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Top 10 therapeutic bodywork professionals near Naperville, IL

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5.0
from 41 reviews
5.0
(41)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
"Frozen Shoulder-I have been suffering from chronic pain in my right shoulder for a long time. It is a work-related injury. I was referred to Bharat by a friend who had already worked with him for similar condition. Within a span of 4 sessions I have experienced substantial relief in pain, improvement in mobility and flexibility. He used massage, craniosacral therapy and electric stimulation to help my conditions.There is a hope that I will escape surgery. I highly recommend him for pain management."
$75
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I had an amazing experience with A Poet's Palm massage therapy! I had lower back pain,as well as neck pain when I came in. When I get off the table the pain was gone! I was beyond satisfied with his professionalism and his need to be very precise on my problem areas! I Definitely will be booking another appointment soon!"
$75
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Top Pro
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first appointment with Sergio. He was VERY responsive from my first contact onward. My schedule changed a bit, and he was graciously flexible in working around my delay. He met me at the door with a friendly smile, and spoke with me for a few minutes to identify areas which needed focus. The massage was very professional and therapeutic, with him asking several times if the pressure was OK. He focused on my problem areas, and really helped loosen up some very tight muscles. Sergio was very polite and professional throughout, and I would not hesitate to recommend him. I know I will be going back again!"
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4.6
from 29 reviews
4.6
(29)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 9 years in business
  • 62 hires on Thumbtack
"The prenatal massage i received from lunes was relaxing and invigorating. I definitely recommend her to my family and friends. Thank you. I will be booking again. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
"Scott was very professional and focused on the areas where I needed tension reduction and improved range of motion. We had a good conversation prior to the massage so he could focus on my specific needs. He made me feel very comfortable and his quality of work was excellent. The only thing that could be improved is the noise level from other offices in the building, but that is not an issue he can control, and won't deter me from going back. I would recommend Scott to a friend and will continue to use him as my massage therapist."
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Loved my massage. Environment was relaxing and all my areas of concerns were addressed. I felt the masseuse had a real knowledge of anatomy which she applied when targeting my troubled areas."
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5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been going to Becky for years for massage therapy, and she is one of the best out there...hands down! Her incredible knowledge of anatomy coupled with her expertise in massage therapy and personal training make for a perfect massage every time. On many occasions, she was able to fix issues I had been dealing with for an extended period of time in just one session. I have had massages all over the world and in some of the finest spas in the U.S., and Becky is one of the best massage therapists out there! I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an excellent massage."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"This was an excellent experience. After going to several places looking to get a good deep tissue massage, I have finally found someone who can apply the needed pressure to get my back and shoulders feeling great. I would recommend Studio Q to anyone looking for a quality massage."
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Lana was awesome! I'd highly recommend her for anyone looking for a good massage!"
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4.4
from 8 reviews
4.4
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"DeMario gave me an amazing massage. He asked all the right questions, understood the challenges and provided an exceptional massage. Highly recommend."
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What are the different types of physical therapy?

Physical therapists work with people who have been injured or people who are ill to improve their movement and help them manage their pain. The U.S. Department of Labor explains that physical therapists “are often an important part of rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.” Physical therapists can also choose to specialize in one of nine areas. According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, these areas of specialization are:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary
  • Clinical Electrophysiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports and
  • Women's Health

 

The national average cost for a physical therapist is $60 to $80, although it will cost more if the patient is paying for services out of pocket rather than through insurance. If you have insurance and want to work with a physical therapist for a specialty area, such as oncology or geriatrics, you may need a referral from your general practitioner. Patients who are paying directly for services can often contact the physical therapist directly.

What exactly does a physical therapist do?

A physical therapist is a health care provider who assists patients with mobility improvement and pain management. Often patients are referred to a physical therapist by a primary care doctor or specialist for help recovering from a surgery or traumatic injury, such as a car crash. Physical therapists help patients manage pain that results from chronic disease and other illness. Physical therapy can help enhance mobility when patients are faced with neurological disorders, such as after a stroke, and provide relief from arthritis or other mobility and pain issues.   

A physical therapist uses medical exercise equipment and exercises to empower patients to regain flexibility and mobility where possible. They may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more to improve muscle control and movement. A physical therapist uses physical movement to help heal the patient, but also can sometimes prescribe medication as appropriate. A physical therapist can also become board certified in one of nine specialty areas.

Why is physical therapy important?

Physical therapy can help you recover range of motion and ease pain after injury, accident or illness. Many people are prescribed physical therapy by their primary care doctor or specialist after a car accident, surgery or sports-related injury. You don’t need a doctor’s referral to start physical therapy, but unless you are paying out of pocket for the services, your insurance provider might require a referral. Physical therapy is also a medical solution for pain associated with chronic illness such as osteoarthritis and can be used for recovery after a stroke or other neurological disorders.

Physical therapy teaches you how to move your body in a safe and healing way to regain strength and movement. During a physical therapy session, the PT will teach you to use medical exercise equipment and approved exercises to regain your lost flexibility and improve your mobility where possible. You may use treadmills, steps, medicine balls, resistance bands, isometric exercises, weights and more. From young children to seniors, patients of any age can benefit from the science-based movements and exercises that encourage flexibility, rebuild muscle, and ease stiff joints.

What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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