Sometimes, nontraditional methods of dealing with pain can be the most effective.

At least, that is what owners of Effective Massage, a massage clinic that opened last year on Elgin’s west side, are saying about the muscle release technique, which was designed to provide long-lasting relief, in many cases in one treatment … Jackie Slater, massage therapy department supervisor at Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin, said people seek massage to provide relaxation as well as therapeutic massage for chronic pain relief. She says massage can improve joint range of motion, help posture, and decrease headaches.

The Courier News, Elgin, Illinois, Oct. 1, 2008