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Support Your Pregnancy Journey with Prenatal Massage at Body Mechanics NYC

Welcome to Body Mechanics NYC, where we specialize in providing nurturing and therapeutic Prenatal Massage to support mothers-to-be on their pregnancy journey. Our dedicated massage therapists are committed to helping you experience greater comfort, relaxation, and well-being during this special time in your life. Let’s explore how Prenatal Massage at Body Mechanics NYC can benefit you and your baby.

Looking for a Prenatal Massage in New York City?

prenatal massage face up with an LMT giving a massage

The prenatal massage program was designed for New York moms! Pamper yourself and find relief from the aches and pains. Prenatal and postnatal massage are an essential part of wellness and health care. Have a muscular injury while pregnant? Prenatal massage can help!

We are experts in the prenatal massage therapy field. Our massages are designed to be relaxing, help you manage pain or discomfort, and be supportive in those special months. Many pregnant women find themselves frustrated with the prenatal spa massage of gentle petting and rubbing. A true prenatal massage is therapeutic in nature and helps you solve your problems.


Types of Massage Body Mechanics NYC’s offer:

Caring for yourself is just as important in pregnancy as caring for your baby. Stress and pain play important roles in our mental health, immunity, endocrine balance and so much more. While not all stress can be avoided, many women find pregnancy a natural time to perform self-care to help manage their stress. A 2023 meta-analysis, which is a study that pools data from other studies, found that around 20% of pregnant women could experience excessive concern regarding future events in pregnancy under normal circumstances, and & 70% will experience stress. –Source 

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Being comfortable is the most important part of your pregnancy massage experience. All of our staff are trained in prenatal massage and can massage you in a side-lying position or face down. Each time you visit, you will have a consultation with your massage therapist to assess how you might be most comfortable and if anything in your health history has changed. Our priority is to keep you safe and comfortable. Even if you change your mind partway through the message about a position being comfortable, we can move you. We have extra pillows and blankets on hand to adjust table positions with ease. 

Our prenatal massages are designed to help you with stress management and also target pain and problems if you need them. Each one of our sessions is custom to you, but typically they are a full body massage unless you want otherwise. Your massage room will be dimly lit and we play music to help you relax

Please be sure to tell your massage therapist about any complications you might have or if your are uncomfortable so that they can advise you of the best options for your specific situation.

The Vital Role of Prenatal Massage in Supporting Expectant Mothers

The role of prenatal massage is pivotal in supporting expectant mothers throughout pregnancy by addressing physical discomfort, promoting relaxation, and enhancing overall well-being. Here’s how:

  1. Alleviating Discomfort: Prenatal massage helps relieve common pregnancy-related discomforts such as back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and swollen ankles by targeting specific areas of tension and muscle tightness.
  2. Reducing Stress and Anxiety: The calming effects of prenatal massage can significantly reduce stress and anxiety levels in expectant mothers, promoting a sense of relaxation and emotional well-being during this transformative time.
  3. Preparing for Labor: Prenatal massage can help prepare the body for labor by promoting flexibility in the muscles and joints, encouraging optimal positioning of the baby.
  4. Enhancing Sleep Quality: By promoting relaxation and reducing discomfort, prenatal massage can improve sleep quality for expectant mothers, helping them to feel more rested and rejuvenated throughout their pregnancy.
  5. Emotional Support: Prenatal massage provides a nurturing and supportive environment for expectant mothers to connect with their changing bodies, bond with their unborn babies, and address any emotional concerns or fears related to pregnancy and childbirth.

Overall, prenatal massage plays a vital role in promoting the physical and emotional well-being of expectant mothers, offering relief from discomfort, reducing stress, and supporting a healthier pregnancy journey.

Prenatal Wellness Your Way! Have Your Massage Face Down or on Your Side


pregnant woman laying on her side getting a massage from a therapist in blue scrubs

Our massage space is equipped with all the things to make you have the most comfortable wellness and therapeutic massage experience possible. Not all things are right for all people, so we adapt the massage to you. Each one of our rooms has a pregnancy massage table, which enables us to treat pregnant women of all shapes and sizes face down, just like a traditional massage. Don’t worry! We won’t be squishing, baby; there is plenty of room.

