chicago, illinois

(708) 310-0209

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Rich is a massage therapist with 17 years experience teaching Yoga, massage, cupping, reiki and craniosacral therapy.

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About ME

Experience

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     Rich is a massage therapist with 17 years in the industry working  in Chicago.   Rich is transitioning to working from home this year and shifting to  focus on healing people thru the power of reiki and craniosacral therapy.   These modalities are less invasive as massage and have profound  healthy effects for one's health and well being. Someone whom receives reiki or craniosacral therapy often has less of a need for massage therapy and may also avoid surgery and get relief from illness or disease and speed up healing processes.

     Rich has studied craniosacral therapy with Sara Johnston at the Body Mind Learn Center in Palatine, Illinois and and decided to primarily focus on providing reiki and craniosacral therapy sessions to clients on a massage table or mat. Rich is a reiki 3 level practitioner studying under John Sparks, LMT and reiki master in Illinois.

 
    Rich has a 200 hour alignment based certification from Soderworld Wellness Center in Hinsdale, Illinois Studying under Sarah Starnes and Brent Miller. 

    Rich receives 2 reiki sessions a week and in having the received the benefits of these sessions decided to make energy work the focal point of his bodywork practice.   Rich is a licensed massage therapist currently in the state of Illinois but is had to retire to let his joints recover from injury.

reiki/cranio-sacral therapy

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Reiki-

     Reiki is an ancient healing art that has been practiced and passed onto the western culture and is a laying of hands and meditation for both the giver and the receiver.  Reiki is universal life force energy and was founded by Dr. Usui from Japan in the 1800s and passed on to teachers who eventually brought the healing technique to the United States thru one of his students, Mrs. Takata, whom brought reiki to Hawaii in 1937.  Reiki can do no harm and is always for the highest good of a willing receiver and will help injuries or diseases heal quicker, lessen pain and help one raise their vibration and align more of your soul in your body. It helps reduce anxiety, stress, depression and its a gentle way to improve or help someone heal whom has been thru pain or traumatic experiences.  Reiki can help us raise our vibration, feel refreshed and stress free. Reiki will raise your vibration and make you desire to be healthier and happier. Reiki works down to the cellular level to improve the quality of cellular level and is a form of meditation for both the reiki practitioner and person receiving reiki. 


Craniosacral therapy-

     Craniosacral  therapy can help improve the function of the nervous system, relieving pain, stress, and improving mobility by creating alignment and decompression of the 8 cranial bones in the head.  This treatment may also help align the low back and sacrum.   If their has been any sexual abuse or traumatic experience in your past, please let your therapist know as he will subtly adjust the techniques to make you feel safe.  This modality is very powerful for relieving stress, anxiety, pain, lessen aliments and it may relax someone so much that your brain can send new stem cells to other areas of your body once the bones in your face, finally relax.  Craniosacral therapy is an anxiety healing art out of the Himalayas that is also called "Himalayan bone setting".




YOGA

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Rich teaches yoga with guided mediations 15 minutes to begin and a variety of salutations that he has learned since his practice began in 2003.   Rich has the ability to teach both a beginner and a high level athlete as yoga is for everyone and a great way to improve the quality of the mind/body/spirit.   

Rich teaches 1 on 1 sessions at home or does house calls for 1 or 2 people max.   


Bodywork sessions offered by Rich

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Reiki

Reiki is a laying of hands and form of mediation for both the giver and receiver. It may help reduce symptoms of arthritis, stress, headaches, anxiety, migraines and reduce symptoms of disease by creating a sacred space for someone to release emotional stress or trauma . Simply stated, Reiki is universal life force energy and its helps one recovery for ailments quicker and it works down to the cellular level.   "A 2007 survey shows that, in the United States (U.S.), 1.2 million adults tried Reiki or a similar therapy at least once in the previous year. Over 60 hospitals are believed to offer Reiki services to patients."-www.medicalnewstoday.com

 

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Craniosacral Therapy

The term craniosacral therapy (or CST) refers to how this treatment approach addresses abnormalities of fluid and membranes connecting to both the cranium and sacrum. The sacrum is a triangular bone in the lower back situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis that connects to the spine, and the cranium is the skull, the bony structure that provides a protective cavity for the brain, forms of the head, and supports the structure of the face.

Given that the craniosacral system includes structures of the central nervous system — the skull, cerebrospinal fluid, the membranes of the brain and the spinal cord — it’s not surprising that CST can have a positive impact on mood regulation, pain tolerance, stress response and relaxation. The musculoskeletal system, vascular system, endocrine system and sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems all influence activities of the craniosacral system.

 

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Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Contact Rich

Email me at massagebyrich@live.com or call for appointments or questions 708-310-0209

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Massage with Rich-By Appointment only

Roscoe Village, Chicago, Illinois 60618, United States

Bookings/Info (708) 310-0209

Hours

I take daily appointments.


In call clients preferred, outcalls available for extra fee.