Karin Cole received her massage therapy degree from the New York Institute of Massage in 2002 in Buffalo, NY. She has an advanced certification in oncology massage and is a certified lymphedema therapist. She is trained in Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, and certified in geriatric massage.
She is the Massage Therapy and Bereavement Coordinator with the Palliative Care Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is the integrative medicine volunteer coordinator for the program as well. She works as the massage therapist at Unity Hospital with Palliative Care and provides massage and gentle physiological quieting to patients and their family caregivers. Karin has extensive experience working with women who have or have had breast cancer and provides massage, lymph treatment, and scar tissue release. She is one of the founding members of the Integrative Oncology Committee at the Wilmot Cancer Center that is committed to bringing education and services of integrative medical therapies to the community and to healthcare providers. She facilitates a massage therapy student internship program with Finger Lakes Community College’s massage therapy program and serves on their advisory board as well.
Karin began training in 2007 with a western Shaman and to deepen her healing practice. She provides and facilitates spiritual healing, and with a shamanic framework, helps clients address the spiritual aspects of one’s physical, emotional, or psychological disease or struggle.
She believes that there are many paths to healing and knows how a calm, centered approach to patient care benefits the overall wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.