"You do not have to choose us, but we encourage you to choose a solo practitioner, or a small company that treats their workers fairly. When you book with us, you are choosing fully a licensed professional who will do a full assessment, check in with you, who cares deeply about their work and about keeping you safe"
Beret Kirkeby, Owner of Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage NYC
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Massage Therapists- New York Licenced

Gerry is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  He has over 17 years of medical massage, sports massage and Deep tissue work he brings to the table for your treatments. He has worked in several high end spas in NYC where he honed his relaxation techniques as well as worked at numerous chiropractors and therapeutic environments in the city. Most recently he has been working with the hospital for special surgery and geriatric patients which has deeply informed his practice.  Works: Sunday and Thursday pm

Jacob has just returned from studying abroad with sport teams in the U.K. He studied at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has been practicing sports and orthopedic massage. He is also a Tai Chi teacher focusing on self defense and movement professional. He brings this movement education to his work with the study of kinesiology and simple movement practices to ease pain and facilitate recovery.  He has wonderful intuitive hands that he pairs with his assessment skills. Works Saturday and Monday pm

Neisha is a native New Yorker. She acquired her bachelor of science degree in business from the university at Albany in 2011 and immediately after, her associates degree in massage therapy from The Swedish Institute in 2012.
Her desire to work in the field of science comes from her own family involvement in health care. However, Neisha was more drawn to a holistic approach to pain management vs. conventional medicine. She is very empathetic from personal experiences and recent life changes have motivated her to step into an environment that allows her to use learned assessment skills to customize massages for each unique client issue. She has worked with athletes from Tour De Cure and is looking forward to working at the U.S. Open this year. Works Monday pm and Tuesday am

Autumn Kohl is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.  She is a graduate of the Swedish Institute College of Health and Science in NYC.  She has worked in some of New York’s best spas and is sure to deliver a 5 star experience. She also currently works at a chiropractic office where she helps patients with medical issues.   A member of the American Massage Therapist Association, she is consistent with continuing her education through classes and research.  She has gained extensive experience in the field by working at Great Jones Spa, where she honed her excellent client management and communication skills. She performs Swedish, deep tissue, sports and prenatal massages.  She is thrilled to be working in a medical based massage environment at Body Mechanics where she utilizes her skills for muscle specific work. Works Wednesday pm and Thursday am

After years of living with challenging chronic pain with little relief, Matt became interested in health in order to empower himself. Through studying everything he could find on the science of pain, movement, massage, psychology, and neurophysiology, Matt greatly reduced his pain and improved his quality of life. In sharing his experience and understanding with others he also found his true passion in helping people to be in control of their own health and wellness through education, massage, and movement. Matt’s writing and speaking about pain and movement has gained him international recognition from doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, personal trainers, and massage therapists. While he is an advanced personal trainer and has studied many methods like Swedish Massage and Myofascial Release, Matt’s treatment approach primarily comes from his understanding of how research and his own experience relates to his clients’ wants and needs. You can find Matt’s writing and additional links at his blog: True Movement. Works: Sunday, Tuesday pm and Friday pm

Sylvia received her Associates Degree in Occupational Therapy from The Swedish Institute in 2009 and has over 8 years of experience working as a massage therapist primarily in the therapeutic environments. She is certified in Neuromuscular Therapy, a comprehensive system for treatment of structural imbalances which she incorporates along with myofascial release, PNF stretching and deep tissue work to provide a unique therapeutic session for her clients to help reduce stress and discomfort and increase pain free movement. She continues to gain knowledge through continuing education courses and research. Her clients range from the athletic to those suffering from chronic pain. Sylvia is also certified in Pre-Natal massage, Fascial Movement, Taping, and Massage Techniques for Breast Cancer patients. She is starting yoga teacher training specific to alignment and movement in order to use yoga in a medical therapeutic capacity. Sylvia is also a cyclist, hiker, and backpacker. Sylvia holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Rutgers University. Works: Tuesday pm and Wednesday am

