Tara M. Renfrow, LMT
Having worked in a spa and a chiropractor's office, I believe that a massage therapy session should have a balance of theraputic and relaxing benefits. By being able to completely relax the body is able to regain its balance. My sessions are customized to what the client needs with a focus on deactivating muscle adhesions (knots & trigger points). I use a variety of massage modalities such as Swedish, neuromuscular, trigger point and reflexology to help my clients balance their mind. body and spirit. I am certified in hot stone massage, cupping therapy, bamboo, raindrop aromatherapy, aromatherapy and Kansa Vatki Foot Massage.
Lonna Miller, LMT
I have worked in an office/corporate environment for many years. I enjoy giving massages to co-workers with tension in neck and shoulders and helping alleviate stress...if just for a few minutes. This desire to heal and nurture others led me to attend and graduate from the Massage Therapy program at the College of Lake County. My style would be considered Integrative Massage Therapy. I incorporate Swedish, trigger point, neuromuscular, some reflexology and cranial/sacral and have an emphasis on range of motion. I evaluate your posture, stance and habits offering stretches and suggestions to correct what may be hindering your health and body. Providing wellness and education is vital so that you may have a greater awareness of your body and take any necessary steps to become your very best, healthy self.
Gloria Salazar, LMT
After acquiring an Associate’s Arts Degree from Columbia College, I decided to pursue a career in massage after receiving physical therapy for a personal injury. The therapy made such a profound improvement in my recovery that I was compelled to pursue a career as a massage therapist. Receiving my certification from the College of Lake County has allowed me to support people in their desire to become free of debilitating pain though a program of massage and easy-to-do exercises that only take 5 minutes a day. I believe physical and mental health is essential for living a happier life, so exercising, meditating, and practicing yoga is important for overall health. I strive to bring positive energy, happiness, and overall well-being in an understanding and nonjudgmental way. My goal is to make every experience and enjoyable one.
Crystal Ortiz, LMT
I have always known I wanted to work in the Health Care profession. While attending the College of Lake County I have been able to fulfill my dream and passion by being certified by the state of Illinois as a Nursing Assistant, and now, as a Massage Therapist. My skills include Swedish Massage, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Sports and Injury Rehabilitation Massage, Connective Tissue Therapy, Prenatal Massage, and Infant Massage. Being a wife and mother of two, receiving massages whenever possible has been very beneficial to me, my family, and our well-being, therefore I recommend it for everyone. I speak both English and Spanish and I am very excited to be joining the Natural Balance team.