About Me


My name is Svetlana Hoppe (or Lana)

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I was born and grew up in Russia, St.Petersburg. After preliminary studies, I was accepted into the prestigious I. I. Mechnikov State Medical Academy (SPSMA) in 1989.  I received the M.D degree in 1995. In 1996 I came to Illinois. In 1998, I started working as a massage therapist and in 2001 I became NCBTMB (Nationally Board Certified Massage Therapist) and a member of AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).  From August 2001, I was employed by one of the most luxurious spas in America, "The Peninsula Spa", where I worked until November 2005. In early December 2005, I opened my own business " Authentic Massage Therapy". In April 2016, I was glad once again to open the doors of my own business, "Authentic Massage Therapy LLC ".