Happy Thanksgiving| Black Friday Special Massage Rates | Early Gift Certificate Purchase Promo

Happy Thanksgiving| Black Friday Special Massage Rates | Early Gift Certificate Purchase Promo


Happy Thanksgiving! We are offering $15off on #blackfriday next week for all services of 60min or longer. Drop on by* during your holiday shopping errands. Bring your relative. or not… Make your holiday weekend in NYC pampering as well as therapeutic. Also to help you ease your holiday shopping list, we are offering a promotion for #giftcertificates to be slashed 20% JUST FOR Black Friday purchase. We are thankful for the abundance that we have. {*Please book your appointments in advance on MindBody Connect or contact us directly via text or phone or email}

Holiday Hours:

November 25th, Wednesday CLOSED EARLY at 6:30pm

November 26th , Thursdays CLOSED Thanksgiving

November 27th, Friday OPEN!


5 Healthy Reasons To Receive Massage Therapy


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5 Healthy Reasons To Receive Massage Therapy

Upon hearing the word massage, many people immediately think of going to a spa and spending some quality “me-time.” Sure, massage can help put your mind and body at ease. But its benefits extend beyond providing you that feeling of comfort and relaxation.

The manipulation of soft tissues has several health benefits that you may not readily realize, and it is due to these effects that massage therapy must be incorporated into your routine. The following are five benefits of massage therapy and why you should consider it more than just a pampering treat.

1. Relieve stress

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Everyone would agree that after a massage therapy session, you simply feel calm and relaxed. In fact, stress relief is one of the primary benefits of receiving a bodywork treatment. Contrary to popular belief, stress isn’t always bad. Stress is actually necessary to perform everyday functions and prevent accidents, such as hitting the brakes when another vehicle suddenly storms in front of you on the road. Too much stress, however, can be detrimental to your health.

Several studies show that even a single session of massage therapy can immensely reduce stress. This is because massage helps reduce your heart rate, insulin levels and cortisol levels. By adding therapeutic massage in your routine, you can feel and look healthier.

2. Improve posture

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Today’s generation is notorious for bad posture. Desk workers are particularly at risk, as they need to sit for hours on end day after day. And only a small portion of the population takes the time and effort to practice measures that would permanently help them improve their posture. The most common manifestations include pain in the neck, back and glutes.

Thankfully, this can be corrected by receiving massage. Regular massage therapy sessions can help reinforce the natural movements of different body parts, allowing your body to get back on track. It also helps reduce muscle soreness and promotes pain-free posture.

3. Strengthen the immune system

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You might wonder, “How can something done on the outside help improve things on the inside?” Many might think of this simply as a marketing ploy by massage therapists and spa owners, but there are plenty of studies that back it up.

For instance, one study showed that HIV patients who received a 45-minute massage therapy session 5 days a week for 1 month experienced an increase in production of cells which are considered the first line of defense in the immune system. Massage has also been shown to improve the cytotoxic capacity of the immune system, which is the activity level of the natural “killer” cells.

4. Improve circulation and lower blood pressure

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As mentioned, one session of therapeutic massage offers a wealth of health benefits. Just imagine what it can do if done on a regular basis. One of the best long-term effects of massage therapy is improved blood circulation. This is a result of the pressure created during the massage, regardless of the technique used. This pressure causes blood to flow through the congested areas, which then allows new blood to flow in. This also flushes lactic acid from the muscles, the accumulation of which is associated with chronic muscle fatigue and soreness.

Massage can also help patients with high blood pressure. Many think that this medical condition comes with several symptoms. In reality, though, it has none, earning it the nickname “the silent killer.” Massage therapy has been proven to be an effective way to lower blood pressure naturally. Receiving massage therapy on a regular basis decreases both diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

5. Recover from physical injury

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Rehabilitating a physical injury can be a tedious and painful process. Many find that a physical rehabilitation program is insufficient to restore the affected area to its pre-injury state. Massage therapy plays a critical role in supplementing injury rehabilitation procedures. Relaxing the muscles and promoting circulation in the affected area allow blood to deliver much needed oxygen and other nutrients. This helps improve flexibility and range of motion. With the right injury massage therapy, the patient can expect the area to be healed at an accelerated rate.