Sarah S. works with some of NYC premiere athletes. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist after a chronic running injury compelled her to understand and work with the human body. She went on to study at The Swedish Institute, graduating top of her class, and then dove back into training for triathlons. Sarah specializes in sports massage and pain management and has worked with World Champion triathletes and Olympic athletes of various disciplines. She combines modalities such as trigger point therapy, PNF stretching, fascial release and deep tissue work to help relieve pain and allow you to get back to doing what you love. Sarah is currently a Candidate for a Master’s of Science Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and will do any race that involves a costume. Works Saturday and Thursday pm

Diana is a NY state licensed massage therapist who has always been drawn to the medical side of massage rather than the spa culture. She has been licensed for over 3 years and has excellent assessment skills. She has volunteered at both the New York and Boston Marathon so is well acquainted with the needs of runners. She is a proud mother of a young son and so can say first hand that she knows how her prenatal paitents feel. She has a number of modalities under her belt and is thrilled to be joining the team!

Frances is a native New Yorker and has been a licensed massage therapist since 2007, so she is bringing a lot of experience to the table. She is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science at Lehman College to deepen her already excellent understanding of the human body and how it works. This makes her an excellent choice for athletic issues, injury and pain related problems.  She also holds a Associates Degree Frances in Occupational Therapy from Swedish Institute and uses a wide range of techniques to treat her patients. (including trigger point, stretching, Swedish, pin and stretch, mobilizations, fascia work and more) Her experience ranges from working closely with chiropractors in medical settings to spas. Her preferred work however is in treating people with chronic pain and has treated many populations ranging from athletics to seniors. She is constantly updating her education to be as current as possible with the trending science. Works Saturday, Wednesday pm and Friday am

Graduating from the Swedish Institute in NY Laura has almost 10 years of experience in massage therapy and personal training. She has always gravitated toward a medical approach to massage therapy. An avid athlete from adolescence to now, Laura has always been fascinated by movement and the human body. Early on in her athleticism she was an active in soccer and softball and today she is a passionate weight lifter, boxer and runner. Suffering from a foot injury that lead to surgery, Laura knows full well how it feels to be an injured athlete and how to heal her own body. With this knowledge she has worked extensively with dancers, runners and other athletes.

She also has certifications in Myoskeletal Alignment Technique. Advanced Sports massage, Prenatal Massage and Personal Training. Works Tuesday pm, Thursday am, Friday am

Leela is an native New Yorker and Nationally Certified with licenses in the states of New York and Hawaii. She graduated in 2000 from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Then she perused a massage therapy license in Hawaii after training there, and later pursued her New York State Massage License. She has 13 years of experience working with diverse clients and patients. She has worked with athletes, dancers and professionals form the entertainment industry. She takes meticulous care from the moment they come in, to the time they leave. She is intensely interested in massage as a medical profession and has a high skill level with assessment and treatment. Leela has worked in numerous areas including doctors’ and chiropractors offices as well as hospitals. Her treatments incorporate a variety of modalities such as trigger point, fascia work, active release, pnf stretching and therapeutic techniques. She is currently working at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and Medical Center in the Cardiothoracic Department treating cardiac patients. She is also certified in CPR and First Aid. Works Sunday

If you do not see a modality listed that you are looking for, please ask, many things fall under our ‘core knowledge’. We do not technically work by modality, but by utilizing the right technique for the problem or injury. 

Each one of our staff members are licensed New York massage therapists who have gone above and beyond in training. They have been hand selected for Orthopedic massage and working with injury, because they excel in more than one area. Each has gone through a training program organized by the owner, who attended school massage school in Canada where massage is a much more challenging full rehabilitory medical program, rather than the New York standard massage program.

 Owner – Beret

Licensed Massage Therapist in NYC
Licensed Massage Therapist of Ontario, Canada
Certified Yoga Teacher 500 Hr and currently working on Yoga Therapy training
RRCA Certified Running Coach and Certified Personal Trainer

In NY Beret acts within the New York state massage therapy scope of practice. Beret has logged over 3000+ hours of Orthopedic Canadian education towards Massage Therapy and Medical Massage. The New York State standard is 1000.
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Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage, 315 Madison Avenue, New York, 10017, United States (US)Phone: 212-600-4808