McLaughlin Care

900 North Shore Drive, #170 

Lake Bluff, IL 60044

847-234-2346

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MASSAGE

 

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. People seek massage therapy for a variety of reasons: to reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.  Our massages are performed in a warm comfortable room that allows you to relax and recover the battle of daily stresses.

 

Massage is not purely a luxury you get when on vacation it is a necessity for your overall healing and wellness.  To show how important massage is to your overall wellness we may include it as part of your care plan to help not only reduce muscle spasms and soreness but also to promote relaxation and stress reduction.

 

 

Our massage therapist has extensive schooling and years of experience in treating people who have a musculoskeletal issue that goes beyond an occasional sore muscle.  Because we view massage as therapy we incorporate it into our patients care plans along with Chiropractic, exercise, and nutrition. We like to say the massage is the reward for all the hard your you have done.

 

Types of Massage:

 

  • Relaxation Massage - also known as Swedish massage; this is for pure relaxation and reduction of stress and anxiety.  The Therapist uses light pressure and longer strokes.  Relaxation massage is perfect for stress, tension, depression, a busy mind, or people who prefer a lighter touch or are sensitive.

 

  • Deep Tissue Massage – also known as therapeutic tissue, or medical massage.  This type of massage is targeted to rehabilitate an injury, reduce pain, release deep muscle tension that is produced by exercise. The Therapist uses firm pressure along with stretches that release deeply help spasms, trigger points and metabolic waste in the muscles. Therapeutic massage helps with back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, or people who prefer a firmer touch.

 

  • Sports Massage - Sports Massage is a must for both weekend warriors and elite athletes. It is an essential part of any recovery routine.  Sports massage can help improve performance, prevent injury and speed recovery from muscle and soft tissue soreness and the everyday aches and pains associated with sports.  This massage focuses on the muscles that the athlete's sports rely on the most and is individualized for each person and sport.  If you are looking for enhanced athletic performance, recovery or increased range of motion and flexibility this is a great massage for you.

 

  • Hot Stone Massage - Hot Stone Massage is a relaxing massage experience.  The heated stones are used to gently massaged into your muscles to relieve all of your stress and tension. The stones are soothing and relaxing while providing a penetrating heat that encourages your muscles to relax and loosen. Hot Stone Massage is wonderful for deep relaxation, fibromyalgia, tension, muscle spasms, back or joint pain.

 

  • Cupping Therapy with Massage - Cupping Therapy creates a pressure on the skin with the suction of a small cup.  The suction is created by a hand pump attached to the cup.  This form of therapy has been practiced for thousands of years and is safe, effective and very relaxing.  Cupping therapy releases muscle spasms and soft tissue irritations, draws out excess fluid and toxins, loosens adhesions, lifts connective tissue, and brings relief and blood flow to skin and muscles.

Why Does Massage Work?

Massage Therapy manipulates the soft tissue in the body to increase blood flow, release muscle tension, stimulate nerve response and creates an overall relaxation of the body's response to stress.  The physiological changes that occur during a massage allows injured tissues to heal and repair.