Karen Goff Ford

  • FL License #: MA19505

My practice focuses primarily on medical and pain issues employing therapeutic, rehabilitative and medical techniques.

Karen Goff Ford, M.S., LMT holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the Florida State University and a Masters of Exercise and Sports Science degree from the University of Florida.  Her education has provided her with additional experience and knowledge to most effectively treat her clients.  She is a graduate of the CORE Institute—School of Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork and has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 1995.  She established and maintained her ...

Karen Goff Ford, M.S., LMT holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the Florida State University and a Masters of Exercise and Sports Science degree from the University of Florida.  Her education has provided her with additional experience and knowledge to most effectively treat her clients.  She is a graduate of the CORE Institute—School of Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork and has been a licensed massage therapist in Florida since 1995.  She established and maintained her private practice in Tallahassee, Florida for twelve years until the birth of her son in 2007.  

 

In February, 2009, Karen was appointed to the Florida Board of Massage Therapy and served as Chair of the Board from January, 2010 to January, 2014.  She was extremely involved in legislative, massage school and public relations issues for the Florida Board.  Ms. Ford served with the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, as the Florida Delegate and as a member of the Model Practice Act Task Force.  She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association-currently serving as 3rd Vice President of Legislative Affairs & Board of Massage Therapy Relations.  She is a member of the 1995-1996 British Olympic Sports Massage Team, as well as the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, Southwest Chapter.

 

Karen and her husband, Joey, have been married since 2002.  They relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida in July, 2007 where she maintains a modest private practice focused primarily on medical and pain issues employing therapeutic, rehabilitative and medical techniques.  Karen is a proud homeschool Mom to Connor.  The Fords love their beautiful harbor town and enjoy kayaking and camping as a family.

 

In 2012, Karen was named Licensed Massage Therapist of Year by the Florida Chiropractic Association for outstanding service to the Massage Therapy and Chiropractic professions in Florida and to her community and fellow citizens.  In June of 2013, she was honored by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association with the “Charles Canfield Award” for outstanding service to the Florida Massage Therapy Profession.

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Licenses
Massage

FL # MA19505

Massage Establishment

# MM23373

Education
1996

CORE Institute School of Massage Therapy & Structural Bodywork

Massage Therapy Diploma

1990

University of Florida

Master of Exercise and Sports Science

1989

Florida State University

Bachelor of Science

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Swedish Massage

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