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Karina Braun
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  • North Las Vegas, NV
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Jennifer Hartley commented on Karina Braun's group Las Vegas Area Massage Therapist
"Burn Scar Massage Therapy CEU Course at Northwest Career College on Smoke Ranch Rd in Las Vegas Nevada on April 26th from 8am-6pm. This is a nationally approved CEU course and is only $200 for 12 specialized CEU's. This is a small class and is…"
Apr 2
Karina Braun commented on Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB's group Continuing Education for Massage Therapists
"Reiki I and Sound Healing class is coming up! April 14 & 15. Enroll to get your Early Bird Savings!"
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Karina Braun commented on Tina Holt's group Massage Education
"Reiki I and Sound Healing class is coming up! April 14 & 15. Enroll to get your Early Bird Savings!"
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Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"Have you ever had a client with a thick, tight piriformis?  Maybe you used your forearms, elbows, thumbs, and worked like crazy to get the tone to come down.  But, when you went back to piriformis, it was hypertonic again.  Has this…"
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Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"Hi Everyone! This is a link to our newest newsletter article -"
Feb 28
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"I read an article recently from a link posted on facebook about plantar fasciitis. The author of the article said plantar fasciitis is largely misunderstood. First, it was thought to be a shortening of the plantar fascia, then inflammation where the…"
Feb 26
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"The muscle tissue in the neck can be extremely tender and hypertonic. One of the main reasons for this is immobility or misalignment of the cervical vertebrae. Releasing the cervical ligaments unlocks the vertebrae, allowing more movement and a…"
Feb 24
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"I had an interesting incident at my chiropractor's office this week.  My chiropractor likes to use electrostimulation before each adjustment.  While I was prone on a table with my head turned to the side and electrostim pads on my mid…"
Feb 21
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"        I have just finished proofing the video for our Lower Extremities DVD.  This DVD set will be over 6 hours long with extras.  The Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique information is exciting, from…"
Feb 19
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"        Gluteus Maximus is a large muscle with many attachments.  It originates from the posterior iliac crest, the posterior inferior sacrum and the posterior coccyx.  This means tension in gluteus…"
Feb 17
Dawn Lewis commented on Karina Braun's group Creating Peace with Your Hands
"I teach Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique, which is one of the most effective and easiest massage modalities to do. Can't wait to go to Winter Park, FL the beginning of April!  It is so cold here in Colorado, I am looking forward to…"
Feb 14

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Integrative Massage, Hot Stone, Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Energy Work

Karina Braun's Blog

Care for your own body first

In my years as a Massage Therapist, I have learned more about myself by helping other people. I have also learned that I have to care for my own body to give to others. I have been in the field for 11 years and have owned my own spa, been a massage instructor, and worked at a spa on the strip in Las Vegas.

The physical part of my job is what drove me but it also led to burnout and injury. I was working full time at the spa and writing the… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 1:16pm

How to use your body...

To think of massage as something you only do with your hands is incorrect. A therapist who uses the hands for a palpation tool and the whole body for most of the pressure is working correctly. Massage is very physical and the muscles of the arms should not be used for long periods of time without taking a break. The arm muscles are not generally as aerobic and fatigue easily; however, the large muscles of the legs and hips can function efficiently for many hours at a time. Generate your power… Continue

Posted on August 4, 2009 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

Belief about soft tissue

The belief you have about soft tissue is important in how you use your body to apply pressure. Soft tissues of the body respond to touch and when applied in an artful manner, a healing response can occur. Massage therapy and bodywork require a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and a variety of approaches to the treatment of soft tissue. Expert knowledge in the bodywork field involves both intuition and intelligence to be successful. You must investigate all possible techniques… Continue

Posted on July 27, 2009 at 1:04pm

Creating Peace with Your Hands

Think of yourself as a massage athlete. Manual therapy demands skill, strength, and endurance, just like a track and field runner or baseball player. The symptoms of overtraining are just like an athlete and include fatigue, lack of energy, pain, insomnia, and depression. Rest is essential for the treatment of overtraining. You can take your resting heart rate in the morning and if it is higher than the previous day, you may not have recovered from the previous day.

Insightful strategies… Continue

Posted on July 10, 2009 at 4:35pm

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At 5:13pm on June 14, 2011, Gloria Coppola said…

Thanks Karina - I appreciate you spreading the word about the upcoming Lomi Course.

Details are at

At 3:31pm on May 23, 2011, Gloria Coppola said…

Hey Karina!

I am coming to Las Vegas to teach Lomi for 5 days in July!

At 2:07pm on April 18, 2011, Jennifer Hartley said…
Hello, There is still time to sign up for our Burn Scar Massage Therapy Class at Northwest Health Careers in Las Vegas this saturday. The cost of the class is $300 for 8 specialized CEU's. We will also be coming back on June 25th. hope to see you at one of these classes.
At 9:05pm on April 4, 2011, Frank J said…

Thank you for the info about advertising for classes

At 1:47pm on December 22, 2010, Vivian Madison Mahoney said…

Thank you Karina for the sweet message. I am so sorry that Ididnt see it before. I hardly ever get on here. Never time to go off track to do some fun things it seems.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

At 1:11am on September 10, 2010, Zhang Yu said…
Hello,to share the China Child Massage and heal many diseases.
Zhang Yu
At 1:40pm on June 22, 2010, Janene Porter said…
Congratulatinos on your inductino to the World Massage Festival Hall of Fame in 2012! You deserve it, sister!
At 9:15pm on May 25, 2010, Mahendra said…

At 1:37pm on March 16, 2010, Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin said…
Yes, we'll get together another time ;)

Are you a member of the Las Vegas Massage Meetup Group? Perhaps we can meet with them.

At 1:36pm on March 13, 2010, Las Vegas Massage In Summerlin said…
Hi Karina!

I will be attending Monday only, as I have my son with me this weekend and need to spend some quality time with him!

Feel free to give me a call at: 702.203.5670 if you'd like to get together and meet somewhere.

I'd ask for your number to call you, but the last time I did that, got a angry husband on my hands!



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