Massage therapy is one of the most commonly used muscle relaxation techniques in the world. Massage therapy loosens muscle, lessens adhesions between muscle fibers and increases blood flow to the muscles being massaged.
At IPM we have found that a combination of postural rehabilitation, gentle joint mobilization, and massage therapy can result in permanent pain alleviation and less frequent trips to the massage therapist.
What separates our massage therapy department from spas, home treatments, and other massage centers is that our licensed therapists are under the direction of a supervised physician. This means the patient gets the highest level of care and knowledge available. Doctor-prescribed massage may also be covered under your health insurance.
Massage therapy increases blood circulation, promoting lymphatic drainage, aiding in the development of muscle and connective tissue reconstruction, function, and movement while decreasing scar tissue formation and adhesions. Our licensed massage therapists are specially trained in the following forms of therapy: Myofascial Release, Lymphatic drainage, Sport Massage, Effleurage, Pétrissage, Swedish, and/or Tapotement (stroking, compression, percussion).
New Lenox massage therapist, Kristi L. Haan, LMT graduated as valedictorian from the Cortiva Institute-Chicago School of Massage Therapy in Chicago, Illinois in 2010. She studied Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy. Kristi completed advanced coursework in anatomy, physiology and pathology. She has also received additional certifications in prenatal massage and hot stone therapy.
Kristi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Governors State University in 1999. Kristi has taken her love of teaching out of the classroom and into the community. Kristi now uses her education background to educate patients about the benefits of massage therapy and the importance of self-care in our daily lives.
Kristi is a nationally certified and Illinois Licensed Massage Therapist. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Kristi spends most of her free time being a busy mom of three. When she is not sitting on a set of bleachers, she enjoys working out, reading mystery novels, scrapbooking, and spending time with loved ones. She hopes to start running again and complete her first 5K.