Senior Therapist Michael Bruffee, LMTis a graduate from the Swedish Institute. He specializes in myofascial release, informed by a deep understanding of Five Elements Shiatsu massage and theory. Mike is also a student and teacher of Zen meditation, and considers his massage practice an extension of his meditation practice, encouraging people to become more aware of how their breath affects their whole bodies.

Mike currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He likes to swing dance, sing in a community chorus, and do silly things like take improv classes at the Magnet Theater. Never one to stop learning, his ambitions include: studying for Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Acupuncture; traveling the world; driving cross country on a Great American Road Trip; and hiking the Appalachian Trail. Sometimes he has brunch with his mother. 

Rates
60 minute massage: $130
90 minute massage: $185
Hours
Tuesdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Financial District)
Wednesdays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Financial District)
Thursdays 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Financial District)
Sundays 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Financial District)

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Michael Bruffee, LMT, Senior Medical Massage Therapist at Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

Sincere listening

Personalization, sincere listening and care.

Kristina H.

5.0
2018-06-12T18:08:28+00:00

Kristina H.

Personalization, sincere listening and care.

Great

Micheal was great!

Sophia C.

5.0
2017-06-19T21:14:24+00:00

Sophia C.

Micheal was great!

Helped eliminate pain.

Helped eliminate pain.

Marc C.

5.0
2017-08-15T18:03:47+00:00

Marc C.

Helped eliminate pain.

Staff is VERY skilled.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool!

And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled. Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Meg K.

5.0
2017-08-15T18:04:41+00:00

Meg K.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool! And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled. Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Absolutely incredible

I’ve gone to see Michael B. Twice in the past 3 months, and I’m going to see him again soon. He’s absolutely incredible. I feel completely comfortable and safe with him as a therapist. He seems to have a strong intuitive sense of where I’m holding tension and how misalignment might be developing in my body. He addresses my pain but also seems to address other areas that might be affected without me even realizing I need the work! Bodyworks DW is the most professional massage therapy clinic I’ve ever been to, and I no longer feel the need to look anywhere else. Thank you for the care!

Myriah Q.

5.0
2018-07-08T17:32:20+00:00

Myriah Q.

I’ve gone to see Michael B. Twice in the past 3 months, and I’m going to see him again soon. He’s absolutely incredible. I feel completely comfortable and safe with him as a therapist. He seems to have a strong intuitive sense of where I’m holding tension and how misalignment might be developing in my body. He addresses my pain but also seems to address other areas that might be affected without me even realizing I need the work! Bodyworks DW is the most professional massage therapy clinic I’ve ever been to, and I no longer feel the need to look anywhere else. Thank you for the care!

Helped eliminate pain.

Helped eliminate pain.

Marc C.

5.0
2017-06-19T16:13:35+00:00

Marc C.

Helped eliminate pain.

Staff are very skilled!

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool!

And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled! Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Meg K.

5.0
2017-06-19T16:15:08+00:00

Meg K.

Nice environment. I liked the decor. It felt warm while still professional, instead of stuffy like a laboratory or cheesy like many spas are for massage. The room and office were really cool! And, most importantly, the staff are VERY skilled! Michael seemed very knowledgeable in helping to treat some chronic nerve and muscle pain that I haven't been able to tackle through physical therapy or other massage in past year. I'll come back!

Really professional.

Really professional. Michael focused on addressing the issues.

Viktoryia K.

5.0
2017-08-15T06:40:40+00:00

Viktoryia K.

Really professional. Michael focused on addressing the issues.

Not a one-size-fits-all experience.

The therapist takes the time to really listen to you. It's not a one-size-fits-all experience.

Jennifer K.

5.0
2017-08-15T06:33:26+00:00

Jennifer K.

The therapist takes the time to really listen to you. It's not a one-size-fits-all experience.

Expert

Very knowledgeable, expert therapist.

Bill S.

5.0
2018-06-24T17:28:01+00:00

Bill S.

Very knowledgeable, expert therapist.

Professional and kind

It worked! Michael was professional, informative and kind.

Frances R.

5.0
2018-09-30T13:32:00+00:00

Frances R.

It worked! Michael was professional, informative and kind.

Clear and precise

Michael accurately diagnosed my structural issues that were causing muscle tensions and worked to relieve the pain with a holistic approach to my whole body. My shoulder pain has subsided and we have a plan to work on the underlying problems. It is rare to find someone who is able to understand my individual anatomy so quickly and to address the problems with verbal clarity and physical precision.

Barbara L.

5.0
2018-11-18T15:27:49+00:00

Barbara L.

Michael accurately diagnosed my structural issues that were causing muscle tensions and worked to relieve the pain with a holistic approach to my whole body. My shoulder pain has subsided and we have a plan to work on the underlying problems. It is rare to find someone who is able to understand my individual anatomy so quickly and to address the problems with verbal clarity and physical precision.

Best I’ve ever seen

Michael B is the best massage therapist I've ever seen in my life. Period. If you're an athlete, or just work out 6 days a week like I do, he'll help you recover from and prevent injury. Highly recommended.

Holly M.

5.0
2018-11-18T15:29:18+00:00

Holly M.

Michael B is the best massage therapist I've ever seen in my life. Period. If you're an athlete, or just work out 6 days a week like I do, he'll help you recover from and prevent injury. Highly recommended.
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