Massage Lake Forest, IL


Wellness Solutions offers a variety of massage therapy techniques to reduce pain and offer stress relief. Our services are designed to be a part of a regular health regimen that will enhance your overall wellness by:

  • Increasing your physical motion
  • Relieving tension
  • Soothing sore muscles
  • Promoting recovery from a soft tissue injury

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a general, relaxation treatment that blends kneading and long, flowing strokes. Circular pressure may also be applied as well as percussion-like tapping.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

The goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. This increases the level of oxygen in the blood, decreases muscle toxins, and improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Numerous studies have shown that a 45-minute Swedish massage can significantly decrease cortisol levels (the stress hormone) as well as arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can be a precursor to cortisol production. Swedish massage therapy can also increase the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and boost the immune cells that may help fight colds and viruses.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is a muscle-specific, therapeutic treatment that engages deeper layers of tissue using slow, direct pressure. While similar to Swedish massage in strokes and movement, the focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones, and joints).

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

The deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and can even reduce your blood pressure and heart rate. Recent studies have shown that deep tissue massage therapy can also reduce stress hormone levels while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

Raindrop Therapy

Raindrop Technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck and feet. The aromas of essential oils and moist heat packs create an experience for the senses while promoting healing through increase circulation to tissues.

Combining the holistic techniques of aromatherapy, Vita Flex and feather stroking, Raindrop Therapy creates a synergistic effect for the body. The three modalities that form Raindrop Technique are:

Aromatherapy – Several essential oils and blends are applied undiluted to the body to promote physical and emotional well-being.

Vita Flex Technique – An ancient Tibetan methodology where slight pressure applied to the body creates an electric charge that is therapeutic.

Feather Stroking – A massage technique using a feather to create circular stroking movement.

Essential oils are dropped from about six inches above your spine, producing a feeling simulating raindrops.

Benefits of Raindrop Technique

The session lasts about an hour; however, the benefits may last up to a week or more.

  • Balance the Body’s Energy Centers – The combination of techniques can bring electrical and structural alignment to the body.
  • Reduce Stress – Essential oils can help to release negative emotions that are subconsciously stored on a cellular level.
  • Aid the Body’s Natural Response to Injury or Illness – Thyme and Oregano support the immune, respiratory and nervous systems.
  • Encourage Detoxification – Oils are high in phenols and may cleanse cellular receptor sites and detoxify the body.

Hot Stone Massage

Hot Stone Massage Therapy uses smooth, heated rocks along with traditional massage.

What are the Benefits?

Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that may relieve chronic pain, reduce stress, and promote deep relaxation.

If you are interested in the benefits of massage, contact Wellness Solutions today.