Hello!! I'm Katie, I am a licensed massage therapist, and this December (2018) marks 13 years since graduating from 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 11 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.
I am so excited and rejuvenated after completing a 2 day Advanced Ashiatsu training in mid November! The strokes I learned utilize 2 feet on the body at once, really delivering on the pressure. If you are looking for a deep tissue, but still very relaxing massage- lets see if Ashiatsu is right for you!