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Massage Therapists in New York
“Are you feeling stressed, worn out and chronically tired? Is your neck or back bothering you so much that you can't go about your day freely? In just one hour you'll feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Having worked in chiropractic offices I've helped people deal with pain and stress related conditions for years. From tight and throbbing neck and shoulders to the very discomforting lower back pain and sciatica symptoms. The reason for my successful practice lies in applied professionalism and the combination of techniques and modalities I use to address the specific needs of my patients.
“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 am a licensed massage therapist dedicated to helping others achieve physical wellness. My treatments are organized around your goals for a customized massage providing you with ultimate relaxation. My clients find me nurturing with an easy going personality. My space is very clean, relaxing and in a convenient Manhattan location.
“I offer skilled therapeutic muscular and fascial bodywork to people seeking chronic or acute pain relief, relaxation, increased flexibility, or overall well-being. My work is client-centered, and my treatments are created to meet my client's specific goals. A thorough health history and consultation is done before the first session, free of charge, in order to figure out how to proceed with a personalized treatment plan. In addition, I offer client-specific exercises and stretches that can be performed in between sessions in order to maximize the therapeutic effects of the treatment.
“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
“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.
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.
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.
“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.
“"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
“Massage as a therapeutic and restorative experience best describes the intention of my work. It involves the manipulation of soft-tissue to support the healing of your injuries and the elimination of chronic pain caused by the stress and bustle of modern life. My approach is patient, intuitive and specific-with the goal of creating ease and balance in your everyday activities. The benefits deepen when a trusting rapport develops between us over the course of ongoing sessions. This may lead to therapeutic changes that help to resolve deep-seated patterns of tension and pain, ultimately restoring your physical, mental and emotional well-being.
“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.
“Melissa Kutok LMT has been a massage therapist since 2001. She attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. She is New York State Licensed, nationally certified, and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Melissa is certified in Pre/post natal massage and specializes in injury rehabilitation, deep tissue massage, and sports performance. Melissa is a student of orthobionomy. She is a mother of two and enjoys yoga, crossfit, reading and photography.
“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.
“As a Trigger Point massage therapist, I specialize in relieving deep, chronic muscular tension and pain due to excessive computer use, dance and sports injuries and accumulated stress. Trigger Point work is excellent for musicians who suffer from repetitive motion strain.
“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.
“Patients find my approach to massage therapy is helpful for stress reduction, 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. My massage is an effective melding of western massage science and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).Your input enables me to work with you holistically to aid your health and healing. I combine techniques tailored to your needs, including accurate use of a wide variety of gentle and deep techniques. I am also a Certified Infant Massage Therapist (CIMT) and a level 2 Reiki practitioner.
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“My practice of ASIAN BODYWORK THERAPY, with Infrared LED Light Therapy, (please see website) helps people maintain or regain their health through physical manipulation and pressure. It is based on Zen Shiatsu, Zero Balancing, Myofascial Release, and CranioSacral Therapy. You wear loose, comfortable clothing and lie on a massage table placed over a Therapeutic Magnetic Grid. No oils are used. I notice where your tension is, where your weaknesses are and where you have the tendency toward illness. I pay special attention to problems associated with the neck and the back. Pain relief and freedom of movement is a priority.
“I primarily treat clients who have specific muscular aches from overuse/under-use. Whether you're an athlete or a weekend warrior, I'm here for you. Most of my clients come to me with neck, shoulder, and lower back pain, however, I treat all areas of the body. In addition to muscular issues, I help clients who suffer from psychological conditions such as depression/anxiety, sleeplessness, and overall stress.
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.