Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.: Owner, Director

La Casa Day Spa & Wellness Center (New York)
La Casa Resort Spa & Wellness Center (Puerto Rico)

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. is known widely in both the psychoanalytic and holistic health communities. Her first spa, La Casa Resort Spa & Wellness, established in 1986 in the Puerto Rican rain forest, was one of the earliest spas in this country. As a result of her prescience, Dr. Goldberg has been recognized as being a leader in the spa industry, continuously in the forefront of advances in holistic health.

In order to make her work accessible to more people, Dr. Goldberg was persuaded by her resort guests to open a NYC facility. In 1993 Dr. Goldberg opened La Casa Day Spa & Wellness (New York) in the flatiron district of NYC. La Casa (NY) is no ordinary spa. As well as traditional treatments such as massages, body wraps and facials, it emphasizes detoxification. It promotes the notion that the integrity of the colon is essential to health, and provides services for colon detoxification. As well, it brings elements of the ocean to its urban location by housing a floatation chamber. Dr. Goldberg has developed and trademarked an innovative treatment of underwater massage in the floatation chamber, called flossage.

In 2000, Dr. Goldberg was invited by the Board of Directors of the 92nd Street Y in New York City to continue her important work at their facility. In April, 2001, she opened Insparations, the day spa at the 92nd Street Y. Ever at the forefront of effective therapies, Dr. Goldberg developed and trademarked yet another treatment: Cellusage. Cellusage is an effective treatment for cellulite and fascia entanglement, incorporating techniques of myofascial release, deep tissue massage, exfoliation and wrapping.

As well as being involved in the spa industry, Dr. Goldberg is a practicing psychoanalyst and writer. As a psychoanalyst, she has served and continues to serve on several faculties, including the Center for Modern Psychoanalytic Studies, the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis, the Institute for the Study of Violence, Greenwich University and City University of New York. Dr. Goldberg has specialized in working with cancer patients and has successfully integrated her psychoanalytic work with the field of holistic health. She has worked with many cancer patients who have defied the odds and attribute their cure to their work with her.

She is one of the most prolific living writers in the field of psychoanalysis. Dr. Goldberg has authored eight books: My Mother, My Daughter, My Self; Princess Diana: Modern-Day Moon-Goddess; The Hormesis Effect; Because People Are Dying: the story of a rock, an apple and cancer; Insparations: If You Can Do It at a Spa, You Can Do It at Home; The Dark Side of Love; Deceits of the Mind (and their effects on the body; Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Cancer Patients. Planned for future publication are the following: The Literary Works of Dr. Jane G. Goldberg: Volumes I-IV (Vol. I: Psychoanalytic Writings, Vol. II: Whole Health Writings, Vol. III: Autobiographical Writings, Vol. IV: Imaginative Writing. Also Dr. Goldberg is currently writing two new books: The 5 Elements of Healing and Brainercize. As well as the book currently being completed, the Brainercize concept is a fully integrated brain enhancement program that will be offered at both La Casas. Visit Brainercize.org to learn more about this unique, powerful brain program.

Dr. Goldberg is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in the fields of psychological oncology and mind/body health. As such, she is a frequent speaker at conventions and conferences nation-wide, both professional and lay, and has been keynote speaker for two annual, national psychoanalytic conferences. As well, she has published numerous scholarly articles. She is consulted and quoted often by popular magazines and newspapers as an “expert” on relationships and mind/body health, including such diverse publications as The New York Times Magazine, New York Observer, Crain’s, Daily News, Vegetarian Times, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, Self, Cancer Forum, Women’s Wear Daily, Natural Living, Delicious, The Times Picayune, The Mainliner, Greater Washington Senior Beacon, Weight Watchers, Bride, First for Women and dozens others.

Dr. Goldberg has made appearances on many talk television shows, In addition, she has been interviewed on both radio and television news shows across the nation, including National Public Radio.

In 1994, Dr. Goldberg was named Most Admired Woman of the Decade by the American Biographical Institute. She is \listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who of Women, International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Writers, International Who’s Who in Medicine.

Dr. Goldberg walks the holistic talk. She has been a vegetarian for 50 years. For exercise, she runs, swims, and does yoga. She pays close attention to her dreams, and enjoys the varied richness of her emotional and cognitive life, embracing equally all of her thoughts and feelings. She has been alive for 71 years; she has never had plastic surgery or Botox, and the following pictures of her are evidence of what a holistically-lived 70 plus years can look like. Photographs are not retouched.

Staff Members

  • Jyl Lawler – Site Manager
  • Nick Lamboy – Energy Practitioner, Chiropractor
  • Amy Tyler – Equestrian Teacher, Animal Facilitator

Additional Staff

  • Sequoia Lawler – Love Therapist (4 years old)
  • Galileo Lawler – Love Therapist (1 year old)
  • Tootsie – our sweet and energetic pup