Jaina Hirai is a Japanese/Italian/Polish-American massage therapist who loves to nuture her body and the bodies of others. She received her Associate's Degree in Massage Therapy in 2006 from the oldest massage school in the United States, The Swedish Insitute. She has been massaging professionally in New York and Berlin since 2007.
Jaina creates a customized treatment for each client based upon their needs and desires. She draws from her training in medical massage, swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, reflexology, osteo-thai, energetic balancing and pregnancy massage to provide a holistic, yet goal-oriented session. Her techniques range from feather-light flow to intensely deep acupressure and trigger point, based upon the client's preference and tolerance. Using organic essential oils for scent and for slip, Jaina relaxes both the mind and the muscle simultaneously.
In order to provide the highest level of attention and service, Jaina only accepts fifteen clients per week. She keeps her body fit and happy with a weekly massage as well as contemporary dance, tango, yoga and pilates. She expands her mind by translating, editing, and writing creatively. Jaina regularly exchanges ideas with other bodyworkers and fitness professionals through trades and continuing education. Her massage style is always shifting and sharpening based upon everything she experiences in life.