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 or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Sep 13
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 04
Great experience for relaxation and grounding in preparation for the upcoming school year.
by Anonymous on Aug 04
This is definitely an experience I recommend.
by Anonymous on Jun 11
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 10
The massage by Karen was very relaxing, addressed the right areas and was carried out in a very professional manner.
by Kira on May 26
10/10 would recommend Karen!
by Anonymous on Apr 29
Karen was so kind and really great at explaining the process, what to expect and answering any questions!
by Samuel on Apr 27
Very relaxing, peaceful, and rejuvenating. Highly recommend!!
by Anonymous on Apr 19
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 12
Karen is a great massage therapist!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

Coaching

  • Massage
  • Infant Massage
  • Prenatal Massage

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