Chelsea's Massage Therapy in Naperville has been in 5th Ave. Station since the fall of 2014. Chelsea is a 2008 graduate of The Wellness and Massage Training Institute where she earned over 500 hours of classroom and hands on education. Through this program, Chelsea learned Swedish massage as well as Range of Motion and Myofascial release techniques. Since her schooling she has also taken classes and has been certified in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy of the Head and Neck and Prenatal massage. Chelsea is licensed in the state of Illinois, Nationally Certified and is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. She has worked for Chiropractors in the suburbs as well as doing chair massages for local events and fundraisers.
Prior to her massage schooling, Chelsea graduated with a BA in Dance, Performance and Choreography from Hope College in 2005. She was a member of the Insync Dance Company her senior year ('04-'05) and proceeded to take classes and audition for various companies and musicals in Chicago.
Chelsea returned to school for massage therapy once her dancing career was over. From the relief she received during her massage sessions after numerous hours of dancing to learning the positive effects it had on the body, she knew this was the next direction for her go to in to help those suffering from pain and discomfort.
Since her schooling she has worked with chiropractors helping people who were suffering from herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, frozen shoulder, vertigo, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, headaches, and arthritis. Working with chiropractors has expended her knowledge on the bone and muscular connection in the body. This in turn has helped her understand what the client is going through so she can proceed with the best technique to help reduce pain and discomfort that the client is going through.
"Compassion is a bridge between the client and the therapist. It can be argued that without compassion, no healing takes place. Not only is compassion a bridge, but it is also the container for the therapeutic relationship."
~ Susan Salvo,
Massage Therapy Principles and Practice
Chelsea's Massage Therapy