Bodycraft has proudly been a part of the Rockford community since 2006. Our center provides a safe and positive environment dedicated to the health and wellness of every individual. Our highly trained and talented therapists are committed to providing the best in massage, bodywork, and healing therapies for the entire family.


We are honored to be the official provider of Rock Valley College’s 600-hour/12-month Massage Certification Program, as well as offering NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education classes to Licensed Massage Therapists in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, and other surrounding areas.


We strive to foster wellness in the community by regularly offering wellness related workshops and events.


Jamie Fanara Owner Licensed Massage Therapist

Jamie Lynn Fanara, Owner, Program Director, Instructor, LMT, CLT/MLD, BCTMB, ABMP, NCBTMB Approved Provider & Assigned School, Approved Massage School & Program by IBHE, and a MOM.

Jamie Fanara, is the owner of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC and has been licensed in the field of Massage Therapy since 2005, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, BCTMB approved, NCBTMB Approved Provider & Assigned School, Approved by the IBHE, and a proud member of ABMP since 2006.


She can be found helping clients as well as teaching continuing education, business, and science based classes for Rock Valley Community College’s Massage Therapy Program.  Her pocket full of tricks include: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair, Hot Stone, Migraine Miracle ® Cold Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, Prenatal/Infant Massage, Esalen, Fijian “barefoot”, Thai, Children’s Massage & Bodywork, Rain Drop Therapy, Reiki, Ear candling, Craniosacral Therapy, and Manual Lymphatic Drainge with compression bandaging.


 Iliana Hunt LMT ABMP

Iliana Hunt, LMT, ABMP

Iliana is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Illinois. She graduated from First Institute in Crystal Lake in 2010. Iliana is committed to improving client wellbeing and health through massage therapy. She enjoys helping out in the community by doing outreach events and spreading the word about the benefits of massage. Iliana’s specialties are Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports, Cupping, Gua Sha, Myofascial, Trigger Point, Fijian “Barefoot” Massage, Prenatal, Hot Stone, and Reiki.



Melissa Paluzzi LMT BCTMB ABMPand Instructor Continuing Education Provider

Melissa Paluzzi, LMT, CLT/MLD, BCTMB, ABMP, Massage School Instructor & Continuing Education Provider.

Melissa Paluzzi is a nationally certified, Illinois licensed massage therapist, certified lymphedema therapist, and is a proud member of ABMP. Melissa graduated from Kishwaukee College in the fall of 2004. Since opening her massage practice, she has become an expert in Pregnancy, Labor and Postpartum Massage, Facial Toning Massage, Fijian “BAREFOOT” Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Myokinesthetic Technique, Migraine Miracle®—Cold Stone Therapy for migraine headaches, and is Certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage with compression bandaging.


Melissa is a former adjunct instructor for the massage therapy program at Rockford Career College from 2006 through 2009. Her teaching experience includes Massage 1, Massage 2, Palpation, and Deep Tissue Massage.  She can now be found leading classes at Bodycraft Wellness & Massage center/Rock Vally College’s 600 hour/12-month Massage Therapy programming focusing in these areas of study- history & theory, pathology, student massage clinic, fundamentals of massage therapy, deep tissue, and other modalities.


Kayla Hall LMT ABMP member

Kayla Hall, LMT, ABMP member

Kayla is a licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Illinois.  Graduated from Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center’s 600-hour Massage Therapy program through Rock Valley College. She likes to tailor her massage to the client’s specific needs. Her specialities are deep tissue massage, facial toning, hot stone massage, myofascial release therapy, trigger point, and cupping therapy.


She wholeheartedly believes in the mind-body connection, and that massage benefits a stressed mind as well as a stressed body.  She has a deep love for her family, who keep her grounded & encouraged.


Phil Statler LMT ABMP member

Phil Statler, LMT, ABMP member

Phil is a graduate of the Bodycraft Wellness and Massage Therapy program. He is licensed in the State of Illinois and a member of the ABMP Massage Association. Phil brings a lifetime of experience and a passion for helping others. After 18 years of service in law enforcement, Phil continues to serve others by helping them achieve overall health and wellbeing. He is a firm believer in myofascial therapy and has started training under the John F. Barnes philosophy of the fascial system.


Kimberly Bauer, LMT, ABMP

Kimberly Bauer, LMT, ABMP

Kim is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Illinois. She graduated from the Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center’s 600-hour Massage Therapy program through Rock Valley College in 2016.


Kim believes in the mind/body connection and that massage can help the body to better heal itself through the relief from stress and anxiety that massage can provide. Her specialties are Swedish massage, facial toning, Raindrop therapy, and Aromatherapy. Kim will also be expanding her knowledge in the area of reflexology and prenatal massage and is excited to start practicing and learning the art of new modalities.

Unknown copyEvelyn Richards, Esthetician

Evelyn started her journey in skin care in 2013 at Tricoci University of Beauty Coultre in Rockford, IL.   Since graduating she has continued her education taking classes and workshops.

  • International Dermal Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Thrive Skin Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Continuing Education Inc., Tinley Park, IL
  • Bioelements, Des Plaines, IL
  • Repechage
  • Lash Bomb
  • Depileve
  • Satin Smooth

The treatments offered are

  • Custom facials
  • Chemical peels
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Signature back treatments
  • Skin detoxifying body wraps
  • Hand & Foot treatments
  • Lash extensions
  • Waxing

Evelyn is always looking for new treatments to learn.

Evelyn has done everything from skin care, body waxing to wedding make up.  Her focus is mainly on the health and maintenance of skin and creating a relaxed and professional environment for each guest.

Evelyn also carries professional skin care products.