Massage Therapy Specialist

Regency Medical Spa & Hair Clinic

Med Spa & Hair Restoration Specialist located in Barrington, IL

Massage therapy can definitely contribute to relaxation but it offers many other health benefits, too. At Regency Medical Spa & Hair Clinic in Barrington, Illinois, the experienced team of massage therapists uses a variety of techniques to reduce stress, relieve pain, improve circulation, and generate an overall feeling of wellness. Call the practice or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy involves manipulating the muscles and soft tissues of the body to reduce tension and pain. Massage therapists apply pressure with their hands, forearms, elbows, and sometimes even their feet. There are several types of massage that utilize different strokes and pressure.

The massage therapists at Regency Medical Spa & Hair Clinic offer:

Deep-tissue therapeutic massage

Deep-tissue massage treats musculoskeletal issues, including strains and spasms. It’s a good option after experiencing a muscle injury. Deep-tissue massage involves applying sustained pressure and slow, deep strokes that target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. 

Your therapist usually focuses on problem areas for deep-tissue massage rather than performing a full-body massage. Deep-tissue massage reduces inflammation and tension in the muscles and tissues and increases blood flow.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is the most common massage modality. It combines several massage techniques into one session where the therapist provides a full-body massage rather than focusing on a specific area.

Swedish massage works the soft tissues and muscles to help restore balance and health. Most people experience improved circulation and significant muscle relaxation after a Swedish massage.

Reflexology (hands-only massage)

Reflexology is more about pressure points than rubbing. Your therapist applies pressure to specific areas on your hands or feet that correspond to the organs and systems of the body. 

It is thought that pressure applied to specific regions of the body brings relaxation and healing to the corresponding organs and body systems. You can receive a reflexology session by itself or as an add-on to a Swedish or deep-tissue massage.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Whether you’re looking for stress relief, pain management, relaxation, or rehabilitation after an injury, massage therapy offers many health benefits, including:

  • Arthritis symptom relief
  • Improved range of motion
  • Low back pain relief
  • Recovery from strenuous workouts
  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Relaxation of tired and overworked muscles
  • Endorphin release
  • Decreased depression
  • Reduced anxiety

Massage therapy can also provide migraine relief. If you want to experience the benefits of massage therapy, call the practice or schedule an appointment online.

What should I expect after a massage therapy session?

When your massage comes to an end, you’ll feel very relaxed. You may experience a break from chronic aches and pains you typically endure. 

If you received a deep-tissue massage, you may experience some soreness the next day but it is tolerable for most people. If you are too sore or it lasts longer than a day, request your massage therapist to decrease pressure for your next session.

To learn more about the different types of massage available at Regency Medical Spa & Hair Clinic, call the practice or book an appointment online today.