World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

August 6-9, 2018
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas,, Nevada

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Karina Braun
2012 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Inductee

Karina Braun, LMT, RYT has been in the Massage Therapy and Yoga field for 15 years. She attended the University of North Texas for her undergraduate studies and then went to Hands on School of Massage in Garland, TX in 1997. She began her career by owning a small hair salon and spa in Texas. Later, Karina decided to study Reiki and began teaching others how to utilize Reiki in order to balance the energetic body of their client. She also received Yoga Instructor Certification in 2001 from Yogamotion. In 2002, Karina relocated to Las Vegas and taught at Dahan Institute of Massage Studies, then went on to work at a world renowned spa on the strip.

Karina has firsthand knowledge in the health and bodywork field. She experienced a repetitive strain injury from doing barefoot deep compression massage and feeling all the emotions that go along with being injured definitely gave her more empathy to help others in this field. Karina has also been through many aspects of the medical system and can assist others in self-care and the healing of their injuries. Karina is committed to helping others reduce their pain and increase mobility in their own body.

Karina is the owner of Get In Touch Education and Create Peace Yoga. She is author of Creating Peace with Your Hands and Create Peace Yoga for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers. She is a massage educator and yoga instructor in Nevada. She trains Massage Therapists to maintain their body with self care and injury prevention techniques . Karina teaches and practices therapeutic massage, Sphere Therapeutix™, craniosacral therapy and reiki. She enjoys writing educational material, hiking, and boating.

Website: Get In Touch LLC

Sphere Therapeutix® Sports Performance & Medical Bodywork Therapy Hips, Legs, and Feet
8 CE Credit Hours

Learn skills to treat many conditions that are associated with the hips, legs, and feet. Want to help your clients who have ankle/ knee/ hip pain, Plantar Fasciitis, or Achilles Tendonitis? Runners, Cyclists, Clients with Low Back Pain- Bring it on.

Sphere Therapeutix® is a bodywork therapy that will help to create space in the lower body and reduce pain and tension through the use of pressure and traction with a 4" air filled Sphere combined with T Spheres®, neuromuscular techniques, and stretching. Perform deep tissue bodywork and traction the body with spheres. Incorporate various sizes of spheres into your routine to relieve adhesion and muscle tension. This course will save your hands and teach you how to stimulate bone and align structure in a unique way.

Sphere Therapeutix® helps to retrain the nervous system through the use of mild pressure and traction which creates space between muscle and bone. This technique aligns the bones first and then works the muscles from origin to insertion to reduce tension and hyper contraction in the muscles and fascia.

This type of bodywork will help to relieve tissue adhesion and muscle tension with ease. Help your client feel freedom in their body and live a happy, healthy and pain free life while reducing strain on your body.

Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel.


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