Experience the benefits of chiropractic care and massage therapy working hand in hand!
Therapeutic massage is one of the best compliments to chiropractic care. Since muscles are attached to bones and joints it is very important for them to be relaxed and stretched to aid in adjustments to the skeletal system. At Hart Chiropractic in Geneva, IL our highly trained chiropractic assistants use a mix of techniques including swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, sports, and pregnancy to cater to what the doctor wants for each patient.
Your massage is catered to your needs. The doctor will direct the assistants on what areas need to be worked on to ensure maximum benefit. Massage is available as a 30 minute or 60 minute appointment. We allow 5 minutes of your appointment for dressing. Please make sure you are on time for your appointment. If you need to cancel, please kindly give 24 hour notice so that we can offer the appointment time to another patient.
Our Massage Cancellation Policy:
We do find it necessary to charge for appointments that are cancelled. We charge $25 for each missed appointment. Patients who consistently cancel on us at the last minute or have failed to show up for a scheduled appointment will be asked to guarantee future appointments with a credit card.
We do understand emergencies and illnesses do occur. Please call and cancel if: you have a fever, have been vomiting or had diarrhea withing 24 hours of you scheduled appointment, or it begins a couple hours prior to your scheduled session.
Most Frequently Asked Questions:
As a chiropractic patient, your therapist has information on you, your body and your condition/symptoms before the massage even begins. Your doctor and your therapist will have already discussed your case, looked at your x-rays, and have come up with a treatment plan specific to your relief and recovery needs. After the massage, extensive notes are taken by your therapist and your doctor and they will continue to discuss your treatment plan as long as you are under care.
There are many modalities and techniques where clothing can be left on. We have a cream that we use here at Hart Chiropractic that contains Arnica (an herb that is fantastic for blood flow and pain relief), so massaging over bare skin can be extra beneficial. When clothing is removed, sheets are used to drape your body and only the area the therapist is working on will be exposed. After you speak with your therapist before your massage, he or she will step out and give a few minutes to undress and get on the table under the sheet and blanket. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us, so never hesitate to indicate/discuss any concerns with your therapist.
The first distinction between “regular” and “therapeutic” massage is consistency. Ideally, any massage will be beneficial to you and your body, but therapeutic massage will typically be tailored to your body and its specific needs (as opposed to a “full body” massage). Documentation is also a big part of therapeutic massage. Your therapist is going to take notes after every massage so that your changes and progresses can the tracked and if necessary, altered.
“What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Hart, and to the staff of Hart Chiropractic. Looking forward to my next visit!”
“Dr. Hart is totally professional, empathetic and creative regarding treatments for returning patients to high levels of wellness and then retaining that wellness.”
“I’ve seen several chiropractors over 10 years for chronic back pain with limited success. I started seeing Dr Hart about 2 years ago after moving to the area and his approach was unlike any Dr. I had ever had. ”