Today, massage is a therapy option available to people who realize the value of contributing toward their own health awareness. Many of us have schedules that include balancing work, family, home, friends, and countless other tasks in between. The mind must contend with a constant flow of input that needs to be sorted and acted upon. One person playing several roles can become overloaded with stress and tension.
Massage therapy can help lessen that felling of perpetual motion; it can make that little motor that says “hurry up”…turn off. The massage therapy experience helps you identify areas holding tension, helps you recognize sources of stress that are causing your body to react negatively.
Massage is a natural treatment that has been practiced for thousands of years. To the ancient Chinese, Greeks, and Romans, systematic touch was a major component of primary health care. And today in health clubs, day spas, vacation resorts, and even the workplace, massage is re-emerging as a preferred choice to reduce the effects of stress; soothe aches and pains, and facilitate the body’s own healing powers.
From infants to the older generation, massage is therapeutic for all ages.
There are many techniques and styles of massage. After a brief interview with each new client, I propose and then explain the combination of massage techniques that I feel will benefit them most. Here is a list of the different types of massage that I practice.
Promotes relaxation and self-awareness, releases muscle tension, improves circulation, aides in flushing tissues of metabolic wastes, soothes the nervous system, provides a wonderful sense of well-being. Improves immune system functioning.
A combination of specific techniques that facilitate release of tight, painful areas. Sometimes referred to as acupressure, or deep tissue therapy, and usually concentrates on specific problem muscle groups.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Infant Massage Instruction…
Using specific techniques designed for infants from birth to 2 years, parents are taught how to massage their babies and develop a special nurturing, caring bond while enhancing the baby’s’ immune, nervous, digestive, and circulatory systems.
A little about your massage therapist…
Most of my life has been centered around caring for people. Years of nursing and massage therapy has given me an insight into the importance of health and wellness. True wellness requires body and mind synchronization. They cannot be separated—they work together—and very well, when a balance of physical and emotional health is maintained. The therapies that I offer can enhance your health and establish that certain peace when body and mind are actively connected.
To schedule an appointment, Diana Ostreko at 708-383-3331
1100 Lake St. LL23, Oak Park, IL 60301