
- Active Isolated Stretching (AIS).
Cindy also has advanced training in Kinesiotaping and Myofascial Release (John Barnes method) and also offers deep tissue, prenatal, visceral manipulation, hot stone & reflexology massage.
She considers it a privilege to be able to help weekend warriors and professional athletes work toward their performance goals by employing excellent assessment skills, proven bodywork techniques for improved movement and pain reduction, and by educating her clients on how to stay balanced between visits. Cindy traveled to the Detroit and Tampa Bay Pittsburgh Steeler superbowls to work with her clients before the game, and hopes to get to another one soon!
License Number: MSG004330
Rebecca Householder - LMT, Co-Owner
A graduate of Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy’s basic and advanced programs, Becky went from being Centre Ave Massage & Spa’s first employee to being a part owner in 2017. She feels lucky to be working with a wonderful group of like-minded therapists who are equally devoted to our clients' wellness. Her 18 years of dance training taught her how the body works and her continuous training in massage teaches her how to help the body work more efficiently.
Becky started her many hours of training, certification and assistant teaching to obtain her Orthopedic Massage certification in 2006 and since then has been expanding her repertoire to include Myofascial Release, Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Advanced Myofascial Technique, Visceral Manipulation, Thai Yoga Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®, Dry Cupping and a full body Certification in Active Release Technique (ART®). She is looking forward to starting a new journey with Functional Range Release (FR®) in November, 2019.
License Number: MSG003066
Jay Breen - LMT
Jay is a Pennsylvania licensed massage therapist with over 25 years of experience. He is a graduate if Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. He has furthered his education by receiving advanced certifications.
Areas of advanced certifications and expertise:
- 2016 Advanced Myofascial Techniques (CAM 1) (Til Luchau)
- 2010 Orthopedic Massage (James Waslaski)
- 2008 Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (Erik Dalton)
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Swedish/Relaxation Massage
- Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) (Aaron Mattes)
Jay’s passion is to help his clients restore balance to their bodies by lessening or resolving pain, improving their range of motion and quality of life. Bodywork is best performed as a team between client and therapist to achieve balance. His goal with each client is to provide the tools to reeducate their body for lasting results to help maintain a pain-free lifestyle. Jay is constantly updating his education to be as current as possible with the latest massage techniques.
License Number: MSG000512
Grace Astraea - LMT, BFRP, HBIMI
A graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2007, Grace has been involved in the healing arts field for over 15 years with a focus on integrating energy and body work. Her studies at PSMT included Aromatherapy, Pregnancy & Infant, Chair and Swedish massage and she has completed additional coursework in Reflexology, Pregnancy & Infant Massage, Thai Massage, LaStone (hot and cold stone) Massage, DryCupping, Ashiatsu and Manual Lymph Drainage. She is also a Bach Centre approved Bach Flower Registered Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Reiki Master, Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, Labor and Birth Doula, and Olmo Ling Meditation Instructor. Through her ongoing instruction and desire to live in a more balanced and peaceful world, she strives to assist others in their own journeys of unifying their mind, body and spirit.
License Number: MSG002002
Ashley Derr - LMT
Ashley believes that the traditional natural treatment could be one of the most powerful approaches to helping people live healthy lives. She believes it’s important to help our bodies as much as we can and maintain them through self-care. She found that massage therapy was a perfect match for her and graduated from the massage therapy program at Fortis Institute in 2010. She specializes in deep tissue, sciatic pain relief, pregnancy, hot stone, dry cupping therapy, and Swedish massage.
License Number: MSG008075
Sarah Obuzor - LMT
Sarah is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy where she studied Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, and other modalities. Since graduation, Sarah has continued her education with Orthopedic, Dry Cupping and Neural Reset Therapy, and strives to stay up to date with the most current techniques to tailor each session to her clients’ needs. Sarah’s passion for massage therapy was born from her previous career as a ballet dancer, and a desire to help her clients achieve functional, pain free movement.
License number: MSG011747
Valerie Vogel - RN, BSN, LMT
Valerie feels that working as a Massage Therapist has made her a better nurse. A graduate of Carlow University’s Department of Nursing and the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, Valerie brings an eclectic skill set to every therapeutic massage session. Her philosophy of promoting the individual’s wellness has served her well in her paid and volunteer hours in the chemotherapy unit, hospice, HIV community, and support groups for people who have cancer, HIV+, diabetes, and various neurological disorders. Her advanced education in oncology and geriatric massages enables her to use a problem-solving approach to customizing each session for those in various stages of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from various illnesses.
Valerie is also certified in Maternity Massage, Swedish Massage, and Thai-Yoga Massage. She studied Yoga of the Heart, (yoga for people with cancer or heart disease) , and is also a Certified Laugha Yoga leader.
License Number: MSG001320