BCTMB, LMT, COMTA, CRS, MMT, CYT, CPT
I found my passion for massage therapy during a daunting year of high school.
My father was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis, my stepmother with Plantar Fasciitis, and my mother with De Quervain's Tenosynovitis. All three of them suffered for almost a year before I started school for Massage Therapy. Once in college, I practiced what I was learning on them every week. Seeing their pain disappear seemed like magic to a young therapist. To this day, I carry the same level of passion for helping people live pain-free. My focus is to help you achieve your goals. For you, that goal might be eliminating pain during your golf swing, increasing hip mobility to help you PR your back squat, or reducing scar tissue. Whatever your health goals, I'm here to help. I attended Everest College and received my diploma in 2008. I passed the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in September 2008. My education will always be ongoing. My primary training consisted of many different modalities, including deep tissue, trigger point, Swedish, prenatal, sports, and so much more. Within the last few years, I've added certifications in Rehabilitation Massage, Thai Massage, Yoga, Medical Massage, Nutrition, and Personal Training. I am currently working through additional advanced certifications in Orthopedic Clinical Massage and Corrective Exercise. In 2019 I started volunteering as a Massage Therapist with Hospice through Aurora Healthcare. Before being cut off by COVID-19, I found the volunteer experience to be both rewarding and heart-wrenching.
Katie's Hours - Monday through Thursday 11 am-7 pm and Friday 11 am - 5 pm.
My passion for transitioning into this field stems from over 14 years of harsh physical labor.
As my body started to wear, I looked for the best recovery methods. I explored the avenues of nutrition, running, stretching, massage therapy, chiropractic care, and prescription medication, to name a few. I found proper stretching, massage, and carefully planned workout routines were the easiest and most effective methods in my journey. I am very excited that life took me on this path. I have always been drawn to helping others and love the idea of supporting others through their wellness journey. Life is too short to live with pain. I received my Certified Personal Trainer certification from the Brookbush Institute during the 2020 shutdown. Currently, I'm working towards my certification as a Human Movement Specialist, and I'm enrolled at NWTC to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. Being new to the profession of health and wellness, I am eager to learn and grow. I have already started attending highly advanced manual therapy workshops with Katie. While much of the information is still too advanced for me, I soak in as much as possible to help me develop clinical skills. To replenish my energy, I hike with my dogs, play guitar, and produce music. I also enjoy listening to Katie while she chatters over the latest research or workshop she's delving into at the moment. Passion and perseverance are contagious.
Matt's Hours - Monday through Thursday 11am - 7pm and Friday 11am - 5pm.
Office Admin, VA Paperwork Wizard, Calendar Guru
I’ve worked as an Administrative Assistant my entire 40 year working career after graduating from the Administrative Professional program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. I worked in a large corporation for most of my career and more recently in smaller clinic settings. I am passionate about administrative roles as they allow me to help people at any level. I’ve especially enjoyed my recent career change to working in a smaller setting as I feel I am making a difference for all that I work for, which includes clients.
I look forward to working with you!