- What is Chiropractic
- What is a Subluxation
- What is an Adjustment
- What is Muscle Guarding
- Care for Accidents and Injuries
- Rehabiliative Care
- Prevention & Wellness Care
- Chiropractic for Sports & Fitness
- Conditions Improved by Chiropractic
- Top 7 Reasons to get Adjusted
- What to Expect at Your First Visit
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
- TCM Diet Principles
- Acupuncture for Pain
- Acupuncture for Fertility
- Acupuncture During Pregnancy
- Acupuncture for Stress
- Acupuncture to Quit Smoking
- Trigger Point Dry Needling
- Moxibustion Therapy
- Cupping and Acupuncture
- Gua Sha Technique
- What is Chi/Qi and Meridians
- Conditions Improved by Acupuncture
- Chicago Community Acupuncture Project
- Top 7 Reasons to get Acupuncture
- What to Expect at Your First Visit
- What Are Orthotics?
- Foot Mechanics
- Symptoms of Improper Foot Mechanics
- Conditions Improved by Orthotics
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Hallux Rigidus
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Sports Performance
- Choosing Shoes for Your Orthotics
ALMOST 70 DIFFERENT TYPES OF THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE
Although there are almost 70 different types of therapeutic massage, generally a massage will involve the movement of the skin, fascia, muscles, and tendons in order to promote a relaxed sensation and promote healing effects in specific areas or systems. The movement or pressure that your clinical massage therapist will use depends on your comfort level and the issue that is being resolved. In our office we specialize in eight types of massage: Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Pre-Natal (pregnancy) Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Traditional Thai-Style Bodywork Massage, and Myofascial Release Massage.
EACH CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPIST HAS A UNIQUE STYLE
With over 750 hours of massage instruction as a foundation, our massage therapists go on to learn even more specific or stylized types of massage by taking additional seminars and technique specific classes each year. Massage therapists focus on learning different techniques for eliciting different effects on the body, depending on what the goal of therapy is. There are almost 70 different types of massage, each one requiring its own repertoire of techniques. Generally, the therapist will develop his or her own style from a variety of different massage types; each massage therapist has a unique style.
YOUR CHICAGO MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM AT RAVENSWOOD CHIROPRACTIC & WELLNESS CENTER
You will benefit from our diverse team of four expert, highly-experienced and licensed Chicago massage therapists. We provide you with 30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute physician-directed massages. Traditional Thai-Style Bodywork Massage generally is most effective with 90-minute sessions.
We have two female clinical massage therapists:
We have two male clinical massage therapists:
If you have a therapist preference, please let us know when you schedule your massage.
MASSAGE THERAPY CAN PROVIDE RELIABLE AND PROVEN RESULTS
A recent internet search revealed over 5,000 scholarly articles detailing studies that demonstrate various aspects of the benefits of massage. Studies range from the overall beneficial effects of massage on cancer patients, surgery patients, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and sports injuries right down to specific metabolic testing: how much cortisol levels were lowered, serotonin and dopamine levels raised, heart rate lowered, blood pressure lowered, and circulation increased.
Chicago Massage Therapists are currently talking about a recent article in the February 6, 2012 edition of the New York Times, "How Massage Heals Sore Muscles" by Nicholas Bakalar retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com.
MASSAGE THERAPY HAS BEEN USED THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES
We have been using massage for centuries for many ailments such as relieving headaches, sore muscle pain and to soothe a child to sleep. Massage has been used throughout history to relieve pain and promote healthful relaxation. Although massage had been documented over 4,000 years ago, in 4 B.C. the Father of Medicine, Hippocrates first wrote about the healing benefits of therapeutic massage as a tool for the modern day physician. Hippocrates observed, among other things, that massage would promote health to the area massaged, increase muscle tone, improve flexibility and mobility, and aid in the flushing out of waste.