Crystal Wells, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Crystal Wells, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated from Cortiva Institute in 2013. Following matriculation, she volunteered with the UIC Track and Field team which is where she developed the love for clinical and rehabilitative massage. Crystal prides herself on assessing the body as a whole to tailor therapeutic massage treatment plans that address the pain and target the root of the problem, to not only alleviate the pain, but keep the problem from reoccurring. She does this by using a variety of techniques such as trigger point release, myofascial release, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching. In particular Crystal loves deep tissue therapies, but has control over her pressure, and can also give an amazing Swedish massage.
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Kenneth Cook, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Ken Cook, a graduate of Cortiva - Chicago School of Massage Therapy, has been a working LMT since 2010. As a former NCAA volleyball player who often received treatment for a few nagging injuries, Ken was naturally drawn to the profession because of his interest in the body and the rehabilitative impact that bodywork can have. He fuses several modalities such as Sports, Trigger Point, Myofascial and Swedish to create a custom experience for each person with whom he works. After having worked in many different environments, Ken is incredibly excited to join the West Loop Spine & Stability team!
"Zuzy" Maria Villarreal, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Maria Villarreal, LMT otherwise known by everyone as Zuzy, graduated from The European Massage Therapy School/Estelle Medical Academy in 2014 and has been working in chiropractic offices and other medical practices ever since. Zuzy has been working in the medical field for 15 years, even before she became a massage therapist. Working in various settings has allowed her to hone her skills treating a wide variety of conditions and populations. Zuzy utilizes a variety of techniques and modalities to aide in her patient's recovery. Some of the techniques that you can expect in a specially tailored treatment include; Sports massage, deep tissue massage, trigger point massage, myofascial release, active and passive stretching, Gua Sha, Cupping, BMT and PNF. In Zuzy's free time she practices and competes in contact sports such as boxing and kickboxing.
Namiko Koshio, LMTLicensed Massage Therapist
Namiko was born and raised in Japan, then moved to Colorado where she lived over 10 years prior to moving to Chicago. Once in Chicago, she attended the New School of Massage Therapy where she began her path to helping people achieve health and wellness . Namiko herself, is passionate about health and wellness as she is an avid runner, skier, and cyclist.
Namiko tailors each massage to the clients needs and is passionate about being and integral part of her clients treatment plan to restore balance and relieve pain. When you schedule an appointment with Namiko you can expect her to use a variety of techniques including; deep tissue, trigger point, swedish, dynamic (sports) cupping, reiki and advanced Myofascial Release technique (John F Barnes).