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THE BEST MASSAGE IN NEW YORK CITY. For over a decade, Lizabeth Gottsegen has been a dedicated licensed massage therapist. Specializing in Sports and Medical Massage, Lizabeth Gottsegen's talented hands have toured the world with three different Cirque Du Soleil productions providing skilled massage therapy for the world's most amazing athletes. While touring around the world, Lizabeth Gottsegen studied a wide variety of manual therapies with many different specialists ranging from medical doctors to spiritual shamans. NYC Medical Massage. She has taken what she's learned and developed her own technique that eliminates pain and restores muscle function. Lizabeth Gottsegen is a graduate of the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and holds a BA in Psychology and Philosophy. NYC Medical Massage. Lizabeth Gottsegen also holds certificates in Prenatal/Postpartum Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Muscle Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Manual Lymph Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy and Reflexology. NYC Medical Massage. SERVICES. Lizabeth Gottsegen tailors your massage to guarantee progress. Individualized 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour or 2 hour sessions are available by appointment either in your home, office or her convenient upper west side studio. Lizabeth Gottsegen has a unique ability to zero in on problem areas. I don't even have to say anything! Her hands know exactly where to go and what to do when they get there! By far the best massage I've ever had! NYC Medical Massage. Lizabeth Gottsegen has an amazing technique that transports my body and mind to peaceful bliss! Prenatal Massage, Postpartum Massage, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Stress Reduction, Anyone who is committed to their sport or fitness program will find sports massage indispensible to the attainment of their personal fitness and performance goals. Massage prior to an athletic event loosens, warms and readies the muscles for intensive use. Post-event massage helps relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and returns muscles to an optimal functioning level. Sports massage makes muscles more efficient by reducing tension and increasing flexibility. Physical benefits of medical massage: Helps relieve stress and aids relaxation, Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness, Fosters faster healing of strained muscles & sprained ligaments, Reduces pain & swelling, Reduces the formation of excessive scar tissue, Reduces muscle spasms, Provides greater joint flexibility & range of motion, Promotes deeper and easier breathing, Improves circulation of blood & movement of lymph fluids, Enhances health & nourishment of skin, Improves posture, Strengthens the immune system, Treats musculoskeletal problems, Rehabilitates post operative, Rehabilitates after injury, Prevents injuries, Mental benefits: Fosters peace of mind, Promotes a relaxed state of mental alertness, Helps relieve mental stress, Improves the ability to monitor stress signals & respond appropriately, Enhances capacity for calm thinking & creativity. NYC Medical Massage. Emotional benefits: Satisfies the need for caring nurturing touch, Fosters a feeling of well-being, Reduces levels of anxiety, Creates body awareness, Increases awareness of mind-body connection. Being able to lay on my big belly while 4,5,6,7,8 and 9 months pregnant was like visiting an old friend. There is nothing better than laying on the belly table and having all your aches addressed by Lizabeth Gottsegen's incredibly talented hands." Lizabeth Gottsegen's strong hands and gentle demeanor are what carried me through all of the overwhelming changes that occurred after I gave birth to Grace. Her understanding of my body helped me to understand my body as it was changing. Postpartum Massage sessions will: Help you make a full and speedy recovery after you've given birth, Relieve tired and achy muscles, Help your body to eliminate toxins, Ease your stress level, Aid milk let-down of engorged breasts, Improve skin tone. Lizabeth Gottsegen, LMT. NYC Medical Massage. Edward Politis Design