Karen is the Founder of Enlightened and has
been learning about natural healing for the
past 15 years, when she had to heal her own
body from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other
issues. While healing her own body, she
discovered how important it is to heal all
aspects of oneself for true permanent
healing, meaning, one must not only address
the physical body, but the emotional, mental
and spiritual or causal layers of the body,
as well. Karen has specialized in helping
people heal all four of these aspects of
oneís being and putting extra emphasis on
healing our emotions and unconscious
issues. She has learned about cellular
memory and how our body is communicating a
message to us through dis-ease and pain.
Once this message has been delivered and
released, many times the dis-ease and pain
will disappear, if not improve greatly.
Karen has been certified as a Hypnotherapist
since 1999 and belongs to the National Guild
of Hypnotists. Karen is one of just a few
practitioners in the U.S. that have
completed Level II training in Psychosomatic
Energetics (PSE), which is one of the most
revolutionary ways of testing the bodyís
physical, emotional, mental and causal
(spiritual) layers, finding the hidden
emotions creating the health problems and
helping the body to heal on all these levels
with homeopathic remedies. Karen has also
been certified on the Ondamed Biofeedback
system, which is leading edge energy
medicine technology that helps release
energy blocks in the body to heal. She also
has training and certification is the
following categories: Reiki Master Teacher,
Quantum Touch Practitioner, Shaman, Kahuna
ARCH (Ancient Rainbow Conscious Healing)
Practitioner, Animal Communicator,
Therapeutic Touch Practitioner, Emotional
Release Technique, NLP Practitioner, Light,
Sound & Color Therapy, AuraMed
Biopulsar-Reflexograph Practitioner & as a
Medicine Wheel Practitioner.
Karen has a
B.S. in Psychology and worked in the
corporate world for 16 years in technology
sales for Fortune 500 companies prior to
opening Enlightened. Karen teaches classes
on color therapy, natural healing,
meditation and manifesting. In 2006,
she appeared for speaking engagements at the
Taste of Chicago, the Mind, Body & Spirit
Expo, the Childrenís Museum, & Borders in
attending the University of Pretoria in his home country of
South Africa, Dr. Peter Trichardt developed chronic
headaches and consulted many medical doctors to no avail.
One day, a friend suggested he see a chiropractor. Within
one year, he left his headaches, and South Africa behind to
enroll at the Palmer College of Chiropractic (the first
formal school of Chiropractic, started by the founder of
Chiropractic in 1897, Daniel David Palmer) in Davenport, IA.
After graduation he practiced in England for one year, then
moved to Illinois. He has practiced here ever since. Active
in his professional association, he's served as President of
the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association, and was
selected "Chiropractor of the Year".
Dr. Trichardt uses a combination of the most up to date
Chiropractic Techniques, Nutritional Evaluations, Muscle
Testing, and Bio-Energetic Testing to enhance the well-being
of his patients. He utilizes the Palmer Package, Gonstead,
Applied Kinesiology, Bio-Meridian, and Ulan Nutritional
Happily married with three adult children, his oldest son
has followed in dad's footsteps with his own chiropractic
working at Enlightened, I worked at a doctors office and
was an addiction counselor. I found myself
more and more interested in the alternative healing, though,
and decided to pursue my certification in Massage Therapy.
I graduated from the Center for Wellness in 1993 located
in Woodridge, IL. Since then I have continued taking
education in Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Reiki,
Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Cranial sacral
therapy. Most recently I have trained in Raindrop
Therapy using high grade essential oils to guarantee a
therapeutic treatment. I am both Nationally
certified and state licensed. I bring an empathic
gentle quality to my work and combine both relaxation and
therapeutic techniques. I provide the following
massages; deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy, myofacial,
natural facelift, and reflexology.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist and a graduate of the
Chicago School of Massage Therapy (CSMT). I've been
practicing for nearly 15 years, am professionally insured
and licensed with the State of Illinois. Over the span
of my career I have had the opportunity of working in a wide
variety of settings; anything from chiropractic offices,
health clubs, spas, to TV and movie sets and concert venues.
