J Birks LMT

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J Birks entered the world of medicine through a series of immersive global experiences. While living in Europe and Asia, J saw the heavy appreciation and cultural dominance massage and cupping had in aiding the people with health needs and medical support. Curious about the nature of these long practiced systems, J studied and made a goal of spreading these gifts in the United States. 

 Upon returning to the United States, J sought massage training with a global emphasis. After earning his mas...

J Birks entered the world of medicine through a series of immersive global experiences. While living in Europe and Asia, J saw the heavy appreciation and cultural dominance massage and cupping had in aiding the people with health needs and medical support. Curious about the nature of these long practiced systems, J studied and made a goal of spreading these gifts in the United States. 

 Upon returning to the United States, J sought massage training with a global emphasis. After earning his massage license, J attended college and became the first person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Science degree specifically in Massage Therapy. 

 During this time J also trained in the discipline of cupping. The exploration of this often over simplified approach to treatment brought additional insight and inspiration to clients and skeptics alike. 

 J is grateful to offer these lasting traditions to help clients as therapist, educator, coach and mentor throughout Chicago. Having experience with people from 4 months of age to 104 years, individuals and groups,  J welcomes all to this humble practice.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

IL # 227011057

Education
2009

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: IL

Massage Therapy Certificate

2011

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine: IL

Bachelor of Science : Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy

2013

University of Illinois

Master of Education

Experience
Bodywork

Chicago Outfit Roller Derby

Massage Therapist for the League since 2010

Certified Flexibility Coach

Certified by Massage and Fitness Professionals

Massage Cupping Certification

Certified by Advanced Continuing Education

East West Master Cupping Certification

Certified by Health Traditions

Tui Na Certification

Certified by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Certified Cupping Therapist

Certified by the International Cupping Therapy Association.

NCBTMB Certification

From 2009-2013

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Cupping
  • Other

Skincare

  • Cupping

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