Most women love our prenatal massage tables, but some people are more comfortable and prefer to have their massage on their side. When you have a massage on your side, the term for that is called ‘side-lying’. Both a traditional massage position, and a massage where you are pillowed onto your side are equally as good. What matters most is your comfort and safety and there is no one size fits all solution. 



Optimizing Prenatal Massage Frequency for a Healthy Pregnancy

The frequency of prenatal massage is entirely up to you. Many women see us once a week for their entire pregnancy, but others might come in as needed. However, for high-risk pregnancies or complications, the frequency and timing of prenatal massage should be determined in consultation with a healthcare provider. Communication with a qualified prenatal massage therapist and healthcare team is essential to ensure a safe and customized treatment plan throughout pregnancy.


The Comprehensive Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

The benefits of prenatal massage include alleviating muscle tension and discomfort, reducing stress and anxiety, promoting better sleep quality, easing joint pain, enhancing mood, reducing swelling and edema, preparing the body for labor, and providing emotional support during pregnancy. “A 2020 Meta-analysis of four studies revealed a moderate effect of massage therapy on women’s depressive symptoms, so massage is a viable choice for women who want to try it as a means of support” –Source



The prenatal massage NYC treatments:

  • All our prenatal massage is performed with high-grade, unscented Jojoba oil that is hypoallergenic, preservative-free and resembles your natural skin oils.
  • Prenatal Massage can be done in side-lying or face down on our unique tables fit to your belly. Check out the images below for a sneak peak. 
  • It can be done at any stage of pregnancy. You can have a prenatal massage from the first trimester to the third and beyond!
  • All of our wellness services are performed by  NYS-licensed massage therapists with training in prenatal massage.

What Does the Prenatal Massage Table Look Like?

It is normal to have questions about your Prenatal Massage experience. We are here to help you. Every massage starts with an intake process, health history, and an interview to help us understand what you would be most comfortable within the session. If you choose the facedown option, your table will be set up with our special tables. Without sheets, that table looks like this: 

prenatal massage table






Check Out Our Prenatal Tips

Prenatal tips

Postnatal Massage

After the baby is just as important of a time! Our therapists know just what to look for before it becomes a problem. While you’re busy caring for your new family, take time for yourself. Being pregnant in New York City has special challenges. You might feel too busy, but we are not! Postnatal massage can be booked through Medical Massage.

Check Out Our Postnatal Tips

Postnatal tips


Reach Out To Our Two Locations in Manhattan

Located centrally in Manhattan, our office is easily accessible for all your needs. Contact us today at 212-600-4808 to learn more about our services or to book a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you! 



1- Can I have a massage at any stage of pregnancy? 

Yes! Provided you have no pregnancy complications, you are likely a candidate for massage therapy while pregnant. As your doctor, what they recommend? Be sure to tell them you would be going to a licensed health care provider/massage therapist for your massage. 


2- Can I have a massage in the first trimester?

Yes! (I just wrote a blog for you on this you can pull from there and re-write) There are no problems with having a massage in the first trimester. Many people do not even know they are pregnant when they have their first prenatal massage.


3- Can I have my ankles massaged in pregnancy?
Yes! There is no medical issue with having your feet or ankles massaged in pregnancy. It does not cause early labor, if it did there would be a massage therapist in every delivery room. This myth comes out of a tradition on massage but is not based in science. 


4- Are your massage therapists Certified in prenatal massage? 

There is actually no prenatal massage certification. Massage therapists can take a class in prenatal massage or hold a certificate in prenatal massage. Ie they can have taken extra training. Most massage therapists will have gotten prenatal training in school, if they need more training we make sure they get it before being a provider at our location.


5- How late In my pregnancy can I have a massage?

You can have a massage right up until you deliver. Some people bring massage therapists to their delivery if they are also doulas. 


6- What is in your lotion? I am trying to keep additives and parabens out of my life while pregnant?

