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is an exercise therapist certified by Nutritious Movement and focuses on using precise strengthening and gentle stretching movements to restore the body to its original vitality. Originally from Aurora, IL, she quickly fell in love with Chambana while in college and lives here with her spouse and two energetic children.
She has a longstanding interest in evolutionary/normal function and a passion for helping people find a way to reclaim that in a culture that likes to impose restrictions. To that end Ashley spent her late 20s and early 30s serving as an advocate for birthing families and a breastfeeding counselor, and views movement teacher as an extension of that work.
Ashley is an enthusiastic baker, crafter, and gardener, and loves to walk to clear her mind and plan her next project.
is a graduate of the Parkland College massage therapy program in Champaign, IL. Her love of massage is motivated by her compassion for those who seek relief from physical, mental and emotional pain. Melissa understands that everyone's pain is different so she strives to create a massage to meet the individual needs of every client.
Before discovering massage therapy, Melissa received a Bachelors of Music in commercial vocal performance at Millikin University, Decatur, IL. She has used her gifts of music and massage to help raise money for the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of Champaign County. In her free time She continues to perform on stage and when at home enjoys the company of feathered and furry friends which she affectionately refers to as "Melissa's Aviary and Home for the Forsaken Lagomorph."
originally hails from Chicago, Illinois. She moved to the Champaign-Urbana area in 1974. She finds the eclectic character and size of the twin cities compatible to her personality and has made this area her home.
She is a 2008 graduate from the Parkland College massage therapy program. She is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a member of AMTA, and licensed in the state of Illinois. In addition, she is a Certified Veterinary Technician, and also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Illinois.
She has a wide range of interests and is always seeking to expand her knowledge with continuing education, for her benefit and that of her clients. Some of these include aromatherapy, prenatal massage, hot stone massage, vibrational sound healing, foot reflexology, deep tissue techniques, and Figian barefoot techniques.
She is also actively involved in community outreach. As she puts it, “Everyone has an obligation to give back to the community to which they belong. No one exists and survives without the help and cooperation of others at some point in their lives. We all belong to each other, therefore it is essential that we be willing to give of ourselves for the good of the community."
began a journey to increase his skills and joy of life at the age of 37. This path had three tracks: massage, mental health, and dance. With years of training, experience, and exploration, bodywork has become his focus.
He listens to your muscles, your range of motion, and your verbal and nonverbal feedback as he works on you. Ortho-bionomy, body mobilization techniques, myofascial release, and PNF are some of the strategies he uses when he works with/for you.
Outside of therapeutic massage, David focuses his time and energy with much: dance, guitar and song, reading and writing, handyman activities, substitute teaching in Champaign Public Schools, and rest. Taking care of one self—he practices, and he is glad that he can help you with that.
was trained at Michigan School of Myomassology, in 1998. She has served massage clients in a variety of settings including spas, health, clubs, chiropractic clinics and more. She has taken advanced training in John Barnes Myofascial Release, Michael Young's Repetitive Use Injury Therapy, Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Energy Healing. Her specialty is injury treatment and prevention. She lives in the Champaign-Urbana area with her special needs son, Morgan and their black lab Buddy.
is a Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist who received her training from Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach, VA. She is a Member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Laura founded the Health in Harmony Wellness Center to insure that the clients of Health in Harmony receive a higher caliber of services from dedicated professionals, who provide personalized care for clients, to achieve improved health and better harmony with the world.
has been practicing massage therapy since 2011. Specializes in Swedish massage, deep tissue, prenatal and hot stone therapy. She attended Midwest Technical Institute Springfield, Illinois campus. She has lived in Champaign for a few years. She loves to be able to help others in her community.