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An integrative, holistic, individualized approach to wellness because we believe in doing things right.



Wellness Club was created, because we believe in an integrative approach and a complex collaborative treatment.


Decades of experience working with injuries and limitations and many successful stories and amazing transformations taught us a few valuable truths:

1. There is NO QUICK FIX

2. Our limits are much FURTHER THAN WE THINK

3. The physical body is a genius, self-curing and ever-changing entity, and it is also a projection of one's inner self: mind, soul, karmic history and spirit; and of the entire universe around us. If we are looking for long-term results - it's best to address all aspects of our being. 

At Wellness Club our highly knowledgeable and talented specialists work as a TEAM to help you find your unique path to physical and spiritual healing. 

Welcome to the Club!

Your Wellness Team

Veronica Shakhnis

Veronica is the owner and founder of Wellness Club, Ltd. She is very passionate about a holistic, integrative and individualized approach to wellness. She assures that the Wellness Club team provides the best experience to Wellness Club's patients and clients. 

Veronica is an Illinois Board certified and licensed massage therapist and a STOTT pilates trainer. She has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry and has completed numerous continuous education courses in massage therapy, pilates, and physical therapy. Her skills and certifications include Kinetic Control Movement Therapy, STOTT Pilates, Functional Movement Screening, Acupressure, Cupping, and other. 


Veronica has an Associate of Arts degree in Music from Lviv Music Institute (Lviv, Ukraine) and speaks 4 languages fluently: English, Polish, Ukrainian, and Russian. 

Veronica is very passionate about preventative, holistic, and integrative medicine. She's an ardent advocate of work-life balance, and believes in restorative power of wellness retreats.

Owner and Founder, STOTT Pilates Trainer, Massage Therapist

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Leanne successfully owned and operated Still Water Physical Therapy and Wellness in Bannockburn, IL, for 15 years until she relocated to North Carolina with her family.

Leanne earned a degree in physical therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and has been practicing PT since 1999. She has completed numerous education and training courses over the 20 years of practicing physical therapy, such as manual therapy courses in areas like spinal manipulation, myofascial release, motor control retraining and Intramuscular Stimulation (Trigger Point Dry Needling), etc. She received her Doctorate in physical therapy from Rosalind Franklin University in 2017. After becoming a certified Kinetic Control Movement Therapist (KCMT) in May 2017, she joined Kinetic Control's international team of movement therapists. Leanne's specialties include working with complex spine and sacroiliac joint dysfunctions along with chronic pain and movement dysfunctions. She also provides very valuable educational seminars for our Wellness Club team and other physical therapists.

Leanne Reed, PT, DPT, KCMT

Physical Therapy Director, Physical Therapist

Leanne Reed

Dr. Sophia Bilikovsky, DACM, Dipl.O.M., (NCCAOM), L.Ac., BSND., B.S., CH

Sophia Bilikovsky

Dr. Sophia Bilikovsky is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and 

a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)®. 


D. Bilikovsky specializes in Chronic Pain, Sports Medicine, Emotional, Physical and Psychological Stress, Women’s Health, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Neurodegenerative and Cardiovascular Diseases, with a heavy emphasis of Eastern Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a Certified Hypnotherapist.


At Wellness Club, Dr Bilikovsky is looking forward to helping you resolve your most stubborn health issues, with the knowledge of Easter Integrative Medicine and her passion and intention to make you feel healthy, happy, and best version of yourself.

Integrative Eastern Medicine Doctor, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Nutritionist, Cosmetic Acupuncturist, Certified Hypnotherapist

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Dr. Hayden Huang, DACM, MSTOM, NCCAOM Diplom., L.Ac.

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Pain Speciallist, Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr Hayden Huang

Dr. Hayden Huang is a licensed acupuncturist and is nationally certified in Acupuncture
and Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM, Dipl OM). He has a doctorate in Chinese Medicine
from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago campus. Rigorously trained in
the art of TCM-style acupuncture, orthopedic acupuncture, moxabustion, Chinese
herbology and Tui Na (a form of medical body manipulation therapy). Over 1,000 hours
of clinical training and over 3,000 hours of in class training. He studied under Dr. Leon
Chen of East-West Healing Center, who mentored Dr. Huang for more than 2 years.

