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World Health Day and Facing the Oversexualization and Dehumanization in Massage

Ken Douglas - Wednesday April 7, 2021

2020 was likely the first time many people heard so much news directly from the World Health Organization so it wouldn’t be surprising if this is the first time you’re hearing of World Health Day. It isn’t not marked on many calendars but April 7th 1948 was the day the WHO was established and is […]

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Medical Massage Therapist Profile – Meagen

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday March 31, 2021

Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage is proud to bring you a profile on another new New York licensed massage therapist that has recently joined our team, Meagen! If you’re suffering from from chronic pain, stuff joints or have had a crick in your neck for a few months, medical massage therapy with Meagen might be for […]

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Sports Massage Therapist Profile – Alex

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday March 10, 2021

Body Mechanics NYC is proud to add Alex to our wonderful team. Anytime we hire a new therapist, we like to provide a little profile so you can get the 411 on getting to know them! You can check out a more formal Massage Therapist bio for Alex here. If you have any questions please […]

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Why This New York Massage Therapist Will Probably Wear a Mask for the Rest of her Massage Career

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday February 27, 2021

Mask Wearing as a Massage Therapist When the pandemic hit New York City last year, I started wearing a mask when practicing massage in the last days before we closed. In my reasoning, even though the government said masks were not necessary, from a health care perspective it made sense to me. As a medical […]

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Science-Based Educators for Massage Therapy

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday February 7, 2021

Body Mechanics’ own Beret Loncar was recently featured in an article in Massage & Fitness Magazine, which highlighted some of the top educators in the field of massage therapy for those in the United States and Canada. One of the key points author Nick Ng makes is that reliable and current information can be difficult […]

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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, β€œIs it safe to […]

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Sleep Hygiene and Massage Therapy

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday December 17, 2020

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” -Thomas Dekker What is sleep hygiene? The CDC defines sleep hygiene as “the good habits that can lead to you getting a good night’s sleep” As a yoga therapist, I talk a lot about sleep hygiene and refer our clients to sleep hygiene […]

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Supporting Small Businesses in the Holiday Season of Covid

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday November 18, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Paying it Forward to Small Business During Covid   It is no surprise that 2020 is a hard year for most people. As a small business owner, it has been especially challenging. Many New York businesses were closed upwards of four months at the start of the season representing crushing financial […]

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Yoga Therapy in a Clinical Setting

Beret Kirkeby - Friday October 16, 2020

Why Yoga Therapy? Ditching the Gym A Message from Yuliana, I am thrilled to be joining Body Mechanics as a yoga therapist. “What is Yoga Therapy“, you might be asking yourself as you read this. Yoga therapy as defined by IAYT, the governing board for yoga therapy, is the process of empowering individuals to progress […]

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Women in Business. It is Harder Than You Think.

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday October 3, 2020

This is a post about being a woman in business. It is a post about how far we have come and how far we have not. Full disclosure, if you do not like boobs or feel weird when women breastfeed in public, you should probably stop reading…but I guess that’s the point of this blog […]

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