Bill: Bill is a graduate of the Soma Institute and is certified by the National Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. A Massage Therapist since 2000, Bill's combined strength and technical skills allow him to excel in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports Massage.
Grant: Grant is a graduate of the prestigious Florida College of Natural Health, and has been practicing massage therapy since 1999. Grant works to provide both education and therapy using many techniques, among them: Eastern Modalities (Shiatsu, Thai & Acupressure), Neuromuscular Massage, Myofascial, Stone Therapy, Swedish Massage, Body Treatments, and visualization for extra relaxation.
Julie: Julie is originally from the St. Louis area and worked in the theater and music industry before changing to a career in massage therapy. She enjoys providing a comfortable and nurturing atmosphere for her clients. Her style is a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage. She also likes to incorporate myofascial techniques into her work. Julie is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
David: David is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the Soma Institute. He has knowledge of and training in a number of modalities including but not limited to Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, and Tigger Point therapy. He has an extensive background in working with clients who have experienced muscular injuries and seek increased mobility and reduction of pain and is equally adept in providing massage that reduces stress and releases tension.
Deanna: Deanna uses Acupressure, Shiatsu, Stretching, and Cranial Sacral modalities during her sessions to aid her clients to both relax and rejuvenate. She is a certified Reflexologist as well as a graduate of Ohashiatsu Chicago where she studied Massage and Shiatsu. She specializes in stress management and chronic pain issues. Her goal with every client is to encourage the body and mind to return to its natural state of balance.
Doug: Doug graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2006. He is known for his artful massage that integrates elements of Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Rhythm, symmetry, flow, continuity, and completeness are hallmarks of his style.
Lisa: Lisa graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2004 and has also studied Cranio Sacral therapy with the Upledger Institute. Her style of massage is a blending if Swedish strokes with therapeutic techniques to create the ultimate relaxing experience while relieving chronic pain. She also enjoys doing body treatments and Indian Head massage.
Kat: Kat is a licensed massage therapist with over 14 years of professional experience. She has been trained in numerous modalities including pre-natal, pain management, deep tissue, myofacial, and deep relaxation, and has extensive experience in each. She believes in approaching each person as a puzzle. One massage most certainly does not fit everyone, and Kat's goal is always to provide you with the massage that best suits your individual needs. Kat believes that massage is truly a necessity, and not just a luxury, to those that want to be at their best physically and mentally.
Regina: Regina has been a certified and licensed massage therapist for 12 years. She holds her certificate in massage therapy and hydrotherapy from Florida School of Massage, one of the oldest and most respected schools in the country. She works in most modalities, but specializes in neuromuscular and sports massage. She believes that working with her clients, as opposed to on them, is the most effective way to acheive results. She is also a professional actor and musician.
Adina: Adina is a NCBTMB licensed massage therapist who graduated top of her class from both of Soma's Clinical Massage Therapy and Masters of Clinical Massage Therapy programs. Her extensive education has broadened her techniques, allowing her to customize her treatment for each client, often combining myofascial techniques, acupressure, trigger point release, movement therapy, deep tissue and light touch therapies. Adina specializes in treating dysfunctions of the head and neck as well as hands and feet. The goal of her treatment is to relieve pain, improve posture, increase flexibility and strength for a healthy musculo-skeletal function, and decrease the stress response while strengthening the mind body connection to promote balance. Adina believes strongly in educating and empowering her clients to become a part of the healing process.
