Massage can help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
Christine graduated from Duluth Business University’s massage therapy program in Duluth, Minnesota. After graduation her advanced training was focused in the area of massage therapy for athletes. She consults, treats and advises athletes regarding injuries received from overuse or improper use during strength, fitness or sports training. She also provides massage therapy to those on regular fitness training regimens and those in sports event training.
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
Christine received certification as a Pilates Instructor from the National Exercise Training Association and is expected to get the Hard Style Kettlebell certification in the fall of 2011. She is also working on her National Certification for Massage and Bodywork.
Her plans for the future include pursuit of additional training and certification in the use of massage therapy as a supportive adjunct therapy in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other psychosomatic stress conditions. She is a member of Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals.
Christine shares her thoughts about massage therapy. “My passion for massage and the healing arts stems from a deep belief that we all have an innate power to heal ourselves, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I believe that massage is a bridge to connect with that amazing capacity. It helps to re-connect us with our bodies, turning our focus inward and thus attending to the wise voice within that provides guidance regarding that which we need to heal.”
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