Massage Therapy for Pain-Relief

***Sovereign Body Massage takes informed consent and safety very seriously, especially in light of the COVID pandemic. Please review our safety protocols to decide if massage is right for you at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe!***

Pain in your low back or shoulder keeps you from being able to run and throw a ball with your children…
Something is missing in your talk-therapy because you still can’t relax your shoulders….
Being busy all the time makes it hard to take care of yourself… you feel disconnected
Achiness is robbing you of your life because it takes so much energy to just “be”.
Aging makes you worry you won’t be able to move as well….
Sovereign Body Massage helps you manage pain and stress so you can live your life fully.
The life you want and the life you lead will finally be coherent.
WELCOME.

Conditions Treated

low back pain massage

Back Pain

Massage can lead to more rapid improvement in your low back pain than usual medical care

plantar fasciitis massage

Plantar Fasciitis

Calf massage for your plantar fasciitis can have superior outcomes to other treatments

neck pain massage

Neck Pain

No neck pain positions massage as your essential healthcare, not luxury

sciatica massage

Sciatica

Reduce your reliance on pain medications with massage therapy

“Claire is an exceptional massage therapist. She is intuitive and knowledgeable.I just completed 10 sessions of structural integration with Claire. When I started my left leg was almost half an inch shorter than it should have been, the result of my body trying to compensate for injuries from a car accident five years ago.. After completing the structural integration program, I am able to stand evenly and walk correctly, eliminating unnecessary stress and compensation on my knees, hips, and other joints. I cannot recommend Claire or this program highly enough!” – Susan L.

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“Claire listens to her clients body and is able to respond balancing technical percesion with mindfulness. Claire has earned my trust and I cherish every session.” Leida B.

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“Excellent experience! This was like no massage therapist I have ever experienced, she cared and didn’t just follow a routine. Claire not only listens to what I felt I needed, she listened to what my body needed. She regularly inquired as to how it is feeling and if I would like more intense or less intense. For the first time in many years I slept without shoulder pain waking me up. I highly recommend her and will be going back for many more visits!!” – Anonymous

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“Very pleased with the professionalism that Claire exhibited. She knew I had Parkinson’s disease and she did her homework prior to our first session. Looking forward to my next session. Highly recommend Claire for your massage needs.” – Paul B.

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“Claire seems to always make you feel as if you’re the most important client. I am thankful for your work and expertise! Claire, you are appreciated…thank you!” – Anonymous

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“My wife is a Massage therapist and was for many years an instructor, she recommended Claire for Structural Integration. I’ve been a client for a few years and look forward to the monthly appointment, and forty mile drive, to help maintain the posture improvement I experienced after the initial series of sessions. ” – Dan C.

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“Clair takes the time to get to know you and really shows care and concern in making sure that progress is being made.” – Anonymous

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massage treatments

Services

Our massage therapy treatments are uniquely tailored to meet you where you are. We will co-create a plan to help you get to where you want to be based on an assessment of your health and goals. We offer a variety of services that stand alone or can be blended.

Deep tissue massage utilizes problem solving skills to create real and specific soft tissue change, reducing pain and restrictions… Read more…

30 mins – $50

60 mins – $85

90 mins – $125

Lymphatic drainage massage follows a protocol to increase lymph flow in the body’s tissues, helping it find new pathways that drain lymph away from swollen areas.  Read more…

30 mins – $50

45 mins – $70

60 mins – $85

90 mins- $125

Myofascial release therapy (MFR) is massage that uses no oil and targets all the connective tissue of the body, known as fascia… Read more…

30 mins – $50

60 mins – $85

90 mins – $125

The Ida Rolf method of Structural Integration is a 10-session 90-120 minute format designed by Ida Rolf that aims to align the bone structure with soft tissue manipulation… Read more…

$1300 when paid upfront

$1400 when paid in groupings

$1500 when paid per session

TMJD pain relief therapy is used as an adjunct treatment to treat pain associated with Temporomandibular joint dysfunction/any jaw pain and includes both external massage to the jaw and head as well as massage inside the mouth.  Read more…

