Welcome to Elemental Health in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood
Find your balance through the elemental wisdom of natural health care
What is Elemental Health?
Founded in 2007 in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood, we offer a range of therapies including Therapeutic Massage, Acupuncture, Core Synchronism, NeuroMuscular Therapy, NeuroKinetic, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Reiki and Facials. All of the therapists that work at Elemental Health are certified and licensed in their field. We are dedicated to creating a welcoming, peaceful space where our clients can relax, center, and begin to heal.
The name and logo of Elemental Health signify the foundation that traditional systems of healing have in the five elements of nature. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the five elements that rule the body are fire, earth, water, metal, and wood. In Ayurvedic Medicine, which Core Synchronism and Polarity Therapy are inspired from, the elements are fire, earth, water, air, and ether. Although a few of the elements are different between the systems, the basic theory of both systems is the same, in that each element, or part of a person’s health, must be addressed to achieve health and balance. Elemental balance is the core of natural, holistic health care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Should I arrive early to my first appointment?
Please arrive at your appointment time, even if it is your first visit to Elemental Health. We do not have a receptionist, and we keep the door locked when we are in session. If you are 10 minutes or more early, your therapist may still be with a client. So if the door is locked, please knock or ring the bell and someone will be with you shortly.
What do I wear?
For Massage Therapy, you will undress to your comfort level, which can mean that most or all of your clothing is removed. Either way, you will be covered with a sheet at all times so that you are completely comfortable and able to relax. Then, only the area, such as your arm, is uncovered while being treated and then is covered again.
For Myofascial Release, you may keep underwear on or wear a sports bra and shorts.
Acupuncture, Core Synchronism and Reiki are usually received while clothed.
What should I do before and after a session?
If possible, do not wear perfume, make-up or jewelry to a session.
Drink plenty of water before and after a session to assist your body in hydrating your muscle tissue and flushing out toxins.
It is normal to feel soreness after a therapeutic massage, similar to what you feel post-exercise. Drinking plenty of water will help minimize the soreness, and so will a bath with Epsom or other salts.
After a Core Sync treatment, you may feel like taking a nap, so you may want to schedule some free time after the session to rest, process and allow for integration.
You normally may work out before or after any session, but ask each therapist because some therapies may require rest afterwards.
What if I have to cancel an appointment?
Always let us know as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If you cancel less than 24 hours before, you may be charged a cancellation fee except in cases of emergency or illness.