My Background

Kristen N. Szalach-Cavanaugh, Licensed Massage Therapist

Education and Experience

BA degree:  1999 Psychology 

SUNY @ Buffalo, Amherst, NY  

AAS degree: 2013 Massage Therapy 

Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY 

  • Successful completion of the NYS Massage Therapy Examination - September 2013
  • Successful completion of course work including Anatomy and Physiology, Neurology, Myology, Pathology, Kinesiology, Western Massage Therapy, and Eastern Massage Therapy.
  • Clinical / therapeutic practice of massage techniques and application with intent and purpose, emphasizing the treatment of myofascial injuries and chronic pain, structural and postural distortions, and biomechanical soft tissue dysfunction.
  • Completed clinical rotations at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kenmore Mercy Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and NY Chiropractic College. 

As massage therapy evolves, licensed massage therapists are required to attend continuing education courses every three years to ensure new techniques are implemented safely and effectively.