Teresa Richardson

  • IL License #: 227.013786
  • 27

Find joy in everything you choose to do.

For a good part of my life I worked in the Graphic Arts field. But when I experienced a personal loss many years ago, I took a good look at my life, decided to change gears, then followed a path that gave me a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. I left my job, went back to school, and became a licensed massage therapist. I have been practicing in this field for just under a decade now, and the thing I like most is I get to help people reduce the strain and stress in their bodies and mind.

I...

For a good part of my life I worked in the Graphic Arts field. But when I experienced a personal loss many years ago, I took a good look at my life, decided to change gears, then followed a path that gave me a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. I left my job, went back to school, and became a licensed massage therapist. I have been practicing in this field for just under a decade now, and the thing I like most is I get to help people reduce the strain and stress in their bodies and mind.

I have a true passion for my chosen career. For me, a great reward is a returning client because a returning client translates into a satisfied customer. To ensure satisfaction, I take great care in listening to my clients and customizing sessions that focus on their particular needs.

I have worn many hats in my life and each experience has played a part in the person I have become. I am a positive person who believes good energy begets more good energy. I am a person who is passionate and compassionate. I am a person who desires knowledge and who strives to continually educate herself. The more I learn, the better I become at helping people reduce the tension and strain in their lives.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

IL # 227.013786

Education
2011

European Massage Therapy School

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Spa or Bodywork services

by John on Jul 06
Stretching was great, Teresa took it just far enough. Very nice combo of massage and stretch.
by Pierre on Jun 26
I liked how she does her Lomi massage. It very soothing, relaxing and helps my body restore.
by debbie on Jun 07
Great experience!
by Anonymous on May 23
I had an 90 min full body massage, it was delightful. Teresa is a very sweet, soft spoken woman. She did a wonderful massage. I was so relaxed, I had to really focus to drive home. I will most definitely return for more massages. Her music choices were very nice and tranquil.
by Joseph on May 23
Could be the best massage I have ever had. Teresa asked if anything was bothering me and she incorporated these areas into the massage. It's one day later, and I still feel much better. Teresa is very cordial, makes you comfortable, and is very professional.
by Andrew on May 11
Teresa is incredibly knowledgeable and responsive to exactly what my body needs and exactly where. We communicate with just a few words but she knows how and where and how to give comfort and relief. By far the BEST massage I have had in my life, and each time is equal to or better than the last.
by David on Apr 25
Overall the best experience as far as a massage she was very down to earth
by Cheri on Apr 07
Teresa listened intently while I explained my specific needs. Then she tailored many different techniques of massage to achieve the best experience I've ever had! I walked out of there feeling so relaxed since she got all my "knots" worked out! I felt as if I were walking taller! I appreciate what Teresa did for me; she was amazing!
by Rachel on Mar 23
Everything about my experience at Effleurage was absolutely incredible! Don’t let the walk to the suite fool you because as soon as you see her shop and how relaxing she’s made it you’ll feel right at home. I have never met a Massuese like Teresa! She is absolutely passionate about making your appointment with her the best it could possibly be! She even let me choose the scent of my massage lotion...which she makes herself! Her techniques are so unique but SO good with the smoothest transitions that kept me in and out of a state of sleeping and wondering “how the HECK did she do that?”. Teresa has now earned herself to be the one and only massuese I’ll ever go to!
by John on Mar 19
This place is a hidden gem! I've been to each of the chains in the area, and Effleurage blows them all out of the water. Excellent massage and perfect ambiance. Will definitely be back soon.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Spa

  • Traditional Sauna

Bodywork & Massage

  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Integrative Massage
  • Stretch Massage
  • Ashiatsu