2265 North Clybourn Avenue    Chicago, IL 60614    P: 773.296.6700     F: 773.296.1131

Eli Leki :: Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork

Eli LekiINTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE!

In 2013, Eli graduated from Oakton College to become a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant.  He went on to study massage at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he graduated with a degree in Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork.  He has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and private practice settings where he used soft tissue, myofascial, and other methods of bodywork in combination with exercise and stretching programs to help patients recover from injuries, surgery, and chronic pain.  He now limits his practice to bodywork but uses his previous knowledge to inform his technique and treatment plans.

Eli’s interest in the human body began as a child, studying the movements of Jackie Chan, Spiderman, and many other superheros. When he was nine he began studying martial arts in the hopes of emulating their skill and strength, but injuries and other challenges caused him to pursue a softer path.  His training strengthened his belief in peace, compassion, and care-taking and he used his knowledge of movement to assist in studying the healing arts.  Inspired by the miracles of the human body and informed by his background in physical medicine, Eli now uses bodywork to help balance many aspects of his patients’ health and bring their bodies into harmony.

SHOULD I SEE HIM? YES

  • If you want to recover more quickly and completely from physical trauma, such as an injury or surgery.
  • If you’re seeking relief from muscle or joint pain, swelling, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, bloating, menstrual problems.
  • If your body feels out of sync and you need help achieving and maintaining proper alignment, posture, or body mechanics.
  • If you feel fatigued, overworked, stressed, or anxious and need help relaxing and recovering.
  • If you want to learn tools that can help calm your mind, balance your emotions, boost your energy levels, and facilitate your body’s ability to heal itself.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Eli believes everyone’s body is unique and he works with this understanding to develop a treatment plan that is right for your personal needs.

OTHER SERVICES

  • Soft tissue and Myofacial work will help loosen muscles, lengthen connective tissue, and release tension on deeper anatomical structures.
  • CranioSacral Therapy which comes from osteopathic medicine, is used to assess and treat bony misalignment, myofascial and organ tension in the body by very gently unwinding these structures and encouraging the body to “reset” itself.
  • Traditional Asian massage such as Tui Na and Shiatsu are forms of soft tissue massage that use the Yin/Yang and 5 Element theories in order to move chi and blood, relieve pain and stagnation, and balance the energy meridians in the body.
  • Qigong is a form of Taoist exercise that uses slow, gentle movements, visualizations and meditative techniques in order to strengthen the body’s energy systems, calm the mind, regulate the emotions, and facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself.

AVAILABILITY

By appointment.  Questions and curiosities can be emailed any time, and Eli will respond as soon as possible.

FROM ELI…

“Health is not something that one person bestows upon another, but, rather, is achieved through a sincere exchange of compassion, appreciation, and good will. I can help to balance and harmonize your body and your energy, but a healthy life is more than that. It’s a choice. You have the power to take charge of your health, and I will do my best to help you along that path.”

 

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Upcoming Workshops

 

*Yoga Therapy for Digestive Health
1-3 pm Saturday, April 22

In this workshop you will:

  • Discover how biological and environmental factors shape the health of your gastrointestinal system.
  • Learn specific breathing techniques to reduce stress and feel more grounded in your body.
  • Practice yoga postures that soothe, detox, and ground the entire GI system.
  • Practice a mindful eating exercise (on gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free foods) to explore your relationship to food and cultivate fulfillment.

Registration
Insurance-eligible for WholeHealth Chicago patients.
$50 registration for self-pay or those new to WholeHealth Chicago.
Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling (773) 296-6700.
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Questions? Please email Renee here.

 

*Self Care for Chronic Pain with Yoga Therapy and Healing Touch
Monday May 15th and Monday May 22nd
6pm – 7:30pm
Workshop Fee $75

Are you looking for ways to manage chronic pain that doesn’t involve medication? Consider a gentle exploration in Healing Touch and Yoga Therapy that connects mind, body and spirit for overall health and wellbeing with WholeHealth Chicago’s Healing Touch practitioner Katie Oberlin and Yoga Therapist Renee Zambo.

Enrollment is limited. Register online here or by calling (773) 296-6700 to secure your spot.
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*May Lyme Academy
Lyme & Lymph; A Source of Pain and Swelling
Tuesday May 16, 5:30-7:00pm

People with Lyme disease may experience pain, swelling and have decreased ability to move toxins out of their body. Karen Meier, Doctor of Physical Therapy, will be presenting information about the lymphatic system, how Lyme affects it, self care and manual techniques for treatment.

Registration:
Registration is open to patients of Dr. Kelley, and pre-registration is required. Please call WholeHealth Chicago at 773-296-6700 or see a Patient Services team member to sign up!

 

*Awakened Body, Quiet Mind
An innovative workshop series for relieving mind/body stress and tapping into your true power and natural health.

Four Group Sessions with Meghan Roekle, PsyD.

Four meetings using a unique combination of embodiment meditation and mental inquiry for deep healing.

Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm beginning May 23rd.  Register online or call 773-296-6700
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*Facial Guasha Class
The Ultimate DIY Anti-Aging Facial!
With Mari Stecker, LAc
Thursday June 8, 2017, 6:30-8PM, $65 course fee

Join us and learn a traditional Chinese facial rejuvenation technique that you can do yourself! Guasha treatment is a 2,000 year old Chinese massage technique that uses a flat tool to apply pressure to the skin to increase circulation as it moves along acupuncture channels.

Facial guasha is an easy to learn technique that:
* encourages blood flow and promotes radiance
* prevents wrinkles
* activates cells to regain facial elasticity
* drains fluids to detoxify skin and reduce puffiness
* sloughs off dead skin cells
* uplifts and tones skin
* firms up facial muscles
* minimizes dark circles
* promotes a healthy, younger and more radiant look

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