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Massage Therapists in New York
“I bring knowledge, 35 years of experience, and a great touch to get you back to functioning 100%. While you stand, I check your alignment, see how you think about moving, and then, on the table, break up adhesions as you breathe. My goal is to realign your body, release holding patterns, and generate the joy of moving without pain.
“I've done thousands of sessions since being licensed as Massage Therapist in 1995. In the course of a session I draw upon various healing modalities depending upon the requests and needs of my clients. I am experienced in: Deep Tissue, Medical and Swedish Massage, Reiki, Foot Reflexology and myofascial work. I seek to provide the optimum therapeutic experience for my clients. I believe that my success in private practice over the years has been my desire and ability to connect with my clients, understand them, and to create an experience that alleviates their pain and elevates their spirit.
“As far as I'm concerned, massage is one of life's greatest gifts. When I moved to NYC back in '93, never would have I imagined I'd switch to a career in massage therapy. I, like most people, thought Arizona or New Mexico would be the obvious choice. But in a city as stressful as New York, that old saying "Necessity is the Mother of Invention" could have never been more true! I made the switch from corporate America, and at 14 years into my practice, I couldn't be happier!
“As a therapist, I enjoy being a part of a person's state of well being.I believe in the immediate and long term effects of massage in promoting relaxation, boosting immunity, increasing mobility and reducing fatigue. I have worked on a wide array of clients and based on that, I have concluded that no two clients have the same needs.Some prefer deep tissue, some like light and other like something in between.And that the connection between therapist and client is very strong and if treated with respect, can be very theraputic within itself.
Massage Therapist, LMT, CMT
“My primary intention is to help my clients feel AMAZING. This goal can be effectively achieved working in partnership with them, using experienced, safe and methodical techniques, as well as clear, present and focused dialogue. Communication is crucial whether it's during consultation, feedback during treatment or following up post or between sessions. My practice consists of various approaches to bodywork (Eastern and Western theories and modalities) I have studied and continue learning internationally, considerately customized, often in combination to suit my clients unique needs at any particular moment.
“If you are looking for a great professional massage in the Upper West Side, you have come to the right place. I offer deeply restorative massage, using modalities from East and West. I can address specific pains in the head/neck/shoulder area, in headaches or anywhere else in the body. I can also help you derive rest to counter the varied effects of stress, which are exhausting. Having been in practice for over 28 years, I have a great deal of experience. I am also a long-time meditator and bring a quiet focus to each session.
“The work I do is based on Chinese medicine, one of the oldest holistic healing traditions, and can address many different kinds of issues. Health, according to Chinese medicine, occurs when the "qi", or "vital energy", is moving smoothly and harmoniously through its pathways in the body. When this happens we experience a wonderful sense of well-being and connection in our lives. This can be felt on the physical level, pain management is one benefit, and also on the mental, emotional and spiritual levels, as the qi affects all aspects of our being.
“I specialize in pain management and injury prevention/rehabilitation. When there are restrictions such as knots or scar tissue in an area of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia), those restrictions can cause pain and dysfunction throughout the body, not just at the pain site. An area that is too tight is more likely to tear without warning. Once you've injured an area, that area needs to be released so it can heal optimally. My work focuses on finding those areas of restriction and releasing them, allowing you to live your life pain-free and reducing your risk of injury.
“Body Mechanics is a boutique treatment center in the heart of New York. Not only can you relax in style, but we specialize in health improvement through sports massage, prenatal massage, TMJ, and injury recovery. We are experts in our field, and have experience with a wide variety of conditions. All of our programs include personal assessment. Our program is geared for anyone who wants more out of their massage experience. We have been working with Marathoners, Tri's, and CrossFitters to problem solve athletic issues since since 2007. We also offer RocTaping, Hot stone and Hot towel treatments.
“I have excellent results with sciatica, migraines, TMJ, whiplash injury, anxiety/depression, insomnia, back/disc pain,sports injuries,digestive disorders, neurological disorders, gynecological issues and pelvic floor dysfunction.
“"I have referred several friends to Manual Therapy NYC. Delia is a highly skilled practitioner in a multitude of massage modalities and beyond. Not only has her work brought me pain relief and relief of numbness and tingling in my arms/hands, it has also brought me a renewed sense of wholeness in mind/body/spirit. Delia is truly a gift." - Mary, Licensed Massage Therapist ~~~~~ "I have suffered from migraines for over a decade. My first craniosacral treatment was a revelation: I felt that my body was learning from Delia how to heal itself." - Marley, Digital Publishing Executive
“I offer Therapeutic Massage Therapy at your home. I use Western and Eastern techniques such as Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Massage, Shiatsu, Stretching. I have experience working in Spa, Yoga studio, Physical Therapist office. I'm very dedicated in each session to help your body feel BEST ! We know massage have various health benefits and is beneficial in relieving back pain, stiff neck, shoulders, improve sleep, boost immunity, lower blood pressure, improves flexibility and relaxes muscles and Yes puts you in a state of a wonderful Relaxation..
