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Meet Our Talented Staff

Julie Bevel

Founder, LMT

Dr. Arora

Medical Esthetics Director

Dr. Steve

Wellness Clinic Director

Lisa

Lead Esthetician, Elleebana Lash Artist

Cinde

Lead Massage Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Esthetician

Paula

Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master

Jill

Licensed Massage Therapist

Claire

Licensed Esthetician

JoyAnn

Assistant Manager, Licensed Esthetician

Marzanna

Licensed Massage Therapist

TifannyAnn

Licensed Massage Therapist

Natalie

Licensed Massage Therapist

Maria

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jessica

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lissa

Licensed Massage Therapist

Scott

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapist

Erika

Licensed Massage Therapist

Maggie

Licensed Massage Therapist

Dava

Licensed Esthetician

Terra

Licensed Massage Therapist

Nate

Licensed Massage Therapists

Carolina

Licensed Massage Therapist

Jacqueline

Administrative

Leslie

Clinic Team

JoyAnn

Administrative, Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Jacqueline

Administrative

Julie Bevel

Founder, LMT

Julie Bevel

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

Dr. Steve

Clinic Team

Lissa

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

Scott

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

Alyssa

Clinic Team

Daniella

Administrative, Clinic Team

Leslie

Clinic Team

JoyAnn

Administrative, Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Dava

Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Claire

Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Lisa

Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Lisa

Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Cinde

Licensed Estheticians, Licensed Massage Therapists

Claire

Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

JoyAnn

Administrative, Lash and Brow Artists, Licensed Estheticians

Dava

Lash and Brow Artist, Licensed Estheticians

Julie Bevel

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

Jessica

Licensed Massage Therapists

Maria

Licensed Massage Therapists

Nate

Licensed Massage Therapists

Jill

Licensed Massage Therapists

Paula

Licensed Massage Therapists

Cinde

Licensed Estheticians, Licensed Massage Therapists

Erika

Licensed Massage Therapists

Terra

Licensed Massage Therapists

Carolina

Licensed Massage Therapist

Lissa

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

Natalie

Licensed Massage Therapists

TifannyAnn

Licensed Massage Therapists

Marzanna

Licensed Massage Therapists

Maggie

Licensed Massage Therapists

Scott

Clinic Team, Licensed Massage Therapists

unknown

Licensed Massage Therapists

Katie

Yoga Instructor

Nancy

yoga instructor

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I am Julie Bevel

Owner & Operator

Massage Therapist

20 years experience

JulieB (as they call her around the Spa) is the fun and energetic owner of Fox River MedSpa. Returning to the Chicago suburbs after 9 years with the 5 Diamond Bellagio Spa in Las Vegas as their Lead Therapist & Nationally Certified Educator, she has returned home with her family to fulfill her entrepreneurship dream locally. With 20 years of bodywork experience that started at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA, Julie loves sharing her passion for massage and all things Spa. After the pandemic hit, she partnered with Dr. Steve and added a gorgeous clinic for chiropractic services and holistic healing in Algonquin.  She specializes in Sports and Thai Massage, helping her guests increase range of motion and flexibility in a therapeutic and relaxing blend of techniques. She is licensed to perform lymphatic drainage, prenatal, and many types massage. With her resort leadership background and commitment to excellence, Julie has brought the 5 Star experience and top level of service with her to Fox River Spa. Besides building her business, Julie loves spending time with her 4 daughters, making music, golfing, and volunteering with Dollars For Scholars 501©3.

Dr. Arora

Skin by dr. arora at fox river spa, clinic partner

Introducing  Dr Mukesh Arora who is a board certified physician, with expertise in the field of medical esthetics. Dr. Mukesh Arora, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ggs Medical College in 1991. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Mchenry Hospital, and brings his passion for aesthetic skincare to Fox River MedSpa this November!

 

He has taken aesthetic medicine and advancements to a whole new level of skin and collagen rejuvenation.“Providing state of the art skincare through expert advise, personal empowerment, compassion and transparency.”

