Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday, Fridays, and alternating Saturdays
Lisa Alvarez, MSOM, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine | Reiki
Healing Foundations Co-founder
Lisa has been a licensed and board certified acupuncturist since 2007. She earned her master's degree in Oriental medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, graduating with honors, and her bachelor's degree in sociology from Beloit College. Lisa's approach to health and wellness follows the holistic tradition of Oriental medicine and focuses on balancing the body, mind and spirit. She continues to study advanced acupuncture techniques and other healing modalities to offer her clients comprehensive healing support.
Availability: Monday and Thursday
Rebecca Gemperle, MSOM, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine
Healing Foundations Co-founder
Rebecca has been a licensed-board certified acupuncturist since 2007, after earning her master's degree in Oriental medicine, graduating with honors, and her bachelor's degree in nutrition at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She also earned a bachelor's degree from DePaul University in public policy. She has completed advanced acupuncture training in Beijing, China, and served as a volunteer acupuncturist through the Bumi Sehat Birthing Center in Bali, Indonesia. Rebecca says what she loves most about her work is that Oriental Medicine allows her to offer a variety of healing techniques for a diverse set of health conditions— from anxiety to infertility. As Healing Foundations co-founder, Rebecca hopes to create an environment where individuals can step away from the every day stresses of life and feel relaxed, safe, important, accepted and listened to. Rebecca is the proud mother of two little girls and also enjoys exploring the city and world with her family.
Available by appointment: Evenings, Monday through Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons
Revital Peremen, MSOM, L.Ac
Acupuncture | Oriental Medicine | Pediatric Acutherapy | Thai Bodywork
A native of Israel, Revital came to the United States to pursue a graduate degree in Sociology at the University of Illinois in Chicago. During her studies she discovered the field of integrative holistic medicine and changed her focus— becoming a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist. Also a certified Asian Bodywork therapist, Revital specializes in Tui-na, known as Chinese medical massage, with additional training in Pediatric Tui-na. This style of massage influences the body's energetic flow and circulation in the same way as acupuncture by using massage and manual techniques instead of needles to activate acupoints.
As an elementary school teacher, Revital knows the importance of education and has even traveled as far as Thailand to learn new therapeutic techniques. Dedicated to providing the best care possible for her patients, Revital provides a unique style of health care and offers a comprehensive set of services to anyone seeking to improve their physical, mental or spiritual health, from massage to acupuncture and more.
Available by appointment: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Jennfer Gaspers, LMT
Yoga | Bodywork | Craniosacral Therapy
Jennifer Gaspers is a Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist (2005), and certified Hatha Yoga Teacher (2011). Combining Myofascial Release, CranioSacral Therapy and Shiatsu with Chinese medicine techniques, Jennifer believes strongly in leveraging multiple modalities to facilitate healing and bring her clients meaningful, lasting results.
Jennifer's intimate yoga classes at Healing Foundations are inclusive of all levels of experience and strive to connect the transformative power of yoga to each participant's every day life. In every class or private session, her focus is to help you cultivate gratitude for exactly who you are in the present moment as well as to support your own journey of self discovery.
Jennifer is a returned Peace Corps volunteer. She spent time in Swaziland where she started the Bambanani Project of Swaziland, teaching business and marketing skills to underserved community members. Handmade jewelry from the Bambanani Project is available at Healing Foundations and craft fairs throughout the city.
Available by appointment Wednesday through Friday 10:30am through 7pm, Saturdays 2:30-5:30pm.
Reiki Master practitioner
Clint has been a Reiki practitioner since 2015, but has been a graphic designer (BFA, University of Illinois), working in marketing and promotion for nearly thirty years. "I'm a type-A, analytical kind of guy. I didn't even consider becoming a Reiki practitioner until many years after receiving Reiki for the first time myself, and only then with the gentle, persistent encouragement of others. It wasn't long before I could see how Reiki had actually been quietly at work in my life for a long time– long before my formal introduction. I am terrifically pleased to now be working with and bringing Reiki to others."
Available for sessions on Mondays 12-5pm, Wednesdays 2-6pm or by appointment.
Qi Gong | Chelation
Venus became a Certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor under the study of Sifu Gail Galivan at Inner Alchemy Energy Medicine in 2012. In acknowledging the effectiveness of self-discovery and truth, her objective is to guide each person to their own unique path via healing and balance in the mind-body relationship realm; she utilizes the power of intention with coordinated breath and gentle moving meditations. Her Qi Gong classes allow each individual to experience the inner working of their universe with significance and ease, creating a more harmonious life.
Venus works with students of all levels, and has had the privilege of working with the older adult population at Rush Medical Center's membership program Rush Generations and at Mathers-More Than a Cafe, to incorporate recreational and wellness programs for the senior community.
Venus graduated with a BA in Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000 and performs regularly throughout Chicago as a musician and singer.