Meet the Owner
Karen Schroder LMT, Owner
My name is Karen Schroder and I own Pink Ribbon Massage Therapy. I am a proud mom of 3, one with Asperger's Syndrome, one with a tyramine intolerance and one "normal" child. Also, a second time newlywed and a HUGE goofball. My favorite quote is from Vivian Greene ~ Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.~ I believe that no matter what life throws at you, you have to live life with a smile.
My love for massage therapy for cancer patients began when I was 12 years old. I watched my mom battle breast cancer, which 5 years later eventually metastasized into her lymph system. Massage was a valuable tool that helped ease her pain. (more on that in my Blog post "Three Little Words") Once a well known cancer hospital told her that her time was rapidly depleting, she took me aside and told me "you have a valuable gift, you better use it." In honor of my mother and everyone that has been affected by cancer in one way or another, I opened Pink Ribbon Massage Therapy. October 12, 2017 Pink Ribbon Massage Therapy came to life, the Anniversary of the day she told us her battle begun.
I am very passionate about working with cancer patients. I very carefully researched a few different programs, but Tracy Walton & Associates, LLC took the cake and I completed my training in April 2017. It was a magical experience and I recommend it for any massage therapist, even if you don't plan on working with cancer patients.
Mom & Me 1992 Olan Mills Makeovers, in remission (her favorite picture)