Senior Instructor | Acupuncture
Kari Schwager is an acupuncturist and health advocate specializing in orthopedic pain and chronic illness. She started her career as a Massage Therapist in 2005 only to realize that pain is much more complicated than massaging muscles. It was this understanding that pushed Kari to get a certification in Pilates Instruction. An avid sports enthusiast and past professional bowler, Kari saw the importance of re-educating the body from her own compensation patterns and dysfunction. In order to make lasting change, Kari believes one must break the body of its old patterns and build muscle and stability to create new patterns. But it wasn’t until Kari herself started experiencing a chronic illness that she discovered the power of acupuncture and diet. It was acupuncture that introduced the idea that chronic pain has many causes, but the root cause is ultimately what needs to be identified. Today Kari combines all her tools to develop an individualized program for each person to find and treat the root cause and to establish optimal health. It’s her mission to educate the client and bring awareness so that each person can be there own healthcare advocate.