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Hands on Suggestions for Working with Trauma

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday June 2, 2016

Working with Trauma and Abuse Before we go into what this post is, I want to touch quickly on what this post is NOT. It is not a substitute for an education course or training in working with victims of abuse/trauma. It is also not a suggestion to go beyond your scope or treat the […]

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Do you want run like a Spartan? Try a run at the Spartan Sprint.

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday April 19, 2016

  The Spartan Sprint run took place at Citi Field on Saturday April 16th 2016. Soooo my friends and I signed up for the Spartan Sprint run at Citi Field. What is a Spartan Sprint you ask? Well…it can be a lot of things but this one is a fantastic 3 mile + obstacle course race […]

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City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks – New York

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday April 12, 2016

New York has some great run programs in their Parks. This weekend Body Mechanics Orthopedic Massage participated in the the City Parks Foundation Run for the Parks. It was a fantastic day for a run and the weather was perfect! While at times you might see massage therapists giving massages at these events, Body Mechanics […]

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Oh Those Massage Therapy Professionals….

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday February 28, 2016

Massage Therapy Education

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Helpful links on Pain and the Body

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday January 23, 2016

You’re with your body all day, so it’s pretty important to you. Let’s look at some places you can get more information on Pain and the Body I wanted to put together a list of places to look for good information on subjects pertaining to massage, movement, pain, and the body. This is by no […]

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Finding Naturalism in Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday September 14, 2015

Many of us in the massage industry spend a lot of time talking to other therapists about massage therapy. What is holding it back? Is it the non-science based nature that is the issue? Is it the lack of research? Is it the people it attracts? Is it the professionalism? What about the spiritual aspects […]

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Does your Massage Consent Pass the Peanut Butter and Jelly Test?

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 27, 2015

Consent, Massage &Peanut Butter & Jelly *Full disclosure, I believe I learned this exercise in grade school creative writing. Frequently when talking to clients you may think that you are communicating effectively and giving a great consent when you actually are not. This failing actually happens with everyone at some time. People are full of funny […]

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What I did not learn about fascia work and massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday August 17, 2015

This blog was inspired by the fact that we spend a lot of time trending hard and obsessing over modalities. We debate whether they are ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ and what we as therapists should be doing now. Recently I talked with a very aggressive young therapist who was willing to alienate many of his current […]

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Plain Jane Consent for Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Monday July 27, 2015

Being Simple For Your Consent For Massage Is A Best Practice That Will Take You Far… One of the things I believe is really important in health care, for a number of reasons, is that consent not only must be given, but given in a way that clients understand what they are agreeing to. All […]

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What if what you thought you knew about Massage was wrong?

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday May 31, 2015

How do you know you know what you know? Massage Mythology   As therapists, every time we perform our techniques we also engage in a variety of other ritualistic and protocol-oriented tasks. For example; the client comes into the space, they lay down on the table, you dim the lights, you play soft music, you […]

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