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The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Arthritis

The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Arthritis

According to the Center of Disease Control, 54 million people in the United States live with arthritis. That is 23% of adults. Arthritis encompasses over 100 diseases, including the most common disease related to arthritis, osteoarthritis. It frequently occurs along with other diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. The most common symptoms of arthritis are…

Don’t Let the Sun Set on Your Stress – Get a Massage

Don’t Let the Sun Set on Your Stress – Get a Massage

It’s a known fact that stress affects how you sleep at night.  Over 50-70 million people suffer with insomnia and of those people, over 10 million people take some form of sleep medication.  Emergency room visits have spiked over the years due to misuse or reactions from the medications, only to have studies show that…

A Team That “Kneads” You to Take the Lead

A Team That “Kneads” You to Take the Lead

Many people think massage is something that is done while lying on a massage table, resting comfortably as the massage therapist moves about the room.  Technically speaking, your job is to relax while the therapist moves their hands and stretches your body.  In order for you to really get the most out of your massage,…

Go Further with Food!

Go Further with Food!

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we invite you to “go further with food”. Here are some tips: Eat foods from more food groups Be mindful of your portion sizes Buy the amount of food that can be eaten Consider the benefits of consulting with a nutritionist! Learn about National Nutrition Month

Massage Therapy  – Insurance for Prevention

Massage Therapy – Insurance for Prevention

Many clients ask if massage therapy is covered under their insurance. Depending on the state you live in and whether massage therapy is licensed in your state (it is in Illinois) and on what type of insurance coverage you have, the answer could be yes. Massage is considered as Alternative and Complementary Medicine and is…

Top 5 Reasons to Receive Cupping Massage

Top 5 Reasons to Receive Cupping Massage

Recently, all of our Licensed Massage Therapists completed a Cupping Massage course.  Cupping is defined as a vacuum of negative pressure applied with flexible silicone cups that bring circulation and remodel Myofascial tissue below the skin to generate physical change.  The silicone cups are flexible and easy to apply and do not require heat or…

Why Do a Wellness Plan?

Why Do a Wellness Plan?

Many of our clients ask if there are ways that they can make their regular massage therapy regimen more affordable without laying out a large sum to purchase a package. The answer is YES! We call it our Wellness Plan. Some health clubs and franchise massage places have created memberships to fulfill the “kneads” of…

Why Should I Care How My Massage Therapist is Paid?

Why Should I Care How My Massage Therapist is Paid?

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to get your hair done in a pinch, but your stylist was not available?  You wanted to book with a different stylist because it was more convenient, but you didn’t want to upset your regular stylist, right?  Perhaps you thought that they may be on…

What is Acupuncture?

What is Acupuncture?

At Therapeutic Kneads, we offer many different types of massage therapy, all of which have unique benefits. However, we also offer some alternatives to massage therapy, such as acupuncture. Acupuncture is one of the oldest practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is founded on the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the…


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