Massage

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Massage is an art and a science where touch is the core ingredient. Touch conveys a sense of caring. Therapists use a variety of hands-on methods and specific techniques for pain relief, relaxation and to stimulate and tone the body for better health.

Therapeutic massage can be used to promote general wellness while boosting the circulatory and immune systems to benefit blood pressure, circulation, muscle tone, digestion, skin tone, and more.

Massage is a great way to improve your health and feel good at the same time. There are many variations and types of massage which can be personalized for your needs.

Top Reasons to get a Massage 

  • Reduce Stress
  • Relieve pain
  • Decrease physical symptoms during and after pregnancy!
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve attitude and alertness
  • Enhance and maintain good health
  • Prevent injury and illness
  • Improve posture
  • Recover from injury more quickly
  • Relax muscle tension and improve mobility and flexibility
  • Stimulate and detoxify the body
  • It just feels wonderful!

At My Absolute Body, we are committed to your total satisfaction. As you consider your options for Arlington Heights, IL, body massage, consider that our office has evening appointments available for your added convenience. Call us today to learn more.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep-tissue massage is a particular sort of massage therapy that focuses on the muscles and fascia in the body. By utilizing firmer pressure and deliberate, deep strokes, this massage modality treats a range of physical disorders. Deep tissue massage is often used to help patients who have suffered from accidents, or sports injuries. The therapist uses thumbs, hands, forearms and even at time massage tools to increase circulation in muscles that are under or overused.  Not only for injury, Deep Tissue also treats chronic muscle tension all over the body, and is often used to break up scar tissue deep in the muscle belly. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy effectively treats pain and inflammation associated with:

  • Sprains & Strains
  • Upper and Lower Back Pain
  • Shoulder & Knee disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Disc Issues
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis & Tendonosis
  • Foot & Ankle Conditions

Circulatory (“Swedish”) Massage

This type of massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in America and Europe.  At times it can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and stimulating. The therapist lubricates the skin with oil or special massage lotion and performs various long vertical, circular and kneading strokes as well other techniques.  These movements warm up the muscles, and reduce tension.  Swedish/Circulatory massage assists circulation by increasing oxygen in the bloodstream and body tissues.  It is often used to reduce stress and general fatigue as well as promote an overall feeling of well being.

Circulatory massage is often used to:

  • Improve circulation
  • Regulate Blood Pressure
  • Circulate lymph fluid and reduce swelling
  • Treat insomnia
  • Relax the nervous system
  • Boost the immune system
  • Help with digestion and relief of gas, bloating or elimination

Sports Massage

Originally created to improve athletic performance, sports massage is growing in recognition as a important resource for any sport-related injuries or limited flexibility for patients of all ages and fitness levels.  Sports massage main focus is on troubled spots, like shoulder soreness after a volleyball games or a tender hamstrings just before a marathon.  Sports massage therapists understand sport-related injuries and can help to relieve pain, cut healing time in half and enable clients to perform their best with joints operating at full range of motion.

Sports massage involves the isolation of a muscle or groups of muscles.  The Therapist will often perform stretching in any number of ways – with client participation, or passive/subtle movements. Sports Massage is often done pre and post- sporting events.  Pre – event it helps to warm up muscles by increasing circulation. While post-event it is often used to aid in healing from intense physical exertion.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is a form of bodywork and movement originally developed in Thailand. It is rooted in the ancient medicine systems of China and Southeastern Indo-Asia, and has been influenced greatly by classical yoga. The recipient changes into loose, comfortable clothing and lies on a futon or massage table.

Thai Massage helps to increase plasticity of the muscles and joints. It also promotes a steady flow of energy thereby allowing for full relaxation, and a general feeling of peace. This effect is often achieved through the use of fluid movement, mindful technique on behalf of the therapist, and deep breathing exercise.

Thai yoga massage works in a similar way to regular yoga poses. As participants hold a pose, blood slows to targeted areas. When the yogi releases the pose, fresh circulation rushes back into the area. Twisting and inverted Thai yoga massage positions, such as plough, shoulder stand and spinal twist, are particularly effective in refreshing circulation. According to “Yoga Journal,” Thai massage poses can help with lymphatic drainage, the return of blood to the heart and digestion.

 

Trigger Point Therapy

Often referred to as a “knot”, a trigger point is a part of a muscle that is unnecessarily tight. This point often is the cause of discomfort in other areas of the body. They often arise from various causes:  Nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, past untreated or undertreated strain/sprains, traumatic injuries, improper posture, spinal misalignment, overexertion, emotional causes and more.

Often an active trigger point in the upper back, for example, may cause referring pain up to the shoulder area. Which may radiate pain into the head and cause chronic migraines.  Trigger point pain may be sharp and stabbing in nature, but may also feel dull and achy.

Trigger point massage therapy is particularly good at lessening the source of the pain by utilizing a sequence of pressure and release along with proper breathing. The outcomes and effects of trigger point therapy are a physical letting go of contracted parts of the muscles hence easing pain.

 

Why have a Shiatsu massage while pregnant?

Here are top ten reasons to have a Shiatsu massage while pregnant:

  1. Massage helps eliminate waste through the lymphatic and circulatory system, therefore reducing fatigue and increasing energy.
  2. Aids circulation and reduces the work load on the heart which assists in keeping blood pressure in check.
  3. Shiatsu stimulates glandular functions which stabilize hormones .
  4. Shiatsu relieves the normal discomforts of pregnancy—backache, leg cramps, headaches and edema and swelling.
  5. Shiatsu increases circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to cells (thereby reducing varicose veins) and to your baby’s cells providing your baby with better nourishment.
  6. Shiatsu soothes and relaxes nervous tension which helps you to sleep better.
  7. Doctors and midwives agree that a relaxed mother will have a healthier pregnancy.
  8. Massage relaxes tense muscles and tones loose muscles.
  9. Cramping, knots, tension, tightening, stiffness and muscular discomfort can be alleviated with massage.
  10. Back labor can be relieved with proper massage techniques to the sacrum area.


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