 

At Fox River MedSpa, we are incorporating a more holistic approach for your skincare, enhancing your own body’s immune system coupled with cutting edge aesthetic treatments. Dr. Arora’s services will leave your skin looking more youthful and natural. Our team of experienced aesthetic experts offer the most advanced, and innovative treatments.

 

“Our focus is geared towards not only delivering transformational results but also providing optimal satisfaction for our patients.”

 

Intro Special – Just $10/Unit (Regularly $13)

 

All Other Services Like Are By Consultation & Quote.

 

Schedule Your Time With Dr. Arora Today!

 

Available Tuesdays 1pm-5pm, Some Friday Afternoons And Some Wednesday Mornings – Plus One Sunday A Month!

Dr. steve

clinic partner, Chiropractor

chiropractor

7 years experience

Dr. Steve Stachura grew up in Lisle, IL and attended National University of Health Sciences in Lombard. He joined the company in July 2020 after the Covid shutdown and helped design the new business flow to elevate the level of care and results for our community.

He has been helping people get free from pain using Chiropractic Medicine for over 7 years before joining Fox River MedSpa. He takes a broad holistic approach to the body, and believes spinal health is one of the critical pillars of wellness. Healthy nerve pathways and great range of motion make a different in the quality of life, especially as we age.

Dr. Steve uses a variety of adjustment techniques to accommodate patient needs and is experienced working with all levels of health. Adjustments can be as gentle or strong as appropriate. He is certified in the Webster Technique which caters to women experiencing discomfort during pregnancy. He is also certified in Acupuncture which has been shown to be extremely effective in treating a wide range of disorders and symptoms.

By combining skilled hands-on-techniques, state of the art therapeutic procedures and providing sincere and thoughtful care, Dr. Steve is able to help patients on all types of levels.

Lisa

Lead Esthetician,
Elleebana Lash Lift & Tint Artist

Years in the industry: 7

Lisa is a graduate of Cosmetology & Spa Academy and has been PCASKIN certified since 2014. As the Lead Aesthetician, Lisa sets the customer service standard and is dedicated to the skincare success of her clients. She has a “never done learning” attitude and is constantly educating herself on the latest trends in the industry. Expect her to incorporate different modalities and advanced techniques into her treatments whenever possible. Lisa also recognizes the importance of a comfortable & soothing environment and seamlessly integrates relaxation into all of her services. Even a simple brow wax can feel like a retreat! As a senior member of the Fox River Spa & Salon team, she has formed strong bonds with her regulars and strives to create trusting relationships with every new client that walks through the door. Count on Lisa to be your quick & efficient waxer, skillful skincare specialist and makeup guru on your wedding day!

Specialties – PCA Skin Certified Chemical Peels, Elleebana Lash Lift & Tint, Microdermabrasion, Ultrasonic Facials, Speed Waxing, Bridal Makeup

Schedule – varies by appointment

Cinde

Lead Massage Therapist & Cosmetologist

Years in the Industry: 25
Hometown: Planet Earth

Cinde is one of our most diversely talented and amazing team members. She has a passion for health, wellness and beauty and believes they are all an integral part of our well-being. She is bodywork therapist with 25 years in the massage industry, and licensed since 1987 in hair and skin care. She believes beauty is the style of wellness, creating looks that are uniquely yours by integrating style and spirit. Cinde always knew she was a healer and bodywork therapist, in 1990 she began that journey and traveled worldwide to learn and diversify her massage skills and healing techniques. Her work is both clinical and esoteric. She works with myo-fascial, orthopedic, Cranial-sacral, Thai massage, Cupping, Qi-gong, Reiki, and more. Her work is defined as healing, soothing, direct and deep. She is also Yoga, Pilates and a group fitness instructor, with a degree in Health and wellness management as well as a wellness coach. We feel honored to have such a talent as she on our team and hope you give her a try for your next service!

