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Massage Therapy Specialist


Personal Training, Medical Fitness & Weight Loss Center located in New Rochelle, NY

From relieving muscle tension to improving blood circulation, massage therapy offers many health benefits and shouldn’t be viewed as a luxury spa service saved for special occasions. At NY FITPROS in New Rochelle, New York, Rui Mateus and the team offer massage therapy to supplement their individualized care programs, which include personal training, nutrition programs, and lifestyle coaching. They can get you moving better, stressing less, and loving your life again. To schedule an appointment, contact the office by phone or book online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy involves the kneading and manipulation of muscle and other soft tissues to improve function and well-being. It’s one of the oldest healing therapies and has been practiced for thousands of years. 

Massage therapy offers many benefits to your physical and emotional health. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improving circulation to heal damaged tissue
  • Reducing overall pain levels
  • Boosting overall mood
  • Alleviating tight muscles to improve mobility
  • Improving recovery after a heavy workout

Massage therapy also alleviates stress and reduces levels of stress hormones, including cortisol and norepinephrine. 

Chronic stress from your job, daily responsibilities, and chronic pain may cause your stress hormone levels to be abnormally elevated, which may impair your immune health and make you more susceptible to infections. 

What are the types of massage therapy?

There are many massage therapy techniques that address specific health and wellness needs. Common types of massage therapy include:

Therapeutic massage

Therapeutic massage, also called Swedish massage, promotes relaxation and improves blood circulation. It’s one of the most popular types of massage therapy.


Myotherapy is a type of massage therapy focused on alleviating soft tissue pain and improving mobility and flexibility.

Sports massage

During sports massage therapy, your massage therapist focuses on kneading your muscles to improve circulation, alleviate post-workout muscle soreness, and promote recovery. 

Am I a good candidate for massage therapy?

NY FITPROS specializes in medical exercise for the management of chronic health conditions.  The team may recommend massage therapy as part of your medical exercise program to support your body’s healing and recovery. The premier personal training gym and post-rehabilitation facility may also consider you a good candidate for massage therapy to ease muscle soreness after a heavy workout. 

When you come in to see the fitness and lifestyle experts at NY FITPROS, they conduct a comprehensive evaluation to fully understand your health and wellness needs. 

They offer the SMART START Assessment, which establishes your baseline health and fitness level, allowing them to assess your current capacity and exercise capability. Ultimately, the results will show whether you require professional, one-on-one MET, or qualify for a group-based program. 

The SMART START Mind Body Assessment includes:

  • Postural Analysis
  • FIT3D Analyzer
  • 11-Point Musculoskeletal Screening
  • Cardiopulmonary Fitness
  • Push-Pull Strength 
  • Joint Biomechanics
  • Functional Movement Pattern
  • Brain Gauge Mental health and cognitive function Assessment 

The SMART START determines your current capacity and capabilities to engage in exercise and physical activity while highlighting your body's specific needs to perform at its best potential. Your individualized care program may incorporate elements of specialty areas, such as therapeutic massage, myotherapy, or sports massage. Their multimodal approach may also include nutrition coaching, adaptive yoga, meditation, stress management, and overall lifestyle coaching, in order to optimize the benefits of massage therapy.

To assess the effectiveness of your program and make adjustments as needed, your medical exercise specialist will conduct follow-up analyses and interpretation of your body fat, metabolism, and other performance metrics throughout your program. 

NY FITPROS is here to help you create long-lasting lifestyle changes to reverse your chronic disease. To schedule a consultation, contact the office by phone or book online today.