Massage therapy in New York State will be included in phase 3. With that, there are guidelines that NY has imposed in order for me to be compliant to practice massage therapy. They are as follows:
David Kimball is licensed by the state of New York and a member of the ABMP Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
He has worked worked on Olympic, World Cup and NFL athletes.
For the last 17 years, his massage therapy studio is shared with a chiropractor.
I can't speak highly enough of the massage therapy I received from David Kimball. I've had a "bad"
back off and on for over fifty years. I went to David around 2012 when it was particularly painful for a series of
deep tissue massage treatments and have had no major problems over the past seven years.
I would recommend David to anyone with acute back pain like mine. I'm very grateful for his help.
~ Retired University at Buffalo, Neuroscience Professor
I am currently a chiropractor (Doctor of Chiropractic) and have been receiving bodywork from Dave for over a decade.
Initially, what drew me to Dave was his experience working with professional athletes. Make sure to ask him about his work with
celebrities. Dave has created a beautiful space for his clients and maintains a clear presence throughout the course of a session. I
have always been amazed at his ability to listen deeply to my expressed needs and also to what my body is communicating in the moment.
Dave posses an extensive knowledge of the body and cultivated a skillset that has always allowed him to appropriately respond to my
needs. Most notably, Dave significantly helped to alleviate chronic injuries, knee and back incurred from my service in the military.
Perhaps just as important is that I leave sessions feeling reconnected to the natural state of peace and ease in my body and mind,
thereby allowing me more gracefully handle the various stresses of life. I am grateful for Dave's continued service and contribution to
myself and the greater Buffalo community. I have personally studied with experts in different forms of bodywork and healing around the
world and can sincerely say he is truly a master in his field. I could not recommend Dave any more highly, both as a person and a
~ Gregory Lazelle, DC.
As an academic, much of my work week is spent hunched over a computer. David's massages tease away painful knots in
my neck and shoulders and relax me from head to toe. His quiet, non-talkative manner allows me to concentrate on his soothing
combination of massage, lotion, and music. It's an hour of stress reduction that stays with me for days.
~ Dr. Judith Robinson, Professor, University at Buffalo
There is simply no better deep tissue massage therapist anywhere, no matter how far I travel around the world.
~ JS, VP Fortune 100
David genuinely and compassionately transfers his gift of healing to others. He has restored that fantastic sense of
balance back to my life. His peaceful personality and listening skills are priceless.
~ Linda S.
As a 57-year-old woman about to have my first massage, I was a bit apprehensive. David immediately put me at ease.
For an entire hour I was so comfortable I almost fell asleep. After leaving his office feeling extremely relaxed, I realized you don't
have to be 20 with buns of steel to pamper yourself. I will definitely return.
~ Judy Wilcott
I deeply appreciate your kind, compassionate heart and healing hands. After my first one-half hour massage session,
I felt two inches taller and ten years younger. After the second session, I could sit, stand, and walk better because of improved
balance and greater flexibility. Even a close friend noticed the difference in the way I walk. I am making massage therapy an
important past of my healthy life-style. The whole-hearted thanks.
~ Dorothy Burden
Was it a stressful day at the office? Did your workout at the gym work you overtime? Are you looking for ways to strengthen your immune system? Do you have trouble getting a good night's sleep? Wouldn't it be nice if you could just relax?
Different people respond to these questions in different ways. However, there is one solution that is proven to be beneficial for everyone: massage therapy.
Simply put, massage therapy is the skilled handling of soft body tissues like muscles, tendons, ligaments, and facia. Through a variety of massage techniques, these tissues can be stimulated to generate numerous medical benefits including:
At David Kimball Massage Therapy, we believe that your massage should be as individual as you are. That's why your first appointment begins with a personal health history assessment. We'll discuss your reasons for getting a massage, general physical condition, medical history, and any special questions or areas of concern you might have. All of your information is strictly confidential. Once this process is completed, your therapy will begin.
The most important part of any massage is making sure you feel comfortable. The first thing your therapist will do is exit the room, allowing you the privacy to undress to your individual comfort level. You will then cover yourself with a warm sheet, and your therapist will knock before reentering the room to ensure that you're ready to proceed. Your sheet will cover you at all times, and only the parts of the body that are being worked on are exposed.
Your massage will typically begin with gentle stretching. Then, light to medium pressure is applied in certain areas to calm your nervous system and begin releasing superficial tension. Gradually, we work more deeply while establishing a level of pressure that's right for you. Occassionally, you will be asked if the pressure is okay. You may choose to talk during your massage or remain in a silent state of light meditation. At any point during your massage, please feel free to ask questions about your treatment.
When and how often you have a massage varies from person to person. You may want to schedule one just before or after a stressful event to create a calm state of mind or to help you recover. If you want to reverse the effects of long-term stress, consider scheduling a series of massages.
As always, we encourage you to consult with your primary care physician on a regular basis.
At David Kimball Massage Therapy, we believe massages are something good that you can do for yourself to produce healthful changes in your lifestyle. Many people who embrace this type of therapy often find themselves developing the energy and desire to pursue other health-related activities such as exercise, good nutrition, or relaxation techniques. We often recommend chiropractic therapy, naturopathic doctors, exercise, and wellness centers to assist you in achieving your goals.
The Vibroacoustic Massage Therapy System is a state-of-the-art sound healing system using tactile vibration, auditory acoustics and massage therapy to activate a person’s parasympathetic nervous system. In doing so, one’s own innate healing systems are brought online and higher states of functioning are achieved. These states are systemic, effecting both mind and body in a powerful and positive manner.
The system is comprised of a massage table that has been outfitted with high-end, solid steel transducers, sometimes called Bass Shakers. The transducers transmit low audio vibrations into the table and, consequently, into the human body. A high end audio receiver drives the transducers while a second receiver drives the external speakers.
While any sound recording or music CD can be played in the system, only those that are specifically designed with psychoacoustic techniques and low frequency encoding will be most effective. It takes more than music that has a lot of bass in order to effectively activate one’s parasympathetic nervous system through full body, tactile vibration.
David Kimball, LMT
1400 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228