About Us

Handling mothers, babies, and everyone else with care

Life can hurt. Fortunately, A Caring Touch: Massage Therapy can provide the solution that will give your body and mind relief from pain, stress, and more. 

As one of the area's few therapists that specialize in prenatal, infant, and fertility massage, I know firsthand the physical and mental stresses that you go through, so let massage help you be comfortable and healthy through this emotional and often exhausting time of your life.  

Additionally, I offer a wide range of therapeutic services for everyone who needs their aches, pains, and stress to go away. I am dedicated to providing you the highest quality therapy services, and are glad you have joined me.

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A Caring Touch: Massage Therapy

1315 W. College Ave

Suite #200 (2nd Floor) Within the office of Integrative Health Care Associates

State College , PA 16801 map it

(814) 235-1236

License: #MSG001007

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

    Yes.

  • At my age, 70, there are specific areas and issues that need worked on. Karen did a great job of addressing them and when working out today I noticed much improvement. I will be setting up an appointment for my wife after Easter.

    Great experience, I will be back.

  • Excellent massage

    Karen is very professional and does an amazing job, couldn’t ask for a better massage therapist. I recommend her to everyone!!!!

  • This massage was for my mom. My mom has had trouble at other places with therapist being too rough and she was so pleased after her session here. She felt very rejuvenated, thank you so much!

    Do it! It’s good for you!

  • Not to get an add on because then you are paying for your massage to be shortened. I paid for an hour massage with two services added on so my 1 hour massage was shortened considerably.

    Karen definitely has found areas where I have spasms and helps with my adjustment.

15 Minute Chair Massage

$20
15min
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30 Minute Massage

$50
30min
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60 Minute Massage

$80
60min
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90 Minute Massage

$115
90min
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Prenatal Massage

$80
60min
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Short Prenatal Massage

$50
30min
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Postnatal Massage

$80
60min
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Short Postnatal Massage

$50
30min
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Extra 15 Minutes

$20
15min
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Hot Stone Massage

$90
75min
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Infant Massage

$15
15min
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Fertility Massage - 1st Appointment

$135
120min
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Fertility Massage - Return Appointment

$95
90min
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Karen S.

License: PA #MSG001007

48 Verified Reviews

15 Minute Chair Massage

$20
15min
Select

30 Minute Massage

$50
30min
Select

60 Minute Massage

$80
60min
Select

90 Minute Massage

$115
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$80
60min
Select

Short Prenatal Massage

$50
30min
Select

Postnatal Massage

$80
60min
Select

Short Postnatal Massage

$50
30min
Select

Extra 15 Minutes

$20
15min
Select

Hot Stone Massage

$90
75min
Select

Infant Massage

$15
15min
Select

Fertility Massage - 1st Appointment

$135
120min
Select

Fertility Massage - Return Appointment

$95
90min
Select
by Janet on May 07
Was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
by Anonymous on Apr 29
Yes.
by Eric on Apr 12
At my age, 70, there are specific areas and issues that need worked on. Karen did a great job of addressing them and when working out today I noticed much improvement. I will be setting up an appointment for my wife after Easter.
by Anonymous on Apr 10
Great experience, I will be back.
by Phyllis on Feb 12
Excellent massage
by Suzy on Feb 06
Karen is very professional and does an amazing job, couldn’t ask for a better massage therapist. I recommend her to everyone!!!!
by Bonnie on Jan 21
This massage was for my mom. My mom has had trouble at other places with therapist being too rough and she was so pleased after her session here. She felt very rejuvenated, thank you so much!
by Mary Ann on Dec 11
Do it! It’s good for you!
by Anonymous on Nov 24
Not to get an add on because then you are paying for your massage to be shortened. I paid for an hour massage with two services added on so my 1 hour massage was shortened considerably.
by Barb on Nov 19
Karen definitely has found areas where I have spasms and helps with my adjustment.

Average Rating:

4.9 (Based on 48 Reviews)

