Welcome to Synergistic Living, a healing and wellness space in Sun City, AZ. We are a group of heart-centered practitioners who offer health coaching, massage, energy work, essential oils, earseeds and many other tools to come. The synergy of blending these different modalities helps to find the root of the problem and begin to make lasting and effective changes.
Meet the Team
Each of our dedicated practitioners bring their own unique skills and abilities to hold space for you as you step into your wellness journey.
Meet the founder
Hi! My Name is Carissa West.
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 Energy Medicine Professional Association. 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.
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 learning 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. This certification tied in beautifully with the Talking Toxins Certification I received from Lara Adler. I help others create the healthy lifestyle they deserve.
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 balanced life more quickly.
This health-conscious journey turned an exciting new leaf in 2021, 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, essential oils, earseeds and many other tools to come. 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 can 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.
Meet Adriana Gilcreest
Adriana Gilcreest was born in Naples, Italy. She grew up with three sisters and was blessed with a big extended family with whom she made lifelong memories. She moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1991, where she married her husband and called home for 3 years. Since 1991, Adriana has lived in Toronto, Canada, Arkansas City, Kansas and Phoenix, Arizona, where she has resided for the last 22 years.
She has two beautiful and amazing daughters who are grown and out on their own. She presently lives with her husband of 32 years and their two dogs, Mars and Zeus. A few years back, Adriana, decided to leave her teaching career and join the healthcare world. She now works as a phlebotomist and a massage therapist. She really enjoys helping people and learning new things to support her family and her clients. Adriana loves to spend time with her family and is always ready to host events at her house. She also likes to travel and watch comedies. Adriana has a positive attitude and enjoys seeing people happy.
Meet Daisy Zwick
I am a Massage Therapist specializing in sports massage, deep tissue massage, and assisted stretching. My hobbies include reading, swimming, spending time with family, and sometimes hikes if it’s not too hot outside. In my spare time I like to watch all kinds of sports, mainly gymnastics and cheerleading, and broadening my education into massage techniques and modalities.
Meet Kevin Pearson
Born in Duluth, Minnesota Kevin grew up in the Valley of the Sun and has been an Arizona resident since 1967. A former Physical Education teacher and coach, Kevin has enjoyed living an active lifestyle from hiking and paddle boarding to competing in marathons and triathlons in a state that has so much to offer. Today, Kevin can still be found on the trails of Arizona hiking and mountain biking.
Kevin is the proud father of two boys continuing their own journey as grown adults, enjoying mountain biking with his youngest and admiring the success as an entrepreneur of his oldest. Kevin currently lives in Glendale with his hiking buddy Casey, a German Short Haired Pointer.
While competing in endurance sports, Kevin enjoyed the benefits from massage therapy, so he felt strongly about giving back to others to extend their participation as well. After retiring from education, Kevin started KP BodyWorks, LLC as a massage therapist to help people stay active through massage aiding in their recovery and reduce their stress and tension in life.
Meet Ashley Delfeld
Ashley is a licensed Massage Therapist with a passion for facilitating healing. She became a LMT to help her veteran husband with his chronic pain. She quickly found that she has a gift for proving relief and has since taken numerous courses to expand her expertise and skills in the art of massage. This includes work in skills like Oncology, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), and nerve compression. She loves to challenge herself and others through daily Jiu Jitsu classes. Ashley says, “It is a great outlet and provides exercise for the body and mind”.
Oncology massage blends light touch with slow movements to work in conjunction with the body’s central nervous system to help promote relaxation and recovery. It modifies massage therapy to safely work with the effects of cancer and its treatments.
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