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Sports Massage Therapist Profile – Alex

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday March 10, 2021

Body Mechanics NYC is proud to add Alex to our wonderful team. Anytime we hire a new therapist, we like to provide a little profile so you can get the 411 on getting to know them! You can check out a more formal Massage Therapist bio for Alex here. If you have any questions please […]

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Why This New York Massage Therapist Will Probably Wear a Mask for the Rest of her Massage Career

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday February 27, 2021

Mask Wearing as a Massage Therapist When the pandemic hit New York City last year, I started wearing a mask when practicing massage in the last days before we closed. In my reasoning, even though the government said masks were not necessary, from a health care perspective it made sense to me. As a medical […]

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Science-Based Educators for Massage Therapy

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday February 7, 2021

Body Mechanics’ own Beret Loncar was recently featured in an article in Massage & Fitness Magazine, which highlighted some of the top educators in the field of massage therapy for those in the United States and Canada. One of the key points author Nick Ng makes is that reliable and current information can be difficult […]

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Pregnancy and Ankle Massage: Is it safe?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday January 21, 2021

Why did I want to write this post about pregnacy and ankle massage? After my two pregnancies and seeing a post on a prominent Facebook parenting group for the Upper East Side of New York, I started thinking about writing this blog.  In the post, the OP had asked the group, “Is it safe to […]

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Sleep Hygiene and Massage Therapy

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday December 17, 2020

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” -Thomas Dekker What is sleep hygiene? The CDC defines sleep hygiene as “the good habits that can lead to you getting a good night’s sleep” As a yoga therapist, I talk a lot about sleep hygiene and refer our clients to sleep hygiene […]

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Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage supports the LGBTQIA+ community

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday September 20, 2020

Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage has always been a place where inclusivity and diversity have been highly valued. However, as our collective education grows, we have come to understand that simply being accepting is not the same as being actively welcoming. This is why we would like to formally announce that Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage supports […]

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Massage at our location during COVID-19

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday August 29, 2020

Welcome to your local Massage Therapy information page for Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage! If you are reading this blog, you probably have some questions about whether or not it is safe to receive a massage in the time of Covid-19, and what our practice and our cleaning regimen looks like since opening. If you have […]

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Our Massage Therapy Clinic in NYC Opening in Phase 3

Beret Kirkeby - Monday June 29, 2020

Massage Therapy Opens in Phase 3! We have an important update to share! Massage Therapy is scheduled for phase 3 re-opening in NYC! Phase 3 may be as early as July 6th. We will tentatively start taking appointments now for that date on a modified schedule. Our front desk is not yet open so all […]

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Racism is Both a Moral Issue and a Public Health Issue

Beret Kirkeby - Monday June 8, 2020

Within the span of just the past few weeks, a number of Black Americans have been killed. Many of these people were murdered by police officers over non-violent offenses or no offenses at all. Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Jamel Floyd, and Sean Reed are just a few of the […]

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Pain and the Zombie Apocalypse

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday March 12, 2020

Whether it’s another exhausting election cycle or the impending zombie apocalypse, many of us are a bit more stressed and anxious lately than usual.  Intense times, it’s totally normal to start experiencing some physical symptoms that might feel abnormal if you don’t realize their source.  Some of your old injuries might start hurting again, your […]

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