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 Lori on Sep 12
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by Lori on Sep 12
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by Tammy on Aug 12
My 90 minute massage with Karla was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, personable, and professional. Her services could really benefit a cross section of clients-from the elderly to the active athlete.
by Arlene on Jul 29
Karla is an excellent neuromuscular massage therapist.
by TONI on Jul 13
I especially like Karla's intuitiveness and skill in applying the perfect balance of deep tissue and soothing TLC. She can definitely feel exactly what my body needs most. I always come away feeling relaxed and refreshed.
by Sue on Jun 20
Karla is delightful. I feel like she really knows what she is doing. A lot of what she did hurt, but hopefully for the right reasons. I am still working out the pain. Hoping to feel better and better.
by JAMES on May 01
I appreciate Karla being willing to use strong pressure during the massage.
by Robert on Apr 29
by Anonymous on Apr 08
REally worked the stiff areas of my body. thanks
by Anna on Mar 28
Nothing. Felt like I was on a cloud afterwards.

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