Andrew Smith is a licensed Massage Therapist based in New York City. He expanded his intuitive practice with formal training from the famed Swedish Institute of Health Science in 2010. Andrew continues to cultivate his practice while merging Eastern and Western approaches to healing the physical and spiritual body. His extended discipline combines ongoing teachings in ortho-bionomy, meditation, martial arts as well as the energetic art of Qi Gong.
Andrew prides himself on creating a safe, nurturing space in which his clients can not only remedy bodily ailments but also cultivate inner peace. Coupled with his extensive training, Andrew is a healing practitioner of honorable mention with a deeply intuitive touch.
Feel liberated and lighter when you discharge or cycle out of the tension and pain patterns that have been weighing you down. We hold stress and trauma in the tissues of the body and the surrounding energetic fields without being fully aware of the impact it has on our daily life. Constantly working around these patterns is exhausting and can lead to anxiety. Let that s**t go!
60 minutes / $200.oo
90 minutes / $250.oo
Also known as the homeopathy of body work, this is a gentle interaction with the client which stimulates the proprioceptive (self-correcting) reflexes in the body’s nervous system. Reminding the body how to find comfort, structural balance and heal from pain. This allows the client to feel supported and safe as tension and pain patterns are identified and resolved. “The body is stimulated using gentle movements,comfortable positioning, brief compression and subtle contact. The result is seemingly effortless pain and tension relief, natural re-alignment, relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. The individual is empowered to participate in their own recovery, and through the process can begin to rediscover the ability to heal and restore comfort, ease and balance back into their body.”
60 minutes $150.oo
I received a pair of Acutonics forks as a gift a while ago and immediately began to see their benefits. I love the idea of using frequency as a healing tool as I believe strongly that our bodies,minds and spirits are all forms of energetic vibration. I have been working with acupuncture points, hyper tonic tissue and bones with surprising success. I continue to learn and be playful with these new tools of healing and bring them into the session when they call me.
Stay loose, stay flexible, stay free. I love helping people in these areas of their lives. It gives me a lot of joy to see people be the best version of themselves and I am honored to be part of that process. Being an objective observer, listening and helping you see yourself from a different perspective is what makes me happy.
Can every moment in itself be lived deeply? I think in some ways this was the founding principle of all martial arts training. At Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Gene Dunn's Shotokan Karate, the dojo where I am a student, we practice stillness, intention and compassion. We are pushed to explore all sides of life - feminine, receptive, intelligence and our masculine, aggressive and forceful aspects. We bring these opposing forces of our being to our martial arts practice and keep the budo spirit alive with humility and grace. We are reminded that what we encounter in the dojo and how we respond is a metaphor for how we will conduct ourselves in the rest of our lives. I love being a student of Shotokan Karate and Jiu-Jitsu and love to say that I use the skills I learn in the dojo every single day but never in combat.
I practice Wu Ming Qi Gong under Grand Master Nan Lu. He studies under Grand Master XI-HUA XU and also studied martial arts under Wan Laisheng (1903-1992). This is an ancient technology that harmonizes the body, mind and spirit through a consistent and quality practice. Ancient Taoist masters knew that the mind and its emotions are powerful energetic frequencies and the external body is a reflection of internal balance. They designed these simple and gentle movements to tone and activate our meridians, the circulatory system of our Qi, that connects us to the spirit. Through this practice I have begun the journey of rebuilding my Qi, or energy foundation, and creating a stronger more fluid connection with my life force.