Bodywork Therapy

Chicago Northshore Kinetics offers several modalities of bodywork therapy. Below are descriptions of each to help you choose the modality best suited to your needs. Our bodywork practitioners are nationally licensed. Please contact the studio to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.



Connective Tissue Therapy (CTT) is an approach to structural bodywork, which puts an emphasis on the condition and function of the various layers of fascia throughout the body over individual muscles or muscle groupings. The saran-wrap like fascia creates a three-dimensional web, which is involved in the function of every other physiological system. Fascial tissue wraps and connects the bones, muscles, and organs and creates a scaffolding for the nervous and vascular system. Dysfunction in the fascia can quickly translate to issues in other systems and, because of the connective nature of the body, local symptoms eventually become global patterns.

Fundamentally different than classic massage, CTT uses a whole body perspective in postural analysis and techniques, which are engage the fascia fibers more so than the muscle fibers. A CTT specific session may include a period of assessment and a structural analysis as well as the more active involvement of the client during adjustments. Specific approaches to CTT include Rolfing, Structural Integration and Hellerwork. All of these systems utilize similar underlying principles of fascial importance.

CTT can benefit many postural conditions including chronic hypertension, plantar fasciitis, repetitive motion training injuries, tendonitis, whiplash, knee pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. CTT, in its various forms, is beneficial for athletes of all levels.

CTT is provided by Rachel Cook in 60 and 90 minute sessions only. Pricing: