What to expect from your visit
I have been providing massage therapy in Lake county Illinois for 25 years. I have found over my years practicing that understanding the clients goals for their massage care is the best tool for developing a safe and effective treatment plan. When you schedule a visit with me I will start by discussing your health history and what your expectations are. During the massage I will check in with you to make sure the pressure and techniques I am using are comfortable for you. After the massage I will review things you can do between visits to enhance and maintain the benefits of the massage treatment. My style of massage is a flowing combination of long strokes to lengthen and warm muscles with specific friction and trigger point work in areas of adhesions and restrictions. My goal is to make your massage session a welcome retreat from your daily life while providing the maximum therapeutic value to relieve any discomfort.
My History of Massage
My career path began in the late eighties after suffering from a cervical strain injury that occurred in a car accident. I was getting my associates degree at CLC and then planning on applying to the nursing program. My neck injury was not improving with traditional medical treatment which consisted of muscle relaxers and pain killers. I soon began treatment with Naprapath and began to improve. I began to take classes at the Chicago School of Naprapathy were I learn in depth about maintaining the natural balance of the human body. As a young student I accepted a job performing massage for a Chiropractor. It was then that I discovered my calling in life. To be a massage therapist. In 1990 I became a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. After working as an independent massage therapist for two years I opened a massage facility in Libertyville in 1992. I owned and operated Body Mind Dynamics until 2003 when I sold it to one of my employees. I enjoyed being relieved of the responsibilities of running busy Massage center and managing employees and returning to the personal satisfaction of working one on one with clients.
Choosing the right Massage Therapist
There is variety of factors that determine whether a massage therapist fits your needs. There are basic things such as hours and location and there are less definable things like personalities and life experience. I think the best place to begin your decision making process is by making sure the therapist you are considering is licensed. Illinois began licensing Massage therapist in 2004. By clicking on the button below you will be taken to the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation website where you can see if a Therapist is licensed and whether they have received any disciplinary action.
After determining that a therapist is properly qualified to practice, you should decide if their skill sets meet your needs. Often a brief phone call or email can help you to evaluate if their personality would be a fit for your own. Keep in mind even though Massage Therapist are often intuitive they are not mind readers. The clearer you can be about expressing your needs and giving honest feedback when working with a therapist the better they can provide you with a massage that will benefit you.
“Providing massage in Lake County is rewarding because of the diverse community”
Planning a Visit?
You can now download, print and pre-fill your health history form before your massage session. Click the button below and select the form for the service you would like to book.