Our Massage Therapists

  Veronica Haberkost, LMT , NCTMB   PA License #MSG000251

Veronica Haberkost is founder and owner of In The Moment.  She is a Pennsylvania licensed Massage Therapist and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Veronica holds a degree in science from Mercyhurst College and graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 1999 where she previously taught  Ethics  and Business.  She currently holds a volunteer position as Director of Societal Health and Well-Being at the Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center where she is also a meditation guide. Veronica previously served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and as a Board Member of the Perrysville Business Association.

Veronica's vision in forming In The Moment was to have a community accessible facility that would aid people in finding ways to participate in their own health and wellness. By offering Massage Therapy, Meditation and community Workshops as well as having other businesses located at In The Moment (Acupuncture, Counseling and Energy Healing), she continues to fulfill her goal.

Veronica specializes in pain management utilizing Advanced Clinical Massage, Core Myofascial Therapy and Medical Massage. She also offers Meditation techniques to enhance one's quality of life.

Wendy Coester, LMT , NCTMB  PA License #MSG001719

Wendy Coester is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She started learning massage in October of 2007, after 3 previous careers – secondary education (French), retail management and IT help desk for a bilingual company. You will hear her say jokingly that after 37 years, she finally figured out what she wanted to do when she grew up. She started working at In The Moment in February of 2008 while attending the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in Penn Hills. At graduation in October 2008, she had over 800 hours of massage training and practical experience, including anatomy, physiology, Swedish massage, neuromuscular therapy, stone massage, pathology, medications, ethics, assessment, Reiki and introductions to shiatsu, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, reflexology and sports and myofascial massage. All this education and over 2000 massages under her belt helps her “troubleshoot” when a client comes in needing pain relief. In 2009, she graduated from Mt. Nittany School of Natural Health as a certified yoga instructor as well. She uses her knowledge in both areas to help people learn their bodies, relax, and become present.

  Michael Gorka, LMT, NCTMB  PA License # MSG000346

Michael Gorka is a Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapist and is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy in 2007 and has been working at In The Moment ever since. He specializes in deep relaxation/stress reducing Therapeutic Massage and also does deep pressure work as needed or desired by the client.
Michael lives in Marshall Township with his 13 year old son and enjoys exercising, yoga and being outdoors in his spare time.

     David Kotler, LMT  PA License #MSG009241

David is a graduate of the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy. Having served as a musician in the U.S. Army, and international trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and a singer and operations manager with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh, David finally discovered massage therapy as a career through which he can channel his gifts for empathy and compassion.  He excels at pain relief and is highly skilled in Advanced Clinical Massage, Medical Massage and Stress reducing techniques.  David is dedicated to individualizing each client's massage to their particular needs.

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