Kelly studied at Cortiva Institute in Chicago. She enjoys incorporating Swedish technique and neuromuscular treatment into her practice creating a relaxing but therapeutic session for her clients. Kelly practices Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy and myofascial massage. Her goal is to help her clients feel relaxed, rejuvenated and more in tune with their body.
Within several months of obtaining licensure in 2016, Cynthia began her career as a massage therapist and has never looked back. Cynthia can honestly say she loves what she does, and that she genuinely enjoys her “work”! Cynthia invests 100% of her capabilities in each and every session, never any less, to provide the treatment that is just right for that client. There are many elements to the art and science of therapeutic massage that Cynthia incorporates in crafting a treatment specifically tailored to each individual she treats. In addition to palpation skills and technique, intuition, intention, communication, mindfulness, and energy work are all tools that she utilizes. For Cynthia, there is no greater sense of accomplishment and joy than to have her client say, “That is the best massage I’ve ever had”, and that is the experience she strives to provide in every session!
Cynthia’s interest in massage led her to obtain an Associate’s Degree in Therapeutic Massage in 2017. Along the way, thanks to a wonderful teacher, Cynthia began her journey as a Reiki practitioner and has recently completed training as a Reiki Master Practitioner/Teacher. She has worked in social services for many years and still does. Always fascinated by psychology, she has earned a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology. Cynthia’s future goals are to become a certified Shiatsu practitioner and to obtain licensure as a Professional Counselor, with which she hopes to specialize in bereavement counseling and hospice work. Cynthia has a soft spot for animals & pets, especially dogs. She greatly enjoys the beauty of nature, and she loves to capture that beauty with photography. The virtues Cynthia values most are loyalty, honesty, and kindness. She believes we are here on this earth with a mission: to use whatever talents we were given to care for, value, and share with each other.
LaTanya Harris, LMT also known as Therapist_T has been licensed and practicing massage since 2012; immediately proceeding her graduation from Cortiva (Loop Campus). While specializing in results she uses a combination of modalities including but not limited to deep tissue, Swedish and trigger point relief. LaTanya’s desire to help others along with her intuitive touch serve for a fantastic massage therapy experience.
Hello! My name is Jessica. I’ve been a licensed and certified active massage therapist going on 7 years in january 2021.
Hello! My name is Tai, and I’ve been a massage therapist for 2 years now. I attended Cortiva Institute in the South Loop. I’ve always felt that my hands have been natural healing agents. I started young, giving older family members and friends massages, and immediately knew I had a gift. I do mostly perform deep tissue massage, but I definitely enjoy the traditional Swedish massage, as well as hot stones & Himalayan salt stones. My favorite parts of the body to work are the hands, feet, neck, and scalp. I’m looking forward to building therapeutic relationships with my clients, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your self-care routine.
My name is Dana and I am a budding, passionate and young massage therapist. I am fortunate to have discovered early on that I want to pursue healing and body work. Not only do I have the blessing of this knowledge but the capability to share it. In our sessions we go deeper than surface pain to its source, then, eradicating it. I look forward to meeting you seeing as knowledge gained in the practice of massage therapy is best obtained by providing relief to its recipients. I wish you all the best until we meet.
Camille began her health and wellness journey in 2015 when she started having health issues arise at a
young age. She found herself unclear on the best practices for natural wellness and began her research.
In the process of discovering ways for natural healing she started her yoga practice and enjoyed learning
the benefits of different postures and how the body reacts to different poses. She started to take a closer
look at the anatomy of the body and natural ways to heal it. Camille attended Soma Institute specializing
in Clinical Massage Therapy and Sports Massage. Coming out of school she strives to blend the art of
yoga practice and massage therapy. Camille is diligent, compassionate and wants the best for her clients;
she believes with consistent focus and full bodywork, maintaining consistent physical exercise, proper
nutrition, and mental meditation, any ailment can be remedied. By healing the body in natural ways we
are able to reach a level of holistic wellness that is long lasting. Camille enjoys learning about natural
herbs and oils, she is excited to start a new journey in helping and healing by educating one client at a
Leyli Valcy Torres
I’ve been a massage therapist since 2010, I received my training at Cortiva in Chicago. I got my B.S. in biology in 2009 from Eureka College and have taken regular coursework since. I’ve danced my entire life as well as played different sports and made sure to stay active with yoga and Pilates and so the body is my life’s work. My hands are my greatest gifts and I get to share them and the knowledge I’ve gained to help others with their plan of self-care! I really enjoy working with Swedish, stretching and neuromuscular treatments, I do also incorporate some reflexology and light lymphatic drainage. I tend to make a connection with my clients and my hands provide what it is they need most as well as what the client requests.
James graduated from the Soma Institute in 2008. As a therapist, he always listens to what you want, and how you are feeling first. His favorite areas to work on are the shoulders, neck, and back. James’ modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and myofascial massage. He has also taken massage courses in Thai, shiatsu, aromatherapy, cupping, and others. James enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading. He is currently a student at the University of Illinois At Chicago, studying Computer Science, Psychology, and Theatre. One of James’s favorite places to have visited is Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, CO. James is also a yoga student and is very excited to learn more and practice more often.
RYT-500 / Reiki Master
Tiffany began her exploration of Yoga in 2009 as part of a health and wellness challenge at work, and instantly fell in love. She now sees her yoga practice as an essential part of her daily life, as it has aided in both a physical and emotional transformation. After experiencing all the positive changes in her body, mind, and spirit, she decided to take the next step. This led her to Yoga Now Chicago where she completed her RYT-200H with Amy Beth Treciokas who studied under Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. As her passion for teaching continued to grow, she decided to work toward her advanced certification and completed her RYT-500H with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy based in Durango, CO. She is currently enrolled in the RYT-1000H Yoga Therapy certification program with Inner Peace and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with her students.
Her classes are therapeutic, inspiring, and accessible to all levels in efforts to encourage students to find comfort and inner strength as they grow in their practice. Her intention is to help students embody their full potential and to tap into their own inner peace and happiness.
Tiffany, a certified Reiki Master/Teacher, is passionate about and committed to helping others through this healing energy. Reiki has been an amazing life changing experienced that she and is thrilled to share with those looking for alternative and complimentary therapies enhancing their own health and emotional well-being.
In her free time, you will likely find her traveling, cooking, crafting, spending time with friends and family, laughing, or enjoying the outdoors.