Specialties – Face & Body Combo’s, Cupping, Rocktape, Advanced Therapeutic Healing, Cranial Release sessions, Energy work

Schedule – Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat @ Algonquin

Paula

Massage Therapist

Years in the industry: 4
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Paula is an amazing, well rounded therapist, with thumbs of steel. She not only has taken advanced Reiki energy classes, but comes from a clinical chiropractic massage background, so is able to assess the body and make educated recommendations for self-care. Paula enjoys forming long lasting therapeutic relationships with her clients, and is known for documenting and remembering patterns of holding she’s noticed throughout her sessions. With this clinical approach to massage therapy, Paula is truly a partner in health and wellness for her clients, and looks forward to helping even more people at Fox River Spa.

Specialties – Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Energy Work, Quiet Meditative Sessions, able to customize

Schedule – Wed 9:30 am-5:00 pm Thurs 10:00 am-4:00 pm Friday 9:30 am-5:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Jill

Massage Therapist, Cupping & Pregnancy Massage Certified

Years in the industry: 9
Hometown: West Dundee, IL

Jill brings her clinical background in massage therapy to the Fox River Spa team and assesses the body for imbalances and tension. She is also certified in cupping, a method that can help with circulation, detoxification, and opening up stagnant areas of tissue. Jill loves helping her clients come up with a treatment plan for self-care to go along with her bodywork and works on a lot of athletes. Weekend warriors and runners are some of her favorite people, as they appreciate her knowledge of how everything is connected through fascia and how her work can help release it. Keeping people fluid and moving is her goal. Plus she’s compassionate and quiet – which her clients also love her for! Fox River Spa considers themselves lucky she’s chosen to work with us here!

Claire
2017 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Esthetician & Lash Artist

Years in the Industry: 6
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Claire is part of the opening team here at the Algonquin location. She has been working in the spa industry for five years now. Although skincare has been her passion ever since she went to her first dermatologist to help with her own problem skin. Being able to help people transform their skin into something they can love is her goal with every client she meets. Extracting acne and blackheads is Claire’s favorite service to perform because you can see an instant change in your skin.

Claire is also obsessed with anything Halloween and horror, she has been working at haunted houses for about seven years now doing makeup and acting. She is self-taught in special effects makeup and continues to learn all the time. She grew up here in the area and plans on staying here to further herself in this wonderful industry.

Specialties: Brazilian Waxing, PCA Skin Certified Chemical Peels, Farmhouse Fresh vegan product line, Acne & Aging

Schedule: Algonquin Full Time

Monday 9:00 am-4:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am-4:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am-4:00 pmThursday 3:00 pm-9:00 pmFriday 9:00 am-3:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-5:00

JoyAnn

Esthetician, lash artist, assistant manager

Years in the industry: 4
Hometown: Elgin

JoyAnn has been in the industry for 7 years, she decided to pursue a career in esthetics after working a spa front desk job and she witnessed the amazing things estheticians were doing for their client’s confidence & overall happiness. JoyAnn is passionate about caring for others whether it’s in a personal or professional environment; she loves providing result orientated services and specializes in microdermabrasion & eyebrow shaping/tints. On top of being an exceptional esthetician she is also a loving mother, a passionate plant lover. She loves to enjoy time outdoors; camping, gardening, going for walks, and when weather is poor she likes to hide indoors cooking or cuddled up on the couch with her variety of pets.
 

Specialties – Elleebana Lash Lift & Tint, Full Body Waxing (comfortable working with both hard and soft waxes), PCA Skin certified – Peels, Anti-Aging, Acne, Microdermabrasion, Ultrasonic & Deep Pore Detox

Schedule – Flexible

Marzanna

Bilingual Massage Therapist

Bilingual Language: Polish
Years in the Industry:
 5
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Marzanna has been practicing massage therapy for 5 years. Her goal is to help heal people inside and out. She believes that self-care is a MUST in today’s busy world, and massage and regular body work are the keys to living up to your fullest potential. Marzanna has spent years working in a variety of massage environments including: chiropractic clinic, high end spa and corporate massages giving her great knowledge and skill in the massage therapy field. As your massage therapist she brings all of this to one table combining her talent, endless effort and unique style to achieve the best therapeutic results for your needs. Book with her today for your “me time” getaway. She looks forward to seeing you.

