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The Benefits of Massage

proven to increase circulation
Proper circulation allows the distribution of blood, oxygen and white blood cells throughout the body.

proven to increase lymphatic flow and aid in edema recovery
The lymphatic system is considered to be a part of the immune system and it transports the fluid (lymph) throughout the body. Lymph carries very important cells (white blood cells) that help to fight off infection. The lymphatic system also helps to detox the body by filtering out toxins and other waste products.

can help with anxiety, depression and stress
Some studies have shown that massage can help to decrease levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) and increase levels of endorphins (feel good hormones) and neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin which have all been shown to increase mood.

can help to decrease muscle tension
Massage can help to decrease muscle tension and improve the elasticity and pliability of muscle and fascial tissue (connective tissue surrounding/ supporting muscles and organs). This in turn can help to improve mobility restrictions, restore proper function of the myofascia (muscle/ fascial tissue) and aid in decreasing pain and disfunction.

Can help to decrease levels of pain
Adhesions and other restrictions in the tissue can impinge upon nerves and reduce joint mobility, which can all lead to pain. Certain techniques commonly utilized by Medical/ Sport based Massage Therapists such as: Neuromuscular Therapy (Trigger Point Therapy), Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Techniques, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Corrective Stretching and Pumping have been shown be very effective in the treatment of pain and dysfunction. Combine that with the aforementioned increased circulation, lymphatic flow, decreased cortisol levels, increased feel good endorphins and neurotransmitters and you have a hearty recipe for pain relief.

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Massage Staff Jimmy Oliver, LMT


Jimmy grew up on Long Island, interested in sports and weight lifting. After graduating high school, he studied at Springfield College and SUNY Cortland on his way to earning a bachelors in Exercise Science. Once completing his undergrad, Jimmy obtained a certification in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. During this time, Jimmy was receiving treatments from John, and he was surprised how well massage and manual therapy could work. With a background in anatomy and kinesiology, he thought a career in massage therapy could be perfect for him. Jimmy then enrolled in NYCHP for massage therapy in 2021. He completed the program a trimester early with a 3.86 GPA, and is excited to use what he has learned to help others. He is versed in Swedish, deep tissue, sport massage, amma therapy, and will be studying chronic pain and rehab techniques under John before becoming a pain a rehab specialist.

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Massage Staff Jimmy Oliver, LMT


Jimmy grew up on Long Island, interested in sports and weight lifting. After graduating high school, he studied at Springfield College and SUNY Cortland on his way to earning a bachelors in Exercise Science. Once completing his undergrad, Jimmy obtained a certification in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. During this time, Jimmy was receiving treatments from John, and he was surprised how well massage and manual therapy could work. With a background in anatomy and kinesiology, he thought a career in massage therapy could be perfect for him. Jimmy then enrolled in NYCHP for massage therapy in 2021. He completed the program a trimester early with a 3.86 GPA, and is excited to use what he has learned to help others. He is versed in Swedish, deep tissue, sport massage, amma therapy, and will be studying chronic pain and rehab techniques under John before becoming a pain a rehab specialist.

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