Wellness expert Hope JelinekBerry, a licensed massage therapist and Usui reiki master, has described her transformative massage and bodywork techniques on NBC Chicago’s Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is and discussed the benefits of massage with NBC Chicago's Fit Club trainer. Traditional massage techniques promote relaxation, but Hope JelinekBerry takes her practice a step further, integrating bodywork and lifestyle coaching to help clients lose weight, which can only otherwise be accomplished by sending it to wherever the remote control seems disappear to. Her modalities can also help improve sleep and heal clients more quickly. In addition to massage, Hope JelinekBerry empowers clients with aromatherapy and reiki healing techniques.
Licensed doctors Tim Erickson, Lori Portnoy, and Eric Eickhorst eschew needle-based acupuncture, instead easing myriad ailments with gentle electrical stimulation, fingertip pressure, and metallic balls. After a consultation to determine the appropriate treatment itinerary, patients receive full spine x-rays and an exam. Next, a brief relief treatment stretches spines to help reduce muscle spasms and aches while preparing patients for International Crabwalk to Work Day. The acupuncture treatment usually lasts fewer than two minutes and helps to attack causes of corporeal discomfort, such as ulcers, abnormal blood pressure, and headaches.
The book Necessities: Chicago said Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka has Chicago's best massage therapists. Past clients include a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic bobsled team and several White Sox players during the 2005 World Series. For a highly targeted muscle melting procedure, opt for trigger-points therapy, which identifies irritable muscles and improves their attitudes with masterful manual compression. Shiatsu, which is also known as acupressure, is an Eastern method of applying finger, palm, and thumb pressure to points on the body that are impeding the ki (or energy flow) and causing pain, stress, and chilly blood. Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka's menu also offers a classic Swedish knead, prenatal massage, and procedures such as neuromuscular therapy and performance-enhancement sports massage to treat and prevent pain caused by muscle exertion and falling pianos.
Sherry Methling had settled comfortably into the corporate world when life threw an unexpected curve ball her way in the form of chronic, unexplainable pain. She waded through a sea of unhelpful prescriptions and proposed cures from Western doctors before stumbling upon the only thing that promised relief: alternative healing. During the process, Sherry unearthed a special talent for sharing in others’ pain—known as clairsentience—that granted her a unique level of empathy with the afflicted. With that discovery in mind, she sculpted her background in science into a new career as an energy healer, massage therapist, and practitioner of emotional-freedom techniques.
Sherry’s studies primed her to open Ancient Healings, where ancient healing techniques are the building blocks for her treatment plans. Though the methods differ in application, they all share a common goal: the removal of the mental and spiritual blockages that manifest themselves physically by assessing and treating the source. Some of the treatments Sherry enlists, such as massage and meditation, are familiar to the average client. Others inclue energy healing, charka balancing, color therapy, and spiritual healing. Crystal and sound healing, draw their power from unusual catalysts: sounds that calm and crystals that, in their unswerving stability and day job as footstools, encourage balance.
Licensed therapist Marcia Larson builds a rapport with her clients by familiarizing herself with their muscular structures. She believes that with this connection established, she can delve deep into muscles and tissue to extricate tension and stress with minimal pain and discomfort. Well-versed in both the physical and energetic aspects of massage, she customizes each treatment to her clients’ current needs, even if they vary from session to session. Marcia can help a guest relax on one day, find pain relief on another, or stimulate lymph flow on yet another. She learned the skills to render this wide slate of services while attending massage therapy school locally in Chicago.
The legal voting age in the United States is 18 years, which is also how long licensed massage therapist Charles Cornyn has been practicing massage. At Cornyn Therapeutics, his seasoned, wellness-minded approach to pain and stress relief includes everything from neuromuscular massages for tense muscles to craniosacral massages for relaxation. Cornyn also personalizes his massage kneads depending on his patients' ailments.