•   RN, Nurse Massage Therapist (NMT)
  •   Certified Massage Therapist (CMT)
  •   PLA#: MT20900081
  •   Member of the American Massage Council
  •   Customized Therapy: Integrated Deep Tissue Therapy, Prenatal Massage, Relaxation Massage, Aromatherapy, Raindrop Therapy and Energy Work

“My passion for massage began with receiving my mother’s head & neck massages many years ago. The message was clear: there are alternative ways of dealing with pain and symptoms. Nursing has benefited my massage journey; massage has certainly enhanced my nursing practice. Therapeutic Massage covers many forms of massage. My approach is very eclectic and energy work is so ingrained in my massage therapy that the two have become one. That’s what makes the biggest difference in healing.” - Karen Gorrell

Karen’s Green Thumb - Jasmine Plant

Karen has been an RN for over 30 years in intensive care and home health nursing. The past 14 years have been with Community Home Health Care in Nursing Case Management. Karen states, “I really expected nursing to change my massage but what has surprised me is that exactly the opposite has happened. Massage Therapy has affected my nursing much more. I notice so much more about my patients now. My nursing assessments are definitely more well-rounded.”

Karen’s mom was also an RN and in fact took the Integrative Massage class at Vital Living with Karen because they thought it would be a fun thing for them to do together. Her mom was 86 at the time and holds the distinction of being our oldest student! Karen definitely has her mom’s liveliness and sense of humor. Karen graduated from Center for Vital Living; dba Vibrant Life Resources in 2000. Her love of people is apparent in the work she does and that quality comes through in her reassuring, nurturing quality of touch. Everyone and everything around her seems to bloom! Her patients and clients love her and her flowers and garden are gorgeous.

5 Star Rating


I am doing well. No areas are bothering me at this time :)

Linda S

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