Therapeutic massage therapy may date back more than 4,000 years, but it’s as relevant as ever. As one of the world’s first hands-on therapies, massage therapy still ranks as one of the most effective ways to ease tension, reduce stress, alleviate pain, and improve circulation. At Inspire Chiropractic in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, Ariana Brosco Coletti, DC, a board-certified chiropractor, is pleased to offer a full complement of wellness services, including massage therapy. To learn more or book your next massage, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Therapeutic massage is a holistic treatment that uses precise and controlled rubbing, kneading, and pressing techniques to manipulate your soft tissues, including your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
There are more than 100 distinct styles of massage and bodywork, ranging from those that involve light, gentle strokes to those that use deep, kneading pressure. Depending on your personal needs, massage can help alleviate stress, facilitate healing, and promote wellness.
During a massage, the manipulation of your soft tissues triggers electrical nerve stimulation in the area that’s being touched. As those signals are transmitted throughout your body, they act to induce an overall sense of calm, relieve tension, reduce pain, repair muscle damage, and prompt your lymphatic system to flush toxins from your body.
Combined with the healing power of touch, the cascade of nerve signals created during a massage also acts to decrease stress hormone levels and encourage the release of endorphins.
Incorporating massage into your overall wellness routine can help:
Massage therapy can have a significant impact on your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Whether you’re looking to reduce tension and stress, facilitate healing following an injury, or help relieve a chronic health condition, massage can help.
The team atI nspire Chiropractic offers the following types of massage:
Swedish massage uses kneading, deep circular movements, long strokes, and vibration to promote total relaxation, while simultaneously enhancing your circulation and energizing your body.
This massage targets deep muscle and connective tissue with slow, forceful strokes and may be used to release chronic muscle tension or help heal muscle damage.
Sports massage helps athletes and fitness enthusiasts boost their performance by preparing muscles and joints for activity; it’s also an effective way to promote muscle recovery after intense activity.
This highly specialized technique is used to help clear toxins from your body, neutralize your lymph system, and increase lymph flow. It’s often recommended for those who lack energy or have an underactive immune system. \
This traditional technique combines acupressure with assisted yoga postures to balance your body’s internal pathways, induce emotional calm, and increase your resistance to illness and injury.
Oncology massage modifies existing massage techniques to make them comfortable and safe for cancer patients, who often experience physical changes and side effects from treatment.
At Inspire Chiropractic, massage sessions last 30-90 minutes, depending on your specific needs. Call or use the convenient online feature to make an appointment today.