Written by Eleanor Chmielowicz, a fifth-grade student and burgeoning scribe in the 826CHI writing program.
Muscles, unlike sweaters and the rope tethering you to a mountainside cliff, function better when unknotted. Unwind tangled tissues with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 60-minute massage at Back Works Chiropractic (an $80 value). Choose between Back Works' locations on North LaSalle Street and North State Street.
Serving the Chicago area for more than 17 years, Back Works Chiropractic launches a talented team of doctors of chiropractic who pummel pain in six different types of massage therapies. First, customers determine the type of massage based on their unique condition, meeting with a massage therapist with hands as soft as a cream-cheese goddess's. Customers can get a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, where firm strokes appease muscles to induce relaxation. Athletes can get a sports massage, tailored specifically to alleviate the pain of running, swimming, or snowboarding down a pile of ice cubes. A myofascial-release massage employs gentle strokes to unblock adhesions from injuries in muscles and tissues, and a trigger-point-therapy massage uses sequences of pressure and release to banish pain. Therapists massage feet, ankles, calves, and their cow parents in a reflexology massage, which aims to reduce pain in feet as well as the entire body.
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Gold Coast Chiropractic
Chiropractors Dr. Brendan Lee and Dr. Eric Soule have been in business for about 17 years, but despite the large number of clients they’ve amassed over that time, it’s very rare that a client has to wait more than a few minutes to see them. That’s because their two offices have a no-wait policy, and staff aim to usher patients from the lobby into large, private treatment rooms as soon as they arrive.
During appointments, the doctors consult with patients about their health history, then analyze chronic pains caused by injuries, accidents, or medical conditions. Drawing upon a wealth of chiropractic knowledge, doctors will then decide on one of several treatment options and make adjustments to the skeleton or recommend massage therapy that can remove tensions and toxins from soft tissues. In addition, they also practice acupuncture to treat the nervous system, which controls the patient’s ability to walk, run, and hopscotch, among over things.