Massage Near Me
Do you want to balance your body, both physically and emotionally?
Are you in need of relaxation or relief from muscle tension, stress, or pain?
Massage Near Me - at BoPo
“The issues are in our tissues” – so the saying goes. Physical pain, emotional pain, and mental pain are all stored in our bodies.
Massage therapy includes the manual manipulation of soft body tissue and uses a healing human touch to help reduce this pain, releasing stored tension, anxiety, and stress.
Used as a tool to regulate your mood, massage stimulates 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 or flight hormone. As such, it is a practice that can help restore balance, health, and well-being to your body and mind.
At Body Positive Works, we offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure and Prenatal Massage so that you can move towards optimal wellness.
Whether you’re looking to balance the body and mind or want to navigate and work through mental health issues, emotional imbalances, or physical ailments, massage is here to support you.
Our massage treatments last 60 or 90 minutes.
From Swedish massages to deep tissue work, our massage therapist will treat you with the utmost care and attention, listening to your needs and working with you to select the right type of massage for both your body and your mind.
Body Positive Works Massage Therapist
Swedish massage is the most common form of therapeutic massage, a very relaxing 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. Our massage therapist uses long gliding strokes to relax your entire body.
Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage uses many of the same techniques as a Swedish massage, but our massage therapist applies more pressure, making it feel stronger and go deeper. It is often used to help heal specific injuries, restore range of motion, or get into an area that feels so tight that it’s practically numb.
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. Your reflexologist will work on specific points on the feet, which correlate to each organ, as a means to promote healing in the corresponding organ. It has been found to be very effective for conditions, such as allergies, depression, and headaches.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
MLD is a treatment for lymphedema that promotes the movement of lymphatic fluid out of the swollen limb(s), boosts the immune system, and deeply relaxes the body and mind. It is recommended to filter out cellular debris after injury, surgery, or whenever there is a congestion of lymph.
MLD increases blood flow in deep and superficial veins and is effective for swelling, pain, hormonal imbalances, some allergies, and digestive issues among others. Regular MLD is also suggested for anyone wanting to boost the immune system, regardless of swelling.
(+ pregnancy massage including the first trimester)
A prenatal massage is similar to a full body massage, but our massage therapist makes modifications to ensure the comfort and safety of both mother and baby. For example, the mother-to-be lies on her side while the abdomen is not massaged. The aim of pregnancy massage is relaxation and the soothing of the various aches and pains that accompany many pregnancies.
Pressure is applied on specific meridian points along the body to help ease aches, pains, tension, and symptoms of illness. Acupressure helps strengthen organs, as well as releases blocked energy and physical resistance to healing. It is deeply relaxing and revitalizing.
Benefits of Massage
The benefits of massage are wide-ranging:
◐ Instills a deep sense of relaxation and well-being
◓ Reduces anxiety and stress
◑ Provides relief from aches, pains, and stored tension
◒ Enhances mental clarity, glowing skin, and flexibility
◐ Relaxes muscles, which can improve blood flow and reduce inflammation
Why Choose BoPo for Massage in New Jersey?
At Body Positive Works, our point of difference is our strong belief in the mind-body connection, specializing in using massage to balance the body on both a physical and emotional level. Whether you’re looking for relief from chronic aches and pains, or want to learn how to relax and unwind after a long day, we offer a wide variety of services to meet your needs.
NJ Massage FAQ
Massage therapy can be supportive for those who may suffer from anxiety or depression, as well as those who may experience short-term discomfort or chronic pain. Studies have shown that people who receive regular massages experience less anxiety than those who do not and that massage therapy can help people cope with chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines.
Post-massage, it is important to drink water, as massages are dehydrating. Additionally, resting can help you to bask in the relaxation of the massage. When the body relaxes, emotions can come to the surface and be released. We invite you to embrace any and all emotional sensations, as welcoming is what allows for deep healing.