Massage Therapy at Northwestern Medicine Rehabilitation Services

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at Northwestern Medicine Rehabilitation Services

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At Northwestern Medicine, our licensed massage therapists will tailor each session to your needs. A massage can promote healing and help maintain your health. It can also:

  • Offer therapeutic effects throughout your entire body.
  • Improve circulation and lymphatic flow.
  • Increase flexibility.
  • Help you relax while lowering blood pressure.

It can help address specific conditions, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Back pain
  • Cancer-related symptoms and pain
  • Discomfort associated with pregnancy
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Neck pain
  • Post-surgery scar and pain management
  • Sciatica

Types of Massage Therapy

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Therapeutic massage, which is used to:

  • Properly align your body.
  • Address muscle tension.
  • Increase blood flow.

Sports massage, which can help:

  • Relieve pain.
  • Increase flexibility.
  • Prevent injuries.
  • Enhance your sports performance.

Massage therapy for patients with cancer to:

  • Reduce pain.
  • Help you relax.
  • Help your body adjust to changes.

For this type of massage therapy, you may need approval from your primary care clinician.

Massage therapy for pregnancy, which can:

  • Reduce leg and back pain.
  • Reduce anxiety and stress.
  • Improve your mood.
  • Help you sleep better.

You can receive massages during pregnancy after 13 weeks of pregnancy, but you may need physician approval to do so.


We are located at 2727 Sycamore Road in DeKalb and offer appointments Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. To schedule an appointment, please call 630.933.1500.

We expect payment when you receive a massage therapy service. However, your insurance provider may pay for all or part of your massage therapy if you have a physician order for it. If that is the case, we will send the bill to your insurance provider first. Then, we will send you a bill for any remaining amount your insurance did not cover.

Check with your insurance for more details on their coverage for massage therapy.

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