About Me

Cecile Keith Brown, Clinical Massage Therapist, LMT, PTA, CLTimage

Cecile is a licensed massage therapist and physical therapist assistant.  Cecile is a physical therapist assistant at NovaCare Rehabilitation in Oak Park, Illinois and with the Acute Rehab Unit of Loyola Medical Center at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. She is a certified lymphedema therapist (Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Vodder Technique) and Complete Decongestive Theapy) and is a Reiki Master Practitioner.   She maintains a private massage therapy practice in Oak Park, Illinois and is on staff at Gottlieb Center for Fitness on the Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus in Melrose Park, Illinois. Her clients range in age (from 8 to over 90), various fitness levels, and a myriad of health concerns. She is passionate about using soft tissue manipulation to aid and promote the wellness of her clients.

With the assistance of Cecile’s clinical massage therapy treatments, clients have been relieved of symptoms associated with lower back
pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, tension headaches, numbness in fingers and arms, muscular injuries, frozen shoulder, iliotibial band contracture, piriformis syndrome and more.

Cecile is an honors graduate of the Soma Institute for Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago and has training in various modalities including:

  • Clinical Treatment Protocols
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy/Trigger Point Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Orthopedic Testing and Application

Cecile Keith Brown was trained as a professional modern dancer, with a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. After working as a professional in Chicago and New York, she went on to a career in non- profit management for over 30 years, including positions as director of sales in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, chief of staff at the Museum of Science and Industry, Vice President at Chicago Children’s Museum and Executive Director Major Gifts at the University of Michigan.

When the economic downtown occurred and the University of Michigan reduced her position, Cecile utilized this opportunity to realize a lifetime dream to continue her family’s tradition of healing. Her grandfather, Rev. Dr. Clinton C. Boone, was a medical missionary in the early 1900s, her great aunt, Dr. Bessie B. Tharps, was one of the first African American female graduates of Boston University’s School of Medicine, her mother Dr. Rachel B. Keith, was a prominent internist in Detroit, Michigan. It’s in her genes to work with people to help them become stronger and healthier. To honor her ancestors, she has named her clinical massage therapy company, Third Generation Healing.



Cecile Keith Brown, Clinical Massage Therapist