We have 2 main options for you. We recommend for our pregnancy massage the JoJoba Oil we have in the office. We selected this oil as it is very close to the skin’s natural sebum and has no additives. We also have a hypoalergenic lotion if you prefer to use that. If you have skin sensitivities to either of those we also have grape seed oil available on request at the office. This also has no additives. 


7- Is having a massage while I am pregnant safe? 

Having a massage can be safe at any stage of your life, but there are some reasons not to have a massage. Please ask us or your healthcare provider about your specific situation. There are some health conditions that are contraindicated for massage. Conditions like blood clots or uncontrolled diabetes can cause complications, for example. It is very important that you fill out your healthcare questionnaires and update your provider on any changes. This is not specific to pregnancy but to all health conditions. 


8- Are there any specific precautions or contraindications for Prenatal Massage?

While Prenatal Massage is generally safe for most expectant mothers, there are certain precautions and contraindications to be aware of, especially for high-risk pregnancies or women with certain medical conditions. It’s important to discuss any concerns or medical history with your massage therapist before starting treatment.

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I was in pain, and I mean by the truck loads. Stupidly, I ignored it, popped some 800mg Advil and kept chugging along. After a few days of this, I woke up unable to walk upright without being in teeth-clenching misery.I couldn’t put the pain off any more. I asked around and a friend pointed me to Body Mechanics. Luckily, a spot had just opened up and I hobbled over to the office like a man three times my age.I’m not a man that believes in miracles, but believe me when I say a miracle was performed. I don’t know how she knew, but she knew exactly where everything hurt and fixed it. Massage therapy doesn’t even come close to describing what I experienced.I walked out of the office standing straight up, sore in a good way, and, most importantly, pain free. It was worth every damn penny and then some. Do yourself a favor, don’t wait for the pain to win, just go here.

Carl M.

Brooklyn, NY

Beret is my favorite therapist, hands down. With a past in professional dancing and a present in yoga teaching, my body often doesn’t take the breaks it needs. Beret was always able to help. Whether it was a strained hamstring or a migraine, I never walk out of her room feeling I didn’t get all I wanted and more. She is really clear and loves explaining what the problem is, so you an expect to walk out with a wealth of information about your condition. She is not scared of having patients move, even with injuries: as long as you move intelligently, which she will help you to learn. With my life choices and career, this is an incredible value: she truly wants to HEAL you!


Brooklyn, NY

I have had severe problems with my neck for years, and more recently with my back as well. A friend of mine told me about Beret Kirkeby and how different she is from other massage therapists. He told me that she had gotten results for his problems that no one else had been able to resolve. So I figured that I would give it a try. I was skeptical. What a difference Beret has made in my lifestyle. For several weeks after my visits with Beret, I feel younger, and pain free again. Now I look forward to my visits to Beret, because I know I will feel better when I leave than I did when I got there

Richard R.

New York City, NY

Beret is an expert in the field of Massage Therapy. Her knowledge far exceeds the industry standard. While attending the Swedish Institute, Beret had assisted me with a treatment plan for a client. She helped me think and act outside the box. Incorporating specific yoga postures within my treatment plan greatly effected change and rehabilitation in a specific muscle region. Beret’s hands on approach may be surprising to some, being that her education is more oriented in Orthopedic style massage. She can not only give a relaxing session, but actually address a condition, treat it, and fix it!!Go check out her beautiful space!!!!

Shannon O.

Brooklyn, NY

Beret led two anatomy workshops for our Yoga Teacher Training this past summer. She is very knowledgeable about the body and how to work with injuries. I feel more confident as a yoga teacher with the knowledge that I gained from Beret’s workshop. I trust her completely, there is no one I know that knows more about anatomy than Beret!

Saskia L.

Brooklyn, NY

Beret is hands down the best massage therapist I have ever had. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that she’s spoiled me for any therapist who is not as talented as she is. When I first started seeing Beret, it was just for general relaxation and to relieve the occasional back pain I get from working long hours at a desk. In addition to that, Beret pinpointed a problem with one of my vertebrae that I didn’t know I had and no massage therapist had ever noticed before. She treated me for it on the spot and completely solved the issue. Now I see her regularly and every time she works on me, I feel like a new woman.I also enjoy talking with Beret during our treatments – she’s incredibly knowledgeable, funny, intelligent and wise.

