Emily Sha

Free Yourself

You deserve to be at your best. Gain flexibility, relieve pain, reduce stress, and discover your body's potential through massage. My practice is about using movement, rhythm, and pressure to promote healing, maximize athletic performance, and leave you with a relaxed state of alertness. I began practicing massage at age 5, and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2010. I have studied techniques across the United States, Thailand, and China. I specialize in working with individuals with dem...

You deserve to be at your best. Gain flexibility, relieve pain, reduce stress, and discover your body's potential through massage. My practice is about using movement, rhythm, and pressure to promote healing, maximize athletic performance, and leave you with a relaxed state of alertness. I began practicing massage at age 5, and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2010. I have studied techniques across the United States, Thailand, and China. I specialize in working with individuals with demanding lives including elite athletes, corporate staff, and people with chronic health issues. I hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a neuroscience focus. My interests include neuroscience, meditation, advancements in medical technology, dance and pottery.  

In my signature sessions, I begin by guiding you through a Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercise and engage you as an active participant in your own healing process for immediate results. Every body deserves a great massage, so I custom tailor each treatment to you. Whether you suffer from chronic stress, pain, a sports injury, or your work involves sitting for hours at a computer, my unique approach can help you reach your goals.

Bodywork Techniques: Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Technique, PNF Stretching, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage, JFB Myofascial Release Level I, Gua Sha, CranioSacral, Positional Release and many more. 

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

WI # 13214

Education
2011

New School for Massage, Bodywork & Healing

Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Experience
Bodywork

Certified Thai Massage Therapist

Baan Hom Samunphrai Thai Traditional Health and Massage Training School 80 Hour Training Program in Thai Traditional Massage (Nuad Thai) Certificate No. 027/2555 Awarded 6/18/2012 Thai Ministry of Government Chor Mor 04-004/2554

NCTMB Certified

National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Completed: 11/15/2011

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique Lower Extremity Course presented by P. Michael Leahy, DC 24 Continuing Education Hours Course Dates: March 8-11, 2012 Course Location: Portland, Oregon

Inflammation, Chronic Illness, & The Brain

Institute for Natural Resources Continuing Education Units: 6 Credit Hours Issued: February 24,2016 Location: Rockford, Illinois

Developing Positive Emotional Habits

Institute for Brain Potential Developing Positive Emotional Habits by Brian E. King, PhD 6 Continuing Education Units Dates: 05/07/2103 Location: Rockford, Illinois

Myofascial Release I

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release I Seminar and Workshop 20 Continuing Education Hours in the theory, practice and clinical application of Myofascial Release Techniques Dates: Sept. 25-27th, 2015 Location: Evanston, IL

Myofascial Release for Migraine Headaches

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Myofascial Release for Migraine Headaches by Til Luchau 1 Continuing Education Unit

Personal Therapist for Olympic Medalist Katherine Reutter

• Assisted Katherine Reutter, 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist in Short-Track Speed Skating, with post-surgical rehabilitation • Provided successful treatment for chronic low back pain utilizing Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, and Mindful Pain Relief

Natural Hand Heat Healing Internship

Mornoi Clinic and Herbal Gardens Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand Date: June 2012 Completed a 10-day internship focused on using Natural Hand Heat Healing to release myofasical restrictions, emotional holding patterns, and improve circulation in patients with injuries and other health conditions

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Integrated Massage
  • Thai Massage

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