Karen's deep intention is to facilitate your body's inner wisdom for self-healing and recovery. As the Phoenix rises from its ashes and transforms, Karen is here to guide you through your own transformation, connecting with you through gentle touch, following the path of your body's physical signals to support your process. She recognizes the holistic and complex nature of healing and is able to gently hold a grounded steady therapeutic presence for you.
Karen is offering 50 minute in-person as well as virtual healthcare sessions by FaceTime/WhatsApp/phone/Zoom.
A Craniosacral Therapy (CST) session may occur in-person or virtually via distance healing. It is a gentle, light touch treatment that tunes into where soft tissue or fluid restrictions reside in the body. Using touch and dialogue, we are able to engage both physical and emotional blockages, then use your body's inner wisdom to guide a process that helps with releasing injury and trauma, discovering a new way of being, then moving into integration and calming to complete the session.
Karen's gentle and strongly grounded presence, with empathic discernment provides a steady foundation to engage deep long held issues in the body. She has an affinity to work with people who are healing from PTSD, and those who would like to release current or past traumas at the physical/emotional/generational/spiritual levels.
Karen is also a Physical Therapist, with 25 years of experience in orthopedics. She specializes in surgical and nonsurgical shoulder and spinal conditions, knee pain, tendonitis, fractures, TMJ pain, headaches, concussions, digestive and reproductive challenges, and various chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia, sleep apnea/insomnia, Lyme disease, diabetes, and cancer. A Physical Therapy session may include developing or fine tuning your exercise program, reviewing your home computer ergonomics, joint mobilizations, soft tissue massage for trigger points, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and breath work. You may be taught grounding exercises to help with steadiness and clarity. You may learn gentle self-care hands on techniques to assist with movement or pain reduction.
Karen graduated from Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College) in 1996, with Honors. She began her career working in subacute care where she rehabilitated patients with orthopedic, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and stroke conditions. After her first year, she began to work in outpatient orthopedic clinics in Maryland and Washington D.C. In 2001, she completed her Certificate in Massage Therapy from Baltimore School of Massage. For nearly 20 years she has furthered her trainings in traditional PT, CST, Healing From the Core, Lymph Drainage Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. She is a Certified Presenter for Healing From the Core, and Certified Healing From the Core Distance Healing Facilitator. She teaches one hour Zoom movement and meditation classes Thursdays at 6 pm EST and Sundays at 10 am EST. She has also taught Healing From the Core Overview one day workshops. She is a study group leader in the DC area, and is an active teaching assistant for the Upledger Craniosacral Therapy curriculum.
Karen is the owner of Phoenix Infinity, LLC
Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Lymph Drainage Therapy
Professional Associations / Memberships
American Physical Therapy Association
American Massage Therapy Association
DC 2774, VA 2305213737, MD18669
4343 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207
tel. 202-810-4149 (day)
Hours of operation / Fees
Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 am EST - 5:00 pm EST
$200 for 50 minute Craniosacral Therapy sessions
$200 for 50 minute Physical Therapy sessions
Out-of-network physical therapy provider with all insurance companies. Please note that Craniosacral Therapy is NOT reimbursed by insurance companies.
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