Massage Therapy

Shift Wellness

Health & Wellness Center located in Greenwich Village, New York, NY

Take time for you with a massage performed by one of the talented bodywork specialists at Shift Wellness in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Choose from an array of techniques, from deep tissue to lymphatic drainage and reiki energy healing to sports massage. Massage has been proven to reduce musculoskeletal pain, improve mobility and function, reduce anxiety and promote whole body relaxation. To schedule a massage session, call the New York City office or schedule an appointment online. You deserve to feel good.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits can I gain from massage therapy?

You already know that massage therapy is great for relieving stress and relaxing tight muscles. But many people don’t know that medical professionals often recommend massage because it has such therapeutic value.

Massage uses pressure and manipulation to:

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve movement
  • Reduce your heart rate
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Increase blood and lymph circulation

Increasing your circulation has an important impact on your health. As your blood flow increases, your tissues get an influx of oxygen, nutrients, and healing cells, such as stem cells. At the same time, increasing lymph circulation means that your body carries more waste and toxins away.

When should I schedule a massage?

You can contact Shift Wellness and schedule a massage anytime you need to destress, or you need relief from stiff, painful muscles.

If you need a therapeutic massage to relieve chronic pain, recover from an injury, or restore mobility, your provider at Shift Wellness recommends a treatment schedule for optimal results.

The team at Shift Wellness recommends therapy as part of your integrative treatment for problems such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries

Massage produces beneficial physiological changes in your body. For example, stress hormones go down, and your immune system gets a boost. Additionally, massage triggers your brain to release endorphins, which naturally relieve your pain.

What type of massage might I receive?

The massage therapists at Shift Wellness have extensive training and years of experience in a broad range of massage techniques. These are a few examples of different styles:

Sports massage

A sports massage helps you recover from intense activities and prevent injuries during the game. This type of massage typically uses a strong, penetrating technique designed to release adhesions, relieve muscle soreness, and accelerate healing.

Joint massage

Many massage techniques promote joint motion and relieve pain by targeting the ligaments, tendons, and muscles that support the joints.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage uses classic kneading motions and circular pressure to reduce your stress, relax muscles, and increase blood flow.

Trigger point massage

If you have a knotted muscle, trigger point massage uses concentrated pressure to relax the muscle.

Whether you need to relax or recover, call Shift Wellness, or use online booking, to schedule a therapeutic massage.