Claire Panger

"Be still then and enter into your own body, there you have a solid place for your feet" Kabir

Claire Panger, LMT, graduated from Cortiva Institute in July 2010 and has been in practice since. She has experience working in a variety of places including 5-star hotels, wellness centers, physical therapy and chiropractic offices, as well as seeing clients privately.


Claire has extensive training in therapeutic massage that goes beyond the initial schooling required to become licensed, which includes an additional diploma in Structural Integration.


She has a broad range of application. Clair...

Claire Panger, LMT, graduated from Cortiva Institute in July 2010 and has been in practice since. She has experience working in a variety of places including 5-star hotels, wellness centers, physical therapy and chiropractic offices, as well as seeing clients privately.


Claire has extensive training in therapeutic massage that goes beyond the initial schooling required to become licensed, which includes an additional diploma in Structural Integration.


She has a broad range of application. Claire can give the gentlest massage when needed or bring the work into deeper layers of tissue, while staying muscle specific. She is curious and values client education- all the while creating a respectful, nurturing, and safe space for clients to be held in. She considers this partnership to be a privilege.

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

IL # #227.012074

Education
2010

Cortiva Institute: Chicago School of Massage Therapy

Diploma: Massage Therapy

2012

Chicago College of Healing Arts

Diploma: Structural Integration

2017

Doug Nelson's Precision Neuromuscular Technique Classes

CE: Advanced Therapy for TMJ Pain/Dysfunction

2015

Doug Nelson's Precision Neuromuscular Technique classes

CE: Form & Function, Upper Extremities

2014

Zen Shiatsu Chicago

CE: Ongoing Ethics courses

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Therapist

Worked in Cortiva's Professional Clinic for 4 years

Massage Therapist

Worked at Wrigleyville Chiropractic & Massage for 5 years

Massage Therapist

Worked at Four Seasons Hotel Spa for 3 years

Massage Therapist

Worked at Colettis Physical Therapy for 2 years

Massage Therapist/Owner

Sovereign Body Massage in Grayslake, IL, current

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Andrea on Sep 10
I’ve only had one appointment with Claire so far , she was very welcoming, attentive, accommodating and knowledgeable. I have already booked four more visits. I definitely would recommend.
by Laura on Aug 28
Claire is a wonderful massage and bodywork therapist!
by Jean on Aug 24
Claire always provides a wonderful massage and works out all my kinks!
by Debbie on Aug 24
Claire is AMAZING! I’ve never had a massage therapist like her before and I’ll never see anyone else but Claire again. She has helped me so much with my migraines and my lower back pain, it’s been incredible. She’s great in asking you what areas you want to work on and how you’d like to spend your time that you booked. She really wants to make sure You’re both on the same page and that you feel like you’re issues have been addressed. She’s extremely knowledgeable, professional and most of all she’s super kind person that really enjoys what she does and it shows in her work. Her place is extremely clean, decorated beautifully and she makes you feel so comfortable. She also has taken all the Covid precautions so she has cross ventilation, air cleaners, some thingie on the cradle (sorry, not sure what the name is), hand sanitizers, checks your temp. And I’m sure I’m forgetting the rest. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her. I am Looking forward to my next massage!!
by Alex on Aug 20
Claire’s healing ways and skill always seem to amaze me. Prior to the pandemic I saw Claire almost monthly to help reduce my muscle tension. Unfortunately due to added stress and uncertainty of the pandemic my muscle tension and jaw clenching went into overdrive. For months I suffered and tried all sorts of medicine and home remedies for treatments but all seemed to fail. After a one hour deep tissue massage session it helped my chronically tight muscles and pain around 60% better days after the massage. Claire is amazing at what she does and is compassionate and cognizant of the health concerns of her clients. I have learned to not neglect my overall health and well-being it’s just not worth it - deep tissue massage for me is needed now more than ever.
by Anonymous on Aug 19
Claire makes you feel comfortable and you can tell she takes great pride in her work
by Jill on Aug 18
Claire was very friendly and professional. I had trouble with the directions I was getting from my google maps so she gave me directions.
by Brenda on Jul 08
Claire always does a great job! She's one of the best.
by Vicki on Jul 05
Very happy with my massage. Looking forward to my next appointment!
by Joyce on Jun 27
Claire is a true professional. Her massages are the best of any I have ever received. She continues to educate herself , and she always cares about the outcome of her work. She exceeds expectations.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • TMJ
  • Rolfing
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Structural Integration
  • Swedish Massage

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