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Massage therapists often use terms that you haven’t encountered before. Knowing a few key terms that they use could help you decide which professional massage therapy parlor you want to visit.

  • Deep Tissue Massage – Deep tissue massage targets connective tissues and muscles that lie underneath your primary muscles. When performed by a certified therapist, deep tissue techniques can improve muscle health, relieve pain, and prevent stress.
  • Swedish Massage – This technique is also known as classic massage. It uses five different approaches to preventing muscle and joint pain. It has also been noted for preventing pain in patients with osteoarthritis.
  • Thai Massage – Thai techniques that therapists have learned in school, use yoga to relieve stress and improve muscle health. Therapists that have taken classes in southern Thai massage use acupressure while those that have attended schools that emphasize northern techniques use more stretching.
  • Physical Therapy – physical therapy can combine a variety of massage styles to meet the needs of people with injuries. Physical therapy might also use equipment to encourage muscle development and recovery. Therapists might, for instance, use inflatable balls to exercise foot muscles and improve balance. Massage parlors do not always offer the same level of therapeutic service. Physical therapists are certified to work in health care facilities.
  • Well Being – Many therapists say that physical therapy techniques can improve one's overall health and well being. This often refers to the relaxing effects of massage. Some therapists offer full body services that are designed to improve overall well being, while others concentrate on specific body parts, like the foot or neck, to help clients recover from stress and sports injuries.
    Well Kneaded Massage
    Our massage therapist in the local Dixon area provide a natural relief from chronic pain and discomfort. There are endless benefits to therapeutic massages, so see what they can do for you!
    American Medical Massage Association
    Our association is dedicated to promoting medical massage treatment as its own profession and part of the medical field. Look through our directory to find medical massage services near you.
    Massage Therapy Foundation
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Your source for the most experienced massage therapists around the country to help you relieve stress or any other ailment you may have. Try it today and experience the natural benefits!
    American Massage Therapy Association
    Evanston, IL 60201
    Our nationwide association represents all massage therapists, students, and schools. If you're looking to get into the industry or find a school to start your career, turn to our association first.
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    Ak Therapeutic Massage
    304 E State St Suite A, Cherry Valley, IL 61016
    Spa,Aromatherapy,Medical Massage,Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage,Sports Massage,Myofascial Release,Hot Stone Massage,Stress Relief
    (815) 558-7535
    Heit Rehabilitation
    5301 E State St Ste 112, Rockford, IL 61108
    Our center offers a variety of holistic health services, including acupuncture, Moxibustion, Cupping, Tuina, and Chinese Herbal Teas. We can help relieve pain, improve depression and anxiety, and improve your well being.
    (815) 399-5860
    Center for Integrative Bodywork
    130 Fair St, Sycamore, IL 60178
    Our healing center offers a broad range of traditional and esoteric massage, bodywork, aromatherapy to melt pain and relax. We offer classes in reiki, meditation and parent infant massage technique.
    (815) 899-6000
    Carlson Acupuncture & Chiropractic Clinic
    2317 E Lincolnway Ste B, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 622-2863
    Extreme Hair & Day Spa
    1411 E 4th St, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 625-7114
    Katherine Marie Day Spa
    411 3rd Ave, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 622-7546
    Massage Works by Becky Murray
    206 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 626-3269
    Air About Massage
    1811 E 4th St, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 626-6284
    Statik Hair Studio & Day Spa
    501 E 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081
    (815) 535-0775
    Johnson Teresa M CMT
    201 N 3rd St Ste 38, Oregon, IL 61061
    (815) 732-7197
    In The Beginning Naturals
    405 Lincoln Hwy, Rochelle, IL 61068
    (815) 561-6466
    209 E Wall St, Morrison, IL 61270
    (815) 772-9944
    Wills Chiropractic
    102 Maple Ave, Rochelle, IL 61068
    (815) 562-5333
    Poppen Tricia
    116 E Carroll St, Lanark, IL 61046
    (815) 493-8575
    Small Town Massage Hair & Care
    343 Washington St, Prophetstown, IL 61277
    (815) 537-9090

    Sometimes the stress of the day becomes too much and your muscles tighten to the point of pain or immobilization. When this happens, you need to seek out a massage therapy parlor, where certified therapists will know exactly how to get your body back to a state of well being. The art of massage has been a physical healing tool since at least 2700 BC. The Chinese book The Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine from that time promotes the massage of skin and flesh as a good health practice. We know this form of therapy was present in other Asian cultures as well as practiced in ancient Egypt. The therapeutic practice continued to move west, taking root in Greece and Rome around 100 BC, before finally hitting the bulk of Europe in the 1600s AD. In the 1800s, Swedish physician Per Henrik Ling developed a method of massage and medical gymnastics to relieve tension, but no real advancements in the physical therapy came about until the 20th century in America. The wellness boom has breathed new life into natural healing methods and more folks are going to school to become therapists. In these schools, students take classes to learn muscle relaxation techniques, like hot oil or stone therapy, full body, or deep tissue. The students learn what parts of the body are connected to the muscles of the foot, how to stretch a body properly for the Thai method, and how not to damage an unborn child during a pregnancy session. Many therapists who finish classes go on to work in parlors and spas, though some venture into sports medicine where foot and back therapy are especially important.
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