NYS Licensed Massage Therapist

Meet the Therapist

Richard Schepper


Licensed Massage Therapist

(718) 297-8944

Certified in Sports and Medical Massage, Richard graduated with honors from the Swedish Institute in New York City and has more than 39 years of bodywork experience. Knowledgeable in Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofacial release, and therapeutic touch, he has enjoyed time teaching effective deep tissue techniques to licensed professionals as part of the Swedish Institute's advanced studies program.

Additionally, as a faculty member of Hofstra University, Richard taught the "Bad Backs Workshop" and "Stress Management Through Massage". He is also the inventor of a nationally marketed massage tool and treatment program known as Thera*Press Massage.

As a certified sports massage therapist, he has worked in the top health clubs on Long Island and Manhattan, administering massage therapy to professional athletes and dancers, as well as weekend warriors and overenthusiastic partyers. As a certified medical massage therapist, he has worked on patients with specific medical problems and disabilities, tailoring treatments to suit the needs of the patient. Some of the more common problems he has treated include stroke, whiplash, sciatica, diabetes, edema, migraine headaches, Parkinson's disease, carpel tunnel syndrome, and polio.

Richard Schepper is a highly respected Licensed Massage Therapist with Thirty years of experience. He is certified in both Sports and Medical Massage. He is knowledgeable in Swedish, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Myofacial release techniques,.Therapeutic Touch and Native American healing modalities.

Richard is an honors graduate of the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences. As a faculty member at the Swedish Institute he has taught Deep Tissue Techniques in the Advanced Studies Program. As a faculty member of Hofstra University, he set up and taught “Stress Management and Massage” and “The Bad Back Workshop”.

Part of his healing practice involves working as a Certified Sports Massage Therapist, in top health clubs helping athletes with muscle problems resulting from both training and competition. In addition to Sports Therapy, Richard is also certified in Medical Massage and works in conjunction with doctors to relieve pain and rehabilitate patients. This area of his private practice is oriented more towards treating medical problems such as stroke, edema, sciatica, diabetes, parkinson’s disease, polio, myofacial disorders, and trauma resulting from injuries such as whiplash, disk and joint problems. He is a people person with a passion for healing.