Susi Laura Manheimer is a Licensed Massage Therapist and owner of Susi Laura Massage in Ridgefield and Georgetown, CT. After earning her Bachelors Degree from Binghamton University, she received her certification in Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City in 2003. After working in a number of NYC & CT venues, honing her skills as a massage therapist and learning the business “hands on,” in 2008 Susi took a leap of faith and opened SLMT in Ridgefield, and has never looked back.
Having worked in an office environment between her undergraduate degree and Massage School, Susi can relate to the physical and emotional stressors of sitting in front of a computer all day. As an avid runner, Susi also understands the particular needs of the athlete.
In addition, Susi specializes in Prenatal Massage and has been there for many expectant mothers (and their partners) throughout the childbearing year. She also conducts Mommy Massage workshops where she teaches husbands how to massage their pregnant spouses.
Susi is committed to creating a comfortable environment for her clients and addressing their specific needs. She brings her friendliness, energy and skill to every session.
Jake Young is a Graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BA in Music. After Seven Years in the corporate world he decided to pursue a more personally fulfilling career in which he could be an instrument of healing and apply his love of anatomy, kinesiology, and complexity of the human body. He graduated valedictorian of his Massage Therapy program at the Branford Hall Career Institute in 2006 and is licensed in the state of Connecticut.
Jake believes that through massage a person can begin to move towards a healthier life focused on the entirety of who they are as a physical and emotional being. The opportunity to work at Susi Laura Massage Therapy has afforded him the chance to perform the kind of work that he really loves. Jake finds great joy in deep tissue manipulation and working on individuals experiencing pain. The opportunity to work with a person to return them to a state of relaxation and loose muscular heath brings meaning, purpose and happiness in life.
Lauren graduated from Niagara University majoring in Computer Informational Science. She worked in IBM’s sales and finance department for 13 years before she left to raise her family. Lauren’s goal at Susi Laura Massage is to provide a welcoming, enjoyable and personalized experience for every customer. Lauren is an avid runner and enjoys being outdoors. She currently resides in Ridgefield with her husband John and her three kids Jack, Caroline and Julia.
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician/McKenzie/Rehabilitation/SASTM/Active Release Techniques
Dr. Zeitler helps athletes and other patients to recover from their injuries and educate them about how to prevent injury in the future. For more info, visit www.EugeneZeitler.net
Office Hours at Susi Laura
Tuesday and Thursdays, 1-6pm
Please call 203.417.3375 to book an appointment.
Kirsten started her career in 1994 as a spa coordinator at Skin Spa and Nail Boutique in Ridgefield. In 2000 she received her certification in aethetics at the American Academy of Cosmetology.
“After 11 years of being an owner at Skin Spa & Nail Boutique, I decided to join Susi Laura Massage to focus on what I love most, caring for my clients and hands on treatments”, which include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, teen facial treatments using high frequency, waxing, lash and brow tinting, ear piercing and airbrush tanning.
Aside from taking care of her clients, Kirsten enjoys being a buyer for the Susi Laura Massage boutique which continues to grow.
She lives in Bethel with Sean and her 3 children.
Stephanie is a Spa Coordinator and buyer at Susi Laura Massage Ridgefield. She truly loves working at the spa merchandising the boutique and interacting with clients.
Stephanie lives in Ridgefield with her husband and 3 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie attended Pace University in Pleasantville, NY and received a BBA in Business Management.
Kristin is a Licensed Massage Therapist in CT and has been Nationally Certified through NCBTMB. She earned over 1,000 hours of training and certification through the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Colorado in 2005. Though she uses a wide variety of techniques, her specialty is pain management through Myofacial Release and Trigger Point Therapy. Kristin is also trained in Oncology Massage where she is able to safely and effectively provide bodywork to people who are undergoing treatment for cancer.
A native of Ridgefield, Kristin has happily returned here after 10 years of experience in different settings in Colorado and Pennsylvania. She has seen many clients recover from injury, and manage chronic pain and stress through regular massage. She loves working at Susi Laura where she is able to provide the best care for her clients in a relaxing and welcoming environment.
Jennifer Cefaloni graduated from the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy in 2005. Jen is trained in swedish, prenatal, deep tissue and hot stone massage. She also is trained to use acupressure and aromatherapy. Jen is a member of AMTA. She loves being a massage therapist and will continue to train to always help people feel their best. Jen lives in Danbury with her husband and 3 kids.
Caroline is a Spa Coordinator and social media contributor at Susi Laura Ridgefield.
Caroline is a Ridgefield native and travel enthusiast. She has recently returned to town after living abroad in London with her fiancé. She enjoys being back in Ridgefield with her two dogs.
Caroline graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a BA in Communications and a minor in Cinema Media Studies.
Licensed Massage Therapist in CT & NY for 10+ years
Certified Aesthetician & Reflexologist
Herbalist & Flower Essence Practitioner
Lori Ann has worked in many different venues: chiropractic offices, spas, and athletic clubs. She has gained experience addressing the needs of a diverse clientele, ranging from competitive athletes to people living with chronic pain.
Her passion for massage therapy and body work led her to become a Certified Aesthetician in 2007, specializing in natural skin care. In 2013, Lori Ann began studying Herbalism at Twin Star Herbal Education. Since then, she has begun formulating home remedies, natural face and body products, and medicinal herb-infused massage oils. During each session, Lori Ann treats the body as a whole, attending to her clients’ physical and emotional needs to gain maximum effectiveness in their treatment.
Erika received her Connecticut massage license and national certification in 2007. Since then she has worked as a massage therapist in chiropractic offices, personal training studios, and spas. Erika’s goal is to leave the client feeling calmer, taller, smoothed-out, energized, and connected. Every session is tailored to the client’s individual needs. In her free time Erika enjoys all things outdoor: hiking, trail running, camping, volunteering at animal sanctuaries, and music festivals.
Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture ND, FIAMA
Dr. Verma-Dzik received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Manhattanville College and earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with extensive clinical training from The University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is also a Certified Medical Acupuncturist.
Dr. Verma-Dzik lives in Wilton with her husband and two kids who have greatly influenced her passion to help others. She enjoys being in the outdoors, playing with her dog, and cooking.
Office hours vary at Susi Laura.
For almost 20 years, Tim Moonan has been mastering the art of massage. Tim first studied massage in 1998 at the Touch Therapy Institute in Los Angeles, CA. There he learned the spiritual aspect of massage, using energy in each session. He opened his own practice for five years in Playa Del Rey, CA before moving. Taking a year off from massage he traveled to Seattle, WA and Denver, CO each for six months working as a personal trainer.
Ending back in New York in 2004, He decided to return back to school to study massage at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse. There Tim learned the medical aspect of massage, using Trigger Point, Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue work to treat his clients.
As the years have gone on Tim has learned Pre-Natal, Shiatsu, Hot Stone, Sports, Advanced Medical Massage, Table Top Tai, Reiki, and Equine Sports Massage rounding out his areas of expertise. He is still very interested in learning different styles of bodywork and will continue to do so.
For the past 10 years, he has been mastering his profession at some of the nations top rated resort spas by Conde Nast. Including Sagamore (3) in Lake George, NY, PGA National Resort and Spa (24) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Marriott on Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa (69) in Singer Island, FL.
Today, being back in the CT/NY area, he is ready to embark on giving his clients the ultimate massage experience merging all of his education and talent to the specifics of each client. In his free time Tim enjoys playing lacrosse, weight training, running, golf, hiking and all other sports of the seasons.