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The Team at ELEVATE

Licensed & Certified Professionals

Jennifer Johanning
Owner & Licensed Massage Therapist

Jennifer Johanning, LMT and a 2009 Rasmussen College graduate, founded Massage By Jennifer in 2010.  Due to the growth and need of Medical Massage Therapy and Med Spa in the local Sycamore area, Jennifer expanded the business to become Elevate focusing on Massage, Balance and Wellness.


At Elevate, we offer a variety of everyday wellness services designed to be integrated into your wellness routine for the pursuit of your best self. Look, feel and function your best! We believe in teamwork created for the benefit of our clients individual needs. We pride ourselves on being well-trained professionals in our specialized fields and in providing an atmosphere committed to cultivating a positive experience for our clients. Contact us today!

Lucas M.
Certified Stretch Therapist 

I am certified stretch therapist with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University. I am in my second year pursing a degree in Physical Therapy at Northern Illinois University. 


For the past two years I have worked as a certified personal trainer, and have a passion for helping others reach their goals and live a healthy lifestyle. My hobbies include watching sports, fishing and weight lifting.


As a stretch therapist I will strive to help others gain flexibility and range of motion to feel better and prevent injuries!

Grace L.
Licensed Esthetician

My specialty is customizing facials designed for you. I want you to be comfortable and confident in your own skin.


I have experience with innovative skincare techniques, waxing, lash lifting and lash tinting. I focus on holistic-based facials and peels. Elevate's featuring Farmhouse Fresh, a wellness luxury organic and natural skincare line so you see silkier, glowier and downright happier skin.


I love the endless opportunities and learning experiences in this industry. I can’t wait to see where Elevate takes me. 

Christine S.
RYT-200, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Birth/Postpartum Doula

After 12 years working as a makeup artist in the television industry, Christine survived a car accident that changed her life in 2019. She has since devoted her life to holistic wellness and to helping others navigate their journeys through life challenges, such as birth, new parenthood, loss, and trauma.

As a practitioner, Christine believes in compassionate care that is trauma-informed and gender-affirming, with the underlying belief that all people are deserving of nurturing and wellbeing.  She also places emphasis on client empowerment, educating clients to be part of their own healing process.

Christine is the author of the book Makeup Artistry for Film and Television and the writer-director of the short film Paper Crane – a project which she and her team used as an advocacy platform for trauma survivors for nearly a decade. In her spare time she enjoys basket weaving, gardening, and spending time with her pets and loved ones.”

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