Evanston Eastern Massage Techniques

Massage Services growing as an alternate medical system

Massage is the manipulation of soft tissue in the body such as muscles and other tissues around joints. Massage improves blood flow and alleviates tension and other related pain. Massage is an ancient technique popular within the medical field in many eastern parts of the world. Several studies confirmed the age old belief and subscribed the view that Massage is useful in stress relief and alleviates pain. There are over eighty varieties of massages and some of the leading Massage Service companies such as

Body Works by Carla offer some of the prominent varieties of massage.

Chicago Massage offers one of the most important massage services like Corporate Chair Massage in which a specially designed massage chair is being taken on-site to the corporation and a short duration massage is offered to employees during work breaks. This short duration massage is done by expert massage therapists and has been proven to be very effective in addressing stress related symptoms such as neck pains, shoulder pains, and low back pains. The employees feel relaxed and the mind body coordination is improved immensely and indirectly helps in enhancing their productivity. This service can be part of the incentive by the employers and is mutually beneficial.

Massage Therapy Chicago offers another massage technique called Deep tissue massage which is very effective in addressing certain chronic pains in the muscles and joints. This technique realigns the deeper layers of muscles and releases stress. This technique works by physically breaking down adhesions to relieve pain and bring back the normal movement to the muscles.

Body Works by Carla also offers chair massage services for special events like birthday parties, trade shows and other special occasions. The expert therapists go on-site to the customer and offer massages to guests. This provides immense satisfaction to the guests and gives an extra dimension to the event. Other important services include Aroma therapy, Swedish massage, and Relaxation massage. Massage services are more recognized as an alternative in the medical science field as further research is being carried out in this area.

Evanston Eastern Massage Techniques

Eastern massage therapy techniques offer a healing approach that is rooted in energy balancing within the body as opposed to Western therapeutic massage which primarily focuses on the physical source of an ailment. With a long history that has developed over thousands of years, Eastern massage techniques still consider the physical aspects of a condition, but primarily as they relate to the subtle life force energy that moves through the human body. Body Works By Carla offers a range of Eastern based massage therapy services to the people of Evanston.

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Acupressure Therapy

With its origins in Ancient China, today’s acupressure techniques are derived from a range of traditional Eastern healing practices in combination with additional natural restorative methods. Several established organizations, (including the WHO) recognize the benefits of acupuncture and related Eastern therapeutic practices in the treatment of a wide range of diseases and conditions. Contact a Body Works By Carla Acupressure therapy specialist for practical recommendations and treatment plans.

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Discovered in a 4th century ancient Chinese medicinal handbook, one of the earliest recorded reports on cupping therapy illustrates the practice of using a cup to draw up the skin as a treatment for headaches, dizziness and abdominal pain. Early practitioners used animal horns placed on specific meridian points of the body to provide relief and healing. Today, Body Works By Carla cupping therapy is administered by certified specialist that involves careful application of cups to the affected area of the body that loosen obstructions, draw toxins and balance the flow of ‘qi’ , - our vital life energy.

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Cupping Therapy
Shiatsu massage therapy


Similar to other ancient Eastern therapies, the practice of Shiatsu massage not only addresses the signs and symptoms of a particular condition, but is used to achieve a complete physical energy evaluation that helps to determine the most suitable treatment technique. Results from holistic assessments not only reveal the source of a particular health problem, but allow Body Works By Carla therapists to design a uniquely personalized therapeutic program based on the theory that every organ in the body is subject to an energetic pattern that must be balanced to achieve lasting healing. Recipients of Shiatsu massage remain fully clothed and in close communication with the massage therapist to ensure complete comfort during the treatment.

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Reiki is a Japanese therapy technique that promotes deep relaxation and stress relief as the basis for healing of many types of ailments. Administered with the hands that never actually touch the body; Reiki treatments focus on directing a balanced energy flow to naturally stimulate the body’s immune system. The licensed Reiki practitioners at Body Works By Carla work on affected areas and despite the absence of actual physical contact, individuals report feeling a tingling sensation followed by a significant decrease in pain and accompanying symptoms. An entirely holistic practice, Reiki offers many benefits to both the mind and body that include increased energy and an overall sense of well-being. Visit or call our center to learn more about how Reiki treatments can help your condition.

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Tui Na

Practiced for more than 2000 years in China, Tui Na is a form of massage that applies rhythmic pressure to establish a harmonious flow of energy along the various channels of the body. Used to treat a variety of conditions, Body Works By Carla therapists are trained and experienced to apply Tui Na massage that is administered using gliding, kneading and tapping strokes to various pressure points. Tui Na is often used to relieve physical symptoms of many conditions including arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms and other stress related disorders. Suitable for people of all ages, Tui Na provides many benefits for balancing both mental and physical health.

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Thai Massage

Calming and invigorating, Thai massage consists of a delightful combination of stretching and acupressure massage. Both relaxing and energizing, our Thai massage practitioners harmonize body, mind and spirit to alleviate, aches, pains and energy imbalances with personalized treatments that are adapted to your body type and particular needs. Clients regularly report feeling completely rejuvenated following a Thai massage session with one of experienced Body Works By Carla specialists.

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Hot Stone Massage

Heat is an excellent resource when attempting to heal sore and fatigued muscle tissue. That is one of the reasons why saunas and hot tubs are popular ways to relax.

With this relaxing technique heat is transferred to the body using specialized polished stones which are placed at key points on the body. Heat makes the muscles expand and become more pliable, allowing a professional therapist to get deep into the tissue to remove knots and eliminate tension.

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