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Professionals

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

We are a highly motivated team of specialists who strive to understand and meet all of your wellness and relaxation needs. Our work would not be made possible without our incredible team, who collaborate together to provide our clients with the best treatment options for their unique needs.

Saul is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist with a focus on pain management, orthopedic acupuncture, medical massage and sports injuries. Saul's goal is to help people feel and move better by using a variety of techniques such as; acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, massage, trigger point therapy, soft tissue techniques and more. Being fascinated by Trigger Points, he has studied in detail  pain that moves from one area to another and has helped many young athletes recover using this approach.  When he's not investigating a patients pain he's reading books, working on home projects and being a proud dad.

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STEPHEN BERNSTEIN, MD

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Stephen Bernstein is a Board Certified Rheumatologist and Internal Medicine doctor in New York, New York.  He has been practicing for more than 30 years and actively follows the latest market research and clinical trials so that he can provide his patients with the newest and safest options when it comes to tailoring medical care to their individual needs. 
Dr. Bernstein has been the recent recipient of awards such as the Patient Choice Award (2018, 2020), On-Time Doctor Award (2020), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020).  He is affiliated with NYU Langone, Lenox Hill Hospital, the VA and is fluent in both English and Italian.  

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PETER AREBALO

Director of Massage

Peter is one of the most sought after Licensed Massage Therapist and Trauma Resolution Facilitators on Long Island, focusing on techniques of subtle body adjustment and massage. His well-honed technique alleviates ailments, both physical and emotional. He is fully present to his client’s needs and comfort levels and this intuition and connection elevates his deep tissue kinetic bodywork to a higher standard that truly sets him apart.

Being an avid seeker of both personal inner-growth and wellness, Peter has encountered a profound method of self-discovery called The Diamond Approach. The Diamond Approach is a path of deep self-exploration guided through the process and cultivation of mindfulness, inquiry, meditation, and embodied presence. In his work, Peter teaches clients how to “be here now”; cognizant and connected to their bodies and place in the Universe.

Peter spends his free time surfing, hiking, cooking, and studying Jiu Jitsu

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MATTHEW GRIMA, M.S.O.M. L.Ac, LMT

Director of Acupuncture

Matt is a dedicated practitioner, practicing Oriental Medicine along with Massage therapy full time. He is a graduate of New York College Of Health Professions and a Yoga instructor with over 200 hours training. Matthew believes in looking at the body as a whole and utilizes a comprehensive and integrative approach to health care using evidence-based methods of treatment for optimal results.

Matt is a work-out enthusiast who enjoys playing handball and studying the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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NICOLE COMPITO

Office Manager

As Office Manager, Nicole brings over a decade of experience managing all facets of daily operations for Heka. Nicole's expertise includes, initial patient consultations, staff management, insurance coordination, and social media marketing. Over the course of her career, she has been directly responsible for implementing new and creative ways of maximizing the overall productivity and efficiency for legal and medical practices alike.

In her spare time Nicole enjoys teaching yoga and playing with her dog.

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