Eric: Eric graduated from The Soma Institute of clinical massage therapy in 2002, with over 750 hours of training. He has had CE training in Neuromuscular Therapy (a form of deep tissue massage for pain and dysfunction), as well as CE training in Ortho-Bionomy (a modality of very light but extremely effective massage). He enjoys working with clients who like deep work, as well as clients who want adhesion released in a more gentle fashion. His style of massage is both nurturing and holistic, as he uses rhythmic, firm gliding strokes to calm the central nervous system, leaving you relaxed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Risa: Risa is an NCTMB licensed massage therapist and a graduate of both Soma's Clinical Massage Therapy and Masters of Clinical Massage Therapy programs. Since graduating in 2008, she has worked full time as a massage therapist in clinical settings as well as spas, always continuing to learn new modalities. She considers herself to be an excellent listener, so each massage is tailored to her client's specific needs. Risa believes it is her job to help the body find balance in order to restore wellness and health. To this end, she practices a vast array of modalities and techniques, including swedish, deep tissue, craniosacral therapy, trigger point release, shiatsu stretching, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, and reflexology as well as prenatal massage and body treatments. The time she has spent working in clinical settings has given her many different injuries and chronic conditions to work on, and she brings this experience to her spa work. She is also the mother of a 2-year-old, so she can appreciate the need for a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience.
Lauren: Lauren has over eight years experience as a massage therapist. In 2004, she graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. She is also a professional member the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). As an avid cyclist, Lauren understands the physiology of the active person. Her top modalities are Deep Tissue and Hot Stone, but she also likes the relaxing treatments of Swedish and Indian Head Massage. Before Spa Space, she was a massage therapy instructor for 2 years and makes The Art of Touch class fun and informative for her ''students.''
Wilson: After a decade of interest in the massage field and being trained in reflexology, Wilson graduated from The Atlanta School of Massage in March of 1991. Wilson's philosophy is that if it is muscle related it can be fixed and he specializes in getting results for his clients.
Letitia: Letitia is a graduate of the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Letitia primarily uses a blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Zen Shiatsu to create customized sessions according to the needs of her clients. She is a level 1 Reflexologist in the Ingham Method through the International Institute of Reflexology and invites you to experience the grounding, healing nature of this therapy. She has also had training in Body Treatments, as well as Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Sports Massage.
Jen: In 2005, Jen graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Her main specialty is a Swedish-Deep Tissue combination massage which can be customized to her client's needs.
Indira: Indira combines an extensive American education with European experience and approach. She is renowned for her clinical-style facials, during which she performs deeply thorough extractions for maximum effectiveness, and relaxing massage for a completely nurturing experience. Indira has also become famous at Spa Space for her fast and perfect Brazilian-style bikini wax.
Jai: Jai is a graduate of Pivot Point International in Bloomingdale, Illinois. She strives to provide her clients with the most relaxing yet clinical and educational experience. She specializes in highly active, results-oriented facials.
Gina: Trained in Lithuania, Gina went to medical school, followed by Esthetics school. She has her dual diplomas as a licensed Esthetician and doctor's assistant. She believes that the key to her great deep clean facials are her thorough extractions - they make the biggest difference in post-facial skin. She also is known for her soothing touch; clients claim to forget about everything, doze off, even have their headaches cured after a service with Gina.
Jennine: Jennine has been practicing as an esthetician for over five years after receiving her education from the College of Beauty Culture in Illinois. She has pursued continuing education from the Conservatory of Esthetics and the Skin Convention in Las Vegas for facial technique and the art of Brazilian bikini waxing. Jennine's facial style leaves her guests feeling deep-cleaned, educated, and pampered. She is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the use of chemical skincare. Jennine is also skillful in makeup artistry, with over six years of experience.
Jennine is the Regional Trainer for Sonya Dakar Skincare, educating other estheticians about the take home product line, as well as how to perform the facial treatments exclusive to Sonya Dakar.
Camille: Graduating from the University of Aesthetics in Chicago, Camille has been an esthetician for over four years. Camille's loyal following comes from her work with clients towards achieving their long term skincare goals. Her specialty is correcting & maintaining a clear complexion for acne prone & damaged skin types. Camille pioneered our Lash Application service at Spa Space & is a client proclaimed "brow goddess"...
Angie: Angie is a graduate of Pivot Point International, and has been practicing aesthetics at Spa Space since 2007. She specializes in result orientated skincare. She especially enjoys working with aging and problematic skin types. Her treatments are clinical, but still incredibly relaxing.
Sam: Sam is a graduate of the Aveda Institute, Chicago. She has been a licensed esthetician since 2005. She specializes in waxing but also loves giving relaxing, yet results-oriented facials. She believes in the importance of receiving regular facials to maintain the skin's youthful appearance. She is also known for her nurturing touch and neck, face and foot massages.
