About Us

Richard Condon LMT CAR graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy & Allied Health Sciences in 1991 and The Rolf Institute in 2001.He has been an advanced Rolfer since 2008. In addition to maintaining his private practice, Richard’s professional experience includes serving on the Swedish Institute faculty and working as a principle therapist for seven years at The Ostrow Institute for Pain Management in New York City.

Richard’s extensive continuing education experience includes a personal mentorship under the late master Rolfer Dr. Louis Schultz, a week-long human cadaver dissection under the guidance of Dr. Gil Hedley, eighteen months of visceral manipulation and biomechanical study with Advanced Rolfer Liz Gaggini and the Rossiter System with Advanced Rolfer Richard Rossiter.

Richard is currently the director of Balance Rolfing & Massage Studio. In his spare time Richard is an olympic-style weight lifter and chess enthusiast.

Susanrachel Condon LMT, CCE, LM  aka Birdie is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy & Allied Health Sciences and has been a New York State licensed massage therapist since 1991. She served on the faculty of the Swedish Institute  for over fifteen years, and currently participates extensively as an instructor in their continuing education program. Since 1994, Susanrachel has taught Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle, a nationally recognized (NCBTMB) certification course she developed for massage and bodywork professionals with Shelley McGrew LMT CCE RN.

Susanrachel also graduated from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn Midwifery Program in 1998 and is a nationally certified and New York State licensed midwife. She was certified to teach childbirth preparation, newborn care and breastfeeding classes in 1996 by the Childbirth Education Association of Metropolitan NY and served two terms as President of the CEAMNY Board of Directors.

Together Susanrachel and Richard produced an advanced pregnancy massage techniques video in addition to a DVD home study program for couples and childbirth professionals. They have also lectured widely as private consultants at conferences, hospitals, birth centers, schools and spas. Susanrachel holds a BFA in Art Therapy and has studied birth counseling and counseling for pregnant survivors of sexual abuse. She is currently the Director of Niara Healing Arts (bodywork education) and co-owner of River & Mountain Midwives PLLC (a private, homebirth and primary care practice). Richard and Susanrachel have one daughter and two sons.