Rob Zukowski is a New York State LMT, certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and holds a degree in Occupational Studies, with a focus on massage therapy, from the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He has advanced training in sports massage, various relaxation therapies, and training in multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology.

In addition to private practice, his experience includes being a massage therapist, lead therapist and member relationships manager in assorted fitness centers, spas, clinics and holistic healing settings and working in corporate wellness environments. Rob also works as a client services manager at a healing center, authors his own column on the subject of complementary and alternative medicine in a national HIV/AIDS magazine, works in student outreach and lectures on therapeutic massage for various pathologies.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Team Effort

The latest article, "Team Effort", in my column, The Whole Perspective, in A&U Magazine.

When we approach wellness from a whole perspective, we look not only at the physiological aspect of health, but we endeavor to care for the mind and spirit as well. Meditation, cognitive healing, visual and positive imaging, empowerment coaching and varied forms of therapy and counseling are all considered complementary and alternative options that can nurture the mind, lift the spirit and support mental health. This is an important task when we consider the depression and anxiety that can accompany living with HIV. What precisely do we wish to accomplish by engaging in treatments that focus on the mind and spirit? Certainly, the answer to that question will be personally driven and different for each of us. For me, the one word that often comes to mind, and that I often hear from clients, is “empowerment.” Continue reading...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Meridians of Health

In the September issue A&U Magazine, my column, The Whole Perspective, focuses on an introduction to acupuncture. 

Acupuncture is an Eastern healing modality that is said to have originated some 2,500 years ago. It falls under the umbrella of Traditional Chinese Medicine. While it originated in China, it is now widely practiced in the West. Very simply put, acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that involves inserting thin needles into the skin, or pricking the skin or tissues with needles, to alleviate pain or to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. But how does it work and why do people living with HIV sometimes look to acupuncture as a complementary therapy? The short answer is a small word with a vast meaning: qi. Continue reading.... 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Special Offers: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Appointments open today in the Union Square location from 3PM to 9PM. Take advantage of the September Specials --
- All AIDS Ride cyclists and crew take 20% off any therapeutic service.
- First time clients take 10% off any therapeutic service.
- Returning clients take 15% off any therapeutic service.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A&U Columns: May and July, 2015

The link below will take you to the digital issue of my first two columns in A&U Magazine. In the May issue, my first piece was an introduction to complementary and alternative medicine (page 56). The second column, in the July issue, focused on massage therapy, stress and the autonomic nervous system (page 49). 

Friday, May 8, 2015

Giving Back to the Community - Cycle for the Cause, the Northeast AIDS Ride

In some capacity, either professionally or personally, I have been an activist for a variety of causes for the past 25 years. I cannot stress enough, the importance of any community coming together to lend its energy, time and skills to further a cause.

In keeping with my longtime and strongly held beliefs that impact of giving is paramount, I am pleased to announce that I have signed on as volunteer massage therapist for the 2015 Cycle for the Cause -- the Northeast AIDS ride.

Every September hundreds of riders and crew members come together and embark on a journey like no other: Cycle for the Cause. Together they train, fundraise and prepare to make the roughly 275-mile trek from Boston to New York. Some are veteran riders and some have never cycled before, but they all share one common thread: their dedication to the cause -- fighting HIV/AIDS.

In addition to volunteering my professional skills, I am fundraising. If you are so inclined, and would like make a donation to this effort, please CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 pring and Summer Specials

Spring Special: Student Discount
Current students of all kinds, full time, part time, continuing education, all vocations and more, take 20% off any session at either location. Present a current schedule or student ID to receive discount. Offer valid until June 21, 2015.
Weekday Special at WellSpace Studios

Take 20% off any service booked at the Union Square Location on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM. Offer valid from May 1, 2015 to July 1, 2015.

Visit for more information.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Speaking at the Arthritis Foundation Mind Body Symposium

On Wednesday, March 18th, I will be speaking at the 2015 Mind Body Symposium on
Therapies to Reduce Arthritis Pain. The symposium includes a variety of medical professionals and covers various movement and complementary therapies that can help relieve pain, stress and fatigue. Event details follow.

Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30 PM - 8PM.

Mount Sinai Medical Center
1468 Madison Avenue
(at 101st Street)
Guggenheim Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Hatch Auditorium
New York, NY 10029

To Register: Call 212 984 8730 or email

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Location in Willamsburg, Brooklyn

I am very pleased to announce that in addition to my other locations, that I will be accepting clients in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a partner in the newly formed Richardson Bodywork Collective.

In true Williamsburg fashion, the private studio is located in a converted warehouse that is home to an assortment of artists, designers and other creative professionals. Located near McCarren Park at 87 Richardson Street, it is a 7 -10 minute walk from the Bedford Avenue L train station through the heart of Williamsburg or a short walk from the Nassau G train station.

To celebrate this new venture, I am offering a special price on massages booked at this location. From January 15. 2015 to February 15, 2015, 60 minute massages will be offered at a rate of $80 and 90 minute massages at a rate of $110. Appointments can be scheduled at any time and will begin on January 15, 2015.