Benefits of Massage

Pain relief
Increases joint flexibility
Aids healing of soft tissue strains or injuries
Manangement of stress
Integration of trauma
Increased Immune Function
Resiliency through life transitions
Decreases psychological stressors
Decreased insomnia
Increased mood regulation

Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Pregnancy, Myofascial Release

Massage is a ‘hands-on’ treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle movement of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.


Relaxation Massage

A Swedish massage for the purposes of relaxation

Pain Relief Massage

Chronic neuromuscular pain can often be eased with a three-step approach that may include:


  • Postural Analysis

Release Work

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Myofascial Release


  • Take-home TIPS for stretching and strengthening
Injury and Surgery Recovery Massage

Treatment varies depending on client goals and event history and may include the following:

  • Ice Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
Trauma Integration Massage

For those who have already completed some trauma recovery work and are ready to begin the process of integrating safe touch as a part of their healing process

  • Swedish Massage
  • Somatic Experiencing
Auto Accident—Personal Injury Claims

For those who’ve been in an auto accident and would like to receive massage therapy as part of their recovery process. Most auto insurance policies allow for this, as it can be particularly good for resolving:

  • Whiplash
  • Headaches
  • Body aches and stiffness
Pregnancy Massage

Trimester specific assessment and techniques for the unique needs of the pregnant woman

Couple's Massage

Come with another and receive the gift of massage together, in the same room, at the same time


Clinical Somatic Education

Based on the work of Thomas Hanna, gentle guided movement, fully clothed, for pain relief.

Body-Mind Centering®

Based on the work of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, is an integrated and embodied approach to movement, the body and consciousness.

One hip in particular was so

painful that it interfered with

my daily activities, not to

mention hampered sports and

dancing.  I am a cautious

believer in ‘alternative therapies’,

but thought I’d give Kristen a

try.  She pretty much worked a

miracle, as the pain disappeared

entirely.  She is very

knowledgable and listens

carefully.  She absolutely

worked for me, and I

would recommend her

to anyone.


Calm.  Safe.  Sacred.  Attentive.

These are the qualities in the air

when Kristen works, and are the

qualities evoked inside myself

when I’m getting a massage

from her.

When pain and tightness would

otherwise throw me (or my

back) into despair

and numbness, Kristen helps

me to return to a state

of flow.

J. M.

I was very impressed by Kristen’s remarkable and wide ranging skills and perhaps even more importantly, her deep wisdom.  She was attuned to various physical and emotional needs in many different ways.  She is an incredible massage therapist.  The best ever for me by far.  I highly recommend her!

H. A.

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