Mat Gapinski has been practicing massage for the last 20+ years at McLaughlin Chiropractic Clinic. Mat graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy and also is a certified wellness educator as part of our wellness program. He helps educate patients on stretching, diet, relaxation and exercise. His massage training includes therapeutic medical massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, sports massage and trigger point therapy. The benefits of massage are not only relaxation but pain relief, increased flexibility and blood flow. Massage is also an important part to McLaughlin Care's Wellness program.
If you have ever had the pleasure of getting a massage from Mat you will know why all his patients rave about him. He has the right combination of firm but gentle pressure on just the "right" spot to release and relax tight and spasmed muscles. He has many regular patients who are treated regularly by massage for lower back, neck, hip, shoulder, elbow, knee, hand and feet pain. Not to forget to mention his special headache relieving massage as well.
In addition to being a phenomenal massage therapist Mat is also a baseball and soccer coach for his children's sports teams. He and his wife enjoy travel, tennis and time with the family. Mat lives in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff area.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
When you make your appointment with one of our therapist be sure to request the type of massage that fits your present needs.
Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
Deep tissue massage. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Relaxation massage. This massage is focused to relax and rejuvenate your mind and body. This massage helps lower blood pressure and increases circulation.
Medical massage therapy. This massage focuses on the problem area of the body that has been diagnosed by a doctor.
Prenatal massage. This massage is just for pregnant women, it helps with the normal discomforts of pregnancy.