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Dynamic Stretching for Runners

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday May 1, 2022

Dynamic Stretching for runners Vs. Passive stretching If you are preparing for a race, before your warm-up we recommend a pre-race dynamic stretching-for- runners routine. This is not a warmup on its own, but it will prepare you for your warmup and ultimately your race. While passive stretching is a great cool down due to […]

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Zombie massage in NYC

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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Meditation of Touching

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday November 17, 2019

In the course of my training as a yoga therapist I have learned a fair amount of new information about pain, stress management, and relaxation. With these new skills under my belt, my massage therapy goals have changed. I can particularly see this in the massage therapy education that I pass on to staff and […]

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Raising awareness for prenatal and postnatal care in NYC|Beret Kirkeby Massage Therapist

Raising Awareness for Prenatal and Postnatal Care in NYC

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday October 17, 2018

  Miles for Midwives helps raise awareness for prenatal and postnatal care in New York.  Every year we are fortunate enough to participate in some great events through some of our amazing friends. This year we ran the Miles for Midwives 2018 5k run in Prospect Park, a fantastic event that is also child friendly. […]

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Science Based massage

Science Based Massage Therapy the Opposite of BS

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday April 2, 2015

Massage therapy and Science Based Massage   Well after being so serious I just could not take it any more and this happened. At my clinic we are science based, we are all well educated massage professionals who believe in massage therapy as a science rather than as a fantasy of our own making. In […]

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TMJ Home Care

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday April 24, 2014

We have had so many requests for this and finally have put it together. One of the things we really stress with clients is that for chronic pain conditions WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE YOU. We really want you to get better. Getting better comes from work on our part and on yours. We […]

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Quadriceps Stretch

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday April 20, 2014

How often do you put your leg behind you? ahhhh almost never. If you can get it there you should though. Multi-directional movement is the key to muscle health. Our bodies are made to squat, kneel and do all sorts of things we dont really do because we are stuck behind a desk in an […]

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Lunges and Deep Belly Stretching

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday April 20, 2014

Lunges work not just the quads but the deep belly including psoas. The benefit of this kind of movement goes beyond stretching and into organ stimulation. Anytime you tighten up and move muscles that go through the belly you get a nice belly massage which is great for organ health, digestion and function.

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Pectoralis Stretch

Beret Kirkeby - Friday April 18, 2014

In todays computer filled environment, almost everyone could use a good pec stretch. Sitting in at your desk for hours at a time often results in rounded shoulders. Many complain of back pain and seek treatment in the form of a back massage, but really what they are feeling is an over stretching of the […]

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Triceps Stretch

Beret Kirkeby - Friday April 18, 2014

Triceps stretching is as natural for us as anything can be. Look how similar it is to the first thing we do in the morning when we get up. Arm over the head and reach for the sky! It also seems to be the only time people do it! Get stretching!

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