Hello and Welcome to Out Of The Blue! I am your local Massage Therapist Karen Keller-Freese.
Let me tell you a little about myself and the art science of massage.
I am a 2003 graduate of Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy where I completed a 629 hour accredited course in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. I received my National Certification on October 1, 2004 and have membership in the American Massage Therapy Association.
Shiatsu and Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation.Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. I will use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Developed in Japan, Shiatsu is a finger-pressure technique utilizing the traditional acupuncture points of Oriental healing. Similar to acupressure, shiatsu concentrates on unblocking the flow of life energy and restoring balance in the meridians and organs in order to promote self-healing. I apply pressure with the finger, thumb, palm, elbow or knee to specific zones on the skin located along the energy meridians. The treatment brings about a sense of relaxation while stimulating blood and lymphatic flow. The benefits of this treatment may include pain relief and a strengthening of the body's resistance to disease and disorder.
Prior to my accredited training, I aspired to learn the art of Shiatsu from a skilled Bodyworker by the name of Anna. I gained insight into muscle testing from a course in kinesiology namely; Tools of the Trade taught by Jane. Finally, my beginnings in basic massage were mentored by Dolly, a very talented woman with over 20 years experience. All this training and my journey is just beginning!
I offer several types of massage to you the client to promote overall well-being. My choice in style is a hybrid of Shiatsu and Swedish Massage. Please find below a description of both Shiatsu and Swedish Massage. Many varieties of massage have been around for centuries and many modern styles of massage use techniques aimed at addressing very specific ailments or conditions. You are almost certain to find this hybrid suites you perfectly. Whether you are here at Out Of The Blue to tonify or sedate your muscles... your body... your mind... your soul; most assuredly you will find the intent of this massage therapist is to promote your overall well-being.
On a personal side, I am joyfully married to a wonderful local hyperrealistic Artist by the name of Emerson! We share our space quite uniquely with our youngest daughter Brittany. Drawn to the Jim Thorpe area and having found it to be quite our cup of tea; both in it's natural beauty and in the abilty to explore our faith based talents, we've settled in.
Here at Out Of The Blue, we hope you feel welcomed and your stay to be an enjoyable one!
'ginomai' and there a rose
a series of oil paintings completed
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**until further notice**
no messages available due to karen's injured shoulder