Kerry P.

Brooklyn, NY

I worked with Beret for a few years at a clinic in Toronto, Ontario. On our down time, we always were discussing and figuring out new ways to treat specific ailments. Beret is an expert with knowing how the body works and what types of stretches, movements or body work needs to be done to help fix a problem area. Her wheels are always turning, trying to figure out the best treatment plan to get to the root of the problem area. Our loss is your gain NYC!

E. Matheson, L.M.T.

Beret is a warm hearted therapist. She makes the effort to find the source of your pain and rehabilitate your imbalances.


Queens, NY

I’m not a big review writer, but I thought Berets work on my neck/shoulder injury was exceptional. Firstly, growing up with a father as a traditional Chinese healer and massage therapist-I got a lot of great healing massages. Unfortunately, my father is much older and I feel guilty asking him for another massage!(and he moved back to China)I went to a few massage therapists and they really sucked. I was tickled,poked, and brush with their hands. I thought I could never get as good as a massage/healing unless it was from my father. Last month I injured my neck/shoulder in some athletic ventures and was totally out of the game. I had all these big goals for the summer to be doing calisthenic work that included a lot of pull-ups- NOT with this injury! I was heartbroken and lost-my dad was in China and although ice and heat helped, I didn’t know what else I could do to make it heal faster. Thankfully Beret was available to help me. She is just as nerdy as I am about anatomy and explained to me what might have happened to my neck/shoulder. I love how she spent time with me painting the picture of the injury and what was going on with my neck. I decided to get a massage with her, thinking I might be disappointed- and oh gosh was I wrong! Beret’s massage was, as creepy as it may sound, as soothing as if my father was doing it. Her ability to connect the muscles, have constant flow, even pressure- is something you think all masseurs have right? Well, Berete’s massage did the trick! My neck was feeling soooooo amazing- she even gave me tips on how to stretch and lightly exercise it. I booked another massage with her the following week to speed up the healing process.In 2 session and about 3.5 weeks of healing, I was ready to start doing pull-ups again! Now I am back on track with my summer athletic goals and it’s all thanks to that extra help from Beret’s knowledge and skills.I love her work and her passion for her work- she continuously seeks more and more knowledge to further her skill and you betcha I’m going to get more massages! Oh yes- by the way, I’d like to mention- since I never really paid for all the massages in my life, Im kinda spoiled and don’t like to pay for massages- but I definitely find so much value in her work and seek more of it!

Lucy C.

Brooklyn, NY

Beret is the best massage therapist I know, she has an amazingly in depth knowledge of the human body which she uses to literally heal people.I can’t wait for my next session with Beret at the new beautiful location.

Zalman L.

New York City, NY

Simply amazing! I came to see Beret to help me get a handle of a nagging injury that just recently flared up. I told her my symptoms and she went to work identifying and healing my muscle spasms. I left feeling like a human being again along with knowledge around what i can do to maintain the good work she did. She is incredibly knowledgeable, she helps you to understand what she’s doing and why. For a curious person like me, this was great to better understand how my body works. Can’t wait for my next session.

Melita L.

Milburn, NJ

I have known Beret for approximately 5 years during which time she has been my massage therapist for several long-term and more recent injuries.I am a 44 year old professional male has seen approximately 10 RMTs over the last 20-odd years for a variety of issues; general sports therapy, lower back problems due to damaged L3-L4-L5 disks, a broken foot and strained PCL and ACL. Beret was one of two RMTs with which I had excellent results.I don’t much like having injuries treated and she was always focused on my specific issues and progress. I found her engaging, well informed and professional. I have recommended her to colleagues in the past and have not found a comparable replacement since she left Toronto last year to return to NYC.

Tim D.

