What We Do

 

  At The Body Mechanics, we focus on Orthopedic/Medical Massage (better known as Orthopedic Manual Therapies) as well as PreNatal and Postpartum Massage Therapy techniques that have been proven to be effective in reducing pain and symptoms associated with specific injury or specific medical conditions.  We are Health Care Professionals and your treatments are in a clinical setting with clinical evaluations and Medical Manual Therapy Techniques that yield proven results.  

 

 When you come to The Body Mechanics, we develop a treatment plan specific to you and your condition/issue.  We begin every treatment plan with a thorough medical history and with optional movement and balance assessments as needed.  This gives us a base line from which to work as well as a point from which we can improve. We focus to improve your range of motion, improve your posture, improve your quality of life.  Intake and baseline evaluations consist of a combination of verbal conversation, visual and digital postural assessment, ROM assessment,  and/or movement assessment.

Integrated Health Care

 

  Your Body Mechanics Team feels strongly about multidisciplinary approaches, and that all of the clients health care team should work together for the benefit of the client.  

 

  We welcome guidance and interaction with your Physician, Midwife, Doula, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, Acupuncturist, Yogi, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer or to whomever you entrust your healing.  After all, there are many paths up the same mountain.

Is this your first visit?  Call 903.309.3756 to see what we can do for you.

THE PRACTICE

Latest Clinic News:

 

WE ARE HIRING!

 

Due to our overwhelming demand, we are expanding to a larger location to allow us to hire and train new talent!  

If you are a Licensed Massage Therapist in good standing with TDLR interested in joining our team please

 

call or text at 903.309.3756 or

 

email your resume to thebodymechanics@massagetherapy.com

MOVING LOCATIONS!!!!

 

As of January 4, 2021 The Body Mechanics will be relocating to 

6580 Judson Road

Longview, Texas 75605

Meet Our Team
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Chelsa Connolly, BS in Kinesiology, Licensed Massage Therapist -Instructor, Licensed Athletic Trainer
 
My background and specialty are with musculoskeletal injuries and pain management through a biomechanics and science based approach.   
 
Prior to beginning this massage therapy practice, I worked from January 2013 to August 2016 at Panola College to establish athletic training for the athletic department. In addition to my training and skills as a massage therapist I have extensive experience in actively participating with health care teams to provide a goal oriented, high level of care for the individuals I am working with.
 
I have completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a focus in Athletic Training and advanced clinical training in massage therapy in techniques relating to myofascial release as well as specific deep tissue massage focused to improve efficiency of movement. I believe in life-long learning and continually work to better my knowledge and skills. 
 
While I will not be practicing any athletic training, my background in the profession has shaped my thinking process to evaluate techniques with a critical eye to research and evidence based models. I will be working to pursue certifications which will allow me to include corrective exercise personal training specialties into my massage practice

I enjoy getting to know individuals and helping them to establish their goals and ultimately achieve them.

Sam Friedrich, BA in Theater and Cinematography, Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician

 

After graduating from SFA in Nacogdoches, Texas in 2016, Massage Therapy School was the obvious next step. The Stone School of Massage in Tyler, Texas was however, only the beginning for the former "family foot massager."   

 

Massage Therapy School is where my curiosity was ignited, and I began to grow into a professional Massage Therapist and lifelong student of my artform.  

 

Prior to coming to The Body Mechanics, I worked at Hand and Stone then Headquarters Men's Salon and Spa in Tyler, Texas where I have been able to utilize all of my education as both LMT and LE.  The overall driving philosophy of TBM is to decrease pain and increase quality of life was a perfect fit for my own goals within my career as a Licensed Massage Therapist. 

My goals as a therapist are to create functional, personalized, integrative massage therapy sessions from my varied training and backgrounds. Some of my favorite types of work to incorporate include Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Therapeutic Cupping, Total Body Stretching and Prenatal and Postpartum/Infant Massage Therapy.