Employee of the month

Beth is a real star! She is always volunteering to help around the neighborhood for special events & within the Green Spa. As our Medical Massage Specialist & Pilates instructor, Beth holds trainings for other therapists and gives them the tools they need to excel. She is always looking our for the benefit of others and is forever positive!
Thank you Beth! Keep up the excellent work!
Green Spa Management Team

Sheila Brody

Founder of The Green Spa and Wellness Center.

Sheila was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. She started in the health and beauty field in 1993, managing a busy salon. In 1998, she graduated from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy & Allied Health Sciences. After becoming a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, she founded a small place named The Spa and started on her journey.

In 2007 Sheila opened a Three floor luxury Wellness Center- the First Green Spa in NYC and the First Sustainable building in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Sheila is an important Leader in the Green movement, is a very active member of the Bay Ridge community and is constantly giving back to her neighborhood.

Sheila is a member of the following organizations: Third Avenue Merchants, Pricipal for Pencil Partnership w/ Ps 217, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerence, The Bay Ridge Green Team, Colonial Club

She speaks for organizations and health fairs and is a speaker for The Day Spa Association. You can see Sheila on Fox 5, Abc News and in the Brooklyn Eagle.

Recent Awards: Proclamtions from Mayor Bloomberg, Vincent Gentile, Bob Capone, Brooklyn Borough President Marti Markowitz, Sentor Marty Golden and many more.

Third Avenue Merchant 2008 Pioneer
2009 1st Third Avenue Green Festival Award.

Maria Ingardia

Co-Founder/LMT/Wellness Director

M Maria is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. Maria started in 1989 and worked for 10 years as a customer service agent for Airborne Express. In 1997 Maria graduated from The Swedish Institute for Massage Therapy. In 1998 started as a massage therapist at The Spa in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The Spa now known as The Green Spa and Wellness Center is where Maria educates and motivates a team of 60 employees. Now with her second location at 702 Forest Ave in Staten Island, NY, Maria continues to grow her team of professionals. She is Minority owned-women in business with the City and State. Maria owns the copyright to Green Spa NY Internship Program. Maria is the a member of the following organizations: BNI Morning Money Makers Bay Ridge, BNI Richmond Alliance SI, Si Chamber of Commerce, Forest Avenue BID, AMBPA, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, The Bay Ridge Green Team, Third Avenue Merchant Association. Awards: BNI Notable Networker Award 2008.

Teresa Urban LMT

Teresa is a NYS Licensed Massage therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute (2001) in NYC. Teresa is excellent with her techniques for neck, spine, back and legs. She lectures at various women groups and teaches the importance of Newborn Massage therapy to adults. Teresa is also Nationally Certified, as well as Certified in NewbornMassage Instruction, Pre-Natal Massage & Geriatric Massage. Teresa is active in organizations such as Professional Member American Massage Therapy Assoc., NYS Society of Medical Massage Therapist and Associated Bodywork/Massage Professional.

Chuck Samir LMT/Tai Chi Instructor

Chuck is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist and graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. Chuck specializes in Tui Na, Shiatsu and Myo-Facial release. He focuses on opening the blockages due to stress, trauma, neck, shoulder, lower back, frozen shoulder, fatigue, post natal reguvination, sciatica and chronic spasms or muscle cramp pain. Chuck is an instructor for Tai Chi Chuan, Tai Chi Ruler and Chi Gong. He studied under the late master B.P Chan. Currently studying Tui Na Massage, Medical Chi Gong and traditional Chinese healing Arts under Master Sat Hon Chuen. Chuck also has background in Kung Fu.

Beth Siegel LMT/ Pilate Instructor

Beth is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1995 and graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. Beth specializes in medical massage, deep tissue, and stretching. Beth is a Pilate’s Instructor and holds private and group classes. Beth is certified in Power Pilate’s, Prenatal Massage, and Medical Massage. Beth holds one of the highest guest retention’s at The Green Spa. She works excellent with runners, individuals who work out regularly and Pre-Post Natal Women. Beth is continuing her education as a Pilate Instructor and personal trainer.

