Massage Types at the JCC


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 supportive, holistic bodywork, employing massage techniques suitable for individuals undergoing treatment or for those who are post-treatment and/or postsurgery. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-3 pm

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

Therapist: Ellen Wertheim

To schedule an appointment, call Amy Blumenthal at 646.505.4495

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PRENATAL + POSTNATAL

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

Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.

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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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SPORTS MASSAGE

Also known as manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual and 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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SHIATSU (指圧)

Shiatsu (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 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.