Massage in Uptown Chicago, IL
Tui Na (Acupressure)
Deep Tissue / Trigger Point
Swedish / Circulatory
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Thai Yoga Massage
Developed in Thailand, this technique is commonly seen on a floor mat. Thai Massage is defined as the “lazy man’s yoga”. A series of yoga stretches are performed on a table or mat. The practitioner will be using their hands, knees, legs, and feet. Techniques are designed to work along the meridians (the bodies energy lines). Thai massage is very helpful to increase flexibility and joint mobilization. Their is no oil used in Thai Massage. Clients please arrive in comfortable stretch clothes. Yoga clothes are perfect!
Shiatsu is a traditional form of massage developed in Japan. A healing touch of hand pressure is used along the meridians (energy lines) to move Ki (energy). This communication brings balance to the physical, psychological, and spiritual body. Each session begins by connecting with the clients front Hara (abdomen) or back Hara (along spine). This connection will determine which areas of the body will be addressed to bring balance to the body. Sessions are given on floor or mat. Their is no oil used in Shiatsu Massage. Clients please arrive in comfortable stretch clothes. Yoga clothes are perfect!
Origin is China. There are 13 techniques performed by hands and arms using wiping, rubbing, pressing, striking, grasping. Treatments are designed to awaken the body’s natural ability to become balanced. Improves circulation and Qi flow to move toxins out of the body. Visiting a Tui Na Doctor is very common in China.
Deep Tissue & Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point in the body feel like a taut band may cause a twitch response when pressed. When pressing on a trigger point it may feel painful and may also radiate to another part of the body. The practitioner works through muscle tissue to release scared or damaged tissue and myofacial pain. Each session includes a brief education on how to stretch the muscle. Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy is benefits anyone constantly contracting and working their musculature, such as athletes, or recovering from emotional trauma.
Swedish is the most common form of massage. Promotes full body relaxation and improves circulation. The client is covered under a sheet. Oils and lotions are generally applied during a traditional session.
Cupping is a healing method used by many cultures around the world. A glass cup is placed on the clients skin and creates a vacuum. This vacuum causes the blood to circulate to the surface bringing any disharmony, stagnation, in the body to the surface. Examples are arthritis pain, abdominal pain, indigestion, headache, hypertension, common cold, cough,
low back pain, painful menstruation, eyes red, and swollen tissue. Optimal duration of a treatment is 3-15 minutes for each body part. Cupping will leave a red-purple color in the skin. Parts of the skin that show redness should remain covered with clothing. Skin will return back to normal in 3-5 days. Chinese Medicine believes all bumps, leathery patches, and built up connective tissue are a result of stagnant Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood). Cupping is not recommended if clients energy level is low or tired, and prohibited if pregnant. Please contact therapist with further questions.
Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
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2) Relaxation of muscles
3) Temporary increase of local circulation
(60, 90, or 120 minute sessions. Group Packages Available)
Client specific sessions will include a 5 Element Massage, which is a combination of Eastern and Western modalities and provides quality and specific attention to needs of individuals.
Preparing for your Massage
** Please bring loose comfortable clothes to all sessions.
T-shirt, stretch pants and socks.
** All sessions begin with an intake on current and past medical history to provide the client’s session will be accurate to their individual needs.