Optimal Being (in Mind, Body, and Spirit)

By using a combination of therapies, Karen guides her clients to a state of "optimal being" facilitating their healing process and empowering them to utilize their own inner awareness and self-realization to enable deep relaxation, healing, and stress reduction.

Sessions may enhance physical and mental performance, provide pain reduction, stress relief, and rapid relaxation, improve general well-being, provide consultation for integrative therapies, and more.

Karen Kramer RN MA HNC QTTT NCCPT is a certified holistic nurse (HNC) who looked into various modalities for her own healing. Finding this journey so successful, she began her training to quide others to wellness. She uses techniques from many classes that include craniosacral therapy, somatoEmotional release, bioequatic exploration, and immune response. She has completed advanced and the pediatric CST and enjoys working with children. Karen is a teaching assistant for Upledger classes and is in the process of certification for both techniques and teaching assistant. She has externed in the Upledger clinic and received a session by Dr. Upledger in a demonstration during one of his classes.

Finding Active Isolated Stretching to be so successful in resolving difficult problems she added this to her therapies and has taken the advanced course from Aaron Mattes,the founder.


:"After my surgery I did not feel that the healing actually started until after a session by Karen." E.S. RN

"Until I had a mild migraine I did not realize that I had not had any for a whole year since a session." P.C. RN

"CranioSacral therapy with Karen Kramer is transformative. Let me describe what the experience is like for me. I started out with hour sessions but found it went by too fast and then would do 1.5 hour s

While being worked on, I relax and enter into a sacred state of peacefulness, there is gentle music playing, the biomat is warm and I feel at such an indescribable peacefulness while Karen works her magic. I don't necessarily understand how it works. And that is not so important to me as the tranquility I feel. My body, mind and spirit almost feel to be floating through thoughts and gentle awareness in a half dream state. I have insights and answers come clearly straight to my mind as if connected to the spirit of the universe. When her work is complete, I leave the session transformed into contented serenity and everything seems right. It is a priceless luxury to have the experience and if so lucky to have it on a regular basis, then one is blessed. Everyone should be so lucky to have this experience. So be it." Truly, Anna, LMFT, LADC

Apres Epiphany
is on the 2nd Wednesday of the each month except Jan, Feb, and July. 6-8:30 pm.This is an offering of a 30 min integrative therapy session at a minimal fee. No appointment needed. You may choose from several different modalities depending on the therapists available.

It had been offered for almost 8 years as epiphany without charge. Due to the cost of the spaces this is no longer possible. Still a great value!

Contact Information

101 River Road
Canton Business Park
Canton, Connecticut 06019

tel. 860 693 8040 (day)
tel. 860-693-8040 (evening)

My Skills

Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing

Certified Holistic Nurse (HNC)

Advanced CranioSacral Therapy 

Somatoemotional Release 

Heart Centered Therapy 

Raindrop Technique with essential oilsa 

Advanced Therapeutic Touch 

Universal Reflexology (feet and/or hands)



Brain Therapy....Chikley & Glia 

Advanced Active Isolated Stretching

Qualified Therapeutic Touch Teacher (QTTT) 

Certified Personal Trainer (NCCPT)

Intensive care nurse

Articles & Books Written

Professional Associations / Memberships

American CranioSacral Therapy Association (ACSTA)
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners (IAHP)
Nurse Healers-PAI (NH-PAI)

Hours of operation / Fees

Hours vary to meet your needs. Weekend and evening appts. are also available.

To make an appointment call 860-693-8040.

Fees $60-$120 / 30-90 minutes.

Birthday special: 50% off all sessions in Canton during your birthday month and one at any of the St Francis locations

Complimentary sessions for Veterans on Veterans and Memorial day

Appointments are also available through St Francis Care Integrative Medicine:

114 Woodland Street in Hartford,

Dorset Crossing in Simsbury. .

"CHOOSE TO LOSE" weight challenge occurs Spring and Fall

Fee due on weigh-in.

Winner receives 65%, Runner-up 25%, Starts April 1st. 3rd place 10% (of total fees minus any expenses)

Apres Epiphany A sliding scale is used for payment (starting at $20) so that it may be available for all

Driving directions

OPTIMAL BEING: Arriving in Canton via Route 44 or Route 202 where they both intersect with Route 179, turn south on 179. In less than 1/4 mile on your left is the entrance to Canton Business Park. Make a quick left into the parking lot of the grey building. This is 101 River Road. Office is on the first floor and is accessible for wheelchairs.

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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