Karen Yvonne Deaner, LMT - LiteTouch Bodywork
Massage is for Life!

About the Practitioner

Karen Yvonne Deaner, LMT

With 30 years of experience, my formal training in the massage profession began in 1987.  As a graduate of the Professional Massage Program of the Baltimore School of Massage, I have advanced my education with The Upledger Institute of Palm Springs, Florida.  My studies with The Upledger Institute include Zero Balancing, CranialSacral Therapy and Lymph Drainage Therapy. Currently, I am completing the Professional Certification Program for The Trager® Approach with the United States Trager Association.

My passion for the alternative healing arts has facilitated an awareness of many forms of healing techniques through the years.  Of course, the techniques that I have found to be most useful are my favorites. They include The Trager® Approach, CranioSacral Therapy, and Lymph Drainage Therapy and Myofascial Release. These healing art forms are the foundational cornerstones of my unique style of bodywork.

I incorporate these various healing modalities into my own gentle-style of therapy called Integrative LiteTouch Bodywork.  My unique style seems to serve well for the elderly in need of a gentle touch; individuals with TMJ dysfunction, Upper Cervical Neck injuries and dysfunction; Back Pain, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, and Breast Cancer Survivors. The Trager® Approach is especially helpful for those suffering with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist, my intention is to empower others to reach their personal best spiritually, emotionally and physically.  Sometimes this means simply being present.  Sometimes it means offering healing prayer and encouragement, and most of the time it means sharing the gift of healing touch. Ultimately, my goal is to help eliminate some of the discomfort and suffering we experience in this human condition.  Serving others with this intention is my life's work.

I am grateful for being welcomed into the hearts and lives of so many individuals who have trusted me and have found quiet moments of peace and healing in my life's work. 

Namaste' ~ Karen Deaner, LMT

"If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it shall be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays" – Jesus – The Message