MASSAGE & THERAPEUTICS
Healing begins here.
The body is amazing and complex network of interconnected systems. Addressing an affected area of the body as it relates to the whole, and taking into account not only physical symptoms but emotional and social factors, is central to how Chris assesses treatment.
With a solid foundation in medical massage training balanced with an intuitive approach, Chris' work is detail-oriented and truly integral.
Understanding treatment to be a synergy between client and practitioner, Chris encourages open communication and believes in educating individuals about their health and wellness. As part of the ongoing partnership, Chris promotes increased body awareness, lifestyle change, and self-care. Questions are welcome and encouraged.
Chris has been in practice in the Northern Michigan community for over thirteen years and is dedicated to providing high quality therapeutics that yield results.
A rigorous and comprehensive system of treatment designed to alleviate inflammation of soft tissue and connective tissue (fascia, ligaments and tendons), stimulate circulation, and speed the process of healing and recovery. Highly effective for remediation of chronic pain and muscle adhesion (knots), and injury rehabilitation.
Bodywork is safe and effective during pregnancy and can enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and baby. This treatment is specially designed to reduce stress and fatigue in a women's changing body. Not recommended before 10 weeks.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A restorative therapy ideal for athletes, runners and active persons. Typically more focused on affected joints and musculature. By honing in on areas of dysfunction, this treatment facilitates soft tissue release through methods such as "pin and stretch" technique, range of motion, site stretching and traction.
Relaxation massage is effective at relieving everyday stress, addressing general tension in the body and encouraging an overall sense of well- being. This modality incorporates traditional Swedish Massage techniques with lighter pressure and effleurage to promote a meditative experience.