David Bray, B.S., L.M.T.
David Bray, BS, LMT is the owner and founder of the Orthopedic Massage & Rehabilitation Group. He is a Board-Certified and Licensed (#007571) Orthopedic Massage Therapist in the state of Connecticut. He graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) in 2012 as Valedictorian of his class and received an academic achievement award for earning a 4.0 GPA during his studies. David also holds a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science - Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and graduated cum laude with additional honors from the Zeta Delta Epsilon honorary society. He specializes in postural deviation and musculoskeletal conditions of the hip and pelvis.
Outside of work, David likes to keep busy. He is the lead investigator and psychic empath for the Eastern CT Paranormal Society and has been teaching martial arts for over 12 years. He is currently continuing his education and looking to apply to medical school in 2020.
Melissa Whited, A.S., Karuna Reiki® Practitioner
Melissa is excited to join our group by offering an alternative form of energy work; Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes inner healing. Melissa is a Karuna Reiki® Practitioner, the highest rank that can be achieved without formally teaching the practice. “Karuna” is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action."
Melissa started Reiki I in September 2014 and worked her way up to completing Karuna Reiki® in April 2017. Her goal is to help people with emotional, physical, and/or spiritual pain and discomfort.
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can benefit from. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and also works in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve pharmaceutical side effects and promote recovery.
Melissa has completed a “Reiki with Animals” class and is currently looking into providing Reiki for animals as well. On her free time, Melissa loves being with nature, hiking, walking, and meditating.
Gary Augustine, LMT
Gary Augustine, LMT is a 2007 graduate of the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT). He is also a member of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Gary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Bridgeport (UB).
He also provides guided meditation sessions and Reiki sessions.
Gary's services are listed below:
- Relaxation Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
- PTSD Massage
- Baby & Toddler Massage (Certified)
- Chair Massage (by appointment only)
You can visit Gary's website directly at www.massagetime123.vpweb.com or reach him via phone at (203)215-5570.
The Orthopedic Massage & Rehabilitation Group was founded in 2014.
Our mission at the Orthopedic Massage & Rehabilitation Group is to help patients by promoting a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle through massage therapy, education, and experience. Massage therapy is used in conjunction with other healthcare modalities to promote holistic ideologies and wellness.
Our practice uses only board-certified and advanced-level massage therapists. We care about the quality of your treatment and patient satisfaction is important to us. To see patient testimonials, please visit the "Testimonials" page.
Latest Clinic News:
Athlete & Fitness Professional Specialization!
David Bray has decided to specialize in orthopedic massage therapy specifically for athletes and fitness professionals!
If you are one of the above, be sure to give us a call for help with your training program or rehabilitation!
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are no longer participating our involvement in legal cases for MVAs or other medical incidents where lawsuits are concerned.
We will keep you all posted if anything changes.
Phone Number Change!
If you wish to reach us via telephone, our phone number is now (203)589-5570. Our former number is no longer in service. Thank you.
October is Booking Up Fast!
Make sure to schedule your appointment in advance! The entire month of October is booking up! Visit our Contact page to call or email today.
Massage/Reiki Combo Package!
We are now offering a 2-hour Massage/Reiki combo package for ONLY $145! Give us a call or reach us via email here to schedule your appointment today!
eGift Cards: Now Available!
eGift Cards are now available for purchase! Send your friend, family, or loved one the gift of massage! It doesn't get much better than that!
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New Service: Reiki with Melissa
We are now offering a new service through "Reiki with Melissa."
Melissa is a Karuna Reiki® Practitioner and holds the highest possible certification available.
If you are looking for an alternative way to heal or an assisted therapy to align with your treatment, "Reiki with Melissa" can help.
For pricing and service information, please visit our Services page.