Myofascial release/massage therapy works on the body’s restricted fascia. Practitioners use thumbs, knuckles, elbows, or other tools to slowly stretch the restricted fascia by applying a moderate force. Direct myofascial release seeks for changes in the myofascial structures by stretching, elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached. The indirect method involves a gentle stretch, with only minimal pressure, which allows the fascia to “unwind” itself. The gentle traction applied to the restricted fascia will result in heat and increased blood flow in the area. This allows the body’s inherent ability for self-correction to return, thus eliminating pain and restoring the optimum performance of the body.
Our massage therapists are also certified in Lymphatic Drainage massage. Lymphatic massage, sometimes called manual lymphatic drainage, is a specialized type of medical massage. It can help treat lymphedema, in which lymphatic fluid collects in certain areas of the body because it cannot drain away effectively. Lymphatic massage aims to improve the flow of lymph fluid, which should reduce swelling. Massaging an area without swelling will make space for fluid to flow to those parts from more congested areas.
Dr. Andrew Kiper, Dr. Samuel Pare, Dr. Ivette Mendez and Dr. Roman Lahr of Lakeside Spine and Wellness, utilize some of the best-licensed massage therapists in the Chicagoland area to treat their valued patients. Other similar procedures performed in our clinic include ART (active release technique) and PIR (post isometric relaxation). Meet our massage therapists here: Meet Our Team!
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