30 mins stand-alone treatment – $50

60 mins (including TMJD therapy) – $85

90 mins (including TMJD therapy) – $125

Swedish massage is the most received treatment and its main intention is to relax the body and mind…Read more…

60 mins – $85

90 mins – $125

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Maybe you already know why massage is essential to you. Maybe you aren’t sure how massage can help but want to learn more. Understanding these benefits will not only help you to identify a goal, but will also give you comfort knowing all the ways massage helps your body regardless!

lymphatic massage

Lymphatic

Stimulates flow of lymph, reduces edema, rids body of excess fluid

circulatory system benefits

Circulatory

Increases blood flow, improve nutritional delivery, lowering blood pressure and correcting pain resulting from decreased blood flow to tissue

Digestion

Calms the nervous system which stimulates digestion and movement of wastes

Urinary System Massage

Urinary

Increased circulation and lymph drainage enhances the body’s ability to remove waste and toxins

endocrine system

Endocrine

Reduces cortisol which improves sleep and immunity

Respiratory

Massage of chest, shoulders, and back deepens respiration and increases lung capacity

Musculoskeletal

Reduces muscle tension, muscle spasms, inflammation, pain, scar tissue, and amount of physical stress on bones and joints

integumentary system

Integumentary

Better skin condition and appearance, improves elasticity and aides skins ability to resist infection

Nervous System

Nervous

Promotes relaxation and release of endorphins

Frequently Asked Questions

Wondering… what is massage therapy?  Massage, the manual manipulation of soft tissue to enhance overall well-being, is considered to be among the oldest of all treatments used by humans. Chinese records dating back three thousand years documented its use. The ancient Hindus, Persians, and Egyptians used forms of massage for some ailments, and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, massage is an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial to many chronic conditions.

Massage provides relief to people from all walks of life—anyone can feel a need for massage at some point in time.

Receiving massage, especially with a new practitioner, can make us feel vulnerable. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. Here is what you can expect before and while you’re on the table:

  • Your massage therapist will provide you with intake forms to fill out that go over your health history.
  • After review of the intake form, we will go over the different types of massage therapy and your specific needs for the current session. Then, confirm with you the plan for how the time will be spent.
  • Your massage therapist will leave the room while you undress to your comfort level and get under the sheets on the table either lying face up or down and will not re-enter until you have indicated you are ready.
  • For privacy purposes, the therapist will only undrape the region of the body she needs to treat and will re-drape before moving on to the next region.
  • Your massage therapist will inquire at least two times during the treatment as to whether the pressure is right and if your places of discomfort are being properly addressed.
  • The therapist may move your limbs at times and the practice for each client is to learn to let go and not “help” as much as possible- this can take time and that’s OK.
  • Enjoy the time and attention you are giving to your body!
  • Your therapist will calmly alert you when the session has ended, step out of the room to allow you to dress, and wait to talk with you after the session. This is the time to go over discoveries, feedback, self care, and any plans for future sessions.

First and foremost, it is imperative that clients always be covered with a top sheet. This top sheet is used for professional massage draping to respect client privacy and abide by ethics set forth by IL.

Though it is customary to remove clothing, you are encouraged to do so only to your comfort level. Professional draping will always be used for privacy purposes.  Our therapists can work through clothing as well, if needed. Honest communication between you and your therapist is most helpful.

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There are many reasons we need your health history:

  • First, and foremost, it is needed to make sure that whatever treatment you will receive is SAFE for you. Certain types of massage are contraindicated for certain conditions.
  • Massage can be tailored to improve many conditions
  • Massage can interfere with certain medications
  • Previous accidents or surgeries can change the massage techniques used
  • We may need your doctor’s permission before providing certain services
  • We want to work in coordination with whatever other healthcare you are receiving

Currently, IL doesn’t recognize massage therapists as “providers” on their own. Massage therapy is only covered by insurance if it is billed under the supervision of a chiropractor or physical therapist. However, Sovereign Body Massage has had luck having clients pay up front, giving clients a bill to send their insurance company, and with clients then being reimbursed by said insurance company IF they have an HSA or “flex” account.