Senior Massage Therapist Michael Bruffee, LMT is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. He specializes in myofascial release, informed by a deep understanding of Five Elements Shiatsu massage and theory. Mike is also a student and teacher of Zen meditation, and considers his massage practice an extension of his meditation practice. The buddhist principle of interdependence and cause and effect inform his assessment: “this is this way, because that is that way”. He also encourages people to become more aware of how stress affects their bodies, and how to use their breath and movement to heal themselves.

Michael currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He likes to swing dance, and does silly creative things like taking improv theater classes at the Magnet theater. He is never one to stop learning and has a wide range of interests, including studying environmental sustainability, social change, and spirituality.

Rates

60 minute massage: $140
90 minute massage: $200

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Michael Bruffee

Sincere listening

Personalization, sincere listening and care.

Kristina H.

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5
2018-06-12T18:08:28+00:00

Kristina H.

Personalization, sincere listening and care.

Great

Micheal was great!

Sophia C.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-06-19T21:14:24+00:00

Sophia C.

Micheal was great!

Helped eliminate pain.

Helped eliminate pain.

Marc C.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-08-15T18:03:47+00:00

Marc C.

Helped eliminate pain.

Staff is VERY skilled.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool!

And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled. Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Meg K.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-08-15T18:04:41+00:00

Meg K.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool! And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled. Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Absolutely incredible

I’ve gone to see Michael B. Twice in the past 3 months, and I’m going to see him again soon. He’s absolutely incredible. I feel completely comfortable and safe with him as a therapist. He seems to have a strong intuitive sense of where I’m holding tension and how misalignment might be developing in my body. He addresses my pain but also seems to address other areas that might be affected without me even realizing I need the work! Bodyworks DW is the most professional massage therapy clinic I’ve ever been to, and I no longer feel the need to look anywhere else. Thank you for the care!

Myriah Q.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2018-07-08T17:32:20+00:00

Myriah Q.

I’ve gone to see Michael B. Twice in the past 3 months, and I’m going to see him again soon. He’s absolutely incredible. I feel completely comfortable and safe with him as a therapist. He seems to have a strong intuitive sense of where I’m holding tension and how misalignment might be developing in my body. He addresses my pain but also seems to address other areas that might be affected without me even realizing I need the work! Bodyworks DW is the most professional massage therapy clinic I’ve ever been to, and I no longer feel the need to look anywhere else. Thank you for the care!

Helped eliminate pain.

Helped eliminate pain.

Marc C.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-06-19T16:13:35+00:00

Marc C.

Helped eliminate pain.

Staff are very skilled!

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool!

And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled! Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Meg K.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-06-19T16:15:08+00:00

Meg K.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool! And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled! Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Really professional.

Really professional. Michael focused on addressing the issues.

Viktoryia K.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-08-15T06:40:40+00:00

Viktoryia K.

Really professional. Michael focused on addressing the issues.

Not a one-size-fits-all experience.

The therapist takes the time to really listen to you. It's not a one-size-fits-all experience.

Jennifer K.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2017-08-15T06:33:26+00:00

Jennifer K.

The therapist takes the time to really listen to you. It's not a one-size-fits-all experience.

Expert

Very knowledgeable, expert therapist.

Bill S.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2018-06-24T17:28:01+00:00

Bill S.

Very knowledgeable, expert therapist.

Professional and kind

It worked! Michael was professional, informative and kind.

Frances R.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2018-09-30T13:32:00+00:00

Frances R.

It worked! Michael was professional, informative and kind.

Clear and precise

Michael accurately diagnosed my structural issues that were causing muscle tensions and worked to relieve the pain with a holistic approach to my whole body. My shoulder pain has subsided and we have a plan to work on the underlying problems. It is rare to find someone who is able to understand my individual anatomy so quickly and to address the problems with verbal clarity and physical precision.

Barbara L.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2018-11-18T15:27:49+00:00

Barbara L.

Michael accurately diagnosed my structural issues that were causing muscle tensions and worked to relieve the pain with a holistic approach to my whole body. My shoulder pain has subsided and we have a plan to work on the underlying problems. It is rare to find someone who is able to understand my individual anatomy so quickly and to address the problems with verbal clarity and physical precision.

Best I’ve ever seen

Michael B is the best massage therapist I've ever seen in my life. Period. If you're an athlete, or just work out 6 days a week like I do, he'll help you recover from and prevent injury. Highly recommended.

Holly M.

Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy
5
2018-11-18T15:29:18+00:00

Holly M.

Michael B is the best massage therapist I've ever seen in my life. Period. If you're an athlete, or just work out 6 days a week like I do, he'll help you recover from and prevent injury. Highly recommended.
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