Massage Therapy of Oak Park in the News

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) National Massage Therapy Awareness Week Satellite Media Tour

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Rick Halle-Podell was featured on national television demonstrating the benefits of massage in order to educate and promote awareness about the field of massage therapy. It was broadcast in nine states, including Florida, California and Alabama.

Sustainable Spa Night

4/24/09  OAK PARK, IL Rick Halle-Podell gives a massage to Mary Susan Chen, of River Forest, at Massage Therapy of Oak Park, 1043 Wenonah Ave. in Oak Park on Friday, April 24, 2009.  Halle-Podell runs a massage therapy clinic at his home and works with pregnant women, people who have had surgery, folks who are just looking to get a massage. (Rob Hart/Staff Photographer)Oak Park 365, April 2009

Free chair massages from Massage Therapy of Oak Park and refreshments from the Marion Street Cheese Market were just some of the offerings at Green Home Experts first ever spa night Wednesday.

“It was to remind people about the focus on health and wellness and that there’s this aspect of sustainability that also includes taking care of ourselves,” owner Maria Onesto Moran said.

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Helping Through Massage

4/24/09  OAK PARK, IL Rick Halle-Podell gives a massage to Mary Susan Chen, of River Forest, at Massage Therapy of Oak Park, 1043 Wenonah Ave. in Oak Park on Friday, April 24, 2009.  Halle-Podell runs a massage therapy clinic at his home and works with pregnant women, people who have had surgery, folks who are just looking to get a massage. (Rob Hart/Staff Photographer)

Oak Park 365, May 2009

Rick Halle-Podell became a massage therapist because he saw it as a chance to continue helping people…

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Hands Make for Happy Families

massage4Better Homes and Gardens, February 2005

This national magazine had an article about the value of massage for “…soothing sore muscles, rubbing away stress and strengthening family ties.” It suggested that massage is good for the whole family and provides advice on how and when to offer massage to family members.

Massage Therapy of Oak Park owner, Rick Halle-Podell, was quoted under the section entitled “5 PM – De-Stress in the Afternoon.” Rick explained that a foot massage “…is the way for the whole family to make emotional connections and give time and attention to one another expressing love; massage is another way to communicate… you’re sending a nice message with your hands.”

Oakpark.com: Springtime Sports Massage

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OakPark.com, March 14, 2012
By Lisa Browdy, Health Blogger

I used to have a pretty narrow definition of “massage” in my head. It involved lying on my belly, undressed, in a warm room at a spa while someone kneaded all my muscles until I was nice and relaxed. As I began to study for my certification as a health coach, I came to learn that a qualified massage therapist can do a lot more than alleviate stress and muscle soreness. Massage can actually help with healing.

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When clients come to see me after being at Massage Therapy of Oak Park, they are more prepared for therapeutic exercises. Massage and physical therapy complement one another.

Orit Aharon

PT, MS, Integrity Physical Therapy, Oak Park, IL

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