Evanston Chapter Leader
Hi, my name is Kathy Kessenich and I am a licensed massage therapist. I completed over 700 hours of coursework in massage therapy techniques, anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and have hundreds of hours of hands on practice. Based in Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, I also utilize techniques from a variety of other modalities including cranial sacral, reflexology and positional release. I am trained in Oncology Massage to make the necessary adaptations to support clients who are undergoing active cancer treatment or are in recovery.
I approach massage therapy as a health facilitator working in partnership with the people who seek my services. I believe that massage therapy is a tool through which people can access an awareness and greater connection with their own bodies to help them live more comfortably and happily. My hope is that this awareness can gradually move people toward a better understanding of the body’s ability to heal itself and put them in a frame of mind to actively affect their own health.
I also partner with and mentor motivated professionals interested in creating more flexibility and work/life balance by educating others on how to access wellness on a budget. I work in partnership with a US wellness manufacturing company that provides safer, healthier options for people interested in enhancing their physical, environmental, personal and financial wellness.
I am privileged to co-lead the WESOS Evanston Chapter with Judy Sachs. We are excited about the growing group of women entrepreneurs who have joined us.
Evanston Chapter Leader
Judy is a former fashion designer who left that full time career to become an advocate and marketer for Alphay, the world’s largest organic medicinal mushroom company. She helps educate people on significance and efficacy of integrating medicinal mushrooms into their regimen to address health concerns and enhance their health practices. Judy’s been networking in the Chicago area for 12 years and loves to connect entrepreneurs together to form those meaningful, significant relationships. Judy keeps her hand in the design world part time with her own line of scarves and ponchos and occasionally find her moonlighting at Wrigley Field with her favorite team the Chicago Cubs.
The Evanston Illinois Chapter meets:
Date: The third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Meetings begin promptly at 11:30 AM after 30 minutes of networking.
Location: The Firehouse Grill 750 Chicago Street, Evanston, IL
You can check the meeting schedule and view meeting details on Meetup.
While Chapter meetings are always free to attend, WESOS strongly encourages the purchase of food/beverage at locations that serve during your meeting. Our location partners have offered the use of their facilities to our group free of charge. Please support them with a purchase during the meeting. A negotiated $20 Lunch has been arranged. Payment will be taken at the beginning of the meeting should you choose to have lunch.