About Us

So glad you found us

You’re in the right place. And here’s why. MediMassage is committed to providing physical and mental wellness through medical massage. Our evidence-based approach and clinical techniques will bring you the relief you’re looking for. Scroll with us to learn more about our story, our staff, our patients, and all the things that make us different. 

Our story

MediMassage rose to help fill the gap of specialized soft tissue management in the healthcare field. After years of working in the field of physical medicine, our founder was frustrated at the lack of training most clinicians had in manual therapy. So she founded MediMassage in 2022 with one person in mind; you.

 

Did you know that 58.9% of Americans are currently suffering from physical pain?(2) Or that 21% of American adults are struggling with a mental health condition right now?(1) This might be why you’re here with us today reading these very words. Rest assured that our competent practitioners will listen to you, care for you, and help guide you back to health.  

Our staff

Hana Echevarria

CMT, MLDT, OMT

Education

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
CERTIFIED ONCOLOGY MASSAGE THERAPIST, HEALWELL CHICAGO
CERTIFIED MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPIST, ZEN SHIATSU CHICAGO
DIPLOMAT IN CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPY, THE SOMA INSTITUTE
DIPLOMAT IN COMPUTER BUSINESS SYSTEMS, COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

Hana is a clinical massage therapist and an angel in disguise with vast experience in healthcare. Prior to graduating from the Soma Institute, she worked for National Univiersity in various healthcare administrative roles including Clinical Coordinator, Billing Specialist, Assistant to the Dean of Clinics, and HIPAA Compliance Officer among others. Massage therapy entered into her life through her mother who went back to school later in life to persue her passion for helping others. It was something that she greatly admired her for and that stuck with Hana in her heart. However, it wasn’t until a family member experienced cancer that Hana took a look at massage therapy in a different light. Hana witnessed first hand the severe side effects cancer treatments had. So she searched for a natural pain releif alternative to heavy pain medication and found the gap that many are left with. Following her mothers footsteps, she went back to school to study clinical massgage therapy and was therein able to fill the gap with a natural pain relief option that was so needed and appreciated. Hana has since then dedicated her time and energy into specializing in therapies that help support cancer patients. She specializes in Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Oncology Massage, End of Life Care, and is CPR & First Aid Certified. When Hana isn’t answering your massage therapy prayers, you can find her pruning brushes, pulling weeds, or simply meditating in her garden. She also enjoys laughing with her family around a home cooked meal and living in the moment.
Let Hana’s kind-spirt and gentle soul soothe your pain through massage therapy. Her skillful techniques and giving nature will help you through whatever challenges life brings.

“We all have the power in our hands to help the world be a better place. Hassan Naeem said it best, ‘One simple act of kindness creates an endless ripple…’ Kindness truly is contagious.”

John Lopez

CMT, MLDT, OMT

Education

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
CERTIFIED MEDICAL MASSAGE PRACTITIONER, LMT SUCESS GROUP
DIPLOMAT IN MASSAGE THERAPY, SCHOOL OF HOLISTIC MASSAGE AND REFLEXOLOGY (SHOMAR)
A.A.S IN COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN/ ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, COLLEGE OF DUPAGE
B.A. OF LIBERAL ARTS IN FRENCH, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

John is a medical massage practitioner with a passion for helping others find relief and happiness. Early on, his life was running on a trail and working on computers; though John knew in his heart that there was more he wanted to offer the world than graphic designs. After many years of working in the tech field, he was hand-picked by the director of SHOMAR for his kind-nature and humiliy. He went on to attend the School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology, where he ascended to the top of his class and later filled the position of Teacher Assistant. John knew massage therapy was where he was meant to be the moment he heard the first sigh of relief coming from his table. His journey in helping others guided John to the clinical side of massage therapy when he joined Unity Hopice and Palliative Care in early 2020. John has worked diligently to provide relief through massage while also finding laughter amidst the storm of pain. He has invested his time and effort into specializing in therapies to help others heal and thrive; including Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology, and Sports Massage among others. Outside of work, you can find John salsa dancing in Paris, jogging on a trail in the “magic light” after sunset, or curling up for a good for show at home with his furry family.

“Massage therapy is here to give you better tomorrows. So run like you stole something, grab pain by the horns, and soak-up life like the sunlight.”

Sophie bonner

lmt mmp

Education

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

CERTIFIED MEDICAL MASSAGE PRACTITIONER, LMT SUCESS GROUP

DIPOMAT AS MEDICAL ASSISTANT, THE BRYMAN MEDICAL SCHOOL

DIPLOMAT IN MASSAGE THERAPY, ADVANCED ANATOMY MASSAGE ACADEMY SCHOOL

Sophie is a seasoned massage therapist with diverse experience in the healthcare field. After serving as a medical assistant for 8 years, she realized a hands-on role to help others was better suited for her. Sophie discovered the difference massage therapy could make for others and therein found her passion. She has now devoted over 20 years to the massage therapy field in an array of settings ranging from spa to clinical. Sophie’s extensive experience allows her to help those seeking mental health & wellness as well as those seeking rehabilitation. She specializes in clinical wellness, over-use disorders, and correcting postural deviations. On her down time, Sophie enjoys cooking healthy recipes, practicing yoga, and spending time with her family. 

Let Sophie tailor her massage and bodywork to fit your preferences. Her friendly demeanor and genuine care for others will help you to feel relaxed and nurtured during your massage.


“I look forward to working with you and your body’s needs to create wellness.”

