Jesse Blazo and Dan Eng underwent formal training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, but their backgrounds stretch far beyond the Windy City. Jesse discovered traditional Thai styles of massage while teaching English in Thailand, and the catalyst for Dan’s appreciation for Chinese culture was his time at Harvard University, where he studied Chinese philosophy, culture, and language. Their interest developed into passion, leading them to study the ancient healing arts in depth.
Today, Jesse and Dan offer an array of services designed to holistically heal the body of all sorts of ailments. They perform acupuncture on guests of all ages, using slender, feather-light needles to unblock energy flow and treat stress, depression, and headaches. They also carry out astrology readings, detoxify bodies through qi nei zang and tui na massage, and prescribe Chinese herbal medicine.
The skilled team of spine aligners at HealthFit nurse broken-down backbones back to full health with holistic, whole-body services. Address skeletal sufferings during a private consultation, which covers individual health needs and possible chiropractic solutions. Next, choose between Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to enjoy an hour-long massage that will help improve posture and release the unhealthy buildup of lactic acid like a sneeze releases melancholic pressure from the spleen.
Licensed acupuncturist Christopher Pearson and his team at Be Well Integral Healing Space strive to not only help heal patients, but to do it in the healthiest way possible. To achieve this level of wellness, they established a lineup that includes a licensed naturopathic doctor, a certified massage therapist, and two licensed acupuncturists. Supplemented by herbal and naturopathic family medicine, Be Well Integral Healing Space specializes in the ancient arts of massage and acupuncture.
The quartet of healers outfitted their space to soothe the eyes and minds as they work on bodies. Rows of candles cast soft light across the private treatment rooms, creating a calming astmosphere that is mirrored in the gauzy fabrics draped over massage beds and cascading from the ceilings. Potted plants and sunlight bring a touch of nature, without having to find a squirrel certified in acupuncture.
Karen Chan has spent more than a decade in the health field, first as a massage therapist, and more recently as a state-licensed practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). At her practice, Karen combines various methods of TCM—acupuncture, cupping, and herbal treatments—with an emphasis on nutrition in an effort to create healthier, more balanced lifestyles. During initial visits, she conducts a thorough assessment to first ensure that each of her clients is not a cyborg. Armed with that information, she carves out personalized treatment plans, all of which strive to shift the body's energy, or chi, back into a balanced state.
Jenny Crissman is a licensed acupuncturist and herbologist, and pretty good at making peanut-butter sandwiches. During the visit, Jenny makes a full assessment of a patient's medical history, from a sprained ankle in the fourth grade to the back injury resulting from a banana encounter on the set of a cartoon. Based upon each individual history, she gives a variety of diet, nutrition, and herbal recommendations. What follows is the acupuncture treatment itself, when painless, sterile, and hair-thin needles target specific points along the body's energy meridians, a process that can help with all manner of ailments, from chronic pain, headaches, and allergies to stress, depression, and fatigue.