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By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Owner, Working Well Massage

As of August 1, 2019, Working Well Massage transferred management of the chair massage booth inside Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park to our very own David McClinton, and his company, iii Energies (3 energies).

Chair Massage Booth in Whole Foods

Moving forward David will be managing the booth and any questions about the booth can be sent to David at iiienergies@yahoo.com or calls to 773-681-1492.

David has been the Assistant Manager at the WWM’s chair massage stations for many years and has done a wonderful job of keeping the booth running smoothly. This Summer, WWM decided to focus more on our onsite corporate massage business, so we approached David to take on the booth management under his own name and company. He agreed and, in August, 2019, David bought the booth section of the business from Working Well Massage.

Booth in WFM Lincoln Park

David agreed to continue to run the booth in the same manner as WWM. The same massage therapists are working in the booth and prices for massage are the same.

As President of Working Well Massage, I am very happy for David and appreciate of all the wonderful clients that have stopped by the WWM booths through the years! I trust David will maintain a high level of quality and keep the booth business working well for years to come!

I am also grateful to Whole Foods and specifically, Rich Howley, Lincoln Park Store Team Leader, for being such a fantastic business partner!

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By Sue Shekut, MA, Licensed Professional Counselor, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

For those that are interested in fresh juice or a fresh smoothly with wholesome healthy ingredients, check out the new Pressed Juice Bar at Whole Foods Market in Lincoln Park!

Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park, New Pressed Juice Bar

Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park, New Pressed Juice Bar

I recall when most Whole Foods markets, and other stores, had juice bars…then over time they disappeared. The only way to buy fresh juice has been at a select restaurants. Then in the past few years, the availability of fresh bottled juices has expanded, from Odwalla to Naked to Suja and more. Some people miss the convenience and freshness of in store juice and smoothies! Whole Foods has responded to that demand.

Fresh pressed juice..and smoothies, too!

Fresh pressed juice..and smoothies, too!

Recently inside the giant Whole Foods Market at 1550 N Kingsbury,  the new juice bar also sells BluePrint Juices. According to Whole Foods website, these juices were created for juice cleansing. They pack each bottle is packed with raw, organic fruit and vegetable juices made with a special hydraulic juice press.

Fresh from the grocery aisles to the juice bar to you!

Fresh from the grocery aisles to the juice bar to you!

 

Why Pressed Juice Over Any Other Kind of Juice?

A  centrifugal juicer is one in which the blade spins around at a very high-speed which produces heat and can destroy some nutrients. A juice press operates at a slower speed and causes less oxidation. The juice press also uses pressure instead of heat to kill harmful bacteria in a process called “high-pressure pascalization,” or high-pressure processing (HPP). This is an alternative form of pasteurization. According to Whole Foods’ Blog, HPP maintains a high percentage of the juice’s minerals and nutrients. This increases the shelf life of the juice so that it can remain fresh and nutritional for several weeks.

Pressed juice that has pasteurized via HPP  can be shipped without fear of spoilage. This has allowed more of us to be able to buy  nutrient-dense, pressed organic juice!

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Karen Formanski, Healthy Eating Specialist at Whole Foods Market, Lincoln Park

By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Join the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market’s Healthy Eating Specialists and Wellness Club Team for a Whole Food, healthy, nutrient dense, Plant-Strong™ weekend of workshops, cooking demos and delicious food on August 19th, 20th, and 21st!  Stop by the Health Starts Here kiosk between the Produce and Seafood departments of the Lincoln park store.

Or call the Customer Service at 312 587 0648 and ask for the Wellness Club to reserve your space in the workshop.

Location: Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park Wellness Club (on the Mezzanine level of the store)

1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL 60642

Schedule for the Healthy Eating workshop

Friday, August 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Registration/Dinner/Weekend Overview

Saturday, August 20
7:00 am – 8:00 am: Morning Activity (Walk and Stretch/Easy Yoga Poses)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 9:45 am: Health Starts Here 101
9:45 am – 10:45 am: Food Myths
10:45 am – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Healthy Eating and the Planet
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Cooking Class – Using Greens in Your Diet
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm: Food Rules
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Cooking Class – Cooking Without Oil (Snack!)
3:15 – 3:30 pm: Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Stress Management
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Nutrient Dense Eating & Intro to the Wellness Club
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Hands on Wellness Club Cooking Demo
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner

Sunday, August 21
7:00 am – 8:00 am: Morning Activity (Walk and Stretch/Easy Yoga Poses)
8:00 am – 9:00 am: Breakfast (Plant-strong ™ Breakfast Demo
9:00 am – 10:00 am:
Store Tour/Shopping on a Budget & Stocking Your Pantry
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Reading Labels
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Tips for Eating Out and Travelling
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Lunch – Taste of Health Starts Here
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Detox and Food Based Cleansing
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Strategies for Success/Panel Discussion
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Q & A/Final Chat

Note: Content of specific classes is subject to change. Attend the entire weekend in full to get the most out of this program. Class instructors will include Whole Food’s Healthy Eating Specialists, Wellness Club staff, and In Store Education Team.