I Specialize in Deep Tissue Massage as well as Chair Massage
treatments. No matter what the setting is, I treat
all of my clients like a celebrity. Chair massage
is a great way to get some important stress relief in an
affordable and time-friendly way. I look forward to
working with you! I provide the following massages;
deep tissue, Swedish, Raindrop, and hot rock.
Dawn is a Certified Massage
Therapist, as well as a
She graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in
1990, where she also received additional training as
Neuromuscular Therapist. Neuromuscular
Therapy involves deep tissue work using accupressure and
stroking techniques that work deep into the origin and insertion
points of muscles.
Dawn is skilled at various additional techniques, including
Release, and Aromatherapy Massage. Orthobionomy is a
joint compression technique which helps to reduce pain such as
arthritis, and paint in joints due to repetitive stress. Myofascial
Release is a pressure technique which can be incorporated into
the massage to release "stuck" areas in the muscles. Treat
yourself to an Aromatherapy
Massage, where Dawn will blend essential oils geared
toward specific body areas. She may use 8 or more high grade
essential oils to help stimulate ciculation, increase
relaxation, energize, and increase well-being.
Dawn also trained for one year with a Shamanic practitioner, as
well as 6 additional months with a Cherokee Medicine Woman. She
will be offering 3 powerful treatments that help clear and
balance your energetic body.
During a Shamanic Energy Session,
Dawn will energetically assess your body and provide energetic
clearing and balancing of the body's energies and chakras using
a variety of traditional tools. She will incorporate any
combination of either reiki, tuning forks, essential oils,
drumming, attunement, sage, singing bowls, sound or diggeridoo
(an Australian instrument). You will feel a release of
blockages and emotional patterns, more clarity, and more balance
in both body and mind.
Try a Tuning Fork Session
for a vibrational sound attunement. The tuning forks are used on
and around the body to change the vibrational patterns of your
energetic body, resulting in calmness, relaxation and stress
Cherokee Sage & Crystal Sessions
utilize the burning of sage to clear the energetic
bodies. The therapist lays specific crystals down the spine to
aid in clearing and balancing.
Try combining the Tuning
Fork Session with the Cherokee Session!
Dawn has a warm, welcoming and relaxed personality, and we're
happy to offer our clients these uniquely beneficial services.
After a near death experience, Vicki began her
search for healing. In her travels to several
countries and working with many healers in many
states, she has greatly strengthened her own
intuitive clair cognizance. With the assistance of
and communication with spirit guides, angels,
ascended masters, and passed loved ones, she is able
to use the many healing modalities she has learned
to find and clear blocks or resistances to healing
in this lifetime and past ones. Her healing style is
different from most others in that she also teaches
you "tools" to use to help you heal yourself. Each
level/frequency of healing has its own tools.In her
travels she has gone to see John of God in Brazil
for healing, completed Brazilian Mediumship School,
gone to study in and for healing in Tibet, become an
Usui Reiki master, a Skhm (Egyptian) Reiki healer,
an Esoteric Healer, a Theta Healer, an Akashic
Record reader, a medium, a Sedona Method healer, a
Lemurian Light Healer, a Barometer Healer, and
several others. Each modality works at a different
My name is Tracie Thompson. I am a wife
and mother of two beautiful children ages 11 and 9. I was
introduced to the world of homeopathy, massage and
alternative healing practices when I first became pregnant.
At first I, like many others, was not sure these methods
could provide meaningful relief and healing. I am excited to
say that as soon as I put these practices into my everyday
living, I quickly became living proof that they did work and
were extremely effective.
Fast forward to 2005 - as my children grew older and were in
school full time, I knew I needed to start a new direction
in my personal journey. It was suggested to me to try
reflexology. I took a weekend reflexology class and fell in
love with it. During that weekend class I realized that I
could actually help people help themselves to achieve
overall body balance. I knew I was meant to become a
Immediately after attending the weekend class, I enrolled
into the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in
Woodridge, Illinois where I earned my reflexology
certification in April, 2006. Part of my session includes
taking time to discuss with my clients what symptoms they
are having. It's through this thorough conversation that I
can determine the best course of action which will hopefully
get my client on a more balanced life track.
It gives me great enjoyment and personal satisfaction to
assist my clients in relieving stress or relieving symptoms
caused from emotional or physical ailments. I will always be
a wife and mother first, but my passion lies in helping
others through Reflexology.
I am looking forward to working with everyone!
Tuesdays: 11 am - 2 pm; Saturdays: 11 am - 3 pm
I'm Kathy, and I'd like to introduce you
to the Egyptian method of Reflexology; an ancient and very
gentle form of massage therapy of the
feet and hands.
In 2000, I earned my certification from the Integrative
Health Care Center of Chicago. I wanted to offer healing
without hurting. I found the Egyptian method to be not only
very gentle, but it allows one to enter such a state of deep
relaxation, that the body releases tension and embraces
healing. The use of essential oils in Raindrop Therapy
further aids in the healing process.
Also certified as a Medicine Wheel Practitioner, I am able
to tap into this for a deep and meaningful experience.
I look forward to meeting and working with you along your
journey of healing and enlightenment!
Straffine has been a licensed counselor
for over 25 years. She graduated from George Williams
College, and was credentialed by state and national
agencies. She has worled in both non-profit social service
and corporate consulting as a counselor and clinical Program
Nine years ago, she received her Minister's license. A
metaphysical church and a Spiritualist church both offered
her arenas to flourish spiritually.
A counselor, corporate trainer and mentor for an
International Outplacement Consulting firm, she was
certified as a career counselor, and traveled to clients
across the country for 6 years. She developed and instituted
training and development programs in-House for the
A member of Illiana Paranormal Research society, her
expertise as a medium assists the team to clear homes and
businesses of troubled entities and send spirits to the
Straffine is a Shamanic Wisdom Keeper and leads Shamanic
Drumming Circles. She studied with a trainer who was a
student of Michael Haines, anthropologist and author of "The
Way Of The Shaman".
She has been a Reiki Master for 16 years and uses her love
of crystals in special layouts in treatment.
She has been touched by Spirit since childhood. Her Native
American great grandmother is one of her spirit guides and
infuses her readings with the wisdom of nature and
animals. She especially enjoys leading a client to find
their personal totem animals. The white crow is her
She has been gifted with clairaudience, clairvoyance, and
clairsentience. Akashic Record reading is a special area of
interest for her.
She believes Spirit works through her to offer guidance and
counsel to those seeking spiritual growth.
always been interested in the arcane, esoteric, mantic,
metaphysical modalities at an early age. The epistemic side
of me knew that my lifetime is packaged inside as imprints
triggered by thoughts, desires and emotions. There is also
a side of me that knew that I chose to be here by riding the
wings of consciousness manifesting as the possibility,
probability and potentiality of thought, always creating my
reality in the moment. At an early age the profundity of
esoteric knowledge and grandiloquence lead me to believe
that my spiritual journey was truly just beginning to
My deepest passion is to continue doing esoteric research
work in the holistic approach to mind, body and spirit
healing because I believe that human beings are more than
flesh and blood, proteins, fats and nucleic acids. This
holistic approach is an aspect of human nature that is not
taught in medical school nor well understood by most
physicians. But the spiritual element is a part of human
existence that must be taken into account if we are to truly
understand the basic nature of health, illness, and personal
In high school, physics and psychology was my first mistress
and academic love. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree
in Business Administration in August 1966, an MBA in
Marketing in 1976 and an alternative holistic professional
PhD in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Served two years of active
duty stationed at the Pentagon - United States Army (1967 -
1969) as a computer programmer analyst, stationed at Ft.
Myers, Arlington, VA assigned to the Pentagon - Office of
the Adjutant General. In 1973 received an honorable
discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States of
America - Pentagon, Washington D.C. (Headquarters of the
Department of Defense).
is a great difference between "OK" and "Wellness". Wellness
can be defined as a state where you function at an optimal
level of integration between the elements of body, mind and
spirit. The well individual is one who is happy, healthy,
and whole, and who perceives his or her life as one with
meaning and purpose.
Carole was introduced to Cranial Sacral Therapy through her
holistic physician who felt that she would find the therapy
effective yet noninvasive. Based on her personal experience
and how well Cranial Sacral Therapy resonated with Carole,
she felt compelled to further understand how it addressed
physical as well as emotional distress and decided to
undertake a comprehensive training program. In short, she
learned that the human body is comprised of energy - energy
that supports complex systems within systems.
Carole holds a great deal of respect for the human body and
its energy field and brings the utmost integrity to your
session -- her sensitivity and intuitive awareness
complement her therapeutic techniques. Let Carole join with
your soul for this high art of healing whether you choose a
Cranial Sacral Therapy or Sacred Journey Therapy
As an evolved Transchanneler, Carole opens unlimited
possibilities to the depth of information she can bring to a
session and offers insights from the highest vibration which
speaks from Truth. Allow yourself to experience
wisdom and guidance that will enhance a deeper
understanding of your own life challenges or matters close
to your heart.
Carole trained at the
Sacred Journey Institute in
Tinley Park ,
Illinois and transformed into a Cranial Sacral
practitioner and gifted Transchanneler. Carole also earned
her B.A. in Business from
DePaul University in Chicago , Illinois and worked in
the corporate world for thirty years. Allow yourself to
explore the benefits of a Cranial Sacral Therapy or Sacred
Journey Therapy session with Carole or perhaps seek guidance
as she transchannels information that is communicated from
the highest vibration.
Tuesday - Thursdays, 1-7;
Saturday & Sunday by Appointment
is a sound healer, yogi and shaman. His healing work is
centered around the precept that any illness or
disturbance in the body, mind or spirit apart from being
a necessary teacher for us can be shifted or transformed
and made whole, that is brought into balance with our
true core resonance.
Much attention is paid in his work to the power of sound
as a vibrational transmitter of consciousness and energy
in removing unwanted and intrusive attachments and in
restoring health and original harmonious resonance.
All things in life have their respective harmonious
resonance when in optimal health. Jia uses both voice
and bowl tones along with other modalities to recreate
this healthy resonance within.
He began a fifteen year journey into shamanism and
healing when he was very young and the tools he used to
heal himself and find balance are now at his disposal
for assisting others along what he has learned from many
Among his healing modalities and yogas are: meditation,
qi gong, shamanic journey, emotional and
pelvic de-armoring, Chinese tonic herbs, tantra
practices, breathing therapy, chakra energetics and
Jia is a graduate of the Acupressure Institute,
Berkeley, Ca. 1988.
Jia is available for private sessions.
Please call us to schedule an appointment.
Susan Kane graduated from the Temple of Kriya in 2004 and
has been teaching yoga since. She also holds a certificate
in Yoga for the Special Child, a level one in Thai yoga
massage and a third degree brown belt in martial arts. Susan
is recognized through Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.
She believes everyone is unique and will always treat you
Yoga is the ancient art of integrating body, mind, and
Self-improvement begins by doing your best with what you
have, moving forward from wherever you are, and watching
your attitude. With the regular practice of yoga you can
gain better body alignment, flexibility, strength, and
YOGA Classes (Customized for your level of fitness) starting
June 6, 2009.
