Meet Our Staff

In 2006, Karen Bianca Garry opened the first Sand Dollar Spa & Massage on Anderson Island in the Puget Sound. She catered to the many tourists and locals who called that little island home.

Two years later, the practice grew out of those humble beginnings into our beautiful location in the heart of University Place, just a short ferry ride away from where we first began. We took on new massage therapists, estheticians, and a teeth whitening technician.

As we move forward, we love to take the time and thank you, our clients and friends for helping us to grow while not forgetting that we do this all for you.

Karen Bianca Garry, owner and Licensed Massage Practitioner, graduated from The Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics in Tacoma, Washington and holds certificates in the following fields:

Spa Treatments ~ Aromatherapy ~ Sports Massage ~ On-site Massage ~ Triggerpoint Myofacia Release

She became a massage practitioner because of her personal love of receiving massage. She feels that in her practice she gives the type of experience she would want to have given to her. Her clients feel relaxed and pampered when they reluctantly get off the table. She also believes that her clients truly deserve the best massage they have ever had and they will get that from her. She makes sure they are comfortable, relaxed and taken care of from the instant they meet. She loves her job and the best part of her day is to hear the deep breathing or snoring of her clients in the middle of their treatment, as well as the look of pure bliss and relaxation when they walk out of the room.

To make an appointment with Karen Bianca, Book An Appointment Online, call (253) 250-2760 or email

She is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.

Matt Garry and his wife, Karen Bianca, own Sand Dollar Spa & Massage. He graduated from Clover Park Technical College to later become the #1 Sports Massage Therapist in Pierce County.

Matt's expertise is sports therapy, deep tissue and clinical massage. 

Matt is an avid hiker, cyclist, runner, snowboarder, kayaker and rows approximately 3 million meters per year.

To make an appointment with Matt, Book An Appointment Online, call (253) 250-2760 or email

Matt is available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays.