Karyn Claflin, LMT, CYT

We’re stressed out.

We don’t have enough time. 

We are living a life of “when this life event happens [the kids are older, when this big project at work is over or when they hire more help at the office], then I will actually take care of myself.”

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Karyn Claflin

BodyMind Coaching Practitioner
Lead Massage Therapist
Certified Yoga Teacher

In my years working as a massage therapist (and as a human actually dealing with stress), I’ve noticed just how many of us live our lives in a constant state of stress. Like it’s just how we are.

We think we just need to get rid of that horrible boss, finish that huge project, or just make it to Friday and then we’ll live the good life.

I’m on a mission to change this pattern. We can do better.

I work with high performers whose stress is getting in the way of them realizing their goals. And when I say high performer, I mean anyone who wants to be better today than they were yesterday.

Whether you want to be the best mom you can be, an amazing partner, or spectacular at your job, you are a high performer.

And when you’re exhausted, overwhelmed with the day-to-day responsibilities of life, just trying to get through the day, you can’t be your best.

And the world needs you to be your best. We need you to show up and be the most amazing version of you — not just another exhausted person dragging yourself through life.

Because when you are present for your life and doing your best, you inspire others, you lift them up.

Are you committed to being better today than you were yesterday?

I’d love to support you! The best way to get started is to schedule your Introductory Integrated Wellness Session. We’ll talk about how stress is showing up for you. But also what you want out of your life, your goals, and what’s possible if you say yes to you. And if it feels like I can help you get there, we can talk about how I can support you.

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My Background

After spending several years hunching over a desk trying to meet ever-shortening deadlines, I developed wrist and shoulder pain. It was quite a journey to resolve the pain, but it led me to trying out massage for my own pain, then to studying massage. I completed my initial Massage Therapy education at Parkland College and I’ve been a Massage Therapist since 2013.

But I was still stressed out all the time. I had thought that if I got rid of the stressful job, I’d be much less stressed. I also noticed that while my clients would feel AMAZING after their massage, over the next hours or days or weeks, little bits of stress would pile back in. And the next time I saw them, they’d have the same stress and their pain would be back.  

The thing is, stressful things are always going to happen. You can’t escape stress, but you can learn to manage your reaction to it, so when stressful things pop up, your day doesn’t get derailed.

That’s why I’ve combined my years of experience and education as a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Coach to help you learn to take better care of yourself every single day, instead of just when you come in for your massage. I’ve designed Integrated Wellness Sessions and a program of support to help you to actually make you your #1 priority.

At each session we’ll combine massage and movement to address the physical tension that stress creates in your body. And together we’ll create a plan so that you not only make the healthier choices in between sessions, but you have a plan for actually implementing them in your day-to- day life.

Ready to get started? Schedule your Introductory Integrated Wellness Session.

Credentials

  • The Kaivalya Yoga Method Yoga Teacher Training, 500-hour, 2017Karyn at ease (1)
  • Aromahead Institute, Aromatherapy Certification, 2015
  • Parkland College, Massage Therapy Certification, 2013
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts, 2005

Massage Continuing Education

  • BodyMind Coaching- Laura Wieck
  • Barefoot Basics (Ashiatsu)- DeepFeet
  • Fijian Barefoot Massage- Christyn Rittenhouse
  • AshiThai- DeepFeet
  • Scar Tissue Mobilization for the Post-Mastectomy/Post-Radiation Client- Jamie Elswick
  • Oncology Massage Therapy: Caring for Clients with Cancer- Tracy Walton

A little Q&A with Me

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

I used to be stressed out all the time, always wishing it was Friday! Massage Therapy, Yoga, and BodyMind Coaching has helped me learn to take care of myself and I love helping others do the same. It’s pretty cool to be part of the transition from visibly stressed or worn down to completely at-ease and ready to take on the world.

What do you love about the community here?

I love the small town feel, without being too small. Plus it’s really easy to get around. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA and it used to take close to an hour to get to work everyday!

What’s your favorite local lunch place?

Pekara Bakery and Bistro. Their Carrot Cake and Roasted Red Pepper Soup are amazing!

Are you stressed OUT? Don’t have enough TIME? Living a life of “when this life event happens [your kids are older, when this big project at work is over or when they hire more help at the office], then I will actually take care of myself?”

Learn to make YOU your #1 priority:

Book Your Introductory Wellness Session Now!

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