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Stretching Techniques: Enhancing Flexibility and Massage Effectiveness at Body Mechanics

Chaz edward - Friday February 9, 2024

Welcome to Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage, where we blend the science of healing with the art of caring. Our approach to wellness extends beyond traditional massage therapy; we advocate for incorporating stretching and mobility techniques to enhance flexibility and maximize the therapeutic effects of our massages. The Power of Flexibility Flexibility is a key component […]

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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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Prenatal Massage in NYC: What New York Mom’s need to know

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday April 7, 2015

Getting a Prenatal Massage in NYC? Here are the top 5 things pregnant working women in New York need to know! New York City is a fantastic place, full of energy. There is a reason we call it the city that never sleeps! But that same energy may not be so amazing for New York’s […]

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Strength & Conditioning for the Cyclist

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 7, 2014

  By Ivan Garay LMT/CPT Strength training can improve a cyclist’s performance and protect against injuries. Research on endurance athletes shows that strength training improves the three most important predictors of endurance sports performance[1]: economy (the ability to do a certain amount of work using as small amount of energy as possible), velocity/power at maximal […]

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Running Season and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday July 9, 2014

Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot complaints. Technically what is happening is the plantar fascia is being over stretched or over taxed Beret Kirkeby, “Treating Plantar Fasciitis” Exercise for plantar fasciitis should reduce excessive strain on the plantar fascia and correct biomechanical faults that contribute to plantar fasciitis. […]

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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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