Kathleen Casey


In 1998, I graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy program and immediately began my clinical massage therapy practice. In 2018, I completed the 225-hour advanced certification program in Ben Benjamin’s orthopedic massage therapy (through Ben Benjamin Advanced Training Midwest), which continues to be the foundation of my massage therapy style. I am anatomically specific in my massage approach, even when doing an integrative treatment. Clients often report that I have located areas of pain or tension that they were not aware of, while also feeling that they received a fully integrated session. The clients that I feel benefit the most from my way of working desire to be more present in their bodies, and seem to enjoy more physical self-awareness after the session. Although my style of massage can be described as “deep tissue,” I also work hard to be sensitive to the widely varying needs of each individual client. I have successfully worked with children to clients in their nineties. My goal is to have my clients feel increased wellness, relaxation, and even vitality, after a session. I also appreciate clients who provide corrective feedback during our sessions, as they tend to derive the most benefit and achieve their own treatment goals. 

I became certified with Marjory Basso in the Klose Training Manual Lymph Drainage—Vodder Technique Certification Course in 2016. I decided to do this after being gifted a session during surgical recovery; I found it immediately and obviously effective despite the gentleness of the technique. Details about this technique and our experience with it are explained on our combined About Page.