Advanced Health of Oakbrook

Christopher Orenczak, DC

Aesthetics Specialist & Chiropractor located in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Stiff and tense muscles affect your body and mind. At Advanced Health of Oakbrook, Dr. Christopher Orenczak and his professional team provide a variety of massage therapy techniques to help you feel and function at your best. From a relaxing massage after a difficult day to a sports injury massage that stimulates healing, Dr. Orenczak and his licensed massage therapist help you feel better fast. Call his Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois office today to schedule your appointment or go online to book.

Massage Q & A

What happens during a massage?

When you have a massage at Advanced Health of Oakbrook, a licensed massage therapist uses their hands to relieve muscle tension and restore function in your joints. They achieve this by manipulating your muscles and soft tissues. Sometimes they massage the upper layers of skin and muscle; other times, your massage therapist manipulates the deeper layers of your muscles and skin.

What can massage help with?

Massage boosts circulation and stimulates your body’s healing processes. Dr. Orenczak may recommend massage as part of a rehabilitation program or after a sporting injury. Massage can also reduce the symptoms of chronic conditions like:

  • Low back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Bursitis
  • Fatigue
  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome)

What happens during a massage?

The techniques used during your massage depend on what type of massage you have and why you scheduled the appointment. Your massage therapist may use their hands to stroke, knead, tap, vibrate, or rock your muscles. They use friction, pressure, and compression.

Lotion or oil applied to your body reduces friction and allows their hands to move easily over your skin.

What are the benefits of a massage?

Massages induce a state of relaxation, relieves tension, and lowers your stress levels. This drug-free treatment reduces pain, improves range of motion, and increases flexibility. If your muscles are weak or atrophied, a professional massage strengthens and stretches your muscles.

When you’re pregnant, massages can reduce your unwanted symptoms and lower the risk of complications during labor. Massage also helps athletes and weekend warriors prepare for and recover from strenuous activities and promotes the regeneration of damaged tissue.

Dr. Orenczak may recommend massage to ease medication dependence or boost your body’s natural immune system. Massage also has mental health benefits and can reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.

What types of massage are offered?

At Advanced Health of Oakbrook, Dr. Orenczak and your licensed massage therapist may recommend a specific type of massage, including:

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot rock massage
  • Pregnancy massage
  • Sports massage
  • Sports injury massage

The office has special massage rooms to provide you the best experience possible and offers same-day appointments for treatment sessions. A licensed massage therapist always performs your massage.

To learn what a massage can do for you, call Advanced Health of Oakbrook to schedule or go online to book your initial consultation.