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  


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 Drainage with compression bandaging.


 Iliana Hunt LMT ABMP

Iliana Hunt, LMT, ABMP Member

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.

Iliana relocated to California last year and we miss her so much we can’t bear to take down her information. We miss you Iliana!


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 Member

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, Face Toning Massage, 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.


Jill Christensen, LMT, BCTMB

Jill is a board certified and Licensed Massage Therapist, and has been practicing massage since 2004. She has worked as an independent contractor and in the spa industry. Modalities that she enjoys include Swedish, deep tissue, geriatric, pre-natal, hot stone, face toning massage and raindrop therapy. Jill shares her love for working with geriatric clients with other body workers and spa practitioners as a continuing education provider with Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center.  Jill is also an instructor for our 12 month/600 hour massage therapy program, focusing on Business & Ethics classes.



Julie Erickson, LMT, ABMP Member

Julie Erickson is a licensed massage therapist in the State of Illinois.  She is a graduate of the Bodycraft Wellness and Massage Center’s 600 Hour Massage Therapy program and a member of the ABMP Massage Association.  Julie’s desire to serve others is rooted in her 33 years of nursing, 16 years in hospice with certification in hospice and palliative care.  Julie believes strongly in the therapeutic benefit of massage with its ability to promote relaxation, relieve anxiety and pain, and promote the balance of mind, body, and spirit.  Julie’s focus is on Swedish massage, Geriatric massage, Chair massage, Raindrop therapy, Headache relief, Ear Candling and Cupping.  She is also a Certified Lymphatic Therapist.



Brittany Bonk, LMT, ABMP Member

Brittany Bonk is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Illinois. She graduated from the 600-hour Massage Therapy Program at Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center in 2018.

Brittany believes that massage promotes the Mind/Body/Spirit connection, providing therapeutic benefits on a mental and physical level. Her favorite modalities include deep tissue, Swedish, Reiki, and warm bamboo massage. She enjoys getting to know her clients and their needs, in order to provide the most beneficial session for each individual.



Stephanie Ingram, LMT, ABMP Member

Stephanie graduated from the 600-hour Massage Therapy Program at Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center in 2018, and has been working as a Licensed Massage Therapist with the Bodycraft family since February, 2019. She also works part-time at her own studio.

Stephanie is trained in a variety of massage modalities which include- Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Relaxation, Lymphatic MLD, & Prenatal.

She is passionate about meeting the specific needs of each client and achieving true results. She believes you are never too old to begin your own personalized self-care journey. She desires to see her clients functioning at their best in this life, which includes,  working with her clients to bring awareness to the benefits of deep breathing practices, helping draw awareness to the emotional components that can effect us physically. She strives to provide care that lends hope to those suffering from pain or injury.

Stephanie has been passionate about various health and wellness avenues for 12 years and looks forward to expanding her skill set and knowledge base to continue to serve the greater Rockford Community.



Dorothy Fischer, LMT, ABMP Member

Dorothy graduated from the 600-hour massage program through Bodycraft Wellness Center in 2019 and completed a 
program with Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.  She is licensed to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Her experience with her brother, who had terminal cancer, made her aware of the need to provide Alternative care to help with comfort and anxiety.  While she was in massage school, her passion for helping others relax, relieve pain and help with anxiety continued to become her mission.  She specializes in BioDynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Marma Kansa Vatki Face Wand Massage and Marma Kansa Vatki Foot Massage.                                              
Patti Wakefield PT, LMT, ABMP Member
Patti Graduated from Northwestern Physical Therapy Program in 1982. She has been our Anatomy & Physiology instructor at Bodycraft Wellness’s Massage Therapy Program at RVC since 2015! She graduated from Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center’s 600-hour Massage Therapy Program through Rock Valley College in 2020. She holds both her physical therapy and massage therapy licenses from the State of Illinois. Patti utilizes her decades of experience to her new venture as a massage therapist. Some of her specialties include, John F. Barnes Myofascial Therapy, Bamboo Fusion, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Prenatal, Geriatric massage, Marma Kansa Face and Foot massage as well as Swedish massage.
Patti wants to help you not just relax, but to assist you on your path to wellness!



Emma Lyn Hernandez , LMT, RYT, CPT, and Reiki Practitioner

My training in Eastern & Western modalities of Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork was established at the Pacific College of Health & Science in Chicago, IL. I hold a Bachelor’s of Science from Western Illinois University where my focus was Exercise Science & Psychology. I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Certified & a Certified Personal Trainer. Outside of the Massage room I enjoy biking, travel, quality time with my family & spending as much time in nature as possible.  Modalities Include: Therapeutic, Sports, Reiki, Couples, Chair