Emily Klik here. With the intention of leaving Chicago in great hands… I give you this list of practitioners in the hopes that you may find healing support in your personal quest for integration, balance, well-being, and greater health. Everyone here is gifted in knowledge and experience, as I’ve personally received bodywork from each of them. If any of them speak to you, I urge you to contact them directly with your questions about their practice, available appointment times, rates, and exact locations of their offices. Thank you!
CranioSacral Therapy in the Chicagoland area:
Patricia Berg- Drazin: Patricia and I have been Teaching Assistants together at several CST classes over the years from CranioSacral Therapy 1 through SomatoEmotional Release 2 (think of SER2 as a level 4 CST class), and she is Diplomate certified in CranoiSacral Therapy. She is also an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who works with newborns, which gives her a powerful sensitivity in working with babies, children, and non-verbal adults. She has a home office in Wilmette: https://www.iahp.com/patricia/
Rebecca DeCoster: I met Rebecca when I was a Teaching Assistant at 4 of her craniosacral classs, from CST1 up to SER2. She has a solid background in biomechanics, fascia work, and massage, for humans and horses. She has offices in Chicago near Belmont/Damen and near Milwaukee/Chicago, and a home office in Berwyn. www.AFocusedTouch.com or https://www.iahp.com/Rebecca-DeCoster
Susie Friedman-Levine: Susie and I have been Teaching Assistants at many CST classes together over the years, from CranioSacral Therapy 1 up through SomatoEmotional Release 2 (a level 4 class for CST). She is gifted in releasing physical and emotional trauma, and has an office in Buffalo Grove IL. Her direct number is 847-962-5815
Vlaiko Manojlovski: I met Vlaiko 16 years ago in my first CranioSacral Therapy 1 class (in 2002), we reconnected in CST2 in 2003, then in a pediatric CST class in 2004. He is also a gifted massage therapist, has a powerfully gentle touch, and specializes in SER technique. https://www.iahp.com/vlaiko/
CranioSacral Therapy in Minneapolis
Jake Janowak: I met Jake a few years ago while we were Teaching Assistants for a SomatoEmotional Release 2 class. We’ve assisted a few CST classes together, and have worked on each other whenever he is in town. He was my teaching assistant recently for a CST Chronic Depletion class. If you’re in or travelling to Minneapolis, look him up and get on his table: https://www.iahp.com/InfinitysTouch/
Massage and Reiki in Chicago
Amber Schwartz: I have received much work from Amber for massage, Reiki, and for resolving deep energetic Cords. She has offices at various spas and locations in Chicago, including a home office in Rogers Park. https://www.amirahealingarts.com for her contact information.
Aria Norman: Aria is the only psychic I’ve seen and trust. Her style isn’t so much to predict the future, her skill is intuiting places in one’s life where attention is needed to get past hurdles, both physical and energetic. http://ariapsychic.com/
Honorable mention. I highly recommend these CranioSacral practitioners, but have not personally experienced their work:
Cindy Dimmitt: Cindy is a bodyworker and speech therapist with 30+ years of experience, is Diplomate Certified in CranioSacral Therapy, and was a Teaching Assistant at my first craniosacral classes in 2002-2004. While I haven’t had a chance to personally experience her touch, she is a mentor and guide for me and I have total faith in her therapeutic abilities. She has an office in Chicago. https://www.iahp.com/CindyDimmitt/
Dianne Filip: I was a Teaching Assistant for Dianne’s first 4 craniosacral classes. I’ve watched her grow over the years into a skilled practitioner and colleague. She has been a Teaching Assistant with me at a few CST1 and CST2 classes as well. She works out of Elmhurst IL, and her direct number is 630-802-4325