Massage Therapy for Restless Legs

Restless legs are always dancing

Restless legs, or Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a real issue for many people and can be debilitating because you can’t rest. It drives the sufferer to move their legs in response to irritating and strange sensations. It can range in severity from being a slight annoyance, to an intolerable condition that disturbs restorative sleep and diminishes the overall quality of life. Its a common but misunderstood issue, and frequently prescriptions and shots are suggested, and these don’t always provide relief .

Massage therapy can help to relieve the tension and restless jumping of the legs.

Massage Therapy has a lot to offer for this particular problem, and it can effect a great deal of change, by applying heat and deep focus, or Tissue Density treatment on the legs. This treatment incorporates heat, deep tissue movement, and in some cases vacuum therapy in addition in order to release congested fascia or adhesions in the large thigh and calf muscles and surrounding tissue. To administer an effective massage treatment for RLS, we will need to focus entirely on the legs. How much time does this treatment take? While an hour is sufficient, an hour and a half is an ideal amount of time for an RLS treatment because it allows 20 minutes for each of the four “sections” (thighs to knees and knees to ankles on each leg), with 10 minutes for assessing and recording results.

Essential Healing and Massage has treated many clients with this protocol, and we have achieved a great deal of success, some clients receiving 100 percent relief. If you are interested, please call (630 863 4712 ) or contact us via email or book online from our website at

About Helen Floyd

Helen Floyd is owner of Essential Healing and Massage. After a couple of decades in the Corporate world, she finalized training in Massage Therapy, is Licensed in the State of Illinois, nationally certified and has including specific training on a professional level in areas of Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Myofascial Release techniques, Reiki and Jin SHjin Do Accuparessure. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher and is the originator of the Seasonal Reiki Healing Attunement Event.