Our Staff

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

Certifications: AMTA
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.
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Lesley Goodman, LMT

Certification: AMTA
Practicing since 2018
Massage Education:The New School for Massage, Bodywork and Healing
Philosophy: Lesley discovered the powerful benefits of massage when experiencing chronic neck and shoulder problems herself. A graduate of the New School of Massage in Chicago, Lesley incorporates Swedish, myofascial release, deep tissue and trigger point therapies. With a thoughtful style that is both nurturing and wise, she enjoys helping clients relax as well as work through clinical issues.

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.

Justine McMahon, LMT

Certification: AMTA
Practicing since 2018
Massage Education: The Soma Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Philosophy: Justine’s passion has always been to nurture pain-free living for her clients. Justine incorporates trigger point therapy, deep tissue, sport massage and traditional Swedish techniques into a custom treatment that will enhance and keep you at your best. Her warm personality and connection with clients make her massage a wonderful experience that is worth repeating.

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.

Kimberly Patterson, LMT– Assistant Director

Certifications: AMTA, NCBTMB, ICTA: International Cupping Therapy Association
Practicing since 2008
Massage Education: The Soma Institute – Chicago, Illinois
Philosophy: I understand that your daily activities can create a unique combination of physical and mental stress. I listen to each of my client’s goals for their massage; keeping in mind that every “body” is different, and therefore so is each massage. Whether you are interested in massage for relaxation, stress reduction, pain relief, injury recovery, or as part of a training program- I can help. I use a combination of Swedish, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, stretching and Lomi-Lomi to address your needs and to achieve our goals for each session.

McKenzie Pribyl –Office Administrator

McKenzie’s warm personality and attention to detail have fostered a smooth transition to our administrative team. Her highly organized and energetic demeanor provide exceptional support to our clients and staff. A local to the Northshore McKenzie enjoys animals and art.