Liliana Silva CMT PTA

clinic director

Education

Licensed Massage Therapist

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Diplomat in Clinical Massage Therapy, The Soma Institute Chicago

Associates in Applied Science, College of Dupage

Associates as Physical Therapist Assistant, College of Dupage

Bachelors in HealthCare Management, Concordia University Chicago

Lily has become a trailblazer in the niche of medical massage. Her beginnings are deeply rooted within the healing history of her family. From a young age, Lily knew she possessed the same passion her grandmother had for relieving physical pain in others. She has since dedicated over a decade in the medical and massage therapy field to follow the same path. Lily’s education in physical medicine includes clinical massage therapy, physical therapy, and healthcare management. Each have enhanced her skillset to better serve her patients, therapists, and community. She specializes in scar tissue management, over-use disorders, and minor muscle injury rehabilitation. When she’s away from the clinic, you can find Lily in yoga class, studying with a cup of coffee, or having a kitchen dance party with her three young boys. 

As our clinic director, Lily focuses on guiding her therapists to be the difference through continuing education, mentoring, and technique training. 

“I strongly believe that together, we can make a bigger difference for many more lives.”

TESTIMONIALS

“…the best part is that Lilliana knows what she is doing. Not only that but she can get you on the right path to recovery and her recommendations after therapy will help you recover faster. She is the best!!!”

-MELVIN H.

“… My body concerns were the result of years of wear and tear. I was a combat veteran, a long distance runner with 6 marathons and two fifty-milers under my belt, been roughed up in the California surf more than once, and was a hands-on dad with backaches to prove it. When I met Lily I was driving three and four hours one-way to teach a five-hour field class for my university.

Lily and my chiropractor worked on me, diligently, to postpone replacement surgeries of my right hip and knee. It was Lily who could ease my pain, show me how to move and stretch in helpful ways, and even how to use my cane properly. Finally, in 2006, I submitted to both surgeries.

While I was recovering and doing rehab through the hospital, Lily had moved on to her physical therapy degree and had begun her own practice as a clinical massage therapist. The surgeries fixed some parts of my aging body, but as we joke, “head, shoulders, knees, and toes” still need her attention. She knows my body, and the various things that have gone wrong with it, so I keep coming back. Always, she can ease the pain, and often make it function better.

She constantly improves her practice, pursuing new solutions. And she encourages me to do the same, even as age complicates my recovery. She also draws on the current literature in her field, something the professor in me particularly appreciates.

We have learned about each other’s lives over time, while maintaining a professional tone to our friendship. My wife was skeptical of massage, in the early years, but now she will not let me miss a session. And if I wake with some new physical difficulty, she calls Lily first. Lily has been a gift in my life for which I will always be thankful.”

-PETER HILTON, PH.D

“Lily has worked with me over 5 years now after having an extremely painful shoulder issue. Lily’s deep experience in physical therapy and clinical massage, has helped fix underlying problems and relieved my pain. Her approach is highly consultative and includes a self-care plan which has helped strengthen areas to avoid long term problems. I keep Lily on my calendar to address lingering problems and potential areas of concern. Some days when I feel great, we work on relaxation and maintaining wellness. I highly recommend Lily’s practice for relaxation, recovery, and prevention.”

-PAUL 

“I have been seeing Lily for several years to help manage chronic pain. She always makes sure she understands what and where your issues are and works to find therapies that work for you. I always leave feeling so much better.”

-PATTY. S.

“I met Lily through a recommendation from another satisfied customer.

For years I have battled chronic upper back and shoulder muscle tightness and pain. I had visited other massage therapists in the past, but was not happy about the soreness that I usually felt the next two days and the fact that the condition would usually return shortly after. During our first session, I could immediately tell the difference from my past experiences! Not only was her massage effective, but she spent a lot of time educating me on what I can do to correct my chronic muscle tightness. Her massages come with a bonus physical therapist session, and she clearly illustrates what I can do on my own at home or at the gym. Her approach has worked!

One day I casually mentioned to Lily that I could not do a proper plank because one of my wrists lacked the needed mobility. Lilly was interested to understand my issues, and upon a though examination she found scar tissue and other technical things in my hand which prevented some motion. She said she thought we could work to correct it – and developed a plan that would take place over several weeks. This plan involved her massage technique to free up the scar tissue, stretch and massage those tiny things in my hand, and prescribe exercises to do at home. I am happy to report, that most of my mobility has returned, but it will be something that I need to continually work on and get touch ups from Lily. For this issue, I had previously talked to my doctor and was sent to physical therapy. Their plan was to stick my hand in a machine with warm corn cobs that swirled around -absolutely no hands on!

I highly recommend Lily! She is well educated, effective and works hard to also educate her clients on how to care for their bodies and be pain free!”

-MARINA. S.

PHILANTHROPY

MediMassage is invested in supporting physical wellness in the Chicagoland area. We take pride in attending wellness events for various community groups including healthcare workers, laborers, and tech employees. We also volunteer every year at the Chicago Marathon as clinical massage therapists in representation of the medical massage community. Because as the great Steve Nash once said— think globally, act locally.

Pay it forward

Are you passionate about physical health & wellness? We are too! Donate to MediMassage today to help fuel this new niche in the healthcare industry. Your generosity will help us continue on our quest in providing medical massage to all. 

Feel like yourself again.

Feel the difference with MediMassage.

  1. National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Ed.). (2022, January). Mental Illness. National Institute of Mental Health. Retrieved February 13, 2023, from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness 
  2. Upham, B., Hammond, M., Dunleavy, B. P., Upham, B., Ellin, A., Shapiro, M., Onderdonk, M. L., Dallas, M. E., Rauf, D., & Konkel, L. (2021, August 13). More Than Half of Americans Live With Pain According to Report. EverydayHealth.com. Retrieved February 13, 2023, from https://www.everydayhealth.com/pain-management/more-than-half-of-americans-live-with-pain-according-to-report/ 
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