The massage therapists at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center personalize their techniques to fit the needs of every individual patient and ease muscular tension. Regular massage therapy may help to:
This traditional massage therapy technique is appropriate for anybody looking for relaxation. The long and slow strokes that characterize this type of massage therapy promote circulation, relieve tension and reduce stress.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage therapy is a set of techniques generally more intense than Swedish massage and it aims to massage the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is recommended for people suffering from chronic muscle fatigue, tightness or soreness. It also helps relieve discomfort caused by muscle or ligament tears, strains and spasms.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy uses several techniques that allow the massage therapist to more precisely impact the sources of acute and chronic pain. This therapy focuses on providing thorough treatment to specific areas of muscle pain.
This massage therapy utilizes a number of massage techniques based on the need of the individual. Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, injury massage and stretching are used in this therapy to increase blood flow, reduce muscle stiffness, restore movement and increase relaxation. This therapy can benefit any competitive athlete of any age or any weekend warrior needing relief from a hard training session or competitive event.
Oncology massage therapy is specially designed for people in active cancer treatment, those in recovery, cancer survivors and people at the end of life. The modified massage techniques may help alleviate the side effects of cancer treatments and symptoms of the disease. The benefits of oncology massage may include reduced pain, decreased anxiety, reduced nausea, improved appetite, better sleep and improved body image.
Geriatric massage therapy generally relies on the use of less pressure and shorter periods of massage to accommodate the physiological aspects of aging. Massage therapists also make it a priority to pay attention to health history.
Many massage methods are effective and safe during the prenatal and postpartum periods of a woman’s pregnancy. The massage positioning during the prenatal period differs from standard positioning to accommodate the needs of a pregnant woman. For example, a patient may lay on her side instead of face down, or lay on an incline when lying face up. Specific techniques may help reduce pregnancy discomforts. In the postpartum period, massage helps new mothers rebalance physiology and emotions.
Infant Massage Therapy Classes
Infant massage allows parents to develop confidence in reading their baby's cues and facilitates infant-parent bonding. Learning this skill helps parents, guardians and caregivers relax, knowing they are capable of comforting and soothing their child. Massage therapy may help infants with sleeping difficulties, upset stomachs and even teething pains.
The infant massage course consists of one hour-long class per week for five weeks. Each of the five classes focuses on massage strokes for a particular area of baby's body, so parents know how to complete a full body massage for an infant by the end of the course. The entire course costs $50.
Any parent, guardian or caregiver with an infant up to 12 months old is welcome. Pregnant women are welcome, too, and may bring a doll or stuffed animal on which to learn and practice.
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First time clients please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled start time to complete paperwork.
Previous clients please arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow for verbal intake and changing.
Please call (815) 395-4505 to schedule an appointment.