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Meet Karen Gabler of Sustainable Body in Cambridge and Melrose

Today we’d like to introduce you to Karen Gabler.

Karen, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have worked with people in chronic pain for over thirty years and have studied with some of the Masters in the bodywork and movement field. I wanted to share the wisdom I gained from my Master teachers and the wisdom I gained from working with so many different kinds of chronic pain. Bringing together my passion for the body and its architecture of the skeleton, the connective tissue (fascia), and functional movement, I developed the Sustainable Body program.

A revolutionary approach to training the deep postural core of fascia to relieve chronic pain, regain balance, strength, and resiliency no matter what age or level of fitness. Sustainable Body synthesizes complex anatomical concepts and the new science of fascia for a treatment and support program that helps remodel more resilient fascia and helps to optimize overall health and well-being, physical comfort and performance.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The road has not always been smooth. Synthesizing over 30 years of experience in the body and the new science on fascia into a method lay people can understand took years of trial and error. At times, I hit roadblocks that made it challenging to keep going. Yet, my clients kept telling me that my work was unique and extremely helpful in dealing with chronic pain. They encouraged me to get it out into the world. All along the way, people offered to help me in getting my work out and had faith in me.

Sustainable Body – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am known for helping people who have been in chronic pain for years who have tried physical therapy, massage, chiropractic, fitness, yoga, and Pilates and have not found relief. What makes my business unique is that I specialize in alignment within the fascia to help people relieve chronic pain. Most chronic pain comes from misalignment in the fascia which causes poor posture and inefficient movement. My program focuses on how to awaken the human body’s vertical core which runs from the inner arches of the feet, up through the body and into the head. When we use the body’s inner core, we are aligned, stable, and balanced.

Besides providing individual treatment in private practice, I regularly share the Sustainable Body protocol and insight with professionals across a variety of bodywork and medical fields. I have lectured to students in professional massage programs and to physicians and faculty in a hospital setting. I also present at professional conferences. I offer workshops and training for physical and occupational therapists, massage therapists, bodywork practitioners, yoga and Pilates teachers, personal trainers, and psychotherapists on an ongoing basis.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success is when one is expressing one’s true passion and sharing it with others.

I look for authenticity, passion, and joy. I look for people who walk their talk and model to others what they teach.

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