Born and raised in the Midwest, Karen Lotts graduated from the University of Iowa in 2005 as a double major in journalism and German. She moved West the following year and eventually made her way to Portland, where she was introduced to alternative healing modalities. Her sister attended massage school, and it was at this time that Karen received her first massage, instantly recognizing how powerful of a tool massage is for pure relaxation and healing.
Karen attended the Ashland Institute of Massage in Southern Oregon, graduating in 2013, and returned to Portland to begin her journey as a massage therapist. She specializes in neck, shoulder, lower back, and gluteal work, and has experience with myofascial release, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and deep tissue. She has worked with clients healing from auto and work accidents, repetitive use injuries, and postural imbalances.
In her free time, Karen volunteers as a writer for the Concordia News Association newspaper, and she enjoys birding, jigsaw puzzles, gluten-free cooking, gardening, and dancing to live music.