Skincare, Massage & Wellness

Hello. My name is Jennifer Harris. My journey on this path of caring for others began in 1997 when I worked as a certified nursing assistant in several long-term care facilities. From that experience I gleaned my passion for service and aversion to allopathic medicine. I also new that my heart was drawn to helping people get better; I struggled with the emotional challenges of caring for those who had no hope of improvement. In 2000, I found myself enrolled in massage therapy school, and I loved it! With the support of my husband, shortly before graduating, I rented a small space to start my practice. Since then,  Ray of Light has been in a few different locations, but I have always stayed in Port Washington. I love this town, and am proud to call it home for both my business and my family. In 2015, I attended a course at Kohler Waters Spa and fell in love again-this time with the blissful serenity of aesthetic services. It wasn't long before I found myself enrolled in the MATC Aesthetic program. When you look good, you feel good! My personal struggles with hormonal acne have been a motivating force with this new area of study and service. Whether it's with massage or aesthetics (or both), my goal is to help you shine a little brighter! We all shine on the inside; showing and feeling it is a choice.



Meet Your Therapist

 Before you decide if I am the right therapist for you, here is list of my work experience and training to help you make an informed decision. 
 

 Professional Associations

​ Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals
 Associated Skin Care Professionals

 

 Schools Attended

 MATC Aesthetics Program (2016-2017), Mequon, WI
 University of Wisconsin Washington County-Assoc. of Arts and Science Degree (2006-2009)
 Blue Sky Educational Foundation (2000-2002), Grafton, WI


 Certifications
 Wisconsin Licensed Aesthetician (2017)

 First Aid/CPR (most recent 2016)
 Certified Manual Lymph Drainage Therapist (2015)
 American College of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer Certification (2013)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Certification (2007)
 Wisconsin Licensed Massage Therapist #2732-146 (2003)
 National Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (2002)
 First Responder Training (2000) MPTC
 Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant (1997)


 Experience
 Licensed Massage Therapist/owner at Ray of Light 2002-current
 Study group leader for Precision Neuromuscular Therapy 2008-current
 Tester for Precision Neuromuscular Therapist Certification 2008-current
 Instructor Blue Sky School of Massage cadaver lab at UWWC 2007-2015
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy seminars teaching assistant 2004-current
 Massage therapist at Freedom Physical Therapy 2013-2015

 Instructor for Blue Sky School of Massage 2005-2012
 Supervisor for Blue Sky School of Massage student clinic 2007-2009
 Teaching assistant for Blue Sky School of Massage 2004-2005
 

 Continuing Education
Kinesiology Taping: Combining Taping & Movement to Improve Functional Outcomes (2017)

Face & Body Midwest Spa Conference and Expo Advanced Education (2017)

Reiki Level 3 (2016)

 Reiki Level 2 (2016)

 Cadaver Lab (2016)
 PNMT for the Lower Extremity (2015)
 Spa Services & Hydrtherapy at Kohler Waters Spa (2015)
 Manual Lymph Drainage (2015)
 Cadaver Lab (2015)
 Northern Style Thai Massage Part 1 (2015)
 Northern Style Thai Massage Part 2 (2015)
 PNMT Form & Function (2014)
 Evaluation and Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders and Craniofacial Pain (2014)
 Million Dollar Hands: Business and Time Management (2014)
 Seated Massage (2014)
 Thai on the Table (East Meets West) (2014)
 Kinetic Massage (2014)
 ICTA Contemporary Cupping Methods(2014)
 Cadaver Lab (2014)
 PNMT for the Low Back and Thoracic Spine (2014)
 Precision Kinematics (2013)
 PNMT Colloquium (2013)
 Thai Massage with KohaYoga (2013)
 Cadaver Lab (2013)
 Sports Therapy and Pain Management (2012)
 Growing Your Practice through Social Media (2012)
 Sports Nutrition (2012)
 Cadaver Workshop (2012)
 Cadaver Lab (2012)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Head and Neck (2012)
 Massage for Cancer, AIDS, and Post-Mastectomy (2011)
 Mystery of Pain (2011)
 Precision Neural Mobilization (2011-in progress)
 Aromatherapy and Essential Oils for the Bodyworker (2011)
 Exercise Physiology of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder (2011)
 Cadaver Lab (2011)
 Cancer and Massage Therapy with Susan Salvo (2010)
 Being a Respected Member of the Sports Health Care Team with Pat Archer (2010)
 Advances in Soft Tissue Therapy: Soft Tissue Release of the Cranial Base with Paul St. John (2010)
 Recognizing and Communicating Skin Conditions with The World Skin Project (2010)
 Capturing and Maintaining Student Attention with Laurie Craig (2010)
 Managing Students’ Emotional Responses to Learning with Carole Osborne (2010)
 Teaching Tips for the Sage on Stage with Dianne Polsen (2010)
 Cadaver Lab (2010)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Form & Function (2009)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Spine and Thorax (2009)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Lower Extremity (2009)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Upper Extremity (2009)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Head and Neck (2009)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Research Symposium-Presenter (2009)
 Cadaver Lab (2009)
 Massage for Autoimmune Disorders: Decreasing Pain and Fatigue through Touch (2008)
 Ancient Chinese Beauty Secrets and Rejuvenation Methods (2008)
 Chronic Pain (2008)
 Cadaver Lab (2008)
 PNMT for Clinical Management of Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia Syndrome (2007)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Research Symposium (2007)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Spine-Level II (2007)
 Ethics (2007)
 Cadaver Lab (2007)
 Myofascial Release: An Encounter with Touch (2006)
 Precision Muscular Mobilization-The Extremities (2006)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy: Form & Function (2006)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Lower Extremity (2006)
 Precision Muscular Mobilization-The Spine (2006)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Spine and Thorax (2005)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Upper Extremity (2005)
 Lomi Lomi Level Three (2005)
 Chinese Medical Massage for the Western Practitioner (2005)

 Mother’s Massage (for Pregnancy) (2004)
 Lomi Lomi Level One & Two (2004)
 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Temporomandibular Joint Intensive (2004)

 Precision Neuromuscular Therapy for the Head and Neck (2003)
 Upledger Institute: CranioSacral Therapy Level Two (2003)
 Ethics (2003)
 Upledger Institute: CranioSacral Therapy Level One (2003)

 CranioSacral Therapy (2002)
 Lymphatic Massage (2002)
 Reiki Level 1 & 2 (2002)
 Integrative Neuromuscular Therapy for the Lower Extremity (2002)

 Integrative Neuromuscular Therapy for the Trunk (2001)
 Energy Medicine: Polarity Therapy & Myofascial Integration (2001)
 Reiki Level One (2001)
 Jin Shin Do Acupressure (2001)
 World of Natural Medicine (2000)
 Tui Na: An Introduction (2000)
 

a Healthcare professional with expertise and experience in the science and healing art of aesthetics & massage therapy.