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Joan Schraith Cole

Joan Schraith Cole

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Joan Schraith Cole (217)356-7475 324 N Neil St, Studio Helix Champaign, IL 61821

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About Joan

My preference is to work with clients dealing with acute or chronic issues limiting painfree mobility in a particular area, like a hand, or ankle, or shoulder.  These sessions ONLY focus on the particular area.

I don't do standard Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage.  The only full-body massage styles I offer are

  • Gentle Pain Calming - a clothed style that does not involve turning over - the entire massage is done with the client reclining face-up on the massage table.  I have training in Dermoneuromodulation and SMRT (Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique), and incorporate these approaches in the session.

  • Fijian Myofascial Massage - Barefoot Deep Tissue Sports/Maintenance Massage (Floor Mat) - I use my feet (and sometimes hands) to give a deep-feeling full-body massage - another clothed style, but the client must be able to get down on the floor and get up off the floor.

While I used to have a busy practice of table-based deep tissue massage with lotion, I no longer offer that style of massage.  There are many other local therapists who offer table-based relaxation and health-maintenance styles of massage, and I encourage you to book with them if that is what you are looking for.  I am open to performing housecalls, however, I do not carry a table.  Generally, I do such work on the client's own furniture (e.g. dining chair or recliner), but I can also bring the mat and pillows for Fijian work. 

I've been doing massage professionally since 2006, and am moving more into educating other massage therapists, and supporting the clients I already have long-established relationships with.  I do have some specialty areas of work where people have recommended me, and I can't think of anyone else local to recommend, so I'm not 100% a closed practice, but very nearly so. In practical terms this means that I have very few (and in some months, *no*) openings, and they might be at an inconvenient time.  

Techniques practiced

  • Geriatric Massage
  • Movement Education
  • Myofascial release
  • On site chair massage
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Other

Where I practice

  • Client’s House
  • Client’s Office
  • Wellness Center

Clients accepted

male, female, children

Education

Certified by BCTMB
State license/Certificate: IL 227.006987
Experience: 11-20 years

Insurance

I do not accept insurance

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