Dr. Huang also has a Bachler’s degree in biology from University of Illinois-Urbana
Champaign where he did research on the transmission of the West Nile Virus.
Dr. Huang is an amateur translator. He is working on translations of oriental medicine
textbooks into the English language. His current project is the translation of the Chinese
Orthopedic Theory by Dr. Leon Chen.

Dr. Huang hails from a family in the healthcare industry and Chinese medicine - he understands that healing takes a personal and compassionate touch. Dr. Huang has also been trained in Tai Chi and Qigong for 10 years after learning it from a certified master. In his spare time, he teaches both arts at a high level.

Britney Fiandra

Britney Fiandra, MS, RD

Holistic Integrative Nutritionist, Dietitian, Chef


Britney is a holistic nutritionist, dietitian, chef, and a board certified specialist in sports dietetics, that uses food and energy as medicine to help her clients reach greater heights of health. Blending nutrition and energy allows clients to resolve issues on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. She uses a comprehensive lens to uncover the root causes to clients’ symptoms and physiological imbalances. 

Britney utilizes a variety of tools including kinesiology, herbal supplement protocols, Emotion Code, Body Code, and Mind, Body, Spirit Release to optimize health. She specializes in assisting those with weight, neurological, immune, hormonal, digestive, and emotional imbalances.   

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Culinary Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics, and Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. Britney also has taken numerous continuous education courses in nutrition, hormonal balance, functional labs analysis, muscle energy technique, and many more.

Throughout her career, Britney has worked coast to coast in health resorts, weight-loss facilities, athletic complexes, and nutrition clinics. 

Dana Miller

Dana Miller, PT

Lead Physical Therapist, Ergonomics Specialist, Wound Specialist


Dana is a Physical Therapist with over 30 years of professional experience in long-term care, home health and outpatient clinics.

She works with patients of all ages, and her specialties range from injury-preventative programs to post surgical rehabilitation. She is also a wound care specialist. Dana finds it rewarding to teach people how to rehab through exercise.

Dana integrates her Wellness Club partners, such as massage therapists, Pilates trainers,  acupuncturists, and naprapaths in the regimen of her patients’ treatment.

A graduate of Northwestern University, she was a member of its first Master’s Degree class for physical therapy in 1992. Dana knew she wanted to become a physical therapist at the age of 13 years old, after going through several weeks of intense rehab for a serious ankle injury.

An athlete in her own right, she was the first female to fight in the Golden Gloves in Indiana in 1994. Dana played women’s professional football for 12 years and played on a men’s semi pro football team in 2007. She coached women’s football as an offensive coordinator for 2 years. She recently held the position of quarterbacks’ coach, assistant offensive coordinator as well as  trainer duties for the Indianapolis Sabers men’s arena football team.

Raised in the Indianapolis area, she is a die-hard Colts fan and relocated to the Chicagoland area in November 2021. A newlywed as of October 2022, she continues to be an active athlete and plays football, softball, rides motorcycles, enjoys working in her yard, DIY projects, camping and spending time with her dogs.

David S Fireside, BCLMT

Massage Therapist, Anatomy/Physiology Instructor

David Fireside

David is an internationally award winning clinical massage therapist and recognized for his work by the American Massage Therapy Association. Board Certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. In addition, he is former Director of Clinical Massage for Walgreens Corporate for 9 years.

David holds a BS in Biology and Psychology from the University of Illinois. He attended the Soma Institute of Clinical Massage, graduating with 'Presidential Honors'. David takes a fact based, scientific approach to massage therapy. As a college instructor of Anatomy/Physiology, David is highly knowledgeable of the human musculoskeletal system. His approach is a partnership with the patient. He likes to educate and instruct in ways that make the patient also accountable to resolution of their specific issue.  David is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois branch of the American Massage Therapy Association.


