About Karen Ingwersen

Specialty: Massage Therapy
Education/Training: MSN - MGH Institute of Health Professions; Muscular Therapy Diploma - Muscular Therapy Institute
Certifications: RN, LMT, NCTMB
Years in practice: Since 2004
Years at MGHCC: Since 2006

What drew you to your specialty? After 14 years as an inpatient oncology nurse, I dreamt of being a health care provider who brought to the bedside only comfort, relief from pain, healing, and wellness. Integrative medicine is the answer to that dream.

What is your favorite part of your job? Seeing a patient's face transform from discomfort and/or stress to comfort and ease. Having the opportunity to continue to learn and apply the knowledge in clinical practice. Being a part of the Mass General care team.

What would you like to tell patients and their families about integrative therapies and your specialty? Never give up on your health and your quality of life, regardless of what you might be enduring from a medical point of view. Both can always be improved- let us show you how.

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