Karissa Stoneburner is from the Ozarks and moved to Springfield to pursue her education in massage therapy. She graduated from the Professional Massage Training Center in 2001 and has more than 15 years of massage therapy experience. She practices Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, sports, and prenatal massage.
Karissa developed her passion for holistic health at a young age, working as a chiropractic assistant in her grandfather’s office. Observing his interactions with patients and genuine care for their well-being inspired her to want to help people and pursue a career in the health field. Experiencing the benefits of massage for herself has amplified her desire to help others reduce stress and muscular tension, ultimately enhancing the overall quality of life for her clients. Karissa believes there is a connection between emotional stress and trauma and physical pain and symptoms. She enjoys working with her clients on this level.
Karissa enjoys bird watching with her husband, camping, kayaking, and just being in nature. She also really enjoys playing the piano.