Irina graduated with an Associate of Applied Science at Northwestern Health Sciences University, where she was trained in many massage styles including stress reduction relaxation massage, deep-tissue, trigger point therapy, reflexology, neuromuscular, and sports massage. In addition to the intense massage therapy program that included many hours of anatomy, physiology, and clinic rotations, Irina received advanced training in hospital massage and got a chance to practice at U of M Medical Center. Through this experience she is able to provide clinical massage to anyone who is rehabilitating after a surgery, accident, or injury.
Irina is passionate about Massage Therapy and strongly believes in Massage as a practical modality for enhancing overall health and well-being. Her goal is to provide and optimize the massage experience to Bridge Chiropractic clients through therapeutic touch, and to create a massage session that will suit your specific needs.
Irina truly believes that "Massage is a "luxury" that we can't afford to miss."
Natalia graduated from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2017. At Northwestern she received highly specialized and advanced training in rehabilitative and hospital-based massage, oncology and relaxation techniques in addition to deep tissue, neuromuscular and sports massage. Natalia has continued her education by pursuing a certification in lymphatic massage. She is now certified in CLT (Complete Lymphedema Treatment) which enables her to incorporate the Manual Lymph Drainage techniques into her massages.
Natalia chose the path to massage therapy after personally experiencing the many benefits of massage while dealing with some health concerns. She knew then, that she wanted to serve her patients with her hands through massage.
Irina received her education and training at Northwestern Health Sciences University. Her biggest inspiration in massage is finding the hidden cause or root of the issue and working out the problem, instead of just "rubbing the symptoms".
The comprehensive training program at Northwestern trained her in many different massage techniques including deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular and pre/postnatal massage. Irina can offer a customized massage experience to suit every patient, ranging from reflexology to weary feet, deep tissue massage or an hour of relaxation focused treatment to help you forget your life stresses. She has received advanced training in oncology massage as well, learning adaptive techniques to safely nurture the body of someone affected by cancer treatments. In the future she is interested in specializing in pediatric massage working with children to minimize any musculature defects that could progress over time.
Besides her passion for massage, she is also involved in a teen ministry at her church.