Infinite Touch of Chicago-Best Massage Ever!


Kimm Danzie

 

My nerves were shot and my anxiety level was high. I knew it was time to start visiting Kimm Danzie, massage therapist, and owner of Infinite Touch of Chicago, and not just sporadically! With all the stressors in life, I was in dire need of an expert’s touch to rid me of the kinks, knots, and sore muscles, and my visits needed to be biweekly.

First of all, Ms. Danzie is a friendly, welcoming woman,with a calm voice. The location is nondescript and if you’re not paying attention, you can walk right pass the entrance. The environment is quiet, with good, soothing music playing in the background. This modest space includes the little things  that make a difference, like having a hook and hangers for my clothes, plus water and tissue on a stand next to the table. I believe Kimm emits magic dust from her hands or something because I truly can say that her techniques helped my aching muscles tremendously. I swear I dozed off, so I’m still not even sure if she used hot stones (along with the oil that kept me moisturized long after I left).

I had time for a 90 minute massage and it was totally worth every second. She used a combination of techniques (deep tissue, Swedish, and trigger point) to get rid of the bad juju that I was carrying (literally) on my shoulders, neck, back, legs, and arms. Inhaling and exhaling at various times during the massage helped to keep me calm but also helped to reduce the tension. At the end of the session, Kimm wrapped me up in my blanket like a cocoon, and S T R E T C H E D   my bent knees towards my chest!  My lower back started singing “Thank you Jesus!”  I can’t wait for my next appointment (I made this upcoming one while I was still floating from the last massage).

Everyone swears that their massage therapist has the best hands but I’d put my money on Ms. Danzie any time. Not only is she a therapist, but she also nationally board certified and has a “black woman owned” business. Now YOU don’t have to be a black woman to enjoy the massage! I’ll be booking my hubby for one too. You really need to make your way to Infinite Touch of Chicago if you’re in the market for a quality, relaxing experience.  If you don’t believe me, read the Facebook reviews!

Until next time,

Tiffany

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Lome Clutch Bag by Babatunde. Purchased at The Silver Room-Chicago

Lome Clutch Bag by Babatunde. Purchased at The Silver Room-Chicago

If you follow my blog, then you’ve seen the last post about shopping during the holidays with companies that respect black people. I will continue to write and share pictures of my purchases that make me a proud, cognizant shopper.

I recently acquired yet another clutch bag by Babatunde, a South African company that is in the business of creating beautiful, handmade items from African fabrics in the most vibrant patterns and colors. My latest coup has fabric with my beloved sorority colors strategically placed.

I didn’t have to travel all the way to South African to buy my bag (although a trip there is definitely on my list for 2017). Instead, I walked over to The Silver Room, a Chicago, Wicker Park neighborhood staple since 1997. The owner, Eric Williams, has been able to make the word “community” not just be a word, but a feeling. The Silver Room, now located in the Hyde Park neighborhood, just makes me happy and grateful that I can spend my dollars knowing that the recipients of my hard-earned money (and as a makeup artist and an educator, I. WORK. HARD. AS. HELL) respect my culture and gender.

The saying, “You get what you pay for” is my reality. I pay for quality, unique products created by people who had me in mind and I am thankful that my money is going where I want it to go. When people buy from small, black-owned businesses or companies that create with black folks in mind, everyone benefits. Shop where your dollars make sense.

Until next time,

Tiffany