More Than Just Chiropractic
At Smith Chiropractic Health Care, we’re more than just a wellness clinic. We’re passionate about our local community and small businesses, and we see our neighbors as our family.
Discover some of Elmwood Park’s amazing local businesses below, and check back frequently to discover new companies we think you’ll love!
PS Yoga – Yoga, Massage and Bodywork
Holistic wellness center offering a variety of yoga classes, plus massage & skin-care services.
Address: 2725 Thatcher Ave #300, River Grove, IL 60171, US
Phone: +1 773-637-0560
Thai Yoga Body Work – Gulia Huertas
Identifying features of traditional Thai bodywork are integrated yoga postures which are performed on the recipient. Through assisted yoga, the body is stretched in ways that are difficult to attain through individual exercise and yoga practice. The result of a full-body Thai treatment is often an exciting and powerful mind/body healing experience, bringing both the recipient and the practitioner to heightened states of physical and spiritual well-being.
It is an ancient energy-based healing system that combines acupressure, reflexology, and assisted yoga postures. Traditional Thai bodywork uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well being.
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The main purpose of a full-body Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is recommended for one’s regular stress management program.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions which cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints.
Hot Stone Massage
Basalt rock stones are used with light gliding massage strokes or with deep tissue applications. The direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience. The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body.
Foot Zone Therapy/Reflexology
REFLEXOLOGY dates back five thousand years and was used in ancient China and India. It is based on the premise that energy flows through the body in meridians from the brain to the feet. Every organ and cell has a representative point. On the foot, and when pressure is applied, the brain sends a signal to the corresponding part of the body to facilitate healing and restore balance. Temporary pain, defined also as a blockage of energy flow, is felt on areas of the foot that correspond to the affected organ or body part. When the pain is relieved or reduced, the healing process has begun.
The massage is given in fluid, rhythmic motion using the forearms as well as the hands. Some people have described this as feeling like gentle waves moving over the body. Another feature is that different parts of the body may be massaged at the same time. By not working on areas in isolation a deep sense of balance and harmony is achieved.
Medical massage is performed with the intent of improving conditions or pathologies that have been diagnosed by a physician; a wide variety of modalities or procedures are utilized to focus the treatment based on the diagnosed condition; it is used for chronic pain and sports injuries. Primary modalities include functional assessment, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue mobilization techniques, neuromuscular re-education, PNF stretching, strengthening, and specific client home-care protocols.
Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema. In addition, massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension-which aids in better sleep-and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
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Our classes, like our breath and intention are varied in styles and sequencing. We understand that not all bodies are the same and that yoga means something different to everyone. Our mission here is to offer these practices and make them accessible for all levels and stages of life. Diversity and exploration are needed when opening up our mindset to a more peaceful practice.
Our classes and schedule is not static. We listen to our members and try to keep our schedule as varied in offerings as your varied schedules and preferences allow.
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Wanna see what we’re all about?
Come visit us on North Avenue in Elmwood Park, Illinois. There is plenty of space in our parking lot as well as parking on street.
- 7716 W North Ave
- Elmwood Park, IL 60707
Hours of Operation
- Mon: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tue: Closed
- Wed: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thu: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
- Fri: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Sat: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Sun: Closed
*Please note we are closed from 12 PM to 3 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
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Dr Smith is THE MOST FANTASTIC Chiropractor around Chicago-& I’ve been adjusted by several others. He has great hands for VERY gentle but firm adjustments.His office is VERY CLEAN, beautiful and professional He is SO smart, knowledgeable & experienced -AND a very nice personable guy too! so for neck or back pain , pinched nerves, sciatic nerve, herniated discs, bulged disc ,headaches , car accident, work comp- shoulder ,arm, hand, carpal tunnel,
He’s the ONLY GUY TO SEE around Elmwood park, or anywhere around Chicago ! He’s THE BEST!
The staff is Amazing and I’m convinced Dr Smith was a comedian in his past life lol! Dr Carly Smith is very sweet and knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable being there. I look forward to continuing treatment with them both.
Everyone at Smith Chiropractic Health Care was amazing! Dr.Smith’s adjustments are always a great relief to my back. He will be getting plenty recommendations from me. This business is the only one I can come in to get adjusted and get a nutritional class as well? A great perk if you ask me!