Karla Freitag

Be Still, Breathe, Relax, Receive the gift of Massage

An Illinois native, Karla graduated from Wheaton College in 1989 with a degree in Exercise Science.  Her passion for exercise, kinesiology and the older adult population led her to a retirement community where she taught exercise classes and did personal training for 18 years.  During that time, a love and respect for massage therapy took hold as she began to understand that wellness involves not only our physical needs of exercise and proper nutrition, but also the ability to care for our me...

An Illinois native, Karla graduated from Wheaton College in 1989 with a degree in Exercise Science.  Her passion for exercise, kinesiology and the older adult population led her to a retirement community where she taught exercise classes and did personal training for 18 years.  During that time, a love and respect for massage therapy took hold as she began to understand that wellness involves not only our physical needs of exercise and proper nutrition, but also the ability to care for our mental, social and spiritual needs.

In 2008, Karla became a licensed and nationally certified massage therapist from the Wellness and Massage Training Institute in Illinois.  She started her own private massage business as well as incorporating therapeutic massage to the wellness offerings at the retirement community.

Karla specializes in a variety of massage modalities including deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, sports massage, joint mobilization/range of motion techniques, geriatric massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, and Ashi-Thai.

Her philosophy is to provide the gift of touch in an atmosphere that resembles a peaceful retreat.  The modalities used will be customized to fit the needs and choices of individual clients with the end goal of feeling rejuvenated and able to breathe more deeply as they leave.

Other personal interests include cycling, running, outdoor activities, strength training, and spending time with her husband and three boys.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CO # MT.0015842

Education
2007

Wellness and Massage Training Institute

Massage Therapy

1989

Wheaton College

BS Exercise Science

Experience
Bodywork

Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy

Deep Feet Massage

Sports Massage

Massage for Athletes both pre event and for recovery purposes

Neuromuscular Massage

Neuromuscular massage uses a variety of trigger point techniques to provide a deep and lasting relaxation of your muscular problems.

Deep Tissue Massage

Designed to remove severe tension, deep tissue massage is a technique used to relieve both muscles and connective tissue below the surface. It helps to improve range of motion and heal injuries below the surface.

Gerontology Massage

Massage for the aging, independent through nursing care

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release uses specific techniques to stretch and repair the connective issue between your muscles (fascia). It helps your body heal properly from injuries and can restore range of motion.

MPS (Neurostim)

Micropoint Stimulation with Dolphin Neurostim

Swedish

Massage oil or cream is used with smooth, gliding strokes. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Lisa on Mar 23
Pain when went in. No pain day later.
by Anonymous on Mar 16
She's very nice and does such a great job.
by Gary on Mar 14
Karla knows what she's doing. She's very intuitive when massaging and finds problem areas I didn't realize I had.
by Ashley on Mar 02
Great massage, worked on all the areas I requested and found other spots that needed to be worked on too! Thank you for making me feel better, I think I can almost touch my toes not after not being able to bend at a 45 degree angle for more than a month.
by Anonymous on Feb 15
See above
by Anonymous on Feb 03
Well educated and friendly! Me and my dad recommend karla
by Sandee on Jan 10
I felt Karla was gentle. I felt she had a wonderful professional way with my aching body and I so appreciated her abilities in loosening tied up muscles. I will be back.
by David on Jan 09
Karla is very professional and knowledgeable. My lower back feels so much better, and the tingle in my left leg is about 98% gone after only 1 visit!!! I will continue to book all my visits with Karla.
by Veronica on Dec 01
Very professional and knowledgeable. I like her!
by Anonymous on Dec 01
Loved that she focused on my trouble areas!! Karla is awesome!!

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