Karissa started Chinese Medicine School without ever receiving acupuncture (WHAT?!) because she loved how the medicine addresses both physical and emotional health as well as nutrition. When she stared school she suffered from amenorrhea (lack of menstruation). Through the use of acupuncture, herbs and dietary therapy, her cycles returned and regulated.
Now, in addition to being a licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, essential oil educator and DONA certified doula, Karissa is a mom of three. Karissa has a passion for working with families. She offers expertise and support in women’s health and infertility; maintaining a healthy pregnancy; labor support; postpartum support; and pediatric treatments. She also specializes in treating chronic neck and shoulder tension; headaches and migraines; and pain.
Ms. McCallum has a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University where she majored in Human Development and Psychological Services and a Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine - Chicago.
As a lifelong athlete and fitness professional Jill has immense respect for, and extensive knowledge of how the body moves, feels and heals. For over 30 years she has been a professional fitness trainer in Chicago and online, and has coached and trained private clients from all walks of life to move their bodies with ease and increased strength and flexibility.
While she's witnessed great improvements and goals achieved, she has also witnessed the breaking down of bodies due to life stress, over working and an unwillingness to or misunderstanding around rest and recovery.
In 2018 Jill decided to make a career shift and completed the advanced massage therapy program at The Soma Institute in Chicago. Her clinical training can provide relief from conditions such as chronic headaches, neck, mid and low back pain, tight hips, glutes, sciatica, problem knees, ankles and feet, pre and post surgery, and pre and post natal as well as relaxation for your entire body.
With Jill, you can trust that your wishes and needs will be considered and addressed in each session!
Michael Sassack Acupuncturist firstname.lastname@example.org Michael first became interested in holistic health while studying medicine in China. When visiting rural communities that utilize acupuncture in everyday medicine he observed first-hand its astounding effects on pain management and general well-being.
Michael specializes in the treatment of many conditions including pain, asthma and allergies, and infertility. He also has extensive training in facial and cosmetic acupuncture, which is utilized in the treatment of skin issues related to the aging process, allergies, bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, ptosis, stroke recovery, TMJ, and/or multiple sclerosis.
Mr. Sassack holds an undergrad degree from Kalamazoo College in biology, and a Master's degree from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago where he studied acupuncture. Michael is married to childbirth doula Jasmine Sassack. Together they have six kids and reside in Barrington, IL.
Jasmine Sassack Childbirth Doula email@example.com Jasmine has a passion for helping clients navigate pregnancy, childbirth, and the early days of parenthood. She is a ProDoula-trained labor doula, and a Certified HypnoBirthing Educator. Jasmine is also the founder of The Birth Zone, a company dedicated to providing mindfulness tools for use during labor. She is the host of the popular podcast, The Birth Zone, where she leads short meditations for use during pregnancy and labor. Jasmine is a mom, avid reader, and spends her "free time" fostering dogs.