Northside Pain Therapy

Your session will never feel rushed, and I will take the time to listen to you, make sure your problem areas are addressed, customize your session to your goals, and answer any questions you may have.  If you find you’re having a difficult time achieving long-lasting results from high-turnover franchises and group-couponing sites, investing in independent practitioners who typically have several years of industry experience is the way to go.

 

We are conveniently located in the Lakeview neighborhood: A trip to cloud 9 or preparation for your your next marathon awaits you within the Fuga Salon and Spa on the 2nd floor, which is where my practice is locatedIt is a block south down Southport Avenue from the Irving Park bus stop, or a 12-minute walk north from the Southport CTA stop.  We are basically across the street from Blaine school.  

If you are looking for unpretentious, soothing (yet practical), safe & ethical, clinical and medically-based, results-oriented massage therapy/bodywork by a compassionate practitioner who uses a holistic and anatomy-centered approach to pain relief, you're in the right place: Knowing what it takes to achieve that balance between working out the knots and getting you into the ‘zone' is my #1 priority. "Every body is unique", and naturally my aim is to tailor your treatment to reflect that.

 

As a sole practitioner, I possess an authentic interest in your wellbeing and have created a simple urban sanctuary amid the hubbub of Chicago.  By engaging sound kinesiological principles with a holistic health frame of mind, I offer what I believe to be essential components of total wellness: helping you relax into a parasympathetic nervous system state to allow your body to maximize any healing that needs to take place.  This is achieved through a bodywork known as NMR, or Neuromuscular Reprogramming, clinical and relaxing massage therapy, and a newer offering available: polychromatic LED light therapy, which engineers the delivery of the beneficial wavelengths (colors) of the sun’s light into low-level light therapy (LLLT) technology (photobiomodulation) using LED diodes applied directly to the skin.

Jaye Wingstrom, LMT

I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Light Therapy Specialist based in the Chicago area who has been continually refining the art and science of human movement for over 13 years.  I have provided many massage therapy clients with excellent, effective, safe, and intuitive sessions since 2006.   Before discovering the extraordinary world of bodywork, I taught Physical Education and Health at the elementary and middle school levels, and I have always maintained an uncompromising passion for learning about more holistic and alternative ways to keep the human body healthy. I believe in a multi-faceted approach to client discomfort, pain, and posture concerns. This allows me to work individually with each client in identifying the root causes of pain or other symptoms he or she may be experiencing.   During my tenure at a leading medical fitness facility in Chicago, I have assisted many clients through massage-including obsessed distance runners, athletes training for triathlons, seniors, high school athletes, overworked desk job employees, weekend warriors, people who just want an hour vacation, and patients suffering from medical issues such as nerve disorders, orthopedic challenges, circulatory problems, chronic pain, stroke survivors, and those undergoing physical therapy. 

In my massage therapy sessions, I skillfully apply a wide variety of therapeutic massage techniques for removing soft tissue adhesions, reducing aches and pains, improving athletic performance, and promoting stress relief through general relaxation.  Getting your body and brain to simmer down in a better nervous system state facilitates healing.

For clients seeking to maintain an essential level of total body wellness, I also assess how you are using different muscles and muscle groups either together or separately, along with how efficient that process is in order to address any visible compensations and structural deviations in order to restore balance and correct alignment as it relates to aches, pains, and limitations.  The ultimate goal is to restore the body’s full range of motion, prevent injuries, enhance body awareness, prevent pain, and improve performance by dialing in your nervous system.  This type of neuromuscular massage is based on a bodywork known as Neuromuscular Reprogramming (NMR).  And of course, a client simply needing a total body relaxation massage is a cornerstone treatment that is always available.

 

Memberships

I am a nationally certified (NCBTMB) and licensed massage therapist in the State of Illinois.  I studied my craft at the COMTA-accredited Chicago School of Massage Therapy using the outstanding clinical massage curriculum developed by industry pioneer Bob King.  I am an insured and registered member in good standing with Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

I am also certified and insured as a Light Therapy Specialist through BANHS, the Board of Advanced Natural Health Sciences.

Education

I hold a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, a B.S. in Kinesiology and K-12 teacher certification in Physical Education and Health from Elmhurst College, and personal trainer and weight training certifications through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).  I have additionally completed the PAS-II training in posture alignment therapy through The Egoscue Method ®, and I received a diploma from the Chicago School of Thai Massage's six-month program.

In 2008, I began work as an adjunct instructor at a local college and helped to revise the massage therapy curriculum with the intention of helping future massage therapists apply the skills needed as a therapist in today’s alternative healing climate.

In 2014, I began studying with Jocelyn Olivier, a renowned master bodyworker from Mill Valley, CA, who offers courses in a modality known as NeuroMuscular Reprogramming.  This is a completely different type of bodywork that is a great three-dimensional approach to get to the root of dysfunction and pain.  NMR is a somewhat detailed and thorough structural approach which uses muscle testing to assess imbalances in coordination, and advanced techniques to correct dysfunctional coordination patterns at their source: the motor control center in the brain.  For more information on what this is about, feel free to click here.

