Why would you want to come see our Midwest Chiropractic massage therapy Chicago team? We all know a massage feels good. What you may not know is that it’s also a form of therapy that is extremely beneficial to your well-being and health.
Massage therapy in Chicago and around the world is recognized as one of the oldest methods of healing with references in medical texts that date back nearly 4,000 years. It was Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine” who referenced massage in 400 B.C.:
“The physician must be acquainted with many things, and assuredly with rubbing.”
Now today, in addition to “rubbing”, massage therapy is often referred to as “bodywork” or “somatic therapy.” Massage is the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the body that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, vibration, rocking, friction, kneading and compression using primarily the hands, although some massage therapist do use other areas of the body, such as the forearms, elbows or feet. All of the techniques are used for the benefit of the musculoskeletal, circulatory-lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. In fact, our Chicago massage therapy positively influences the overall health and well-being of our clients; it is a hand-on manipulation of the soft tissues of your body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is also an alternative health option to help alleviate the soft tissue pain associated with occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many other chronic pain syndromes. It can also greatly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning if started early enough after accidents involving trauma and injury.
Our Chicago massage therapists work to improve the circulation of blood through your body and to speed the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles. Their skilled kneading increases the flexibility of muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Many of our patients visit our massage therapy Chicago team of experts to relieve their pain or to warm up before a sporting event. Other clients want to use massage therapy to relax and reduce stress. Here are just some of the ways coming in to see us for a massage therapy session can help you today: