Karen Potter, LMT
Owner/therapist, Karen Potter, is a Nationally Certified Massage therapist with a B.A. in Psychology. She has been working as a massage therapist since 2004 and has been an elite level mountain bike racer since 2002. She is also a Reiki Practitioner. Through her education and practice she has learned the importance of listening and being responsive to her clients' therapy needs. She is happy to help you determine what type of massage techniques or bodywork will be the most beneficial to meeting your individual needs. Massage pressure can differ from light and flowing, to a slow, purposeful, deep tissue technique, and in many instances a combination of pressures and techniques are used. The main focus is to make the session comfortable and enjoyable, while offering as an effective release of pain, tightness and misalignment as possible.
Karen is a student of Biosynchronistics® which is a series of manual therapy techniques that work to sequentially balance your whole body while addressing common neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Biosynchronistics® was developed by Cheryl Wilbur, PT, and Carol Tschirpke, PT, of Quality Physical Therapy in Sturbridge, MA, in the mid-1980s in response to a lack of whole body treatment approaches for pain and dysfunction. (Please check out their website for more in depth information at www.biosynchronistics.com.) The intent of the treatment is to restore equilibrium to your body and ultimately decrease pain, improve mobility, and increase your tolerance for the activities you enjoy. This is achieved by looking at the whole body and the entirety of forces or impacts that the body has had to compensate for over one's lifetime, including specific injuries, overuse, everyday tasks, etc. The technique is generally very light in touch but very effective in helping ease chronic and acute pain. This work is done with the clients wearing loose fitting clothing. Clients have likened the effects of this work to your body sighing.
Karen is also an elite athlete focusing on ultra endurance mountain bike racing. She has been mountain bike racing for over 16 years. Throughout these years of training and racing, she herself has dealt with numerous injuries and the stresses of training. These personal experiences have contributed to her success as a massage therapist utilizing various bodywork modalties to help her clients work through their injuries. Not only does she practice the therapies, she also receives the bodywork and knows firsthand how well it works. While she enjoys working with fellow athletes, her clients’ backgrounds are all quite varied. What they all share in common, however, is a desire to be healthy and feel better.