Health First Wellness Center

Clinical Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a practice of healing that dates back thousands of years. It is a technique used to reduce stress and muscle tension through the application of pressure to the muscles and connective tissues in the body. Although massage can have a postive effect on the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic and nervous system.

Massage is frequently used to support healing, boost energy, shorten recovery time after injury, as well as to enhance relaxation, increase focus, decrease stress and reduce anxiety. Massage is particulalry effective at alleviating chronic pain.

Benefits of Clinical Massage

  • Decreases Tension and Muscle Spasm
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Reduces Chronic Pain
  • Improves Muscle Tone
  • Reduces Intensity and Frequency of Tension Headaches
  • Reduces Stress
  • Promotes Quality of Sleep
  • Induces Mental Relaxation
  • Improves concentration and focus
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Enhances Self-Image
  • Promotes a Sense of Whole Body Well Being

Call us today at (847) 519-7046 to find out if clinical massage is covered under your health plan.

Meet Our Massage Therapists

Crystal Abbate, Clinical Massage Therapist

Crystal Abbate, Clinical Massage TherapistCrystal provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is tailored to meet the patient's condition and injury. Crystal specializes in relieving stress, increasing tissue pliability and muscle response. Her area of expertise includes relaxation, Swedish, trigger point, deep tissue and lymphatic drainage. The benefits of massage therapy include reduced chronic pain, relieved muscle tension and pain, reduced stress and anxiety and lowered blood pressure. Massages are available every day of the week.

Priscilla Mahney, Massage Therapist

Priscilla Mahney, Massage TherapistPriscilla graduated from Cortiva Institute with a focus on clinical massage therapy. Her favorite type of massage is deep trigger point therapy to help patients with their muscles of scar tissue; thus, muscles are able to function without restriction. Outside of Health First Wellness Center, she enjoys games, running, painting, and writing.

Louie Kermend Jr., Massage Therapist

Louie Kermend Jr., Massage TherapistLouie graduated from SOMA Institue in Chicago with a focus on trigger point therapy and myofascial release. While Louie was healing from a boxing injury, he discovered his passion for massage and its natural healing processes. Louie teaches Boxing Burnout at Shala Plus on Saturday's, be sure to check it out!