About Laura

As a type-A person for the past 40 or so years who has a tendency to over-commit, over-analyze and over-react at times, I have experienced the effects of stress.  

Laura Kreassig of Back To Balance Stress CoachingAs a teenager, I was interested in health and nutrition. However, I let the desires of others steer me into pursuing a very different career path.   After graduating with an accounting degree, I spent four years working as an auditor for an insurance company.  I had just been married and was working long hours in a field that was not my passion.  The stress took a toll on me physically, mentally, and emotionally.  I knew I had to make a change.

I took a leap of faith and enrolled in massage therapy school.  For the next year, I went to school at nights and on weekends, worked full time and was co-owner of a free weight gym.  I eventually left the auditing job, sold the gym, and began my new massage therapy career.  And then…

At about the same time, my husband and I decided to have children. After many years of infertility treatment and dealing with the uncertainty of whether children would ever be a reality for us or not, we did have two wonderful boys who are now teenagers.  Oh, did I mention my husband has been in Law Enforcement as a patrol officer and a crime scene investigator for the past 25 years – on call 24/7 with a cell phone glued to his body since the things were invented.  (He’s still a wonderful husband and father!) So, I do know a little bit about stress!!

Over the past 25 years, my massage therapy clients have shared with me how their elevated stress levels have negatively impacted their lives and I see it manifest in their bodies. They are also consistently looking for ways to reduce and manage their stress.  Helping my massage therapy clients with stress-related issues as well as my personal experiences with stress have created the bridge to Stress Management Consulting.  

It would be my honor to serve as your Stress Management Consultant and/or Massage Therapist and help you to create the healthy, balanced lifestyle you deserve.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

I live in McHenry, Illinois with my husband and two sons.

I look forward to working with you!


  • 1991 Chicago School of Massage Therapy Graduate
  • Certified in Energy Based Healing for Massage Therapist – Mystical Sciences Institute, Evanston, IL
  • Advanced EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Certificate of Completion
  • Usui Reiki Master Teacher
  • Karuna Reiki Master
  • Illinois State Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Hilton Johnson Productions Health Coach Training Graduate

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