Riverdale YM-YWHA


We offer a wide variety of programs and activities to promote a healthy lifestyle for everyone, all ages and all fitness levels.


Massage Therapy

Our massage therapists are NYS licensed and insured. All are graduates of The Swedish Institute in NYS and are members in good standing of various state and national organizations.

Deep Tissue Therapy
55 minutes

Focusing on deeper layers of muscle tissue, this therapy is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue helps break up and eliminate scar tissue, loosen muscle tissue, release toxins from muscles, and get blood and oxygen circulating correctly.

Pre-Natal & Post-Partum
55 minutes

Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Sciatica, swelling, back and neck pain and stomach upset associated with pregnancy can be relieved. Specialized techniques to re-align body structure, improve physiological and emotional well-being of the new mother may be applied through this type of massage. Physician referral may be required.

55 minutes

Gentle pressure is applied to areas of energy lines (Meridians) to improve upon one's health by stimulating the body's energy flow (Ki). Shiatsu is a specific treatment that incorporates the use of fingers, thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, and feet. Sessions usually take place on mats placed on the floor. Sessions begin with gentle stretching and manipulation techniques to simulate the movement of energy and to relax and warm up the muscles. The benefits include stimulation of the circulatory, lymphatic and hormonal systems.

Sports Massage/Myofascial Trigger Point Massage
55 minutes

Alleviate stress and tension that can build up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity where minor injuries, adhesions and lesions occur. Help prepare the body for performance by relieving swelling, reduce muscle tension and fatigue, promote flexibility, increase circulation and prevent injury. Techniques used are often a blend of Swedish, Trigger Point, and/or Shiatsu.

Trigger point therapy involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Through a series of sessions this type of massage will help relieve swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain, improve range of motion, and relieve muscle tension, improve circulation, greater flexibility and vestibular improvement.

Swedish Massage
55 minutes

Relax. The application of gentle pressure to the muscle against deeper muscles and bones while rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart will increases oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage helps in the recovery time from muscle strain, increases circulation, keeps ligaments and tendons supple, and stimulates the skin and nerves.

45 minutes

This modality will help stimulate healthy functioning of the internal organs and eliminate toxins in the body. Specific pathways focusing on your head, hands and feet will help promote optimum health and relaxation.

Post-Operative Massage
55 minutes

This specific type of massage deals with the healing process of the surgical repair of tissue. It will help prevent scar tissue from developing and help bring back strength, alignment, and help alleviate pain.


Introductory Offer (for first time clients)

Three 55 min Sessions: $180


55 min Session: $80
Five 55 min Sessions: $375
Ten 55 min Sessions: $700
90 min Session $125
30 min Session $75


55 min Session: $125
(Includes day pass to fitness center and pool)




• 24 hour cancellation is required

• Fees for any sessions must be purchased in advance

• Sessions are valid for up to 6 months

(Gratuities are appreciated)

For additional information or to schedule appointments please contact Dan Mooney at 347-913-4453.

T’ai Chi

T'ai Chi

Find stress relief with T'ai Chi! Practiced at a slow and even pace, the Chinese exercise T'ai Chi Chuan promotes relaxation, straight posture, flexibility and balance. T'ai Chi movements are widely acknowledged to help calm the emotions, focus the mind, and strengthen the immune system. T'ai Chi has been recognized for thousands of years as both a method of self-cultivation and unexcelled form of self-defense. No previous experience required. No special equipment or clothing required.

Hosted by the Riverdale Y! Senior Center, this class is free for Senior Center Members.

Class runs September 16–December 16, from 10:45–11:45 AM at the Ballet Studio.

Fee: $40 8-session punch card; FREE for Senior Center Members (register at the Senior Center Welcome Desk).

For more information about this program, please contact Sharon Asherman at sasherman@riverdaley.org or Steve Shulman at Shulman.steve36@gmail.com.



Breast Cancer Support Group

in collaboration with SHARE


These ongoing groups will support women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, those still undergoing treatment, and those who have completed treatment. Come share experiences, feelings, and information.

The group is encouraged to take part in the Y's Meditation class, or other fitness activities before the group meeting.

Sundays, 5:00pm-6:30pm

For more information, please email bettee.clark@gmail.com.

SHARE (www.sharecancersupport.org) is a not-for-profit organization that offers peer-led support to women with breast or ovarian cancer, and their families and friends. SHARE services include hotlines, support groups, educational forums, and advocacy activities. All SHARE programs are free of charge.

Program Contact

Lisa Bruskin,
Director, Fitness/Wellness


Sauna and Steam Room

Our coed sauna (160-185°F) and coed steam room (100-110°F) are available for members to use at their own risk. It is not recommended for use by those with heart, respiratory, circulatory problems or other medical concerns as well as pregnant women. Adults only.

Personal Lockers

(C) Level Adults only
Box lockers are available in the C level locker room for annual rental ($60) to members. Tall lockers are for daily use only; overnight usage is strictly prohibited. Personal lockers are for adults only. The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items — be sure to lock your locker.

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Riverdale, NY 10471

(718) 548-8200

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