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Phone: 707-826-9126

Carlisle Douglas, MA, CMT, offers massage therapy to address injury recovery, chronic pain/illness management, stress reduction, emotional healing and proactive health maintenance. Whether the moment calls for smooth flowing Swedish massage to more fully relax and let go of physical and emotional holding, deep tissue massage to dissolve specific areas of pain and tension, or myofascial stretching to unwind the body's connective tissue, Carlisle is conscious to be present, nurturing and responsive to individual needs.

Carlisle is trained in a myriad of bodywork modalities including deep tissue, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), positional release, and Shiatsu acupressure. She teaches Advanced Therapeutic Massage at the The Harbin School of Healing Arts. Individual mentoring sessions to enhance technique or business skills can be arranged. Carlisle has based her private practice at the Arcata Wellness Center since 1998. To contact Carlisle, call 707-826-9126 or for a slightly slower response, email carlisle "at" douglas.net.



I have found Carlisle has an ability to be at once focused on short-term relief and also on long-term problem solving. It is deep, satisfying work that is also calming and wonderful. The last time she helped me when my body was in crisis, it was the most miraculous result I've seen from bodywork: an immediate and lasting reversal of chronic pain.
With Carlisle, I never get the feeling that I'm receiving a pre-planned massage. She has the ability to find tense or knotted areas during the massage, and then focus on dispersing the tension. She is not married to one particular practice or routine, but seems to know just the technique to use for each area on which she is working. Carlisle's sensitivity and humanity combine with her professionalism and work ethic to provide a relaxing and therapeutic massage.
I have been to a lot of bodyworkers and the amazing thing about Carlisle is that she has a knowledge base and preciseness like a physical therapist and at the same time she works on such a spiritual level. When I leave I feel that my very soul has been touched.