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.



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.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


Frequently asked questions

What is the battery life of your products?

The batteries on Carvers and Manta are the same, but due to the engine power difference between them and the possibility to limit the maximum battery ouput, they have a different duration depending on the board that is used. Manta: Up to 5 hours at medium speed and approx at 2 ½ hours at max speed. Carvers: 40 min at mixed speeds depending on riders weight and area of use. This time will be excited if the rider will limit the maximum battery output on his control.

What are the top speeds?

The Carver X, ther Carver and Manta are designed to enjoy two different ways in the water. Therefore, each model has its own maximum speed.

  • The CarverX: Is designed te reach speeds of 30mph (48 km/h). Reaching or exceeding this speeds depends on power setting (see below), riders weight and skills.
  • The Carver: Up to 24mph (38 km/h) with a 175lbs (80 kg) pilot on flat water. Speeds will be higher in swell or for a lighter rider!
  • Manta: 6mph (9.5 km/h) at max speed and 4mph (6.4 km/h) at medium speed.

How long does it take to charge a battery?

Both board packages come with one battery and a high performance charger that attaches to a 120V DC outlet. The batteries can be charged in around 90 minutes.

Can I use the same battery for all models?

Absolutely. You can easily interchange the batteries and use the same one for the Carver's or the Manta.

How does weight influence top speeds of the Carver X and the Carver?

The Carvers are built to perform well in all kinds of water. They are lightweighted and well balanced to meet criteria like maneuverability, performance, and duration under many conditions and varying speeds.

  • The Carver X:
    With a engine equivalent of 19HP the Carver X is a very powerful board. The torque of it's two water jet turbines can be rated even higher. A rider that weights up to 199lbs (90kg) will still plane with the Carver X just using its 75% of its max power (see below for max power settings). Riders in the range of up to 250lbs (115kg) will have the Carver X planing using its full power. You can also see our Youtube channel which will provide speed demos
  • The Carver:
    It will reach its top speed planning for an operator which weighs less than 175lbs (80 kg). A rider weighing up to 199lbs (90kg) will use wakes or light swell and their downhill effect to plane. Pilots in the range of up to 220lbs (100kg) and more will not experience high speeds in flat water but can use the Carver’s immediate available torque and acceleration to push them into waves or ride fast in the swell. You can also see our Youtube channel which will provide speed demos

What about using the Carver X and the Carver in the surf?

The Carver is a rigid and well built board that is designed and manufactured to last. It is commonly known that surf conditions require skills for people to even be able to handle normal washout conditions. We recommend first using the Carver's outside the surf. Choose areas that are less challenging, for example where you would also train on a SurfSUP and beyond. Like other boards a Carver's can hurt you and others, if you are not fully experienced operating it. Also, always follow all safety procedures while operating the Carver's, respect the surfing etiquette and never use the Carver's near other persons.

Is there a way to test the Carver X, the Carver and the Manta?

Yes. We randomly provide test days on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida in flat water conditions. We also encourage you to visit one of our VARs (Value Added Rentals and Resellers) that we train and support throughout the country. If you decide to test our boards best case bring audience that represents all skill levels and useage applications, so you get a full view and instant feedback. Please note that we don’t provide in surf, swell or wake condition tests due to liability reasons. We work hard to establish a growing community that will be able to exchange best practice in the near future. Until then ready thes Q&As carefully and rely on the advice of our sales team

What regulations do I have to follow?

The Carver and the Manta are electric jet propelled and are therefore considered a watercraft. We are working closely together with the USCG to to provide them with best practice and specifics about that new sport. As the Carver and the Manta are electric jet propelled some regulations related to PWCs don’t apply to them, which will make operation easier for you. Registration or Tags have to be considered in specific states. In this case we'll provide you with a CoO (Certificate of Origin) so you can register your board easily.

Where can I find information on how to operate a propelled watercraft

Operation of all propelled Watercrafts on all US waters is regulated by the USCG (US Coast Guards) assisted by State, Country and City authorities. As specific regulations on registration may vary from state to state the “rules of the road” the navigation rules are defined and controlled by the USAG and you can find them here. Also if you have never operated a boat before several institutions provide online and local boater safety courses that you find here

Where can I find information about rules in the surf

There are some important basics that you should truly follow if you ever use the Carver X and Carver in the surf. Not just that the technology and the advantages of electric jetboards are new at most beaches, YOU as a person are probably also a new comer there. So act like a good guest that respects the local rules and the etiquette of Surfing that you find here (thanks to The Surfinghandbook)

What is the Warranty your products?

We will cover manufacturing defects for 12 Months from the date of purchase for boards, batteries and chargers. Parts and accessories are covered for 6 months. The warranty covers any defects in materials or workmanship. We are confident after more than 3 years of intense R&D, with high quality production components from Spain and Germany to provide this valuable warranty. Having the boards out in the market and testing them here in Florida in all conditions (heat, saltwater, lagoon,...) is a benefit that you profit from. Also with our US based service we provide everybody a hassle free time on the water.

What happens if I run out of battery?

The battery will always show your its charge so you can easily estimate your upcoming or remaining ride time. First the battery itself has a charging indicator so you can check it even when it is not connected to the board. While riding your wrist remote control will continuously inform you about the charge. The remote of the Carver will inform you with a red indicator that your battery is low. Instead of powering off it will limit the speed and provide you with a slow speed mode to get back. And don’t worry about running out of battery with the Manta, for at normal speed you have 5 hours runtime and it comes still with a paddle.

