Therapists

Allison Haslett

Graduated at The New School for Massage year 2006

Modalities:

*Swedish Massage

*Deep Tissue Massage

*Therapeutic Massage

*Trigger Point Therapy

*Craniosacral

Allysa Montgomery

After receiving her MA from Northwestern University in Sociology, Alyssa left academia to pursue a career in massage therapy. She graduated from the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in 2008 and since has been thrilled by the opportunity to have real and tangible positive effects on her clients. She combines clinical/theraputic and relaxation-oriented techniques to suit each clients individual needs. Her regular clients include those recovering from injuries, suffering from chronic pain, athletes, victims of long hours at desks, and the very very stressed. She is more than happy to discuss sources/causes of pain and give homework after sessions.

*Deep Tissue

*Myofascial Release

*Sports Massage

*Swedish Massage

Angelica Gomez

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),
acupressure,
shiatsu,
lomi lomi,
herbology,
reflexology and
western massage.

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:
stress
illness
tension
headache

Anya

Anya has been a manual therapist for the past 7 yrs. She integrates the best of both East and West for a tailored and therapeutic session. Her 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. Her specialties include musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, and rehab. In addition to massage and bodywork, Anya is also certified as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As a former athlete Anya understands the importance of bodywork and uses all of her knowledge in various modalities to encourage soft tissue health and overall well being. Currently, she is finishing up pre med courses and hopes to pursue medical school in the future.

Clare Martin

I started my 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.

Elizabeth Foley

I am a nationally certified massage therapist who is licensed to work in the state of Illinois. My training at the Soma Institute of Clinical Massage Therapy has taught me to work with several conditions. With every session my focus is correcting postural dysfunctions. However, I also help clients decrease stress, work through injuries, and increase flexibility and circulation.

Modalities:
*Swedish
*Cross-fiber friction
*Tapotement
*Fascial/connective tissue techniques
*Joint mobilization
*Trigger point therapy
*Sports massage
*Deep tissue

Heather Basl

Massage:
Deep tissue, Swedish, Hot Stone, Sports, Prenatal, Infant, Trigger point, Golfer’s massage, and Lymphatic drainage.

Energy Healing:
Healing Touch, Reiki, Quantum Touch, Medical Intuitive, Cranial Sacral, and Reflexology.

Intuitive Experience:
Akashic Records-8 yrs, Channeling, Mediumship-9yrs , Meditation, Prayer, and Readings-9 yrs.

Health & Wellnes:
Detox programs, Herbology, and Flowers essences.

Teacher:
Energy healing, Akashic Records, mentoring and intuitive developmental classes.

Other Work:
Real Estate Broker IL, Grace Angels Holistic Healers, Great lakes Sacred Essences, and Mother.

Jennifer Vivian

Jill Robertson

Jill Robertson is a nationally board-certified (NCCAOM) acupuncturist licensed within the State of Illinois. Jill completed her Master’s degree of acupuncture at the Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. Prior to this accomplishment, she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in Interdisciplinary Studies: Medicine in Chinese Culture. At North Dakota, Jill was able to tailor her education to two of her passions – medicine and Asian culture studies, which included an unforgettable month-long study abroad in China researching the history of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Jill’s commitment to alternative medicine is a direct result of personal experience, leading her to seek non-pharmaceutical options for pain management. She found that combining alternative therapies with nutrition and exercise, such as yoga, can be fundamental to the success of healing. Jill has made it her personal mission to educate and empower her patients to maximize the potential of their health.

Jill has experience in treating a range of diseases including women’s health, acute and chronic pain conditions, digestive and psychological disorders among others. In addition to acupuncture, her skill as a yoga instructor gives her the experience to suggest therapeutic stretching and exercises to patients as a way to continue healing between appointments.

Ning Suanthong

Carlos Pecciotto

Carlos completed training at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2003. He has since completed courses in Sports Massage, Access Energy, and Craniosacral Therapy. He also practices on-site Chair Massage.

Carlos Pecciotto offers a unique blend of styles, including

*Swedish Massage

*Deep Tissue Massage

*Craniosacral Therapy

*Lymphatic Drainage

*Trigger Point Therapy

*Myofascial Release

*Sports Massage

*Body Mobilization

*Therapeutic Stretching

*Energy work, (all combined into one session).

Carlos, along with the client’s guidance, can help target chronic trouble areas to provide lasting relief from pain and stress caused by chronic overuse and injury. He can offer a firm touch; or lighter, more subtle work based upon Craniosacral, lymphatic drainage and energy work techniques. All sessions are tailored to suit the needs and tolerances of the individual client.

Dan Hawkins

As a graduate of Hired Hands, a LMT for 3 years, 2 years with CT, 15 years past experience in the health and social service and 15 years as a small business owner has helped me develope a very strong intuition, compassion and listening to the human body, mind and spirit. A few highlights include warmup methods that minimize discomfort after a session, my own”pain release for all”, the AHHHH(!) Combo (for relaxation) and my effective uses of esentials oils. The techniques that I use are acupressure, swedish, deep, reflexology, prenatal, chair and sports massage.

David Guzman

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
· Cupping
· Deep Tissue
· Relaxation
· Swedish
· Pre/post natal massage
· Fibromyalgia
· Reflexology
· Hot Stone
· Sports
· Indian Head
· Chair massage

Marco Lopez

Graduated At The Soma Institute National School of Clinical Massage year 2000

Modalities:

*Swedish Massage

*Therapeutic Massage

*Structural Therapy

*Hakomi

*Reflexology

*Deep Tissue Massage

*Trigger Point Therapy

Michael Flatley

My background includes:

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.

I took my first healing arts course in 1981, pursuing it as a hobby for seven
years before making my profession in 1988. I enjoy blending compression
techniques, structural bodywork, Swedish, and other methods according to your
needs and preferences. Your response to various techniques will direct the
healing process.

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