Hello!! I'm Katie, I am a licensed massage therapist, and a 2005 graduate of Northern Prairie School of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, formerly of Sycamore, IL. Since then, I have worked in a spa setting, a chiropractic office, and for the past 12 years I've been an independent contractor working with a group of other massage therapists at The Therapeutic Massage Center in DeKalb, IL.
Over the past decade I've taken many continuing education courses to add to my toolbox of massage techniques. I am certified in prenatal massage, and I have also taken classes on deep tissue for neck, back, and shoulders, low back and sciatica as well as the very unique massage that I do with my feet instead of hands. I am certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®!! I am so proud to be a part of this elite group of massage therapists in the United States. Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy® is a very unique modality of massage, it is a barefoot technique using deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. Bars are used above the head by the therapist for support and balance. I really enjoy working with a variety of clients and issues. My goal as a therapist is to give my clients exactly what they need. I like customizing your massage just for you, whatever you need that day.
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I am a forever learner. So pumped to be adding ANOTHER and totally different type of Ashiatsu to my repertoire! It's THAI. Traditional Thai massage is usually performed on a mat on the floor and is also called thai yoga massage. In my Ashi Thai sessions, I will have my clients up on the table fully clothed, using my feet to deliver deep relaxing compressions and also using my feet and legs to postion my client into yoga postions. It is very different than swedish-- Thai can be extremely relaxing while receiveing, but afterwards my clients are reporting their muscles feeling nice and loose and mind feeling energized.