Meet Our Therapists & Acupuncturist

Janice Staron -Acupuncturist

Janice Scott Staron, L.Ac.

Janice is a certified and licensed acupuncturist in IL and with the AAAOM. In addition Janice is board-prepared in Chinese Herbology.  Janice grew up in Chicago and lives on Chicago’s northside. Janice had a career in healthcare administration for years before following her dream to officially study and learn energy medicine. She attended a four year Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) school in Chicago while continuing full time work at Northwestern’s Integrative Medicine Center. Following graduation Janice worked at Northwestern as an acupuncturist for a brief time, and then started her own freelance acupuncture business, and has been working steadily in Chicago, Frankfort and Lagrange IL. Janice is proud of her research work at Northwestern in the Reproductive Endocrinology Department working with fertility patients. Janice is a Reiki II practitioner, and a reflexologist.  Janice works with clients in a cooperative environment and always appreciates their trust in her work. She enjoys reading biographies and memoirs, going to museums and plays, enjoying nature’s seasons, traveling and speaking Spanish. Janice studies intuition and spirituality and enjoys discovering the energy world around and within her.

Education:

BA DePaul, Organizational Behavior

MS Oriental Medicine, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine,

BS Nutrition, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

Reiki Level II

Studied Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield

 

Professional Membership:

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, AAAOM

IL Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, ILAAOMClinical

 

interests:

Allergies, insomnia, headache, fertility, women’s health, facial rejuvenation, acute pain, pregnancy support, fatigue, emotional issues, smoking cessation, PTSD

Chisato

Born in Japan, Chisato (chee-sah-toe) began her career as a Shiatsu practitioner. But a move from San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii and further training expanded her skill set to include Western modalities like Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Her skills and techniques are based on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, which are well suited towards clinical massage. At the same time, her relaxation massage is superb for those who want to simply de-stress and feel good. Chisato’s goal for a session is to customize and meet every client’s needs. She likes to use straight forward communication to make each session succeed in the best, possible way.

Chisato loves living in Chicago for all its wonderful activities and entertainment. When she’s not playing oboe in a community orchestra or catching a free concert at Grant Park, she’s playing with her lab/cattle dog Janus or drinking her favorite IPA at a local Northcenter bar.

Her certifications include Shiatsu, Clinical/Orthopedic massage, Pre and Parinatal massage and Hot stone therapy.

Credentials/Schooling
IL State Licensed Massage Therapist (L.M.T.), Since 2010
NCBTMB ( National Certification ), Since 2009
Member Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Honolulu Massage Academy, 2009
San Francisco School of Massage, 2005

Jen

Jen Napoli graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1998. Since then she has explored many modalities but her work is most strongly
influenced by her Shiatsu training. She began doing Shiatsu in 2006. She incorporates a lot of movement and stretching in her treatments to
deeply affect and relax the muscles. She finds its a wonderful adjunct to massage techniques. Helping others care for themselves is a grand profession and she is most grateful for it.

Marek

An enthusiastic and skilled remedial massage therapist with experience in both Western and Eastern modalities, such as: Asian Restoration Therapy, Deep tissue, Relaxation, Swedish massage, and Sports massage. Offering highly organized treatment services for client’s enhanced mobility, better flexibility so as to enable clients to be more successful in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.

EDUCATION:

* Licensed Massage Therapist

* Certified Asian Bodywork Practitioner (American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia)

* Asian Restoration Therapist (Pacific and Asian Restoration Therapies of Dan Zan Ryu)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Member of American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) since 2006

Member of American Judo and Jujitsu Federation (AJJF) since 2007

3rd degree Black Belt in Jujitsu – American Judo & Jujitsu Federation

He has black belt in Jujitsu and practice Martial Arts for over 15 years.

In 2010 he opened his own Martial Art School. He teaches children from 4-15 years old as well as adults. He promotes healthy life styles, and provides YOGA classes twice a week. He loves to teach and share knowledge about human anatomy and body mechanics.

He has two children, loves nature and spends free time with wife and kids hiking in States Parks.

Margaret

Margaret grew up in Buffalo New York, but after living in Chicago for over 25 years, she now considers it home. She has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and English Literature, and her former career included work with adults with developmental and physical disabilities, children in foster care, and elementary school based counseling. She currently combines her massage therapy practice with her other human services work.

Margaret has been practicing massage therapy for 9 years. She graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2006. She has worked in massage therapy office settings and has her own private practice. Margaret prides herself on her thorough and comprehensive work during a standard massage session. She will pay close attention to each muscle group and direct attention to needed areas. Her standard massage combines the techniques of Swedish and Acupressure massage, with clinical work targeted at specific muscular issues identified.

Margaret’s interest in anatomy and kinesiology guide her practice. She uses body (limb) mobilization techniques to access muscle tissue and influence attachment areas. She will tailor your session to target needed clinical work for specific muscular issues. Margaret is skilled at addressing specific complaints that involve spasms, cramps, overuse, strained muscle areas, fascial and muscle binding, and general pain.

Margaret loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and travel. She enjoys taking cardio and strength training classes at her gym and has surprised herself with an interest in Zumba and Aqua Zumba.

Chicago School Of Massage Therapy 2006

Massage Therapy and Bodywork License 2006

Training Includes:

Swedish Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Myofacsial Release
Clinical Massage
Sports Massage
Pre and Post Natal Massage
Trigger Point Therapy

Marilyn

Marilyn Fumagalli joins the professional staff at Be Well with 2+ decades as a massage therapist, mentor and teacher.

A 1989 graduate of Class 15 at Chicago School of Massage Therapy (now Cortiva), Marilyn’s wealth of hands-on experience, coupled with staying current with continuing education courses in the health and wellness field, keep her ever-expanding repertoire interesting and varied.

Marilyn is skilled in the following modalities: Swedish/Relaxation Massage, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Body Mobilization Technique, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Pregnancy/Pospartum Massage*, Lymph Massage and Energy Healing (Eden Energy Medicine, Quantum Lightweaving, Pranic Healing, Reiki and Kahuna Healing).

Her ethics and philosophy of approach respectfully focuses on the client’s goal for each therapy session. As a soft tissue specialist, regard is given for each individual’s comfort with their ability to receive, in addition the shape, tone and timbre of their musculature. Marilyn’s approach incorporates knowledge of body physiology thoroughly addressing the muscle insertion, attachment and muscle belly for a complete release of holding patterns.

Each session builds on the previous — reinforcing healthy cellular memory, so a regular commitment to consistent and frequent appointments is optimal. For Marilyn, it is an honor to be part a client’s process in rejuvenation and ease of the physical body, along with establishing a mind/body/spirit connection in a clean, safe and relaxing environment.

Coming from a personal space of peace and grounded balance rooted in 40+ years as a dedicated practitioner of Transcendental Meditation serves as the fountain and springboard that brings Marilyn huge professional rewards. Because of this, she is honored and humbled to be a participant in the profound nature of the healing arts field as her chosen profession and the key to the longevity of her career.

Zoe

Zoe was born and raised in Chicago. She grew up in Lincoln Park where her childhood was filled with John Denver music, rainbows, and unicorns. Zoe credits her mom’s holistic sensibilities and homeopathic curiosities that set the foundation, in her formative years, for her regard to the body and its operation. She continued to nurture this way of thinking when she enlisted in massage school.

She graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy in March of 2006. Her specialty is performing detailed and specific work to areas that need clinical and therapeutic treatment. She is certified in Sports massage, as well as Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Pre-natal, Head, Neck & Shoulder massage Hot Stones massage.
Since entering the world of professional massage therapy, she has only become more ambitious in revealing the body’s true potential to flourish.

In her personal life, she is runner. When she is not running, she is working out at the fitness center. She enjoys walking for miles. She is a current student earning an associates degree in diet and nutrition–an addendum to her career as a licensed massage therapist. Zoe likes listening to music: Neko Case and The Church, good instrumentals, rainy days, baking, and her two cats.

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