Hi! My name is Karlan, and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist through the State of Colorado and the State of Alaska. I am also an insured member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
I completed 650 hours of training and received my certificate from the Arcata School of Massage in 2015 and have been massaging since. I have continuing education in Advanced Myofascial work, Sports Massage, and treating lower back pain. The main modalities I integrate are: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular techniques, Acupressure, Reiki and Energy work.
I offer rehabilitative massage for the serious and/or recreational athlete, and along with my experience as a Certified Doula, I offer prenatal and postpartum sessions.
I love what I do because Massage is such a dynamic and rewarding field! Therapeutic bodywork helps a variety of issues in the body, can be adapted to each individuals' needs, and can help each individual maintain a healthy, more active, lifestyle!
I believe that a coordinated effort from the client is key, and depending on the client's goals and presenting challenges, I will offer suggestions for remedial exercises, stretches, and other self care techniques that will enhance healing and client empowerment.
Massage gives us the time and space to reconnect with our inner spaces, providing real and lasting relaxation benefits, as well as reconnecting us with our bodies' sensory maps. This increased body awareness can have a huge impact on our nervous system, strengthening new neuromuscular pathways and ultimately benefiting our movement, balance, and the level of well being we feel in our bodies.
I look forward to working with you!