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Science Based Massage Therapy the Opposite of BS

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday April 2, 2015

Massage therapy and Science Based Massage   Well after being so serious I just could not take it any more and this happened. At my clinic we are science based, we are all well educated massage professionals who believe in massage therapy as a science rather than as a fantasy of our own making. In […]

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Massage Therapy and Pain (Continued)

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday March 31, 2015

Massage Therapy and Pain Working with Clients in the Pain Zone This is a continuation of the last pain blog which offered some history on pain science and also some really general guidelines on massage therapy and pain. If your client has no red flags in assessment and you have decided it is safe to […]

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Orthopedic Massage….What Are We Doing?

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday January 18, 2015

What the heck are we doing with Orthopedic Massage? So this post is inspired by my frustration at some of the myths that perpetrate the massage industry through poor education, misinformation, poor training and subsequently are passed on to the general public. Orthopedic Massage is a science-based practice based largely on evidence. While our understanding […]

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Strength & Conditioning for the Cyclist

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 7, 2014

  By Ivan Garay LMT/CPT Strength training can improve a cyclist’s performance and protect against injuries. Research on endurance athletes shows that strength training improves the three most important predictors of endurance sports performance[1]: economy (the ability to do a certain amount of work using as small amount of energy as possible), velocity/power at maximal […]

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Running Season and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday July 9, 2014

Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot complaints. Technically what is happening is the plantar fascia is being over stretched or over taxed Beret Kirkeby, “Treating Plantar Fasciitis” Exercise for plantar fasciitis should reduce excessive strain on the plantar fascia and correct biomechanical faults that contribute to plantar fasciitis. […]

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Preventative Care

Why paying for luxuries like massages might actually save you money.

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday January 21, 2014

Poor health costs the United States economy $576 billion dollars a year, says the Integrated Benefits Institute. That includes no-shows on the job, as well as when you go in but do not perform your best. If you are pushing papers poor performance might slow you down, but if you are driving a bus it […]

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Do you suffer from Carpal Tunnel? Self care you can do from your desk.

Beret Kirkeby - Friday January 10, 2014

Do you suffer from Carpal Tunnel? There are a lot of self-care activities you can do right from your desk. Check out the video below for relief. Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a common neurological disorder that occurs when the median nerve, which runs from your forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed […]

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Body Mechanics Introduction Video

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday November 17, 2013

Would you like to see a little bit about what we do and what we stand for? check out this video and you can get a good idea about who we are. P.S. We look forward to meeting you!

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Everyone Starts Somewhere

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday September 10, 2013

Hi and welcome to Body Mechanics Massage New York. Every one has to start some where and this is what we looked like before we opened. Actually, we had been looking for a space for over a year and a half before we settled on the Grand Central location. Turns out shopping for a massage […]

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Your Posture Might be Killing You… Really….

Beret Kirkeby - Monday August 12, 2013

(update: We no longer agree with the idea that your posture is bad for you…hey, science changes! But we are keeping this up here to prove that point)   Feel like you have a noose around your neck at the office? Feel like the stress is killing you? That might be exactly the message you’re […]

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