N.V.B. Massage Associates
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N.V.B. Massage Associates provides advanced, exceptional and cost-effective clinical massage, bodywork and nutritional services through personalized care that also emphasizes wellness education.

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Nestor V Battung is a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist with eighteen years of clinical experience. For over 25 years he has been involved in the health and fitness field. He received his basic training from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in April 2000, and Master of Clinical Massage Therapy from The Soma Institute in January 2010. He is certified in Orthopedic Massage, Pre- and Post-natal Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage Vodder Techniques, and trained in Kinesio-Taping.

Nestor is responsible for the successful treatments for clients seeking general relaxation, soft tissue recovery after physical activity, injury treatment and prevention, and chronic pain management, allowing him to practice fundamental techniques while incorporating the more specific modalities he has studied. Nestor is an independent contractor and one of the leading sports massage therapists for the United States Soccer Federation. He also is an approved independent provider for the United States Olympic Committee. He has worked with the U.S. Paralympic Soccer Team, treating those athletes that have Cerebral Palsy and recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. He is President and CEO of N.V.B. Massage Associates, Inc.

His experience working with numerous professional athletes, which include not only World Class International Soccer players, but several Chicago White Sox players, Chicago Blackhawks players, along with a full season with the 2007 Chicago Cubs, and World Class triathletes. Nestor also takes time to treat and work with local high school athletes. When he’s not traveling he has clinical hours by appointment at a clinic in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. He does see many golf enthusiasts at the Black Sheep Golf Club in Sugar Grove on the weekends and members from other prestigious private golf clubs in the surrounding area of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Nestor is a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association and finds time to volunteer for the AMTA-IL Chapter. He held the 2nd Vice President position of the Illinois Chapter 2012-2014, Community Outreach Chair for the AMTA-IL Chapter 2011-2014, and the Development Committee Chair for the Massage Therapy Foundation 2016-2017. In 2010, he was awarded the National Sports Massage Therapist Achiever of the year, and in 2016 awarded the AMTA-IL Meritorious Award.

 
 

Associates


TOMMY ASUMA

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Tommy Asuma is a 2003 graduate of Grand Valley State University, where he majored in physical education with an emphasis in athletic training, K-12 professional instruction, and a health education minor.

He has over 15 years of experience as a board certified and state licensed athletic trainer. Tommy’s experience in physical therapy and various athletic environments, have allowed him the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and abilities, ranging from the middle school to professional level.

Tommy is among an elite number of trainers in the world, as a Level 3, Titleist Performance institute Certified Golf Fitness Instructor and a certified Nike Golf 360 Instructor. His client base ranges in age from 12 to 82 and includes many of Chicago’s best amateurs and junior players, over 30 past and current collegiate players (10+ at the Division I Level), current playing professionals, and players whose handicaps range from +3 to 36.

Tommy’s expertise combines his unique passion for education and golf, with his extensive experience in many different athletic disciplines. His training programs take a medically based approach that begins with an extensive pre-program evaluation. Each program is individually tailored to the results of your evaluation, to ensure maximum results are achieved, while minimizing the risk of injury by improving your body’s overall function.  He is also Head Athletic Trainer for Catalyst Golf Performance and the Catalyst Long Drive Team. Tommy and his wife Lauren have two boys, Tommi and Matias.

For more information about Tommy, visit his website: http://www.smartgolffitness.com


RENEE HOOVEL

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Renee Hoovel is a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist and graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. With over 13 years of experience, Renee is qualified in Sports Massage, Myofascial Massage, Pre and Post Natal Massage, Arthrosage and Lymphatic Drainage.

Renee has worked with her clients to cover a wide range of therapy from general relaxation, soft tissue recovery to athletic activity, injury treatment, chronic pain management as well as performing medical massage for cancer patients. In the course of her career, she has worked with professional dancers and athletes including members of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Renee is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and an independent contractor and business owner. Her high personal and professional standards have earned her high marks from her professional associates and peers.

