Massage

Kelly, Inc. Electrolysis is now affiliated with massage therapist Nancy Hess, whose practice, A Still Place, is right next to ours. Please read more about her techniques, background, and approach under the “About Us” tab.

To schedule an appointment, please call Nancy directly at 708-525-1415.

Massage Therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and sense of well-being. Massage is known to affect the circulation of blood and lymph, reduce muscular tension, affect the nervous system through stimulation or sedation, and enhance tissue healing. While massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands, sometimes forearms or elbows are used. The touch involves fixed or moveable pressure, holding and lifting. Swedish/relaxation massage uses long, gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial muscles, generally in the direction of blood flow to the heart. Deep tissue massage techniques are used to release chronic muscle tension through direct pressure, friction across the fiber of a muscle, or slow strokes that sink down into deeper layers of muscle.

On your arrival, you’ll be asked to fill out a brief health form outlining any medical conditions that might guide the therapy, and you’ll have a chance to discuss your individual needs. Then you’ll be left alone to undress and get onto the massage table. You may remove as much or as little clothing as you wish. During the treatment, you will always be covered with a sheet, except for the part of your body being worked on.

Although talking is certainly welcome during the massage, treatment effectiveness is sometimes heightened when there is minimal talking and the focus is on your breathing and the release of your muscles.

You are encouraged to stop the treatment at any time it isn’t 100% to your liking—to ask for more or less pressure, a different technique, or any other change you might want. The massage is yours to control.

A typical session is one hour and costs $80. Allow 90 minutes if it’s your first time.

A 30-minute session costs $45.

A 90-minute session costs $110.