Absolutely Intuitive Massage

Absolutely Intuitive Massage

Call Alyssa for an appointment! 815-528-2318 I offer Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, and sports massage. Although I'm based in McHenry, I'll come to you!


Hi everyone-
Just wanted to let you know that I am now working at Health Bridge in both their Crystal Lake and Huntley locations. I'm in Crystal Lake on Mondays from 9-1; Wednesdays at Huntley from 5-7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at Huntley from 10-2. Give them a call at 815-444-2900!

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Words to live by! Give me a call: 815/528-2318.

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Here's my Holiday Special (I was thinking about calling it my Ho-Ho-Holiday special, but that seemed like a bit much): A sixty minute massage for $40! Gift certificates are available. If you're interested, either message me here or call me at 815/528-2318.

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With fall upon us and winter right around the corner, I know lots of people are worried about cold and flu season. Well, not only can a massage make you feel great when you’re healthy, it can help keep you healthy too! People who received a 45-minute massage had an increased number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that play a large role in defending the body from disease. The massage brought other physical changes, too. Afterwards, participants had lower levels of cytokines, which are molecules that play a role in inflammation. So if you want to head off illness this season, book a massage today! Call Alyssa at 815-528-2318 and ask about our Fall Special!


A recent review of more than a dozen massage studies conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine concludes that massage therapy relieves depression and anxiety by affecting the body's biochemistry. In a series of studies including about 500 men, women, and children with depression or stress problems, researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in participants before and immediately after massage and found that the therapy lowered levels by up to 53%. (Cortisol can drive up blood pressure and blood sugar levels and suppress the immune system.) Massage also increased serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.


Experts estimate that 80 percent to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. Massage and bodywork is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you to sleep better and can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.


Getting regular massages helps to increase relaxation, which can help to calm anxiety and improve sleep problems. In fact, some studies have shown that the brain boosts the production of endorphins, chemicals that regulate the activity of a group of nerve cells in the brain that relax muscles, dull pain, and reduce panic and anxiety. Massage therapy may also trigger serotonin, a brain chemical that generates calm and serene feelings. It makes sense that when stress is alleviated, peaceful sleep comes.


There is some science behind the idea of a healing touch. Studies done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle found that a 45-minute massage brought on a major spike in lymphocytes, white blood cells that fight bacteria and viruses. It also decreased substances that cause inflammation and trigger allergies and asthma, and it lessened the production of a hormone that is linked with increasing stress levels.


Adolescents with ADHD rated themselves as happier and were observed to fidget less after massage sessions. Also, teachers rated adolescents receiving massage as less hyperactive and as spending more time on-task. Children with ADHD showed more on-task behavior in the classroom and were rated as less hyperactive by their teachers following one month of twice weekly massages.


Perhaps the most significant figure in the development of Western massage was Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish researcher who first became interested in massage when he was able to heal the gout in his own elbow by using massage techniques that imitated the positions of Swedish gymnastics. And maybe that’s why you never see a Swedish gymnast with gout!
I hope you’re all enjoying the Olympics. Don’t forget about the Summer Special: A sixty-minute massage for $40!


About Us

Some people have been asking, so for those of you who were wondering, here's my website: www.aimassage.massageplanet.com

About Us


Massage Therapist: Would you like some Tiger Balm down your spine?
Client: No. You shouldn't use that! It's not ecologically sound! It's made with real tigers!
Massage Therapist: Ma'am I can assure you that Tiger Balm is not that expensive. I've looked at the ingredients and I'm sure it does not contain any tiger residue whatsoever.
Client: Oh. Okay.
Massage Therapist: The baby powder however, contains 96% actual babies. :)


Athletes in Ancient Greece used massage therapy to loosen joints and increase circulation. Massage is still used today by serious athletes and was even used in the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. In fact, one of my instructors was one of the massage therapists there!


Happy Independence Day, everybody! Stay safe.... and cool!


There is some science behind the idea of a healing touch. Studies done at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle found that a 45-minute massage brought on a major spike in lymphocytes, white blood cells that fight bacteria and viruses. It also decreased substances that cause inflammation and trigger allergies and asthma, and it lessened the production of a hormone that is linked with increasing stress levels.


Absolutely Intuitive Massage has gone mobile! If you'd like to book a massage, call 815/528-2318. I'm available seven days a week, so feel free to call anytime!

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Migraines 06/19/2012

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Migraines

If you suffer from migraines, you know that this weather isn't helping it any! Massage can be help migraine sufferers by relieving stress and tension, improving circulation and improving your sleep. Find out more at http://www.livestrong.com/article/192375-the-effects-of-massage-therapy-on-migraines/

The Effects of Massage Therapy on Migraines The Effects Of Massage Therapy On Migraines. Migraines are intense, chronic headaches caused by constriction of blood vessels in the brain and neck. They can be triggered by a number of things including stress, poor circulation, and extreme physical stress. According to the Mayo Clinic, migraines ma...


Touch stimulates the release of endorphins (the body's natural pain killers) which is why a mother's hug for a child's skinned knee can literally make it all better.


Laughter releases endorphins which make you feel better. So here's a little joke for you!
Massage Therapist: Is the pressure okay?
Client: How will I know if it's not "okay"?
Massage Therapist: If you see dead relatives beckoning you toward a bright light, that would be one clue.


Summer is coming which means getting back to our favorite outdoor activities like running, walking and biking. While these are all beneficial activities, you may be experiencing aches and pains due to joints and muscles not being used in that way for months. Consider massage therapy to help relieve your pain and allow you to enjoy your summer in ease and comfort!


Fun massage fact for the week: Massage before an athletic event makes the athlete more flexible, faster, more powerful and less prone to injury.


Fun massage fact for the week: It's been said that a one hour massage can do for the body what 7-8 hours of sleep can.


Don't forget to book your massage-- 60 FULL minutes for $50 at Fringe Salon and Spa!


Mother's Day is just around the corner. Show her you love her with a massage gift certificate from Fringe!


I start my new massage business tomorrow! Stop by or call and get a massage.


Visit my new business website. www.aimassage.massageplanet.com!


Starting May 2nd, I'll be offering massages at Fringe Salon and Spa in McHenry. Call 815/578-0359 and get a 60 minute massage for $50.00.

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