Lisa Karrat

Lisa Karrat

This page is infused with love, light, and infinite gratitude! 

Lisa Karrat is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Usui Reiki Master, Aromatherapy Enthusiast, Holistic Healing Self-Care Coach and owner of Just Be. Therapeutic Massage.

Lisa has been living in her purpose and passion, helping others through her work since 2006.  Lisa has acquired a variety of knowledge and wisdom of  integrative techniques and practices, making her very well rounded in her approach to health, healing, and overall wellness.

Lisa is a lover of life, helping others to do the same through her vibrant positive attitude, compassionate heart, and effective techniques and approach to healing of body and mind! 

Lisa’s Story

Thank you for investing some time in learning more about me! 

My name is Lisa Karrat and I am a lover of (in no particular order…!) Massage Therapy, Reiki, Holistic Energy Therapies, everything Self-Care, nature, my husband, family and friends; Young Living Essential Oils, learning, growing, reading, expanding, writing, journaling, crystals, yoga, meditation, delicious nutritious foods, walking, moving my body (sometimes I call this exercise ;), and of course THE OCEAN, MOON, STARS, & SUN!!

I love to laugh and smile, and I look for positivity and joy in all things, with the intention to have a contagious and vibrant energy that assists me in making great connections with others! I am truly a lover of life, inspiring and empowering others to love theirs too!

I started my journey in the Healing Arts to fulfill my passion of helping others on their life journey. I absolutely LOVE what I do! It fills my heart with such love and gratitude to be a light for others in their times of challenge.

It may sound simple, but I feel that helping people was always a part of me; a natural calling at the core of my being.

As a young child, I was caring, empathic, and nurturing to others. Helping my disabled uncle stay comfortable, rubbing my mother’s sore feet after long nights of work, and other uplifting gestures came naturally to me.  As I grew up, and experienced my own physical and emotional challenges with Chronic Depression & Anxiety,  I became aware of the Healing Arts, specifically Massage Therapy, Reiki, and Aromatherapy, and their effectiveness in healing physical and emotional ailments.

I started receiving combination therapy of Massage,Reiki, and Aromatherapy in high school during my struggle with extreme depression and anxiety. I was bullied and outcast. I felt isolated and uncomfortable in my own skin. I was different than my peers.

 This combination of bodywork became a very regular regiment to manage my physical and emotional symptoms, as well as a way for me to fully overcome and heal from them. This experience gave me the clarity in knowing I wanted to help others in the same way.  To learn and grow into a place where I was able to assist others on their own holistic healing journey of body and mind.

I learned so much (and continue to learn daily) about the connection of our physical body and our emotions, as well as our energetic field.  In working with one system, you also affect all of the others. In the wise words of Jane Harrington, “When you touch a body, you touch the whole person, the intellect, the spirit, and the emotions”. And so, I went on to become a Holistic & Integrative Massage Therapist, Reiki Master, and Self- Care Coach, as this path felt the most fulfilling in my purpose and mission to help others live their best life, in a compassionate and effective way.

I attended the most accredited Massage Therapy school in New England, as soon as I met their age requirement. (Special “Thank you” to the Bancroft School for Massage Therapy for being all that I could have ever wanted and more.) The experience of being immersed in their strict and challenging curriculum was amazing. I soaked it all up like a sponge and was ready to go out into the world to spread my knowledge and passion with anyone who I connected with.  At the young age of 21, Just Be was born! Learning and growing along the way, I built up a beautiful and successful practice in central Massachusetts where I shared my passion in helping others for over 10 years. I made wonderful progress with my clients, assisting them all on their healing journeys with a variety of physical and emotional ailments, enhancing the quality of their lives.

Life has since brought me to the sunny state of Florida, where I now serve my Massage & Energy Therapy clients here in Venice and Sarasota County. I provide rejuvenating integrative healing treatments in the comfort of your own home!

I also work with individuals in person, or virtually, as a Holistic Self-Care Coach, to enhance your wellbeing and help you fall in love with life again!

 Practicing with specific intent and listening to your goals and needs allows me to assist you, to the best of my ability, to release what is no longer serving you, creating an optimal state of well-being. My pure intention is always for your highest good, to enhance the quality of your life so you live happy, healthy, and well.

I absolutely love what I do and I am blessed to be on this journey with you!  The light in me honors the light in you, and I am infinitely grateful for the opportunity to work with you soon!

In health & healing

~ Lisa

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“I have worked with Lisa for many years, and I am in a unique position to evaluate her as I am a retired Massage Therapist with over 25 years in practice.  She is one of the best therapists I have ever known. Her work is relaxing yet deep enough to produce great effective results, with the added benefit of her intuitive nature. Lisa is an incredible Massage Therapist and I highly recommend her.”

K. Wilk

“Working with Lisa has been an amazing experience. She was born to do this work. Her talent and experience were obvious from the first moments she worked on me. Shes a consummate professional, a gentle soul, and a gifted Massage Therapist.”

B. Abeles-Kravitz

“There are many good therapists but Lisa is in the exceptional category. When I first started going to Lisa, I had unrelenting pain in my neck and scalp which was later diagnosed as Occipital Neuralgia. Through Lisa’s technique, my pain levels have dropped tremendously. I feel better overall and I leave in a truly relaxed state. Because of Lisa’s unique style of massage, I am on my way to becoming pain free.”

J. Vanderploeg

“For many years I have incorporated  Massage therapy into my life having experienced the benefits to release stress and alleviate my pain. Lisa is by far one of the best therapists I have ever experienced. She brings a wide range of technical skills to each visit and seems to intuitively know how to best assist in the “healing” of whatever is most concerning at the time. Lisa’s calm professional but caring manner is healing in and of itself! I highly recommend her.”

E. Kelley

“Lisa is an excellent Massage Therapist! I have moderate arthritis and I tell Lisa what pain I have and she knows exactly how to make me feel better. She never rushes and is very understanding and thorough in her work. She also has a very sweet personality.”

J. LaFlash

“Lisa is the most gifted, professional, and completely competent Massage Therapist I have ever worked with. Her hands are like magic, with attention to detail like no other. I literally would not be able to do my job daily without her skilled assistance. She is very prompt, professional, kind, and strong. Her varied techniques and focus on my “trouble spots” have kept me moving for many years, and I hope will never stop. Thanks Lisa!”

M. DeCaro