Robin Harris Rickard was extensively trained at the internationally renowned Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York. She became a licensed Massage Therapist in New York State in 1990. For nearly a decade, Robin lived and worked between Tokyo and Shanghai where she studied with many masters including: Mas Oyama and Shihan Yuzo Goda of Kyokushinkai Karate earning her second degree black belt, Edward Obaidey, OMD of the Edward Acupuncture Clinic and Rajay Mahtani of Tokyo Yoga Circle.Robin was also a student at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a colleague of The Tokyo Childbirth Education Association with Elena Karplus.
After returning to the United States, Robin continued her training in birth work and became a doula (certified birth assistant) after studying with Penny Simkin of DONA (Doulas of North America). Working with labor and delivery nurses of The Buffalo Children’s Hospital, Robin gave workshops to expectant parents and seminars for healthcare professionals concerning the benefits of massage during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Upon moving to New York City in 1997 she again began her Massage Therapy practice, became an ISHTA Yoga teacher and student of Theta Healing with Eric Brumett. Robin’s continued love of learning brings her to work with world renowned dancers with Alvin Ailey, Brooklyn Nets in addition to Crossfit athletes.
Presently, between her New Jersey and New York City offices she continues to develop her skills and knowledge. The breadth of Robin’s intuition and understanding make her unique brand of bodywork something well worth experiencing. Massage colleagues, physical therapists, chiropractors and a host of other health related professionals seek out her expertise. Those individuals who are simply interested in wellness and feeling revitalized would also greatly benefit from this kind of work.