Getting to know Our Wellness Partners—Body Balance Integrated Massage Therapy

At Body Balance Integrated Massage Therapy we consider the individual goals of the person during every treatment. This is especially important when treating athletes because the treatment will differ depending on these goals. We have broken down our treatment plans into three different levels, depending on how in depth an individual wants to go.

Our first level of treatment is temporary relief from pain where the massage would be more general, not really addressing any injuries, etc. For runners, this would include pre and post event sessions, where the focus is simply preparation or recovery.

The next level would be maximum correction where muscle imbalances and causes of injury would be addressed. For this we would suggest an Integrated Manual Therapy session. An example would be a runner coming in with achilles tendon pain. Rather than only looking at the calf, we would check the functionality of the hip, knee and ankle joints, test gait and perform manual muscle testing or other assessment techniques to try and pinpoint the cause of the pain.

The highest level of treatment would be long term preventative care. This program would include everything listed above and would be for runners who want to make massage therapy part of their wellness routine or training plan.

Regular sports massage has been shown to promote recovery, increase mobility and prevent injuries which will allow you to perform at the highest level. Feel free to call or email for a consultation with Nicole, the owner of Body Balance Massage Therapy, to discuss your needs!

More about Dashing Whippets Running Team

The Dashing Whippets Running Team is a New York based running team that is founded on, and driven by, the diversity of our team members. With team members from all over the city, the country and the world, and with greatly different running goals, we find unity in recognizing and appreciating each others differences and our mutual enjoyment of running and participating in the New York running community and beyond.

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