NYC Bodyworks, LLC

Manual Therapy & Lifestyle Medicine

Susan Shockett MS BCSI DIP-IBLM

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About Susan

Susan's private practice is located in Manhattan. Her clients include artists, athletes, yogis, and business professionals. A cross-sport athlete, environmental activist, and former violinist with a previous career in research/analytics, Susan brings to bear a wealth of perspective and experience. With a unique combination of skill, sensitivity and creativity, she helps her clients feel their best and enjoy active, healthy lives.

Her professional experience includes Therapeutic Massage with elite athletes at Chelsea Piers Fitness, and Rolfing® Structural Integration bodywork in a specialty Rehabilitative Medicine clinic. Susan is a board certified Health & Wellness Coach and Exercise Physiologist, and a diplomate of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She initially learned to work on herself over 20 years ago, to resolve debilitating back and neck pain.

About the Work

Susan’s Manual Therapy work is customized to individual needs, ranging from deep tissue to more subtle and gentle techniques. Her approach is informed by advanced trainings in Western and Eastern Massage Therapy and the Dr. Ida Rolf Method of Structural Integration. In addition to hands-on bodywork, Susan incorporates posture and movement evaluation and education to help resolve chronic strain and pain.

Susan's Coaching work is based on over 25 years of education and experience in integrative Holistic Health, including a teaching position grounded in developmental psychology at NYU Langone Hospital. She utitilizes a range of techniques including motivational interviewing to help clients optimize their health and improve their lives.

In addition to providing support and relief for acute and chronic health issues, Susan helps her clients feel better, longer. Benefits include:

  • Reduced pain and strain
  • Improved health and fitness
  • Increased ease and alignment
  • Greater energy and wellbeing

Service Options

Structural Integration: 10-Session Series or Individual Session

Therapeutic Massage: including Orthopedic, Myofascial, Prenatal

Integrative Health Consultations & Coaching (remote)

Gift Cards available

Scheduling & Rates

See 'Schedule Now' (also above) for service rates & descriptions

Safety precautions are required for in-person sessions

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  • MPH Nutrition, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy: expected 2022
  • MS, Exercise Science & Rehabilitation (split focus in Nutrition Science), Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences (MT)
  • The School of Integrative Therapies (SI)
  • BA, Columbia University

Licensure & Accreditation

  • Board Certified Structural Integrator (BCSI)
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
  • Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB)
  • Certified Diplomat of the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine (dip-IBLM)
  • National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)
  • Certified Exercise Physiologist, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP®)
  • Exercise is Medicine Credential, Level 2, ACSM
  • Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
  • Level 2 American Canoe Association (ACA) Kayaking Instructor
  • Advanced Certifications

    • Wellness Coach, Mayo Clinic
    • Certified Coach Practioner, CCF
    • Plant-Based Nutrition, Cornell
    • Teaching Food & Nutrition, Columbia
    • Medical Massage, Strenta Method
    • Biomechanics of Alignment
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • Advanced Occupational Ergonomics

    Additional Training


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