Christine Stlaske, lmt
Christine has always been a passionately creative, scientific and nurturing person. She initially began her career as an Interior Designer, though the calling to make more of a positive physical impact on people’s lives was stronger. In 2005 she graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy. Coincidentally, she found many similarities within each by using the concepts of designing a space and applying them wholistically to create and hold space for clients to heal. Honoring that our bodies’ unique architecture is rooted in the balance of form and function. Upon graduating, she started working in a collaborative wellness center with a physical therapist, chiropractors and wholistic physician. In 2007, she then began teaching massage at Cortiva Institute, where she instructed for 5 years, while simultaneously growing her private practice and working in their professional clinic. Over the past 16 years she has had extensive experience working in athletic facilities, chiropractic clinics and luxury spas. The diversity of environments and clientele has greatly enhanced her repertoire of techniques and skills, making her approach to the body more client specific and adaptable. Her style can be described as integrative, intuitive, rehabilitative and restorative. Christine draws upon her training in myofascial, clinical and neuromuscular techniques to provide relief from pain, sports injuries and everyday life. She seeks to discover the sources of discomfort by listening to the structural and kinetic lines of energy to create relief and balance in the body. She also believes that educating and empowering the client is a potent method for healing. Christine lives and active lifestyle, cycling, cross-country skiing and holds the philosophy that movement is the key to life.