Massage Therapy

massage, massage therapy, physical therapy, dekalb, IL

Massages not only feel wonderful, it offers many health benefits too! It increases blood circulation and increases flow through the lymphatic system, helping to cleanse the body. During a massage, the brain releases natural endorphins to ease those aches and pains. Getting massages on a regular basis will help you live a less painful, more enjoyable life. A full or partial body massage is available in 30- or 60-minute sessions. One need only call for an appointment—no referral from a provider or physician is necessary. At Creative Therapeutics, our massage therapists work in close collaboration with physical therapists both as part of physical therapy treatment and in consultation. This experience, along with Creative Therapeutics’ commitment to the continuing education of all its therapists, makes our massage therapy an outstanding value and resource.

30 minutes: $40 \ 60 minutes: $70 | Call today for an appointment!

Swedish massage

Swedish massage combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. The main purpose of this  is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and balance of the musculo-skeletal system. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

The most popular benefit of Swedish massage is that it is both relaxing and invigorating. It is an excellent way to help rid the body of tension and to achieve a sense of overall well-being. 

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissues in an effort to release chronic patterns of tension. This involves slower movements and greater pressure. The techniques used help increase flexibility, circulation, and release toxins trapped deep within muscle tissue. This has been shown to be very effective at relieving chronic pain symptoms, as well as tension stored in the back and neck. Deep tissue massage can also be very effective at reducing the pain from sports injuries.

TP (Trigger Point)

Trigger point therapy, also known as myotherapy or neuromuscular therapy, applies concentrated finger pressure to painful, “knotted” areas in muscles (trigger points) to break cycles of spasm and pain. Most muscular pain has a trigger point that causes the muscle to go into spasm. Trigger point therapy involves placing pressure on the trigger point, allowing the muscle to release tension, decreasing pain. Pressure is generally applied with fingers, knuckles, and elbows. This form of therapy is often followed by stretching the muscles.

 

Also, view Support Amendment to the Illinois Physical Therapy Act

You have the right to choose where you go for treatment, and to tell your doctor or insurance company where you would like to receive treatment.

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