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Our Massage Therapists

Carissa

Carissa Raney, LMBT

Carissa started her education in Massage Therapy in 2012 at the Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy. She went on to further her education in 2014 at the Soma Institute of Neuromuscular Integration. She specializes in deep tissue, postural correction, solving complex pain issues, structural integration, and neuromuscular rehab. Carissa has also pursued training in cupping therapy, warm bamboo massage, Thai massage, myofascial release and neural reset therapy. Carissa has been an integral part of The Balanced Body Center team since 2020. 

With over 8 years of experience, Carissa has dedicated herself to helping promote health and well-being for her clients through various massage therapies, including:

  •  Myofascial Release
  •  Deep Tissue
  •  Neuromuscular
  •  Cupping therapy

Carissa is passionate about helping others feel their best and optimize their health through massage and bodywork. If you’re interested in booking a massage, Carissa is available Monday-Friday during our regular office hours. Call us at (704) 849-9393 to book your first massage and receive a $20 new patient discount. You deserve it…so what are you waiting for?



lauren

LAUREN, LMBT

Lauren has a passion for helping people. She chose to be a massage therapist to be instrumental in the health and well-being of others. She attended Western Carolina School of Massage and specialized in Neuromuscular Therapy and Myofascial Release. After graduation, she continued to hone her skills in neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, and sports massage.

Lauren also has experience practicing:

  •  Prenatal Massage
  •  Trigger Point Therapy
  •  Deep Tissue Massage
  •  Anatomy/Physiology Pathways
  •  Cupping
  •  Dry brushing
  •  Hot stone therapy



christine

Christine Varela, LMBT

Christine is a born and raised Charlotte native whose passion is deeply rooted in health, fitness, and a pain free quality of life. At a young age she delved in varsity sports, anatomy, nutrition, and biomechanics courses, as well as CrossFit and bodybuilding competitions. She has a background in personal training combined with an extensive yoga experience. She believes a well-rounded quality of life includes not only the physical state but an integration of well-balanced mental and emotional states as well.

Graduating from North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork in 2017, she has experience with chiropractors and therapeutic environments. Working alongside the doctors and integrating her own knowledge of bodywork has grown her practice into a practical and holistic approach.

Being a US Army Special Forces veteran, she believes goals are accomplished through teamwork. An integrative approach to health includes not only bodywork sessions but the collaborative effort of all doctors, therapists, and most importantly- the client themselves being a key integral part to their journey of lifelong health.


Please call our office at (704) 849-9393 ​ to schedule an appointment

Our Location

10550 Independence Pointe Pkwy, Suite 100 | Matthews, NC 28105

Office Hours

Our General Schedule

All Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-1:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-1:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Doctors' Hours

Monday:

1:00 pm-6:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-3:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Thursday:

1:00 pm-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed