At Body Works Therapeutics, licensed massage therapist and nationally certified Karen Parker alleviates new and chronic aches and pains using a handful of massage techniques. Those techniques range from the gentle gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the deep tissue, trigger point, and specific-muscle release of neuromuscular therapy. During Thai massages, one of her specialties, Karen compresses muscle bellies along with providing specific stretches to liberate tight muscles and improve flexibility, all while the client lies dressed in comfortable clothing. Karen is also a registered yoga teacher, and offers therapeutic private and group sessions that are designed to alleviate specific ailments including back, neck, and shoulder pain, sciatica, and stress-related disorders. These pain-reducing yoga sessions promote strength and flexibility in weak or stiff areas, and an overall improvement in posture and breathing habits.