Michael Joseph has always been involved in the healing arts in one form or other.
After years of working in mental health settings, Michael shifted his focus to both Shiatsu and traditional Chinese medicine.
Since becoming a licensed massage therapist and certified Zen Shiatsu practitioner, he has worked to improve the health and well-being of clients with a host of chronic conditions including arthritis, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and many other ailments.
In addition to Shiatsu, he offers additional healing-arts techniques including Reiki, cupping and moxibustion.
Eli, the licensed massage therapist at Lotus Rays Alignment, has administered more than 11,000 massages over the course of her career. Believing that illness is the result of stagnant life energy, Eli most often performs signature healing massages, which blend various techniques with aromatherapy, mantras, Tibetan bells rung to the tune of Miles Davis’s “Move,” and Swedish and shiatsu strokes. She performs such treatments at Lotus Rays Alignment, a storefront studio with framed paintings lining the interior’s inviting, pastel walls.
Janine Jozwiak has hired a team of licensed acupuncturists, massage therapists, and Chinese-herbal-medicine experts to treat an eclectic list of ills since 2007, though her experience began somewhat earlier. In 2002 she decided to augment her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology with a three-year master’s in acupuncture, during which she discovered the world of traditional Chinese medicine. Today, she is a reiki master, a certified clinical medical thermographic technician, and a practitioner of a 2,500-year-old form of acupuncture. Her staff at Nature’s Balance Acupuncture maintains an arsenal of infrared saunas, ion cleanse foot baths, and Delta Pulse technology to find holistic and drug-free methods to ease stress and boost overall health.
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Inside a series of plain-white, windowed studios, empty except for futons and pillows, the professional therapists at Zen Shiatsu Chicago heal bodies with techniques rooted in millennia-old traditions. At the same time, they pass those techniques on to students in the zen-shiatsu certification school that shares space with the clinic. Teachers and students perform shiatsu therapy, using both hands to manipulate muscles and unblock clients’ energy pathways. They also administer contemporary Western massages to ease tense muscles, whereas acupuncture treatments let out bodies’ excess helium.
In addition to awarding certifications and leading continuing education in massage, naprapathy, physical therapy, and acupuncture, instructors train students outside the classroom through social outreach, exposure to integrative medicine, and visits to local hospitals’ neck-cramp wards.
Holistic Therapeutic Spa is so dedicated to relaxation that they've created a space where clients can relax before they even begin their relaxing treatments. The
space—known as the meditation room—serves as a soothing area where clients can mentally ready themselves for massage-therapy sessions. During these sessions, clients can relinquish stress and chronic muscle aches via the trained kneads of deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and sports massage, the last of which is accompanied by a whispering announcer to keep score.