What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage is an ancient healing touch. It provides comfort through applying pressure to the muscles and other soft tissues with the intent in improving a person’s well-being or health. Benefits may include relaxation, increased energy and circulation, pain relief, sleep and a greater well-being.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Deep Tissue massage draws many techniques from Swedish massage, but also integrates more pressure, deeper trigger point work, and more vigorous petrissage and compressions.
In Thai massage, there's a comfortable hemp mat for you to relax on while fully clothed in stretchy clothing. The therapist uses body weight and client positioning to ease into graceful, slow compressions as well as percussive tapping and stretching to release tension along the body's meridians (called sen lines). During a Thai massage, the therapist's focus & pressure are carefully adjusted to suit client's preferences.
In Swedish Relaxation massage, the therapist uses a variety of strokes (called effluerage, petrissage, & tapotement) which relax and realign your muscles aided by soothing lotion. Myofasical restrictions and trigger points can be accessed with Swedish relaxation massage, but by using a lighter and more gradual approach than Deep Tissue massage.
In Sports Massage, each session is customized to meet the athlete's massage objectives. If in line with athlete's goals and treatment plan, sports massage tends to include more stretches, gentle joint mobilizations. PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), and pin & stretch techniques. At times, sports massage will incorporate a faster, more vigorous pace and a shorter session length (so as not to fatigue) to prepare the athlete for an event later that day. Likewise, a longer, more relaxing, & thorough massage session can be used to help the athlete recover post event.
In pregnancy massage, the therapist uses a variety of strokes (called effluerage, petrissage, & tapotement) which relax and realign your muscles aided by soothing lotion. Prenatal massage includes specially designed cushions and positions to suit the pregnant client. The therapist always keeps in mind safety, considering that pregnant women tend to have increased muscle flexibility and elasticity because of the hormonal changes during pregnancy. Raya brings her knowledge of Shiatsu points and Thai massage meridians into play, as well. As your therapist, she will focus on areas recommended for pregnant women. Raya will also work with care, avoiding or lessening pressure in body areas that are known to potentially over-stimulate or misdirect the follow of energy within pregnant women.
All massages available in 30, 60, 90 or 120 minute sessions.
30 minutes - $60
60 minutes - $100
90 minutes - $140
120 minutes - $160
Centered Chicago now offers chair massage for a comfortable, seated massage.
15 minutes - $18
20 minutes - $24
30 minutes - $35
(Additional 5 minutes - $6)
Therapeutic Massage May Help With:
Old muscle/joint injuries