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Restorative Therapies - Robert Volinsky, BA LMT

Robert Volinsky


80 E. 11th St. #437
New York, NY 10003
United States
T: 212-501-6290

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RESTORATIVE THERAPIES is dedicated to personal transformation and wellness through energy work, massage and meditation-based technques. Based on your needs, I will craft a unique session that matches your goals, while drawing from my experience and knowledge of the body, mind and spirit.

At different times you have different needs. Sometimes, what you require most is to feel more comfort and ease in your body through Therapeutic Massage. Other times, you may crave the inner peace and reconnection brought by the superior stillness of Reiki.

Or, you may desire to go deeper inside yourself... where personal exploration through past life regression or Inner Space Therapy can unleash your clarity, creativity and fearlessness - allowing you to achieve goals you may have only imagined.

I invite you to schedule a session today, and begin your journey of health, healing and transformation.

Profile and Credentials        

My varied experience ranges from teaching and working with traditional styles of massage and deep tissue bodywork, to other more alternative therapies that promote natural healing, and spiritual and emotional wellness.

Licensed in massage therapy since 1996, I am a faculty member and graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City. I have studied meditation and energetic techniques with Samuel Sagan and the Clairvision School since 2005, and Zen meditation through Dai Bosatsu Zen Monastery in Livingston Manor, New York.

I've received additional training in Eastern Bodywork and theory from Jeffrey Yuen, Quantum Shiatsu with Pauline Sasaki, and Reiki with William Rand, Hayukaten Inamoto and Michael Alatriste.

I have experience working in many settings including chiropractic offices, sports clubs, hospital clinics and private practice. I have worked extensively with people with AIDS and HIV at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

Since 1997, I have been actively teaching Reiki as an Independent Usui Reiki Master Teacher, and a Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher. I am also a trained aromatherapist, certified by the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, and a Clairvision® IST Practitioner and Entity Clearer.

Philosophy and Comments        

Through stillness, gentleness and a sense of curiosity, you can learn to rest on and trust the inherent balance within. As a result, more joy, creativity and self esteem naturally emerge within you. Life begins to open.

Through my own personal experiences and challenges, I have met with and learned simple and profound tools to assist you in your unique journey. My goal is to help you discover your own path, and help you meet the challenges that come along the way.

With my knowledge of energy healing, massage and meditation-based techniques, we will create a session that matches your needs and goals with the best therapeutic approach.

No matter what you may need in our time together, I offer a dynamic space of holding, awareness and care where your true self can be discovered. With an ongoing dialogue between us, our working relationship will evolve as you continue to grow, change and heal.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

The Restorative Therapies studio is conveniently located in the Greenwich Village/Union Square area of New York City. Office hours are by appointment from Tuesday through Saturday.

Schedule a session today, and begin your journey of health, healing and transformation.

For appointments within 48 hours, please call the office at 212-501-6290.

Inner Space Therapy        

Inner Space Therapy (IST) is an interactive technique of self-discovery and past-life regression. It is aimed at promoting emotional freedom through self-awareness, overcoming fears and releasing negative emotional patterns and blockages. IST is a tool to find and free your deepest and truest parts, bringing clarity, self-confidence and joy.

Through a meditative space of relaxation, you will be gently guided beyond the ordinary mind to become aware of deep patterns and limiting behavior. The emotional scars and traumas of your past (or past lives) can keep you from your very best. IST will help to unlock and release these imprints. It is this unlocking that will enable you to see and know yourself as you truly are, and to move toward your highest potential.

Beyond emotional work and regression therapy, IST is also a technique to map consciousness in general. It can strengthen your connection with and awareness of the non-physical presences, energy and spirit that interact with you in many unseen ways. IST can also bring deep states of union with the divine and profound glimpses into existence and of your most evolved self.

IST was created and developed by Samuel Sagan, and the Clairvision School of meditation.

Robert Volinsky is a registered Clairvision® IST Practitioner and Entity Clearer.


Reiki is a profoundly simple and ancient form of natural healing with energy that dramatically restores mental, emotional and physical harmony.

