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Dr. Michael in Chicago (Windy City), IL, USA



Massage Therapist

If I look familiar, it's because before I began studying Chinese Medicine, I was enjoying a reasonably successful career as a stand-up comedian. However, all the late nights, the onion-ring dinners, and the travel got to me, so I decided to find another way to improve the world.

In 2003, I retired from comedy, and soon thereafter I began to study Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. While obtaining my advanced degree, I had the opportunity to move to Hong Kong and intern at Baptist Hospital under the supervision of master acupuncturists. It was in Hong Kong where I treated my first professional rugby player, and learned how to get real results in the course of treating pain and repetitive motion injuries. After my return to America, I continued my post-graduate studies in pain management, and began studying Zheng Gu Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) in New York City.

Acupuncture doesn't just eliminate physical pain; Chinese Medicine can safely treat Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. In my practice, I've successfully used acupuncture to treat a variety of complaints including anxiety, fatigue, heart palpitations, and panic attacks. I've also been able to help patients quit smoking and reduce dependency on various other substances. Furthermore, acupuncture is incredibly beneficial for hormonal imbalances that can cause hair loss, infertility, hot flashes, or other maladies that might interfere with your tour.

I'm licensed to practice Chinese Medicine in both Illinois and California, and I look forward to working with you soon.

 

 

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  • “Dr. DOT is the best. She has this ability to relate to everyone somehow and is so passionate about massage, what other boss do you know comes out and does massage, obviously she only hires the best.”
    Jeremy (Bassist of Paramore)
  • “We love Dr. Dot and her entire team. It's so nice to know that we can get a massage in any city! Traveling can be uncomfortable and her team really helps us out on the road. I would hate to tour without them!”
    Erin - Tour Manager (Pat Benatar)
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    Gabriel Iglesias TM Ryan
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    Wombats Manager
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    Experience Hendrix Tour
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    Rob Halford (Singer of Judas Priest)
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    Overtones Tour manager
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    Chromeo Tour manager Ray
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    Diana Krall TM Maria
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    Perfume (Japanese Band)
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    Kenny S. - Production Manager (Trans Siberian Orchestra)
  • “"Thanks for sorting Cherri in Portsmouth(UK) …. My guitar player is very happy"”
    Chris G. tour manager of Australian Pink Floyd
  • “"Heather (Seattle) was awesome...Pain is down from a 9 to about a 2 or 3. By far, one of the best massages I have ever gotten. As usual, you and your Bots rock!"”
    Van Halen Tour Management Mike. M
  • “Rachelle = no more muscle spasms…… You both are my heroes. The rest of the crew is complete agreement. Tom H”
    Three Dog Night TM Tom H.
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    Manager of Everlast
  • “To Whom It May Concern: I have been touring for about 22 years with many different bands (Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, Primus, etc etc...) The masseuse I had today for The Weepies show at The State Room in SLC, Danielle, was perhaps one of the best I have ever had. Everything from her disposition to her skills. My entire band and crew adored her. I felt it was important to tell how amazing this woman was, and how she brightened our day. Best Regards, Brett Manager – The Weepies”
    Brett, Manager – The Weepies
  • “Jeff Wayne has really taken to all the massage’s he had so far from your team. Roland in Cardiff was great / Jeff and Jason Donovan both had massage’s from him and both said how good he was. Cheers, Neil Brighouse Tour Manager”
    War of the Worlds Tour manager Neil B.
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    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros TM Sam
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    Christopher - Tour Manager (Bad Company)
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    Tyler the Creator Tour manager Tim Boardman
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    Steve Miller
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    The Cult tour manager, Tony
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    Anthrax Tour manager Paul
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    Steve Miller
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    Gipsy Kings TM John
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    Carl (Madness)
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    Steve Vai Tour Manager Warren
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    Sarah, the Wombats
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    Odd Future manager
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    Brendan Ekstrom - Guitar (Circa Survive)

 

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