Calming Massage for Women’s Abdominal Health including Pregnancy & Postpartum, and Trauma Sensitive Healing

Ready to begin a healing journey with me?

I’m so glad someone referred you or you otherwise found my site online! Keeping you safe and comfortable while supporting your wellness is a top priority.

Masks are now optional while enjoying your visits to my studio, and I’ll be glad to wear one, by request. I have left in place all of the other safety protocols I developed.  This includes continuing to space client appointments, using a HEPA air filter, performing thorough disinfecting of all touch surfaces with an EPA approved disinfectant, changing out all linens including my apron after every session, and pre-screening for symptoms of illness. The health of our community is worth it!


Working with people in all stages of life, I provide therapeutic support and continuous care for many physical concerns. These traditional techniques focus on gentle manipulation of soft tissue and address wellness issues that impact people in many ways. Massage and Abdominal Therapy may help alleviate:

  • Physical & Emotional Tension
  • Digestive Troubles
  • Back & Hip Pain
  • Sciatic Discomfort
  • Fertility Challenges
  • Pregnancy Discomfort
  • Painful Menstrual Cycles
  • Postpartum Difficulties
  • Prostate Issues
  • Hysterectomy Side-effects
  • Breast & Chest Scar Tissue
  • Headaches & Neck Pain

Abdominal Therapy is a gentle and non-invasive approach to balance and align internal organs through abdominal bodywork with its roots in Maya womb massage. Drawing from millennia of practice by Maya healers and midwives in Belize, this therapy works with your body to develop whole-body wellness and optimal function.

I welcome the opportunity to see if we are a good match for your therapeutic needs.   Reach out today to have a conversation, ask about rates, or schedule your first appointment.


With your holistic health in mind, I respect your comfort and intention for your therapeutic treatment session. By offering a heated table, essential oils, and cushions to support your shoulders, a thoughtful and relaxing space is created for you. I appreciate honest feedback about pressure and apply various techniques to support you and your body through all stages of life, including pregnancy. I am trained and experienced in many massage forms and specialize in abdominal massage, including prenatal and postpartum massage.

Your body is ready and willing to heal and is speaking to you about its needs. I seek to help you feel secure, honored, strong, and deeply reconnected to your body both during your appointment and after.


I cannot say enough good things about Karen and the amazing work she does! Her skill as a massage therapist, her intuitive healing energy, her cozy, inviting space, and her wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics on the childbearing continuum make her one of my go-to referral sources for my patients (I am a chiropractor specializing in preconception, prenatal, and postpartum care). I trust Karen entirely, not just with my abdominal therapy (she has helped tremendously with my C-section scar), but with that of my patients, too. Thank you, Karen, for the vital work you do for other women in our community and me!

Dr. Nicole Valio, DC

After my hysterectomy, I was in significant pain and experiencing stomach problems, such as acid reflux and indigestion. My doctor had recommended that I get an abdominal massage, which is how I found Karen Asbury, the most experienced Arvigo Maya Abdominal Massage specialist in Vancouver. After a few sessions, my pain and stomach problems were gone, and I’m feeling great! I highly recommend Karen, as she is very kind, compassionate, and professional at what she does. I was blessed to find her!

Nelly M

Karen is an excellent resource to me as a physical therapist specializing in women’s health. Her unique techniques and advanced training in the abdomen and breast tissue allow her to provide valuable and essential care to help people through phases of their lives or recover from specific procedures. I am grateful for her exquisite presence in the community. I highly recommend checking out the unique and highly skilled treatments she provides.

Gillian Sukachevin, PT

I first went to see Karen for some terrible shoulder pain… I returned for the abdominal therapy treatment in hopes that it could give me some relief from gastric issues and menstrual pain. She supplied me with all the tools and resources to continue the self treatment at home after the initial massage. I noticed a difference right away, feeling less bloated, constipated and sluggish. I continued the self care massage as instructed for a month and felt better and better as time went on. The following month I was thrilled to discover that I became pregnant! After almost a year of trying to conceive and beginning to feel discouraged with my body, Karen was able to help me in more ways than I ever imagined! I truly feel that her amazing care and treatment is what helped my body heal from the inside out. I will continue to see Karen throughout my pregnancy and after.

Sarah C.

Karen is a gifted massage therapist. After months of chronic shoulder pain that was beginning to extend to other areas of my body, I finally began to feel some relief after one visit with Karen. I could feel a deep relaxation and release within the first few moments of being on her table. By the end of the visit, I felt more relaxed, connected, and grounded than I had felt in months. The pain began to subside, and I could tell that the way I carried myself had structurally changed after the session. I know Karen’s work will be an essential part of the process of healing this injury. As a patient, I have found that Karen has a wonderful combination of technical and intuitive massage skills. She is a nurturer and a deep listener, which informs her bodywork. As a practitioner who refers to her, I know that I can trust Karen to help patients and make them feel relaxed and comfortable in her space.

Dr Jaymie Mackler, ND LAc

I highly recommended Karen and have sent many of my patients to her for bodywork. She is caring, passionate, and knowledgeable. She is very respectful of your comfort levels and listens to your needs. She is very intuitive and knew what my body needed. Her space is very cozy and comfortable. We are all lucky to have such a talented bodyworker in Vancouver.

Dr. Cassi Long, DC


The big difference with Karen’s work and other massage therapists is dialogue. Through her attentiveness and conversation she found some areas I was unaware of that were in need of work that she applied her array of tools to. Definitely more personalized care than I’ve had anywhere else.

Christopher L.