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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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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Medical Massage in New York by Alexon Santos LMT staff massage therapist at Bodyworks DW Advanced Massage Therapy

Medical Massage in New York at Bodyworks DW

Alexon Santos, LMT, staff massage therapist at Bodyworks DW, writes about the benefits of medical massage at Bodyworks DW [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Medical massage therapy is massage offered for the purpose of a therapeutic benefit All professional massage therapies have some therapeutic value. Medical massage is different because its ultimate goal is providing a therapeutic treatment, not just relaxation. This treatment takes different forms. Goals can vary considerably between different clients. Having a massage therapist with strong training in medical massage...

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Neck Pain Massage Therapy_ Designing Effective Lasting Treatments @ Bodyworks DW with David Weintraub LMT

Neck Pain Massage Therapy: Designing Effective Lasting Treatments

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about neck pain and the positive effects of massage therapy to overcome it. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Why effective neck pain massage therapy shouldn't focus exclusively on your neck Neck pain is a very common issue. Our phones and devices are constantly pulling our attention. Our head follows our eyes putting us in a "head forward" position. This pulls the muscles in the back of your neck into a constant stretch. And makes...

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Low Back Pain Massage Therapy Treatment by David Weintraub

Lower Back Pain Treatment with Massage Therapy in New York

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about the benefits of massage therapy for lower back pain. And how massage therapy rather than using the traditional approach of surgery or medication can produce better results at a lower cost. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Why medication or surgery is only masking the root cause of your pain Massage therapy for lower back pain is an effective alternative treatment to surgery and medications. Additionally, in most cases the results are noticeably better...

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NYC Marathon tips 2018

NYC Marathon Tips: How to Heal an Injury That Makes You Want to Drop Out… and Finish Strong

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about marathon tips and gives detailed session notes about a client's marathon recovery. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Here we are again about 6 weeks before the NYC marathon. Our medical massage therapy practice is getting flooded with new clients who are in pain training for the marathon. Each year we get an influx of folks worried they’ll have to drop out and desperate to get back on the road. We can’t guarantee that our...

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Massage for Sports Injuries After Age 30

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about massage for sport injuries and how to prevent them as we age. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]How to readjust your routine to avoid pain When were your first sports injuries? If you are into sports now, odds are you started playing team sports when you were young. I remember my first soccer tryout at 9. I also remember my first sprained ankle from getting slide tackled at 11. There were a lot more...

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physical therapy meets massage therapy

Doing Physical Therapy? Massage Therapy Can Improve Results!

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about the benefits of supplementing your physical therapy plan with massage therapy treatment. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]7 Reasons why this powerful combination works Pain sucks. As a massage therapist, I would know. Almost everyone who comes to see me does so because they're in pain! Most of the time, my clients have such a powerful response to massage therapy they don't need additional therapies. However, that isn't always the case. I always look...

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Save your text neck

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about "text neck," what it is and ways to prevent it. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] The perils of “always on” technology: Okay, so your "text neck" probably won’t actually kill you (unless you are texting and driving). However, it’s becoming increasingly likely that at some point in the next 5-10 years of tech use, you’ll develop a repetitive stress disorder. The phrase carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain) has been part of the collective...

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Massage Therapy for Diastasis Recti

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about treatment options and massage therapy for Diastasis Recti.   [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Getting to the core of the issue First off, what is this strange sounding condition? Diastasis Recti is most common among pregnant or postpartum women. About two thirds of pregnant women have it. So why have you never heard of it? People don’t talk about! And hardly anyone knows that massage therapy for diastasis recti can help.  The facts:...

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NYC Marathon Recovery

NYC Marathon Recovery

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about tips, tools, and marathon recovery for pre and post run. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] The 2016 NYC Marathon is less than 4 weeks away... Is this your first NYC Marathon? Taking on the training and then running a marathon is a big deal. Congrats! Do you have a plan for post marathon recovery? Hopefully, at this point, you are feeling close to ready. However, it's normal to freak out a bit and...

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massage therapy for ankle sprain

Massage Therapy for Ankle Sprains: Advice for Runners

David Weintraub, LMT and owner of Bodyworks DW, writes about his personal ankle injury, how massage therapy for ankle sprains helped, and provides helpful tools and tips on ankle injury recovery for runners. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Massage Therapy for Ankle Sprains: what to do from the moment you get injured... Massage therapy for ankle sprains wasn't my intended topic this week. Then I took a bad fall in a parkour class trying to jump a 12 foot gap. I've now got...

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