About Ishman BodyCare Center & Institute
Our Therapy Staff
Your therapist at Ishman BodyCare Center has skills in many techniques. We hope you will get to know us - we are individuals with training and knowledge that make our private practice innovative!
Clinical Integrative Therapies
Deep Tissue Massage
Fascial Link Therapy
Trigger Point Therapy
Hydrotherapy (Hot/Cold Therapy)
Infrared Light Therapy
Our clinical integrative therapies listed above are used to treat pain and tension. Your therapist will evaluate your posture, range of motion, and use other assessments as needed. These sessions are appropriate for someone needing specific or overall pain relief, improved posture & circulation, and to help establish healthy, pain free function.
Sports Massage & Stretch
Sports massage to increase an athlete's rate of recovery and improve performance and mental focus up to 30%. Sports therapy sessions usually includes some stretching. Sessions are modified to accommodate appropriate care around competitive events as needed.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
This is a gentle and relaxing drainage technique used to reduce swelling, improve detoxification, increase
relaxation, provide sinus relief, reduce menstrual pain, boost recovery following surgery or injury, speed healing, reduce insomnia and boost immunity. Ask about even more benefits
Session One-60 minutes, Session Two-90 minutes
Advanced balancing of posture (session 1) and the cranial bones of the head (session 2). Useful for relieving vertigo, mood swings, migraines, depression, neck pain, visual disorders, headaches and other conditions. Please ask for details about this neuromuscular therapy method.
Coping with stress and fatigue, easing aches and pains, and learning self-care techniques is healthy and enjoyable during a normal pregnancy. Massage therapy for the childbearing year is a wonderful way to relax, increase energy, and relieve discomfort. We pay special attention to positioning and follow both eastern and western
principles for massage care. Special pregnancy cushions are provided, so mothers can lie on their bellies if they like. Additional materials available for home use.
Relieves stress and pain through use of energy medicine techniques including meridian therapy, chakra balancing, and neurolymphatic reflex point therapy. Using energy testing/kinesiology, we work with your biofield to help balance patterns that create physical and emotional stress. Self care suggestions are usually also included in these sessions. Learn more
Flower Essence Stress Reduction Massage
The sprays used in this relaxing massage session
resonate with the energy field (also known as the biofield) and the physical body to release subtle patterns that restrict our joy. This mind-body-spirit treatment uses the healing power of flower essences to release emotional blockages. It also uses essential oils to relax the physical body. Flower Essence Energy sprays work on the physical, mental and emotional well being, bringing us into touch with our inner guidance and intuition for restored harmony and balance. This session is for stress-relief and may be modified to your own preferences and tastes.
Energy Balancing Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy selected specifically for you is an available add-on to any session. Useful for sinus relief, stress reduction, digestion, and more.
- Our Massage Therapy Standards and Code of Ethics, which protect your privacy and ensure therapy services here are private and handled with excellent ethics.
Pilates Reformer Session
Posture and fitness session using a Pilates Reformer to balance and strengthen the body. This type of exercise strengthens and improves flexibility, and uses the core, central muscles throughout the entire session.
Postural Analysis and Custom Stretching Session
Beginning with an analysis of your current posture, we'll look at your skeletal structure front to back and side to side, as well as analyzing any torsion or subtle imbalances in the head/cranium. Based on the results, we'll provide exercises to help balance your posture and even muscle tone throughout the body. Exercises are selected based on your flexibility and comfort, and can be advanced or modified later as your posture improves. Suggested re-check is 2-4 weeks following your first assessment .
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Fitness Program Analysis & Plans
Get an analysis of your current workout program if you have one, and set up a program plan to balance your muscle tone and strength, improve performance, and reduce down-time or recovery from workouts. Programs are designed to use on your own or in subsequent training sessions. Our programs are customized to your needs, and may incorporate rubber exercise bands and balls, free weight or circuit strength training equipment, small or full-size exercise balls, Pilates mat exercises, body bars, isometric no-equipment exercises, or sport-specific methods. We'll look at your goals, body type, preferred activities, lifestyle, posture, body fat, and flexibility as needed. Bring your workout charts or thoughts with you for a rejuvenating workout program that keeps you on track to meet your goals!
Healthy living can increase everyone's effectiveness at work. Our commitment is to offer innovative and unique health programs that really do improve well-being and productivity in the office! Our services are available by appointment.
Programs for the Workplace
On-Site Massage Therapy
Use Chair Massage for your next Sales Incentive, Corporate Gift, Health Fair, Health Promotion Program, or Hiring Incentive.
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Posture Screening and Custom Stretching Programs at your Health Fair
We love to participate in health fairs, doing fully clothed posture assessments for any employee who wants to know which shoulder is higher, why the back is always tight, and what stretches are best for each side of the body to balance the specific posture they have! Motivating and fun, this service is a hit at every health fair.
Stress Management Workshops with Energy Medicine exercises
Learn exercises requiring no medicines, supplements or procedures in minutes to help manage stress anywhere. Just hold points, use breath, and enjoy the benefits of modern energy therapies anywhere.
Inexpensive, simple ergonomic fixes and adjustments can be made at any workstation to improve health, keep circulation going, and keep you ad your employees happier at the office. Raise a monitor with a phone book, adjust your chair correctly - workstation health is easier than you think!
Our customer list includes IBM, Nicor Gas, BP, State Farm, Careerbuilder, and many more!
We offer professional continuing education to massage therapy and other health professionals. Courses are taught by qualified instructors, with most classes taught by our owner Allison Ishman. Massage therapy courses are credentialed through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and also qualify for any state massage therapy license that accepts this credential, including Illinois. Come grow with us!
Professional Use Products and Rentals
We provide professional rental equipment for massage and medical offices and events.
Dedicated to service and quality, visit our website for equipment rentals and purchasing.