94 %

Ambiance
98 %

Professionalism
by Janet on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Was a very relaxing and enjoyable experience.
by Anonymous on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Yes.
by Eric on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
At my age, 70, there are specific areas and issues that need worked on. Karen did a great job of addressing them and when working out today I noticed much improvement. I will be setting up an appointment for my wife after Easter.
by Anonymous on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Great experience, I will be back.
by Phyllis on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Excellent massage
by Suzy on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is very professional and does an amazing job, couldn’t ask for a better massage therapist. I recommend her to everyone!!!!
by Bonnie on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
This massage was for my mom. My mom has had trouble at other places with therapist being too rough and she was so pleased after her session here. She felt very rejuvenated, thank you so much!
by Mary Ann on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: 15 Minute Chair Massage with Karen S.
Do it! It’s good for you!
by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Not to get an add on because then you are paying for your massage to be shortened. I paid for an hour massage with two services added on so my 1 hour massage was shortened considerably.
by Barb on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen definitely has found areas where I have spasms and helps with my adjustment.
by Eileen on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I totally enjoyed my 90-minute massage with Karen. The atmosphere was very relaxing. I asked for medium touch and that turned out to be just right except for my feet when I had to ask for a light touch. I really appreciate that Karen didn't talk so I could just enjoy the music and her touch.
by Tracy on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Will definitely be going back!
by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Definitely positive experience in all ways.
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is a thoughtful person who creates a relaxing, soothing environment, and I felt very comfortable during my massage. Her technique is great!
by Anonymous on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Great experience for relaxation and grounding in preparation for the upcoming school year.
by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
This is definitely an experience I recommend.
by Anonymous on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is skilled and exact at relieving muscle tension. I have improved joint mobility, less pain, and the 90 minutes was SO relaxing. Nice atmosphere. I'd recommend you give her a try.
by Philip on Jun 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
The massage by Karen was very relaxing, addressed the right areas and was carried out in a very professional manner.
by Kira on May 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
10/10 would recommend Karen!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
Karen was so kind and really great at explaining the process, what to expect and answering any questions!
by Samuel on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Very relaxing, peaceful, and rejuvenating. Highly recommend!!
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Karen S.
The hot stone massage was the best massage experience I've ever had! I felt so relaxed that I had a wonderful night of sleep and woke up feeling refreshed. My body still feels loose and relaxed! Karen was professional, provided an excellent soothing atmosphere and started on time.
by Anonymous on Apr 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is a great massage therapist!
by Eric on Mar 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen focused on trouble spots of joint and muscle issues almost before I mentioned them. Obviously, has a great knowledge of the human anatomy. Very theraputic range of applying pressure which relieved all the pain and tightness I was experiencing. I am already getting my wife a session with her.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is very good at finding my spots that are issues and works on them. I went in with my teeth hurting from clenching them and after I left, I wasn’t clenching and they didn’t hurt.
by Anonymous on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
Karen was very nice and made my first prenatal massage experience a great one. I would definitely go back.
by Megan on Jan 2021
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen gave a wonderful massage. The only downside is her massage room is in an office so you can hear people talking and coming and going during it.
by Eva Maria on Dec 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
The best massage place in State College. I’ve been going to see Karen since 2005.
by Rebecca on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I really enjoyed my massage with Karen! She Listened to my concerns and she found my knots and worked on them. I left feeling more relaxed.
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
Karen did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable (and as normal as possible given the current public health situation) during the massage. The massage was wonderful - relaxing and invigorating at the same time. I very much look forward to a future visit! The only downside was the larger office in which she has space. No one was at the desk when I arrived, and one of the staff people entered the office without wearing a mask (which meant I had to walk past them to leave.)
by Anonymous on Aug 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I like the way Karen massage for me.
by Gabriela on Jul 2020
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Great massage therapy! Very knowledgeable and personable. I felt completely at ease in the office environment and in the therapy space. After the massage, I could immediately feel a release of tension that I had been harboring in my muscles for a long while.
by Anonymous on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
First professional massage ever and it was amazing! Relaxing! I didn't know what to expect so I went easy, but next time I think I'll get a deep tissue for even better results.
by Venus on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I loved that I was able to have her focus in on a specific area that needed attention. Being a stylist I carry a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck, after my visit there I felt so refreshed and ready to go! I also love the little bottle of Lotion she mixed with the essential oil that I chose as an add on to my service! I had a great experience and will for sure be a returning client!
by Keri on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Thanks much!
by Anonymous on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen always does a great job. Walk out feeling better than I have before
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Hot Stone Massage with Karen S.
The hot stone massage was amazing!!!!
by Ashley on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Postnatal Massage with Karen S.
really excellent and gentle postnatal massage by karen! a relaxing and comfortable experience and would most definitely return. :)

Business response:

Thank you so much! I am so glad I was able to help you relax.

by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen was very helpful and made sure I was ok to have a massage since my blood pressure was high.
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
Karen is fantastic. Would highly recommend!

Business response:

Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed your massage.

by Katie on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I had a great massage at A Caring Touch! Karen was great and definitely worked out some knots I had, I felt great after! Will definitely be back!

Business response:

Thank you so much!

by Anonymous on May 2019
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
The prenatal massage (I’m at 40 weeks) was absolutely amazing!! It really helped with my discomfort and stress levels. She knew how to have me positioned to be comfortable, and hit all the right spots!!

Business response:

Thank you so much!

by Anonymous on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
attentive to my specific needs

Business response:

Thank You!

by Stefanie on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 30 Minute Massage with Karen S.
I've been going to Karen for over 10 years for various aches and pains and just to simply feel better. Not only is she an excellent masseuse, she is also a true professional. I trust her completely to not only discover any trouble spots, but also to use just the right techniques to relieve any issues that she finds. Karen is not only highly skilled in her craft, she's also just a genuinely nice person, approachable, and easy to chat with. She makes the entire experience easy and comfortable. Highly recommended!

Business response:

Thank you so much!

by Kelly on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: Postnatal Massage with Karen S.
The massage room was a little colder than I would have preferred but I can overlook this because Karen is great and really takes her time.

Business response:

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am working on keeping that room temperature regulated!

by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
The ambiance in the room really was not great. There was blaring light coming through the window, sheets were old and uncomfortable. Massage therapist couldn’t have been nicer but she was late and seemed stressed. I wouldn’t recommend a caring touch, there are better places around town.

Business response:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you didn't like your massage. I will work on fixing the window and while I did recently upgrade my sheets, I will take your information into account to track down any abnormalities. Your feedback is quite helpful so I can improve my service. Thank you.

by Lauren on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Prenatal Massage with Karen S.
Karen was wonderfully professional. I was quite stressed before the message, and she did a fabulous job to make sure I was relaxed before I left. I would absolutely recommend her.

Business response:

Thank you! I'm so glad I was able to help you relax.

by Whitney on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Fertility Massage - 1st Appointment with Karen S.
Karen was fantastic. Very calm, welcoming and easy to talk to. The massage session was very relaxing. I am planning on scheduling again in the future

Business response:

Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed your massage.

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A Caring Touch: Massage Therapy

1315 W. College Ave

Suite #200 (2nd Floor) Within the office of Integrative Health Care Associates

State College , PA 16801 map it

Phone: (814) 235-1236

License: #MSG001007

  • A Caring Touch: Massage Therapy

  • 1315 W. College Ave
  • Suite #200 (2nd Floor) Within the office of Integrative Health Care Associates
  • State College , PA 16801
  • (814) 235-1236
  • License: #MSG001007
  • https://acaringtouchmassagetherapy.com
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