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Providing high quality professional massage therapy for over 13 years

Colin Coffey, LMT

Hi! I'm Colin Coffey, owner and Licensed Massage Therapist. For over 13 years I have provided massage therapy in the same location in the South Wedge, Rochester, NY. Check out Renewing-Massage unsolicited reviews on Google. "Especially for the Holidays give yourself, a friend, a spouse, a family member the gift of massage therapy to de-stress and/or enjoy the Season more!"

The benefits of massage therapy

Reducing stress is recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a positive impact on your health – you don’t need a medical degree to know that though. Especially now during our response to Covid-19 managing stress in healthy ways is important - and massage therapy can be one of the positive tools to reduce stress and manage anxiety. As a Licensed Massage Therapist by the State of New York I can work with you (where medically appropriate) to help to reduce stress and improve muscle tone and function using scientifically developed massage techniques.
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Located in the South Wedge

In the commercial heart of the South Wedge at 728 South Avenue we have been offering consistent, no gimmick pricing for an hour of therapeutic massage for over a decade. Renewing-Massage is a community business, we live and work in the South Wedge – City Newspaper’s Award Winning Neighborhood in 2012.
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Nominated in Top 4 for City Newspaper 2013, 2014, 2015

"Best Massage"


$80 per hour

for a professional, renewing full-body Swedish and Deep Tissue massage

About Colin

Born north of London in England to working-class immigrant Irish parents, he was the first in his family to attend university (receiving a BA History from the University of Sussex in 1987) and then the first in his family to receive a Masters degree in Business Administration, this time from the University of Houston, Texas in in 1996. Colin received a full scholarship for his undergraduate degree and self-funded his graduate studies in Texas. He moved to Rochester, NY 16 years ago. After a 12 year corporate career in the US he decided to retrain and set up his own business as a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist. He is co-owner of South Wedge Wellness LLC, an organization committed to providing access for professional massage and talk therapists to professional spaces to work.

In addition, Colin has

  • Received regular massage therapy for over 30 years in five different countries and eight US states - he knows something about massage outside New York and the US.
  • Provided licensed massage therapy for over 13 years at 728 South Avenue, in the South Wedge - consistency is important.
  • Financially supports LGBT community organizations and local South Wedge business and community organizations through donations of massage and legitimate print advertising in the Wedge Newspaper, Business Association of the South Wedge BASWA South Wedge Quarterly Magazine, The Empty Closet Newspaper (GAGV), and The City Newspaper (no Groupons or phoney deals with "recommendations" from companies I pay to say I'm good - yep that's what they are doing)
  • Lives in the South Wedge with his husband and partner of 21 years Michael who teaches in the Rochester City School District
  • Banks at our Credit Union (Genesse Federal Co-op) Treasurer,and former member of the Board of Directors - Rochester Gay Men's Chorus 2014-2016
  • Advocates for open access for all communities to massage therapy – "health insurance should cover massage therapy period"
  • Graduated from the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in June 2008
  • ASL friendly - Colin completed Level 1 ASL for Medical Professionals at the University of Rochester Deaf Wellness Center. His ASL proficiency is limited but functional. Renewing-Massage is a positive and affirming place, we support Deaf Community and identity.
  • LGBT - Colin has been out for over 30 years and believes passionately in supporting equality for LGBTQI people. "I believe professional massage therapy can be especially beneficial for LGBT people in terms of providing therapeutic non-sexual touch and the positive effects this can have on reducing stress. Stress caused by homo/transphobic family, friends, co-workers and secular and religious institutions can be a significant causal factor for negative health outcomes for LGBT people. Reducing stress is an important benefit massage therapy can bring to LGBT people.

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Renewing-Massage and Rochester Community Acupuncture held a joint grand opening on a frigid but sunny day on January 23rd, 2009 when New York State Assembly Member, Susan John and Monroe County Representative and Minority Leader Harry Bronson honored us by performing a formal ribbon cutting.

Photograph (left to right) - Angela Pauling, LAc, Barbara DeVitto, Esoteric Psychologist, NY State Assembly Representative Susan John, Colin Coffey LMT, Leslie Mentel, LAc, Janeane Klinger, LAc, and Monroe County Representative, Minority Leader, Harry Bronson. Photo : Johannes Bockwoldt