was born and raised in Michigan. A graduate of Michigan
State University with a BS Degree in Psychology,
Sociology and Anthropology.
college graduation, Karen moved to Hawaii to work as a
Substance Abuse Counselor, working with Vietnam soldiers
as they returned to the US.
moving to North Carolina in 1973, she spent the next 23 years
as a Social Worker, specializing in working with
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
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.
addition, Karen belonged to a group (which is no longer
active) called "Common
Ground," which explored relationships between
alternative and allopathic healing modalities.
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
of these modalities are useful at various times in her
graduated from the CCCTI Massage Therapy Program in 2005
and received her License shortly thereafter.
is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and is a Professional Member
of the Associated
Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
review Karen's 100% committment to professional and
Karen has done special education and Training in several
Specialty Therapeutic Services, including:
Cranio-Sacral Therapy -Levels I and II
Lymph Drainage Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Fibromyalgia Massage Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Reiki - Levels I and II
practice includes working with a widely varied
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
Patients and their Caregivers
in Salons and Spas settings
Services for Inns and Bed & Breakfasts
Massage in offices in Lenoir and Boone
clients experience all the benefits of all Karen's
experience and training. One client said it best, "You won't
ever find a Massage
is more tuned into her Client's needs than Karen."
want to review Karen's total committment to professional
and ethical practice.
Experience ~ CNN Version!
Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care ~ Massage Therapy
The Spa At Chetola Resort
The Inn at Crestwood
Lazy Bear Lodge Bed & Breakfast
The Sanctuary Day Spa
Lavender Fields Skin Care Salon ~ Massage
Irish Rose Bed and Breakfast ~ Massage
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
Debriefing Team ~ Western Piedmont
Council of Governments
Social Worker ~ Caldwell County Department of
Drug & Alcohol Abuse Counselor ~ Federal
Karen has an amazing gift ~ she
feel relaxed instantly…she is truly
experience in the
years… Seriously! :-)
Very educational, too!
Read what a few more of
Karen's clients say...
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