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  • Massage, IL #227014335

Education

  • First Institute: Massage Program

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Kajava Therapy
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Deep Tissue

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Tarja Anchor

Certified Medical Massage Practitioner

LMT
Certified Medical Massage Practitioner 
Certified FMT Kinesio Taping Practitioner
Health and Wellness Coach, HHP

Trained at Perheniemen Evankelinen Opisto & First Institute.INC
Currently studying at IQUIM University on track DNM to PhD (Doctorate in Natural Medicine to PhD).

I received my holistic health training mostly in Finland at Perheniemi Evangelic College where I studied Kajava Therapy (Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release) and many holistic health modalities; diet therapies, vitam...
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Where I Work

Advanced Medical Massage Clinic  
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2600 Behan Rd., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 Map it

Licenses

Massage, IL # 227014335

 

Education

2012
First Institute: Massage Program
Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Notable Experiences

None listed

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(49 Reviews)

Greg S.
Jan 2017
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Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
The best massage I have had in a while! Greg Schwermer
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Christa K.
Jan 2017
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Service Received
Voucher
5
Tarja is amazing for deep tissue massage! She is very knowledgeable about muscle groups and the body. She gives suggestions on what you can do on your own to help relieve pain.. :)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
My experience was great. It was the best massage I've ever had. Would have appreciated a darker setting with calmer music and less conversation, but I will definitely be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
The best massage ever! Perfect environment! I wont go anywhere else!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Tarja is awesome, very knowledgeable and professional. I have an ongoing issue with tennis elbow for which i have seen a doctor and had several physical therapy sessions without relief. After one visit with Tarja, I definitely feel a difference.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lori Z.
Dec 2016
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Voucher
5
Everything was amazing. Am returning tomorrow for another.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Barbara H.
Nov 2016
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Service Received
New Clients - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Really intense but felt Tarja has a level of expertise that is hard to find. Recommend!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
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Voucher
5
Tarja is an awesome massage therapist. I have been coming to see her for a year and am very satisfied with each massage. She has extensive knowledge of the human anatomy with many years of experience. I highly recommend Tarja to everyone for a massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Karen H.
Oct 2016
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Voucher
5
Great recognition of problem areas. Thanks
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Peggy K.
Oct 2016
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Service Received
New Clients - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Very far.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kim B.
Sep 2016
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja is an extremely skilled massage therapist. I have been going to her for 5 years. Never dissapointed!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja has deep expertise and knowledge. She seems to really care about her clients health and well-being. Highly recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Dan H.
Sep 2016
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja's expertise and skill really shines. She displayed in depth knowledge and found the areas of my back and hips that were the root of my pain. Excellent experience ! I will be back again and again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debra W.
Aug 2016
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Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja is very knowledgeable. She is also very personable. I highly recommend her if you are in need of a massage (and who isn't? :) ).
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Service Received
New Clients - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Tarja Anchor was thoroughly professional and knowledgeable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Chris & Jim A.
Jun 2016
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
The amount of pressure is just perfect. Tarja's knowledge of muscles and pressure points is spot on. I would recommend her to all.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Carol A.
Jun 2016
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Voucher
5
She knew exactly where all my stress was coming from and worked on those areas. I felt great after my massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rick N.
May 2016
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
Very comfortable environment,very professional services.Will definitely return.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
May 2016
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Mothers Day Massage
1
Everything was great
Skill
2.0
Friendliness
1.0
Robert s.
May 2016
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Service Received
Voucher
5
Very professional and knowledgeable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
Therapeutic level of massage, not merely relaxing. I have had several injuries over the years. Tarjas treatments have given me more relief from the pain and more mobility than any chiropractor or other therapists. Her level of skill goes way beyond the norm for American therapists. I can once again do things I have not been able to do in years.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Paul N.
Apr 2016
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Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Always a great real deep tissue massage with focus on the areas of most need most. Great stress relief and stretching so that I am more limber and have more range of motion than in years - MUCH better than traditional PT or going to a physician!! Taja is very knowledgable and skilled in holistic healing and does a great job with a deep tissue massage, stretching and manipulating my sore shoulder and neck so that I have a much better range of motion and less pain. She also offers advice for nutrition and vitamins that have been terrific. I make it a point to have my appointment weekly.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Scott S.
Apr 2016
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Service Received
