Helen Whatley

  • IL License #: 227.015058
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Tailoring Your Bodywork Experience to Suit Your Needs.

Every person is different, every body is different -- and everyone deserves to be treated individually.   That is why I tailor each massage or bodywork session to the particular needs of each client ...  as they are on the day of their session.  I work with my clients - I don't do my work to them.

I offer Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, some OrthoBionomy, and Reiki services.  Learn more about these services at http://cooperative-healing.com.  To book an appointment, you may cho...

Every person is different, every body is different -- and everyone deserves to be treated individually.   That is why I tailor each massage or bodywork session to the particular needs of each client ...  as they are on the day of their session.  I work with my clients - I don't do my work to them.

I offer Massage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Zero Balancing, some OrthoBionomy, and Reiki services.  Learn more about these services at http://cooperative-healing.com.  To book an appointment, you may choose from the four businesses with whom I work below. 

Whether you're looking for a relaxing massage to melt away today's stress, or lasting change, I will work with you to reach your goals.

Book a Bodywork service with me today

Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

IL # 227.015058

Certified Zero Balancer

# 628

Education
2012

Parkland College: Massage Program

Massage Therapy

2013

Jennifer Allen - Zero Balancing Training

Zero Balancing Core I

2013

Jennifer Allen - Zero Balancing Training

Zero Balancing - Core II

2013

Lolita Knight

Panoramic Deep Tissue

2013

Lolita Knight

Reflexology

2012

Marlita Hasbargen, Reiki Master

Reiki Level II

2011

Marlita Hasbargen, Reiki Master

Reiki Level I

2013

Upleger Institute - Claudia Silva

Cranio-Sacral I

2013

Marlita Hasbargen, Reiki Master

Reiki Level III - Master

2013

Parkland College - Anna Chang

Feet the Ortho-Bionomy Way

2011

Parkland College - Douglas Nelson

Headache Seminar

2013

Cross Country Education, LLC

Soft Tissue Melting: Deep Tissue Through Light Touch

2013

Education and Training Solutions LLC

Behind Closed Doors: Massage for the 21st Centur

2013

Parkland College - Anna Chang

Knees & Ankles The Orthobionomy Way

2013

Jennier Allen & Diane Traber

Zero Balancing - Freely Moveable Joints

2013

Upledger Institute

CranioSacral Therapy II

2013

Parkland College - Ann Chen

Neck: The OrthoBionomy Way

2014

Castine Consulting

Hot Stone Therapy

2014

Zero Balancing Health Association

The Art of ZB

2014

Zero Balancing Health Association

Zero Balancing Core I

2016

Zero Balancing Health Association

Alchemy of Touch

2016

Zero Balancing Health Association

ZB By the Sea

2016

Zero Balancing Health Association

Spirit of the Organs

2014

Upledger Institute Internationa

Unwindint Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CST (UMAC1)

2014

OlympicMassage

Introduction to Moving Cups

2014

Olympic Massage

Indian Head Massage

2015

Olympic Massage

Panoramic Deep Tissue

2015

Olympic Massage

Introduction to Fijian Massage

2015

IAHE // Upledger Institute

UMAC2: Unwinding Meridians: Applying Acupunctures Principals to CST 2

2015

IAHE // Upledger Institute

Somato Emotional Release I

2016

IAHE // Upledger Institute

CSIR: CranioSacral Therapy and the Immune Response

2016

IAHE//Upledger Institute

Teaching assistant for UMAC1: Unwinding the Meridians: Applying Acupuncture Principles to CranioSacral Therapy 1

2014

Olympic Massage

Massage Tools to Save Hands

2016

Olympic Massage

Fijian Massage - certification

2016

CEU Seminars

Ethics for Massage Therapists

2016

CEU Seminars

Research 101

Experience
Bodywork

Craniosacral Therapy

I recently began working with an elderly gentleman, in his home. Before I began seeing him, he was on a lot of pain medication, and still complained regularly of pain, often crying out. He had seen a few massage therapists, at least one of whom actually continued her treatment without modification even though he was crying out in more pain. He was taking so much pain medication that it was affecting his lucidity, and he was doing less, remembering less, and understanding less each day. I worked with him using a combination of CranioSacral Therapy and massage. He immediately noticed a reduction in pain that lasted longer each session. Very soon, they were able to reduce his pain medication levels. His lucidity returned, and he began conversing, and even playing games of bridge again. After a time, I noticed signs of sleep apnea in a session - and they reduced his pain medication yet again. Continued therapy is allowing him to sleep well, be comfortable most of the time, and enjoy the times when he is with his children again. I love my job.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Feb 20
Just what I needed.
by Ann on Feb 13
Helen is a vocal therapist, ensuring that you are comfortable communicating about how your body is reacting to your massage. I need an approach like that in order to avoid suppressing the feedback I need to provide for the most effective massage. Helen made same day space for me on a Saturday, because I had thrown out my back and was in pain. I hadn't been able to move for almost 3 days. While it will take more than one appointment and some stretching "homework" to really fix things, Helen had me back from about 15% range of motion back to about 80% range of motion after a one hour session. I was able to take a full deep breath for the first time in 3 days.
by Marilla on Feb 12
Very knowledgeable, and a great communicator! Careful to not go past my baby's comfort level, and to watch her signals.
by Pascal on Sep 01
Very nice massage, made my back feel much better
by Anonymous on Jul 19
Very relaxing very helpful for me time!
by Bridget on Jul 14
Nothing comes to mind.
by Holly on Jun 03
Helen is a very talented massage therapist and quite able to tune her bodywork to the needs of the client. When I leave her sessions I am always moving better and in a better state of mind.
by Anonymous on Apr 23
had negative skin reaction to cream used with first massage. Helen came up with massage technique on 2nd visit which did not use crean and which was better!
by Anonymous on Feb 29
Ms. Pope was able to personalize the experience in such a way as I was able to get into a wonderful Zen state.
by Anonymous on Feb 11
Listens to the client's body!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Zero Balancing
  • Other
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue
  • Cupping Methods
  • Reiki
  • Mobile Other
  • OrthoBionomy
  • Mobile Zero Balancing
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Mobile Craniosacral Therapy
  • Chair Massage
  • Teaching Assisteant, ZeroBalancing Core I