Peter J. La Grasse has a B.A. degree from Hunter College, New York City, and a B.S. degree in Architecture from the City College New York. He worked in the Architectural and Structural Engineering field for ten years in New York City. It is this strong physical science background that makes him quite comfortable with Magnet Therapy.
Mr. LaGrasse and his wife moved to the North Country in 1973 to live the good life of farming and house building. In 1992 he chose to shift employment and attend the one thousand hour, one and a half year massage training program at The New Center for Wholistic Health Education and Research, now located in Syosett, Long Island, and now New York College. This school teaches in depth AMMA Therapy, the Traditional Chinese Medicine form of massage.
Mr. LaGrasse received his New York State license in Massage Therapy and his National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB) in 1994.
Mr. LaGrasse has continued to study the field of Massage Therapy extensively since graduation, receiving Certificate training and CECs in Magnet Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Reike I and II, Lymphatic Massage, and Touch for Health. He was trained in Specific Manual Lymph Drainage and then assisted in training in this subject at various massage schools. He trained the staff at the Sagamore Spa, where he worked seven years, in Medical Massage, and was instrumental in developing and training the staff in the spas signature massage, The Sacred Earth Healing Ritual, which incorporates three major Lymph Massage modalities.
He is currently employed as a massage therspist at the Roosevelt Baths & Spa at the Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga, New York, where appointments can be made to request his services.
Mr. LaGrasse is currently a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D), and is Captain of the Stony Creek Emergency Squad.
Peter LaGrasse has practiced Massage Therapy since 1994 and has incorporated Magnet Therapy in massage for the last four years.
University of the State of New York, Education Dept., Massage Therapy License
University of the State of New York, Education Dept., Massage Therapy Registration
New York State Dept. of Health, Emergency Medical Technician: Level EMT-Defibrillation
Professional Association Memberships:
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork