After teaching exercise classes for 27 years, Karen Bastien is a believer in massage therapy. Because she wasn’t always sold on the idea, the owner of
Massage Therapy with Karen Bastien
in Williamston now takes a special pleasure converting the massage-skeptical.
“Once somebody walks through the door, I want them to feel comfortable with massage and see what I can do for them,” Bastien says. “People who aren’t sure about it are my favorite. I really believe in what I do, and the more people I can share that with, the better.”
Bastien can now share her skills through her new studio in the Tina Brookhouse Fitness Studio. She completely renovated the approximately 250-square foot space to create an atmosphere of relaxation for her clients.
“We completely gutted it,” Bastien says. “The walls had holes it them, we pulled up the carpet, painted the walls, the baseboards, put a sound system in there, and there is a lovely fireplace now. When you close the door, you don’t know there is anything else out there. People never want to go home.”
Bastien opened her new studio in October of 2011. Williamston
, she says, is the perfect community for her massage therapy business, as its residents embrace fitness and healthy lifestyles.