Lanigan Massage & Bodywork

Bringing balance through massage therapy in the Sewickley area since 2002



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Lanigan Massage & Bodywork specializes in rehabilitative massage and pain management.  These involve the assessment of the soft tissue dysfunction causing pain and assisting the body in correcting that dysfunction.  We incorporate techniques from many modalities, including: Orthopedic, Neuromuscular (Trigger Point Therapy), Myofascial Release, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Anatomy Trains, Lymphatic Drainage, Sports, Swedish, and Workplace Chair.

We also do pregnancy, raindrop, and some reflexology. 

Hot Stones - We use hot stones in almost all of our work - it adds heat to the tissue and is extremely relaxing and enjoyable.

Therapist Biographies:

Denise Lanigan  LMT, ABMP, NCBTMB

I graduated from Westminster College in 1997 with degrees in Biology and Environmental Science.  I worked for an Environmental Engineering firm for about 3 years before I realized that Corporate America and I were not a good fit.  I returned to school, this time the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy, and graduated in 2002 with an Advanced Massage Therapy certification which included training in Neuromuscular (Trigger Point), Myofascial Release and Sports.  My pre-med college background, as well as my personal love of sports, made the transition from 'normal' to 'medical/rehab/sports' bodywork an easy one.  I continued with Lymphatic Drainage with the Upledger Institute in 2003, Orthopedic Massage and Pain Management with James Waslaski in 2003, Orthopedic Assessment with Whitney Lowe in 2008, and was certified in Medical Massage by the National Board Certification Agency in 2009.  Currently I am studying Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques with Erik Dalton.


Michelle Paracca  LMT, EMT, ABMP

15 years ago, what began as a fun hands-on weekend class with her Aunt, exploring the theory's of Shiatsu and it's benefits, became her new passion!  This passion also fed her love of horses and animals in general. As a horse owner and avid rider, it made perfect sense to incorporate Equine Acupressure and manipulation into her practice. She continued her education in more traditional types of bodywork such as Deep Tissue, Orthopedic, Medical, Reflexology, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki, Hot Stone, Lomi Lomi, and Thai Ball.  Currently, she is studying CranialSacral Therapy.



Doreena Balestreire  LMT, ABMP, NCBTMB

Doreena graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2011 and received her National Certification. She began practicing at Sean's Signature Salon, then decided to move into more therapeutic-based bodywork in conjunction with chiropractic work. She has taught at CCAC.  She has training in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Pregnancy and Hot Stone. She is currently studying Orthopedic Assessment with one of the top guys in the field, Whitney Lowe.





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