Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques and Manual Therapy

Advanced Massage Techniques (often referred to as Manual therapy) are what people of all ages are turning to for pain, injury, disease, and the relief from the stress of daily life. These types of advanced, restorative massage techniques  are much more than a basic massage. They are often the answer to chronic and acute conditions, as well as to help maintain health and wellness. Our Licensed Massage Therapists have years of experience and training in treating patients with complicated medical conditions, such as cancer (an oncology massage therapist), Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) for swelling, and using massage to enhance general health. We understand the “Art Of Relaxation.”  and often combining the two or even three types of modalities, is exactly what the client needs.  At Hands On, we are entrusted with the health of another human being, and we take this obligation very seriously. We offer a diverse number of techniques and modalities.

We offer an economical Self-Pay Program for families and individuals without insurance or with insurance we do not accept. These are the prices on this site.

You will find the best medical massage therapy and advanced massage techniques, in addition to wellness relaxation spa experiences, including wonderful Couple’s Spa Massages, right here in Commack, L.I. #thingstodoonlongisland

Even the Mayo Clinic recommends massage therapy!


Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy, P.C. is a proud Recommended Community Provider for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. You will understand why we are considered the physician’s choice with our advanced medical massage therapy and specialty programs. We accept NYSHIP and no-fault insurance for auto accidents and many insurance companies,  are reimbursing our clients for their sessions.


We offer Great Massages , Great Prices and a Great amount of Experience!

You are in good, trustworthy hands with Hands On HealthCare! Our practice was established in 2000. Our reputation and reviews are second to known. Without you there is no us! We are passionate about what we do and we love what we do, hence, you will love what we do to! At Hands On we respect you and your time, therefore we run on time. In addition, our “hour” sessions are truly an hour of Hands On time, not the 50 minutes that other places refer to as an hour. So give us a call today and begin or continue your journey to good health and wellness!

Advanced Integrative Manual Therapies

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach - Manual Medical Therapy

Myofascial Release (MFR) Manual Therapy

Chronic Pain Relief at our MFR Treatment Center

JFB Myofascial Release techniques allow the facia to release and disengage from the

underlying tissue, which ins turn improves function. JB MFR is an advanced massage /manual therapy technique. Fascia is a densely woven covering, penetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, vein, artery as well as internal organs; it surrounds every cell in the body. When it loses its pliability due to trauma it hardens and compresses underlying tissues. The therapist’s responsibility is not to force change, but allow for subtle, yet very effective myofascial releases. It is a whole body approach, not a fragmented

approach, everything is connected and is treated as such.

Manual Lymph Drainage

MLD Therapy is an advanced therapeutic method that is intended to support and enhance the lymphatic system. Most lymphatic structures that the specialist targets, are directly under the

Lymphatic Massage Drainage in Commack NY

Manual Lymphatic Massage Drainage in Commack NY MLDT

skin. An MLD therapist will use light, gentle, rhythmic techniques to increase the flow of lymph and its return to the circulatory system. This treatment has relaxing, pain relieving and immunological effects. Although MLD Therapy is very comfortable and non-aggressive, it is highly specialized and cannot be compared to any other techniques a therapist has learned. The tactile input and required proficiency to perform it effectively is essential. Strategy‘s based on symptoms and palpable findings, lay the groundwork for success.

Medically Oriented Massage Therapies

Physician Prescribed Manual Therapy

Specifically designed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a Physician. It often includes advanced massage techniques and manual therapy to the PRIMARY area of the client’s chief complaint; it may apply the technique of Neuromuscular Reeducation, Trigger Point Therapy, etc. Effects: reduce pain, establish normal tissue tension, create a positive tissue environment, and normalize the movement of the musculoskeletal system

Medical Massage

This type of massage focuses on treatments of injuries, pathologies and rehabilitation. It very often includes advanced massage techniques by seasoned professionals. The target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. No-fault insurance accepted

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is an area that refers pain sensations to other parts of the body. This therapy applies pressure to these points to deactivate them leading to immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning. This is based upon the research and manuals of Dr. Janet Travell. This is only done by our Advance Medical Therapists.

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)

NMT is used for pain relief and specific problems. Structural and postural imbalances are identified through an initial postural assessment. These are then addressed through systematic and site specific massage. 5 principles of NMT: (Postural Distortion, Biomechanical Dysfunctions, Trigger Points, Nerve Compression/Entrapment, Ischemia). Only done by our Advanced Medical Therapists.

Myofascial Release – Direct

MFR refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia, releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles. It involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions or skin rolling. It is used to treat chronic pain, injuries and general aches. The goal is to eliminate pain, increase range of motion and equilibrioception.

Oncology Massage

Offers a beneficial touch to cancer patients without making their conditions worse. The focus of oncology massage is generally on creating a gentle, nurturing environment for the patient, allowing the patient to relax.  Note:  Oncology form is required to be filled out before your session. Oncology Massage Intake Form

Breast Massage

A prevention and treatment for breast cancer. This technique is used to clear toxin build up and addressed to facilitate lymph flow. It can also be used to assist in recovery from mastectomies and breasts surgeries.


Manual Lymph Drainage for the Breasts and or the chest area is also available.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage is used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.

Pregnancy Massage

Although NYS does not require additional training or certification to practice pre-natal massage, we do! Our therapists must undergo additional training in order to do a pregnancy massage. Pregnancy massage will reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pain, and reduce anxiety. A woman in any of these categories should obtain a release from her primary care provider before receiving a massage


Guidelines (established by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) before receiving a massage:

– High risk pregnancy i.e. used of fertility method to get pregnant/difficulty in getting pregnant naturally

– Miscarriage in the 1st trimester

– Cardiac disorder

– Pregnancy health problems

– Multiple pregnancy

– Age under 20 or over 35

– Asthma

– Illegal drugs use

Note: Special tables with removable belly and breast recesses are available.

Relaxation and Wellness Massage Therapies

Swedish Massage Therapy

This is the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. A collection of techniques designed for relaxation, using massage oils and long, slow strokes. Many of the therapeutic effects include increased circulation, increased flexibility, removal of lactic acid and toxins, relaxes nervous system, and stimulates the skin. Techniques can be modified to treat injuries and muscular related problems.

Aromatherapy Massage

A therapy that uses Essential oils (scented plant oils) to address specific need. These oils can be relaxing, energizing, stress-reducing and balancing. An example of an essential oil commonly used is Lavender.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. Deep tissue massage can often be used for relaxation sedating the muscles in addition to the mind.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activities. For athletes and people who often work out. Focused on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. Effects: Loosen muscles and increase flexibility.

CBD Massage

Relaxing yet invigorating effects of a massage with the medicinal pain and discomfort relieving effects of CBD. Or CBD topicals can be used to target specific areas of the body that require particular attention for pain relief


Application of pressure to certain points of the foot that corresponds to organs and system in the body. It is very relaxing and good for people who stand all day.

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