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At Orthopedic Bodyworks, our Licensed Clinical Massage Therapists have the education and experience to assess your condition and determine what type of massage treatment is best for you. Your Therapist will review your health history and main concerns with you, discuss a treatment plan and use focused techniques specific to your condition. With customized sessions each visit and recommendations for daily activities, we will help you on your way to wellness.

Meet the Therapists

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Ann Janners, Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist, 

Certified Personal Trainer, Owner

I have had an interest in Massage Therapy since I was a child. Even at such a young age I had the curiosity of why someone was in pain and more importantly the devotion to helping them feel better. I also wondered why medication was the forefront of "health" when there were so many other alternatives. Holistic Health is about finding the reason behind the what and not just masking the pain momentarily. Working side by side with Chiropractors, Physical Therapists and Nutritionists for 14 years, I have gained a profound respect for all types of holistic healing and have seen far and wide it's physical, mental and spiritual benefits. 

I attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard in 2007 where I received my Certification as a Massage Therapist. I completed an onsite clinical internship and also went on to complete an internship at Heartland Home Health and Hospice. My massage specialties include, but are not limited to: Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic and Trigger Point Therapy. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and continuously evolve my understanding, appreciation and skills of many types of massage. In 2013 I went on to become a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I specialize in corrective exercise which I incorporate into my massage practice.

 

My appreciation for this field only grows and​ I look forward to ​meeting you and helping you on your way to wellness. 

 

Certified in: Orthopedic Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Cupping, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Prenatal, Sports Massage

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Amber B., Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist,

Certified Prenatal & Women's Health Therapist, Reflexology Professional

Helping people is my passion, and when friends and family suggested looking into massage therapy, I became fascinated with how beneficial it is for both the mind and the body.  After graduating from SOMA Institute in 2016 I worked in various settings, helping alleviate pain and stress for people so that they have a better quality of life and a relief from the day to day stress.

In addition to Therapeutic, Swedish and Trigger Point Release massage, I am certified and experienced in Prenatal, Cupping, and Reflexology.  I also specialize in foot and ankle care, working to break up scar tissue and improve mobility from injuries or general daily overuse.  Stress relief and pain management is a huge focus in all of my sessions, looking to help my clients reach their lifestyle goals.  It is my firm belief that a healthy body and a relaxed mind go hand in hand in improving our lives.

I look forward to continuing my clinical massage work with people to help them feel their best.

 

Certified in:  Therapeutic Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Prenatal, Cupping, Reflexology, Women's Abdominal Health Massage

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Katie B., Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist

Inspired by holistic health since I was young, I knew I found my calling when I started attending the Massage program at The Soma Institute in 2007. With the curriculum focusing strongly on clinical therapies, we learned how to not only treat the client’s pain but also the underlying conditions causing that pain. So, Massage with intent and purpose has been my approach to each and every massage session, always.

The majority of my clients come from referrals from Physical Therapists and Chiropractors. I enjoy working with them as they are going through other therapy programs to help them progress and reach their goals faster. However, massage isn’t limited to just treating pain and injuries. I work with all kinds of clients such as athletes looking to increase flexibility, Moms-to-be to alleviate stress, students and desk workers to prevent poor posture, children to introduce them to self-care as early as possible, and those with anxiety and depression to help them feel whole again. Whatever your symptoms or goals, I look forward to helping you back to your best self!

Specialties include: Trigger Point Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Range of Motion Improvement, Relaxation, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Prenatal Massage.

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Colleen T., Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist

 

Inspired by an ever growing amount of stress in our society & an often declining amount of healthy touch amongst people, I found my way to Cortiva/Chicago School of Massage Therapy.  I received my Massage License in 2009 and started working with a variety of clients and volunteering weekly with cancer patients. I went on to focus a large amount of my work with Chiropractors specializing in injuries, chronic pain & other issues. During this time I also invested in my interest in self-care through Yoga and became a certified Yoga instructor through Temple of Kriya Yoga in 2011.  Since that time I have explored working in other environments such as wellness centers, fitness centers and assisted living facilities.

 

Wherever my work takes me I strive to combine the techniques, modalities and at home self care practices that I can share with my clients to help them feel their best. Along with my hands on work, I also became an instructor at the New School for Massage in Tinley Park educating future massage therapists. I look forward to continuing to learn, share and work in the massage and bodywork field.

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Shannon S., Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist

 

I always knew that I was a natural caregiver from a young age, so I went on a journey to find my niche in the healthcare field.  I originally started in the nursing field working as a CNA for Misericordia Home but felt something was missing.  A personal injury is what brought me to discover Massage Therapy.  I was so impressed with the difference massage made in my healing process and life that I immediately knew it was my calling.

I attended the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy and have been a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist since 2018.  There, I learned and now specialize in musculoskeletal pathologies, sports injuries, and stress reduction.  I also expanded my studies with an externship working at Loyola University and by volunteering at the Chicago Marathon to evaluate and treat the athletes' conditions post event.

The last several years of my career I worked at one of the top spas in Chicago where I was the lead Therapist in treating neck and shoulder tension, TMJ, joint pain and dysfunctions, sports injuries, and chronic pain.  My specialties and certifications also include deep tissue, trigger point therapy, prenatal and sports massage.

In all my sessions, I am focused on performing the highest level of care with detailed, Therapeutic Massage work.

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