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Freda Whalen

FREDA WHALEN
CN, RMT, LMT, MTI
Practitioner/Master Level

Freda Whalen has managed to maintain a successful deep tissue medical massage practice for the past 34 years. Working with area physicians she treats a multitude of highly technical pre and post operative conditions. Freda has a vast level of education and is the only licensed massage therapist in Louisiana to have achieved a certification in Neuromuscular Re-Education Therapy. Her dedication to the art of massage therapy has also earned her the ability to be recognized as the only professional expert witness in medical massage therapy that is accepted by the 14th Judicial District Court System in Southwest Louisiana. Freda is a Licensed Massage Instructor and an Approved CE Provider for Massage Therapy for Texas, Louisiana, NCBTMB, and Physicial Therapist in Louisiana, teaching "The Whalen Method" deep tissue medical massage and neuromuscular re-education therapy workshops.

Over the past twenty years, she has written several books.
1. ROMANCING THE PAIN — covers her techniques in deep tissue medical massage and neuromuscular re-education therapy
2. THE JOURNEY / SURVIVING BREAST CANCER AND MANAGING LYMPHEDEMA — covers problems breast cancer survivors face after breast cancer surgery when facing lymphedema
3. HYPOGLYCEMA / DIABETES WELLNESS GUIDE — covers blood sugar disorders

Qualifications and Training:

January 31, 1987: (Graduate Certificate) Intensive Massage Training, Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, Lake Charles, LA
February 28, 1988: (Certificate) Member with The American Massage Therapy Association
March 13, 1989: (Graduate Certificate) Intensive Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage Training, Atlanta School of Massage In Atlanta Georgia
September, 1988: (Certification Certificate) Aquatic Exercise — Association
March 20, 1990: (Certification Certificate) Nationally Accredited Certified AFAA Aerobics and Fitness Instructor Nationally Certified in Over-Weight and Over-Fat, Personal Fitness Instructor for 15 years
August 15, 1991: (Graduate Certificate) Intensive Massage Training at the Houston Massage Center, Houston, Texas
December 3, 1991: (License -maintain current status) Texas State License in Massage Therapy Texas State License in Massage Instruction
1991–1994: Institute of Massage Therapy- Beaumont, Texas (Roxanne Renner Owner) Instructor in Technique Training
August 7,1992: (Certification Certificate) National Certification with The American Massage Therapy Association
January 1, 1995: (License-maintain current status) Louisiana State License in Massage Therapy — License No. LA 0364-01
September 1, 1998–January 2005: (Graduate Certificate) Licensed Certified Nutritionist with The National Institute of Nutritional Education Center, Aurora, CO
January, 2001: Certified Expert Witness in Massage Therapy with the 14th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana, Parish of Calcasieu
(the only massage therapist in Louisiana certified with the Judicial Court System as a Certified Expert Witness in Massage Therapy)
August 19, 2002: (Certification Certificate) Certified Medical Massage Practitioner/Professional Level with the LMT Success Group
February 15, 2003–June 25, 2003: (Certification Certificate-maintain current status) Certification in Neuromuscular Re-education with Dr. Peter Levy
(the only massage therapist in Louisiana certified in Neuromuscular Re-education Therapy - www.neuromuscularreeducationla.com)
October 23,2004: Instructor Training Program/Teaching Adult Learners (30 hours) Louisiana and Texas State Board of Massage Therapy
November 15, 2004: (License- maintain current status) Texas State License in Massage Instruction — License No. MI01662
November 15, 2004: Texas State License as CE Provider — (maintain current status) Texas State CEU Provider Number CE0505
November 30, 2004: Louisiana State License as CE Provider-(maintain current status) Louisiana State CEU Provider Number LAP0104
February 19, 2005: The Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, Lake Charles, LA Teaching Massage Classes-Deep Tissue Technique — TMJ Dysfunction —
8 hour program
April 12–May 31, 2005: Blue Cliff College — Lafayette, LA, Teaching Massage ll: Integrating Deep Tissue Massage Techniques — For symptoms of:
TMJ Dysfunction, Cervical Sprain/Strain, Lumbar Sprain/Strain, Headache, Stress Relief — 60 hour program
June 4–5, 2005: The Louisiana Institute of massage Therapy — Lake Charles, LA Teaching Massage Classes in Anatomy — 8 hour program
June 27, 2005: Certified Expert Witness in Medical Massage Therapy with the 14th Judicial District Court, State of Louisiana, Parish of Calcasieu
(the only massage therapist in Louisiana certified with the Judicial Court System as a Certified Expert Witness in Medical Massage Therapy)
July, 2005: Louisiana Certification as a Certified CE Provider for Massage Instruction for the State of Louisiana — Provider No. LAP0104
August 26, 2005: (Certification Certificate) Certified Medical Massage Practitioner/Master Level with the LMT Success Group
April, 2009: National CE Provider for NCBTMB- Provider No. 450988-09
July, 2010: Louisiana Physical Therapy Board CE Provider
January, 2006–present: Teaching CE Programs in Louisiana and Texas —
Program 1 — The Whalen Method Upper Body — Deep Tissue Medical Massage and Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques.
Program 2 — The Whalen Method Lower Body — Deep Tissue Medical Massage and Neuromuscular Re-education Techniques.

Body Care, Inc. • 2806 Common Street • Lake Charles, LA 70601
PHONE: (337) 433-0224 • FAX: (337) 497-0607