Karen received her training from the Kalamazoo Center for the Healing Arts. She has also taken additional courses in Cranial Sacral therapy from the Upledger Institute and Myofascial Release from John Barnes. Her massages tend to include both of the above therapies as well as Acupressure, Polarity and Swedish techniques. The sessions can be all one modality i.e. Cranial Sacral Therapy or Myofascial Release or incorporating a combination of techniques in accordance with the client’s needs and desires.
Karen likes to use Cranial Sacral Therapy to address that fight or flight syndrome that many people have today. It helps to calm the parasympathetic nervous system and allows the body to relax and repair. She also likes to use Myofascial Release to help the muscles free up restrictions with a gentle sustained pressure that releases and elongates the connective tissue.
Karen’s feeling is that so much can be attained with just a touch and that is what many of us need more of. In this high tech world we have gotten so mechanized with everything being fixed by a machine or a pill and many have forgotten the power that is in the hands, the heart and the mind and she would like to help change that.