747 N. LaSalle Blvd, 3rd floor

Chicago, IL 60654  |  312-854-2834

M-F: 10AM-9PM, Sat/Sun: 9AM-8PM

By appointment only - Same day appointments available

Our Staff

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After majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine at James Madison University (VA), Russ continued in his career path of finding ways to help relieve pain, which led him to massage therapy. A massage therapist since 2006, Russ approaches massage by looking at the entire body for the source of discomfort, not just the location of pain, in order to truly help his clients long-term. He also incorporates his knowledge of sports medicine and Kinesiology to help recommend stretches and changes in everyday life to help clients maintain a more pain free lifestyle. Russ specializes in Swedish, deep tissue and trigger point massage.
Irene is a graduate of The New School for Massage.  Her massage journey began in 2010 with Thai Massage, which she learned in her native Ukraine and, later on, in Thailand.  She continued on to learn yoga, reflexology, and western massage.  Irene is a licensed massage therapist and certified yoga instructor.  
Shaney started getting regular massages to help her with neck and shoulder pain as a result of a full time desk job. Not too long after, she quit her job to pursue massage therapy. She is a graduate of the New School for Massage, Bodywork, and Healing in Chicago. She is interested in holistic health and the mind-body connection, and strives to help her clients live active, pain-free lives. Shaney knew she wanted to become a massage therapist after sitting in on a pregnancy massage class, and became a certified pregnancy therapist after graduating from massage school. She combines Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point, and condition-specific work to customize each massage to her clients’ needs. Outside of massage, Shaney enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing, especially swing and ballroom.
Dr. Lee is a board certified and licensed chiropractic physician and certified acupuncturist specializing in movement assessment and dysfunction. He has a passion for functional anatomy and biomechanics and believes that movement is life. His goal for his patients is to keep them moving optimally and pain free to pursue all the life activities that they desire. Dr. Lee has a long history of involvement in movement arts and body work including martial arts, yoga and Thai massage. He received a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences and Doctorate of
Chiropractic from the National University of Health Sciences where he graduated as valedictorian for both degrees. He is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT) through 
Yoga Alliance and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through National Academy of Sports Medicine. In his personal time, he enjoys yoga, working out, and cooking. He also leads lectures 
and workshops on functional yoga anatomy.
Xochitl received her BA in Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence College and worked in research botany before going to school for massage therapy in 2007. As an IL Licensed Massage Therapist, Xochitl has continued her education in the field of bodywork by studying Kinesio Taping (Levels 1-3), Reiki (Master Level), and Myofascial Release with John Barnes. She specializes in customized sessions that incorporate these modalities with Swedish Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Techniques, and Trigger Point Work to achieve physical rehabilitation while easing pain and easing the spirit. 
Michael is an instructor at The New School for Massage and is a a graduate of The Soma Institute. He uses an an intuitive touch to engage tissue at the right depth, as well as techniques such as myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, and Swedish and deep tissue massage, Michael aims to provide systemic healing of the body, the mind, and the spirit. Holistic modalities such as yoga, aromatherapy, traditional oriental medicine, and ayurveda play a big part both in what Michael advocates to his clients as well as what he practices for his own self care.
Alexis is a graduate of The New School for Massage, Bodywork & Healing. She specializes in Swedish and Deep-Tissue massage, incorporating techniques from more clinical modalities in order to address specific tensions with each client. She believes in a holistic approach to massage therapy, that a relaxing environment and an intuitive understanding of energy can supplement and support the client's massage experience. When not practicing massage, Alexis works as a comedic performer at Renaissance Faires, conventions and similar venues. She also enjoys sewing, leatherworking and reading science fiction/fantasy novels.
Dr. Hertsberg is committed to empowering her patients to experience their optimal
health potential through education, chiropractic care, exercise and nutrition.  She specializes in nutrition counseling, stress management, rejuvenation acupuncture, yoga therapy and functional movement rehabilitation. Dr. Hertsberg graduated from National University of Health Sciences and is a board certified and licensed chiropractic physician, certified acupuncturist, corrective exercise
specialist and a yoga teacher. She is passionate about delivering healthcare to the underprivileged and volunteers at Community Health Center. Previously, she worked at the University of Illinois with children affected by Autism Spectrum
Disorders and served on the board of Chicago Autism Speaks. While in school, she worked in a prenatal and postnatal group at Lutheran General Hospital where she utilized chiropractic techniques and yoga therapy to treat her patients. She is
an active member of the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). Dr. Hertsberg enjoys educating the community through seminars and lectures. She leads yoga teacher trainings, nutrition, weight loss and strength training
workshops. In her free time, Dr. Hertsberg likes to keep active and enjoys hiking, practicing yoga and traveling with her husband René.

Emmanuel B. has been licensed in the State of Illinois since 2005.  He started his massage therapy path in the mid 1980s while at the same pursuing a parallel path that included electrical engineering, information sciences, teaching, and eventually business administration and entrepreneurship.   After keeping the two paths separate for years, he brought his diverse skills together in early 2001 to develop The New School for Massage, Bodywork & Healing, a private vocational school specializing in massage therapy.  In early 2011, Emmanuel created the River North Massage Therapy Center, to provide quality therapeutic massage at reasonable prices in a friendly and professional setting. Emmanuel's massage therapy style is a fusion of deep tissue, PNF stretching, sports massage, and craniosacral techniques and is best suitable for relaxation and pain relief. 
Gregg is a graduate of The New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing, where is currently employed as instructor.  His skills include myofascial, trigger point therapy, deep tissue, Swedish and Thai massage. He has completed over of 1000 hrs. of orthopedic work while addressing issues with neck and low back pain, thoracic outlet and carpal tunnel syndromes, as well as many common sports injuries. Gregg has a long history of energy and bodywork and enjoys using his skills to help clients.
Lyazid is a graduate of the New School for Massage and Bodywork in Chicago. He has a background in the hospitality industry, so he is accustomed to delivering exceptional customer service. Whether you are looking to relax, reduce stress, recover from injury, or increase sports performance, Lyazid will help you achieve your optimum level of health. He combines techniques from Swedish relaxation and deep tissue massage, sports massage, and shiatsu to help people achieve their personal wellness goals. In his spare time, he is a long distance runner.

Marina is a graduate of The New School for Massage and Bodywork. Most of her work consists of myofascial release, trigger point therapy, PNF stretches and deep tissue techniques for relaxation or pain relief. Marina also works well with Swedish Massage and lighter techniques for those who need them. Her background in Reiki helps her give a very intuitive session that works best with each client.

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