Geneva Massage Therapists
Shanna Rivas – Massage Therapist
Hello my name is Shanna Rivas. I am excited to be part of the team here at The Chiropractic People as a Massage Therapist! It is such a delight working with Dr. Nate and a great team that keeps your health and wellness as the top priority.
I live in Oswego with my two sons, 12 and 4 ½. We are pretty active, like sports, and do a lot of volunteer work as a family. In the summer you can find us hiking at a state park, swimming, camping, and enjoying the free vitamin D (sun)! In the winter we enjoy sledding, having snowball fights, and attempting to ice skate.
I lived with chronic back pain and was diagnosed with light to moderate scoliosis at the age of 15. I started receiving massage and chiropractic care at the age of 16. I truly believe without the combination of both and being conciseness of what I put into my body I would not be able to do the things I love like boxing, dancing, massage, and playing with my kids.
For the past five years I have been studying health and wellness, putting what I studied to use. I began my journey at Spencer Institute to become a Certified Wellness Coach. When I learned that I needed a background in the field of health, I decided to go with what I already knew, Massage. I graduated with a degree in Massage Therapy from Cortiva Institute of Massage where I learned more than just massage and fell in love with the mystery of the human body and how it works. My wellness coaching certification is almost complete, and my goal is to provide really good body work while educating and motivating others to take their wellness to the next level.
Alysa Guyer – Massage Therapist
Hi, my name is Alysa Guyer. I am glad to be one of two fabulous massage therapists here at The Chiropractic People. I grew up in St. Charles and live in Geneva. I have always been interested in the human body and as a kid I loved to give massages to my family.
I was introduced to Chiropractic because one of my first jobs at age 17 was as a Chiropractic Assistant. I was in a minor car accident resulting in whiplash and was treated at work with Chiropractic. It made a huge difference! I learned about the importance of spinal alignment to overall health and began to feel healthier, with less neck pain and headaches, and I stopped getting sick as often. As a result I started changing to a healthier diet and lifestyle.
Since then, I have worked at a health food store and a few other Chiropractic offices. While I had considered becoming a massage therapist, I wasn’t sure until I was inspired to do so by a therapist at one of those offices. I went to school at Universal Spa Training Academy in Downer’s Grove.
I am overjoyed to have found a career that I excel at, I enjoy and that helps others in my community. I believe that health is achieved through balance in mind body and spirit, allowing the body to heal itself, which it naturally wants to do, and massage helps to support that. I am passionate about what I do and plan to always keep learning. I look forward to working with you!
Call us to schedule your therapeutic massage appointment today. (630) 845-8925