This hands-on healing technique is deeply restorative and rejuvenating. Utilizing the power of touch and universal life force energy, Reiki works with your body's own healing wisdom to support and gently nudge it toward balance.

Reiki is increasingly found in hospitals and is learned by many medical professionals because of its simple and powerful way of reducing stress, and therefore allowing the body to heal itself.

Reiki is a visit deep within your body and soul. It will leave you feeling energized and centered. Clients report feeling more self awareness, a clear mind, and a greater sense of being.

Robert Volinsky is an Independent Traditional Usui Reiki Master and a Karuna Reiki® Master teacher since 1997.

Massage Therapy, Myofascial Release, Shiatsu & Aromatherapy        

Therapeutic massage can be a powerful way to fight stress and muscle aches, but also a means of bringing you home to yourself. It has a profound effect on the whole body, mind and spirit.

My approach utilizes a combination of classic swedish massage and deep tissue techniques, plus an intuitive sensibility to relax and soothe the body.

Massage is relaxing and invigorating. It increases circulation, supports the nervous system, brings more oxygen to the cells of the body and helps to eliminate toxins. Massage nourishes the soul and allows you to reconnect with yourself on many levels. A session will leave you feeling restored, refreshed and rejuvenated. It can easily be combined with Reiki, aromatherapy and most other modalities.

Massage can also be used to address sports injuries, arthritis, insomnia, chronic back pain, injuries related to repetitive action such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis and sciatica, and many other conditions.

Robert Volinsky, LMT is a graduate and faculty member at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in New York City.

Myofascial Release

A goal-directed approach which uses slow, sustained and gentle pressure to address and relieve specific physical issues, and release the trauma and emotions locked in the body.

Myofascial Release addresses the layer of connective tissue called fascia that runs through our muscles and our whole body. Fascia is easily prone to chronic holding and tension that results from emotional or physical stress, injury and the habitual way you use your body. Restrictions in the fascia can result in chronic pain, fatigue, and lack of flexibility.

Often used as part of 'medical massage', it can decrease pain and spasms, restore and maintain range of motion and flexibility, reduce inflammation and decrease recovery time from injury and surgery.

Interestingly, as these physical restrictions are freed, emotional blockages are often released as well.


Shiatsu is an Asian form of bodywork that uses the wisdom of nature to understand the body in balance. A dynamic combination of stretches, subtle movements and palm pressure along acupuncture meridians help to awaken the body’s own healing energy, create balance and alleviate fatigue, body aches and stress.

Shiatsu mobilizes and reactivates the body's energy to bring a sense of relaxation and help release emotional and physical tension.

This approach honors our connection with nature, and sees mind, body and spirit as a dynamic balance of these forces within you.

Robert Volinsky, LMT is a senior Shiatsu faculty member at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences in New York City.


A treatment that utilizes the power of therapeutic grade essential oils and their tremendous life-enhancing effects for powerful results.

Aromatherapy harnesses the magic and chemistry of essential oils, which are the distilled essences from plants. They have been known for centuries for their powerful anti-microbial, anti-viral, and antioxidant properties without side effects. These oils have the ability to regenerate and support the immune and hormonal systems. Some even have the ability to directly affect the emotions.

A simple application along the spine called Raindrop Technique relaxes muscles and restores structural and energetic balance to the body.

Aromatherapy can be combined with any other technique to enhance your session and deepen your experience.

Robert Volinsky is a certified aromatherapist by the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy.


