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Do you need a referral for Medical Massage?

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday November 19, 2023

If you are reading this article, you may be seeking out massage for a health-related condition and wondering if you need a referral for Medical Massage. In the pursuit of health and wellness, many individuals are turning to medical massage as a therapeutic solution for various physical ailments. If you’ve been contemplating the idea of […]

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Managing holiday stress by harnessing massage and wellness

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday November 19, 2023

Managing Holiday Stress This blog is about managing holiday stress by harnessing massage and wellness. The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, it can also bring its fair share of stress, with hectic schedules, social obligations, and the pressure to create perfect moments. Amidst the holiday hustle, one effective and […]

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Using HSA and FSA for Massage in our NYC Office

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday October 25, 2023

Healthcare costs are a major concern for individuals and families, and fortunately, there are various tax-advantaged savings accounts to help mitigate these expenses. Two popular options in the United States are Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between HSA and FSA plans and discuss […]

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If I have a chiropractor, can I still see a massage therapist?

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday July 22, 2023

Unlocking the Power of seeing a massage therapist: A Guide to Combining Massage and Chiropractic Care for Optimal Healing and Pain Relief Introduction to Massage and Chiropractic  When it comes to seeking relief from pain and improving overall well-being, many individuals are drawn toward the benefits of massage and chiropractic care. While these two practices […]

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Being Body Positive Means Being Body Neutral

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday January 12, 2023

As we head into the new year, I wanted to take a few moments to talk about body positivity. It’s a topic often misunderstood, or perhaps distorted is the more appropriate choice of wording because we so often look through such a myriad of lenses of ‘what is right’, ‘what is positive’, and ‘what makes […]

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Four Reasons for Massage in the Winter

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday March 12, 2022

Why do people feel like they need more self care like massage in the winter? As I sit here and write this post, we have about a month left of winter which seems far to long after 3 months of cold inside. I am eagerly awaiting spring, but I am also finding that my physical […]

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COVID policies for Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday December 28, 2021

Covid policies continue to change based on the local ordinance, science, and the current situation. You can check back here for more information or reach out to us at info@bodymechanicsnyc.com Important Updates New: While mask guidance has been updated for the city and dropped in some cases, masking continues to be required in health centers […]

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Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them During the NYC Marathon

Beret Kirkeby - Friday October 15, 2021

Why Inuries occur at events like the NYC Marathon In the coming weeks the Marathon will be upon us and many hundreds of thousands of people are training for it as I type. This is always an exciting time, but today even more so since the NY Marathon was sadly cancelled in 2020 due to […]

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Massage Therapy Treatments for Low Back Pain

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday October 7, 2021

Introduction to back pain Low back pain is surprisingly common among all Americans and is one of the foremost reasons we miss work. Based on that it is not surprising that we are always looking for ways to solve, treat, or rid ourselves of nagging back pain. The truth is though, our medical system is […]

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World Health Day and Facing the Oversexualization and Dehumanization in Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday April 7, 2021

2020 was likely the first time many people heard so much news directly from the World Health Organization so it wouldn’t be surprising if this is the first time you’re hearing of World Health Day. It isn’t not marked on many calendars but April 7th 1948 was the day the WHO was established and is […]

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