Katherine de Shazer

  • WI License #: 11297-146
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I am a problem solver for your soft tissues medical issues.

The really short version-Many years ago a therapeutic massage therapist helped me by  correctly identifying the bi-lateral numbness in my hands/arms as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and not Carpel Tunnel as a doctor I visited  earlier had indicated.  He also indicated that I was not quite ready for surgery! Do not misunderstand me, I am all for doctors but they should be as well-rounded as a massage therapist should be.

Therefore, I embarked upon my path to become a massage therapist and I set abou...

The really short version-Many years ago a therapeutic massage therapist helped me by  correctly identifying the bi-lateral numbness in my hands/arms as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and not Carpel Tunnel as a doctor I visited  earlier had indicated.  He also indicated that I was not quite ready for surgery! Do not misunderstand me, I am all for doctors but they should be as well-rounded as a massage therapist should be.

Therefore, I embarked upon my path to become a massage therapist and I set about to learn and to continually learn about the WHOLE BODY.  Hence, I study many soft tissue modalities, read extensive peer reviewed scientific journals (massage and general medical/physical/psychological science), and continually question how the body/mind in general function and how to solve the issue at hand.  I am a problem solver for your soft tissues medical issues.

Licenses
Massage

WI # 11297-146

Education
2011

Blue Sky School of Professions Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork: Grafton

Massage Therapy and Bodywork

Experience
Bodywork

Medi Cupping Therapy

This unique brand of bodywork uses suction to lift tissue as the cup moves over the tissue. The gentle lift creates space and separation in the tissues that allows blood/lymph/nutrients to flow in balance. the therapist to work more effectively and comfortably on the client. ACE Massage Cupping™ is a specific set of movements that the trained practitioner uses in different combinations to quickly facilitate elimination of debris and release of rigid soft tissues. The movements and techniques stay within the boundaries of professional licensing and may be adapted to almost any modality that the therapist has training in.

Certified Congestive Lymphadema Therapist

Certification through Univ. of Wisconsin. When you have lymphedema you are seen by your physical or occupational therapist for a certain number of sessions based on insurance. My work begins when you are released from the PT/OT but require maintenance. My speciality is understanding the soft tissue within the lymphedema and helping you maintain low volume and comfort while you go about your life.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Pauline on Sep 23
Katherine concentrated on the areas that I mentioned were a problem... She listened!!! I liked when she worked down the arms all the way to the fingertips... again, I would recommend her to EVERYONE!!!
by Sandra on Aug 04
Thank you Katherine! I thoroughly enjoyed the work you did. Thank for the special attention to the "trouble" areas. And for spending the time to evaluate some of my problem areas and help me to understand what might be happening to cause the "problem" and suggesting ways to assist in improvement. Looking forward to my next massage.
by Anonymous on Jul 07
I thought Katherine was very attuned and attentive to my needs and requests to focus on areas where there is stiffness and pain. She provided helpful feedback regarding my body's response in a way that was respectful and kind.
by Anonymous on Jul 07
We appreciated the explanation of and suggestions of what else we can do for the injury
by Anonymous on Jul 02
Katherine was wonderful! I was fully relaxed after my session and not sore at all after the session. Highly recommend!
by Alanna on Jun 17
She was very knowledgeable. She listened to me and understood how to address my discomfort through massage.
by Stacy on Jun 06
So knowledgeable and so great at what she does!
by Anonymous on May 25
Katherine is fantastic. Super knowledgeable and she shares so much great information. My shoulder feels amazing after the treatment and can tell it really helps with the healing process
by Barbara on May 12
I really appreciated Kats gentle approach and her wealth of knowledge topped off by her truly caring spirit!
by Tom on Apr 17
Katherine takes the time during your massage to explain what she is doing and how it will help. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • BioMat Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Medical Therapeutic Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Medi Cupping Therapy
  • Medical Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Relaxation