Toronto, ON

I was very pleasantly surprised by this brand new facility. It is elegant and peaceful, a rare oasis floating above the hustle and bustle, and only one step away from Grand Central. How convenient is that?I was lucky enough to receive a massage from Beret, who happens to be the owner of the place. As a former dancer and massage therapist myself, my back can get achy and needs regular attention. Beret works on the deeper side, but knows how to adapt to individual needs. Upon my questioning, she told me what she found and which approach she chose to address it and why. She is very knowledgeable, open to discussion and funny!Let’s be honest, as a massage therapist, I am picky when it comes to receiving any type of bodywork. Beret and her sophisticated medical spa doesn’t get just a thumbs from me up but both my hands up! I will be back!

Delia A.

Astoria, NY

Beret helped me immensely after a nasty fall. She has a laser focus for finding the relief button. She has magic in her fingers!! I swear. Her medical knowledge and calming bedside manner make for an ‘spa like’ therapeutic massage. If you are aching even a little bit just do yourself a favor and call her!

Caitlin R.

New York City, NY

As a healthcare provider, I recognize and appreciate professional, courteous service from another practitioner. I found Beret Kirkeby to be both warm and knowledgeable in her delivery of care for my work-related musculoskeletal strains and discomfort. She always maintained a soothing, relaxed atmosphere and “checked in” periodically to ensure pressure was effective yet not uncomfortable. Beret listened carefully during sessions and was always skilled in her response. Without hesitation I would recommend her as a massage therapist.

Ron McFarlan, RN, BScN

Toronto, Canada

I have been looking for a massage therapist since moving to New York two years ago. I’ve gone to several different people throughout the Brooklyn and Manhattan. I found that most spa type places were overpriced for a standard massage or that it was uncomfortable going to a random persons house for massage. Beret has been working on me for about 8 months now and has helped treat a really bad problem with my IT Band (which she also gave me stretches to help remedy) as well as relieve neck, shoulder and back pain. Along with being super knowledgeable she’s been nothing but professional and friendly. I don’t have anything but good things to say about Beret. I’ve referred her to co-workers and friends alike. Definitely schedule an appointment if you’d like to get a relaxing treatment or if you’re experiencing aches and pains.

Ryan G.

Brooklyn, NY

Came here for sports massage as a a last resort for an injury to my achilles tendon (severe achilles tendonitis) and I'm glad I did.  A few massage treatments here helped fix what months of PT could not.  I went from limping when I walked to running again within 3 weeks.  I now get regular massages here for maintenance and general well being.  On top of the work being top notch, the space is beautiful and relaxing.  The massage therapists at Body Mechanics are of the highest calibre and I could not recommend them enough.

Chris L.

New York City, NY

I can't say enough great things about Beret and her team at Body Mechanics. As a former dancer I feel Body Mechanics massage is the place to go for a superior massage. Not only do I have the regular aches and pains from former injuries, I like many others now sit at a computer for 8 hours a day which only adds to the stress in my upper body. I spent years going to a chiropractor regarding neck pain. After 3 massage sessions with Beret, it vanished. Truly.  I've seen other members of her staff for shoulder and hip pains- they are all so incredibly trained knowledgeable about every area of the body - it just works. They all spend time talking to you about what your issues are before the massage and no one rushes you out of the calm and beautifully decorated massage room the moment your time is up. The office and massage rooms are an atmosphere of serenity. Whether you have a body part that is bothering you or just want to treat yourself to an amazing massage that takes you out of the world, you should definitely go to Body Mechanics. I always take cards to give to my friends. They are amazing.

Annie E.

No matter which therapist I see, I know that I will get a professional massage geared towards my orthopedic aches.  

Anna S.

Since finding Beret, I cannot imagine going to anyone else. She is not only extremely well-versed in all forms of massage and integrates them into her own technique (which, simply put, is whatever will work best for you during your session), but is more knowledgable about every single body part, tendon and muscle in my body than my own doctor! I have not had a pain that I've brought to her that she couldn't completely relieve. I even once had terrible chronic jaw pain that I'd been living with for two years. I didn't think of telling Beret of it sooner because I didn't think of massage for jaw pain. Incredibly, she took away the pain in one session. It was remarkable. I've also been to Beret with intense neck pain, back pain and bursitis (in the knee). She knew what to do in each case and in just one or a few sessions (depending on how bad the problem), relieved my pain completely. Beret is simply the very best.

