The mood and presence of Belisama Bodyworks is unusual and worth explaining. We are a group of massage therapists who work together to create a space that is welcoming, positive, and relaxing. We consider our work to be “world peace, one body at a time” (to quote Milton Trager). Each of us has a unique style, and yet we all find unity in our impulse of caring, compassionate healing.  Belisama is a "woman owned business" and Suzanne deeply cares about the people who receive treatments here, and all of the dedicated people who work here.

Belisama specializes in helping individuals heal from injuries, such as whiplash, related to car accidents. Medical massage can be very effective as a compliment to traditional medicine. New York is a no-fault car insurance state which means medical treatment, including massage, is paid for regardless of who is at fault in an accident. We can help navigate the insurance process!

We encourage you to read our bios, and to come back & try different sessions with each of us – you’ll never get the same massage twice! But you’ll always leave feeling more centered, more relaxed, and clearer about why it is you do what you do. Come and see what makes us so special, and why we’re one of the most successful private practices in the Capital Region.



Licensed Massage Therapist

Kendra comes to Belisama Bodyworks with the combination of Physical Therapy knowledge and extensive Massage Therapy training.  Kendra is passionate about helping clients achieve a healthier lifestyle through massage.  She has a thriving interest in helping people reach their health and healing goals.  Beautifully, interweaving clear presence with practical skill, she fully attends each client's needs.  Kendra is a graduate of The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.  Specializing in Manual Lymphatic drainage, Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage and other modalities.  Whether you desire a deeply indulgent massage, or work on long-term injuries and trauma, Kendra will be able to meet you where you are on your journey.


Licensed Massage Therapist

Jessica graduated from The Center for Natural Wellness in 2012. She enjoys practicing Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Hot Stone massage and Cupping. Jessica likes to incorporate different massage modalities to individualize the session for each clients needs. She really feels that a full body massage can create balance and wellness within the body, mind and spirit. Jessica is truly passionate about making sure each client leaves feeling better than when they came in. In her spare time she enjoys going on adventures with her husband, her young son and their dog. 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Mel is a graduate of The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.  Her goal as a massage therapist is to offer a calming presence and space, allowing clients to unwind their bodies and minds. Led by intuition, her work includes Swedish, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone.

Meet Our Staff


Licensed Massage Therapist

For over 20 years Bill has been improving the overall health and well being of his clients with his special approach to Integrative Therapeutic Massage. Slow, deep strokes –stopping to focus in on a problem area such as neck and shoulders – in concert with addressing whole body stress relief, are characteristic of his style.  His unique expression of technique calms the parasympathetic nervous system, relaxing the body and the mind, moving the spirit away from tension toward a state of peace.  He started his career practicing on coworkers while working in the PACU at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and has gone on to professionally practice in a number of diverse settings including a Chiropractic office, a Complementary Health Care Center, a Yoga Studio, and a Spa. He is a graduate of the Massage Institute of Maryland, and the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca.

Other staff

Licensed Massage Therapist

Others are typically a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy.  Their passion lie in connecting with clients and holding space for them to reach the utmost relaxation. 


Licensed Massage Therapist

Jessie is a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in 2014.  Her passions include Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Deep Tissue, and Swedish massage, but she also enjoys energy work and often incorporates a variety of modalities into each massage.  Key to Jessie’s bodywork is staying present and grounded with her clients.  Helping people get grounded in their bodies is of utmost importance to her, as she believes that is among the best ways we can take care of ourselves and reach our wellness goals.  A central facet of Jessie’s work as a massage therapist is pain management, and she very much enjoys helping clients stretch and heal their sore and tired muscles.  In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with her two dogs and relaxing with a good book or podcast.



Standard Massages

  • 30 minutes - $65

  • 60 minutes - $100

  • 90 minutes - $135

Specialty Massages

  • 60 minutes - $115

  • 90 minutes - $150



Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

By appointment only:
before 10 am, after 5 pm

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