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This is 46+ a little bit

This is 46+ a little bit

October 10, 2019

WOW….Time flies whether you are having fun or not! Though I am happy to say I have had a lot of fun I have been terrible with my posting on my blog…I need to share more of what I do in fact write! I didn’t want to just post about how training is or isn’t […]

From “To Do” to “Ta-Da!”: Chicago Marathon Part 1

From “To Do” to “Ta-Da!”: Chicago Marathon Part 1

October 22, 2018

I can now call myself a Chicago Marathon Finisher. 2 weeks ago, I crossed a finish line I didn’t think I would ever cross! I have worked this event in one way shape or form for the last 25 years! Last year I decided to run it! I always thought I wouldn’t originally because I […]

This is 45

This is 45

October 18, 2018

I skipped out on my sort of monthly since my birthday posts. Things have been crazy, and time flying! I can not believe it’s the middle of October! I still feel like it isn’t even August yet…alright, then I go outside and it’s a bit chilly but… So it has been a little over 3 […]

Planning…why am I so stressed!?!?

Planning…why am I so stressed!?!?

October 30, 2017

I am sitting here waiting for the tennis team I am working with today to finish up practice (they are outside today!) so I can finish up and head home. While I am waiting I am catching up, doing paperwork, a little online shopping, and making a plan for 2018. This is not the entire […]

Yup…I am doing it!

Yup…I am doing it!

October 26, 2017

Yesterday I registered to run the Chicago Marathon on 10.7.18 with Team ALZ Stars (Alzheimer’s Association) So…2018 will consist of the usual (plus quite a few more) miles of swimming, biking, and running…and now fundraising! I have some ambitious goals for the year personally, professionally, and athletically…I will fill you in soon (ok some is […]

The Chicago Marathon!

The Chicago Marathon!

October 17, 2017

For the past 24 years in one way, shape, or form I have worked the Chicago Marathon. Of course I have clients I massage in preparation before and after the race. There have been many years of volunteer service to the race itself, the massage tent (sponsored by the school I went to and then […]

44 + 3 months + 10 days

44 + 3 months + 10 days

October 17, 2017

I turned 44 on July 6th this year. It is now a few months later. Last year I wrote this in a post: ” I am really making a much better effort toward simplicity. I am not saying this will be with everything ha! I have also been working on a more serious look at […]

Presenting…Rhiannon

Presenting…Rhiannon

September 29, 2017

Some of you have seen her. Some of you (actually only a couple of you) know her name. I have been “auditioning” it for awhile. Yes. I name things (like ALL things-don’t ask haha!). Rhiannon is my Cervelo P2 Tri bike. Do you know where the name is from? Not Rhianna. Nope. Much cooler. Rhiannon […]

Prepping for Fall

Prepping for Fall

September 29, 2017

The last couple of weeks have been amazing weather-wise; making it difficult to believe that Fall is here! Fall is football season. Fall is Marathon season. The end of Triathlon season. The prep for winter running…oh wow, so much more too! I try to go to as many Northwestern football games as possible. I work […]

Terri Lynn Visovatti
B.S., LMT, BCTMB, FMT, PMT, CES, CKTP; USAT Level 1 Coach; 
Owner of Urban Wellness Chicago, Movement Specialist & RockDoc

A 1996 graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Terri was an instructor in both the diploma and continuing education programs at Cortiva Institute-Chicago, from 2005 until 2013; where she assisted in curriculum development as well as creating courses for advanced education. She assisted Bob King (a co-founder of the school she attended) in many continuing education workshops in Chicago, and other parts of the country; as well as on her own. In addition to this, Terri also developed and taught Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology courses at Zen Shiatsu in Evanston. Currently she is designing some new continuing education courses for massage therapists.

Terri has advanced training in Myofascial Therapy, Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Reiki, Thai Massage, many movement based practices, and Personal Training. Terri became a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner in 2007, and is now a RockDoc, Certified in both Functional Myofascial Taping (FMT) and Performance Movement Techniques (PMT). She is a Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and has trained with Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Terri has maintained a massage therapy practice since 1996. In addition to working with the athletic department as a Licensed Massage Therapist at Northwestern University, she currently owns a multi-therapist practice in the Bucktown/Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago with a secondary office in Evanston, IL.  

In addition to her business, Terri speaks at events on a variety of topics from promoting massage therapy, movement, and healthy training, to anatomy and injuries for specific athletes.  She is a triathlete, and though racing is “fun”, really enjoys the training aspect of things. A self proclaimed movement and fascial “geek” (alright, others proclaim it about her too!), she really enjoys working with the body to incorporate many layers of treatment into her plan. Whether pre or post event, rehabilitative or pre surgical (prehab), restorative or maintenance based; Terri will work closely with athletes/clients/coaches/etc to find the appropriate combinations for each individual. 

“I have always been passionate about my work as a massage therapist. When I became an instructor of Massage, I believe I once again became a student of the body. That passion grew to depths I have only begun to comprehend. I have interests in this field that are all over the place, so I am constantly challenging myself to draw connections. In some respects many therapists have already done this, I have too, but NOW I acknowledge it. My belief and my business focus is ‘Balance in your body. Wellness in your life’. So I am always searching for ways to achieve this balanced wellness for every body.”

Terri is an avid runner and triathlete. After many years of coaching athletes and working with coaches to aid athletes to return to training and racing condition after injuries; Terri became USA Triathlon Level 1 Certified Coach and accepts athletes of all skill levels. How great is that? Working with a coach that can often predict and prevent injuries, work with form and recovery, and utilize a unique skill set many do not have with her wide range of tools. 

If Terri is not in one of her offices working, out training, you may find her working with the Northwestern University Athletic Department and the various sports team.

Watch for her and her Team Betty Designs 2016 racing apparel at her various races.
  

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