Meet The Team

 

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Crystal Dorado, LMT, RMT, CST, ARP

Founder/Staff Trainer

Fluency – English, Spanish
Services – Therapeutic Massages, Asian Bodywork, Reiki, Craniosacral, Akashic Records, Guided Meditations, Energy Wellness

Crystal has been committed to massage therapy and holistic healing for nearly a decade and is continuously yearning for new ways to perfect her craft every single day. Despite having moved across the country throughout most of her adult life, the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago has always been the place she considered home. Due to growing up in a traditional Mexican household, Crystal swiftly learned the potential of holistic remedies has on personal health through her grandparents. In 2006, Crystal went on to receive her Associate’s Degree in Occupational Health Sciences with a specialty in Therapeutic Massage from Centura College while she resided with her family in Virginia Beach. Crystal considers natural healing methods to be a large part of her Mexican heritage and family history, which is why she found the transition into massage therapy to be nearly seamless.

Although Crystal’s journey as a massage therapist began a lot like most others, as time moved on she began to discover more about herself and the world around us, and thus began to incorporate spirituality into her methodology. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Crystal has gone on to become a certified Reiki master, Craniosacral therapist and a certified Akashic Records practitioner. Her unique background and experiences have allowed Crystal to become a healer unlike any other, one who is constantly pushing herself to become a better therapist and find new methods to better aid her clients on their paths to healing. Crystal opened Verde Wellness & Massage in 2011 with the intention of creating a tranquil atmosphere for everyone who walks through its doors and to try and make the world a more caring and peaceful place one client at a time.

Quote -Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

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Laura Julian, Esthetician

Staff Mentor/Spa Manager

Fluency – English, Spanish
Services – Skincare, Waxing, Cupping

Laura has been an active medical esthetician for nearly twenty years and has always devoted herself to treating every one of her clients with care and delicacy. Throughout her career Laura has found herself practicing at numerous accredited institutions all throughout the city of Chicago. Laura excels at treatments that are suitable for both men and women including advance microdermabrasion, chemical peels, acne treatments and waxing techniques.

Quote - “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

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Yolanda Hernandez, LMT

Assistant Spa Manager

Fluency – English, Spanish
Services – Signature, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Dojo, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Zen, Cupping, Peppermint Seaweed Twist, Body Scrub, Chakra Balancing, Reflexology, Reiki

Since she began her career as a massage therapist in 2014, Yolanda has found herself not only growing professionally but spiritually as well. Yolanda is immensely driven and committed, finding herself consistently bettering her craft and continuously adding to her the long list of modalities she provides. One of the central reasons Yolanda chose massage therapy as her career path was the satisfaction gained from helping and healing others. Yolanda also finds the massage environment to be a comforting atmosphere full of relaxation and peace and yearns to share that comfort with everyone she meets.

Quote - “Allow me to touch each one with healing hands, for the gentle art for which I stand. Let the divine force flow from me to you, let our energy and spirit renew.”

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Gaby Arias, LMT

Lead Massage Therapist

Fluency – English, Spanish
Services – Signature, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Dojo, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Zen, Cupping, Peppermint Seaweed Twist, Body Scrub, Chakra Balancing, Reflexology, Reiki

Gaby is a massage therapist that is committed to the belief of relieving others of pain and stress through massage in the comfort of a warm and tranquil location. Before entering massage therapy, Gaby initially attended Fox College with the intention to pursue a degree in Business Administration but soon realized that this wasn’t the path for her. Gaby has stated that for as long as she can remember healing through massage has always maintained a special place throughout her life. Having grown up in a traditional Mexican home where the use of holistic medicine was a common practice, this form of healing proved to be a massive influence on Gaby’s decision to pursue massage. Gaby began her journey at The Soma Institute where she then studied in their Clinical Massage Therapy program. Driven by the desire to heal others, Gaby utilizes her immense knowledge to ensure that she provides the best possible service to her clients.

Quote - "A good massage therapist is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find but lucky to have."

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Sandy Chen, LMT

Spa & Event Planner

Fluency – English, Cantonese, Toisanese
Services – Signature, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Hot Stone, Dojo, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Zen, Cupping, Peppermint Seaweed Twist, Body Scrub, Chakra Balancing, Reflexology, Reiki

Due to growing up in traditional Chinese household that favored the practice of holistic medicine, Sandy entered massage therapy with a prior knowledge that many of her colleagues did not. Sandy has been a practicing massage therapist since 2013, and as soon as she was able to get a hands on experience with massage she found an instant passion for the craft. Sandy is constantly learning and is always finding new ways to care for her clients with good intentions and dedication.

Quote - “You need me to knead you, trust me.”

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Jeanette Arista, LMT

Fluency – English, Spanish
Services – Signature, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Dojo, Trigger Point, Zen

Jeanette is a firm believer in taking a holistic approach to healing and has been able to find satisfaction in her ability to help others and improve their health and wellness. A graduate from Northwestern College, Jeanette has found massage to open doors for her within numerous aspects of her life.

Quote -"Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live".

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Angel Moore, LMT

Fluency – English
Services – Signature, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Dojo, Trigger Point, Zen

Following an unfortunate accident that left her visually impaired, Angel found herself having to seek out a career that would accommodate her disability. Once she decided to pursue massage therapy she found this new profession to be a perfect fit. Due to her disability and her reliance on her other senses, primarily touch, Angel is able to provide a unique approach to healing through massage. Since Angel began as a therapist she has quickly come to love massage and become confident in providing an exquisite experience to each and every client.

Quote - “I’m a massage therapist. What’s your superpower?”