How long does it take to change a battery?

Other than like gas propelled technology “refueling” the Carver and the Manta is fast, easy and hassle free. You turn the battery’s handle, take the discharged battery out and the new flushes into the compartment. In less than a minute you are done, right on your stern platform, the dock or on the beach. Without the risk to spill and harm the environment or bad smells on you or your guests.

How much do the Carver X, the Carver and the Manta weight?

The Carver X weights 27.5lbs, the Carver weights 26.5lbs and the Manta 35lbs. The battery adds 22.4lbs. So the Carver is approx 49lbs and the Manta 57lbs. The Carver X has two batteries and is 73lbs. Due to the detachable batteries the boards can still be carried by one person and the batteries are attached right before launch without any risk to spill gas into the environment. With the overall low weight and their modularity the boards are really easy to transport and store.

How can I control my speed with the Carver and Carver X?

No handle is needed, that would limit you from managing your balance or doing tricks. Our boards are controlled with a wrist-remote-control were you use finger pressure to adjust the engine power by pressing on the dime size drop attached to the remote housing. We provide 5 different Profiles (E1 - E5) of power distribution. For Expample with E5 the jet reacts lineally to the pressure on the drop like pushing on a trottle (The more you push the more power ist distributed. With the E4 profile (0 to 100%) the jet will directly go to 100% power by pressing on the drop (off2on and maximum power riding). Other profiles like the E1 are staggered with 5 power levels in the profile). All profiles need continous pressure on the drop - easing the drop will always shut down the engine. The difference of the profiles is the way to reach or stay on one desiered power level.

How can I limit my engine power output with the Carver and Carver X?

Our boards are controlled with a wrist-remote-control that is also used to change customer settings without the need of an additional computer or PDA. You can change settings even while being on the water. The Carvers come with 5 different possible power settings (E1 - E5) that will limit the maximum power distribution from the battery/s to the engine/s (E5=100% E4=75% E3=50% E2=25% E1=15%). Limiting the maximum output will extend your runtime. Lighter riders will still get the boards easily planning and be able to enjoy speeds of more than 20mph. Its also good to limit the maximum output if you want to train. Power limitation will always lead to maxspeed limitation, so if you have your kids (14 and older) riding you might want to consider to use the power settings as a parental control.

Motorized vessels must have a fire extinguisher, display tag & numbers. What about your electric jet boards?

You are right, all jet boards are considered vessels and therefore have to meet standards. We have been working with the USCG and are exempt from specific requirements. So other then with any board having a combustion engine, with our electric propelled jet boards you are good to go. All our boards display a sticker to prove this exemption. Also with every board sold we provide a CoO (certificate of origin) that enables you to title the board, get a tag and display the necessary registration numbers. Feel free to share this info with your local authorities and let us know if they have any questions.

Can I operate a Carver or Carver in a No Wake Zone?

The Carver's even they are fast don't cause a huge wake like a boat even if operated at higher speeds. The accepted speed depends to additional regulations that you might meet in specific water areas, like Slow Spped Zones. The minium speed you may maintain is the one that will still give you maneuverability. If you have to pass an Slow or Idle Speed Zone you might want to go as slow as possible. This still will be supported by the Carver's as they - other than most PEJBs - are very buoyent, which will provide you stabability and secure our operational capabilities.

Why is a Tag and the US Coast Guards exemption so important?

All personal jet boards have to be registered as any other propelledvessel, boat or PWC on US waters. Therefore we provide you with the CoO. (Certificate of Origin) that will entitle you to register your Carver or Carver X with your local authorities. The USCG exemption CGB 18-001 is an additional feature for our boards. Vessels, boats and PWC have to meet requirements defined by the USCG. Either the USCG approves that the vessel is build meeting statutes or they may allow exemptions in specific cases. This said: All vessels (i.e. Jetski's) have to have show load stickers, a compartment for a fire extinguishers. Also blowers if they are propelled by an internal gas engine. As we know Personal Jet Boards are not built like vessels, but they still have to follow these rules unless the get EXEMPT. What does that mean to you? Let us use an example. You and a friend ride your jet boards. He has a JetSurf and you a Carver. You get stopped by the USCG or other local authorities out on the water. With their "vessel check" they'll check if the boards are fully functional and carry the equipment that they need to meet the statutes, as mentioned above. It's very likely that both of you will not carry a fire extinguisher, and the JetSurf (although it's an internal gas engine) doesn't have a blower. So, as your friend is not meeting code, at least he'll get fined or the authorities may confiscate the board, as we may assume that it wouldn't be registered and taged either. You are approved and exempt from requirements like blowers, service compartments or fire extinguishers, so you may continue to ride and have fun.

Do I have to have a licence to operate a Carver or Carver X

There are different regulations in most States. In general operating a vessel or PWC is regulated by the age of the operator and the horse power of the vessel or PWC. Most States require courses or licences for younger people or minors. The Carver though was build to provide fun and speed for a wide user range, as its 5,000 Watts (7.6Hp) electric engine is below the age and licence threshold of 8 or 10Hp that is effective in most States. This said - and other than other jet boards - also minors may legally enjoy this sport and have fun on the water. For age and licence restrictions see the link below AND contact your local USCG unit for details.[2.8]Minimum%20Ages%20for%20Non-PWC%20Vessels
Please note that the max power of the Carver X is above 10Hp so younger riders and their guardians should always check local regulations before riding.

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