Lisa Karrat

Lisa Karrat

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

Lisa Karrat is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Usui Reiki Master, Aromatherapy Enthusiast and owner of Just Be. Therapeutic Massage. Lisa has been living her passion of helping others through Massage Therapy, Reiki, and other healing techniques since 2006. Lisa has acquired a variety of knowledge and wisdom of many holistic practices, making her very well rounded in her approach to health, healing, and wellness. She is also a gifted Intuitive Guide and assists others with physical, emotional, and spiritual Self-Care practices.  Lisa is a lover of life, helping others to do the same through her vibrant positive attitude and effective, relaxing, and intuitive work! 

Lisa’s Story

Thank you for taking the time to read my story!

My name is Lisa Karrat and I am a lover of (in no particular order…!) Massage Therapy, Reiki, Bodywork & self-care of all kinds, nature, my husband, family and friends; Young Living Essential Oils, learning, reading, journaling, crystals, yoga, meditation, delicious healthy foods, exercise, and of course THE BEACH!!

I love to laugh and smile, and I look for positivity and joy in all things, in an effort to have a contagious and vibrant energy that assists me in making great connections with others! I am truly just a lover of life,  inspiring others to do the same!

I started my practice to fulfill my passion of helping people on their healing journey of body and mind. I absolutely LOVE what I do! I often have people ask “What made you become a Massage Therapist?” and maybe you are wondering the same thing… so here is my story.

It may sound simple, but I feel that helping people was always a part of who I am.
As a young child, I was caring and nurturing to others. Helping my disabled uncle stay comfortable, rubbing my mother’s sore feet after long nights of work, and other small gestures of kindness came naturally to me. I was always full of compassion and empathy, and as I grew, I continued to learn more and more about the benefits and effectiveness of self-care, specifically Massage and Reiki, in healing physical and emotional ailments. I started receiving combination therapy of Massage,Reiki, and Aromatherapy in high school during a challenging time as I struggled with depression and anxiety. I was bullied a lot. I felt isolated and uncomfortable in my own skin because I was different than my peers.  This combination therapy became a very regular regiment to manage my physical and emotional symptoms, as well as a way for me to truly overcome and heal from my challenges. This experience gave me the clarity in knowing I wanted to do the same for others. To learn and grow into a place where I could assist others on their own 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 Massage Therapist and Reiki Master, as this path felt the most fulfilling in my quest to help others 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, I started my own Massage Therapy practice. Learning and growing along the way, I built up a beautiful and very successful practice in central Massachusetts where I shared my passion in helping others for over 10 years. I made wonderful connections with my clients, assisting them all on their healing journeys with a variety of physical and emotional ailments.

Life has since brought me to the sunny state of Florida, where I now have a beautiful Massage Therapy and Reiki practice here in Venice, Florida and also serving Sarasota County. I provide rejuvenating treatments for body and mind in the comfort of your own home.

My technique is relaxing, effective, intuitive and tailored specifically to your needs. Whether it is your first treatment, or we have been working together for years, I am committed to giving 110 percent effort and attention to each client I work with. Practicing with specific intent and listening to you and your needs allows me to assist you, to the best of my ability, to release what is no longer serving you, creating a physical and emotional state of well-being. My pure intention is always for the 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 very grateful for the opportunity to work with you soon!

In health, love and gratitude,


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Massage Therapy

  • Stress management.
  • Create emotional balance.
  • Increase your flexibility and mobility.
  • Soften tight and tense muscular tissue.
  • Reduce depression.
  • Reduce anxiety.
  • Relieve back pain, neck pain, and nerve pain.
  • Relief from headaches and migraines.
  • Immune system support.
  • Enhance your quality of sleep.

Massage Therapy

Manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, and ligaments) to enhance your health and well-being. I use a variety of different techniques to lengthen, soften, and release restrictions within your muscular system.  Regular Massage Therapy will enhance your overall health, well-being, longevity and quality of life!


  • Feeling of peace and harmony.
  • Relaxation and anxiety reduction.
  • Clear thinking and focused mindset.
  • Increased energy.
  • Relief from challenging emotions.
  • Increased joy, balance, and peace.
  • Restful sleep.
  • Relief from physical pain.
  • Assists in spiritual growth.


A holistic healing therapy that cleanses and balances the energy patterns in your body and mind, enhancing your quality of life! The Reiki technique utilizes a gentle laying on of hands to strengthen your body’s natural self-healing mechanisms, helping to establish optimum mental, emotional, and physical health.  When our energy flows freely, we feel and perform at our very best!  The benefits of Reiki treatments are entirely individual and the benefits are truly profound!


  • Stress reduction.
  • Relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Immune System Support.
  • Release challenging emotions.
  • Promote feelings of strength, empowerment.
  • Clarify your purpose.
  • Increase awareness.
  • Enhance your meditative state.


The therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic Essential Oils to promote physical and psychological well-being. I combine 100% pure therapeutic grade Young Living Essential Oils into your session to enhance your treatment. Aromatherapy will enhance your session by creating more harmony and benefit for your body and mind.

Massage Cupping

  • Release deep restrictions.
  • Pain relief from old injuries.
  • Relieve chronic pain.
  • Enhance flexibility.
  • Move with ease.
  • Release scar tissue.

Massage Cupping

This effective technique is based on the common practice of Chinese Cupping Therapy. Suction is created using Massage Cups of various sizes to soften the restricted areas in your muscular tissue. Cupping is incredibly effective in helping to release very rigid deep muscle tissue and scar tissue. It is also detoxifying, and stimulating, creating and increase in circulation and fluid movement throughout your body.


“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