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

One of the many reasons I enjoy having a small business inside Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park is the support of the store management and team members. From the very first day I started managing the massage booth in the Lincoln Park store, my staff and I have felt welcomed and appreciated by Whole Foods Team Leaders (aka managers) and Team Members (aka staff). Whenever I see Rich Howley, the Store Team Leader, as he stacks shelves, speaks with shoppers, encourages his team and overall keeps the new store well stocked, well-managed and well run, I feel Working Well Massage is part of something really special. I know Rich cares about his store and wants to give shoppers a great place to shop, hang out and even get a great massage. And Team Members are super helpful to shoppers, upbeat and happy to have us in the store and get a massage when they can as well.

Recently Rich suggested we relocate our massage station about 20 feet from our previous location to give us a solid wall behind our booth and make us easier to find on the main floor. We’ve been located next to the Express lane and many shoppers get confused as to which “lane” to enter: the massage booth or the Express lane. By relocating our booth closer to the staircase leading up to the Mezzanine, we are out of the direct flow of checkout traffic, we have a quieter, more private space for massage and we have more room for our clients coats and carts near our booth. Once again, Rich was looking out for Whole Foods shoppers as well as Working Well Massage clients and massage therapists.   So we moved our booth and are so happy with our new location!

Now some of our clients are a little confused about where we are now. Even though we did not move very far from our previous location, people are creatures of habit, and have a hard time with change. Hopefully this blog post will clear things up!

Our New location inside the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market

New Working Well Massage-Lincoln Park Location. Image by Sue Shekut.

Our Former location inside the Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market

Old Working Well Massage-Lincoln Park Location. Image by Sue Shekut.

The Lincoln Park Whole Foods Market, for the uninitiated, is a 75,000 square foot space and one of the 3 largest Whole Foods Markets in the country. Our Working Well Massage station is located behind the Express Checkout lanes and next to the in store restaurant area (aka the “grocer-ant”). Shoppers can buy deli meat, grab a quick bite from the salad bar or hot food bar, or eat at one of the in store restaurants, and then get a great chair massage. OR, they often get a muscle tension reducing massage, then shop and eat. With free wireless internet at Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park, many of my friends and clients spend hours sitting on their computers, having meetings with their own clients or friends, and people watching far above our booth. I’m not trying to write a Whole Foods brochure here, but for those that have not yet visited Whole Foods in Lincoln Park, you are so missing an amazing shopping experience. Plus a wine bar and a beer/coffee bar!  Even a trail mix bar, bath salt bar and Gelato bar too.

For those that are uncomfortable with the idea of “getting a massage in a grocery store,” fear not. Our massage station is well secluded behind paper screens and wood cabinets. And with chair massage, no one takes off their clothes so there is no need to worry about being seen as our talented massage therapists work your sore and tense muscles–through your clothes! (Think sports massage without the sweat.)

Stop by our new booth and meet Dennis, Heidi, Mysti, Kimosha, Cindy, Andrew, Yuriy or Robert Ertel. They are all fantastic massage therapists with their own unique massage styles. But they all have one thing in common: They give some of the best massages in Chicago and are part of the Working Well Massage team!

Working Well Lincoln Park inside Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park

1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL

Hours: Daily, 12 noon-8p.m.

Working Well Gold Coast inside Whole Foods Market-Gold Coast

30 W Huron, Chicago, IL

Hours: Daily, 12 noon-8p.m.

Prices for chair massage at WWM booths

Quick Fix (5-Minute Massage) = $6
Short Stop (10-Minute Massage) = $12
Mellow Moment (15-Minute Massage) = $18
Complete Retreat I (20-Minute Massage) = $24
Complete Retreat II (30-Minute Massage) = $35

Additional increments of 5 minutes = $6

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By Sue Shekut, Owner, Working Well Massage, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Wellness Coach, ACSM Personal Trainer

Wondering why I haven’t posted much this week? I’ve been busy making changes to the Working Well Massage chair massage stations. We completely remodeled our massage booth in Whole Foods Market-Gold Coast at 30 W Huron. We replaced our paper screens with beautiful maple shuttered screens and new cabinets. Check out our new look below.

The New & Improved WWM Gold Coast Booth at 30 W Huron. Image by Sue Shekut.

WWM Chair Station at Whole Foods Gold Coast, 30 W Huron. Image by Sue Shekut.

And at night you can still see our new shiny massage station outside Whole Foods Market-Gold Coast.

WWM Gold Coast Booth from outside Whole Foods at Night. Image by Sue Shekut

Working Well Massage provides chair massage for corporate clients, special events and daily at our two Chicago chair massage stations. Chair massage at our WWM stations are convenient and affordable. You don’t need an appointment, you don’t need to disrobe and you decide how long you want the massage to last: 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15, 20 or 30. But if you really need focused work on your upper body, we can even give you a 45-min to 1 hour chair massage at our booths!

Working Well Gold Coast inside Whole Foods Market-Gold Coast

30 W Huron, Chicago, IL

Hours: Daily, 12 noon-8p.m.

Working Well Lincoln Park inside Whole Foods Market-Lincoln Park

1550 N. Kingsbury, Chicago, IL

Hours: Daily, 12 noon-8p.m.

Prices for chair massage at WWM booths

Quick Fix (5-Minute Massage) = $6
Short Stop (10-Minute Massage) = $12
Mellow Moment (15-Minute Massage) = $18
Complete Retreat I (20-Minute Massage) = $24
Complete Retreat II (30-Minute Massage) = $35

Additional increments of 5 minutes = $6

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