Karen Stoner, LMT

Handling Mothers and Babies with Care

Karen Stoner, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, Certified Fertility Massage Therapist, and Certified Infant Massage Therapist/Instructor. 

Massage benefits athletes of all typesShe has been providing Massage Therapy Services to the State College Area since 2003. During that time, her therapy has helped people relieve the pain of injuries, stress, car accidents, and body discomfort, as well as maintain good bodily and mental health. 
   
Karen is one of the few Massage Therapists in Centre Cou...

Karen Stoner, LMT is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, Certified Fertility Massage Therapist, and Certified Infant Massage Therapist/Instructor. 

Massage benefits athletes of all typesShe has been providing Massage Therapy Services to the State College Area since 2003. During that time, her therapy has helped people relieve the pain of injuries, stress, car accidents, and body discomfort, as well as maintain good bodily and mental health. 
   
Karen is one of the few Massage Therapists in Centre County who specializes in Prenatal, Fertility, and Infant Massage, plus offers Infant Massage Instruction for parents who want to learn how to use massage therapy’s benefits for their own children. 

A classically trained ballerina who studied with the Pennsylvania Ballet and Hartford Ballet as well as Modern Dance companies such as Pilobolus and the Martha Graham Company, she has performed in some of the top artistic venues on the East Coast. After graduating cum laude from the Hartt School of the University of Hartford with a degree in Children's Dance, she enjoyed a short professional career in State College before an injury forced her into an early retirement.

While no longer spending 12-15 hours a day dancing, Karen discovered that her unique injury was greatly helped through Massage Therapy and decided, "If it can help me, it must be good!" which then led to her new career.

Karen holds over 1300 hours of training and is fully certified in every modality of massage that she practices including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage,  Hot Stone Massage, and several others. Additionally, she also holds an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Infant Massage. The clients she has worked on range from newborn babies to professional football players. Her dance training gives her a unique insight as to how and why the body works the way it does, and her teaching background helps her strive to educate her clients as to how massage therapy can help them and how to continue to help themselves once the massage therapy session is over.

In addition to owning A Caring Touch: Massage Therapy, Karen also owns and operates NittanyWeddings.com, and teaches at the Central PA Dance Workshop through which she choreographs for the Fraser Street Dancers and various other groups around Central Pennsylvania.

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Licenses
Massage

PA # MSG001007

Education
2004

Central Pennsylvania School of Massage

Massage Certification

Experience
Bodywork

Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist

Advanced training and certifications in Prenatal Massage

Infant Massage Therapist / Instructor

Advanced certifications in Infant Massage Techniques and infant massage instruction for parents, childcare providers, and other massage therapists.

Fertility Massage Specialist

Training in Fertility Massage techniques.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Katie on May 25
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!
by Anonymous on May 22
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!!
by Anonymous on Apr 28
attentive to my specific needs
by Stefanie on Apr 25
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!
by Kelly on Apr 20
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.
by Anonymous on Sep 24
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.
by Lauren on Sep 23
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.
by Whitney on Sep 06
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

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Chair Massage
  • Infant Massage
  • Fertility Massage
  • Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Other
  • Postnatal Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

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