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Karen Iverson 

Karen was born and raised in Michigan. A graduate of Michigan State University with a BS Degree in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology.

After college graduation, Karen moved to Hawaii to work as a Substance Abuse Counselor, working with Vietnam soldiers as they returned to the US. 

After moving to North Carolina in 1973,  she spent the next 23 years as a Social Worker, specializing in working with disabled adults. 

Her artistic nature even led her to starting a stained glass business, which she still operates today.  She has received a number of Artist Awards for her work.

For several years starting in 1989, Karen facilitated Critical Incident Stress Debriefings, working with emergency response providers. She even worked in New York City after the tragedy on  September 11th. 

Karen has been a member of the NC Emergency Response Massage Team, as well as a Mental Health Facilitator for Debriefings, and  a Family Assistance Team member of an International Disaster Management Company. 

In addition, Karen belonged to a group (which is no longer active)  called "Common Ground," which explored relationships between alternative and allopathic healing modalities.

Karen has always had an interest in alternative forms of Healing and has studied Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition and Karate.  For years, Karen has been trained to work with Essential Oils, Aromatherapy, Reiki Healing and  Tuning Fork Work. 

All of these modalities are useful at various times in her  massage practice.

Karen graduated from the CCCTI Massage Therapy Program in 2005 and  received her License shortly thereafter. 

Karen is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and is a Professional Member
of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. 

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Karen has done special education and Training in several Specialty Therapeutic Services,  including:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy -Levels I and  II
  • Somato-Emotional Release
  • Matrix Energetics
  • Zero-Point Energy
  • Lymph Drainage Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Pre-Natal Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Chair Massage 
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki - Levels I and II
  • Raindrop Therapy
  • Aromatherapy


Karen's  practice includes working with a widely varied clientele... 

  • Hospice Patients and their Caregivers

  • Adults in Salons and Spas settings

  • Guest Services for Inns and Bed & Breakfasts

  • Therapeutic Massage in offices in Lenoir and Boone

  • Client Out-Calls

Karen sums it all up when she says, "I love what I’m doing and  I thoroughly enjoy the challenges presented to help clients in their healing journeys by utilizing the most appropriate and effective techniques possible."

Her clients experience all the benefits of all Karen's experience and training. One client said it best, "You won't ever find a Massage Therapist who 
is more tuned into her Client's needs than Karen."

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Karen's Experience ~ CNN Version!
  • Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care ~ Massage Therapy and
    Integrative Therapies
  • The Spa At Chetola Resort   
  • The Inn at Crestwood
  • Lazy Bear Lodge Bed & Breakfast
  • The Sanctuary Day Spa
  • Lavender Fields Skin Care Salon ~ Massage Therapy
  • Irish Rose Bed and Breakfast ~ Massage Therapy 
  • Green Park Inn ~ Massage Therapy
  • Member NC Emergency Response Massage Team 
  • Owner: Aquarian Stained Glass
  • Family Assistance Team Member ~ Kenyon International
    Disaster Management Services   
  • Clinical Director & Mental Health Facilitator Critical Incident Stress
    Debriefing Team ~ Western Piedmont Council of Governments
  • Social Worker ~ Caldwell County Department of Social Services
  • Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counselor ~ Federal Civil Services,
    Oahu, Hawaii
  • CPR Certified



Karen has an amazing gift ~ she is friendly,
 made me feel relaxed instantly…she is truly
a gifted therapist.   

Adrienne L.


The best stress-free experience in the
past 40 years… Seriously! :-) 
Very educational, too!

Bill W.


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828.758.2584 or  828.850.9422




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