Idania Villarreal, LMT

Massage Therapist

Idania Villarreal

Idania is passionate when it comes to helping people.
A lot of her drive came from caring for her parents that were in pain as they aged. Idania has been a clinical massage therapist for over a decade. She’s perfected her skillset over the years working side by side with the best in her industry such as James Edward Bluff, developer of Advanced Muscle Reconstruction, Erik Dalton, MD, and James Waslaski (who worked with the White Sox). Her experience came with working with sports chiropractors side by side helping patients resolve their pain. She has experience working with fibromyalgia, disc herniations, RA, Lymes disease, endometriosis, fibroid, and cancer patients. She has treated everyone from professional athletes, business professionals, college and high school athletes, seniors and soccer moms.

Idanias rare specialties are:

Advance Muscle Reconstruction
Brazilian Lymphatic Massage / Body contouring / Post op and pre op Brazilian lymphatic certified
Abdominal massage expertise
PNF stretching
Reiki Master
Myofascial cupping
Trigger point technique
Tuning fork sessions
Prenatal massage


Stephanie Goldman Meis, M.A. is a psychotherapist and Reiki Master Teacher.
After 40 years as a professional violinist, Stephanie transformed herself using. Energy Healing that she learned in 7 years spent at the School for Personal and Spiritual Transformation run by Mariana Jenkins, a student of Barbara Brennan (Hands of Light). A great pleasure today for Stephanie is to help others heal and transform their lives by introducing Energy Healing with music and psychotherapy . She has been teaching for over 40 years and is a passionate advocate of using Spirituality in our daily practical lives. Stephanie just completed teaching a lively series of 42 Energy Healing classes at the Infinity Foundation in Highland Park, where students learned to see auras, perform healings, explore past lives and remove entities among many other spiritual skills.

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Stephanie Goldman Meis, M.A.

Psychotherapist, Reiki Master Teacher

Stephanie Meis
Jeremy Remmy

Jeremy Remmy, LMT

Jeremy graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2000. He mastered the “LifeLine technique”, created by Dr. Darren Weissman, over the 9 years practicing at his clinic.

Over more than 20 years of passionate work in MT field, and learning many Western and Eastern massage approaches, Jeremy kept studying and practicing with many Spiritual Institutions (like the Monroe Institute), healers and Masters. Working with patients of almost any age and condition, Jeremy is always ready to help and support them, by naturally applying his intuition, listening skills, creative use of aromatherapy, hot stones, sound healing and many other tools.

After the session Jeremy’s patients experience elevated state of body-mind-spirit awareness; peaceful, resourceful, and clear mind; lots of high vibrational energy; happy feelings; confidence, ease, and comfort in the body movement.

Massage Therapist, Spiritual Healer

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Near Death Survivor, Intuitive Medium

In December 2019, at the age of 54, Lori underwent a life-transforming experience when she coded in the hospital. The veil between this world and the next was lifted when energetic entities stepped forward to save her life, keeping her safe and returning her to her body with the third shock of the defibrillator.  Since then, these soulful energies have become both trusted guides and a celestial family.  They have tasked Lori with connecting as many people as possible with them for the purpose of helping everyone live a happier, healthier, and more balanced life. 


During each one-hour session, Lori and her Spirit family will gently and lovingly guide you to find answers and meaning while providing messages, insight, solutions, and perspective.  Whether you have been battling an illness, are struggling to get through the pandemic, or would just like a loving message from beyond, Angelic aid is always at your disposal.


About Lori: A lifelong resident of Chicago’s North Shore, Lori currently lives in Deerfield with her husband, Larry, and their two rescue dogs, Stella and Macy.  When not channeling Spirit, her most favorite activity, Lori enjoys being out in nature, crafting, music and dance.  Having survived a multitude of deadly diagnoses over the past 8 years, Lori uses music and movement to heal both physically and emotionally, and is happy to work with her clients in this respect as well.  

Lori B. Ratner

Lori B. Ratner
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