Robinson, a Chicago Southland police sergeant and retired U.S. marine, used LaVida’s therapeutic massage services to recover from a motor vehicle accident in 2010. He was told by doctors he might never walk again after a drunk driver hit the motorcycle he was driving at the intersection of 151st and Cicero, in which he sustained several life-threatening injuries. Robinson then turned to LaVida Massage for therapeutic relief of the aches in his muscles around the injured joints and bones. With LaVida’s massage therapy, and a lot of determination, he’s made substantial progress in his recovery—he now walks, drives and is physically active.
“I discovered first-hand the benefits of massage through my LaVida therapy, and am now a firm believer in and advocate for massage therapy as a necessity to injury recovery and in improving the quality of life,” says Robinson. “Being a LaVida customer, I knew that this was the type of environment I wanted to be a part of—to help others understand the benefits of massage, and to help remove the stigma associated with it.”
Relaxation massage modalities, such as the Swedish massage LaVida offers, after an automobile accident injury are beneficial in assisting the reversal of shock and trauma created in the nervous system. This is done by promoting the circulation of blood and relaxing tense and tight muscles which can maintain and improve the body’s range of motion—all of which were important factors in assisting Robinson’s recovery.
“We’re interested in making massage affordable and comfortable for everyone in our community, as this LaVida opening marks the only massage and wellness center in the area. Our desire is to see our customers reap the health and relaxation benefits that our center offers,” Miller says. “We pride ourselves in our significant contribution to the health and well-being of the Crestview and the surrounding communities through our wide range of massage therapy services.”
In addition to sharing the health and wellness benefits of massage to the Crestwood community, Robinson and Miller hope to add jobs to the area with LaVida—with intentions to eight positions including therapists and aestheticians in the coming months.
LaVida Massage of Crestwood is located at 5009 Route 83, Crestwood, IL., 60445—completing the Rivercrest Shopping Center. The 3,000 square foot center features 10 rooms, including eight regular massage rooms, one couples’ massage room, and one aesthetics room.
The Crestwood center provides services and products specifically designed to meet the needs of both men and women, such as: relaxation, deep tissue, couples massage, hot stone, Swedish, and pre-natal massages, all performed by licensed, expertly trained therapists. Additionally, the center offers aesthetic services including facials and waxing.
Founded in 2007 in Commerce, Mich., LaVida Massage (http://www.lavidamassage.com), is a thriving massage and wellness center for the family with more than 50 franchise locations throughout 20 states and abroad, and more branches set to open nationwide in 2012 and beyond. As more Americans seek the valuable benefits that therapeutic massage provides, LaVida Massage continues to expand to meet the demand for this growing health service industry.
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