Stacie Diaz LMT

Stacie is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC. Stacie practices the Western Modalities and the Eastern Modalities. Western is Swedish, pre-natal, deep tissue, myofacial release, trigger point release, sports, polarity, and reflexology massage. Eastern Modalities Shiatsu, Acu-pressure and Tui Na. Stacie is a member of the AMTA and a Swedish Institute Alumni member.

Tina Hernandez LMT

Tina is a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2007 and graduate of The Swedish Institute in NYC. Tina has been in the medical field with hands on experience for 13 years prior to becoming a massage therapist and this has given her experience and knowledge that has helped create the gifted massage therapist she is today. Tina is certified in medical massage and pre-natal massage. Tina is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

Nicole Navas LMT

Nicole is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Swedish Institute in NYC. Nicole started in 2001 as a physical therapy aide at Burke Rehabilitation helping the rehabilitation of patients in the fields such as orthopedic, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, pulmonary, cardiac, amputee and hydrotherapy. After witnessing the body’s healing process of these patients Nicole decided to continue her career in Massage Therapy. Nicole is certified in medical massage therapy and completed a complex extensive workshop in pre-natal massage.

Zorina Beygel L.Ac Master of Tradional Oriental Medicine

Zorina graduated with honors from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC in 1997. Zorina has an extensive knowledge of the art and science of Chinese medical diagnostic techniques, which include a thorough understanding of face, body and pulse reading. In 2006 Zorina went to receive her NYS license in Esthetic. She has mastered the technique in creating balanced beauty, health and well-being. Zorina is certified in Homo toxicology, advanced injection therapies, Zen Mei Acupuncture Facial and cosmetic Acupuncture Rejuvenation. Zorina specializes in Acu Face Lift, Micro needle therapy to reverse the aging process naturally and many other holistic medical approaches. Zorina does accept certain health insurance please fill out form on-line.

Amanda Asmar Pilate’s Instructor

Amanda graduated cum laude from Marymount Manhattan College in 2009. She holds a BA in dance and a minor Biology. She was awarded the “gold key” for excellence in her filed of study. Amanda completed the Comprehensive Pilate’s Teacher Certification through the Center for Movement in NYC. Amanda also has extensive training from The Martha Gramham Conservatory of Dance where she received scholarships for summer intensive and participated in company workshops. She recently demonstrated the Graham technique for former principal Graham dancer Alessandra Prosperi at Centro Nacional de Danza Contemporanea in Queretaro, Mexico. Amanda also teaches dance at The Brooklyn Dance Center performs seasonally with the Brooklyn Dance Ensemble. Amanda is very passionate about teaching the Pilate Method an dloves helping her students reach their individual goals!

CarolMarie Fiorito Yoga Instructor

CarolMarie is a Holistic Health Counselor, board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. Integrating eastern and western nutrition sciences with ancient systems of healing, her programs empower women to heal naturally and responsibly from chronic pain and disease. She is the founder of Karuna Wellness Counseling, Devotional Dance mediations, and most recently, the St. George Healing Arts Center in downtown Staten Island. Yoga with CarolMarie is a combination of Sivananda Hatha and vinyasa flow, with a focus on deep relaxation, meditation, flexibility and strength through its practice. CarolMarie specialized in Pre-Natal Yoga.

Suzanne Stetter Pilate’s instructor

Suzanne has been teaching Pilate since 2006. She has been practicing Pilate’s herself for the past 15 years. It was through her dance training with the Chicago Festival Ballet that began her work with Pilate’s. Suzanne has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She received her degree in dance from The University of Wisconsin Madison and danced with the Li Chiao-Ping dance company just after college. Suzanne likes to use her knowledge and awareness of her body from dance in her Pilate class. She specializes in strengthening and toning the whole body and of course like to have fun doing it.