Helen Floyd

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Helen graduated from the School for Therapeutic Wellness and Massage . I am a a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois, and an escapee from the corporate world as is the owner and founder of Essential Healing and Massage . Previously I was in electrical engineering with almost two decades in spanning the hardware, software and systems integration functions .I have found the two career disciplines very complimentary- with the human electrical system being much more fascinating. ...

Helen graduated from the School for Therapeutic Wellness and Massage . I am a a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois, and an escapee from the corporate world as is the owner and founder of Essential Healing and Massage . Previously I was in electrical engineering with almost two decades in spanning the hardware, software and systems integration functions .I have found the two career disciplines very complimentary- with the human electrical system being much more fascinating. My specific massage modalities include Therapeutic Massage, specilazed training in Lymphatic Drainage , Deep tissue work, Myofascial release, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Hot Stone Therapy, and of course Reiki. I am a Reiki master-Teacher and in addition teach classes and host a monthly Reiki workshop. I have studied botanical art, Middle Eastern dance and martial arts, in addition to being an avid organic gardener and preserver of food. I am also a sustainable food activist.

Essential Healing and Massage, what we do: We are a wellness oriented clinic,  I say "we", because I have been lucky enough to bring in some other great therapists, A wonderful and engaging yoga teacher, Liz Gresher,  Thai Bodywork by Lauren Hendricks In addition to Cindy Hyzy and Kathy Lindeen . I am very selective on staff. My goal is to help the source of any trouble that a client is presenting with. This approach may include  a combination of things, and our specialty is combination treatments. In addition, if we feel that an outside referral will benefit you, , we have a number of other local health professionals to suggest in our own network of referrals.


Some of our most popular combinations:

Yoga :Include a 45 minute private Yoga prior to or after your massage. The restorative style that Elizabeth teaches is incredibly empowering to the client as a health tool.

Sauna: Add a 15, 20, 30 or 45 minute Far-infrared Sauna treatment to your massage. We suggest this before a therapeutic , hot stone or lymphatic massage, and AFTER a yoga or Thai bodywork appointment. You will be amazed at the benefits this offers for weight loss, detoxification and overall metabolism.

I enjoy most seeing my clients improve problem conditions, regain health, find tools that help them maintain that health improve their overall mental, emotional and physical well being.

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

IL # 227003254

Education
2003

Center for Therapeutic Massage and Welless

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Lymhatic Drainage Therapy

Professional training up to level 3 in Lymphatic Drainage with Bruno Chickly Institute. My goal is National Lymphedema Certification.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Reflexology, or Spa services

by Jeanette on Jul 08
I have been seeing Helen off and on for years and always say that I need to see her more often!!!!
by Anonymous on Jun 18
Care and concern of the therapist
by Anonymous on Apr 14
Helen's acute awareness of my physical well-being.
by Jennifer on Apr 02
Thank you for the intuitive read of my body and the suggestions for further self care
by Nathan on Apr 02
Helen was awesome, probably the best massage I've ever had!
by Steve on Mar 30
See above box re Helen
by Colleen on Mar 21
Fabulous
by Anonymous on Mar 03
Personalized, professional massage that addressed all of my needs perfectly.
by Debbie on Mar 02
Best therapist ever,
by Anonymous on Feb 22
My husband and I have seen Helen for massages on a regular basis for the past few years and she is an AMAZING massage therapist! I have highly recommended her to friends, people I met with pain issues, and to physicians. I injured my back a few years ago, and between working with Helen and Liz (an excellent yoga instructor!) I was pain-free and had no further injuries after a few months of treatment. My husband and I do massages as a preventative measure and it works! Helen is very client-focused, and provides a highly customized massage. She takes a very holistic approach to her massages, understanding how each body part interacts with another, resulting in a very effective massage each time. Her value add is that she has an engineering background and really understands how the body works.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Reiki Healing Attunement
  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Jade Hot Stone Massage
  • Lymhatic Drainage Therapy
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish Massage

Reflexology

  • Reflexology

Spa

  • Far Infrared Sauna
  • Ear Candling
  • Other

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