Claire Panger, LMT, graduated from Cortiva Institute in July 2010 and has been in practice since. She is a member of ABMP and has experience working in a  variety of places including 5-star hotels, wellness centers, physical therapy  and chiropractic offices, as well as seeing clients privately.

Claire specializes in Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular pain-reduction techniques, and has additional education in Doug Nelson’s PNMT protocol for treating TMJD (jaw pain from joint dysfunction or general clenching). As noted in her Services section, Claire also specializes in realigning posture/bone structure, via soft tissue manipulation in a 10 session process called Structural Integration. She received a diploma for this training in 2012 from the Chicago College of Healing Arts.

Additionally, Claire does not underestimate the healing power of a good relaxation massage and often weaves relaxation techniques into her therapeutic work as well.One of her favorite aspects of bodywork is the problem-solving and detective work involved in locating where discomfort originates and she loves the journey toward ever-deepening the assessment skills required for this task.

Ultimately, Claire finds great satisfaction in partnering with her clients in the journey toward a deeper embodied present (as Philip Shepherd would say), and regards massage/bodywork as the privilege to help empower the innate sense of self-healing within each client. On a global scale, she loves bodywork (at its best) for what it gives a person access to: deeper connection with self, others, and our planet. A sort of magic happens when we connect deeply with something… we begin to love it and want to take care of it. It is Claire’s deepest hope that her work will contribute in some way to this phenomenon. When she is not doing bodywork, she is most likely doing AcroYoga.