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Karen Stork, RN, NCMMT, NCTMB, CLT

Karen is the owner of RN Therapeutics® LLC, a private practice providing Medical and Therapeutic massage therapies. As a Registered Nurse and a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, Karen has comprehensive education and experience that combines traditional medical knowledge with advanced medical and therapeutic bodywork modalities. This unique combination enables her to work with people facing a wide variety of specific medical and physical challenges. The individual, direct care aspect of massage therapy maintains the connection of health and healing Karen enjoyed in the nursing profession. Karen specializes in Cancer, Geriatric, Pregnancy, and Infant Massage. In addition, her practice serves patients coping with a wide variety of Pain Management needs, including injuries, musculoskeletal and postural dysfunctions, pre and post-surgical edema and discomfort, headaches, visceral and fascial restrictions, etc. Karen is a Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist, a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, and a Certified Lymphedema Management Therapist.

As an RN for more than ten years, Karen specialized in Critical Care and Perioperative Nursing. She received her nursing degree from Reading Area Community College in 1994. Her post-RN education includes a diploma from the East-West School of Massage as well as extensive medical, orthopedic, and neuromuscular training from leading educators throughout the country, including The Upledger Institute, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy, Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy, and Pennsylvania Institute of Massage Therapy. As an Allied Health Care Professional, Karen also works as a nurse-massage therapist for Ephrata Community Hospital's Center for Women's Health, facilitating her goal to integrate complementary therapies into the healthcare setting.

Karen is a professional member of the American Holistic Nurses' Association, the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists, the Geriatric Massage Institute, the International Association of Reiki Professionals, the United States Medical Massage Association, and the International Association of Healthcare Practitioners. She has served as Vice-Chair for the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, is the current Secretary of the Pennsylvania Massage Therapy Association, and is serving on the Board of Directors of The National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

Karen is also a Certified Personal Trainer and Nationally Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Ms. Stork resides and practices in the greater Reading area where she has lived for more than thirty years.

 

Mission Statement 
RN Therapeutics is committed to providing quality alternative and complementary therapies in healthcare settings and the community. As Allied Healthcare Professionals, our staff is dedicated to the health, wellness, education and treatment of our clients. 

 

Professional Memberships

ACE  American Council on Exercise
AHNA American Holistic Nursesí Association
AMTA  American Massage Therapy Association
Berks County Chamber of Commerce
GMI Geriatric Massage Institute, Certified Practitioner
HHN  Holistic Health Network
IAHP International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
*Certified in Lymphatic Drainage and Lymphedema Management
IARP International Association of Reiki Professionals
NANMT National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
NCMMT Nationally Certified Medical Massage Therapist
NCTMB  National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
PaMTA Pennsylvania Massage Therapy Association, Secretary
Upledger Institute Speakers Bureau
USMMA United States Medical Massage Association

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West Reading, PA 19611

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