Our amazing staff is ready to get your body to the healthiest state it's ever been.
Ausra Januseviciute L.Ac, Dipl. O.M., MSTOM
Ausra is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois, and is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is co-owner of AcuBalance Wellness Center. Ausra graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine earning her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2009 and has been in practice since. In order to provide the best care for her patients and stay current with advancements, she continues postgraduate training in acupuncture and other healing methods.
While Ausra enjoys treating a wide range of conditions from pain to prevention, she has a special interest and additional training in:
- integrative care for cancer patients
- digestive disorders
- emotional / psychological conditions
- musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
- general wellness and health maintenance
Through her experience, Ausra came to recognize that by activating and facilitating flow of energy, the body 's ability to heal naturally is accelerated. With further study and training in energy healing and dedicated practice in meditation Ausra developed subtle energy cultivation. Using modalities such as Qi Gong, Reiki, Matrix Energies and Chakra Balancing, Ausra is able to efficiently address all aspects of individual's health: body, mind and spirit.
Vera Kulezic L.Ac, Dipl. O.M., MSTOM
Vera Kulezic is co-owner of AcuBalance Wellness Center, LLC and is licensed and board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Vera attended a four-year medical program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and San Diego earning a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and has been in private practice since 2009. While she treats a wide range of patients and conditions, Vera has a special interest in fertility, Women's health, pediatrics, neurological disorders and pain management.
As a former high school English teacher and mentor, Vera has always had an interest in an altruistic career path and this coupled with a deep interest in the healing arts led her to the study of Oriental medicine. During her education and extensive volunteer work, Vera received unique training in the treatment of chronic disease and pain management and now devotes her practice to aiding people coping with challenging illnesses. She believes in integrating traditional healing modalities with mainstream healthcare in order to achieve optimal health.
Vera is also an active mother with a passion for staying physically and spiritually fit advocating that besides attaining better health, a wellness plan with a foundation in Chinese medicine has the power to prevent illness starting with the very young.
Tracy Somers, LMT
Tracy Somers is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Illinois, is board certified by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. Tracy graduated from Cortiva Massage Therapy School in 2007 and has been actively involved in the wellness world.
Growing up, gymnastics introduced Tracy to the mind and body connection that inspired her to continue to learn about alternative modalities of well-being. Tracy enjoys massage therapy because of the numerous benefits and because of the opportunity to work with people for the greater good. Every single body is different and everyone has different goals for their treatment, because of this Tracy does her best to accommodate each patient. Relaxation, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and passive and active stretching are offered to allow the body to work it's magic. By varying pressure and technique, she aims to assist in releasing resistance in the body and mind through massage therapy.
Tracy is currently receiving a 200 hour yoga teacher training certification with the Yoga Alliance at Essencia Yoga in Wheaton, IL. She is looking forward to sharing poses and breathing exercises with patients as a self-care recommendation.
Joy Culver Certified Practitioner Zen Shiatsu
Training & Certifications: BA Psychology from Elmhurst College, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Reflexologist from the International Institute of Reflexology, and Certified Practitioner specializing in Zen Shiatsu from the America Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia. Has also received training in CranioSacral Therapy, Pranic Healing, Bengston Energy Method, Ancestral Clearing, Infant Massage Instruction, 5 element theory, tuina, cupping, moxabustion, and guasha.
Joy's life long love of helping people has carried her through work with infants, children, teens, adults, seniors, and pets in a variety of roles from planning activities in a retirement community to providing respite care for families of children with autism; and from co-founding an dog and cat rescue organization to teaching new parent baby massage classes.
Joy likes sharing what self care she learned while healing from over a decade of formerly chronic low back pain after a fall on the ice. She is passionate about helping people cultivate more bliss in their busy lives through stress management classes and cultivate more ease in their bodies through bodywork.