Meet Our Newest Massage Therapists!

$20 off an hour massage with a new therapist through May!

Name: Lesley

Born or Grew up in: Detroit (suburbs)

Massage School: McKinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland, CA

Years as a Massage Therapist: 15

Years at Urban Oasis: 1

Massage Specialties: Pre-natal. Acupressure. Neuromuscular Therapy.

What I like best about being a massage therapist: Helping people connect with and experience joy in their bodies.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Traveling. West African Dance. Reading. Writing. Story Telling. Spending time at the Art Institute. Riding my vintage Raleigh 3-speed around Chicago.

My schedule: North Ave (Wed PM, Thur PM, Sat PM)

Name: Joseph

Born, or grew up, in: Syracuse, NY

Massage School: New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts

Years as a Massage Therapist: 20

Years at Urban Oasis: 2 months

Massage Specialties: Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Thai.

What I like best about being a massage therapist: Helping people reconnect to their bodies, experience less pain, feel lighter and happier!

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Writing, walking, reading, studying.

My schedule: North Ave (Thur PM, Fri AM, Sun AM)

Name: Wayne

Grew up in: Riverside, IL

Massage School: New School for Bodywork and Massage Therapy

Years as a Massage Therapist: 1

Years at Urban Oasis: 2 months

Massage Specialties: Deep Relaxation Massage.

What I like best about being a massage therapist:  The feeling I get when I know I have truly helped someone.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Camping, kayaking, watching baseball and playing the harmonica. I also work for the Cubs as a security service ambassador.

My schedule: North Ave (Fri PM, Sat PM)

Name: June

Born, or grew up, in: Chicago suburbs

Massage School: New Mexico Academy of Massage and Advanced Healing Arts, Santa Fe

Years as a Massage Therapist: 20+

Years at Urban Oasis: 1/2

Massage Specialties: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Energy Balancing.

What I like best about being a massage therapist:  Connecting with people.  I am so grateful that I get to help people that I get to people become more comfortable in their bodies.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: I have a degree in creative writing, and I enjoy the intuitive aspects of both bodywork and fiction writing.

My schedule: North Ave (Sat PM), Maple St (Fri AM)

Name: Kate F.

Born, or grew up, in: Michigan

Massage School: McKinnon Body Therapy Center, Oakland CA

Years as a Massage Therapist: 3

Years at Urban Oasis: Less than 1

Massage Specialties: Sessions are rooted in Swedish and Craniosacral, but often include a wide array of techniques including Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Reflexology, and Tui Na.

What I like best about being a massage therapist: Being in a position to positively impact someone’s day, and seeing the long-term, transformative effects of regular bodywork in people’s lives.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Having a glass of wine with friends, eating outside on a patio, going on long walks, taking the train to new places.

My schedule: Maple (Tue AM, Thur PM)

Name: Carolyn

Grew up in: Chicago

Massage School: Chicago School of Massage Therapy

Years as a Massage Therapist: 15

Years at Urban Oasis: 6 months

Massage Specialties:  Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy.

What I like best about being a massage therapist:  I love helping people feel better and helping them on their way to health.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work:  Music, karate & bicycling.

My schedule: North Ave (Tue AM, Wed AM)

Name: Sara S.

Born, or grew up, in: Born in Mobile Alabama, raised in Chicago

Massage School: Soma Institute Chicago

Years as a Massage Therapist: 4

Years at Urban Oasis: Less than 1 year

Massage Specialties: Swedish, Deep tissue, Myofascial, Sports and Trigger Point Therapy.

What I like best about being a massage therapist:  To be able to help people feel happy and healthy.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Travel the world, create apothecary goods, laugh with friends, listen to music and play around with yoga!

My schedule: North Ave (Sun AM, Wed PM)

Name: Christina C.

Grew up in: Holmdel, New Jersey

Massage School: Chicago School of Massage Therapy

Years as a Massage Therapist: 8

Years at Urban Oasis: Less than 1 year

Massage Specialties: Christina specializes in Clinical Massage Therapy, catering each treatment specifically for the client’s individual needs. Christina’s experience as a professional dancer has honed a deeper understanding, appreciation, and fascination with the human body.

What I like best about being a massage therapist:  I love being a part of someone’s commitment to self care and wellness.

What I most enjoy doing when not at work: Dancing, rock climbing, and eating ice cream.

My schedule: Maple (Tue PM, Wed PM, Thur PM)

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