More details to come... Let us know of your interest
is a spiritual coach and mentor whose joy it is to inspire
and empower her clients to live their destined path. Rhanda
has been helping clients transform their lives for the past
25 years. Her journey has been global and multi-cultural,
instilling in her a deep respect for the unity that
expresses through each person, family, culture, religion,
healing and spiritual tradition.
Rhanda is also a healer, teacher, speaker, writer,
therapist, business consultant, mother and friend. She has
studied spiritual traditions, alternative energy modalities
and soul facilitation, in the United States and Europe. In
addition to being a licensed clinical social worker, a
business consultant, and having run a manufacturing company,
Rhanda is a certiﬁed soul facilitator, a Light of the Soul
healer, a certiﬁed toe reader, a certiﬁed Passion Test
facilitator and a ﬂower and gem essence practitioner and
Enlightened, Rhanda offers:
Toe Readings with recommendations for next steps of inner
Flower and Gem Essence Consultation with personalized
Workshops, Seminars and Reading Groups.
Patti Baron Schreiber is a Certified Professional Coach and
a Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. She is certified as
a Sixth Sensory Teacher and Practitioner by Sonia Choquette,
is a graduate of the Hoffman Process and a Life Purpose Hand
Her business, The Spirited Path, focuses on personal
development and moving clients forward into a life they
create and love. Offerings include personal coaching, life
purpose readings, workshops and speaking engagements.
Patti also holds a Masters in Management from J. L. Kellogg
Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University and a
B.S. from Marquette University.
Patti offers Life Purpose Hand Analysis
Leona's career has predominantly been in the legal field.
Due to ill health suffered by very close members of her
family, she turned her sights toward alternative healing in
the hopes that she could offer seasoned individuals an
opportunity to enjoy quality of life by incorporating
alternative healing methods and practices in their lives.
She is also certified as an Aquatic Education Fitness
instructor and has been a student of Medical Qigong, having
just finished Practitioner Level training. She is an avid
scuba diver and will be obtaining her Personal Training
certification later this year.
I was born in New York City. I moved to Puerto Rico as a
young girl, where I grew up, until I moved to the
Chicagoland area. Ever since I was a little girl I would
experience visions and contact with my Spirit Guides and
Angels in my dreams. It was then that I began to experience
empathetic feelings from others, which means that I can
track emotions and physical symptoms from people easily.
At first, I was frightened and did not understand what I was
experiencing, but as I matured I became more curious and
realized this was a gift to help others. I began practicing
Tarot Readings and channeling my visions. My mission is to
help others to release blockages, promote healing, to find
the right path and empowering them with confidence and
I take these readings very seriously and my clients can
expect full confidentiality and respect. I am a honest and
caring person. My customers will receive the best reading
possible to answer all their questions. I tell the truth,
not what they want to hear. I have studied the wheels of
energy in the body knows as chakras, I was attuned through
Reiki Master-Teacher and I continue my education in
Parapsychic science in the American Institute of Holistic
Judy is a natural born Empath, Spiritual Healer, and
Intuitive Reader. Judy holds a Bachelorís degree in
Spirituality & Metaphysics, and is currently working towards
her Masterís and Doctorates at the University of
Metaphysical Sciences. Judy is also a natural born Empath,
gifted as a young child with the ability to read and feel
others emotions intuitively.
As a young child, Judyís gift of empathy made her wise
beyond her years. She
is a gifted soul and many have attributed to feeling
lighter, happier, and more focused just by being in her
You must be open to what she has to offer for some things
are not what you
would expect, but what you need to know or hear. Judy is
very kind and soft
with her approach. However, if the messages, are not
received accurately, Spirit gets insistent with her, and so
the information may be repetitious.
The gift of empathy has its rewards, being able to feel
aside of oneself is a lot like being your own lie detector
you must know when to turn it on and off or it can cause
major chaos with
friends and loved ones.
Over all, it has been a blessing and the empathy has lead
her to where she
is today. A gifted and well liked intuitive coach and
spiritual healer. It
is her life and passion.
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