 

Personal

When I am not trying to help improve the terrain of the Chicago people trying to heal from pain and the stresses of daily living, I enjoy reading books, catching up on the latest news in wellness, playing with my two over-indulged cats, spending time with my family, taking a continuing education class, attending a convention, roadtripping to a reggae music festival, learning a new language, traveling to faraway places, camping out in the middle of nowhere, meeting new people, trying something new, getting into arguments of a political nature, and establishing an awareness of how massage therapy and other holistic health approaches to pain and dysfunction are legitimate, effective, safe, and professional modalities of healthcare by communicating their benefits with current and potential clients.

 

Policies

Missed Appointments 

When you book an appointment with BodyTrippin’ Massage Chicago, that time is set aside for you, and only you.  Your appointment will never be double booked, and I will be ready for your session to begin when you arrive. In return, it is requested that you keep your promise to show up for your appointment on time.  Please understand that massage therapists only get paid when they deliver a service... therefore missed appointments are costly and prevent us from catering to other clients.  The total amount of the services scheduled or the total value or any promotions will be charged in full for clients who "no-show" or fail to cancel their reservation within a 24-hour time period.

 

Emergencies Happen, so...

In the event of an authentic emergency, a case-by-case approach may be taken depending on the situation.  A same-day change/cancellation fee may apply, especially if your appointment cannot be filled by another client willing to take your slot.  If you are a new client no-show, your missed appointment fee may need to be paid in full in order to receive any future services.  As a business owner, I have costs of living, too.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Cancellations  

In the event that you unable to keep your scheduled appointment with us, please contact us by phone at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.  If you do not reach us, please leave a message on our voicemail system.  If we do not hear from you within this time period, and you do not keep your appointment, the above policy will be applied.  Note: We recognize that no one is perfect and there are circumstances beyond your control (sudden illness, family emergencies, alien abductions, etc).  Your therapist may make an exception to the above policies on those rare occasions. 
 

Forfeiture of the "New Client" Rate/Promotional Rates

If an appointment is booked under a "NEW CLIENT" special rate or any other promotional rate that is not the usual session price and you fail to show up for your appointment without the 24-hour prior notification as outlined above, you cannot book a future appointment under the "new client" rate or promotional rate, and that rate is forfeited.  In addition, you will also need to secure a future appointment on the online booker with a valid credit card.  Yes, this sounds kind of lame, but to further explain why this is necessary, see "Missed Appointments" above.

 

Mobile Massage Therapy Bookings

If you are a new client and are requesting a mobile massage therapy appointment, you will need to guarantee your session with a valid credit card. This policy is in place to ensure our safety, and is a requirement for booking a mobile massage therapy session.

 

Massage Therapist Intitiated Cancellations

No one is perfect all of the time.  If your appointment is cancelled or postponed by us within the 24-hour time period, your re-scheduled massage session may be subject to a discounted rate.

PRIVACY POLICY & RESPECTIING YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY:  The privacy of your personal information is important to us. We are committed to collecting, using and disclosing personal information responsibly and only to the extent necessary for the goods and services we provide. This document describes our privacy policies.

 

WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Personal information includes information that relates to:

  • an individual’s personal characteristics (e.g., gender, age, income, home address or telephone number, ethnic background, family status);

  • health (e.g., health history, health conditions, health services received by them);

  • activities and views (e.g., opinions expressed by an individual, an opinion or evaluation of an individual).

Personal information is different from business information (e.g., an individual’s business address and telephone number). This is not protected by privacy legislation.

 

WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION: PRIMARY PURPOSES

Like all health and wellness professions, we collect, use and disclose personal information in order to serve our clients. For our clients, the primary purpose for collecting personal information is to provide treatment. For example, we collect information about a client's health history, including their family history, physical condition, function and social situation in order to help us assess what their health needs are, to advise them of their options and then to provide the health care they choose to have. A second primary purpose is to obtain a baseline of health and social information so that in providing on going health services we can identify changes that occur over time.

 

PROTECTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

I understand the importance of protecting personal information. For that reason, I have taken the following steps:

  • Paper information is either under supervision or secured in restricted area.

  • Electronic hardware is either under supervision or secure in a restricted area at all times. Paper information is transmitted through sealed, addressed envelopes or boxes by reputable companies.

  • Electronic information is transmitted either through a direct line or has identifiers removed or is encrypted.

 

Information collected via this website is limited to what I need to provide you with the best possible service available anywhere.  It will not be sold, or rented to any individual, group, corporation or agency.  Release of your information occurs only when I have your consent; or when it is required to deliver a requested service to you; or where I am required or permitted to do so by law.

 
 

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