For more information about Renee, visit her website: http://rehabachieved.com  


APRIL NEUKAM

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April Neukam, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed Physical Therapist who has been practicing in the area of orthopedics and sports medicine since 2007. April graduated in 2004 from Indiana University with a B.S. in Kinesiology. She then obtained her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2006. While practicing, she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010. April has completed a number of continuing education courses since she began practicing to allow her to continually improve and advance her skills. Most notably, in June 2013, she became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

April enjoys a very active lifestyle, which carries over to her practice. She treats a variety of orthopedic injuries including post-operative, overuse injuries, sports injuries, and acute and chronic pain conditions, among many others while keeping each patient’s individual goals in mind. April has a great interest in running injuries and offers video gait analysis for those wishing to prevent injuries, return to running after injury, or improve overall biomechanics and efficiency. April feels that while physical therapy can be challenging for each patient, by making each individual’s goals a priority, it can be enjoyable and even fun working together to achieve these.

For more information about April, visit her website: http://aprilneukampt.com


 
 

Testimonials


 
Nestor Battung was an integral part of our staff for the under 19 Women’s World Championship and greatly impacted our success. He is a tireless worker with tremendous knowledge of his field. Not only did he offer our players the best opportunity to recover from his massages, he also added a great deal to our staff with his engaging personality and love of people and of what he does for a living. He wants to serve his clients in the most professional way possible and truly cares about them and their success. There was no one I would have wanted in place of Nestor on our staff and I feel blessed to have had the wonderful opportunity to work with him.
— Tracey Leone Head Women's Soccer Coach Northeastern University U-19 Women's National Soccer Team '00-02
 

I had the pleasure of working with Nestor Battung throughout 2007-2008 with the United States U-20 Women’s National Team. Nestor’s skill and experience quickly became a huge asset to our team and staff. After 2 tours with Nestor, we made him a full time member and he traveled the world with our U20 team USA and became a key member of our team. I have worked with many massage therapists and Nestor Battung is the absolute best. His professionalism and talent in his craft is of the highest level and I would recommend his services to athletes of all levels and to anyone in need of professional and skillful massage therapy. In 2008, we were crowned World Champions and Nestor played a huge role in helping us get the GOLD!
— Tom Stone, Assistant Coach, 2008 USA Under-20 Women’s National Team, Former Head Coach of the Atlanta Beat in the WUSA, Current Head Coach at Texas Tech Women’s Soccer
 
 

 
I met Nestor when I was prescribed physical therapy for a recurrent shoulder/neck issue. Massage was a portion of the therapy. I started scheduling regular sessions with Nestor specifically focusing on my neck and shoulders. Once I had kept the massages going on a regular basis, as well as some corrective measures on my own, I quit having the issues with my neck and shoulder. Nestor is a true sports massage therapist. I never want to waste money on a so called deep tissue massage when I now know what that really is. I don’t live in the Chicago area anymore, sadly, so I will have to arrange appointments when I come to town to visit.
— Dr. Kelly Katcher M.D.

“I have worked alongside Nestor, as part of the medical staff for the US National Soccer Teams. His ability to keep athletes healthy and optimize their performance through therapeutic sports massage/stretch is second to none” -Matt O. PT, PA


“You can not afford NOT to be treated by Nestor” -Rick M. Attorney


“Nestor is truly a skilled therapist as well as a compassionate person who actually listens to his clients needs. Our family would highly recommend his services.” -Lisa M. son Brandon M. Student/Athlete Muscular Dystrophy


"Nestor has a wealth of knowledge and experience that make him one of the best therapists that I have ever worked with. He does a great job of explaining an injury, the cause of the injury, how to fix it, and how to prevent it from happening in the future. I can place complete trust in Nestor, knowing that his many years of training and experience with elite and everyday athletes has taught him to be in tune with the mechanics and inner workings of the body. He has done some procedures on me that I would say were miraculous in how they healed me. I can credit Nestor for getting me both to the starting line and across the finish line." -Joel W.


“Nestor Battung is one of the finest Massage Therapists we have had support our players.  His great service, expertise and personality assist our athletes in pursing excellence on the field and maximizing their physiological performances during world events for our senior women’s national team and our youth national teams.” -April Heinrichs, Women’s National Team Technical Director


"Nestor had been absolutely amazing in helping us take care of our bodies. As athletes it is mandatory to have someone you trust working toward getting you back to 100% and Nestor has been a huge part of that for me and several other elite female soccer players!" -Nicola M. Professional Soccer player


"Nestor is one of the best at his trade.  He is very knowledgeable and has experience working with some of the most elite athletes.  I have known Nestor for several years now, and he has helped to keep me on the field and playing.  Regardless of how bad you feel before a session with him, you feel like a new person when you walk away from his work. " -Nicole B. Women's Professional Soccer Player