Looking back, I am astounded how quickly I have grown, like a vine spreading through the Garden of Eden, flowers blossoming, bursting with life. Before I met Robert, I wasn't even sure a seed existed but his guidance, wisdom, and heart poured light into me, feeding my truth. Today, I couldn't imagine again lying dormant like a packed seed sleeping among countless others. Every time I see Robert I feel more alive and awake with so much clarity. Looking forward, I know I can only flourish." - Kyle - New York City


Robert is an amazing healer! I've been seeing him for Reiki treatments since 2005. He's a self disciplined and courageous person who continually engages with his own center and enhances his healing skills. Robert is gentle and intuitive, and perceives beyond what is communicated. His counsel and his hands-on work have been invaluable to my own healing process. Plus, he's a careful and thorough Reiki Master trainer. Susan - Queens, NY


Robert is an unusually talented therapist in that he can almost always find where injuries and irregularities lie, and then work on them to prevent and heal pain. If you have pain or just want to feel good, Robert's your man. Jennifer - New York City


Robert is an authentic, passionate, gifted healer and an excellent teacher. As a student who studied Reiki through the Master level under Robert's tutelage, I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning or experiencing Reiki. Patrica - Yoga Therapist - New York City


Robert is a warm, responsive, knowledgeable and experienced practitioner dedicated to bringing transformation opportunities to clients. I would recommend sessions with Robert to unlock your body, your mind and your potential. Amy Celento - Handwriting Therapist - NY/NJ


After more than 10 years working with Robert, I can say that every session with him is a memorable one.

First, because he is a gentle man who is sensitive to my aches and pains. Second, because he has an incredibly focused and consistent touch that never fails to release the stress and tension that I feel. And third, because he takes me to a place that is both conscious yet resting - my definition of total relaxation.

I consider myself very fortunate to have the benefit of what is truly restorative therapy. Frank - Brooklyn, NY


Robert had an immediate and thoughtful insight into a chronic condition which had reduced me to despair. His caring and peaceful treatment calmed my system down while he eased blockages I did not even realize I had. Katie - New York City


In the 15 years I have known Robert, I have experienced his capacity to weave together his gifts, technical skill, compassion and intuition in order to provide a session that is as healing as it is expansive. The sessions and the class time have have been both restorative and inspirational. In Robert I feel that I have found a guide in my journey towards a balanced life, better health and a joyful spirit. Marianne - Washington, DC


Robert brings to his work a bridge to healing realms that comes from deep parts of himself. I don’t just feel helped. I feel re-connected to larger states of being and a sense of presence through Robert's guidance. Robert brings exactly what needed with gentleness, laughter, empathy, affection, fiery no-nonsense and loads and loads of heart.

He is a healer willing to go as far as you want on your path of personal transformation. Theresa - New Jersey


Working with Robert is a truly lovely experience and a gift, with his background in Reiki and other healing modalities the difference is obviously there. Robert's nature and demeanor is very nurturing and sensitive. His awareness of all the aspects of the body help the session go deeper into your being, and help you bridge your awareness even further, penetrating your inner self.

It is a pleasure and a joy to have Robert’s work, as it is one of the most nurturing and healing experiences. Please go and enjoy! Henry - New York City


In two words, Robert is a 'miracle worker.' Seeing him on a regular basis is *essential* to my life in New York City. Stephanie - Brooklyn, NY


I truly feel blessed to have met Robert – as he always goes above and beyond to help all those who cross his threshold. You will not be disappointed and I have no doubt you will recommend him to others. He certainly has healing hands! Carolyn - Queens, NY


I am very grateful that Robert is part of my health and well-being regimen. I have been a client for over 10 years, and I continue to look forward to my sessions with great anticipation. I know that for an hour and a half, Robert will take care of me, listening to what my body needs, and I will feel better than when I came in. Stephen - Brooklyn, NY


Robert is a natural teacher with a nurturing and generous spirit. Each time I see him I learn something new about myself. My life has become richer and deeper. His knowledge is very profound yet he remains humble and approachable; true nobility. Omayra - New York City


Robert’s gifted and delicate approach is imbued with a rare sensitivity that forms a wordless dialogue between him and his client. I am grateful to Robert for his peacefulness and clarity, and the solid integrity he brings. Carmel - Brooklyn, NY


My session with Robert brought about life-changing awareness that kept deepening even days after the healing. His gentle and safe touch, patience, and the way he was able to follow my wave throughout the session helped me to go deep within and reclaim pieces of myself. I feel more grounded and more safe in my body. I am so grateful for the safe and deep healing space that Robert held for me! Julie Migneault - International Intuitive Coach

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