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Being Body Positive Means Being Body Neutral

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday January 12, 2023

As we head into the new year, I wanted to take a few moments to talk about body positivity. It’s a topic often misunderstood, or perhaps distorted is the more appropriate choice of wording because we so often look through such a myriad of lenses of ‘what is right’, ‘what is positive’, and ‘what makes […]

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My invisible Disability and Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday October 17, 2022

 I wanted to write this blog because not a lot of people know this about me, but have a disability. I am actually significantly disabled. It is a disability that, for me at least, has not been compatible with traditional employment but works with massage. It is also an invisible disability so it comes with […]

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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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