Our Team

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The Body Spot has a team of highly trained wellness professionals dedicated to helping you feel your best both physically and mentally. Each provider will take time to do a thorough intake to provide you with a session customized to match your intentions.

Give us a call and we can help match you with one of our Body Spot professionals.

Aaron Styles

Massage Therapist

Aaron Styles is a graduate from the Center For Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. He opened the Body Spot in 2018 with the intention to improve the lives of the Capital Region community. Aaron is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, Thai, and Sports Massage. He is also a highly educated yoga instructor. Aaron uses his expertise to personalize each session giving his clients the best experience possible. If you’re struggling with chronic pain or discomfort he will help you achieve long term results by providing you with exercises/movements to do at home.

Glenn LaPorte

Massage Therapist

Glenn is a New York licensed massage therapist. He has been practicing since 2003 when he graduated and received certification from the Center for Natural Wellness for Massage Therapy in Albany, New York. He is a longstanding member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals.

Glenn practices deep tissue, therapeutic, Swedish and sports massage, which include techniques such as myofascial release, acupressure, reflexology and hot stones. Aroma therapy can be included with any of these techniques. He has also worked with chiropractors and has helped numerous injured clients, promoting faster healing time.

Glenn is exceptional at gauging the proper pressure on all his clients and guarantees your satisfaction. He listens to your requests and needs, and adjusts accordingly to give you the best massage experience you’ve ever had.

Jennifer Commerford The Body Spot

Jennifer Commerford

Massage Therapist & Reiki Master

Jennifer graduated from the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy, and has been a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist since 2005.  In 2012, Jennifer became an Usui Reiki Practitioner and Master.  She enjoys combining massage and energy work to focus on relaxation, pain management and stress relief.  She specializes in Swedish Massage including Pregnancy Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Medical Massage for Headaches.  Additionally Jennifer is an experienced provider of  Fragile Care, Deep Tissue, Couples, Chair, Aromatherapy and Reflexology Massage.

Kate Tofte LMT

Kate Tofte

Massage Therapist

Kate is a NYS Licensed Massage therapist who graduated from CNW in 2018. She decided to become a massage therapist because she loves helping people. At the end of the day, she finds such fulfillment knowing she has made a difference in helping her clients feel better. Kate prefers to work with the client to create a custom session using a variety of modalities incorporating relaxation massage in with Myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Craniosacral Therapy and Himalayan Salt Hot Stone. She believes that combining these different techniques makes for a relaxing, yet effective massage in relieving tight muscles from every day use or injuries from overuse. She holds the belief that one should take care of mind, body and spirit before taking care of others. Kate is passionate about massage therapy and believes that massage creates a balance of mind, body and spirit.

Keith Stroebele

Massage Therapist

Keith is a New York State license massage therapist (2018) Trained at The Center For Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. He is ready to Partner with you on your journey of health and wellness. Listening to his clients needs will customize each massage. Using varied modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Cupping, as well as Myofascial Release.

Maureen The Body Spot

Maureen Hausman

Massage Therapist

Maureen is a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness and a NYS and nationally Licensed Massage Therapist. For as long as she can remember, Maureen loved massages (initially, receiving them) but during school, became more intrigued of the intricacies of the human body. She believes strongly in the healing nature and power of touch. Maureen wants to guide clients in building a massage that best fits them, whether it be more relaxing or therapeutic in nature. She is passionate about helping others and is committed to fostering a rejuvenating and beneficial session for each client.

Raven Auslander LMT

Raven Auslander

Massage Therapist

Raven is a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy. Prior to massage school, Raven sought a myriad of paths in life. Justice and law, because she felt the need to help others. Painting, sculpture, vinification, and various other arts, because she knew that we grow through making things and mending things, as much as we do through destroying barriers to success within ourselves. Her lived experiences taught her that we do not heal alone. We are social creatures, and we heal with how we interact with others, and who we surround ourselves with. Raven’s focus as a massage therapist is in shiatsu style massage; a modality that brings into harmony mind, body, and spirit. She looks forward to expanding her practice, and joining the support teams of many who seek to grow, heal, or better themselves.

Taniya Brandon

Massage Therapist

Taniya has over 8 years’ experience in the health and fitness fields. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), a Lifestyle and Wellness Management Coach as well as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). Taniya studied at the Swedish Institute and uses her knowledge about exercise, soft tissue, kinesiology, myology, and nutrition to help people recuperate from injury and to prepare for and recover from athletic events. She has a passion for helping clients improve their overall well-being. Taniya specializes in Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, among other modalities.

Doreen Bishop

Reiki Master

Doreen is a Reiki master certified in the traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho system. Doreen grew up in a home with parents who cared for foster children. These children came with a multitude of psychological and physical issues. As an adult Doreen personally struggled with anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Her journey towards wellness began by finding a personal yoga practice and then training to become a 500 RYT certified Vinyasa and Yin Yoga instructor. She later discovered the healing power of Reiki. Doreen feels it is her calling to introduce Reiki to those who are looking for balance, strength, confidence and health, both physically, mentally and emotionally, through a more holistic method.