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Remedy Massage: An Oasis of Health on the Upper West Side

Massage therapy has been shown to effectively relieve physical and emotional discomfort in patients suffering from a variety of conditions, including chronic pain, fibromyalgia, mental illness, and cancer. By releasing restrictions in connective tissue, aiding the circulatory and lymphatic systems, lowering blood pressure and promoting endorphin production, massage therapy can reduce stress, ease pain, and rejuvenate aching knotted muscles.

The team at Remedy Massage enjoys working on the Upper West Side and oftentimes they get to work with entire families—from pregnant mothers to teenagers suffering from injuries or exam stress, to grandparents trying to stay active and limber.

Prenatal and postpartum support: Pregnancy is a challenging time for women, especially for first-time mothers who have never experienced these dramatic changes in their bodies before. The hormonal shifts, weight gain, and strain on the muscles and ligaments can take their toll on the body. Lower back pain, pain in the pelvic bones, and sciatica are common pregnancy complaints. Massage can help ease these discomforts. Recovering from the birth can be no less of a challenge, and massage can aid recovery and help relieve the tension of adjusting to life with a small baby at home. The team at Remedy Massage is committed to help ease a new mother’s journey into parenthood, and offer their caregivers—partners, spouses and new grandparents—some much-needed support as well.

Injury relief:
Any injury, no matter how minor, can be a shock to the system. Aside from the acute damage to our bodies, having an injury makes us hold ourselves and use our bodies differently; these changes can put a lot of strain on our muscles and joints. Massage can help stimulate circulation around the injury, which promotes healing, and provides relief from the pain caused by the injury.

Stress relief: Our bodies have a wonderful mechanism for keeping us safe when we’re in danger—commonly known as the “fight or flight response.” The problem is, our bodies are not meant to stay in that mode for extended periods. When we suffer from long-term stress, the physiological manifestations of stress take their toll on our bodies—causing headaches, aching muscles, digestive discomfort, insomnia, and greater susceptibility to illness. Massage can help address both the symptoms and the cause, providing physical relief while reducing the client’s stress levels.

The therapists at Remedy Massage are all New York State licensed and highly experienced; many of them have been practicing massage for over 15 years. Remedy Massage was created to be a calm, welcoming oasis where clients can take a break from the chaos of bustling Manhattan and enjoy the many benefits of massage therapy confident that they are in good hands.

For over 15 years, Leigh Hansen has brought pain relief, stress reduction, and other benefits of massage to a wide variety of people including injured athletes, highly stressed executives, individuals recovering from cancer, and those dealing with the effects of chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s and MS. Leigh has a BA in Dance from NYU and a degree in Massage Therapy from the The Swedish Institute. She was a certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer and is a professional dancer. In 2002 she started her private massage therapy practice and in 2006 she founded Remedy Massage Therapy in NYC.




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