Born and raised in Springfield, IL, Emily Handley has joined the team at AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic & Natural Health Center focusing on massage therapy.
The 29-year-old graduated in 2012 from Midwest Technical Institute. She obtained her Illinois state license and soon after received a certificate from Healing Arts Center in St. Louis, MO, to perform hospital setting massage. “My first year practicing I was focused on hospital setting and geriatric massage. The majority of my time was spent with the residents and their families. I then became interested in chiropractic care and complimenting their treatments with my own,” said Emily who has been working alongside chiropractors for the past four years. “I now feel that I have found my place in the medical field.”
Emily, who is trained in Swedish massage style, but also offers deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone massage, provides 30, 60, and 90-minute sessions. “The benefits of massage are endless for the mind, body, and soul. The majority of people I treat at AlignLife of Springfield are coming in for anxiety or pain relief: headaches, soft tissue and joint pain, fibromyalgia, and muscle tension,” said Emily. “Massage compliments chiropractic care by loosening tension in muscles and stabilizing joints. Many patients have mentioned that once massage was integrated into their care their adjustments are holding longer in between treatments. Using both therapies simultaneously can result in a much faster recovery time.” Emily schedules her appointments to work with her patients and is available Monday to Friday morning, afternoon, and evening.
Dr. Bryne Willey, the owner of AlignLife of Springfield, said having Emily on board was a great asset to patients. “With a combined approach, chiropractic and massage therapy, we are able to better offer our patients a wide range of therapies within their treatment plans – and we are already seeing great results.”
For more information about AlignLife of Springfield or treatments provided by Dr Bryne and Emily visit http://chiropractorspringfield.org, call 217 787 7500, or check out the Facebook page facebook.com/AlignLifeSpringfieldIles