Massage Therapist, LMT
Karen Fischberg believes that as a massage therapist, her goal is to make sure that people know that they can find pain relief through receiving massage. Massage therapy as pain relief and pain management should be a first choice, not a last resort.
In 2022, Karen completed her Massage Therapy training at Blue Sky of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork following their medical massage intensive track. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and is an accomplished artist who has exhibited her works.
Her styles of massage include Relaxation and Deep Tissue / Sports Massage.
Book your next massage with Karen Fischberg on Mondays and Wednesdays.
She is also available every other Saturday. (Schedules are subject to change).
Q&A with Karen Fischberg
Q. How long have you been a massage therapist?
A. I have been a practicing massage therapist since 2022. I graduated from Blue Sky from their Medical intensive track.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I practice Swedish Relaxation massage and Deep Tissue / Sports massage (Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy). Precision Neuromuscular Massage is a specific deep-tissue massage that utilizes friction and pressure to work out muscle strains. These areas are referred to as “trigger points,” and may cause pain in a lot of people.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. Many people find themselves in pain from overuse, new injuries, and old injuries they don’t know are still affecting them. These injuries go uncared for and people find themselves in doctors’ offices looking for surgical and injectable options. As a massage therapist, my goal is to make sure that people know they may not ever need invasive care to treat their pain. They can be helped with massage therapy to relieve pain and get close to if not full use of their bodies back. Massage therapy as pain relief and pain management should be a first choice, not a last resort.
Q. What can a new client expect?
A. Whether you’re looking to relax and forget about the world, or have a specific region needing to be worked on, you can expect me to check in with how you’re feeling physically and emotionally at the beginning of each session. Every day is different and your session should reflect your top priority for that day.
Q.What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. Using lymphatic and manual lymphatic drainage for a wider variety of patients, not just for those suffering from edema, but for those who suffer from migraines, are trying to help kick a lingering illness, etc.
Specific work in Precision Neuromuscular Massage Therapy (PNMT) for treating cervicogenic headaches – helping reduce their frequency and intensity – I have a personal investment in these as I suffer from them!
Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. Gaining more enjoyment from each day by reinforcing positive habits. Getting up earlier and going for a walk to seek out morning sunshine, using social media less, fueling my body with good food, and making sure that every day there is space for exercise and something fun.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. The Milwaukee River Greenway.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. Wonderland in Riverwest – the cubano!
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. I love to paint, rock climb, and garden.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. To destress, I go for a walk in the woods, make a cup of tea and cozy up with a book, and tend to my indoor plant jungle.