Our highly qualified and experienced massage therapists offer Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, CranioSacral Therapy, Acupressure, Prenatal Massage, Intuitive Massage, Energy Healing Massage, and Root Cause Connection Process.
Our massage helps balance the body, both physically and emotionally. Specializing in addiction, anxiety, depression, grief + loss, eating disorders + disordered eating, negative body image, and trauma.
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. Some of the most common types, which we offer at Body Positive Works, are Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology, and Prenatal Massage.
Click here to learn more about each one (takes you to our massage treatments).
The benefits of massage are wide-ranging:
◐ Instills a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing
◓ Reduces stress and anxiety
◑ Provides relief from aches and pains
◒ Enhances mental clarity, glowing skin, and flexibility
“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 uses healing human touch to help reduce this pain, releasing stored tension, anxiety, and stress.
Massage supports anyone wanting to balance the body and mind, as well as those with mental health issues, emotional imbalance, and physical ailments.
Massage can also be used as a tool to help regulate our mood, as it 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.
Our massage therapists offer some of the best massages in Bergen County, NJ. 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.
We have a highly individualized approach. Your massage therapist will listen to your needs and work with you to select the right type of massage for both your body and your mind.
Our massage treatments last 60 or 90 minutes.
Swedish massage is the most common form of therapeutic massage; it is 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.
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 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. A Reflexologist will work on specific points on the feet correlating to each organ, as a means to promote healing in the corresponding organ.
Reflexology has been found to be very effective for conditions, such as allergies, headaches, and depression.
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.
CranioSacral is a gentle, subtle but powerful therapy that is deeply relaxing; it creates a sense of peace, calm, centeredness and enhances your ability to focus and concentrate.
The client remains fully clothed while work is done primarily on the head and spine to balance cerebrospinal fluid that is naturally produced in the brain and spinal cord. This work is particularly effective for those with headaches, anxiety, TMJ, learning difficulties, insomnia, PTSD, and a myriad of emotional and physical challenges.
It boosts your overall health and resistance to disease, as it reduces the negative effects of stress on your central nervous system.
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.
Prenatal Massage (+ pregnancy massage including the first trimester)
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 of pregnancy massage is relaxation and the soothing of the various aches and pains that accompany many pregnancies.
Intuitive massage involves a deep listening to the body and a deciphering of its messages, desires, fears, and patterns. Our practitioners of the Collard Method of intuitive massage and bodywork tap into the body’s intelligence and wisdom, bringing your body’s important messages into focus.
Communicating with the body this way promotes quicker healing on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. This work is powerful, dynamic, and invaluable to the overall healing process.
Energy Healing Massage
Energy Healing Massage is a combination of several healing modalities, including Chakra Balancing, Reconnective Healing, EFT Tapping, connecting with your Angels and Spirit guides, receiving messages from the Akashic Records, and more.
Root Cause Connection Process
Long-held emotions and issues land in our tissues! Every emotion has a corresponding physical sensation somewhere in the body.
Our bodies speak volumes, and they never lie. The Root Cause Connection Process will bring clarity to your situation, empower you to get to the root cause of your symptoms, help you release and resolve aches, pains, injuries, and fears, and create a path to renewed health and tranquility.
Together we unwind the core issue, so that you begin to thrive, not just survive. Heal through proven and groundbreaking processes, and understand the mind-body connection and heart-brain coherence.
Realize your unique path to renewed health, transformation, and deep healing beyond the body in an inspiring, revitalizing, and uplifting way.
To book an appointment call 201-708-8448.
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
Linda Mitchell is a Licensed Massage Therapist, intuitive Energy Healer, board certified Life Coach, Speaker and corporate Workshop Leader. As an intuitive Massage Therapist and Life Coach for the past two decades Linda’s mission is to inspire and encourage people to awaken to the divine within and to embrace all parts of themselves as they heal. She believes our unresolved emotions and issues land in our body tissues. Linda helps each person heal from physical and emotional wounds and transition into their highest potential with confidence, clarity and ease. Her work has been described as deeply healing, transformational, uplifting, and life changing. Linda operates from a deep desire to empower people to reach their personal best health and to move through life’s challenges and transitions with more ease and grace and less fear, frustration or stress. She combines her healing gifts, education, passion and skills to help people heal more quickly, reclaim balance, radiant health and to learn how to really listen to their own body's healing messages. Linda is a regularly featured life strategist and coach on NYC’s top talk radio station during their ‘Coach-On-Call’ hour and publishes a monthly article for the 24/Seven digital magazine viewed by over 1 million people each month. She leads private group and corporate workshops to create more mindfulness and ease, boost productivity, improve communication and leadership success. Linda founded Sacred Circles of Women’s Wisdom and teaches meditation, Reiki, Laughter Yoga, EFT/Tapping and more to reduce personal and workplace stress. Linda studied at Healing Hands for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork and Transform Coaching Academy for her advanced certificate in Professional Coaching and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University for nutrition coaching. She is Board Certified by the IBCP in Life Coaching, Reiki, EFT & Energy Healing. She's a Board-Certified Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master and holds a BS degree from Bloomsburg University
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