Massage Therapy in Chicago North Shore
Read on to learn more about massage therapy, then reach out to our office at (224) 255-6404 or contact us online to schedule your complimentary consultation! We proudly serve women and men from Chicago’s North Shore and the surrounding communities, including Glenview, Northbrook, Glencoe, and Highland Park.
What Can Massage Therapy Do for You?
Beyond the benefit of relaxation, a great massage, administered by a skilled, experienced massage therapist can also help:
- Reduce stress tension
- Reduce pain, muscle soreness and tension
- Improve circulation, energy and alertness
- Lower heart rate and blood pressure
- Improve flexibility
- Improve sleep
Types of Massage Therapy
Before your massage starts, we will briefly discuss your goals for the session, whether it be to relieve stress and relax, or target an issue you yould like to resolve. With over 15 years of experience, our massage therapist Katie will customize your massage to meet your needs and may use a variety of techniques such as:
- Swedish Massage: A technique commonly used to create a sense of relaxation, reduce muscle tension and involves actions like kneading, vibration, tapping and rolling.
- Trigger Point Therapy: Used to release or soften a tight muscle knot to reduce (or eliminate) the pain associated with it. The treatment includes applying various levels of pressure to the affected area followed by stretching through a complete range of motion.
- Thai stretching: Uses gentle pressure and deep stretching techniques to relax the body focusing on joint movement of the shoulders, hips and knees .
- Deep tissue work: This technique is similar to Swedish Massage, but involves more focused, deeply applied pressure into areas that are experiencing any discomfort or chronic muscle tension.
- Prenatal Massage: Another specialty of our massage therapist. A prenatal massage is a full body massage for the mom-to-be, aimed at reducing tension and stress. The technique uses a modified version of a Swedish Massage with focus on long, sweeping strokes with only minimal pressure applied to the body.