Pain and stress are a couple of the main reasons that people seek therapeutic massage. Studies have shown massage therapy can provide significant improvement for pain, anxiety and health-related quality of life for those looking to manage their pain. Since 2009 Carissa has been helping people with life stressors, injuries and overall wellbeing. She creates a friendly, peaceful environment and takes pride in engaging with clients in a genuine way to help them work towards a healthier pain free lifestyle through therapeutic Massage. Carissa’s specialty is a “Therapeutically Relaxing Massage” which consists of a combination of techniques to allow for deep relaxation and rejuvenation while using the right amount of pressure to release those tension areas. Depending on the clients needs Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing with a Clear Quartz Singing Bowl, and Reiki may be used during a session.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a gentle yet powerful Japanese healing technique that promotes relaxation and stress reduction. It is administered by “laying on hands” along the head and torso while laying fully clothed on a massage table. It releases negative energy held within your Body Mind & Spirit that limit your happiness. Reiki embraces your inner strength and restores balance in your being. You may experience reduced stress, pain relief, and notice wonderful changes that can lead to peace and calmness within. Sound healing with clear Quartz Crystal singing bowl is used at the beginning of Carissa’s Reiki sessions. The sound vibrations assist in relaxing the mind and body, allowing for a deeper healing to take place. Combining Sound with Reiki is an extra powerful tool to releasing stuck energy while raising the vibration throughout the body. Reiki is also known for assisting one on their journey of personal development, aligning with higher self, and the soul's purpose. It can be a magikal road of self discovery, while peeling away the layers of past traumas, negative experiences and even old habits. Expect to gain a new perspective, and open up to new possibilities. An open mind can create a whole new world.
Since becoming a Reiki Master Teacher in traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho I’ve had the pleasure to:
*Facilitate monthly; Golden Reiki Healing Exchange. Bringing together the Reiki community to practice skills and share energy healing.
*Volunteer with Life Spark Cancer Resources. Providing weekly Reiki sessions to cancer patients.
*Teach Level 1 and 2 classes as of February 2017.
The desire to make a difference in people's lives led me to the path of bodywork and energy healing. My goal is to provide you with time to relax and rejuvenate on a therapeutic level, bringing your mind body and spirit back into balance while assisting you towards a healthier pain free life style...
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"Carissa Harris is an extraordinary massage therapist. She creates a positive and healing atmosphere, manages to gently but thoroughly loosen the tightest trouble spots and adjusts her work based on the client's feedback. She has helped me work my way back from two serious surgeries."
I have to say I was a bit skeptical about Reiki until I felt the pure energy flow through my body. I'm hooked. I'm not sure if it's because Carissa is a fellow Mt Biker or what but she massages my bike legs better than any other massage therapist I have been to. And she she really focuses on the the areas I ask her to. Carissa is the best!
"Carissa Harris is a jedi when it comes to understanding the body. Her attention to detail and care is a refreshing reminder on how important frequent self-care is. She found parts on my body I didn't even know were hurting! Pressure was fantastic and so was her willingness to listen to my body. I can't wait for my next one!"
"Carissa is an excellent massage therapist. She creates the most inviting, calming and relaxing environment. Carissa was able to address the specific sore areas with just the right amount of pressure with regard to how the body works as a whole. The best massages that I have ever received!!"
"What I loved about Carissa's Reiki class was that it was like a retreat and a class all in one! I loved the quiet morning walks, moving meditations, journaling, healthy snacks and tea all day, and the ending meditations and group exercises. Not to mention, giving and receiving energy work - one of my favorite parts of massage school was how much bodywork I got to receive, so selflessly, so that others could practice! ;) Dare I say, with Reiki, it's even better because it's not draining to give and the practitioner actually receives healing Reiki energy while they are giving. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to having Reiki in my life from now on!"
-Victoria R attended in February 2017