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Top 5 Reasons to get a Medical Massage in Midtown

Top 5 Reasons to get a Medical Massage in Midtown

Evana Class, Senior LMT at Bodyworks DW, writes about why you should receive a medical massage in Midtown with Bodyworks DW!

Evana Class

Bodyworks DW has always focused on the effectiveness medical massage for pain relief. We look for the root causes of your pain, taking care to learn why the pain/discomfort is there. This helps both us and you work together to your continuing a healthy lifestyle. Medical massage in Midtown and Fidi is not just for those of you who are injured or reviving form surgery. It can be a great tool for preventing pain and for preparing for a big event. That 100 meter race, marathon, or that redeye 10 hour flight!

Reason #1: We have the same fantastic qualified massage therapists in Midtown as in Fidi

Each massage therapist in midtown also works in our Financial District Location. Every massage therapist takes part in regular advanced trainings with owner David Weintraub. And combined these trainings with their own talents and skills to create unforgettable medical massage experiences.

Each therapist is dedicated to improving their knowledge to meet the needs of many different kinds of clients. Our large team gives you the flexibility to find the therapist that feels like the best fit for you.

There is also great communication among the team. If you have to change therapists due to a schedule conflict, you’ll be well taken care of by anyone on our team. Our massage therapists share notes with each other, do regular research, and ask advice when they feel like they have hit a roadblock. The entire team is dedicated to finding what treatments will work best for your pain. We work collaboratively to be the most helpful to you.

This has lead to a substantial growth, since our happy clients send us their friends and family to work with. Our FiDi location is often fully booked on any given day. Especially during the popular post-work and weekend times. Which is the main reason we chose to create Bodyworks DW Midtown, so we can help more of you 🙂  

Reason #2: Our Midtown Studio is Super Accessible!  

Whether you live or work nearby or take public transportation, Midtown is very convenient. We’re just a short walk away from Penn Station! There are many subway lines through this major hub. The 1, 2, 3 red lines will take you right into Penn Station. You can also easily get to us from the A, C, E, (blue line). You live in Queens? Take a quick ride on the 7 train to Hudson Yards, walk about ten minutes to our studio and get ready for a fantastic massage. We got you covered!

Coming from Westchester or Connecticut? You can leave the car and take Metro North to Grand Central Station. It’ll take you about 15-20 minutes to get from Grand Central to our studio. Lots of our clients make a stop here after work before heading back North. It’s great place to take a break from the office or after work before the long commute home!  

For those of you working or living in midtown or anywhere North of 14th street, Bodyworks DW Midtown is available for your best medical massage in New York!

Reason #3: Sometimes plans change and you can’t keep your Fidi appointment

Things don’t always go according to schedule. You may get called into a meeting the day before your fidi appointment and just can’t get out of it. If your therapist works in midtown as well, check their schedule there. It’s likely they will have an opening sooner in Midtown than in Fidi to reschedule. And despite the fact that they seem far apart, midtown is only 15 minutes away from Fidi on the A train.

Sometimes plans change the other way around and you find yourself with a free afternoon or evening. That’s a great time to come in for a session! Midtown has more same day and last minute appointments available than FiDi so don’t forget to check those.

Reason #4: Good Eats!

After a great medical massage in midtown treat yourself to some food! Here are our suggestions. All approved by Bodyworks DW 😬 

Try out the delicious Casa Nonna (“Grandmother’s House” in Italian), just one block north of our space on 38th St in between 8th and 9th ave. This spacious and beautiful restaurant will knock your socks off with their authentic flavoring that speak to true Italian cuisine.

Italian isn’t your thing? What about burgers? If you’re intrigued by the thought of a patty placed inside a sliced bread roll or bun, you MUST go to Black Iron Burger. It was voted NYC’s No. 1 burger joint three years in a row by Zagat. What more can I say? This dreamy spot can be found on 38th st. in between 7th and 8th ave. Enjoy!

If you’re looking for a snack, try out Boqueria on 40th st. in between 7th and 8th ave. Their Spanish tapas are to die for! Really beautifully made food that you can share or eat by yourself.

Reason #5: Local attractions (if you are visiting from out of town or simply never bothered)

Do you have some free time to explore? There are some big local sights within blocks of our studio.

Experience the newest interactive sculpture in Hudson Yards! Check out Vessel, made by Thomas Heatherwick before heading home after your massage. It’s quite extraordinary.

While you’re at it, keep your eyes out for a hidden art gallery called The Kaufman Arcade which presents work by local artists as part of the Garment District’s public art program. Anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to go!

The Garment District is a super fun place to walk around. The district’s art program makes a point to commission both local and world class artists to create site-specific art installations outside. You’ll find these pockets of artwork anywhere between 36th & 42nd St. and 7th & 8th Ave.

Visit the salad bowl of the World, The United Nations, learn about keeping nations at Peace, promoting human rights and bettering the development of other countries. This is on the east side of Midtown, but definitely worth the walk or bus ride!

The Chrysler Building, an amazing art deco skyscraper built in 1930 was once the world’s tallest. Check out the art deco detailing throughout and get your inner Great Gatsby on! 

We offer medical massage in Midtown from 12 pm to 9:30 pm. Would you like to schedule a professional medical massage with one of our highly trained massage therapists? Contact Bodyworks DW today or click on the button to book online at our medical massage Midtown studio!

Chronic Wrist Pain & carpal tunnel syndrome

Chronic Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Evana Class, senior massage therapist at Bodyworks DW, discusses wrist pain & carpal tunnel syndrome!

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In our modern device driven world, wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome have gone from rare to ubiquitous. Between typing, holding up our phones all day, carrying bags everywhere, etc. our high paced way of life takes a toll on our vulnerable wrists. Luckily, wrist pain and/or a carpal tunnel syndrome diagnosis does not mean you'll wind up in surgery. With a few lifestyle adjustments, more breaks in your routine, and a series of advanced massage therapy sessions, wrist pain can be a thing of the past for anyone.

Elizabeth Dashiell interviews Senior Massage Therapist Evana Class on Wrist Pain & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Elizabeth: What kind of pain do you address in your clientele at Bodyworks DW that you're very successful at treating? 

Evana: I have been really successful at working with clients that have chronic wrist pain and/or a diagnosis for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Elizabeth: How do you tend to address this kind of wrist pain?

Evana: I begin with a range of motion assessment. Is the client able of open and close the hand? Can they move each finger independently, flex and extend at the wrist?

Doing this will tell me which muscles in the forearm and hand are “tight” or restricted. The massage will start at the palm of the hand and moves through towards the elbow on both sides of the arm.

What's different about how Bodyworks DW works on wrist pain?

Elizabeth: Aside from local work, what do you work on when a client lets you know they have this issue? Does that nonlocal work seem to be effective? 

Evana: Yes, definitely! I will address the upper arm, shoulders and neck. In some instances there is usually an unresolved issue in the listed areas that feels better when work is done to alleviate it the original issue.

Elizabeth: Generally, how many sessions would someone need to fully address the chronic wrist pain?

Evana: Each client is different. It depends on how early or late they choose to address the issue. Sessions can rage from 3-5 or 6-8 sessions. 

Elizabeth: Why is this your favorite kind of thing to work through with a client?

Evana: Along with teaching the client self-care tips; this work will help clients have much improved use of hands. Also not being in pain is a plus... Life is stressful enough, if I can help manage or take away some of a client's physical pain it will allow them to be able to focus on other areas of their life that may need attention.

Get yourself some support for those wrists! Here are the braces we recommend:

Book a session with Evana!