Karen McCarthy

At KMC Therapies, my primary focus is to help clients that are in pain feel better, move better, train better whilst maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle.

Almost 8 years ago I was introduced to the world of Kettlebell Sport and shortly after I began competing in competitions around the country and eventually at International level. My highest achievement is winning a bronze medal as part of Team Ireland in Germany last year. Over the years, the kettlebell weights got heavier and the training regimes (especially before a competition) became more intense. In order to balance intense training regimes with my office work job, I began to include deep tissue massage treatments into my routine. These treatments allowed me to train more efficiently as I was able to move better under the kettlebells. This is what inspired me to become a therapist. I wanted to educate to my teammates about how great I felt after a treatment and the difference it made to my training. I succeeded with that goal and once I qualified, I began educating my clients on the importance of including regular treatments into their hectic lifestyles.

As a therapist, my learning journey is never done. I continue to gather more knowledge through courses, seminars & workshops because I want to be the best therapist I can be for my clients.

Certifications & Training

  • National Qualification in Neuromuscular Therapy
  • National Qualification in Orthopaedic Sports Massage
  • National Qualification in Massage Therapy and Event Massage
  • ITEC Diploma in Holistic Massage
  • Dry Needling – IMST
  • Sports Cupping Therapy – IMST
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • PFS Mobility and Flexibility

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