Joy R. Storch, LMT
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About the Practitioner

NYS Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy

1,000 hours completed December 20, 2008

Finger Lakes School of Massage

215 State Street, Suite 203

Ithaca, NY   14850

(607) 272-9024


NYS Licensed and Registered Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy Theory and Practice (575 Course hours)

     Including Massage Theory,Technique and Practice, Oriental Theory and Practice and General Pathology

Human Anatomy and Physiology and Kinesiology (350 Course hours)

     Including Anatomy and Physiology, Neurology, and Myology/Kinesiology

Allied Modalities/Hygiene (75 Course hours)

     Including Hygiene and Hydrotherapy, Ethics, Business practices, Communication skills and CPR/First Aid

Massage Modalities Studied:


Foundation that focuses on the manual manipulation of the soft tissue of the body.  In a Swedish session one or more of the following strokes will be used; effleurage (gliding), pettrissage (kneading), skin rolling, compression, vibration, tapotement (percussion), deep friction, palpation, joint mobilization and range of motion, passive joint movement, and active joint movement (assisted and resisted).


Special attention is focused on changes in the body and to help the client maintain health and mobility.


Bodywork that uses movement to bring about awareness and knowledge in regard to the client's natural body movement patterns.  This approach is used to help re-educate the nervous system and to increase mobility.


   Ancient art that is more than 5,000 years old that uses Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and hands on bodywork to move Ki (vital energy) through the body's meridians.

Energy Palpation

Primarily focusing on the blockages, qualility, and flow of the client's energetic body, using polarity therapy and reflexology.

 Connective Tissue Therapy

Focused, deep, slow strokes that progressively lengthen, soften, spread, clear, and mold the connective tissue.  This therapy helps the connective tissue to become more resilient, pliable and fluid.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Application that discovers and releases trigger points (tender, hypersensitive and referred pain) within the muscle bellies.


Focuses on the body changes and needs during pregnancy.  Relieves and alleviates pain, postural issues, foot issues, organ compression, supports the bodies needs, and assists in circulation.


Use of cold and heat in the form of foot baths, compresses or ice to reduce inflammation, wastes, etc.  This modality is great for the injured, as well as, the healthy.

Therapeutic use of Essential Oils

Aromatic oils have been in use for over 5,000 years to help the body boost it's immune system.  Essential oils are blended in massage oil or lotion to assist other massage modalities in the health of the client.

Sports Massage

Fast pre-event muscle stimulation strokes used to warm and flow blood into muscles, preparing the muscles to perform.  Post-event massage is quick and light to flush cellular waste out and assists the body's natural recovery from recent strenuous activity.  Full body flush lasts 1/2-1 hour post-event focusing on strained areas and flushing the entire body with deeper pressure and light stretching.

 On going education modalities:

The Stillness Within:  An introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Work

Integrative Energy Therapy® Basic Level

Integrative Energy Therapy® Intermediate Level

Integrative Energy Therapy® Master Instructor

Integrating Reflexology into Client and Patient Care

Sound Body Work

Reiki Master, 2016

Ordained, July 20, 2016 

Fairyologist, & tarot (entertainment purposes only)

Natural Face Lift Massage

Certified Ho'oponopono Practitioner