Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of muscles and other soft tissue of the body to improve health and well-being.  There are many different styles of massage.  Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage on which all other styles of massage are based.  Swedish massage usually consists of long gliding strokes, circulation friction, and kneading of muscles. 

Massage therapy can be used to increase circulation, improve muscle tone and flexibility, decrease physical pain, enhance immune system, and promote relaxation. Beyond the well-known benefits of massage, people enjoy receiving massage therapy because it often produces feelings of comfort and connection.

In addition to the above benefits, studies have shown that symptoms for the following mental health issues may be alleviated with the help of massage therapy:

For more information or to schedule an initial visit, contact Dr. Sarah Gerencher by phone at (630) 549-6497 x708, or by email at gerencher@picaassoc.net.