Lizabeth Gottsegen has been a licensed, registered and practicing massage therapist for 28 years. Specializing in fat disorders since 2014 is only one of her passions that brought her closer to the creation of Real Swell. After graduating from The Swedish Institute and becoming a NYS licensed massage therapist, Lizabeth began practicing. Immediately becoming interested in the driving force behind pain, she was inspired to complete her BA in Psychology and Philosophy.
Upon finishing her degrees at SUNY Purchase, she joined Cirque Du Soleil and traveled the
world as a massage therapist for three different productions. Having worked on some of the world’s most amazing bodies, she chose to find ways average humans might experience freedom from pain and immobility. This led her to aquatic therapy and she studied Watsu, Waterdance and Fluid Presence. Upon completing over 800 hours of study, certifying as an aquatic therapist and working with people in special pools that accommodate these modalities, she was curious about the lymphatic system.
Lizabeth became a lymphatic therapist through ACOLS, studied with Guenter Klose at the Föeldi
Institute in Hinterzarten, Germany, then certified a second time in Lymphatic therapy through
Klose training. She’s worked with surgeons in operating rooms and in direct post-operative
clinical settings. “wherever you go, there you are” is her motto and that’s why she created Real
Swell. The time is now for people everywhere to experience the truth of their personal,
physical bodies. It’s time to teach the folks in the world just how they can be and feel Real
Swell all the time!
Since 2007, Victoria Lewandowski has been working with doctors, surgeons, physical therapists and chiropractors to provide progressive therapeutic healthcare in the form of massage, rehabilitative Pilates and evidence-based physical therapy exercise. The exposure to individuals with orthopedic issues, sports injuries, weekend warrior burnout, pre/postnatal matters and pre/post-surgical cases has expanded her manual and exercise therapy toolbox to contain skilled approaches to "ensure a quality of life for everyday life."
Victoria is licensed in New York State as a Massage Therapist & Physical Therapist Assistant. She also has an International Certification in Rehabilitative Pilates Instruction from Polestar Pilates as well as a Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage from the Klose Institute. A graduate of Baruch College, Victoria also attended and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences.
Her skill set includes: Medical Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Scar Remodeling, Pre/Post-Surgical Pain Relief Massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Therapeutic Exercise, Gait and Balance Training, and Rehabilitative Pilates.