meet our team
At Pellegrino Healing Center, you will find experienced healers who bring their knowledge together for truly unparalleled treatments. We are a family of qualified professionals who are bound by an undying passion for alternative medicine and healing. Learn more about our team below.
meditation & yoga
CHRISTINE PELLEGRINO M.S., L.Ac
Founder, Owner and Director
In today’s world we are all on a pilgrimage to optimal health, facing life’s obstacles of stress, illness, and injury. I created Pellegrino Healing Center as a wellness destination for healing, rest and relaxation.
~ Christine Pellegrino M.S., L.Ac
Founder, Owner, and Director of Pellegrino Healing Center, Christine Pellegrino, M.S., L.Ac aspires to treat, heal, and uplift a multitude of people. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine and she has a dense background in healthcare and alternative medicine. Christine has spent countless hours building and expanding her business in order to elevate the healing experience for recovery and well-being for everyone that walks through the door.
Christine has a very intuitive approach to healing. She practices a combination of Japanese Kiiko style, Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element and Trigger Point Acupuncture. She utilizes a unique Japanese style which she learned from world renowned Master Kiiko Matsumoto. The techniques that Christine employs are done to find the specific treatment modalities and acupuncture points that will resolve your specific concerns and help your body be brought into balance. Her method addresses the entire person in order to get to the root of the problem.
Having worked with diverse populations including cancer patients, veterans, children, athletes, people with disabilities, pregnant women, and almost anyone who has pain or discomfort, she recognizes that no two patients are the same. Even when some people have the same symptoms, she understands that each individual is unique, therefore creating a tailored healing experience.
CATHERINE CUSUMANO M.S., L.Ac
Having practiced massage prior to acupuncture, I am well trained in kinesiology; the study of bone, muscle, tendon and ligament. I add this structural knowledge to the art of acupuncture and it allows me to help people resolve the root cause of their structural pain.
~ Catherine Cusumano M.S., L.Ac
Catherine Cusumano, M.S., L.Ac brings over 20 years of experience in health and human services to Pellegrino Healing Center. Catherine is what could be referred to as a well-balanced alternative medicine practitioner. Her past includes practicing reiki and massage for several years. After becoming an acupuncture patient herself, and experiencing the extraordinary healing effect and reversal of her symptoms, she decided to pursue a career in acupuncture. In 2004, Catherine received her Master of Science in acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC, studying Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as Japanese and trigger point release style. Catherine also pursued her passion for nutrition. In 2011, she completed her nutrition certificate at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Having successfully treated depression, anxiety, insomnia, digestive issues, respiratory imbalances, infertility, irregular menstruation, and more, Catherine feels the main focus of her practice is pain management. If you've had an accident, slip and fall or any kind of physical trauma, surgery pain and recovery symptoms, back, neck and leg pain, Catherine can help you.
MASSAGE & ESTHETICS
CHELSEA LANDOLFA LMT., LE
I am so excited to diversify my impact as a bodyworker. Not only is Pellegrino Healing Center adding new services with esthetics, but we are expanding our approach to wellness, healing, and self care.
~ Chelsea Landolfa LMT., LE
Chelsea Landolfa is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed Esthetician who provides an immersive experience through the healing powers of holistic bodywork and esthetics.
Chelsea studied massage therapy at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Ithaca, NY and has gained over 9 years of experience in massage. While Chelsea is well-versed in Prenatal and Geriatric Massage, she specializes in Deep Tissue Modalities including Myofascial Release and Sports Stretching.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue to eliminate pain and restore motion.
Chelsea intends to bring body awareness, mindfulness, and knowledge about self care and maintenance to her clients. Her esthetics work includes face, body, and intimate waxing, as well as specialized facials and body treatments. She is incredibly passionate about her work, aiming to make her clients feel comfortable, safe, and cared for.
CATHIE GRZECZKA LMT, MLD-C
Massage therapy helps your body release what are known as, "happy hormones" such as endorphins, serotonin, & dopamine. These positive hormones circulate throughout your body after a massage, making you feel content yet uplifted!
~ Cathie Grzeczka LMT., MLD-C
Cathie Grzeczka LMT, MLD-C is a Licensed Massage Therapist who utilizes carefully selected massage therapy techniques to enhance her client’s experience.
Cathie is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology Massage, Pediatric Massage, Autism Massage and more. In addition to providing a specialized skill set, Cathie is well versed in both therapeutic and medical massage. Guiding her clients through the release of stress, muscle tension, and injury, Cathie’s work speeds recovery and rejuvenation. Expect fine tuned and tailored attention with Cathie’s bodywork.
intuitive energy healing
Intuitive Energy Healer
QUOTE FROM PETRA HERE
For more than fifteen years, Petra has mentored, supported and trained many in the art of energy work and self-healing. As part of her practice, she channels unconditional love and light through the laying on of hands which restores the flow of energy in the physical body and allows for a reconnection of mind, body and spirit. Her intent is to empower others to connect to their own natural gifts.