Benefits of Medical Massage

Medical Massage Therapy: it will relieve your pain, but did you know about all the other benefits?

Meghan Krupka dives deep into the plethora of ways medical massage therapy can change how you live. Not long ago, studios that specialize in the benefits of medical massage therapy in New York City were few and far between. Massage therapy was not widely viewed as a rehabilitative practice for managing musculoskeletal pain. It was viewed as a luxury. And certainly not a luxury that was aimed at providing pain relief. Flash forward to the present day. Massage therapy has...

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health resolutions that stick in 2018

Health Resolutions for 2020 that Work Because they are Custom Tailored to You

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about ways to keep track and maintain your New Year's Health Resolutions for 2020. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] It's 2020! Where did the time go?! Have you made your New Year's health resolutions for 2020 yet? In the spirit of a new year, most of us make resolutions about our health. We are going to exercise more, eat better, walk more, sleep better, drink more water, drink less wine, eat less junk, etc....

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Neck Pain Relief @ Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy by Rachel Simhon LMT

Neck Pain Relief: How we assess the root causes and get you the best results

Rachel Simhon, LMT gets into detail about how we'll deliver incredibly effective massage therapy for your neck pain, providing you with the relief you need! Neck pain is a super common concern. Physicians estimate that 7 out of 10 of us will suffer from it at some point during our lifetimes. As a licensed massage therapist, neck pain relief is the number one request clients make to me during intake. It’s often coupled with its close relative, shoulder pain --...

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Is deep tissue massage safe after injury?

Deep Tissue Massage For Injury? When It’s Great and When to Wait!

LMT, Ann Perez is our featured therapist for the month of December! We are so lucky to have her. Read below to find out exactly what a deep tissue massage for injury can do. New Yorkers & our “no pain, no gain” mentalities...which often get us into trouble :)  A deep tissue massage for your injury will most likely do wonders. However, before getting a deep tissue massage, we need to analyze what kind of injury you’re dealing with. And...

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Holiday massage gift cards are 10% off all December at Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

Holiday Massage Gift Cards

Elizabeth Dashiell, Assistant Manager of Bodyworks DW, writes about the life changing experience she had when she discovered massage therapy and why giving the gift of that experience with massage gift cards is a great idea! [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] For the rest of December, all gift cards are 10% off using code GIFTCARD10! Why your loved ones who haven't been to Bodyworks DW need a massage gift card For most of my life, I've been in pain. Like a lot of...

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Benefits of Massage For Parents

Benefits Of Massage For Parents: A Guest Post by Ryan Howard

Ryan Howard runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. This blog is about the importance of massage for new parents. Ryan writes about all of the different ups and downs of parenting, provides solutions to common challenges, and reviews products that parents need to purchase for babies and toddlers. Life as a new parent can be a lot of fun... it can also be really overwhelming! In fact, the personal life that you may have cherished...

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Physical Therapy Paired with Shoulder Pain Massage Therapy @ Bodyworks DW by Meghan Krupka LMT

Tag Team for Your Shoulder Pain: Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy

LMT, Meghan Krupka breaks down the major benefits of receiving medical massage therapy in addition to physical therapy treatments to address your shoulder pain. Check it out! The newest medical information is now easy to find online and shows that the surgical boom of the 90’s didn’t actually produce better results for patients with shoulder pain. As a result, more patients are turning to alternative, more conservative treatments (ie non-surgical) for dealing with this. These alternative treatments often include massage...

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What to look for in a sports massage therapist

What to look for in a sports massage therapist

LMT, Rachel Simhon explains how to find the perfect sports massage therapist for you in order to enhance performance in your physical training. New York City can be an intense and high-energy place. It attracts similar sorts of people. Everyday you see thousands of runners and cyclists making their way up and down the West Side highway training for races. There are thousands of professional dancers performing in the various musical theatre venues in the city each day as well....

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Massage therapy for breathing restrictions: Take a look at your breath

Are you noticing pain in your body? Pain often end with massage therapy for breathing restrictions!

Senior LMT, Christine Maddock is November's featured therapist! Check out her blog below to learn about the power of your breath. And how massage therapy for breathing restrictions can help pretty much every system and muscle in your body. What is the most common issue you see with your clients? There are many common areas of pain that I see with my clients. Clients will often experience tension in their neck and shoulders. They may also experience low back pain that runs...

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The Rise of Medical Massage in New York City at Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy by David Weintraub LMT

The Rise of Medical Massage in New York City

How massage is grew out of its luxury spa roots into a respected alternative medicine for pain management David Weintraub LMT & Owner at Bodyworks DW writes about how massage therapy has shifted during his career and how he and his colleagues are pushing the envelopes of what's possible with massage! A lot has changed in the 12 years since I graduated massage therapy school. And started practicing medical massage in New York City. When I attended the Finger Lakes...

