Licensed Massage Therapist
Karen offers sacred healing space and has been in private practice as a licensed massage therapist since 2011. She is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland and a member of the AMTA. WA# MA 60205629.
She believes that body, mind and spirit are inseparable and that freeing restrictions in the body is a powerful and efficient route for restoring well-being. She loves watching bodies soften and release held patterns, as another being relaxes and returns to their natural state of health.
Karen has a heart for serving all women and trans people. She is a mama of teenage daughters and a former birth doula. She has participated in women’s circles for more than 20 years and believes in bringing all things into balance, including honoring the feminine aspects of ourselves and taking time for stillness.
Karen has traveled to Belize and trained directly with Dr. Rosita Arvigo, DN for certification and advanced skills in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®, a healing lineage that is an honor and a passion to carry forward. She has also recently added training in full chest and breast massage for even greater body acceptance and health integration, offered as an optional part of wellness massage.
She is an Usui Reiki master and teacher and has been since 2009, before beginning massage school, so that loving energy infuses Karen’s touch. Her own self-care includes practicing yoga and receiving massage and bodywork treatments regularly, too… because everyone needs to replenish their own well to have energy to share.
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