With a background in Learning and Development in the corporate world Karen was looking for an improved work-life balance and having experienced first-hand the benefits of reflexology and massage she began her professional training in complementary therapies.
Starting her journey as a reflexologist she trained with an affiliated school of Jubilee College in 2015, Since then she has trained with David Wayte - Finger Free Reflexology, Jan Williamson – Precision Reflexology, Sally Kay – Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage, Moshe Kruchick – Reflexology for Pain, Hagar Basis – Reflexology for Stress and Ziggie Bergman – Facial Reflexology and Zone Face Lift.
To complement her practice, she is also an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and working towards the BTEC Level 6 Professional Diploma in Clinical Massage and Sports Massage Therapy.
Combining her love of reflexology and her experience as a trainer she has completed the Diploma in Education and Training (DET) to enhance her qualifications as a level 5 teacher.
Karen works full-time in her successful practice, The Balance Smith in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
She brings to the classroom her vast knowledge and experience along with a warm, inclusive, heart centred approach and great sense of humour!