Thai Bodywork is a spiritual, nurturing, and flowing style of massage that takes my clients to a beautiful space for healing and relaxation. It is a unique experience in that there is constant body contact between myself and my client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is slowly and firmly compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear blockages and relieve tension. I work with my clients in many positions, including; side-lying, seated, stomach & back while incorporating the use of my thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees, feet as well as body mechanics and body counter-weight to create a graceful balance between movement and stillness. Thai sessions are done on a supportive floor mat with my client clothed. This allows the body to be in motion and moved into so many postures that cannot be accessed with the limited mobility provided by a massage table.
“Linda is very professional and the studio is beautiful and relaxing. The atmosphere is wonderful. Linda is very intuitive and is an expert in her craft. My son is very athletic and he just loves the massage therapy. He has been able to develop a relationship with Linda and each time he goes, the massages get better and better. He is only 16, and he appreciates the fact that in Thai body work, you are comfortably dressed. Linda has also done wonders for me a breast cancer survivor. The massages are so wonderful and I love the extra time and consideration that Linda gives to you at each and every one of your sessions. Well done Linda!!!” Christine Lawrence
Thai Bodywork is ideal for everyone. You do not need to be strong or flexible to receive this style of work. I use a variety of modalties and bodywork techniques as well as my own personal style to support each individuals needs, limitations, body type and age. It appeals to all people, and is effective, because I treat you with respect while encouraging you to let go of physical and emotional restrictions and to go beyond your present limitations. Clients often report feeling taller, expanded, refreshed, much more aware of thier body. It is a great aid in helping with both recovery and maintaining good health.
“I had body work done by Linda today and was extremely happy with my experience. Going in to my session, I was unable to sit on the floor with my legs crossed without being in pain. By the end of my session with her, I was able to comfortably sit on the floor without a problem. Linda has a true talent for what she does. With her caring personality and passion for her trade she really makes you feel comfortable and ready to relax. I would highly recommend her to anyone.” Lisa Borgo
My style of Thai Massage is unique because it is a holistic healing art. It goes beyond manipulating the physical body or working on symptoms. It uses a body-mind-spirit approach that combines bodywork with energy, breath, sensitivity, intution, quality of touch, effective client communication and excellent therapy work. Set in a quiet meditative atmosphere, session lengths vary, from 60 minutes up to 3 hours. You choose how long you wish for your session to last. No matter what you decide, after you step through the portal and return to the outer world, I promise, you’ll feel what so many of my clients have felt … renewed, peacefully energized and transformed.
“Wow! What an amazing, sensory experience. Linda is not only a gifted thai body worker that seems so in tune with every muscle in your body,; she has also created a space that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a beautiful sanctuary in south-east Asia” Samantha PoynerJens
Thai Bodywork (known in various forms as Nuad Boran, Thai Yoga, Thai Massage, Lazy Mans Yoga) is part of a rich indigenous Medicinal Traditions that draw influence from India, Southeast Asia and China. Many of these traditions are thousands of years old. It is based on principles similar to those of the Shamanic healing systems. This practice aims to harmonize the whole of the bodies energies. Thai massage focuses on circulation of vital energy in major pathways called sen lines (also referred to as energy lines and meridians). There are important pressure points along these pathways that are manipulated to help release tension and toxins, thus balancing the emotions and realigning the bodies energies. Thai Yoga can bring you back to a place of harmony on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
*After a Thai session, you should drink plenty of water and have an epsom salt (2-3 cups) soak to help with detoxification. You may feel some soreness or discomfort for the first 24 hours, especially in areas where you have had problems. After that, you should feel relaxed & refreshed.*
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, Specializing in Thai Bodywork 10+ years, a Reiki Master and a Certified Yoga Teacher. My journey into the healing arts began in 2006 when I was opened up to the healing power of Reiki. I was overjoyed to assist in relieving people in discomfort &/or dis-ease. I began offering Reiki as a volunteer at Living Well Cancer Resourse Center in Geneva, IL 2007-2013. In 2010 I began my deep emergence into Thai Bodywork. This modality allowed me to take my work to a whole nother level. Combining energywork with bodywork proved to be the perfect union to better serve myself and my clients. I am able to truly reach people on a physical, mental and/or spiritual place. In 2019 I received my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification. Combining all these modalities has guided me to create a highly versatile healing art that can not be compared to just bodywork. It is as unique as it is powerful.
I continue to hone my craft through ongoing exploration into the many variations of Thai Bodywork, other healing modalities & personal experience. I integrate all to guide me to my ultimate goal: to assist people in their quests to heal their body, mind & spirit in a loving, safe environment.
I am an Advanced Practitioner with THAI (Thai Healing Alliance International), a Member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals), a Reiki Master (Dr. Usui) & a member of Yoga Alliance.