McHenry Massage Techniques
McHenry Massage Techniques
Massage techniques focus primarily on the body to promote relaxation, improve blood circulation and relieve muscle tension. Relaxation At Hand techniques include a variety of applications provided by trained and licensed massage therapists who carefully assess your condition and recommend the most suitable plan.
Located in Antioch serving McHenry and surrounding areas.
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Deep Tissue Massage
A technique that provides relief for chronic aches and muscle tension that may include the neck and shoulders, upper and lower back and leg muscles. Deep tissue massage releases chronic muscle tension using deep pressure and slow strokes that go into the fascial layers of muscle tissue at the source of an injury.
Trigger Point Therapy
A massage technique that alleviates pain through isolated pressure and release of specific trigger points on the body. Treatments provide relaxation and significant relief from chronic pain.
The practitioner applies moderate pressure to release tension and improve mobility due to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissue. Kneading style strokes stretch and loosen the fibrous bands within the nerves and joints that extends to provide relief to muscles and connective tissues.
Carried out by a trained and certified Relaxation At Hand massage therapist, positional release moves both the muscle and joint simultaneously to achieve a full release of tension and restore pain-free movement. Positional release is an effective technique that restores joint mobility, relieves fascial tension and muscle spasms while addressing a range of soft tissue dysfunctions.
Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, Relaxation At Hand cupping therapy is administered by certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of ‘qi’ , - our vital life energy.
Pre-natal massage promotes relaxation and can help to relieve strained neck and back muscles particularly during the second and third trimester when the extra strain on your back is most pronounced. Relaxation At Hand pre-natal massages are given by specially trained therapists who ensure your comfort and safety.
Hot Stone Massage
Heat is an excellent resource when attempting to heal sore and fatigued muscle tissue. That is one of the reasons why saunas and hot tubs are popular ways to relax.
With this relaxing technique heat is transferred to the body using specialized polished stones which are placed at key points on the body. Heat makes the muscles expand and become more pliable, allowing a professional therapist to get deep into the tissue to remove knots and eliminate tension.
Our dedicated team of trained sports massage therapists concentrates on relieving muscle soreness from overuse due to athletic training or competition while increasing range of motion and flexibility. Relaxation At Hand provides flexible sports massage scheduling prior to, or following, competitive events that soothe and restore muscle tissue and reduce stress.
One of the most popular techniques for physical relaxation and stress relief, our Swedish massage practitioners soothe aching muscles with a therapeutic touch that offers deep relaxation and loosens the top layers of muscle tissue.