Studies indicate that there is an increasing number of patients who seek therapeutic massage to heal broken bones and burns as well. Massage can reduce stiffness and improve mobility, two problems often experienced when recovering from a broken bone. Burn patients also report less itching, discomfort and depression after receiving three months of massage therapy alongside their skin rehabilitation program.

Find A Massage Therapist Today

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It is important to understand that the benefits of massage therapy are more than skin deep. Incorporating this form of self-care into your routine plays a huge role in maintaining your health for years to come. Massage is often viewed as a luxury, but it’s a worthy investment that provides numerous therapeutic benefits. It is recommended to find a professional massage therapist who can help establish a regular treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

About the Author

Jonathan Leger is a freelance journalist and a strong advocate of holistic medicine and massage therapy. He is also a sponsored member of the Garden Writer’s Association  as well as articles published at SunWarrior.comDrGreene.comYardShare.com and dozens of others.

We will close TODAY October 2nd Friday 4-9pm

We will close TODAY October 2nd Friday earlier from 4-9pm for a Farewell RBR staff outing to send off Elizabeth to her Cali relocation {Not to worry her last day is still October 20th Tuesday… Book soon though}!  

““It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” Ernie Harwell

Please email or text your inquiries or book online for appointments! Cheers!

Farewell Adventures




Summer Maturations | LMT Schedule Shifts | Guest LMT’s

Summer Maturations | LMT Schedule Shifts | Guest LMT’s


Summer gives way for full maturation of the spurts and growth begun in the spring time with the help of plenty of sunshine for us. Nature is an amazing teacher to remind us the full ripening of the seeds we have planted…which include our families outside of NYC.

Please support us in our summer absences of usual LMT availabilities by engaging with some new and revisiting therapists who are skilled and fine tuned in their years of experience.

Judie will be away at Camp Kula yoga workshop in the Berkshires from July 19th Sunday through July 24 Friday. Summer Sundays until September to be covered by Capri {Subs are Richard, Capri, Nichole; Iris}

Allison will be away in Upstate NY for a weekly family re-union from  July 27 Monday through August 1st Saturday {Subs are Iris, Elizabeth, Judie}

Suzanne will be away in Ireland for family roots-revisit from July 20th Monday through August 1st Saturday {Subs are Richards, Capri, Nichole,  Judie}

Elizabeth will be away in LA in her preparation for transcontinental move (slated in Fall 2015) from August 19th Wednesday through August 22nd Saturday {Subs are Allison, Judie}

Judie will be away again in Big Island HI to spend time with her godchild from September 5 Saturday through September 12 Friday {Subs are Richard, Capri, Nichole, Iris}


Fathers day gifts 2015

Father’s Day is June 21st 2015

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A more healthy gift for your Dad in the form of an effective touch! Spend the Father’s day 2015 outdoors and gift him something he will rarely treat himself with… a therapeutic effective massage! Nudge him to appreciate the value of smoothing out those kinks and knots – see his performance improve on his favorite activity – or just plain reduce his daily stress! Massage can reduce muscle stiffness as well as delay exercise onset soreness and improve relaxation by reducing heart rate and blood pressure and increase respiration. He will clearly feel the value and appreciate your insightful suggestion!

Fathers Day Gifts 2015 suggestions:

Mind Armour Meltdown 60min {Deep Tissue on upper body} to target that troublesome shoulder.. finally! and get him back in the swing of things.. like the green golf course?


Rhemedy Ritual 75min {Deep Tissue on full body} with Cool Stones Add-on to flush out his overheated sunburnt back and elongate their locked hamstrings and calves.


Fit To Be Tied 90 {Thai Yoga Massage} for those Dads who never stretch after exercise for leaner and longer effective muscles.. A massage for those who like to keep their loose fitting clothing on!


Let us create a memorable and completely well-valued experience for the most important (or second) person in your life!

•••All Fathers Day Gift Certificates are now 10% off until June 14th! He will appreciate the value and savings•••

Prepping for Summer – Body Contour Wrap

Prepping for Summer – Body Contour Wrap by M’lis


Our May special promo for the Body Contour Wrap. Expires May 31, 2015

Limit one per person
$180 (Org $210) for 90min with measurements
$150 (Org $180) for 75min without measurments

Developed by a biochemist from the UCLA medical center, this wrap process was originally formulated to encourage circulatory and lymphatic flow in patients. It was meant for those suffering from diabetes or any disease that inhibited circulation, especially in the lower extremities. Research showed that because of this increased flow of both the lymphatic and the circulatory systems, the patient also was experiencing cleansing of the tissues. This, in turn, caused healthy inch loss through internal cleansing.

