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
Tina Booker - LMT
Growing up as a child, Tina was taught the importance of using herbs, teas, massage, and how to work energetically by her mother and aunt. Tina's mother is a massage therapist and she continues as one, having graduating from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2019. In addition to Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone therapies, Tina is also certified in Lomi Lomi massage.
License Number: MSG012940
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
Kevin King - LMT
Kevin has had at least 18 years of experience with massage, going back to high school choir with basic shoulder rub warm-ups, and gradually becoming more interested in the practice ever since. After working with friends and co-workers over the years, he discovered the healing potential massage can offer to those experiencing pain and restriction. At the behest of those he's worked with, Kevin enrolled at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, and graduated in 2018.
A self-described nerd that has always had a fascination for learning, Kevin eagerly continues to pursue educational opportunities to deepen his understanding of anatomy and physiology, new techniques and modalities, and ways to adapt sessions to accommodate clients with unique needs.
Outside of the profession, Kevin enjoys cooking, biking, and gardening.
Modalities that Kevin offers include Deep Tissue, Swedish, trigger point therapy, pregnancy massage, and has level 1 Reiki attunement.
License number: MSG012691
Hsiung Ching Leu MAOM L.Ac
Hsiung is a board certified member of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and a graduate of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC. Hsiung received a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where he studied Classical Chinese medicine under the stewardship of Dr. Jeffrey Yuen. Hsiung's four year, 3,193 hour program at Daoist Traditions, consisted of both Chinese and Western Medical course work as well as extensive clinical training in acupuncture.
Hsiung's experience is also steeped in over two decades of internal and external martial arts training which also informs and provides insights into his cultivations in Chinese medicine.
Hsiung is also a board certified member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). Graduating from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2009, Hsiung has generalized training in Swedish, Neuromuscular and deep tissue massage. In addition, he possesses specialized training focused on CranioSacral and Structural Integration based Myofascial Release, a modality which informs and enriches his craft.
Hsiung is pleased and honored to return to the Pittsburgh region where he can offer his services to the community and to provide healing for all that enter the clinic. He looks forward to assisting you on your path of healing.
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