Sylvia received her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Swedish Institute in NYC in 2009. She has worked in therapeutic environments for the past 8 years treating a range of client from athletes, those suffering from chronic pain, women throughout their pregnancy, people with a variety of specific health concerns such as TMJ, sciatica, repetitive strain injuries, shoulder injuries and impingements, those with chronic and acute neck, shoulder, back pain and tension, and clients post mastectomy.
Sylvia is certified in neuromuscular therapy, a comprehensive system for the treatment of structural imbalances. She incorporates myofascial release, PNF stretching, and deep tissue work to provide unique therapeutic sessions for her clients to reduce stress and discomfort and increase pain-free movement. Sylvia is also certified in pre-natal massage, fascial movement taping, and massage techniques for breast cancer patients.
Sylvia continues to gain knowledge through continuing education courses and research.
Yoga teacher training specific to alignment and movement is her next endeavor allowing her to incorporate yoga in a medical restorative capacity for her clients. Sylvia is also a cyclist, hiker and back packer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.