Massage Therapy

Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

In recent years, many massage therapists have become more specialized incorporating body techniques into their practice such as trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, myo-massage or deep tissue massage known as Rolfing. 

Massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Many states license massage therapists and require continuing education for license renewal. The American College of Physical Medicine is an Illinois approved provider for continuing education through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for Massage Therapists.

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