Meet Our Therapists
Please meet our State of Illinois Licensed therapists.
Ada Givan completed massage therapy in 2015 at Lincoln College of Normal. A native of Chicago, IL., relocated to Bloomington 14 years ago to raise her family of now 6 children. As a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and instructor, health, wellness and relaxation has always been the focus of my career which began in 2001. Continuous education, intuition and listening to your clients are key towards maximizing an individual's potential to heal and restore balance. Areas of study and dedication include oncology, trigger point, Swedish, acupressure and pregnancy. Having worked closely with both chiropractors and physical therapist, the goal is to relieve pain and customize a plan according to the specific needs and goals of each individual. Hobbies include, reading, singing, spending quality time with family and bringing laughter to others.
Amy D. Brown
Amy D. Brown graduated with her massage certification from Parkland College in 2008. She is a part-time Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage. She also has a B.A. in Music from Butler University. She specializes in Swedish/Relaxation massage, Prenatal massage, and Sports massage. She is also acquainted with lymphatic drainage massage and TMJ disorder work. A former competitive athlete in gymnastics, cross country, swimming and golf, she is familiar with the muscles that are involved in all of these sports, and enjoys working with fellow athletes.
Andrea M. Phillips
Andrea M. Phillips graduated with her massage education in April of 2002 from the Midwest College of Cosmetology in Normal. She specializes in Swedish/Relaxation Massage, as well as Deep Tissue therapy. She is also a member of the Hands-On Trade Association. In addition to relaxing sore muscles, Andrea truly believes massage is a way to release the stresses of everyday life. Recently adding more hours to her schedule, she looks forward to sharing her time helping clients feel the same way!
Don Thorpe studied St. John's Neuromuscular Therapy through a 4-year apprenticeship under Tracy Jones. He specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy but also provides Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Kinesio Taping. He is a member of the International Massage Association and a certified personal trainer. Don has continued his education in neuromuscular therapy receiving recognition as a certified Precision Neuromuscular Therapist. If you haven't already and want to read more about Don go to About Us.
Joan Baier graduated from Healthy Connections School of massage in May 2002 with her certification in massage therapy. Joan comes with 15 years experience of working for a physical therapy company. She provided soft tissue mobilization and myofascial release for therapy patients. These years of experience make her an expert in helping clients manage chronic and acute pain. She specializes in Neuromuscular therapy, Sports and Deep tissue massage as well as Swedish/Relaxation massage. In addition to massage therapy, Joan is also a Reiki practitioner. Joan's strengths include being able to customize a massage to suit your needs. Her style is a blend of therapeutic and specific pressure combined with relaxing strokes to provide the best possible outcome for her clients.
LaTanya Spiller graduated with her massage education in June of 2013 from Lincoln College in Normal, IL. She specializes in Swedish/Relaxation Massage. For added therapy, she incorporates the use of hot towels (hydrotherapy). She also excels in the the art of the Hot Stone massage and can use either regular hot stones or Himalayan hot stones. LaTanya can also perform Pregnancy, TMJ, Aromatherapy and Deep Tissue.
Paulina graduated from the Denver School of Massage Therapy in 2016. She went on to make quick use of her abilities by helping athletes in the NHL, UFC, NFL, and MLB. This has given her a wealth of knowledge that she enjoys sharing with others. Paulina’s skill set includes but is not limited to Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, Lymph Drainage, Reflexology, TMJ and Sports specialties.
Savannah Swanlund began her healthcare career as a Physical Therapist Assistant after graduating Peoria Central College in 2005. Savannah soon realized that recovery and outcomes within the Physical Therapy setting derived greatly from hands on approaches. Savannah received her Massage Therapist License in 2014. Savannah holds a personal trainer certification with an additional certificate in nutrition. Savannah has worked diligently to assist in providing the individualized approach to wellness for each patient and client. Savannah understands the demands that life presents as she is a mother of 5 and was raised in a large family. Savannah has a passion and drive in her selected career endeavors derived from her upbringing including the influence from her Grandmother and Mother's devotion to the family owned health food stores.
Tammy Gadberry graduated with her massage certification from Lincoln College Normal Il in June 2011. She obtained her Illinois state license for massage therapy and received her board certification October 2011. Tammy specializes in swedish/relaxtion and deep tissue work and combines them to get the best outcome for the client. She feels that massage is an art form that needs to be tailored to fit each clients needs. Tammy has lived in Pontiac Il her whole life and loves boating, water skiing and snowmobiling. She is looking forward to putting her massage skills to work for you.
Tashara graduated La James College in Mason City Iowa 2013 with her Massage Therapy diploma. She came here looking for a hometown with a more peaceful environment and more opportunity. After losing a close friend in 2010 to an unknown blood clot, Tashara sought out massage therapy as a way to connect and be aware of the human body. She seeks to help others become aware of their bodies and help them to take care of themselves. She loves volleyball, pool, and listening to great music. She looks forward to helping you treat yourself and not cheat yourself. Now come visit.