TiffanyAnn

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 6
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Tiffany is a seasoned massage therapist who took a littlw time off with her baby and is now back and ready to build clientel here at Fox River Spa. She loves helping people decompress, fall asleep, and get deeply into adhesions and “knots” when needed! She prides herself on being warm and professional, able to tune into every clients specific needs and goals for their session. She loves being able to make a difference to her clients.
When not practicing the art of massage, she loves spending time with her little man, listening to and playing music, being outdoors, and dabbling in mixology and creating something tasty to enjoy.

Natalie

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Algonquin, IL

Natalie, LMT is a core part of the Fox River MedSpa vibe. Not only is she an exceptional team member, she truly understands and lives our culture and values. She started with us in 2019 as a Receptionist, moved her way into management after covid and decided a path of healing & wellness was what best suited her.
 
Natalie has a calming presence. Her energy speaks for itself. Natalie believes in healing not only physically but through a mind, body & spiritual connection, which is translated to the table. Every massage is a ritual, and she loves guiding her clients through a meditative and relaxing experience.

Maria

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 5
Hometown: Carpentersville, IL

Maria has been with Fox River Spa for over a year now and loves helping people get out of pain. She is a deeper style therapist who enjoys working with athletes and people of all levels of health. Maria also takes great pride in professionalism and consultation, making sure she understands exactly what your goals are for each session, and is able to make everyone comfortable and relaxed on her table.

Specialties – Cupping, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish, Aromatherapy. Spanish Speaker

Schedule – Daytime at Algonquin or Carpentersville



Jessica

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 7
Hometown: Marengo, IL

Jessica graduated in the top of her class from Cortiva institute in 2011. She has a versatile style and is able to customize each session to adjust to your specific needs. She brings experience in Swedish relaxation, deep tissues, sports massage and stretching, reflexology, and myofacial techniques. She has detailed knowledge with essential oils and can help you find the best aromatherapy. Her hobbies include hiking, traveling, and training her dog as a therapy dog.

Lissa

Massage Therapist, clinic assistant

Years In The Industry: 20
Hometown: San Diego, CA

Lissa joined Fox River Med Spa in 2020. She is new to the Spa but not to Massage. Lissa started her wellness path in San Diego 20 yrs. ago where she studied Holistic Health, Nutrition and Bodywork and became a Certified Massage Therapist. Lissa moved back to the Midwest
where her family has roots and continued her education at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy/Cortiva Institute where earned her National Certification in 2008.
 
Lissa works with Dr. Steve in our Chiropractic Clinic as well as providing all Spa Massage on our menu. She takes special care during consultations in order to focus where your body needs extra attention or healing support. With her deep level of experience and wide range of techniques, she’s able to work with all levels of health and customize as needed.
 
Lissa lives in Crystal Lake and loves hiking with her Shiba Inu, Takashi, spending time with family, dancing and listening to Reggae music!

Specialties – Therapeutic Massage, Pain Management, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping, Swedish Circulatory and Pre/ Post Natal Massage.

Schedule –full time, varies as needed! Request her today!

Scott

Massage Therapist

Years in the industry: 20
Hometown: Chicago

Scott has been a Massage Therapist for 20 years, and his formal training is in Neuromuscular Therapy, which treats a myriad of conditions, such as Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Temporomandibular Joint (Jaw) problems, Plantar Fasciitis, pre and post operative orthopedic conditions, and sports related injuries. Scott has worked with several orthopedic Surgeons, Chiropractors, and Dentists to combine Therapeutic Massage with traditional medical and alternative care. His approach to massage and bodywork is based on helping clientele reach their highest potential use of the vital machine that is the human form.

Specialties – Chronic Pain Relief, Rehabilitation & Injury Recovery, CBD, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, able to customize

Schedule – Sundays & by request.

