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It's All About You

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At ReNu-U, we do not subscribe to a pre-developed or created massage. Our services are "All About You". Massage Therapy is an evidence based practice.  Therapists may utilize different methods but care will be appropriate to your needs and only the methods they are educated, licensed and certified to practice. The attending massage therapist will consider your current and past medical condition(s) and recommend the appropriate massage technique. Therapists may administer different treatments, but only the techniques they are educated, licensed and certified to practice.



Meet The Director

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Gail Balas, LMT                                                                
Massage Therapist, Educator, Consultant
New York State Licensed and Registered since 1989
A NYS licensed massage therapist since 1989 with expertise in massage therapy including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, medical massage, reflexology, Shiatsu and LaStone®  Therapy. Advanced credentials encompass sport performance massage, peri and post-natal pregnancy care, Infant Massage Educator, lymph drainage and visceral manipulation, as well as, a certified fitness instructor.
Ms. Balas has been honored for her outstanding contributions promoting health/wellness and fitness by the Lauder Family for the Breast Cancer Foundation, New York Road Runner’s Association/Team for Kids, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports of NJ, American Massage Therapy Association Sports Massage Education Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Heart Association.  A member of the International Loving Touch Foundation (Registered and Certified Infant Massage Instructor), American Massage Therapy Association, New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists, The Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, Ms. Balas serves on the Advisory Board for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  She teaches massage therapists new modalities and services, improved massage techniques and professional skills and has written articles that have appeared in print championing the benefits of massage.
An advocate of preventive care and healthy choices, Ms. Balas has worked in gyms, spas, chiropractic and at athletic events, including the Olympic trials.
Ms. Balas has been selected by Fortune 500 companies for special promotional events and has used massage as a vehicle to promote wellness and personal care.  She’s been billed as the “massage therapist to the stars” and has appeared with the widely publicized Estee Lauder’s Spa Dream Team, serving the Oscar® nominees.

Ms. Balas started in business management rising from secretary to vice president; working for Cornell University Medical College-New York Hospital, Bendix International, Coopers & Lybrand and MMC Public Relations before becoming a massage therapist.  Ms. Balas opened her massage practice, ReNu-U Massage Therapy, in 2004 and continues to teach and consult for various companies.


The Staff

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All ReNu-U massage therapists are New York State licensed and registered, experienced and educated in the fundamental massage techniques i.e., Swedish, Oriental (usually Shiatsu) and Medical massage. In addition, our staff has continued it's education earning advance certification in other modalities.

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