About Joyce Karnis, PT

"Not only have I been an expert level myofascial release therapist for over 15 years, I also have spent years evolving personally and professionally.  Under the mentoring and guidance of several amazing people, each offering a necessary and beautifully healing piece of my journey, I have moved from suffering with headaches and  neck and jaw pain, as well as a sense of feeling numb and lost, to a place of being essentially pain free, and feeling grounded and alive.  This experience has inspired me to facilitate this journey for others as well, so my clients can move from going through the motions of living life, to fully living with joy

....truly BE-ing Well!"

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Joyce has been a physical therapist for over 20 years, many of those specializing in holistic manual therapy.  She graduated from University of New England in 1994 and has studied Myofascial Release extensively with John F. Barnes, PT since 1999.  Joyce has worked in a variety of settings, most notably several years at the John F. Barnes Myofascial Treatment Center in Pennsylvania, where she was part of a highly trained team offering Myofascial Release to patients from throughout the United States and internationally.  She has helped to train other therapists in Myofascial Release both at the treatment center and assisting at seminars across the United States.

Additionally, Joyce has studied, to varying degrees, Craniosacral Therapy / Visceral Manipulation, Integrated Manual Therapy, Reiki and Subtle Energy.  

Joyce believes that much of the stress and dis-ease that we experience in our lives is due to a lack of connection with our bodies, our Selves and with Nature.   This inspired her to explore other energy based therapies that could further support people in all levels of healing.....body, mind and spirit.  To that end, she completed an apprenticeship in Plant Spirit Healing with Pam Montgomery in Vermont in 2015.  She is also a certified Master-Instructor level Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner.


Joyce is a native of New Hampshire and moved back to the state in 2014 to be closer to family.  She enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, travel, cooking, gardening and spending time with family and friends.