About Our Massage Therapists / Practitioners


Debi, Karen and Mary

All of our massage therapists are licensed and offer a variety of healing techniques and therapeutic services. Learn more about each one's individual specialty and background below, and check us out on FaceBook.

About Karen Moore

Hi, my name is Karen Moore (previously known as Karen Mayer) and I'm a licensed massage practitioner and the owner of Massage of Boulder Creek.

I moved to Boulder Creek in 1996, and one day it dawned on me that my goals and ideals in life had shifted — it was time for a personal connection with my community. So I "retired" after 23 years as a Project Manager in corporate telecommunications, focusing on making my passion of people and bodywork my new profession.

I became a hatha yoga instructor and taught here at our spiritual center, Ananda Yoga & Meditation, where I also opened and managed our new age retail store, therefore creating a new chapter in my life. As a devotee of massage, receiving bi-weekly when I was in the corporate arena, I realized the benefits of bodywork and saw another way to incorporate the movement of yoga with physical manipulation of muscles and began my journey into massage.

I received my foundational training at Twin Lakes College for the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz and received my certification in 2003. My further education includes Table Shiatsu with Acupressure, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Neuromuscular Facilitation, Chair and some Lymphatic drainage massage. I worked in two chiropractic offices upon completing my training so am knowledgeable of soft tissue manipulation using passive stretches, interactive Neuromuscular techniques and applied pressure to relieve pain, and the benefits that occur with structural integration.

Initially I shared this sacred space overlooking the creek with my friend and Ayurvedic practitioner, but my private practice blossomed, and I was no longer able to meet the communities healing needs personally so I expanded and remodeled the space and called upon other gifted therapists to form Massage of Boulder Creek in 2005. I'm a member of the San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Boulder Creek Business Association, and the International Massage Association.

I feel blessed to work with some of the best and most experienced massage practitioners in the valley, each adding a new technique to the variety of offerings we have to accommodate all of your healing needs. We look forward to serving you!

Namaste,
Karen

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About Debi Derham, BA, CMT

Debi Derham graduated from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville in 1991. She received her Medical Massage Certificate in 2005 so has 1,850 hours cumulative training and 17 years experience. Using Neuromuscular Re-education and Muscle Energy Techniques incorporated with general massage, Debi helps to facilitate the healing of both recent and old injuries as a result of an accident. You don't need to have an injury to benefit from Debi's medical massage treatment. She customizes her sessions to meet your needs.

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About Mary Snyder, CRMT, CMP

Mary Snyder offers Reiki and Massage. She graduated from Just For Your Health College of Massage in 2007 and continues her education at Twin Lakes College in Santa Cruz. She is also a Reiki Master Teacher. Reiki is "spiritually guided universal life force energy" channeled through the hands. Reiki is gentle yet very powerful as it works on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Mary's healing touch is intuitive, warm and nurturing. She blends massage, Reiki, Acupressure and Reflexology, creating a space for clients to relax, unwind and "feel good."

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