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How Equestrian Massage can Help You in the Saddle

How Equestrian Massage can Help You in the Saddle

| August 11, 2017

How Equestrian Massage can Help You in the Saddle By Jon Petersen Equestrian massage has been a specialty of Natural Therapy Wellness Center since we opened in 2008.  Being married to an equestrian, I have been around our local riding community for many years.  I appreciate the athleticism of the sport and the amazing bond […]

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Best of The Fox

Best of The Fox

| April 4, 2017

It’s time to vote for Best of the Fox 2017! Every year, the Northwest Herald newspaper sponsors a reader’s poll of their favorite businesses in the McHenry County area. Since 2011, Natural Therapy Wellness Center has been voted: “One of the Best Massage Therapists in McHenry County” We are honored that so many of our clients took the time […]

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Liz, Licensed Massage Therapist

Liz, Licensed Massage Therapist

| March 18, 2017

My name is Liz. My biggest loves in my life are my family, friends, animals, music and sports. I’m crazy about hockey & baseball. Duncan Keith is the best defenseman on the ice! I am a huge cat lover; from kittens to leopards, I love them all. I dream of one day buying a farm […]

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Yvette, Licensed Massage Therapist

Yvette, Licensed Massage Therapist

| February 4, 2017

Yvette is a graduate of Columbia College of Missouri and 2012 graduate of Cortiva Institute in Crystal Lake, IL. She believes that there are many paths to healing and enjoys helping others meet their wellness goals through massage. Yvette practices Thai bodywork, Reiki, deep tissue and relaxation massage. She is STAR Program Certified through Oncology Rehab […]

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Mattie, Licensed Massage Therapist

Mattie, Licensed Massage Therapist

| August 29, 2016

Our business is a reflection of the people who truly make a difference. Mattie, a 2008 Massage Therapy graduate of First Institute in Crystal Lake, practices massage styles ranging from stress relieving relaxation sessions to therapeutic & deep tissue massages. Mattie’s favorite pastimes involve nature walks, painting, watching movies with her children (their favorite is The […]

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Does your horse need a massage?

Does your horse need a massage?

| April 12, 2016

We have a large number of equestrian horse riders who travel to Natural Therapy Wellness Center in McHenry for therapeutic massage for improved flexibility, pain relief and to generally improve their own personal riding skills. Many of those people have asked us if we would massage their horses as well. While the massage therapists in […]

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By George,Get a Thai Yoga Massage!

By George,Get a Thai Yoga Massage!

| January 22, 2016

by Dave I am not a flexible person, in either the figurative or the literal sense. The only thing I do worse than bending at the waist is adapting to change, but for the next sixty minutes, except for breathing, these are the only two things I will be doing. The Thai yoga massage practitioner […]

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Reflexology blog

Reflexology blog

| December 11, 2015

Reflexology by Dave One doesn’t want to brag, but according to the bottom of my foot, I have excellent sinuses. My feet would also be the first to tell you that my hips are limber and that I do not currently suffer from chest congestion. It’s nothing I’d mention in a Christmas letter, but to […]

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Relax. It’s Just Your Nervous System.

Relax. It’s Just Your Nervous System.

| October 29, 2015

Relax. It’s Just Your Nervous System by Dave   At some point during every massage, I lose the will to speak. This came as something of a surprise, as it hadn’t been listed on the McHenry Massage website as one of the various outcomes one might expect from a massage. Improved circulation, yes; temporary loss […]

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Heal Your Body, Sooth Your Mind

Heal Your Body, Sooth Your Mind

| September 22, 2015

By Dave Because I am not one, I am always amazed by people who are able to enjoy something without analyzing it to death. These are the people who go to the comedy club ready to laugh, while I sit in the back row with my notebook and pen, ready to transcribe my favorite material. […]

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