Massage has been around since the beginning of time.
Each culture has developed its own unique approach, but the desired outcome is always the same — to enhance health and to bring back balance to the body.
European or Swedish style massage focuses on the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues. Therapeutic benefits include the release of chronic tension and muscle pain, improved circulation, increased joint flexibility, and the reduction of stress, mental and physical fatigue.
Amma is a highly refined and complex system of oriental bodywork. This type of therapy combines oriental medical principals and an understanding of the energy channels, or meridians, that run through the body. The goal is to promote, restore, and maintain optimum health through treatment of the physical energy systems of the body.
There are no oils involved — however, the therapist may use liniments on specific areas. This kind of massage incorporates gentle manipulations and acupressure points to restore, balance and facilitate the flow of energy throughout the body.
The benefits include relief from stress, tension and muscle ache. These therapies are also excellent for medical aliments, such as respiratory infections, Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ), digestive disorders, arthritis, and more.
Paraffin Wax Therapy is a highly effective treatment that uses the process of heat transfer. Heat from melted paraffin is released when it solidifies, transferring deep into the muscles and joints of the affected area.
The benefits are fast, and include temporary relief from chronic arthritis, joint stiffness and sports injuries, as well as muscle spasms, bone bruises and inflammation. This therapy also softens and hydrates the skin, while providing relaxation.
What Marjorie’s Clients Have Been Saying
She suffered from arthritis in both shoulders. Doctors gave her shots, told her to do exercises, sent her to an acupuncturist. Nothing worked, until she went to massage therapy at A Kneaded Break. Three times per week, became two, then one. Royal has not suffered arthritic pain in the past 8 months, but does not view the absence of an ailment from depriving herself of massages.
“She’s the best massage therapist I’ve ever been to.”
Royal Martin of Wantagh, New York
“I am constantly amazed by Marjorie’s incredible ability to pinpoint and alleviate pain and fatigue. As a martial arts practitioner, I have come to depend on regular visits to with Marjorie to soothe injuries.”
James Niceberg of Plainview, New York
“We have been receiving massage from Marjorie for over five years now. She is like a friend – however, this friend has magical hands and manages to make us feel as if there isn’t a care in the world. This is one feeling that we never want to do without.”
Dell & Harvey Shavelson of Bellmore, New York