R E V I E W S & T E S T I M O N I A L S
Here's what people are saying about their Healing Foundations experience:
Healing Foundations is a wonderful place to experience acupuncture for the first time. The environment is warm, caring, and professional. I felt truly comfortable consulting with my practitioner Lisa, and she catered to my needs (and nerves) during my first acupuncture treatment. —Erica
I feel so fortunate and blessed to have such an amazing introduction to alternative healing. It is a gift I can honestly say I will take with me for the rest of my life. I only wish I could find a place as great as this near my new home in LA. —Daniel C.
I'm a full time working mom with a very busy and demanding family of four. Its hard to manage down time and the chaos of life. I was introduced to Reiki by Clint. At first I was doubtful, but I was also extremely curious. At my first session I felt completely comforted by Clint's warm words and energy. Having Reiki done feels like a cross between meditation and a boost of energy. After leaving my first and every Reiki session after– I feel lighter, spunkier, and ready to take on life's challenges with a serene attitude. Reiki from Clint has now become a necessity for my peace of mind and serenity. – Julia H.
I'd never had Reiki before, and wasn't sure what to expect. I'd been having a tough time recovering from an injury and it was nice to take time out relax and have someone else focus their attention on my getting better. During the session I imagined a rainbow shooting out of my knee. I don't have any idea what that was all about, but the session definitely left me feeling relaxed and refreshed! – Joe
I was strongly recommended to Healing Foundations by a close friend and have not been disappointed yet. The space is warm and inviting. Lisa has always made me feel comfortable and fully explains the processes she uses. Revital was phenomenal. Made us feel so comfortable and that we had fun but actually learned at the same time. We were saying how much we look forward to using what she taught us for years to come! —S.R. & C.B.
I've seen Rebecca several times for pain management acupuncture treatments for bursitis and most recently for pneumonia. Rebecca is very thorough in the information that she provides. As the treatment progressed, she explained what she was doing at each step. She went on to describe how certain parts of your body can be massaged or treated to assist in helping other parts of your body. After 2 treatments, congestion from the pneumonia started to break up and things began moving again. As for the bursitis, I continue to use a combination of treatments that Rebecca recommends to resolve this pain. Thank you Healing Foundations. —Sheila
I absolutely love going to Jennifer's yoga classes! They are small, dynamic, and light-hearted. Because the classes are small, it really allows Jennifer to give you great one on one guidance. I love her Gentle Yoga for relieving mid week work stress, and for some really great deep stretching that makes you feel rejuvenated. But I also really love her Hatha classes that are more energetic. Jennifer has a knack for knowing exactly what each class/student needs. The environment that Jennifer creates allows you to feel comfortable, peaceful and (my favorite) the freedom to giggle when you fall out of your pose. Jennifer has a great calming and loving presence and I am always looking forward to seeing her and taking her classes. —Micah
Healing Foundations has changed my life! If you are looking for the best place in Chicago for acupuncture and healing, make an appointment! You will not be disappointed. They have a super user-friendly online booking system as well. I started going to Healing Foundations back in Dec. 2013 for acupuncture. I had a host of issues I was hoping to address– knee pain, back pain, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, etc. I met with Lisa at first and then Revital. After I experienced so much relief physically, mentally, emotionally, I began scheduling weekly appointments with Revital. Each week I look forward to my appointment with her. She is gifted at acupuncture, energy work, Thai massage, and tui na, but I mostly see her for acupuncture and thai massage. She seems to intuitively know what areas I need work on and after each session I am amazed at the changes I experience. The facility itself is warm and inviting. They have a wonderful community of healers and they offer very affordable yoga classes and so many modalities for healing. It always feels like I am visiting friends when I walk in. I just found out I am moving for my job, and I wish I could bring them with me! —Jenny T.
Rebecca has been my trusted practitioner for the past 2 years. The success in treating common ailments like the Flu, back pain, sleeplessness– and those more intimate and intricate like fertility– have encouraged me to pursue a holistic approach to health as my body is learning to heal itself. I feel stronger, more energized, and balanced than every before due to Rebecca's treatments. She is incredibly knowledgeable, endlessly curious, and genuinely nurturing. Her efforts– and the results– far exceed and outlast those I've experienced through western medicine channels. —Julia D.
I'm so happy I decided to come in. My back is healing so much faster this time around and I felt such a mental release from my acupuncture! I've been talking about it to everyone. —Kathy F.
Peaceful environment. My first time here I was in so much much pain I couldn't see straight. I knew I was taking Ibuprofen too much and too often. After my accupuncture treatment with Rebecca, I walked out with a homeopathic pain reliever. Second visit: the first pain had subsided but there a new ache in my hip. Lisa used several techniques which almost immediately alleviated the pain. I'm so happy I re-connected with an old friend and former co-worker. She has become a wonderful confident and caring practitioner! Healing Foundations is a wonderful facility. —Sandy W.
It's a joy to find a healthcare professional who not only provides healing treatments, but helps one understand the body when illness puts it under stress, or out of balance. Lisa Alvarez is just that kind of professional— one who treats the whole patient, not simply a random ailment or two.Through her vast knowledge, I've gained an understanding and respect for traditional Chinese medicine's approach to mind, body, and spirit wellness. Our work together includes a broad range of health issues; from gastrointestinal, to respiratory, sinusitis, to bladder problems— all of which, I'm happy to report are under control. Lisa is that rare person— a practitioner, consultant, and educator. Thank you, Lisa, for all your help and healing ways. —Phyllis S.
First, about the location. Healing Foundations is a wonderful new facility. The atmosphere is comfortable and calming. It's a great environment for body and soul. Second, about the therapist. I saw Lisa for pain management acupuncture treatment prior to surgery for a torn rotator cuff tendon. Lisa is a great caregiver. She is thoroughly knowledgeable about her craft. Before treatment we discussed my symptoms; she did a great job of focusing our discussion on the specifics. During the treatments she constantly solicited my feedback to gauge progress. She is calm, confident, focused, caring, and patient. Very professional. Finally, most importantly, about the results. Short answer: fantastic. Long answer: the pain mitigation was both instant and to a greater degree than I experienced from OTC painkillers. Further, the range of motion in my shoulder without discomfort went from very limited to nearly unlimited. And both effects lasted days after the treatment. It was the feedback discussions that really made a difference— as the treatment progressed the effects went from good, to better and better, until we reached best. I know it sounds like I'm gushing but this was a remarkable experience. Prior to this I had limited exposure to, and retained some skepticism about the benefits of acupuncture. No more. In the hands of an experienced practitioner there is no doubt about the therapeutic benefits. Thanks Lisa and thanks Healing Foundations! —Kevin