About Us

Jamie Fanara - Bodycraft Wellness

Meet Jamie Fanara

Bodycraft Wellness Owner & Program Director

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.

Our Awesome Team

Meet Our Staff

Every one of our highly trained qualified therapists has extensive training, skills and experience.


As dedicated healers, all of our therapists care deeply about their work and their clients, taking the time to understand your areas of stress and pain and create a customized massage session to help you relax and feel better.


Therefore, each massage on our menu is considered a therapeutic session.


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 trained under the John F. Barnes philosophy of the fascial system.


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, Prenatal, Reflexology and Aromatherapy.


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, and Cupping.  She is also a Certified Lymphatic Therapist.


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, Reiki Practitioner, ABMP Member

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


Malleigh Powers

LMT, ABMP Member

Malleigh Powers is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Illinois. She graduated from the Bodycraft Wellness and Massage Therapy Program in 2021. Malleigh believes that massage helps to bring a healing awareness to the Body, Mind, and Soul.

She is passionate about showing others compassion and kindness, as well as helping them to build a deeper relationship with themselves. Outside of the massage world, she loves being in nature and riding horses. Modalities she enjoys include Relaxation, and Deep Tissue. 


Linda Campbell


Linda graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy and has enjoyed over 20 years in IL and CO in clinical & private practice. She is experience in Therapeutic Massage, MT in medical settings, Prenatal, Sports & Performance Massage, and Mindful Relaxation.

Linda also has experience in teaching many areas, including movement for performance, personal training & awareness. In Colorado, Linda was an instructor at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. There she oversaw students in sports and clinical labs. Her focus is to meet with clients individual needs with gentle effectiveness. Her vision is to bring an increased freedom of movement, deep relaxation, and a calm renewal!


Cassie Piske


Cassie has been licensed in the field of Massage Therapy since 2010.  She is also a Certified Meditation Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist.

She takes a therapeutic approach to massage and enjoys helping her clients walk the path of wellness. Cassie is trained in a variety of massage modalities and her favorites include Ashiatsu, Face Toning, Prenatal, Raindrop, Reiki, Relaxation, and Therapeutic


Rebekah Meyers

PT, LMT, ABMP Member

Rebekah Is a graduate of the Bodycraft Wellness and Massage Center’s 600-hour Massage Therapy Program. Her desire to help others in their wellness journey is rooted in 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist.

Rebekah is trained in a variety of massage modalities including Therapeutic Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hot Stone, and Deep Tissue Massage. Rebekah has a passion for providing care that offers hope and healing. She strives to meet the specific needs of each client with a personalized plan of care. Rebekah is passionate about helping others reach their goals in their health and wellness journey.


Jenna Bastian

Front Desk Vibe Coordinator

Jenna has been working at Bodycraft Wellness since May of 2022. As our youngest team member, she brings a unique view and creative ideas to the Bodycraft family, and ensuring everyone is pleased with their service.

Her knowledge and modern approach to business makes all of us run more efficiently and keeping everyone upbeat which improves everyones overall mood, creating our signature Bodycraft experience!


Carley Earp

Director of First Impressions,
Certified Reiki Practitioner 

Carley has been with Bodycraft Wellness as our receptionist since 2019. Her passion for helping others and extensive background with Bodycraft's services supersedes the meaning of customer service.

She enjoys bringing bottomless joy to anyone who walks in and loves to have coffee like there's no tomorrow. She is a certified Reiki practitioner since 2023 so be on the lookout for Carley as she becomes an emerging Reiki expert as well as a loved receptionist.

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Jill Christensen


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 History, Theory, Research, Business & Ethics classes.

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

Rockford's Massage Therapy Educator

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 too.

Massage Therapy Program

Providing Massage Therapies & Education in Rockford Since 2006

Bodycraft has proudly been a part of the Rockford community since 2006. Our massage 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.


Our Massage Therapy Program has some of the most recognized instructors in the Rockford area and a few even fly in throughout the U.S. to teach, providing those who wish to pursue a career as an LMT the opportunity to learn from the very best right here at Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center.


Thank you Rockford for letting us be your massage center of choice and education provider!