His passion lies in aiding clients through bodywork, offering relief from pain and discomfort while fostering moments of comfort and relaxation. Alex's approach to massage involves attentive listening to his clients' concerns, observing their reactions, and adapting accordingly. He specializes in relaxation, deep tissue, trigger point, sports, and myofascial massages. In his leisure time, Alex enjoys long walks with his dog, exploring new places, and occasionally indulges in binge-watching favorite shows.
Andrea's inspiration stemmed from her family's struggles with chronic pain. Starting her journey in pharmacy, she transitioned to massage therapy for a more hands-on and holistic healing approach. Her joy comes from positively impacting her clients' health by creating unique massage experiences that alleviate pain and induce mental and physical relaxation. Andrea specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, and trigger point massage therapies. Outside work, she relishes time with family, friends, her cat, going on walks, and runs.
Cristina came to her work as a massage therapist out of her lengthy experience as a performer, an athlete, and an avid practitioner of holistic wellness. A proud graduate of the New School for Massage, Cristina draws on techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, prenatal, stretching and mobilization, and Thai-Shiatsu to build customized sessions to support each client’s individual needs. Her background as a performer, runner, and cyclist have gifted her an acute awareness of the body, a great respect for pain, and a deep appreciation of healthy and nourishing indulgence. Her approach is equal parts practical and intuitive and always centered around each client’s unique needs on any given day.
Gabby's goal of becoming a physical therapist led her to massage therapy to familiarize herself with the musculoskeletal system before pursuing a doctorate. Her client-centered approach aims for noticeable change post-session. Gabby specializes in sports, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massages. In her free time, she enjoys volleyball and outdoor activities.
Hannah is deeply passionate about utilizing her heart through her hands to offer a transformative healing experience. Her approach is holistic, blending traditional eastern and western massage techniques with intuitive touch to address the unique needs of each client. She specializes in a variety of modalities, including relaxation massage and cupping, each designed to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Committed to creating a nurturing and therapeutic environment, Hannah invites you to embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation, where every session is a step closer to achieving balance and harmony in body and mind.
Kevin is passionate about applying his acquired knowledge in environments promoting health and healing, much like River North Massage. While consistently broadening his expertise, Kevin excels in Swedish, pregnancy, and sports massage. Beyond his professional life, he treasures moments spent with his wife and their ten-month-old son. He is also musically inclined, playing multiple instruments, and maintains a strong interest in various sports.
Lara's bodywork techniques range from gentle to deep, targeting fascia and muscles using diverse methods to create a sense of being 'at home' in one's body. Certified in Prenatal massage and experienced in addressing various client conditions, Lara's client-focused approach involves assessing soft tissue issues throughout the body to aid relaxation and improved function. A member of AMBP, Lara graduated from the New School for Massage, Bodywork, and Healing, demonstrating her dedication to the field.
Lupe's path into massage therapy began after witnessing her father's successful rehabilitation from a severe stroke/brain injury. Inspired to improve people's lives, she approaches massage from both a clinical/therapeutic and relaxation perspective. Lupe excels in sports, lymphatic, trigger point, and deep tissue massage, alongside myofascial release. In her leisure, she enjoys family time, music, dance, and fitness.
Marlin's journey into massage began during her tenure at massage therapy school. Finding joy in relieving others' physical and mental pain, she adopts a flexible approach, combining various modalities, notably myofascial and deep tissue, customized to clients' familiarity and specific needs. Proficient in lymphatic drainage, trigger point, myofascial, and deep tissue massages, Marlin also holds training in assisted stretching therapy, pregnancy, myofascial cupping, and sports massages. Outside her practice, she engages in painting, drawing, videography, photography, dancing, acting, and event participation.
Michelle's journey began with a simple desire to assist people and her belief in the power of compassionate touch to alleviate everyday stress. Employing a client-centric approach, she specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massages, using stretching techniques to target specific muscles for attention or overall relaxation.
Natalia's background in Exercise Science and Personal Training led her to massage therapy. Her goal is to help clients unwind, reduce pain, and feel rejuvenated. Natalia focuses on pregnancy, sports, myofascial cupping and release massages. In her leisure, she enjoys time with her husband, exercise, and laughter with loved ones.
Qiana believes her life's purpose is to improve people's physical and mental wellbeing, thus gravitating towards massage therapy. She delights in witnessing clients' relief and their positive body language post-session. Qiana's principal approach involves customizing skills to cater to individual client needs, specializing in sports, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, and trigger point release massages.
Rose's vibrant demeanor, marked by their bright pink hair, shines through even on the dreariest days. Rose is a polymath with degrees in business, accounting, art, early childhood education, and is now pursuing Chinese medicine. Proficient in various modalities such as myofascial, trigger point, deep tissue, and cupping, their sessions are personalized to enhance bodily awareness and collaborate toward long-term health improvements. Beyond work and studies, Rose likes to engage in the movement arts, and is a medal-awarded pole competitor.
Russ majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Medicine at James Madison University (VA). He then graduated from the American Institute of Massage and has been licensed since 2006. His background in sports medicine motivated his quest to help people feel better and gain greater body awareness. While he prefers clients seeking relaxation over pain relief, he values the uniqueness of each individual he works with. Russ assesses pain areas comprehensively, focusing on relieving joint pressure by targeting associated muscles, enabling natural body movement. Proficient in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, sports, and trigger point massages, Russ is passionate about teaching massage, anatomy, and related subjects to deepen his understanding of the body's mechanisms.
Sarah's initial exposure to massage's positive effects in her life led her to share those benefits with others. Her interest in the interconnections of the body drives her fulfillment in helping others feel good. Sarah uses an intuitive, client-centered approach, guiding clients to address tension areas by encouraging body awareness through breath work. She specializes in Swedish, myofascial cupping, and sports massage techniques.
Silvia aims to help people slow down and connect with themselves. Specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue massages, she integrates energy work into her practice. Silvia leads sound meditation sessions for humans and dogs, utilizing instruments like singing bowls, chimes, and gongs both in-person and virtually.
As a licensed therapist, Suzanne was drawn to massage due to its capacity to offer pain relief and stress reduction through positive touch. Her detailed approach provides muscular relief and deep relaxation while aiming to enhance clients' body awareness. Suzanne specializes in Swedish, relaxation, deep tissue, and pregnancy massages. Beyond her practice, she holds an acting degree and has extensive experience in fundraising. She enjoys live music, hiking, and spending time with her husband and cats.
After graduating with a massage therapy license in 2013, Virginia's joy in receiving massages fueled her passion for giving massages. She values massage for its holistic healing benefits and focuses on collaborating with clients to achieve their session goals. Virginia customizes sessions based on client preferences, emphasizing pain prevention through posture, body mechanics, and ergonomics. Proficient in trigger point, myofascial, breathwork, meditation, and aromatherapy, her experience in teaching anatomy gives her a deep understanding of human anatomy and identifying clients' problematic areas.