Bergen County & Rockland County NJ
Some of the best massages in Bergen County. Choose Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, prenatal massage, aromatherapy or reflexology.
Our massage helps balance the body both physically and emotionally. Specializing in massage for anxiety, depression, negative body image, eating disorders & substance addiction.
What is Massage?
Massage is the manual manipulation of soft body tissue to restore balance, health and wellbeing to the body and mind.
There are dozens of types of massage. Here are some of the most common types, which we offer at Body Positive Works.
What is a Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most common form of therapeutic massage; a very relaxing and therapeutic type of bodywork.
It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help improve circulation, release tight muscles, and relieve pain. The massage therapist uses long gliding strokes to relax the entire body.
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
A deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques as a Swedish massage, but the massage therapist applies more pressure, so it feels stronger and goes deeper.
It is often used to help heal specific injuries, restore range of motion, or get into an area that feels so tight it’s practically numb.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology focuses on applying pressure to the specific nerve zones in your feet. Unlike other foot massages that relieve tension in the feet themselves, reflexology is a far more in-depth science that aims to harmonize your entire body.
According to reflexology, every part of the human body is mapped into your feet. A Reflexologist will work on specific points on the feet correlating to each organ, to promote healing in the corresponding organ.
Reflexology has been found to be very effective for conditions such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
What is a Prenatal Massage?
A prenatal massage is similar to a full body massage, but the massage therapist will make modifications to ensure the comfort and safety of both mother and baby.
For example, the mother-to-be lies on her side and the abdomen is not massaged. The aim in pregnancy massage is relaxation and the soothing of the various aches and pains that accompany many pregnancies.
Benefits of Massage
The benefits of massage are wide-ranging and, besides a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing, include reduced stress and anxiety, relief from aches and pains, enhanced mental clarity, glowing skin, and greater flexibility.
“The issues are in our tissues” – so the saying goes. Physical pain, emotional pain, and mental pain are all stored in our body. Massage therapy uses healing human touch to help reduce this pain, releasing stored tension, anxiety and stress.
Massage supports anyone wanting to balance mind and body, and supports those with mental health issues, emotional imbalance, and physical ailments.
Massage can also be used as a tool to help regulate our mood – by stimulating a range of hormones. Dopamine – “the happy hormone,” Serotonin – “the calming hormone,” Endorphins – “the body’s natural pain reliever,” Cortisol – “the stress hormone,” and Adrenaline – “the fight/flight hormone.
Why Choose Us?
Our massage therapist offers some of the best massages in Bergen County NJ. Our point of difference is our strong belief in the mind-body connection, and so we specialize in using massage to balance the body on both a physical and emotional level.
We have a highly individualized approach – your massage therapist will listen to your needs and work with you to selecting the right type of massage for both your body and your mind.
Our Massage Treatments
Our massage treatments last 60 or 90 minutes.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue sports massage
Pregnancy massage including first trimester
To book an appointment call 201-708-8448.
Our Massage for Specific Groups
Our massage therapists can help everyone – from kids and teens to the middle aged and the elderly.
Some of the ways we can help:
Massage for kids
Massage for tweens
Massage for teens
Massage for prenatal and postnatal women
Massage for menopause
Massage for negative body image
Massage for addiction
Massage for eating disorders
Massage for depression
Massage for anxiety
Massage for stress
Massage for necks
Massage for backs
Our Massage Therapists
Jill Hartman has 25 years experience as a NJ Licensed Massage Therapist. Jill specializes in balancing the body on both a physical and emotional level – through stress relief, pain reduction and guidance on healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices.
She holds special certifications in Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal Massage, Reflexology, Chair Massage, Aromatherapy and Health Coaching. She is a graduate of The Healing Hands Institute of NJ, Laura Norman’s School of Reflexology in New York...