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TYPES OF MASSAGE
 



 

Swedish Massage

Our signature massage uses long flowing strokes to promote general health, relaxation and well-being. Perfect for "first timers."

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Deep Tissue Massage

Designed to relieve severe tension in deep muscles and connective tissue or fascia in focused areas.

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Medical/Clinical:

Uses a combination of techniques to help chronic pain related to medical conditions.

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Cancer Support Massage:

Receive the supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post-treatment and/or surgery. Tuesdays, 10-3pm

Prescription required. Please note you will be charged for your scheduled massage session unless cancelled due to a medical emergency.

Therapist: Ellen Wertheim
To schedule an appointment, call Amy Blumenthal 646.505.4495

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Pre/Post Natal

Massage geared specifically to the needs of moms to be and new moms. Helps reduce edema, improve circulation, reduce muscle spasms, improve posture and sleep, ease stress and anxiety.

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massage for older adults (geriatric)

The JCC Health Club now offers massages for older adults using a special table that safely lowers you down for easy access. This modified massage can decrease incidence of injuries, increase flexibility, provide pain relief, and improve circulation. Our techniques are suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or who are post-treatment/surgery. Seniors 62+ years receive a 10% discount on all massages!

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Reflexology

Involves application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.

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Myofascial Release

Refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, increasing range of motion and equilibrioception. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling.

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Craniosacral therapy (CST)

A gentle approach that releases tensions deep in the body by applying light touch to the skull, face, spine, and pelvis.

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Thai Massage

Combines both physical and energetic aspects. It is a deep, full-body massage progressing from the feet up, and focusing on sen or energy lines throughout the body, with the aim of clearing blockages in these lines, and thus stimulating the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body. It draws on yoga, acupressure and reflexology.

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Sports Massage

also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy, this is a physical treatment primarily used on the neuromusculoskeletal system to treat pain and disability. It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.

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Tui Na

a Chinese manual therapy technique that includes many different types of strokes, aimed to improve the flow of chi through the meridians.

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Shiatsu (指圧)

(shi meaning finger and atsu meaning pressure) is a type of alternative medicine consisting of the fingers and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques. There is no convincing data available to suggest that shiatsu is an effective treatment for any medical condition.

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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

A gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Manual lymph drainage uses a specific amount of pressure and rhythmic circular movements to stimulate lymph flow.

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To book a massage please call 646.505.5716.


334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444
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