Massage therapy can be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and chronic stress. At West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability, we offer massage therapy for residents of West Loop, Wicker Park, Fulton Market, West Town, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, and Logan Square, in Chicago, IL.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy utilizes different types of massage for therapeutic benefit. A chiropractor or a licensed massage therapist can perform them. At our office, we have chiropractors and massage therapists to provide holistic treatment.
Types of Massage Therapy
Different types of massage can be helpful for different situations and conditions.
Swedish massage can provide physical and mental relaxation. It's a full-body massage that uses gentle pressure. It can relax the nervous system, relax tight muscles, and help relieve pain.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is an excellent treatment for tense muscles and muscle pain. If you experience muscle tension, chronic muscle pain, or have an injury, this type of massage can provide relief.
Deep tissue massage uses stronger pressure to penetrate deep into the muscles and tissues to release tension.
Sports massage is similar to deep tissue massage, but it can also combine other techniques to relieve soreness or injuries related to physical activity or sports.
Pregnancy can put a significant amount of strain on the body. Prenatal massage uses gentle pressure to relieve muscle tension and promote relaxation. It can also improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage, which can help support a healthy pregnancy.
This is a type of massage that also incorporates stretching into the session based on ancient Asian philosophy. It is a more active form of massage that can have the added benefit of making your more flexible. Traditional Thai massage is also used with a mat on the floor so that the massage can be more easily performed.
Trigger Point Massage
We can use trigger point massage to help release “knots” in your muscles to help remove the tension and pain that the knot might be causing you.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy provides many benefits, including pain relief, relaxation, and improved sleep quality.
Massage therapy can relieve pain by relaxing tense muscles. It also increases blood flow, which helps support the body's natural healing ability.
In addition to relieving physical tension, massage provides relaxation. This can help reduce pain and muscle tension by reducing your stress levels. It can also allow you to feel energized.
Improved sleep is an often overlooked benefit of massage therapy. It reduces the stress hormone cortisol and releases dopamine and serotonin, the brain's happy chemicals.
It's particularly helpful for those experiencing insomnia due to menopause or congestive heart failure.
Boosts the Immune System
Massage therapy can also boost your immune system. Studies have shown that regular massages can increase your white blood cell count. White blood cells are the body's virus fighters.
Massage Therapy at West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability
If you are interested in massage therapy in West Loop, Wicker Park, Fulton Market, West Town, Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, or Logan Square, in Chicago, IL, contact us at West Loop Spine & Stability and Wicker Park Spine & Stability. We offer massage therapy, along with other chiropractic treatments. Call 312-928-9282 for an appointment.