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About Us

Balance for Life has been a thriving business since 2001, encouraging restorative behavior in all its forms. From Massage to Facials, Energy~work to Workshops & Classes, Balance for Life offers a variety of different paths towards relaxation, healing, education, personal betterment, as well as spiritual growth and we are proud to be named one of the most sought after place of healing on Long Island.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Gandhi

Location

Balance for Life
248-260 Middle Country Road
Selden, New York 11784

Contact

Phone: (631) 736-9999
Email: info@balanceforlife.us
or via our Contact form.

Hours

Mon-Fri 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm-4:00pm
Sunday Sometimes
All sessions are by Appointment Only

Please refer to the General Information and Our Policies pages for detailed information!

Map & Directions

We are located just east of North Ocean Avenue ( County Road 83 ) in the Coram -Selden Professional building along the south-bound side of Middle Country Road ( Route 25 ).
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Our Facility

Our office includes 2 large treatment rooms, a relaxing & spacious reception area as well as a boutique that offers a wide selection of beautiful crystals, jewelry, body and skin care products and many unusual gift items.

Our clients are testaments that the healing really does begin the moment they walk through our door..

Balance for Life has some of the best teachers, psychics & facilitators on Long Island, sharing their knowledge, gifts, healing and skills each month in one of our most exciting & complete schedules so far.

Our Staff

Katherine Mongiello

Like so many others, Kathy’s journey began shortly after the events of 911 and emerged into the “healing sector” as a Licensed Massage Therapist. By Nov. 2007, she found herself owner of a Massage Therapy office and by Divine Grace and Guidance, quickly created a healing sanctum of peace and profound healing for the Mind, Body & Soul. Her practice is widely known throughout Long Island, parts of the United States, as well as overseas. Referred to as, “The Healers’ Healer ” and known as a “Natural, Intuitive Healer” in the spiritual community, as she continues to help those looking to begin their Spiritual Journey”. She has also worked closely with high vibrational psychics, mediums and healer’s, continues to educate students interested in the expansion of their gifts and skills, and currently works with gifted teens & young adults as they find their place in the world of spirit. Through Kathy’s vast experience with working energetically, she has also written and comprised all manuals used in her Reiki classes, she is also the original creator for Balance for Life’s, “Angel Healing Therapy”.

“To our fallen brothers and sisters from 911, it was because of you that I now stand in the light.” ~ Kathy

Training/Degrees:

LMT, TCM, Certified Crystal Healer, Reiki Grand Master/Teacher, Aromatherapy, Lightarian Facilitator, Rent Tent Facilitator, WhiteLight Self Empowerment™ Master/Teacher, BA/BS in Physical Education & Teaching, etc;

Certifications:

  • National Certification For Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: NCBTMB# 517063-06
  • Reflexology
  • Diploma from The Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai, Thailand

Continuing Education Training:

Lomi-Lomi (HI), Stone Massage, Animal Reiki-Komyo Reiki Kai, Shamanic Healing, Psychic Development, etc;

Organizations:

NCBTMB


 

Gina Marie Bench

biopic-crop NYS licensed since 2002, Gina received her training & cosmetology certification from Boces. Gina has become a well known and experienced expert Makeup Artist specializing and working within the Bridal industry, creating beautiful Makeup & Hair creations for each bride’s special day. Gina currently has begun to focus her talents toward the skincare industry, realizing the importance in creating, as well as maintaining healthy, vibrant skin. She increased her experience and began her career working in spa and salons in the Western Suffolk area. We are now proud to have Gina as part of our team here at Balance for Life as she helps clients achieve their goals for beautiful, healthy and vibrant skin.

 

Training/Degrees:

New York  State Licensed Cosmetologist, Reiki 2 Practitioner

Certifications:

  • New York State Certified Skin Care and Makeup Artist

Continuing Education Training:

Wax Technician

Organizations:

N/A


 

Karisa Baldwin

Karisa is one of those rare teachers that bring the teachings of Kundalini Yoga into a sacred, safe space, allowing her students to experience & rediscover the joy and wisdom that already lives within them. With her unique love of music, Karisa incorporates & combines perfectly the healing sounds, mantras & vibrations within her classes, helping her students to reconnect to the bodies bio-rhythms and their inner strengths. She has continued to expand her studies internationally including such places as: Greece, Costa Rica, Canada, New York and India, helping her to bring deeper levels of authenticity for creating both profound & powerful results to her students.

