Edan is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in providing athletes and active New Yorkers with the most comprehensive pain and tension relief so they can perform better and live with more ease and comfort. His practice is dedicated to utilizing a variety of unique and highly effective body therapies to achieve profound results.
A graduate of the prestigious Swedish Institute, holding an Associates of Occupational Health Sciences, Edan is also a professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and an Associate member of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International (SOBI) – www.Ortho-Bionomy.org
Edan is no stranger to illness, pain and suffering. Growing up, he had to have numerous major surgeries for multiple physical conditions. Additionally, he has experience with broken bones and a ruptured achilles tendon from sports and dance injuries. He also used to suffer from cluster headaches regularly and from the age of 18-21 he was struggling with anxiety. At the age of 21, Edan was diagnosed with a debilitating illness which caused him to make some major changes in his life.
Dealing with all these setbacks has given Edan the experience and capacity to work with others who are suffering from the above mentioned conditions and more.
A firm believer in the inseparable connection between body/mind, he’s a proponent of massage and body therapy for relieving physical as well as emotional stress and he strongly believes in bodywork as a viable modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. He strongly feels this way because these specific forms of holistic medicine have provided him with the healing breakthroughs that he needed and now he wants to share that with you.
Edan used to be one of those sports massage therapists who would dig his elbows into your tissues to provide you with some temporary relief until he discovered the world of Ortho-Bionomy and how it’s possible to get better results without the use of aggressive force. The way he found out about this unique system of bodywork was when he hurt his foot dancing back in 2007 and he asked one of his teachers in massage school to have a look at it. In just seconds after doing some subtle movements of his foot, the pain completely vanished permanently! That’s when Edan decided to dedicate his life to Ortho-Bionomy and to use it’s principles and methods within his sessions to help others just how he was helped with it.
In addition to his private body therapy sessions, which primarily take place at his practice within Solace Crossfit + Yoga, from time to time he teaches massage in both group workshops and in private lessons. He has taught both in person and online at the New York Open Center, The Learning Annex and at various workshops and retreats throughout the US. He is dedicated to bringing massage to as many people as possible because of his firm belief that working with the physical body is essential to reducing mental stress and improving our overall quality of life. By sharing his knowledge with couples in a comfortable environment he intends to demystify the very intuitive and natural practice of massage.
In his free time, Edan enjoys dancing and other movement arts (such as the handstand training and the Ido Portal Method), in-line skating and longboarding, slacklining, biking, snowboarding, surfing, traveling and spending time in nature.