Massage Therapy

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Melissa Alexander

Melissa is a 2007 graduate of Hired Hands University, in Chicago. Since then, she has spent several years working in Chicagoland, Florida and now her home base, Chicago. She is able to provide her clients with a therapeutic touch, getting into that unwanted stress and tension, and at the same time, providing them with a deep sense of relaxation. She spends a lot of time working with people who suffer from chronic pain in their neck and shoulders from sitting for long periods of time. She provides Swedish, Deep Tissue and Prenatal massage, based on what the clients’ body is calling for that day. Everyone is different so she customizes a massage specifically for them. 

Credentials: LMT, RYT

850.673.3356 | Email | Website

Carrie Carone

Carrie is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, where she later spent 3 years on the school’s faculty. Carrie is certified in myofascial therapy and lymph system therapy, as well as complex decongestive physiotherapy for lymphedema. She and her team at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Center were awarded the AMTA Humanitarian Award in 2006, for their work with low income breast cancer survivors. Carrie is trained in oncology massage and, is herself, a breast cancer survivor.

Credentials: LMT, CMT, LLCC

561.699.7281 | Email

Kathy Kessenich

Kathy received her massage therapy education at the Wellness and Massage Training Institute. She believes that massage therapy is a tool through which people can access an awareness and greater connection with their own bodies to help them live more comfortably and happily. Her work is grounded in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage but she incorporates stretching and aspects of techniques like cranial sacral and reflexology into that work depending on the needs of the client. Kathy sees herself as a health facilitator working in partnership with people who seek her services. She seeks to provide a safe, comfortable, soothing environment in which people can be themselves,  let go of their stresses and have the opportunity to make positive changes to improve their overall health and quality of life.

Credentials: LMT

773.680.8187 | Email | Website

Abigail Lynn

Abi received her Massage training at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1997. She specializes in Prenatal and Post Partum Massage. Her formal massage and doula training have been supplemented with numerous courses/workshops in different massage modalities and childbirth training. She offers these at the Heartwood Center in Evanston.

Credentials: LMT

773.991.7968 | Email | Website | Schedule Now

Sarah McLaughlin

Sarah received her massage therapy education at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Chicago School of Thai Massage, and Zen Shiatsu Chicago. She incorporates stretching, acupressure, and trigger point therapy into her work so that clients can experience an all-encompassing massage. Sarah is also certified in Pregnancy Massage and has completed continuing education in Clinical Massage for Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Dysfunction, Myofascial Release for the Pelvis and Low Back, and Oncology Massage.

Credentials: LMT, AOBTA-C.P.

773.875.0103 | Email | Website

Caitlyn Shaver

Caitlyn Shaver LMT, RYT, grew up in Columbus, Ohio and is now practicing in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her Massage therapy training at The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 2010. 

Caitlyn received extensive training, primarily working along side integrative medicine physicians within intensive care units and oncology units, ante and post partum units, as well as, trauma rehab centers. Caitlyn also took on clients that required specialized therapy through The Center for Integrative Medicine while working at The Ohio State Wexner Medical center (OSUMC). 

Her training includes: Relaxation/Swedish techniques, Deep Tissue massage, Trigger point therapy, myofascial release, prenatal and oncology massage. 

Even though many types of massage therapies are offered, Caitlyn takes the time to thoroughly understand the specific needs of her clients to ensure a beneficial session. 

Credentials: LMT, RYT

614.580.1726 | Email | Website