I'm an independent, licensed massage therapist with my own business. This gives me the freedom to pursue the kind of massage we both want to have.
I give a completely customized session to each person I meet. I touch with variable pressure ranging from deep to light and apply techniques tailored to fit with the natural contours your body. I use much of my body to touch you during the session and not just my hands. I treat injuries as needed, and we work with the concerns you give me along with what I believe you can do better to improve your health. I bring to the session everything I know about living a healthy life. These are things like my yoga and fitness background, mindfulness and meditation practice, understanding of nutrition, massage therapy skills, aromatherapy, and using heat/cold therapies. In other words each massage I give has a fresh feel with goals we both bring to the table.
I treat the whole body and include the belly, pelvis, face, and everywhere else in each session. I'm trained in techniques like Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, hot stone, and orthopedic massage. However no massage is any single technique or approach and I use my own style to build up the touch. I care about the thoroughness and correctness of my work but also leave room for having fun and making a friendly relationship.
My equipment is high quality and I use a wide and comfortable table, soft flannel sheets, aromatherapy, a warm heating pad, and non-greasy lotion. You are welcome to come to my studio. It is well-kept, modern looking, and decorated to bring nature indoors. I'm also available to meet you at your home, hotel room, or business. I will travel to Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and some parts of Wisconsin.
All men and women are welcome to my business. I have experience with older, married, single, gay, bi, straight, and curious men. I work with people who are healthy, injured, ill, disabled, musicians, athletes, and many other kinds of people. The overwhelming reasons people come to me are because they want to receive care that feels good and works.
Please ask for any special requests when you contact me or bring it up during our session.
When setting up an appointment it's best to call me so we can talk it out but also feel free to email or text me. If I can't respond right away, I will make an effort to get back to you the same day. I sometimes have same day availability. It's helpful to give me a range of times or dates you're available to meet.
I believe life experiences are our best education, but I also care about my training. I'm a massage school graduate, certified yoga teacher, musician, and in college.
We live healthy to enjoy a better, more varied life. I maintain a body building routine, go running along nature trails, and also practice yoga for balance and meditation. My diet is vegetarian based with some fish and is full of fruits and veggies. Community service matters to me so I volunteer massage with the LGBT community.
My favorite past time is trail hiking and I've gone through parts of the Appalachian Trail, many national parks, and been abroad.