Stacy B.

New York City, NY

Beret is the best massage therapist I've ever seen.  She is so knowledgeable in orthopedic massage and has been an instrumental part in my recovery from major knee surgery (osteotomy).  She took a lot of time to understand my past history and exactly where I've struggled in my rehab.  From there, her expertise showed immediately as she found all the areas where scar tissue had built up and through a mix of massage and stretching, she helped to relieve pain and speed my recovery.  I have been to dozens of therapists over the past 20 years and none were nearly as knowledgeable and thorough.  She really cares and remembers all the specifics of when my surgeries took place and where I should be in my recovery.  I've been to her many times and plan to continue!!

Scott. S.

New York City, NY

Best massage service I have experienced and very competitive price!

Ken B.

New York City, NY

I am a professional classical singer. I have suffered from TMJ for many years. Body Mechanics offers extremely helpful TMJ massage. My symptoms have greatly decreased. I am thrilled with the results and my singing has greatly improved.

Archie W.

New York City, NY

I’ve had terrible TMJ for about 20 years. I see them for their TMJ Massage. I tried everything but nothing worked until I found Body Mechanics.  My TMJ is now under control to the point that I hardly notice it---an occasional twinge if I’m stressed.  Truly a miracle after 20 years of constant pain. I also found that the therapists at Body Mechanics were able to fix an issue I had with a leg that locked up. I’ve tried three of their therapists and have found that, even though their techniques are different, they are all extremely effective. These people really know what they are doing. I don’t know what I could do without my bi-weekly massage. For anyone who has injuries or chronic pain, I couldn’t recommend them enough.


Manhattan, NY

Beret has done an amazing job with this place. The space is comfortable, classy, and convenient. I have some back issues that I have been dealing with and after speaking with a few massage therapists and acupuncturists, Beret was the only one who could give me some real information to work with. She showed me what was happening in my hips and lower back, worked extensively on that area, and then gave me some exercises to do at home (along with information about what exercises to avoid - also very important). I trust Beret and I also trust that she has hired the best massage therapists to work beside her. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend Body Mechanics Massage to anybody looking for some answers or even just for a relaxing massage. Plus, you get some little goodies once your massage is over! I will definitely be back!

S. F.

Brooklyn, NY

These guys are like my new church!! I spent a couple years in constant back pain from a horse racing injury, I search for a solution with a chiro, acupuncture, stretches Etc etc. It wasn't until I went in to Body Mechanics Massage for the first time that I finally felt both understood by the highly skilled staff, in particular Sarah A for her massage., and RELIEF! It was a GAME CHANGER! I have since sent other friends in, and all of them feel the same way I do. If you're need results, go to the people who know how to get them! Love you guys!![related_posts]

Erik C.

Brooklyn, NY

What a relief to have found Beret.  I have been getting regular massages for 25 years now.  I suffer from chronic lower back pain as well as severe TMJ.  When I moved into the city from New Jersey five years ago, my greatest concern was being able to find someone who could address these issues as well as the therapist I had been seeing.  Happily a friend referred me to Beret--and amazingly, she is the best I have ever worked with!  Whereas I always felt good when I got off the table in the past, with Beret, the effects are much longer lasting.  As I am a professional speaker, my TMJ can be a particular problem.  It can affect not only my ability to speak but also my ability to concentrate--my back teeth won't meet and it makes my entire head feel loopy.  I am thrilled to say that since I've been going to Beret, I have had not one single such episode.    I have also noticed better results with my back than in the past, including the work several chiropractors had done.  My problems are primarily muscular, and Beret identified the root cause and applied treatment that has made a real difference! Sometimes I forget that Beret is not a doctor!  Then again, the level of relaxation I feel when we are done with a treatment, not to mention the beautiful facility she provides, serve to remind me that she is simply the best therapist I have been fortunate enough to know.

Sherry L.

Manhattan, NY

I have had nothing but positive experiences since I began going to Body Mechanics Massage at the beginning of 2014. Beret has done an incredible job growing the business, and I am never hesitant to see a new therapist in the event I need to schedule a last minute appointment. The entire staff is well-trained and extremely knowledgeable!

