Sarah Rico, LCMT
Licensed Clinic Massage Therapist
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
American Massage Therapy Association
Sarah has a passion for helping people be well and believes in the balanced body’s natural ability to heal itself. After an injury caused by an imbalance forced her to stop her ballet training of 10 years, Sarah decided that she wanted to help others recover from and – more importantly – prevent physical injury. A year later, she discovered the amazing benefits of therapeutic massage for physical health and healing. She attended and graduated Valedictorian from The Soma Institute in Chicago, IL, where she learned that massage is not purely a luxury: it’s a therapy that supports our natural healing processes by bringing balance to both mind and body.
Is massage therapy right for you?
While massage therapy is beneficial for health and healing, it may be best avoided in some circumstances or at certain times. If you are under a physician’s care for a medical condition, are pregnant, have recently suffered a serious injury, or were in a motor vehicle accident within the past three days, please get your doctor’s approval for massage. If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy or have an acute illness (cold, flu, systemic infection, etc.) or a fever, please schedule for a later date.
What to expect
Each session includes a time for us to look at your case, discuss your goals and options, and develop a custom treatment plan to suit your needs.
We offer massage sessions for general wellness and stress reduction, as well as clinical and area-specific treatments. Hydrotherapy (heat or cold) will be available upon request or per recommendation to increase the therapeutic benefit of your massage treatment.
What to wear
We do not use sheets or draping for our massage therapy treatments, so please wear comfortable clothing. We will work to give you the best treatment for your needs, regardless of your outfit; however, if you intend to focus on a specific area, please plan accordingly (i.e. t-shirts and tank-tops are great for neck and shoulder work, bulky sweaters and jean jackets are not). Tight clothing inhibits lymphatic flow; please do not wear a tight or restrictive shirt/bra for lymphatic drainage treatments.
Types of massages
Great for: general relaxation, stress and tension reduction, improved sleep, improved circulation, improved lymphatic and immune system function, rejuvenation, non-specific aches and pains, improved energy, lunch-break pick-me-up.
Target Area and Clinical Conditions:
Great for: specific complaints and physical conditions (i.e. wrist pain), or if you only want to work on one or two areas during your session (i.e. neck or legs); increased rate of healing; injury recovery and prevention.
Great for: deep relaxation, gentle tissue detox, improved immune system, resistance to colds and allergies, reduced fatigue, reduced body and joint pain, improved skin complexion.
Great for: general wellness; targeted area treatments and clinical conditions of the lower body, hips, chest, abdomen, shoulders, and neck; full body.
Areas: full body (head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, chest, abdomen, back, hips, legs, feet).
Great for: busy schedules, lunch breaks, massage introduction, general wellness, upper-body conditions.
Areas: head, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back.
Tips are voluntary but appreciated.
Book an appointment for Massage Therapy below or give us a call at the office at (773) 786-2722. If it applies to you, please specify in the comments while booking online what you’re looking for during your massage.