She believes that the body has infinite wisdom and has the ability to heal itself. It just needs a little guidance, a little space and time, and an occasional nudging. Kara helps facilitate healing by “nudging” the body through massage and other healing modalities, as needed. Each client is treated as a whole person, not just a sore back or a frozen shoulder, and healing is facilitated for the body, mind and spirit.
Kara is the founder of Lighthouse Healing. Having graduated in 2002 from the Swedish Institute in New York, she now practices massage in Madison, WI. Kara is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, having studied with the International Loving Touch Foundation, and she is a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization.
In addition to her private massage practice, Kara has worked with the NYC Marathon, Maternal Massage and More, Equinox Fitness Center, Mommy Music and Me, The Ronald McDonald House, The Gay Men’s Health Crisis, and ANiU Salon and Spa.
She currently studies shamanism and herbalism with Kathy Eich, and has also studied with Kathleen Wildwood and Debra Morrill.
Kara is a former instructor in the Therapeutic Massage Therapy programs at Globe University in Middleton, and MATC in Madison. She also teaches infant massage classes to moms and dads!
Kara’s interest in massage began in 1999, when her husband became ill with a gastrointestinal condition called Crohn’s disease. Instinctively, Kara turned to massage to help him with pain management. Without any formal training, she relied on a healthy dose of intuition, love and a clear intention to assist with healing. In doing so she found her calling.
Kara continues to work with clients that suffer from chronic health conditions. She also specializes in working with pregnant women and survivors of abuse.