Training/Degrees:

Currently working towards a BS from the University of Phoenix

Certifications:

  • 300-hr Kundalini Yoga-Greece
  • Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga
  • Prenatal Khalsa Yoga
  • Special Needs Yoga

Continuing Education Training:

Kundalini Teacher Training Assistant, White Tantric

Organizations:

Yoga Alliance

Facilitators

Shira Benedetto

Gifted Psychic Medium, Empath, Healer & Spiritual Teacher from Long Island, NY. Shira has been nominated Best Psychic Long Island 2015. Her gifts include: Claircognizance, Clairaudience, Clairsentience, Clairvoyance, and Clairalience. Shira has studied under many gifted teachers & has the amazing abilities allowing her to deliver loving messages filled with healing and hope from Deceased Loved Ones, Guides & Angels, validating their continued presence, promoting peace within her clients. Shira also works with many charitable organizations including: Bethany House & The American Cancer Society.                        www.ShiraPsychicMedium.com                  

Training:

Masters in Communications, with Distinction

Certifications:

  • Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher

Sarah Curley

Intuitive Artist & Creative Channel. Sarah has been an artist her entire life and while walking down her Divine Path has discovered that when creating her art, she becomes a clear and open channel to Divine Source Energy. Creator of “Sarah Curley Spirit Guide Paintings”, Sarah also holds a degree in English & Literature & is author of the children’s book, “Little I Am”, written & dedicated to the spiritual awareness in children and will soon introduce an exciting new workshop series, teaching the lessons she writes about. Sarah continues to encourage us to awaken to the loving source energy through her teachings & mediation classes. She is also a loving mother.                   sarahintuitivechannel@gmail.com

Training:

BA in English & Literature from UMass Amherst

Certifications:

  • Reiki 2 Practitioner

Jaclyn Wallach

Red Bench Head Shot 2The Intuitive Empowerment Coach has studied under Master Coaches Jeannine Yoder and Sora Surya No. She believes the more empowered women there are in the world who confidently share their gifts, the more the world will change. Jaclyn supports & guides magnetic and soulful career women who are ready to fully step into their life’s purpose and make the transition. She interweaves her knowledge of formal education, spiritual teachings, yogic philosophy and movement, and real life experiences into her practice. Jaclyn guides her clients to break through cycles of limiting beliefs and stories, to feel more energetic, less stressed, and to create clarity. She provides 1:1 coaching services, monthly women’s and healing circles and other events.

Training:

Masters of Science in Education​ ​in TESOL, Hofstra University​; Bachelors of Science in Human Development, Binghamton University.

Certifications:

  • Mentor Masterclass with Jeannine Yoder
  • Magic of Circle with Sora Surya No
  • 200-hr YTT at Always At Aum Yoga School
  • Reiki 2 with Lorry Salluzzi Sensei

Kathie Lipinski

Kathie brings over 20 years of experience to the healing community. As a wholistic nurse, her work is all about bringing people back into “wholeness”, empowering them to balance and heal their lives. Kathie has been a contributing author to such metaphysical magazines including the Reiki News Magazine & has given lectures regarding the healing powers of Reiki and other complementary therapies. Kathie’s private practice focuses on emotional healing & preparation and recovery from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Currently Kathie brings her Reiki training into the hospital setting educating nurses and other hospital healthcare practitioners the benefits of self healing and therapeutic healing.

Training:

Registered Nurse, Certified Hypnotist with Brian Weiss, Past Life Exploration Facilitator.

Certifications:

  • Reiki Master Teacher/Practitioner, Usui, Tibetan
  • Karuna Reiki Master/Practitioner
  • Jikiden Reiki Practitioner
  • Board Certified in Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Kathy Bradley

kathy Bradley reditTeacher and Angelic Ambassador, Kathy offers her clients clear, concise intuitive guidance as well as the techniques and practical tools toward exploration, inspiring them to awaken to their true divine path and purpose. Kathy’s training includes studies with such names as Doreen Virtue and Jennifer McClean & has been granted Permission to own and operate the special “John of God Crystal Healing Bed.”  Kathy believes in the philosophy that our thoughts create our reality & is passionate about helping others to heal at the deepest of levels helping to her clients to entrain themselves of lower vibrational thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve our highest intentions as Divine beings. Kathy continues to learn and expand her gifts.

Training:

BS for Business from Niagara University, Certified Interior Refiner/Interior Design with Laurie Ward, Mastering Alchemy, Sound Therapy & Success Signature trainings with “Healing with the Masters”, Jennifer McClean

Certifications:

  • Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher
  • Angel Therapy Practitioner®
  • Consciousness Facilitator