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HEALTH + BEAUTY | Massage Therapy at Norris Recreation Center

Massage at Norris Recreation Center, St Charles, Glancer Magazine


Ever have one of those days when it feels like you’ve hit the gym in the literal sense? Or that the tension from life’s everyday challenges seems to have taken up permanent lodging in your neck and shoulders? A massage therapy session could be just the thing to help make soreness and stress a thing of the past.

“A visit to the Norris Recreation Center for massage therapy can help someone with their physical and emotional well-being,” said Ande Masoncup, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation. “Why not take the time for yourself to receive some of these amazing benefits?”

Massage therapy sessions at Norris Recreation Center can be the perfect antidote to a strenuous workout or a well-earned reward for surviving the work week. The benefits of massage therapy abound, everything from increased circulation to decreased stress, deeper sleep and lighter moods. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is found to help alleviate conditions such as anxiety, headaches and insomnia in addition to providing relief from soft tissue, muscle and sports injuries.

At Norris Recreation Center, three types of massage therapies are available: Swedish massage, helpful for overall relaxation, oxygenating blood flow, decreasing muscle toxins and improving circulation and flexibility; Sports massage, targets the type of sport and concentrates on overused muscles; and Deep Tissue massage, good for chronic aches and pains and to break down so-called “knots” of contracted muscle tissue.

The NRC’s massage therapist, Vicki, can help you decide which type of massage is most beneficial for your specific needs. Sessions can be booked for 60- or 90-minutes and the cost is $58 and $84, respectively, for residents.

For more information about the massage therapy program at Norris Recreation Center, contact Ande Masoncup at 630-377-1405.

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