About Me

Hi, I'm Carissa!

My journey to becoming a Holistic Health Coach, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and a source for the highest quality essential oils began similarly to most people’s careers. After earning my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1999 at Eastern Connecticut State University, I worked in my field for a few years and started having health issues. Traditional medicine failed to get to the root of the problems or give relief. This led me to explore alternative therapies which helped relieve my symptoms. Soon, I realized my purpose is to provide relief to others through offering holistic solutions to health issues so many people are suffering from.

I fell in love with both Reiki and Massage Therapy. I first obtained certification in Reiki I, II, and Advanced with Jocelyn Lebowitz. In 2005, I completed Spa Massage Therapy training through the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. I am licensed by the state of Arizona, a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, and certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. My training as a Reiki Master was completed with Deborah Corbett in 2008. I continue to expand my massage education regularly as mandated by the Arizona Massage Board.

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I moved to Arizona in 2006 and married in 2007. While we were trying to get pregnant with my son, I wanted to be prepared by learn all aspects of childbirth. I underwent Doula, Postpartum Doula and Breastfeeding training with Nurturing Hearts in Mesa, AZ in the fall of 2008. In February, 2009, I participated in a DONA Doula training workshop with Mary Langlois. Since then, I have attended three births. Being a Doula is very rewarding. I truly loved my time as a Doula.

While trying to get pregnant with my daughter in 2013, I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a Certified Holistic Health Coach. I learned how to help others create a healthy lifestyle.

After benefiting from using Young Living Essential Oils for 10 years I became a Certified Essential Oils Coach through Dr. Axe’s Program. Educating others on how they can detox their medicine cabinet, toiletries, house cleaning supplies, and make-up to help their families live a healthier lifestyle is a huge passion of mine.

A phenomenal tool I utilize is the iTOVi Biomarker Scan. This tool assesses which Young Living Essential Oils and/or supplements clients may be needing to use to bring them back into balance. This tool also reveals important information to help guide the health coaching sessions towards the right areas of life that need to be focused on first in order to get to a more balanced life more quickly.

This health-conscious journey turned an exciting new leaf earlier this year, when I enrolled in the Ear Seeds program to learn about Auricular Therapy. Essentially, Auricular Therapy is Acupressure on the ear to help relieve issues such as Sciatica, Allergies, Weight Loss, Stop Smoking, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD….. This is a treatment that continues to work as long as the seeds are adhered to the ear. They are placed in a certain pattern to create relief for specific ailments.

My passion is helping people bring more balance to their life by combining health coaching with massage, energy work and essential oils. The synergy of blending these different modalities helps to find the root of the problem and begin to make lasting and effective changes. This happens in baby steps; we didn’t get to where we are overnight. There are many layers to work through physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I meet my clients where they are at in their lives so that we can work together. No pressure and no judgment. My company is based on the belief that your needs are of the utmost importance.

We have so many areas in our lives that we try to keep balanced but life can get in our way and we drop the ball in an area or two or three. Let Synergistic Living help you design the balanced and healthy lifestyle you seek.

That is why we enjoy such a high percentage of repeat customers and referrals.

My Credentials

State of Arizona Massage Therapy

License # MT-08087

American Massage Therapy Association

Member # 182972

National Certification Board For Massage Therapy & Bodywork

Certification # 504107-05

Young Living Essential Oils

Distributor # 1068875

How I Can Help You?

My collection of skills to help people is born out of my passion. I’m a Certified Health Coach, Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & Trainer, and have studied extensively to learn what is in our environment that can help or hinder feeling great and living well.

I can show you how to take the next steps on reaching your goals!