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Can Massage Therapy Help My Lower Back Pain?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 26, 2021

Can Massage Therapy Help My Lower Back Pain? Can massage therapy help my pain? The answer to this question is more complicated than you would think. Massage Therapy research is all over the map. For starters, there are some inherent conflicts with the studies because people LIKE massages. And people are more likely to choose […]

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Back Pain & Knee Pain: Body Mechanics’ Orthopedic Study Corner

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 12, 2021

Welcome back to Body Mechanics Study Corner where we do all the research so you don’t have to! Actually, Matt does all the research. Normally he does this to satiate his own thirst for knowledge and drive to learn any findings that could make him a better massage therapist, but once again we are offering up the fruits of his labor up to you all. We hope you find it enlightening and interesting.

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BERET’S REVIEW OF ROCKTAPE FMT ROCKPODS ONLINE CUPPING CLASS

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday August 1, 2021

What are RockTape and RockPods? This is a fantastic place to start as not everyone is familiar with RockTape or the products that go along with them. RockTape is a trademarked brand that came out of the whole kenisio tape popularity. Their particular tape is mostly targeted to athletes, specifically for CrossFit. I do not […]

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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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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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Sports Massage Profile Gerry

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday April 6, 2019

Get to know our sports massage therapist Gerry! We asked our sports massage therapist, Gerry, a few questions so you can get to know him a little better. Here is what he had to say! What is your background in sports, since you are working in sports massage currently? Gerry: I used to race and […]

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Sports Massage Therapy Profile -Laura F.

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday March 31, 2019

Get to Know One of Our Sports Massage Therapists, Laura! We are asking our sports massage therapists for a little extra information so that you can get to know them and their experience in sports massage. So here it goes! First off Laura, What is your background in Sports? Laura: I have been working in the […]

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We Have Moved to a New Location!

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday September 16, 2018

We Have a Fantastic New Location Hello all! We just wanted to keep you updated to a few of the changes that have happened this year. The biggest of which of course is WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION!! It was a long time coming but after 5 years at our former location, near […]

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Finding Naturalism in Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday September 14, 2015

Many of us in the massage industry spend a lot of time talking to other therapists about massage therapy. What is holding it back? Is it the non-science based nature that is the issue? Is it the lack of research? Is it the people it attracts? Is it the professionalism? What about the spiritual aspects […]

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What I did Not Learn About Fascia Work and Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday August 17, 2015

This blog was inspired by the fact that we spend a lot of time trending hard and obsessing over modalities. We debate whether they are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what we as therapists should be doing now. Recently I talked with a very aggressive young therapist who was willing to alienate many of his current […]

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