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Can massage therapy help with low back pain in the long term?

Can massage therapy help with low back pain in the long term?

Rachel Simhon, LMT provides all the information you need to know about the back pain you're experiencing. Turns out, it doesn't need to be permanent! Low back pain: a common complaint One of the most frequent complaints we hear about from our clients is low back pain. Some clients present with episodes of pain that are acute, which means they came on suddenly. Others describe pain that is chronic: it’s been there on and off for months or even years....

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Does Massage Therapy Really Work_ Here's what the newest medical studies are saying...

Does massage therapy really work? The newest scientific research on Massage Therapy

Meghan Krupka, LMT talks about scientific research on massage therapy & the studies that show how it can help you live pain-free. Massage therapy and other holistic health care practices are gaining traction in health care. As they become more popular, so too does the push to support the observed benefits of these practices with scientific research on massage therapy.  When it comes to the human body, things get complicated and murky pretty quickly. We know a lot about the...

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swedish massage & deep tissue massage

Deep Tissue Massage & Swedish Massage: What you should know about their differences

Germain Phanord, LMT at Bodyworks DW, writes about the differences you need to know between Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage. Read below! Swedish massage and deep tissue massage sound like two completely different forms of massage. Surprisingly, they have a fair amount of overlapping techniques. They also have their differences. Knowing these will help you choose the one that works best for you! The primary goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. Swedish massage uses long...

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How to avoid a stiff neck and back pain during your flight by Brent Wells DC - Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

How to Avoid a Stiff Neck and Back Pain During Your Flight: A Guest Post by Chiropractor Brent Wells

About Dr. Brent Wells Dr. Brent Wells is a graduate of the University of Nevada where he earned his bachelor of science degree before moving on to complete his doctorate from Western States Chiropractic College. He founded Better Health Chiropractor Anchorage AK in 1998. He became passionate about being in the chiropractic field after his own experiences with hurried, unprofessional healthcare providers. The goal for Dr. Wells is to treat his patients with care and compassion while providing them with...

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Tight Hip Flexors May be the Root of your Constant Pain

Living in Pain? Hip Flexors Play a Huge Role in your Posture & Could be the Root of your Discomfort.

Michael Bruffee, Senior LMT & September's featured therapist, dives into the root of your constant pain. There's a good chance it has to do with your hip flexors. What is the most common pain issue you see in clients? The most common pain issue I see in clients is probably neck and shoulder pain, from improper sitting posture in front of a computer at work, and looking down at their phones. The runner-up is probably lower back pain often caused...

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Massage Therapy for your Office Injury

Massage Therapy for your Office Injury: Why they occur and how to stop them!

Meghan Krupka, LMT, talks about the demands of your job, the toll it can take on your body, and the office injury it may come with. According to studies completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders cost approximately $15 billion in workers’ compensation costs each year. Per data collected in 2013, musculoskeletal disorders also accounted for about 33% of all office injury and illness cases. The most common of...

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Prenatal Massage in NYC - A Guide to a Peaceful Pregnancy

Prenatal Massage: A Guide to a Peaceful Pregnancy

Ruth Anselm, Senior LMT, explains what prenatal massage is & why it helps. Read below to find out how we can help you have a smooth pregnancy. Pregnancy is accompanied by thousands of emotional and physical changes. Even the "easiest" and "best" ones come with an array of challenges. An effective prenatal massage therapist can help with these challenges, both throughout your three trimesters and after pregnancy. In decades past, most women were advised to avoid massage during the first...

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Neck Pain. The Real Issue May be Below the Knee...

Working Below the Knee May Help Your Neck Pain

Rachel Simhon, LMT and featured therapist of the month tells us why working below the knee can relieve neck pain. Don't believe it? Take a look yourself! Why did you get into massage therapy? My background as a yoga and Pilates instructor specializing in pain management and injury rehabilitation inspired me to pursue a career in massage therapy. I've always been a very hands-on movement instructor. Manual therapy felt like a natural extension of the sort of work I was...

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What is Medical Massage? - Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

What is Medical Massage Therapy?

Rachel Simhon, LMT & August's therapist of the month answers the question, "What exactly is Medical Massage and how it can help me?" Take a look! Very often our clients point out that the massage we give you at Bodyworks DW is very different than what you experience at a spa. This is because we provide customized, therapeutic work that falls under the classification of medical massage therapy.  According to Article 155, Section 7801 of New York State Law, “The...

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What does a Massage Therapist do? Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

What does a Massage Therapist do?

Meghan Krupka, LMT at Bodyworks DW, writes about what your friendly neighborhood massage therapist is working on to improve their work when they aren't working on you:) Read below! Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of your massage therapist is like? Certainly, a majority of our time is spent interacting with and treating you, our clients. In addition, a good massage therapist will also be spending time improving their craft. Staying up to date on current...

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