IVY Integrative / Team / Kara Thompson

Kara Thompson

LMBT

Massage Therapist

Kara is an Intuitive Massage Therapist and Energy Worker. Her work is dedicated to not only the physical aspects of massage, but the spiritual and emotional as well. She first began her journey at seven years old, learning energetic therapies such as Reiki, Distance Healing and Light Therapy from her Elders. Since then, she has worked to bring an awareness to the powerful effects of energy through her practice as a Massage Therapist.

Kara’s focus lies in identifying blockages in the emotional and physical body, using a variety of massage techniques including but not limited to Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Cupping Therapy, Shiatsu and Chakra Massage with Crystal Therapy. She continues to build an understanding of the energetic and emotional components of specific muscle structures, and uses this knowledge to assist with chronic pain, stubborn knots, sleep issues, anxiety, over- and underactivity, and so much more! Her approach is intuitive, focused and client centered. She provides an open and warm space for all her clients' unique needs.

After graduating from the Burke Williams Academy of Massage in Los Angeles, California, she went on to study Ashtanga Yoga and various forms of movement arts. She received training in Stretch Therapy while living in LA and went on to become a Certified Yoga Teacher at Zion Well Yoga in Michigan. She also studied privately under the guidance of a trained Shiatsu and Thai Massage master, deepening her understanding of energetic & physical wellbeing. Kara hopes to one day open healing centers in the United States and abroad, where prioritizing health and wholeness is as commonplace as a fresh cup of coffee (or tea!) in the morning.

In her free time, Kara dedicates herself to studying live-looping & electronic music production, exercising her rights as a dedicated Foodie at local restaurants, dancing up a sweat at her favorite rooftop bar, and cuddling with her two sweet kitty cats!

Accreditations


  • Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist

  • Certified Yoga Teacher RYT 200

  • Trained Stretch, Shiatsu, and Thai Massage Therapist