Not only did the body benefit internally, but the external benefits of contouring and inch loss made this wrap ideal for the spa industry as well as the medical profession. Inch loss, diminishing of cellulite, body contouring can be permanent and completely safe.
The M’LIS Wrap uses herbal formulations that work externally to internally. This type of program aids in the removal of wastes that have become trapped in vulnerable parts of our bodies. It is basically a cleansing process of the tissue underneath the skin, and helps restore elasticity to loose, flabby skin. It does not dehydrate and age the skin. The healthiest type of body wrap.
Some answers to frequently asked questions:
Can anyone have a M’LIS Body Wrap?
As the M’LIS wrap flushes toxins and impurities into the system, pregnant and nursing women, and if one has not been in remission from cancer for 2 years or more, should not be wrapped. Also those on blood thinning medications such as Coumadin and those who suffer from seizures should not utilize body contouring products.
What about men?
Because a toxic lifestyle is prevalent in today’s world, body cleansing and body contouring are of equal value for both men and women. Men do not get cellulite in the hip area as women do, so they do not need a hip or fanny wrap. They also may prefer not to have their upper arms wrapped.Can I just have my legs wrapped?
Partial wraps are not recommended, as the M’LIS Wrap uses the body’s natural systems of elimination to obtain inch loss. If only the legs are wrapped, trapped wastes may simply be moved from one area of the body to another, rather than eliminated completely through the circulation and lymphatic systems.
Why does the skin turn pink when Contour Cream is applied?
Niacin and cassia naturally promote dilation of the blood vessels and fluid flow. This increased circulation under the skin gives the skin a pink tone. This is expected, and is a positive event that shows the cream working. The skin usually returns to its normal color within an hour of application. A patch test before the wrap will show any unusual sensitivity. If this is found to be the case, Contour Cream is also available in a Sensitive Skin Formula.
How long does the wrap take? 
The entire process takes approximately one and half hours. This includes the consultation, exfoliation, measurements, wrap, relaxation for one hour, and time to cut out and re-measure. If the client is not measured each time, the process will be much faster. Some spas sell the wraps in a series, and then measure only before the first wrap and after the final wrap. If a client is only interested in the wrap as a lymphatic cleanse, they may choose not to be measured at all to save time.
Why, if I am losing inches, will I not lose weight with the wrap?
If there is an immediate weight loss after a wrap, this indicates that water has been lost. In this case, weight will be gained again as soon as the body is re-hydrated. With a M’LIS internal cleanse wrap, there is no weight loss for at least 72 hours.Cellulite is caused by toxins and wastes that are trapped in the soft, fatty tissues of the body. These are removed at the cellular level by breaking them up and moving them into the circulatory and lymphatic systems for permanent elimination through the body’s natural processes. By drinking a large quantity of water in the hours following the wrap, they are rapidly flushed out of the system. The result is inch loss and body contouring rather than weight loss. Body wraps are wonderful for those who are losing weight, however, as they have the ability to tone and tighten loose skin that develops when pounds are shed.

Mother’s Day Gifts 2015

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Mothers day is May 10th 2015

Much appreciated gift for your mums in the form of a loving touch! If you are squeezed on time to spend some quality time with your mother for Mother’s Day, hand her over into good hands with a bespoke treatment.

Mother’s Day Massage Gift 2015 suggestions:

Rx: Organic Relaxation and a Geranium Hand Scrub to relax her completely with pampering, age smoothing, sugar scrub for her hands     


Mommy and Me (Prenatal) and a Eco-Fin Paraffin Treatment for feet to support mothers to be and pamper her feet supple soft


Rhemedy Ritual with Thai Thermapy Add-on to detox her overused muscles with heat and unwind those tightly wound joints carrying the lil ones                                              

Let us create a memorable and completely decompressing experience for the most important (or second) person in your life! We are gifting all  visiting mothers a take home token of Geranium Organic Oil for continuation of this memorable day. Limited quantities.

Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage


Prenatal Massage Experience at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage
Written By: Elizabeth Gleckler LMT
Edited By: Judie Rhed Yim LMT

We all know women come in all different shapes and sizes, have different postures and different gaits, and therefore often experience bodily aches and pains in a variety of different places. Though, one thing every woman can agree to during pregnancy, is that their bodies are changing, and these changes are happening very quickly! Often quicker than one expects or is ready for. Whether it is the leg swelling and cramping, that weird pulling in your groin, the new waddling walk you’ve adopted or that lovely slouching posture that the baby bump has caused you; you are now experiencing new aches and pains in places you’ve never felt before, or the ones you’ve had since before you were pregnant are now ten times worse. But what’s a girl to do? You can’t take any Advil, simple sitting on the couch or lying in bed is just making the aches even worse, and on top of that, it’s becoming harder and harder to focus at work since you have unlimited preparations before the baby arrives. This is where massage comes in.

As prenatal specialized massage therapists, we work with a variety of different women to help their bodies adapt throughout the pregnancy. When our bodies go through changes, we naturally adapt thereby trying to reach a state of equilibrium and this is no different during hormonal roller-coaster pregnancy. The diffculty now though, is that your body is going through many changes so rapidly, it is really hard to stay balanced and you begin to need outside
help. Massage has the incredible ability to decrease stress in your body and of your mind by releasing happy hormones and decreasing your stress hormones. The amount of research that is now being done on the benefts of decreasing your stress during pregnancy is incredible. Massage also helps tonify overtaxed muscles compensating for the slow increase laxity of pelvic ligaments due the Relaxin hormones which spike-up towards labor date. There are also myriad benefts for your baby as well as yourself when you keep your stress levels low. This is also why we
often recommend prenatal acupuncture, prenatal yoga/Pilates classes and proper nutrition, as they all work in tandem with massage to balance your stress hormones as well as energize those overtaxed muscles.

As far as the specifc aches and pains go, we are trained in therapeutic massage techniques. This means we work to treat pregnant women’s ailments on an individualized basis. If you are experiencing pain or tension in a particular area, we will assess and locate the source of the pain, then not only treat that specifc area, but the surrounding and distal areas as well. For instance, I often see women who complain of lower back and sciatic pain. This is a common complaint as the new weight in the front of the body causes the glutes and back muscles to fire continuously, which is your body’s way of preventing you from falling forward and also supporting a growing belly. This also means that your Glutes or Sacroiliac joint attachments become really sore because the muscles are constantly contracting and ligaments are constantly pulled! So, often I will massage the entire hip region and most of the muscles that attach to the pelvic girdle, (ie: lower back deep intrinsic muscles, QLs, Piriformis, Glutes, Quads,Hamstrings etc.) attempting to ease the shifting overstretched muscles in the posterior line and the overly contracted anterior line.

Since we work with many prenatal women, we are experienced not only in special side-lying position massage techniques, but in the precautions as well. We always massage with Organic pregnancy safe oils of Sunfower Seed and Calendula which are nourishing to the body and of course good for preventing stretch marks.We also avoid the contraindicated areas and use customized levels of pillows and bolsters to aid in the client’s comfort, making sure baby and mama are completely safe. Water or Pregnancy supporting tea are offered post-treatment as well as stretching or exercise advice and answering of any questions you may have. We love our prenatal clients, so please come join us— for your own well-being and ultimately your baby within you!

As per the NYTimes article noted in the picture above, we never share pictures of the myriad happy zen newborns we were privileged to work with.

Farewell Frances! and price changes effective March 2015

Frances Montalvo massage therapist at rhemedy nyc

Farewell Frances!

Frances has decided to pursue her career elsewhere and we bid her well wishes for her future endeavors as an excellent massage therapist and personal trainer! Thanks for your 18months at Rhemedy By Rhed Therapeutic Massage, Frances! You  can contact her @ francesmontalvo@gmail.com


Price Changes Effective March 2015

Please note that we will be changing our prices effective March 1 2015 to reflect our rising rent costs. Slight variations on all pricing excluding 30min services. Thanks for you understanding and your support! As a very small practice, we will not be thriving without your generosity and commitment to small local businesses.