Erika

Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist
Years in the industry: 7
Hometown: Chicago

Erika specializes in working with people who are interested in the benefits of exploring a mind-body practice that improves every aspect of life.  Having a background as a Yoga Instructor, she decided to add to her education and pursue massage therapy. Erika enjoys giving her clients a relaxing and positive experience. “I give 120% during every session, staying completely focused on my client and what they need to receive from the massage session.” Erika brings with her a very grounded, calming presence and a customizable experience to be able to tailor the massage to fit the client’s specific needs. When Erika isn’t working, she loves spending time with her 2 children. She loves yoga, music, traveling and the outdoors!

Specialties – CBD, Aromatherapy, Warm Stone, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, able to customize

Schedule – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, every other Saturday and by request.

Maggie

massage therapist

Years in the industry: 4
Hometown: Chicago

Maggie is a LMT and graduate of The Soma Institute of Clinical Massage in Chicago. Her skills include traditional Swedish techniques, deep tissue & trigger point release as well as pre & postnatal massage, designed to relax and sooth the rapidly changing body. A calming demeanor and skilled hands, enables her to accurately gage the pressure needed for each massage while keeping her client comfortable. Her effective therapy has warranted a steady stream of appointments treating all ages from children to elderly!

Specialties – Prenatal, CBD, Aromatherapy, Warm Stone, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, able to customize

Schedule – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, every other Saturday and by request.

Dava

Licensed Esthetician Lash & Brow Artist, Extension SPecialist

Years in the industry: 2
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Dava loves to see skin and lash goals be met! She believes personalization and education are the best approach to your unique skin care needs, and aims to provide both with every treatment. Whether it be a simple wax or basic facial, or something more advanced like a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microcurrent, you can always expect a productive and relaxing session. 

Specializing in Lash Extensions and Elleebana Lash Lifts, she’s available full time as one of our most well rounded Estheticians! 

Terra

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 2
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Terra’s love for bodywork and healing began long before her career path to massage therapy. Her passion for holistic healthcare led her to an Applied Kinesiology apprenticeship at Touch for Health in 2019. She chose to combine her training with massage therapy for an ultimate healing experience. Terra is a natural at her craft. As an intent listener, her calm and quiet nature reflects into sessions with her guests. She has a true love for learning new modalities and aiding the body in its ultimate self healing process.

Carolina

Massage Therapist

Years in the Industry: 20
Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

Carolina is an experienced and seasoned Licensed Massage Therapist, Doula, and herbalist. She loves helping women with abdominal issues and providing a deeper, more spiritual level of massage therapy. She’s done advanced training for fertility and womb issues, as well as digestive challenges. Carolina’s specialties include prenatal massage, abdominal healing, cupping, deep tissue, and all things relaxation and healing. She also speaks Spanish!

Leslie

Chiropractic Assistant

Years in the industry: 2
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Leslie needs to write her bio and share it with us!

Nate

Licensed Massage therapist

Years in the industry: 10
Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Nate’s career as a therapist began a decade ago when graduating from ECC.
 
He quickly went on to study kinesiology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and from that point his focus has been more in the realm of medical massage, working for various doctors in hospitals and at different chiropractic offices in Illinois!

He had a craving for more knowledge and trained to be an MRI technician to gain an understanding of the human body inside and out and how to help those in need most effectively!

Nate has found his space here at Fox River MedSpa bridging the gap with medical based massage and relaxation focused sessions. We are thrilled he’s chosen to settle into his massage career with us! 

Nancy

Happy Hour Yoga Owner

Early in 2017, Nancy Meyers, bought Body & Mind Pilates Plus and evolved it into Happy Hour Yoga.
 

As she grew that business, she formed referral partnerships and friendships with lots of fabulous wellness professionals. When Fox River MedSpa wanted to start offering Yoga, Nancy was happy to share some good energy and create wonderful experiences for their guests.

Fox River MedSpa is thrilled to have Happy Hour Yoga as a partner in the wellness community!