I have been a licensed massage therapist in Chicago since 1995. I am a seasoned practitioner in the Trager Approach® to movement education and mind body integration. I also have extensive experience as a Vodder® therapist in the specialized massage of manual lymph drainage.
I n my Trager practice I teach my clients how it feels to be relaxed and how they can achieve this feeling in their daily life. The principles of Trager address a wide range of 'symptoms' and conditions, to learn more please go to
Since 1998 I have worked with clients diagnosed with cancer, supported them through their treatment period and helped them recover from their life-changing experience. For more information see .
Are you living with pain,
stiffness or feeling mentally stuck from...
Want to live more
in your body?
The touch, movement and pleasurable nature of Trager® will guide you toward achieving a more natural feeling you!
"After a session with Roger I walked home from his house feeling like I was 18 years old. It was that powerful."
"The Trager Approach taught my muscles new ways of moving -- which has translated to teach me a new way of living."
"After our session, every part of my body felt as if it had been truly awakened- and to walk was to glide across the ground. Aside from the obvious physical improvements, my general sense of mental well-being was lifted during and after the session. I am now a true believer in the Trager Approach."
"Thank you for the Trager session last week. Since that time I have experienced a profound peace, which I can tap into quite easily."
"Immediately after the session and ever since, I've had a drastic reduction in the pain on my left side and a lot of helpful understanding about it. I've been feeling great and sleeping and breathing well!
So thank you."
What are people
and his work...
"Roger Hughes at Shen Shen is truly amazing. I saw Roger for pre- and post-surgical lymphatic massage and Trager® bodywork. Roger prepared me for the surgery and I was blown away by the immediate effects of lymphatic massage. You can feel the impact and benefits to your body real time and more than any other type of massage I've ever had (which is most). In fact, 4 days after the surgery, i returned to Roger. I couldn't stand up straight when I walked in but I walked out feeling like a brand new person. I could stand up straight and lift my legs and my overall spirit and energy felt renewed. His skillset and the benefits he brings are undeniable. I'd recommend Roger to anyone."
"After seeing 4 orthopedic doctors in the Chicago land area and not receiving any good answers or relief for 6 years; I decided it was worth trying the Trager Approcah. I saw Roger 4 times and have been able to resume all normal activity which I never thought I'd be able to do- running, power walking, yoga, etc... I'm amazed at the benefits of the Trager Approach."