Matthew F.

Clinical Massage Therapist
Staff Bio

Matthew has been employed at Galter LifeCenter since 2018. He has worked in this field since 2011.

Education/ Certifications:

  • The Soma Institute, Massage Therapy Degree, President's Honor List
  • Massage Envy, Prenatal Massage Certification
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, BA in Theatre
  • The Second City Conservatory

Workshops attended: 
Shiatsu, Prenatal, Lomi Lomi, anatomy/kinesiology at UIC

Deep tissue, trigger point, sports massage, shiatsu, prenatal, fascial release techniques

Interests outside of work:

I love being a dad. I am also a professional actorand enjoy working at that when i am able. I earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido and in the process discovered that I love teaching. I also love music.
Places I have traveled: 
My interests in the performing arts have taken me to Moscow, London and several European countries as well as the Rocky Mountains and all throughout the United States.

Philosophy that drives my work: 
My mission with massage is to assist and enable the body's natural tendency toward healthful, pain-free stability. I listen thoughtfully to design a protocol that best addresses the specific needs of my client. In a context broader than massage specifically, I feel that respect for one's self and others is one of the most valuable life skills.

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“I’ve been to other gyms and they don’t compare to the professionalism or organization that Galter LifeCenter has. I also don’t feel any pressure to compete with others, everyone (including staff & members) truly care about being healthy." - Julio