Maxine: Maxine graduated from Hair & Skin Professionals in West Dundee, IL. With a family history of esthetics and makeup artistry. She specializes in waxing, primarily Brazilians & brows. Maxine is known for her speedy & thorough style.
Deyan: Deyan was born in Puerto Rico, but raised all her life in Chicago. She is an expert in the treatment and maintenance of ethnic skin, and is also an excellent waxer. Her facials are results-oriented and she gives her clients a regimen so that they maintain a 'flawless look'. She specializes in eyebrow shaping and Brazilian bikini waxing for both men and women. Her sense of humor and down-to-earth personality makes her a great choice for first-time waxers, as she makes people feel comfortable. In addition to being an esthetician, Deyan is also the Front Desk Manager, so she understands the importance of customer service and makes sure all of her clients feel special.
Tara: Licensed since 2003, Tara loves helping her clients realize their potential & have that extra "boost" that comes along with looking & feeling good. She is passionate about medical based skincare & specializes in problematic skin types. Tara educates her clients about the importance of a take-home regimen & a healthy lifestyle to keep skin crystal clear.
Yvette: B.Sc.Pod., Podologist- Yvette achieved her Bachelor of Science in Podology (natural health science) from the Open International University of Complementary Medicines. As a podolgist, she deals with the examination, prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the feet and their related structures. Yvette has extensive knowledge in diabetic, and geriatric foot care, corn and callus maintenance, ingrown toe nail relief and detection of fungal infections of the feet and nails. She also acts as a liaison between client and physician. Yvette is also a certified podiatric assistant, and a certified medical and advanced nail technician. She is also responsible for the development of Spa Space's Sports Pedicure, Vanilla-Almond Manicure & Pedicure, and the Whipped Chocolate Manicure & Pedicure. Yvette has been with Spa Space for nearly 10 years, and is the most senior staff member of the nail department.
Sandra: Sandra attended cosmetology school in Latvia. She has been a nail technician since 2004, as well as a licensed esthetician. Her goal is to ensure that every one of her clients leaves pampered and relaxed, with an extra zip to their day. Clients love her thorough exfoliation, leaving their skin as soft as a baby, and her optimistic outlook. Numerous clients have commented that you always see Sandra with a smile.
Monika: Monika is a perfectionist - she excels at giving an absolutely flawless polish job and shaping the nails to complement the hands. Her positive energy and intense focus on the quality of her work will leave you looking and feeling your best!
Kennise: After several years of working in the Human Resources field, Kennise started her nail career in 2004 by attending the OPI program at Pivot Point. After obtaining her license was employed at the first concept OPI Nail Bar in Illinois and gained several certifications from OPI including Micro Wrap, Polish Technique, Manicure and Spa Pedicure. She is a true professional, taking pride in the work and service she provides for each and every client.
Patricia: Patricia attended Mario Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, studying Nail Technology. She graduated in August of '06 and gained her license in November. Previously she has worked in a spa environment focusing on her skills in all areas of natural nail care. Her manicures and pedicures have gotten rave reviews from our clients because of her attention to detail and excellent customer service. Patricia has a wonderful personality that is reflected in her work as well with her relations to clients. She is a true asset to Spa Space!
Front Desk Staff
Deyan: Deyan Aponte is an Assistant Manager and Esthetician at Spa Space. She has over 10 years of experience in the spa industry, and has been with Spa Space since 2004. She received her esthetics license in 2007 from the University of Esthetics and, as a Jack of all trades, performs skincare and waxing services at Spa Space in addition to her management role. She enjoys working with clients and making sure that each person who walks through our doors enjoys their time with us from beginning to end.
Ruby: One of our front desk veterans, Ruby has been with Spa Space since 2008. In addition to her front desk duties, Ruby has an excellent eye for retail, and designs a majority of our retail displays. She enjoys interacting with clients one on one, and supporting the Spa Space team. Ruby is currently finishing her degree at De Paul University in Psychology.