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Whether or not you’ve had a professional massage, you know massages feel amazing. Did you know massages are also great for your body? Massage is one of the oldest healing arts, dating back 3,000 years to the Hindus, Persians and Egyptians. Today the benefits of massages are endless. As an accepted part of physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also been proven beneficial for a variety of different chronic conditions, including arthritis, fatigue, lower back pain, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, high blood pressure and more. Massage therapy also helps to relieve the burden of stress and tension we all have from everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage, somatic and bodywork therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the soft tissues and muscular structure of the human body. There are over 250 variations of massage, bodywork and somatic therapies and at Chicagoland Medical we use multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include, but are not limited to, pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the body, kneading, stroking, compression, vibration, friction, tapping and rocking. The use of oils and lotions may be included to reduce friction on the skin.
Will My Insurance Cover It?
Professional massage therapy can be covered by health insurance when prescribed by the patient’s chiropractor or osteopath. Therapies provided as part of prescribed package by a registered physical therapist or physician are often covered.
Whether for health reasons or pleasure, a massage can be the right treatment to relieve stress and help you release some of the tension and pain that accumulates in your body. Our trained and professional therapists will help you feel relaxed and stress free, while helping improve your overall health profile.
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