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Our mission is to provide each client with a therapeutic and relaxing experience.  Massage-Works promotes body awareness to achieve the highest level of relief from your aches and pains.

What Type of Massage do you

Massage therapy helps with:

*sciatica  * relaxation * fibromyalgia * headaches
*plantar fascitis * sports massage * much more!

-Massage
-Cupping
-Pregnancy Massage
-Offsite Massage
-Reflexology
-Hot Stone Massage

Treat your employees or clients to chair massages!
Rates are $60 per hour (2 hour minimum) 
Freeport and surrounding area

MASSAGE THERAPISTS

Damon Thomas, LMT

Hello My Name is Damon Thomas, I am a proud father of 3 beautiful children, two girls and a boy. I have been practicing massage therapy and Qi Gong for 4yrs and currently training in Wu Style Tai Qi. I truly enjoy the job of massage therapist because of the influence and the change massage therapy can have on a person for the better. I have learned to blend the arts of Qi Gong and Massage Therapy together to give my clients the best results from each session. I recently became certified in the Niel Asher Technique to treat frozen shoulder, I am also certified in Russian Sports Massage as taught by O Wellness Inc. I am also offering Qi Gong classes to small classes. I believe that each person has the power to be healthy and pain free on their own, but from time to time need the assistance of massage and proper breathing techniques. So together we can bring the mind, body, and spirit back into Balance.

Anna Julius, LMT

Hello, I am Anna Julius. I am married and have one daughter and a step-son. The farming community is my origin of work ethic. I received my Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate at Highland Community College in 1996, and have worked in the health care system for most of my adult life. I believe that a person’s health is more than the physical. I received my Licensed Massage Therapy Degree at Rasmussen College, and earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Complementary and Alternative Health at Ashford University. Education: Highland Community College- 1996; Rasmussen College- 2012; Ashford University- 2014 Memberships: AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) Hobbies: I enjoy sewing and crocheting blankets in my spare time, and I’m an avid rock collector.

Wanona Wellspring Ceisel, LMT DN

I became interested in body work in Austin during my early college years in 1970. I learned techniques from massage therapists and chiropractors and quickly saw a correlation between our emotions and the muscle tension. I have always been a spiritual person so I studied counseling skills which helped me listen attentively to patients' needs and complaints. I found amazing support through the medicinal use of herbs when I was bitten by a spider and the venom was circulating in my bloodstream. I have used herbs and natural remedies from herbs and essential oils to raise all four of my children; three of whom were born at home. I love to teach and have owned two massage schools; Austin Centre of Well Being, and Wellspring Center of Natural Healing Arts. I developed the curriculum and taught the programs in Austin, Texas and in Naperville, Illinois. When I moved to Illinois in 1995 there was no licensing for massage therapy, but the Naprapathic license had just been initiated. I was thrilled to be able to continue my profession as a soft tissue expert. Wellspring Massage incorporates bodywork and energy balancing along with Naprapathy, Craniosacral Therapy, and Myofascial Therapy. My husband and I retired to Stephenson County and found a beautiful piece of land just north of Lena. We love to garden and use organic practices and grow a variety off lowers, fruits and vegetables. Education: University of Texas at Austin, Studio Art major; National College of Naprapathic Medicine,1999 graduate, Doctorate of Naprapathy; Highland Community College, Associates Degree in Art 2018 Publications: Aromatherapy for Pain, appeared in 2011 in the Journal of Prolotherapy Fundamentals of Facial Therapy, AMTA publication date 2012 Memberships: Illinois Naprapathic Association, American Massage Therapy Association, Lena Historic Society, University of Illinois Extension Office Master Gardener Interests: Gardening,sewing, guitar, singing, crocheting, crafts, painting, walking, weight lifting,aromatherapy, yoga, and dancing, enjoying mornings with my Blue Heeler and cats.

Sara Horn

Hello, my name is Sara Horn, and I live here is Freeport with my husband, our three kids, and our three pets. Before becoming a massage therapist, my previous educational background was in dance. I have a BFA in Theater and Dance performance from NIU DeKalb, and I taught ballet and contemporary dance for over 15 years. During my years of dance training, the seeds were planted that would blossom into a passion for therapeutic massage. My dance studies included anatomy and kinesiology, specifically muscle actions and planes of movement. More importantly, I developed an interest in achieving correct body alignment, and learning to move more freely and efficiently, without pain or tension. I learned that correct body alignment and efficient movement patterns are not only necessary for dancing beautifully, they are the keys to preventing injury and chronic pain. As a massage therapist, my goal is to help my patients release tension, relieve pain and increase mobility so that better body alignment becomes possible, and movement becomes easier. Since completing my massage training at SOHMAR (School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology) in Downers Grove, IL, and becoming licensed as a massage therapist in 2013, I have continued my education through the study of John Barnes Myofascial Release technique. Myofascial Release is a slow, gentle releasing and stretching of the body’s connective tissue, called fascia, and has been my most effective tool in releasing chronic tension. Most recently, I have completed courses in Myofascial Release designed specifically for releasing the head, neck, shoulders, and thoracic region, and for the lumbar spine and pelvis. If you would like to learn more about myofascial release, please visit myofascialrelease.com.

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