Tim F.

New York City, NY

I first came here after a running injury (IT Band) but stayed and kept coming back because it not only helped my running injury, but I felt more limber after each massage. Great work and great service. I always look forward to coming. [related_posts]

Lily Z.

New York City, NY

Beret is AMAZING. And if you have TMJ, it is transformative- major pain relief- to have a massage by Beret is a wonderful experience. [related_posts]

Jen T.

Manhattan, NY

I have severe TMJ pain and the TMJ massage here is the only thing that helps. Each therapist I have had is super knowledgeable and skilled. Highly recommended.

Brittnay. L.

New York City, NY

I've had several prenatal massages here and all of the therapists have been wonderful. They listen to my problem areas and really focus on those specific areas during the massage. I feel so relaxed and stretched out after. The best massage I have had in NYC!


Manhattan, NY

I have been coming to see Sarah for massage for months to work on a rotator cuff injury. I have have tried everything short of surgery for pain relief. The massage techniques she uses is the only thing I have found that has managed the pain and given me more mobility. Everyone is incredibly  nice and helpful and the space is beautiful.

Mariah F.

New York City, NY

Each time I come by, I feel I am getting the best Orthopedic Massage done here. It really is the best ever.

Suniana K.

New York City, NY

Beret of Body Mechanics Massage is hands down the best and most knowledgeable massage professional I have ever worked with. There really is no comparison.

Allison P.

New York City, NY

The body mechanics space encourages relaxation but also is interesting as each massage room is different and charming. A massage with Beret leaves me feeling as good as a session with my physical therapist and it's certainly a lot more enjoyable!

Lisa L.

New York City, NY

I love Body Mechanics. My therapist Sarah is amazing and really tailors the experience of the massage to what I need. You really get the sense that your problems and specific pains are being addressed rather than just being generally rubbed around. Also the office is very thoughtfully designed and relaxing. Highly recommended.

Amy Chang

New York City, NY

Ivan really knows what he is doing. He is able to work out all of my knots and tight muscles in every session. I feel very relaxed afterwards!

Michael C.

New York City, NY

I had a pain in my neck and shoulder for a while and came to body mechanics to seek relief, Sylvia was amazing and in finding the problem and working it out! I felt great afterwards, so now I stop in 2x a month. Its worth it, don't wait till your in pain. Come get a massage.

Shawn P.

New York City, NY

I have searched near and far and had massages in many states and never found a place that no matter who was providing the massage, it would be reliably fantastic. It is disheartening to spend good money on a Sub-par massage, particularly as many view it as a luxury. For me it is necessary to get a good reliable  orthopedic massage and this is the place.On top of it, everyone is friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and go above and beyond. Once they even put my Tupperware in the fridge and they have chocolate in the lobby ( the good kind!) Also worth noting, the decor and ambiance are a ten, beautiful, relaxing and very clean. a+ all around.


New York City, NY

I’ve had chronic pain in my rotator cuff for years now and Beret has been working on it to help alleviate the pain which has been very successful. I’m excited to see she has opened up anew location and will continue to use her as my massage therapist because she really understands the needs I have with my shoulder issue.

Craig H.

Toronto, ON

I had been feeling extreme pain near my left bicep for a couple of months. I finally decided I’d had enough and saw Beret. Turns out I had torn by left tricep and it had healed incorrectly. Amazingly enough, she was able to do the impossible- not only did it stop hurting that day but the pain never came back. Magic touch.Since then, I have seen her quite a bit…Once for a minor whip lash injury (body surfing on my wedding day, not a smart move) and just recently, for tennis elbow.

New York City, NY

My husband and I have both been in the care of Beret recently. I for prenatal massage and my husband for a bulged disk. Beret does the best work we’ve had. She takes a holistic approach to her practice bringing in her training in anatomy, yoga, breath, physical therapy, diet, etc. There aren’t many professionals in the area that are versed in all areas and can provide the BEST care. We recommend her practice highly.

Caroline A.