Karen's work as a versatile and effective massage therapist, personal trainer and holistic lifestyle coach spans over 25 years in the wellness industry. She believes strongly in an integrative approach to health, and designs and implements all-inclusive treatment protocols for her clients. Whether you need to find a sense of tranquility and balance, or to rid your physical body of pain and tension, she will skillfully guide you to better health and overall well-being.
Using a uniquely relaxing but integrative therapeutic approach to massage, Karen is able to maximize results by individualizing each session to a client's needs. The modalities used in her practice could be any combination of the following: Neuromuscular, Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage; Myofascial Release; Aromatherapy; Active Isolated Stretching; Cupping; and Trigger Point Therapy. Additionally, postural and range of motion assessments may be given.
Whether you are suffering from chronic neck, shoulder or back pain, preparing for or recovering from surgery, or just trying to find balance in your busy life, Karen's sincere desire is to help you feel better, move better and live better. Her patient and compassionate attitude will encourage the healing and relaxation you need.
Derrick graduated from Keiser university in 2006 with a 1000 Hr A.S. in Massage Therapy. He has spent his years immersing himself in various practices and modalities related to the mind/body world with hobbies including a meditation facilitator and practitioner since 2014 as well as going on to become a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant in 2018 and a RYT-500 Yoga Teacher in 2021/2022. Derrick utilizes his experiences over the years to create a unique massage experience. A massage style based in Neuromuscular with a blend of Facilitation/Inhibition techniques from Physical Therapy and Yogic practices elicited with an intuitive mindful approach to release negative holding patterns of the body. Through releasing the body, we can better release the Mind for a feeling of ultimate relaxation and realignment.
Derrick spends his free-time participating in High Intensity Interval Training and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and other assorted Mixed Martial Arts as well as hiking up in the Freshwater Springs that north Florida is well known for. Reading Sci-fi books and movies is a passion as well as healthy eating habits and mentoring people on habit change for improved holistic lifestyles.
If 2020 has taught us anything it is that this world can get upside down rather quickly, We need to take care of ourselves so that when the chaos comes, we can greet it from a place of stillness.. Give yourself a break and book a session with Derrick today, Your future self will thank you.