10 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja addressed my issues directly and I have had much relief in one visit.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sabrina P.
Mar 2016
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Service Received
Voucher - Deep Tissue Massage
5
Next day I felt an increase in range of motion of my hip and less pain in my shoulder! Tarja is the most knowledgeable massage therapist I have ever met. Will be returning soon!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marcia O.
Feb 2016
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Service Received
Voucher - Deep Tissue Massage
5
I would recommend Tarja to my friends that are looking for a massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tom J.
Feb 2016
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Service Received
Medical Massage
5
Very knowledgeable in a wide scope of body work. A wealth of information well past a typical massage therapist.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
4.0
Janet L.
Feb 2016
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Service Received
Voucher - Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja is very knowledgeable and skillful. She is the best massage therapist I have had. I only go to her for massages now.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jodie M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tanja finds knots I didn't know existed. My tension headaches are gone now and my constant back pain controlled. She's wonderful. Seriously the best massages I've ever had!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Petra C.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
great massage - great
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Patricia M.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
New Clients - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
I could feel a difference in my problem area where I have chronic pain. I plan on purchasing a package. Where do I go for that.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
This was the first massage that I ever had and it felt really good and was so relaxing.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2015
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Service Received
Voucher - Deep Tissue Massage
5
Liked everything. Very nice, warm lady who immediately made me feel at ease and comfortable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lena K.
Dec 2015
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Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja is a a highly skilled professional health care provider.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bob L.
Nov 2015
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Service Received
Coupon - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Very knowledgeable and experienced. Full of good healthful information.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Suzanne E.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Coupon - 50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
Easy conversation, then a massage with unique techniques that really helped my problems. A gentle yet firm hand with just the right amount of pressure. An extremely knowledgeable woman. My 50 minutes turned into 2 hours, we shared in many interests. Visit with confidence, Tarja has the touch!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
carol h.
Aug 2015
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Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
There was nothing to dislike.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kassi A.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
Deep Tissue Massage
5
She takes her time, and cares about what she is doing. Best massage experience! I always walk away feeling incredible!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
5
knowledge and compassion
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Gift Certificate
5
Tarja is very professional and competent in therapeutic massage, and is also knowledgeable about nutrition and holistic healing. I highly recommend her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jim M.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation
4
I felt that I was being judged because of my perceived health issue. Your fascias expressions said volumes. Once we got past that and I pointed out the flaw things went pretty well.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
3.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
Tarja provides a lot of helpful information during the session. Sometimes though I'd like to just relax and not talk. But she's great!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Andrew S.
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation - Redeem Coupon
5
She was very knowledgable.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Darryll L.
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation - Redeem Coupon
5
In the years past, I've been to several massage persons and this was simply the best experience with a person that was so knowledgeable about my health. I took her advice and went to the chiropractor that she suggested to get a treatment on my neck and today, I feel like a brand new person. She is the only person I will go to in the future. I'm a person that's been in the Martial Arts for over 40 years now and through the years, I've ran into several different people that are in the healing arts and she's ahead of all of them. Grand Master Darrell Lassiter.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
10 X PrePaid Deep Tissue Massage
5
amount and type of pressure is just amazing
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Randy S.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
50 Minute Deep Tissue Massage With Consultation - Use Coupon
5
Excellent deep tissue massage that corrected my bad posture enough that I needed to adjust all the mirrors in my car in order to drive away. I have never felt so comfortable sitting up straight as i did after my session. Very knowledgable and interested in my well being.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Gwendolyn H.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
10 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
As an avid long distance runner, my body is constantly being stressed. Tarja takes the time to listen to me about how my body is feeling and she has the ability to target specific problems that I am having. I look forward to my massage every week and know that it enhances my training program.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Robert S.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
5
In home massages are very relaxing
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pam L.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
*** Mothers Day Special ***
5
Excellent experience! Professional, very knowledgeable, relaxing environment and excellent with deep tissue work. Highly recommend!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
ellyn w.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
5 X Deep Tissue Massage
4
Tarja knows the body and adjusts her approach to your individual needs.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0