Meet our Massage Therapists

Veronica Haberkost, LMT Owner

PA License #MSG000251


Veronica Haberkost is founder and owner of In The Moment.  She is a Pennsylvania licensed Massage Therapist  and Meditation Guide. 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 Co-Director of Practice and Education at the Pittsburgh Shambhala Meditation Center where she is also a meditation guide, holds a position on the Governing Council and facilitates an Aging as Spiritual Practice Group. 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, Reiki and various Meditation offerings as well as having other businesses located at In The Moment (Acupuncture, Counseling, Chiropractic, Energy Healing and Microblading), she continues to fulfill her goal.


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

Michael Gorka, LMT

 PA License # MSG000346


Michael Gorka is a Pennsylvania Licensed Massage Therapist. 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 tissue work as needed or desired by the client.


Michael lives in Marshall Township with his 17year old son and enjoys exercising, yoga and being outdoors in his spare time. 

Wendy Coester, LMT

 PA License #MSG001719


Wendy Coester is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Pennsylvania. 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.