I was given a massage gift-certificate when I was 25. It was my first massage and it was from a Licensed Massage Therapist working out of his home office. He lost his wife from a rare disease many years before and found massage helped to keep her comfortable. His story moved me, and after my massage, for the first time in my life, I felt so at peace, calm and relaxed in my body. It was as if my head and body were finally connected. When I left the office I felt intoxicated from the feel-good chemicals being released in my brain and I was hooked! I thought to myself “If I could make people feel this way, every day, I would have a career that I would be excited to show up for every day”. A few months later I moved from the Hudson Valley to NYC and enrolled at the Swedish Institute. I quickly fell in love with anatomy and the powerful nature of therapeutic massage. That was nearly 10 years ago. And I was right. Doing this work is incredibly rewarding and I know I made the right decision.
Since then, I worked at the renowned Peninsula Spa in NYC for six years. It was at the spa that I refined my skills and intuition and learned how to give my clients what they needed before they even knew they needed it! I had the honor of working with professional athletes, celebrities, and dignitaries from all over the world.
I have also been lucky enough to study with some incredibly talented instructors. I went on to become certified in Medical Massage, Pre and Post Natal Massage, Face-Lift Massage, and recently I became certified in Infant Massage Instruction to teach parents and caregivers how to give massage to their babies. THAT has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career yet!
Every day is a learning experience. Every day, I learn something new about my work and myself. Every day, I am so grateful that I get to work at making people feel better.
Carly Clark Zimmer is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Stress Management Coach, and Aromatherapy Enthusiast. Carly trained at the renowned Swedish Institute nearly a decade ago and spent six years working at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. It was here that she refined her highly intuitive, deeply relaxing and restorative style of massage therapy while working with professional athletes, celebrities, and dignitaries from around world. Carly currently runs a private practice located in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Her true joy comes from serving others by helping them discover their own path toward abundant health.