“NYS Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years. Specializing in Medical Massage and Rehabilitative Care. First visit an evaluation, assesstment, postural analysis, range of motion and muscle testing is done, to determine the best treatment plan for each patients/client's condition. Some modalities applied with the Massage Therapy treatment are PNF, Assisted Stretcting, Manual Traction, Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Connective Tissue Scraping(Gua Sha). We also have Sports Massage techniques and treatment plans for athletics and dancers, with specialized stretches for Upper Back, Lower Back, Psoas and Piriformis Syndrome.
“Licensed in both massage and acupuncture, Jeff has thirty years experience. In 90 minute sessions he often utilizes both modalities, but spends almost all of the time on massage. His massage style is a uniquely technical and detailed style of Swedish massage done with an awareness of energy. The client is welcome to discuss health, energy, and lifestyle issues, or to just enjoy a relaxing massage. The combined therapies are also effective for orthopedic pain,stress disorders and can work like magic for mood and energy improvement.
“Every treatment is an Individually tailored hands-on healing session - whether for relaxation or therapeutic value. Your body tells me your needs, and I "cherry-pick" from my extensive repertoire of techniques to provide you with the highest level of healing. Skill, intuition and 22 years experience guide me to give your body what it's asking for. Proficient in post-surgical, Lymphatic Drainage, strains, sprains, and trauma. Eastern, Western, Polynesian, Structural, Energetic, Emotional and Spiritual modalities provide healing for just what your aching body needs. NEW OFFICE: 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 906, NYC
Sabrina D Rajkumar
Massage Therapist, LMT
“Massage therapy doesn't just feel great. It can make a real difference in the lives of people suffering from pathologies ranging from chronic pain to depression. And the right therapist makes the difference. I am a professional, caring, and intuitive NYS licensed massage therapist with years of experience in many types of pathologies and goals, ranging from relaxation to pain alleviation from many soft tissue disorders. I utilize Shiatsu (Acupressure), Myofacial Work, Trigger Point, PNF, Thai stretches, Swedish, Energy Work, Craniosacral, and Reflexology to create a custom treatment for each client.
“I am a NY state Licensed Massage Therapist with a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Since graduating from the Swedish Institute in 1999 I've continued to expand my understanding of the workings of the body through the study of Zero Balancing, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Prenatal Massage. Through my experience with Anusara Yoga, Continuum, dance, and the Alexander Technique I've come to see the body as inherently changeable and deeply intelligent. My sessions aim to guide the client into a place of optimal alignment, so that body, mind, and spirit can work together with ease.
“My therapeutic massage is an integrative and effective melding of western massage science (Swedish) and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).Your patient input enables me to engage you holistically and facilitate your health and healing by utilizing the combination of therapeutic techniques uniquely suited to your health needs, including accurate use of gentle and deep techniques. Patients find my approach is helpful for stress reduction & relaxation, improved mobility, sports prep & recovery, orthopedic & general injury recovery, muscle & back pain relief, improved circulation, headache & migraine symptom relief, and support for women's health (including certified pregnancy massage). I am also a level 2 certified Reiki practitioner.
“I've been a licensed massage therapist and esthetician for 16 yrs well-versed in swedish, deeptissue, shiatsu, craniosacral, reiki, and prenatal massage as well as clinical and holistic facials, waxing, body polish exfoliations, cellulite treatments, reflexology, and ear candling. My client list includes working executives, housewives, students, celebrities, and professional athletes. Many of my clients I have had for 10+ years!
“Do you suffer from Chronic Pain? Has conventional care failed to restore your health and quality of life? Want lasting improvement in how you feel, look, and move? Heal new and old injuries. Become more resilient, strong, and flexible. Feel better longer. I combine many approaches and techniques in a way that is truly holistic, collaborative, and focused on your needs and goals. Come to my convenient East Village office, at Broadway and East 11th Street, near Union Square, R, N, Q, 4,5,6, L trains
Who can practice massage in New York?
Most states have licensing requirements that must be met before a practitioner (a 'masseuse' or 'masseur') can use the title 'Massage Therapist', and some states require a license to practice any form of massage. Licensed Massage Therapists in New York have obtained the highest level of authentication. They must complete academic coursework in anatomy and physiology, as well as on the application of massage and bodywork, business and ethics, and specialized massage techniques. The New York LMT must then pass a certification exam.
What are the benefits of New York massage?
Clients use massage in New York because it relieves pain from muscle aches and sprains, muscle injuries and other causes of pain. It reduces stress and helps clients relax, and can decrease feelings of anxiety and depression by stimulating the release of endorphins and serotonin. Massage therapy in New York can help prevent fibrosis or scar tissue, increase the flow of lymph, and improve sleep. New York massage therapy can help rehabilitate sports injuries.
How does massage work?
Massage involves working and acting on the body using pressure from the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, or feet of the massage therapist. The New York massage therapist focuses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, myofacia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system.