Our Staff

John G. Louis, LMT, CIMI – Founder & Director

Certifications: AMTA, Active Isolated Stretch Practicing since: 1980 Massage Education: Raymond Smith, Evanston, Illinois Philosophy: I tailor-make each treatment based on my client’s unique needs at his/her time of service. My goal is to make a significant therapeutic change with every visit. My massage therapy career began working full time with professional athletes. In 1989, I founded Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka. Most recently, I served as the massage therapist for the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox baseball team. In addition to operating the clinic, I also own Acuforce International, Inc., a company that makes innovative healthcare products. Since 1999, I’ve served on the Advisory Board of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and serve as a Clinical Instructor for Trinity University, Deerfield, Illinois. I’m also a columnist for Massage Today Magazine. Linkedin Profile

Mikayla Henry, LMT

Certification: AMTA Practicing since 2019 Massage Education:The Soma Institute – Chicago, Illinois Philosophy: A graduate of Chicago’s Soma Institute, Mikayla uses a mixture of sports massage, deep tissue, trigger-point therapy, Swedish and aromatherapy to help her clients feel their best both physically and mentally. “I’ve always had a passion for helping others and massage has given me an outlet for that passion.” In her spare time she enjoys listening to music & audiobooks and making art.

Felicia Holtz LMT

Certification: AMTA, NCBTMB, Pre-and perinatal Massage Practicing since 2000 Massage Education: Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Upledger Institute Philosophy: I strive to meet each client’s needs with a diverse, ever-expanding assortment of techniques. I utilize Myofascial Release, Swedish and muscle therapy (Deep Tissue) as my primary methods. I draw from Cranialsacral Therapy, Somatoemotional Release, Reiki and sound healing for deeper integration of the mindbody complex. It is my great honor and pleasure to work with expectant mothers and their babies. A treatment with me will address pain issues but also be a deeply soothing , nourishing experience.

Jason Kropifko, LMT

Certifications: AMTA, NCBTMB, Performance Enhancement Sports Massage Practicing since: 2004 Massage Education: The Soma Institute – Chicago, Illinois Philosophy: I listen to each client’s specific needs and try to determine a treatment plan that will best benefit their health and wellbeing. Because each client’s needs vary from one situation to another, I like to fuse together different techniques according to their needs. Some of the techniques I specialize in are: trigger point therapy, myofascial release techniques, stress and pain reduction, Swedish, sports, and deep tissue massage.

Danielle Mitchell, LMT

Certification: AMTA Practicing Since: 2017 Massage Education: The Soma Institute – Chicago, Illinois Philosophy:I believe massage is not just a luxury; it plays an important role in self-care and preventing injury. I listen carefully to my client’s specific treatment goals and tailor their massage to meet those goals. I use a combination of techniques including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stress/pain reduction, Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage and body mobilization/stretching. I love my job and having my clients walk out the door refreshed, relaxed, happy and able to move more fluidly than when they came is is a great reward.

Marissa Motsinger –Office Administrator

Marissa’s warm personality and attention to detail have fostered a smooth transition to our administrative team. Highly organized and energetic, Marissa offers exceptional support to our clients and staff. Although a native to the Northshore, her love for people and adventurous spirit have had her living in El Salvador and California in recent years.