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Simple ways to manage normal pregnancy-related back pain

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday June 15, 2022

f you are having trouble managing pregnancy-related back pain, you are not alone.

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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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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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Do you want a Massage or a Rub?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday February 17, 2022

Massage or a Rub? We thought it might be a good idea to do a little post on the difference between a massage and a rub. Often these two things are confused, used interchangeably and the general public might not know that there is a difference. As a massage therapist, there is definitely a difference. […]

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Lymphatic massage: What is it and why it won’t make you lose weight?

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday January 5, 2022

What is lymphatic massage? To start let’s go over what exactly lymphatic massage is. It is a light touch massage modality. It focuses on skin depth manipulation of the epidermis, in an effort to move fluid through the body. Targets include the lymphatic capillaries and the lymph nodes. It is now common to see in […]

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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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Being Effective in the Subacute States of Healing

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday November 11, 2021

Intro to treating subacute clients This blog is devoted to something I do a lot of: working in the subacute stage of healing. If you are working with people in pain one of the worst things you can do as a therapist is be ineffective. But how do you be effective when your patient is […]

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Massage Therapists and the TCS NYC Marathon

Emanuel Gomez - Friday November 5, 2021

Introduction to the New York City Marathon and Massage Every year we take part in the NYC Marathon by supporting runners in their health care journeys. We see runners of all kinds, new runners, experienced marathon runners, runners with disabilities who all have one thing in common, they think massage would be a benefit to […]

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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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