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Christy Allen


Christy Allen is a Sports Medicine Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, and Yoga Instructor. She studied massage and assisted anatomy at the Swedish Institute. She has studied yoga with Rodney Yee, Judith Lasater, and Brooke Myers. To expand her offerings, she graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where she earned her Master of Science degree. 

Since 1998, Christy has combined Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Thai Massage with Reiki and Yoga, based on client needs. She has experience working with professional athletes, musicians, and performers, as well as pre/post-natal, injury rehab, MS, and cancer. 

In 2011 she became a research intern in the Psychosocial Oncology Program in Mind-Body applications at the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center. She has since gained valuable experience working in the Integrative Medicine Departments of NYU and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

She has also volunteered offering yoga to clients affected by cancer at Gilda’s Club, massage for HIV/AIDS and hospice, and Therapy Dog work. Christy is grateful to be able to share the art of acupuncture and bodywork with her clients.

Get To Know Your Acupuncturist

Clinical Expertise:


Christy primarily uses acupuncture to treat muscle tension and joint pain in the neck, shoulders, back and hips. Acupuncture can treat a variety of conditions, including:


Acupuncture can also be used to treat:

  • Stress

  • Insomnia

  • Digestive issues

  • Reproductive issues such as infertility



  • MS Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Certified Yoga Instructor


Training Institutions:

  • Tri-State College of Acupuncture

  • Swedish Institute

  • YogaWorks

  • Aveda Institute


Previous Positions:


  • Acupuncturist at Studio 26 and Time Inc.

  • Massage Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, and Peterson Chiropractic

  • Clinical Researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering and Montefiore-Einstein Psychosocial Oncology Program

  • Yoga and Meditation Instructor at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Studio 26, and Gilda’s Club

  • Teaching Assistant - Anatomy and Physiology at Swedish Institute


What I’m most excited to bring to Riser Physical Medicine Patients:


  • I’m excited to bring decades of bodywork experience to help patients achieve results in a supportive environment.

Most likely to find me:


  • Walking my dogs in Riverside park, or playing my bass guitar and piano.