Massage

Body Positive Works

Massage
Bergen County, NJ

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.

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. 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).

Benefits of Massage

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.

Why Choose Us?

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


Our massage treatments last 60 or 90 minutes. 

 

Swedish Massage

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 Massage 

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 Therapy 

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.

 

Acupressure 

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 

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 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

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Intuitive Energy Healer, Board Certified Transition Coach, Reinvention Expert, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Workshop Leader and Speaker. As an intuitive massage therapist and coach for the past two decades, Linda operates from a deep desire to empower people to reach their personal best health and move through life’s challenges and transitions with more ease, grace and confidence and purpose.

Her mission is to inspire and encourage women to awaken to the divine within and learn to embrace all parts of themselves. Linda combines her healing gifts, education, passion and skills to help people reclaim balance, radiant health, reconnect with their inner fire and intuition. Her work helps each person define and achieve their own personal best and has been described as deeply healing, transformational, uplifting, rejuvenating and life changing.

Linda is a regularly featured expert coach on one of NYC’s top talk radio stations and publishes a monthly article for the ‘24/Seven’ digital magazine viewed by over 1 million people every month. She leads group and corporate workshops to create more joy and mindfulness, boost productivity and leadership success. She founded Sacred Circles of Women’s Wisdom and teaches meditation, Laughter Yoga, EFT/Tapping, Reiki and more.

Linda studied at Transform Coaching Academy for her advanced Certificate in Professional Coaching and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in conjunction with Columbia University for her Certificate in Nutrition Coaching, she is Board Certified by the IBCP and Transform Destiny in Coaching, Reiki, EFT, & Clinical Hypnotherapy. She’s a Board Certified LMT and holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University.

Our Location

Our home is a beautiful heritage house in the heart of Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ. We are directly across the street from Wandell Elementary School and next door to the Municipal Building.
 
We are centrally located with convenient access to Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and on the border of Rockland County. Check out how close you are to us on the map from all localities – including Fair Lawn, Glen Rock, Hawthorne, Hillsdale, Hohokus, Mahwah, and Waldwick.

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