Karen is nationally-certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in Portland, Oregon. She completed a 710 hour massage program, graduating from Ralston School of Massage in Reno Nevada. Her modalities include; Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic, sports, hot stone, and prenatal massage. Karen realized her love for massage at an early age rubbing her mother’s painful chronic shoulders. She saw how much her massages helped her mother and knew she wanted to make that difference in other’s lives as well. Karen chose a career in massage therapy because she believes in the healing power of touch, and she is fulfilled in her ability to make others feel better. She remains a student of her profession by pursuing additional skills and advanced techniques in the field of wellness and healing. Karen prides herself in listening to her client’s needs, and tailoring each session to fulfill those needs. She incorporates stretching, range of motion, muscle shortening, and slow strokes to facilitate increased vitality, performance and spiritual/physical well-being.