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Our Instructors

Mr. Barry Krost

Barry [MA, LMT, NCTMB] has been a Massage Therapist, Bodywork Practitioner and Energy Healer for over 30 years. He is an Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy® and a Family Constellations Facilitator. A graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Barry has over 3500 hours of training in Massage, Bodywork and Energy Healing modalities.

Barry has been a Massage Instructor since 1992 and at The New Age Spa Institute beginning in 2010 when the massage program began.  He has a certificate to teach High School Social Studies, a BA in Anthropology and a MA in Social & Cultural History.

He has trained in Tai Chi Chuan (Wu and Yang), Chi Kung, Transcendental Meditation, Art of Living breathing techniques, yoga and Hanna’s Somatics and Improvisational Theater Techniques.

Leslie McRae, LMT, LE

Leslie McRae is a licensed massage therapist and licensed esthetician with over 28 years experience.  Leslie is an alumni of the Chicago School of Massage and the Aveda Institute of Minneapolis.  She is a truly talented therapist and holds many extra certifications including Hot stones massage, Cranial Sacral work, and Myofascial Release.  Leslie has extensive experience and has successfully worked in many settings including the medical spa world.

Her ardor for the power of healing touch and her abundant expertise led her to become an educator.  Leslie has been a trainer and educator in massage therapy and esthetics at the New Age Spa Institute for the past six years.   She is a truly inspirational teacher and her skills as a therapist are unsurpassed.  Leslie not only brings extensive knowledge to her students, but also extensive experience in all areas of the industry.

Leslie is a member of the American National Massage Therapy Association and the Cosmetology Association.

Qani Rushani, DC
Chiropractor, Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist

Dr. Qani received his doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from University of Illinois, Chicago. He has spent the last 12 years working as a massage therapist, personal trainer, fitness instructor and teacher of massage therapy and anatomy/physiology. He uses chiropractic, acupuncture, clinical massage therapy and biomechanical analysis to help patients receive the best overall treatment. His desire is to help educate people so that they may attain higher levels of wellness, which may include nutrition and exercise instruction.


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