Rick Hayhurst, LMT
Neuromuscular Therapy, Krashada Acupressure™, Craniosacral Therapy, Sports Massage, Energy Work
Rick joins the Raby Institute as a Clinical Massage Therapist with training in many complementary modalities, supporting patients back to health from a whole person perspective. Listening plays a large role in the success of his treatments. Through following conversational and visual cues, each session is a unique journey of discovery inviting underlying traumas to be revealed. Sessions with Rick are about creating change, or healing, defined simply as improvement in body, mind, emotion, and/or spirit. Sessions may include any or all of the following tools: traditional massage and bodywork, guided imagery, wellness and energy coaching, quietude, breath work or work with colors, light, sound and specific vibrational frequencies.
Rick stumbled upon Massage Therapy in 1993 while in his 7th year as Summer Camp Director at Kiwanis Twin Lakes Camp for People with Disabilities. After an unexpected meeting with the school director, he registered for classes at Center for Therapeutic Massage & Wellness. Through a very esoteric curriculum, he learned various techniques for healing in addition to enjoying very traditional west coast style massage therapy training. Upon graduation, he was invited back to the school as an instructor and eventually as consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education accreditation process.
Rick received his Neuromuscular Therapy Training through Judith DeLany's NMT American VersionTM in 1995. Upon completion of the program he became the sponsor of the NMT Seminar Series in Chicago and is also currently an instructor for the annual series.
As a Neuromuscular Therapist, Rick frequently works with people who are managing various types of physical pain. A variety of pain syndromes can be treated effectively through Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), including migraines, whiplash, TMJ dysfunction, neck pain, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, back pain, hip pain, cramping, joint paint, knee pain, foot pain, etc. NMT provides a profound platform from which to address the underlying causes of pain.
Sometimes traumas are much deeper in your being requiring a deeper understanding to neutralize, dissolve and clear those lower energies. Distress in all of its forms, including emotional shocks resembling grief, anger, and victimization, can get caught in our tissues creating imbalances until they are resolved. These deeply hidden emotions can be at the very core of your pain. Therapies like Cranial Sacral Therapy (CST) and Krashada Acupressure™ give us access to the removal of these blocked energies.
Over the course of his career Rick has had the opportunity to study with many of the leaders in Massage Therapy through the NMT Center, Upledger Institute, Peaceful Meadows Retreat, Balanced Path to Mastery and Enlightenment, and the International Alliance of Health Care Educators. Since 1995, he has been teaching, creating and developing school programs. He has consulted with school administrators in both the private school sector and the community college environment for the delivery of various Health Care Programs. In 2002 Rick formed Body Biz, Inc. to support the delivery of wellness services and education. He went on to open Helio Massage + Bodywork Studios in Lincoln Park serving clients through high quality products, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic and Pilates. He then created Chill Massage, LLC, to serve clients through onsite massage in the corporate marketplace. After the completion of his 3rd massage school accreditation from the Illinois State Board of Education, Rick closed Helio to bring his curriculums to the college marketplace. You'll find Chill Massage, LLC, at various locations including Whole Foods, Hinsdale. Body Biz, Inc. serves several colleges including Kankakee Community College, Waubonsee Community College, Vincennes University, Lincoln Land Community College, and the Virginia Community College System.
Rick is the past Chairman of the Massage Therapy Advisory Board for Oakton College, College of Lake County, Rock Valley College, Triton College and Arizona School of Integrated Studies (ASIS). He has supported ASIS as co-owner and Regional Director. He has been adjunct faculty for ASIS, Oakton College, College of Lake County, and Rock Valley College. He has worked directly as Massage Therapist, Instructor, Consultant, Producer of Educational Programs, Administrator and Coach. He has completed 3 terms as President of Lincoln Park Network, 2004-2007, Chicago's oldest networking organization.
In 2008, Rick was asked to support an educational consulting firm as their Chief Operations Officer for 6 months building the integrity of the organization, processes and programs. He provided leadership to 200 faculty and staff members to ensure maximum performance of academic departments and technical career programs in 22 community colleges nationwide. He implemented, assessed, and validated curriculum development and program outcomes. To maximize program development, he completed individual program needs analyses and established & populated advisory boards for various programs. After assessing quality of work life issues amongst staff, he created a best practices series and change management methods. Doing so supported positive change in both attitude and workflow, reflected through establishing and achieving various strategic goals.
Rick enjoys leveraging relationships. As such, he works with individuals, companies and institutions nationwide bringing a variety of programs to enhance personal well being, job skills and improve networking in the community. Every project begins with creating an intention. "While holding the intention as the beacon for our work together, we are able to create more certain outcomes through thoughtful planning & experiential processes." It's a pleasure to be "in touch!"
Rick is pleased to be able to bring his considerable experience in health and wellness practice and education to bear at the Raby Institute.
Schedule an appointment with Rick Hayhurst, LMT online or call the Raby Institute at (312) 276-1212.
"Dr. Raby is value-driven, patient-centric and knowledgable about different aspects of wellness."
- Raby Institute patient