Sparrow is an intersection of health, beauty, art, nature, and good old Brooklyn magicMassage therapist and Reiki wizard, Ariel Sheldon teamed forces with Caroline Bach hairstylist, colorist and beauty maven to create Sparrow; a place of health and good grooming. Nestled steps away from the subway, this charming Greenpoint space offers a naturally relaxed and genuinely inspired experience.
My work began to shine when i learned to balance skill with inspiration, it began to sparkle and glow when i learned to draw inspiration from my clients. I began my hairdressing career in Boston in 2000. The following year, I moved to New York where I completed three grueling yet magnificent apprenticeships. I studied with the best from Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy and Bumble; developing a varied, well rounded skill set. For the past eight years I have been practicing my craft in boutique salons of Williamsburg and the East Village. It gives me great pleasure to now offer my services at Sparrow, a space that reflects my vision and imagination.
I have been practicing Massage Therapy full time since 1999. I studied Swedish and Connective Tissue Massage at The Scherer Institute in Santa Fe and received my Reiki II initiation from Ellen Sokolow in the Traditional Usui Method. . I also trained as a Mat Pilates Instructor at the Kane School of Core Integration. My style synthesizes Swedish, Deep Tissue, Connective Tissue, and energetic work in order to create a relaxing, nurturing, and effective massage. I have extensive experience with pre- and post-natal massage, chronic pain, injuries, scar tissue, and misalignment. My goal at Sparrow is to create a beautiful space for deep relaxation and renewal. Let my healing hands work out your kinks and transport your soul - and discover why many people say I give the best massage they've ever had.
After a 15 year career in the NYC fashion industry, Jennifer felt she should be doing more to help people. Having seen her mother build a satisfying career as a massage therapist, she left the fashion industry to attend the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences massage therapy program in New York City. This intensive training she received helps Jennifer to work with many medical conditions, aches, pains and stress while offering a compassionate and relaxing touch. She specializes in myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, sports and Swedish modalities. Her goal is to help people live happier, more balanced and more physically comfortable lives.
Charlie studied acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in England, graduating with a BSc in Acupuncture. As a qualified acupuncturist, Charlie has been trained to uphold the highest standards of hygiene and to abide by a rigorous code of safe practice which is laid down by the acupuncturist’s professional body, The British Acupuncture Council. He also holds a post graduate qualification in Tui na massage. Charlie strongly believes that because each of us are completely individual, so too are the treatments he gives to each person. Adhering closely to the principles of Chinese Medicine, Charlie looks at each person holistically and designs the treatment to suit their needs at that particular time. Committed to furthering his professional development, Charlie regularly attends training to enhance his skills and provide the best possible care for patients.
A Brooklynite for over a decade, a graduate of the Swedish Institute and a blossoming herbal medicine maker, Betsy is so excited to be a part of Sparrow's healing space. Her practice is grounded in the belief that making the world more compassionate starts with taking a little time for yourself and finding a restful, strengthened place within your body to guide you forward. Betsy offers Swedish massage from deep tissue work to pure relaxation, blending in samples from Reiki, Shiatsu, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapies.