Available at NSHC: Hot Stone, Sports, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu/Acupressure, Swedish/Relaxation and Lymphatic
is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of
stroking, pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve
pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body. Massage does much more than
create a pleasant sensation on the skin, it also works on the soft
tissues(the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone.
Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its
benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even
the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and
assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory
system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
Northshore Healing Centre, 222 Waukegan Rd, Glenview IL 60025 847.657.1600