Frequently Asked Questions
What is Massage Therapy?
Therapeutic Massage integrates techniques from various bodywork modalities. The techniques applied are designed to treat the body as a whole unit and restore health from deep-rooted musculoskeletal imbalances as well as acute injuries in the tendons, muscles and fascia. The goal of our treatment is to create a longer-lasting healing effect and optimistically free our patients from pain in order to maintain a better quality of life.
Why Inner G?
Inner G makes self-care easy. Our convenient location is accessible from the Irving Park or Addison Brown Line and free parking is available. We offer an affordable introductory special to our new clients to experience the benefits of massage therapy. We encourage your steps to a prosperous and healthy lifestyle. We expand our knowledge to help you along your path and apply our new skills and tools to enhance your treatment.
Is Massage Safe for Everyone?
Most massage techniques are safe for most people of all ages. With the right touch, massage is safe and a very beneficial health support. However, there are several conditions that a massage would not be recommended. For example, contagious disease, fever, severe pain, or a history of thrombosis. Certain contraindications, such as recent injuries or deep vein thrombosis, will require the massage treatment to be modified. Please fill out the intake form to the best of your ability to inform your therapist of any modifications or concerns that will affect massage treatment. If you suffer from bleeding disorders, severe osteoporosis, or severe thrombocytopenia, please consult with your doctor prior to making a session. Craniosacral therapy is a wonderful alternative for those that cannot receive massage.
What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is helpful to reduce stress and anxiety, blood pressure, chronic pain, headaches and much more!. Main reasons that anyone seeks massage therapy is for muscuskeletal issues, such as low back or shoulder pain. Massage therapy is a great addition to preventative care and maintenance. For more information on massage benefits look for our monthly articles.
Do You Offer Deep Tissue?
Our therapeutic treatment is a perfect blend of deep tissue, sports, shiatsu and swedish massage. Our techniques and pressure are dependant on your bodies ability to soften and relax. The most benefit comes when your breathing allows for the tissue layers to accept deeper pressure. Our belief is that with patience and the right touch, the body will benefit greatly than forceful, deep pressure.
What Other Services Do You Offer?
We currently offer services with aromatherapy, CBD, cupping, biodynamic craniosacral therapy, and hot stones. Your session can include any of these add-ons free of charge.
I've Never Had a Massage Before...
Before we can begin your massage, you will need to fill out an intake form. It is necessary to discuss any health or medical conditions that you are managing and any questions regarding the intake form or massage preferences. You will receive your intake form via email.
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