Greg Nardine, LMT, CMLDT, CES

Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist, Corrective Exercise Specialist

Greg is a licensed massage therapist who is comfortable and experienced working in both medical and spa-based environments. Greg’s holistic approach to treatment places a priority on cultivating a deep relaxation during each session to allow the client’s mind to benefit along with the body. He ensures that each client is considered as a whole being and is not just seen in terms of any particular issue. Using a blend of Eastern and Western manual techniques, Greg has helped clients achieve positive results in treating a wide variety of issues such as tension headaches, migraines, pre- and post-operative joint replacement management, tendinitis, sciatica, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), TMJ, fibromyalgia, chronic muscle tension, traumatic injury recovery, Lyme disease and many others.

Having been in retail management for twenty years, Greg found himself longing for a career in which he could more directly benefit the people with whom he worked. He was attracted to massage therapy for this reason, and because of how immediate the results of massage often are. Greg also appreciated the wide scope of the work, which means each session can be completely different from the next.

Greg enrolled in the acclaimed Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy’s Westport campus, and was quickly enthralled by all aspects of the field. In 2013, he graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was awarded the Certificate of Academic Achievement by the school. After passing the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork with a perfect score, Greg decided to continue his association with the school. In addition to beginning his practice as a therapist, he became a teaching assistant and tutor. Soon he was invited to begin the process of becoming an instructor, and in 2015 he began teaching. His deep interest and knowledge in all areas of massage therapy enabled Greg to instruct students in a variety of classes. He presented courses in both basic and advanced massage techniques, as well as Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology and Pathology. He also oversaw student clinics, mentoring future massage therapists as they begin to develop client/therapist relationships and create plans for treatment.

It was during his training to become a teacher that Greg met Dr. Chris Chapleau, the acupuncturist at Healthy Weighs Wellness Center. Chris mentioned that the center needed a knowledgeable massage therapist to work in collaboration with its other practitioners, and suggested Greg give it some consideration. Within a few weeks, Greg had joined the staff at Healthy Weighs Wellness Center and was seeing clients.

Since then, he trained with The Manual Lymph Drainage Institute International to earn his certification in the specialized form of manual therapy which addresses the body’s lymphatic system, helping to reduce edema and improve immune function. He has also attained the certification of Corrective Exercise Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), so that he may better advise his clients on ways they can further enhance their treatment.

Greg is comfortable working with clients in a one-on-one capacity or in collaboration with other healthcare providers, such as clients’ physical therapist or orthopedic physician, and of course the other members of Healthy Weighs Wellness Center’s integrative team. He can readily tailor his personal style of therapeutic bodywork to the needs and tolerances of each client.

Education

Mar. 2019

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification

The Manual Lymph Drainage Institute International, Macomb, MI

Jan. 2019

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification

National Safety Council, Westport, CT

Sep. 2018

Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification

National Academy of Sports Medicine

Jan. 2015

Massage Instructor Certification

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Newington, CT

Jan. 2012 – Jul. 2013

Massage Therapy Program

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Westport, CT

Jan. 1992 – May 1996

Bachelor of Arts, Illustration

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT

Certifications & Licenses

Mar. 2019 – Present

Manual Lymph Drainage Certification (CMLDT)

2019 – 2020

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certifications

Sep. 2018 – Present

Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification (CES)

Jan. 2015 – Present

Massage Instructor Certification

Sep. 2013 – Present

Massage Therapy License (LMT) Connecticut license #7871

Greg is regularly acquiring additional certifications via continuing education. These certifications represent a wide array of subjects, such as Migraine Massage, Active Isolated Stretching and Thai Massage.

Associations & Memberships

• Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Honors & Awards

2013: Certificate of Academic Achievement, 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, Westport CT

Presentations

In addition to the many courses he has taught during his time as a massage instructor, Greg has also developed and presented subject-specific tutorials for students and recent graduates, and run seminars designed to improve their performance on the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam. He has also given public lectures detailing massage therapy’s role in reducing and managing pain.

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Chronic Muscle Tension
• Depression
• Fibromyalgia
• Insomnia/Disturbed Sleep
• Migraine/Tension Headaches
• Nerve Impingement (Sciatica, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, etc.)
• Pain Management (Lyme Disease, ALS, etc.)
• Postural Distortions (Scoliosis, Upper Cross Syndrome, etc.)
• Pre/Post Surgery Management (Joint Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, etc.)
• Sports Injury Recovery/Prevention
• Sprains and Strains
• Stress-Related Conditions
• Tendinitis (Tennis Elbow, Achilles Tendinitis, etc.)
• TMJ Issues
• Traumatic Injury Recovery