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Nina

Nina L.

Clinical Massage Therapist
Staff Bio

Nina has been employed at Galter Life Center since 2024 and has been working in her field since 2001.

Degrees/Certifications/Licenses: 

  • BA in Cultural Anthropology and Women's Studies
  • Certification in Massage Therapy
Have you attended any special workshops relating to your field?
  • Prenatal massage
  • Hot stones
  • Table shiatsu
  • Myofascial release
What languages to you speak?
  • English
  • Berber
  • Hebrew
  • A little bit of Spanish
Where have you traveled to?
  • Israel
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Zimbabwe
  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar
  • Ivory Coast
  • Taiwan
  • Canada
  • Morocco
  • Ghana
What is your favorite workout?
"I love being in the water, and I love walking. Restorative Yoga helps me quite a bit."

What interests do you have outside of Galter Life Center?
"I love screen printing and sewing, thrifting, giving and receiving bodywork!"

Philosophy that drives my work: 

"'Approach With Love.' This idea came to me in the little pink painted room with scroll-y wrought iron window covers, high in the High Atlas Mountains I got to live in when I volunteered in Peace Corps Morocco in the Maternal and Child Health sector.

One thing the women I worked with always were asking for was some relief from the hard physical labor that was necessary for their and their families’ survival. I was a young woman at the time, and had not yet become trained in massage therapy, but had always loved giving and receiving backrubs from with my sisters, at camp, etc. Being a volunteer was challenging in that my job was to facilitate conversation and development of projects the people of the community wanted/needed. There was no budget and it was before Internet. It was a very grass roots situation.

There were several projects that emerged over the 2 years I served, but the most important seemed to be the informal massages I would give to the women that eased their muscles and gave them some short, but deep rest. Without formal training and with exquisite respect and love for these women and their lives, my intention came to me as the words/feelings/acts of 'Approach With Love'. More recently the concept of Radical Nurturing (a term I coined, which, to me, means care at the root/cellular level) has joined 'Approach With Love'. These are the wellspring of intention I am working with and cultivating as I co-create sessions that are specifically for each client, each time we work together."

Anything else you would like to share with us and our members?
"I am honored to be a part of Galter Life Center. I am SO looking forward to welcoming you into a massage session, listening to your needs and intentions, and co-creating a treatment that supports you in all ways."


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