Therapeutic massage therapy is a noninvasive, hands-on modality that increases circulation, relieves inflammation, and encourages the body’s healing process. At Illinois Spinal Care in Elmhurst and Palatine, Illinois, experienced chiropractor Travis Bertke, DC, and the team offer several types of therapeutic massage therapy, including trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and deep tissue massage. Call the nearest office today to schedule a massage therapy consultation or book your visit online.

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What types of issues can benefit from therapeutic massage therapy?

The Illinois Spinal Care team uses therapeutic massage therapy to treat various musculoskeletal issues, including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sports injuries
  • Auto accident injuries, like whiplash
  • General wear-and-tear

Therapeutic massage therapy provides an excellent way to relieve stress from work and daily life. Routine massages at Illinois Spinal Care can reduce tension and help you feel your best.

Are there different types of therapeutic massage therapy?

The Illinois Spinal Care team offers several types of therapeutic massage therapy, including:

Trigger point massage

This type of massage works to relieve trigger points –– tight muscle knots.

During treatment, your Illinois Spinal Care provider applies focused, direct pressure to one or more trigger points. This increases blood flow to the area, causing the knots to release.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release uses a combination of direct pressure and kneading the skin to activate the fascia –– a connective web of tissue beneath your skin. Not only does myofascial release increase blood flow, but it also helps release tension in your neck, shoulders, and upper and lower back.

Deep tissue massage

The Illinois Spinal Care team recommends deep tissue massage if you’re suffering from chronic muscle pain or general muscle tightness. This type of massage uses targeted pressure and other hands-on modalities to relieve tension in your muscles and tendons.

Sports massage

Sports massage is similar to deep tissue massage. The difference is that your provider applies direct pressure to the muscles and tendons you use during exercise.

Sports massage makes it easier for your body to recover after a race or another type of competition. It promotes healing and reduces your risk of accidents and injuries in the future.

How often should I schedule therapeutic massage therapy?

To get the most out of therapeutic massage therapy at Illinois Spinal Care, schedule an appointment every four to six weeks. You might need more frequent massages, say every one to three weeks, if you have an underlying medical condition that affects your mobility or quality of life, like sciatica, severe neck pain, or osteoarthritis.

After a physical exam and a review of your symptoms, the Illinois Spinal Care team can develop a personalized therapeutic massage therapy treatment plan.

Call the nearest Illinois Spinal Care office today to schedule a therapeutic massage therapy appointment or book your visit online.