Intuit Massage and Healing (2514 W. Armitage Ave.) does not label itself as a massage parlor, but rather as a space for healing.
With therapy at the center of attention for Intuit, founder Cameron Lacy said she wanted to create a space in Logan Square for healing.
“The whole idea of this space has always been that everybody needs healing,” she said. “I want the space to be a place where people can retreat to and feel like they are taken care of.”
Intuit Healing opened in summer 2016 after Lacy had trained in the same space to become a reiki master.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands,” according to the International Center for Reiki Training.
“I want this to be a good space for people in general, but I also want to do my fair share of giving back to the community,” she said.
Touch therapy is an integral part of healing physically and mentally, Lacy said. She added that if Intuit Healing does not fit the service a client needs, then the center will help find a place that will help.
“Of course, the goal is to have a good business, but above that, it is to take care of people,” Lacy said.
One of the missions of Intuit Healing is teaching people that they have the power to heal themselves. Lacey said she wants to show people how to find the tools that will help them feel better.
“You have your physical body,” Lacy said. “We are also working on your energetic body.”
Lacy said she believes holistic healing through touch therapy, such as a massage, can help relieve symptoms at the cause.
“Just to be clear, I have nothing against Western medicine. It’s fantastic. I praise it,” she said. “But I believe there is a balance. I think people are looking for more balance in their life.”
Lacy said business has been busy, so additional staff members have been brought on to offer different types of massage therapy. She added that the space is looking to hire more counselors and psychotherapists.
Logan Square has been a receptive neighborhood for Intuit Healing, and Lacy plans to be more involved with the community, specifically looking to host an event with Pilot Project Brewing (2140 N. Milwaukee Ave.).
“There’s such good vibes in the community and all the other businesses are so kind,” she said. “We’re wanting to do more community outreach.”
The long-term benefits of touch therapy and energy work are why such treatments are so important, Lacy said. She added that the nurturing and caring effects of the two help her feel like any problems are taken care of at the root.
“For clients and patients, I just want people to know they’re not alone,” Lacey said. “Body work is more than just a massage. It’s medical care. It’s love and touch. Touch is one of the most ignored senses that we have, but it’s one of the most magical.”
Featured photo: Erin Dickson