Joanna Karaoulis Massage Therapy and Reiki



I have been practicing massage since graduating from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2003.  My massages are therapeutic and relaxing, tending towards medium to firm pressure, but customized according to the client's preference.  The main therapeutic techniques I incorporate into my sessions are myofascial release, cross fiber friction, trigger point therapy, craniosacral therapy, reflexology and Reiki.

Being able to do what you love for a living is wonderful and I feel truly lucky to be able to practice bodywork, as it endlessly fascinating.  There is always more to learn.  I enjoy working with many different types of people, whether they are desk jockeys (I was one for 6 years and understand the neck, shoulder and lower back issues), athletes, or people suffering from chronic illness.  There is nothing more rewarding than helping to ease or eliminate someone's pain.

I have been attuned to Reiki since 1998 and a Reiki master since 2007. As a Reiki master I can give healing attunements as part of a Reiki session, to deepen the healing.  I also incorporate Reiki in to massages, particularly when I am holding a trigger point, but it flows automatically at other times, when there is a need.  Reiki massages are also an option, in which half of the session is Reiki and half is massage.

Covid-19 Update

The following procedures are in place to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in my studio:

Masks are worn by myself and clients. I also wear a face shield when working near patient's face.

Hospital grade cleaner is used to disinfect all surfaces touched by me or my clients after every massage.

Two windows are left open 2-3 inches, in order to provide fresh air and sweep out any micro-particles in the air.

Temperatures are checked when clients arrive and hand sanitizer is applied.


Click here to schedule an appointment in my Catonsville/Oella office, or text me at 267 918 6124, or email me at