Meet Our Therapists

Please meet our State of Illinois Licensed therapists.

 
 

Amanda Basham

Amanda has been practicing Massage Therapy for 10 years! She specializes in Trigger Point Therapy Massage, which helps manage and relieve pain when it’s due to one or more trigger points. Amanda specializes in several other modalities and can modify every session to each client’s needs. Her talents include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Sports Therapy, and Hot Stone. Amanda is constantly evolving as a therapist and hopes to add Cranial Sacral and Lymphatic Drainage to her growing list of talents. When she’s not massaging, she’s studying for a degree in Social Work OR spending time with her beautiful family.

 

Bentley Hall

Bentley graduated with his Massage Therapy certificate from Midwest Technical Institute in March of 2023. Bentley specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Hot Towel Treatment. Bentley loves helping people get through their aches and pains. He also loves working with people who have suffered from injuries or surgeries to help them along in their recovery. Bentley wants to learn more modalities in the future to help grow his work as a Massage Therapists. Bentley is a joy to work with and understands how important it is for clients to find relief with every massage.

 
 

Courtney Hudson

I graduated massage school at Illinois Valley Community College in December of 2012. I enjoy helping people relax and melt away stress while also focusing to ease some aches and pains. My most natural pressure is a medium to medium firm, but I'm happy to do light work and am capable of doing some deep pressure for a short period of time or in a specific area. I do Swedish, prenatal, and cancer massage. I've taken classes for aromatherapy, headaches, tmj, reflexology, and lymphatic drainage that I can incorporate into the Swedish massage or as personalized massage.

 
 

Dekitha Jackson

As a little girl, I always knew I wanted to be in the medical field, so in my young adult years, I became a personal caretaker for the elderly and disabled. I liked helping those who had a difficult time helping themselves. I wanted to go further, so I decided to go to college. I applied and graduated from Everest University in Chicago with the highest honors as a Medical Assistant in 2006. I then went back to Everest University and graduated as Valedictorian with the highest honors and perfect attendance as a Massage Therapist. I specialize in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Geriatric, Sports, Aromatherapy, Chakra Therapy, Headache or Migraine, and Oncology massages. I am a member of the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork) and also a member and Alumni of the National Technical Honor Society.

 

Don Thorpe

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.

 
 

Jamie Cioni

Jamie has been a licensed massage therapist since 2018. Working with people to help ease tension and find relief from aches and pains is a passion of hers. Everyone needs a little break once and a while and her goal is to provide a comfortable relaxing experience that allows people to unwind from the every day grind. Jamie is able to provide multiple services such as, prenatal, Swedish, and sports massage. She will customize each massage session to fit each clients needs and address any areas of tension. Jamie is able to provide deep tissue when needed and/or a relaxing light to medium pressure as well. She believes that the most rewarding part of a massage therapy practice is when we see someone walk in the door stressed out or in pain and then leave the session calm and smiling.

 
 

Jeri Lynn Abernathy

Upon graduation from the Cayce Reilly School of Massage in Virginia Beach, Va in 2009, Jeri Lynn practiced as a therapist at the Edgar Cayce Health Center and Spa for the next several years. As well as working on the faculty at the School of Massage. To this day, she practices the copyrighted C/R Massage: This is a blend of Swedish, Osteopathic, and Neuropathic techniques, bringing attention to all major muscle groups and limbs, as well as abdomen, torso, back. The sequence of the massage along with the use of vibration, stretching, and range of motion, brings emphasis to relaxation and balance to the nervous system. She has studied and practices Reiki , Reflexology, and Cranial Sacral Therapy. “My Intention as a therapist is to integrate Body, Mind, Spirit and enhance optimal health and wellness for each client”.

 
 

Johnna Aschenbrenner

Johnna graduated with her certification in massage therapy from Midwest Technical Institute in June of 2022. Johnna specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Stones, Reflexology, and the use of hot towels. She has a passion for helping others with massage by relieving their aches and pains and hopes to help more people as she continues to add more modalities to her skill set while gaining experience and continues her career as a massage therapist.

 
 

Jordyn Bateson

Introducing, Jordyn to the Aches Away family. She recently graduated from Midwest Technical Institute back in January of 2023. Though she’s new to massage, Jordyn is eager to add more modalities in the near future. She currently specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, and likes to use hot towels as needed. Jordyn describes her pressure as Medium/Firm, but can also apply Light or Deep pressure when requested. Her enjoyment from massage comes from helping others relax and feel better in this hectic world. Jordyn is soft spoken and one of the friendliest people you’ll meet. When she’s not working, she loves spending her free time with friends, family, and her dog!

 
 

Lynne Robinson

Lynne Robinson earned her certificate in Massage Therapy from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield in May 2011. She has since developed her signature therapeutic massage: a blend of Swedish with deep tissue, and trigger point modalities adjusted to the specific needs of the clients. Lynne also specializes in biomagnetic cupping therapy, and always marvels at how effective this can be for chronic pain. Lynne brings a calm, grounded presence to every bodywork session, and is driven by her passion to make a difference in the lives of fatigued and in-pain clients. When not massaging, Lynne enjoys tennis, reading, and deep-diving into self-discovery and shamanic intuitive healing practices.

 
 

Matt Rapp

Matt graduated with his certification in massage therapy from Midwest Technical Institute in March of 2020. Before that he studied exercise science at Lindenwood University-Belleville for 3 years. Matt specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and the use of hot towels. He looks forward to adding modalities to his skill set as he gains experience and continues his career as a massage therapist.

 
 

Matthew "Matt" Brennan

Matt was born and raised in Bloomington. He started down the path of a massage therapist as a Reiki practitioner in 2006. In, 2011, he went to Virginia Beach and graduated from Cayce/Reilly School of Massage after earning his National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork certification. Matt also earned his reflexology certification in 2013. Matt believes including Breathwork helps make the body, mind, and spirit connection with therapeutic massage. When he isn't focusing on his massage passion, Matt spends time with family, gardening, and playing golf.

 
 
 

Selina Casarez

Selina grew up in a small town called Clinton, Illinois. She graduated from Midwest Technical Institute in January of 2023. Selina specializes in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue (to an extent), Aromatherapy, and Hot Towel Therapy. She describes her pressure as Medium/Firm with Deep Tissue as needed. Selina went into massage in hopes of making people feel better and help them live a pain free life. She looks forward to more education and adding more modalities in the near future. In her free time, Selina likes to spend time with friends and family as well as her two dogs!

 
 

Tammy Gadberry

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.

 
 

Trina Cunningham - Not Receiving New Clients

Trina Cunningham attended Healthy Connections massage school here in Bloomington and has been doing massage since 2009. She offers Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, and Cupping. “I feel extremely blessed to have found my calling in life. The only thing I love more than massage would be my loving husband and our three crazy kids!” Trina applies naturally firm pressure, but through her experience can personalize each massage to meet every individual client’s needs. “I can promise you all that I will always greet you with a smile and give 110% of myself every massage.”