Swedish Massage is the most common type or modality of massage...its what people think when they hear the word massage. This technique uses specific strokes and varying pressures to release dysfunctional holding patterns in the muscle and tissues. Depending upon individual preference, pressure can vary from light to deep. It includes long gliding strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, and shaking motions. This is combined with passive and active movements of the joints. This form of therapy will promote general relaxation, improve blood circulation, improve range of motion, and provide relief from muscle tension. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin begins a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body.
All Muscle (Deep Tissue Massage)
Deep tissue therapy aims at a deeper level of the muscle tissue and is more focused on specific areas of pain and tension. Swedish and deep tissue massage are used together in a session, which can either be a full body massage or may concentrate on areas of concern. Deep tissue massage is not designed to hurt as some may think. Discuss with your therapist what level of deep you find to be comfortable. We offer deep to extremely deep levels to suit each preference.
Chicago's Super Re-Charger (Sports Massage)
Offering innovative Sports Massage to Chicago area athletes of all levels. Elite, professional and serious amateur level competitors are finding that Sports Massage is giving them the "edge" they've been looking for. Experience enhanced athletic performance, restored flexibility, faster recovery post workout and the relief of lactic acid in the muscles. Schedule a sports massage before your next race or game and feel the difference a professional sports massage makes.
Therapeutic massage is massage which is offered with the goal of obtaining a therapeutic benefit. A customized bodywork experience! Some people may prefer a medical massage for particular problems such as neck pain, headaches, backaches, etc. You and your therapist will discuss massage techniques that are most suited to your needs. This massage is usually deep tissue with joint movements and trigger point attention given particular areas.
Therapeutic UltraSonic Deep Heat Massage
Melt your stress away with Therapeutic UltraSonic Deep Heat Massage. UltraSonic Deep Heat Therapeutic Massage there is a strong focus on working with those experiencing muscular discomfort and pain. Many health-related conditions and sports, automobile and work-related injuries respond well to this form of therapeutic massage, including: Low back pain Sciatica Whiplash Headaches Neck & shoulder pain Frozen shoulder Carpal tunnel syndrome Tendonitis Sprains & strains Plantar fascitis Shin splints Iliotibial band syndrome Runner's knee.
Neck & Back Massage with Foot Reflexology Massage
Neck, Back upper extrimity Massage with Foot Reflexology Massage.
To the Point (Trigger Point Massage)
Trigger Points occur when a muscle is in constant contraction typically due to how we hold and position ourselves. Generally, stiff holding patterns occur in the shoulders due to daily stress. These holding patterns go undetected to our conscious mind because they are so slight that the contraction is on the fibril level of the entire muscle. Trigger points can last years without treatment.
Myo My (Myofascial Release Therapy)
Myofascial release therapy utilizes gentle, kneading manipulation that softly stretches, softens, lengthens and realigns fascia (tissue). Myofascial release therapy helps clients suffering with poor posture, injury, illness and stress. Tension on bones, muscles, joints and nerves are relieved using myofascial release. Enjoy restored balance in the body.
Purge Power (Lymphatic Drainage)
Manual lymphatic drainage or Detox massage is a very effective way of detoxing the body plus stimulating vital immune defenses. This is a powerful, deep cleansing treatment. The lymphatic system has a vital role in the body by regulating the immune system, which protects the body against infection. It transports nutrients to cells and eliminates metabolic wastes, toxins and excess fluids from the body.
Expecting Relief (Prenatal/Pregnancy Massage)
Special attention is given to the low back and hip areas to relieve the mother of common pain due to pregnancy. Lymphatic drainage may also be used to assist with swelling of the calves and feet. This massage can only be done during the 2nd or 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.