Karen Hoyem, Body Therapy-Complete

After CST classes in 1993-95, Karen Hoyem certified in CranioSacral Therapy Techniques with the Upledger Institute in 1996. She graduated from Northern Michigan University, and subsequently studied massage and energy work. "The first time I experienced CST I knew it was the bodywork approach I wanted to focus with to assist people. I love it and the advanced SomatoEmotional Release bodywork for multi-faceted healing, pain relief and relaxation. You really see good results. I enjoy working with people of all ages on their priorties for wellness."

During bodywork with adults, Karen focuses on your healing goals and head, neck, shoulder, back, and other muscle relaxation (and/or strengthening and balancing) and pain relief. CST is especially effective for assisting recovery from old and recent injuries (car accidents, whiplash, falls, sports, etc.) and surgeries. It may assist with arthritis, range of motion, digestive, respiratory, reproductive, endocrine, circulatory, visual and other systems problems. CST sessions generally help you get to the base of the matter for reccuring problems by using gentle tension release methods which may include SomatoEmotional Release (SER). SER takes place when an emotion comes up related to body tissues, usually from old injuries or events. By focusing on your priorities and what your body shows, CST results in much better function and well-being. SER and other advanced CST techniques may be included to aid the mouth/teeth, TMJ dysfunction and many other health issues.

CST "in the mouth" work (with gloves) is gentle and helps relax the face and jaw, may reduce snoring, assist sinuses, help balance eye muscles, and increases comfort of the teeth, mouth, face and neck tissues related to braces, retainers, bridges, and other dental work or injuries, etc. It also can assist babies with nursing. Headaches, and soreness from braces adjustments, usually clear within an hour.

For moms and babies, CST assists with balancing and health throughout life. CST significantly aids mom's relaxation and balance pre-delivery and speeds post-delivery recovery. It assists newborns with colic, head shape, body balance, torticollis, and other tension release for greater comfort in body. As children mature, CST can quickly relieve headaches, sports and other injuries; release strain and pain from braces and dental work; aid posture and balance, and results in a happier child. CST and Touch for Health can also assist learning challenges (see Working Wonders: Changing Lives With CranioSacral Therapy, ed. by the Upledger Institute, or email for info.). "If you can help children do well throughout development, it gives them a good foundation for adult life."

Karen studied a variety of techniques for National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork in 2000 and Board Certification in 2016 and may include Touch for Health, Neurovascular Integration, intuitive energy work, reflexology, acupressure, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) meridian tapping, structural assessment, visualization, visceral, lymph and other therapy techniques with CST to assist clients. She also added CST classes related to Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Longevity, and Autism, and essential oil aromatherapy. As a Touch for Health Educator, Karen is able to assist with strengthening of 42 muscles and the related systems and energy, and shares self-balancing techniques everyone can learn. In addition, TFH has easy and effective techniques for emotional stress release, balancing your systems related to goals you choose, and methods to assist auditory processing and vision.

"CranioSacral Therapy is a wonderful to assist health and well-being for everyone. You may combine it with Touch For Health, Neurovascular Integration, Emotional Freedom Technique and other bodywork modalities for your benefit!"

Additional information flyers on the bodywork modalities are available upon request.

Karen Hoyem, Body Therapy-Complete

License Number
Wisconsin State Bodywork License 1689-146

2026 Adderbury Lane
Madison, Wisconsin 53711

tel. 608 232-0096 (day)


Hours of operation / Fees

Mon.-Thurs. appointments start between 9:00am-6:00 pm, Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm and appointments are available one Saturday per month. Outcalls are available for $15+ extra for seniors, others who don't drive, and new mothers.

There is a sliding fee scale, $65-85, with a $5 discount for fulltime college students and adults age 62+. Payment is by cash or check. Hour sessions may be shared by an adult and child or two children.

Call 608-232-0096 or email bodytcomplete@aol.com for more information. Mention this site and ask for $10 off an introductory hour session!

Driving directions

From Hwy 12/18, the Madison Beltline, go about 2 miles south on Gammon/McKenna. Just past Elver Park's far south border, follow McKenna (which was previously called Gammon Road) one block past Raymond Road and turn left on Tottenham. Raymond has a PDQ gas station and a stop light at the corner with McKenna. Go one block and left, turning on to Adderbury Lane. Proceed to 2026 on the left side of Adderbury.

If you turn left onto Raymond from McKenna, go 1 block East and turn right on Frisch. Next immediately turn right on Adderbury Lane and proceed 3/4 block to 2026 on the right side.

Other options are to take Whitney Way or 18/151/Midvale/Verona Road South from the Beltline to Raymond Road (Walgreens on the corner) and then turn right (West) then go another .9 miles from Whitney Way to turn left on Frisch Road. Take an immediate right on Adderbury Lane. Proceed around the curve about 3/4 of the block to 2026 on the right.

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My skills

Wisconsin State Licened Bodyworker 1689-146 since licensing began in 2010. Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork 284301-00 since 2000 and Board Certified since 2016.

Certified in CranioSacral Therapy at the Techniques Level (CST) since 1996, Upledger Institute Certified Teaching Assistant since 2009.

Touch for Health Educator since 2011.

Professional Associations / Memberships

American Massage Therapy Association, International Association of Health Care Practitioners
Upledger's International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

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