Graduated at The New School for Massage year 2006
*Deep Tissue Massag
*Trigger Point Therapy
Angelica is a Certified Practitioner of a Restoration Therapy . Graduated at Pacific and Asian Restoration Therapies of Dan Zan Ryu and was certified last 2006.
What is it Okazaki Restoration Therapy
Okazaki Restorative Therapy is a combination of:
amma (original Japanese therapy),
It is a full body treatment that is designed to balance the systems of the body and promote healing. Ninety percent of the work is done with the crux of the elbow which gives Okazaki Restoration Therapy its distinctive look and feel.
Restoration Therapy is also known as Long Life Massage or the “famous elbow” technique.
Benefits of Restoration Therapy
This profound technique helps the body heal itself. Some of the specific maladies that a series of treatments will affect are:
Alex has been a manual therapist for the past 7 yrs. Alex integrates the best of both East and West for a tailored and therapeutic session. Alex advance education includes,certification in Orthopedic Massage from the Orthopedic Education and Research Institute, Shiatsu from Zen Shiatsu Chicago, as well other eastern modalities including Tui Na and Thai massage studied in various parts of Asia. Alex specialties include musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, and rehab. In addition to massage and bodywork, Alex is also certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a former athlete, Alex understands the importance of bodywork and uses all of her knowledge in various modalities to encourage soft tissue health and overall well being.
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Carlos is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy (Class #66, August 2003). He has over 10 years’ experience in the field. While Carlos specializes in Sports, Therapeutic Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, and Myofascial Release, he is expert in providing a deeply-relaxing Swedish massage. His eclectic style — which incorporates elements of Thai Nuad Bo-rarn, passive stretching and body/joint mobilization (when appropriate) — addresses all the parts of the body. Athletes, musicians, anyone who spends time hunched over a computer or carrying children around… they all appreciate Carlos’s thorough technique.
Clare Martin (Craniosacral Therapy)
Started her journey into craniosacral therapy a few years ago when prompted by a friend and fellow therapist to try something new. “Once I felt the craniosacral rhythm and witnessed the profound effect the therapy had on myself and others, I knew this was the right path for me.
Using a gentle touch, I feel for imbalance in the body and then using certain hand placements, access the fascial and fluid restrictions. A position is held for a few minutes or longer depending on what the body requires for release.”
Clare is licensed by the State of Illinois, nationally certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Clare has completed 76 hours of continuing education coursework in Craniosacral Therapy with KJD Therapy, Inc. She graduated with honors as class valedictorian of The Soma Institute – The National School of Clinical Massage Therapy.
Clare Martin, LMT, is available to offer craniosacral therapy treatments by appointment at Chicago Touch.
David is nationally certified in massage and bodywork through NCBTMB and licensed to practice massage therapy in Illinois. Prior to graduating from the Illinois School of Health Careers in 2005, David studied art and massage therapy in his native country of Guatemala. David is very passionate about his profession and the many benefits it provides. He customizes each massage to his client’s needs at the time of the session. He has provided therapeutic massage for chronic pain relief, relaxation, sport injuries/preparation and overall wellness to clients in the Chicago area. When he’s not working, David enjoys his other passion of drawing and other art interests, reading, and working out.
David practices the following modalities:
· Thai Massage
· Deep Tissue
· Pre/post natal massage
· Hot Stone
· Indian Head
· Chair massage
*Trigger Point Therapy
Jennifer attended Cortiva-Chicago School of massage therapy class 176 and gratuated 2010, the year Cortiva-CSMT was voted the best massage therapy school in the nation. Since her graduation she has trained in; Hot/Cold Stone, Pre-Prinatal, attained master level in Reiki, and level one of Touch For Health and clinical aromatherapy.
Jennifer incorporates Myofacial techniques to gently open the tissues for deeper work, effecting not only the main area of discomfort but also the synegistic structures. Her difference as a therapist stems from the goals she sets for each session and each client.
Dr. Suanthong has a Master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D in mathematics and statistics. After working successfully in the field of research methodologies, mathematics, statistics, and measurement (psychometrics) for 12 years, she was inspired to make a major career change to the healing arts. She says, “To connect and work with others makes me find true happiness.”
Dr. Suanthong’s healing arts experience includes a Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine—MTOM at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (2002-2007); Asian body work–Zen Shiatsu, Tuina, Thai, and Craniosacral therapy at Chicago Touch (2008 – present) and Lakeshore Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center (2013-present). She is skilled in treating musculoskeletal problems (neck, shoulder, back, hip and knee pain–both acute and chronic problems), general wellness and health balance (energy, immunity, and circulation), mental and emotional disorders (stress, anxiety and depression), sleeping, eating, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders, reproductive disorders (fertility, menstruation and PMS), respiratory problems (asthma, sinus and allergies), addictions (smoking and alcohol), neurological (headaches and migraines), and ENT problems (ear, eye, nose and throat).
Besides acupuncture treatment, she is also offering the following additional healing, relaxing and vitalizing hands-on therapies and Asian body work:
Traditional Thai Massage
Zen Shiatsu (Japanese Body Work)
Tuina (Chinese Traditional Medicine soft tissue manipulation)
Graduated At The Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage year 2000
*Deep Tissue Massage
*Trigger Point Therapy
Touch For Health instructor since 1990
Six years clinical experience under supervision
Graduate East-West College of Healing Arts
500 hours in specialized kinesiology intensives
Extensive intuitive coursework
Teaching at two massage schools
Private practice in six states, plus employment at spas and gyms.
Michael took his first healing arts course in 1981, pursuing it as a hobby for seven
years before making it his profession in 1988. He enjoys blending compression
techniques, structural bodywork, Swedish, and other methods according to your
needs and preferences. Your response to various techniques will direct the