“The point is that in your life, unless you make specific time for something that you feel committed to, you will always have other obligations and you will always be too busy.”- Dalai LamaKristen Tammaro-Sparks Licensed Massage Therapist Owner of Relaxation Works Wellness Center I enjoy advocating for and educating clients about the natural pain relief attainable with massage therapy. My work is based on creating great treatments for my clients by using a vast array of therapies with the power of healing touch. I invest back into my business in many ways but one in particular is continuing education. I make it a point to go above and beyond the nation licensing requirements. My thirst for knowledge about how the body and mind responds to massage therapy is something I can not deny. Continuing education plays a big role in my ability to continually provide effective treatments with cutting edge knowledge pertaining to my clients pain problems and how massage can help. Stress, headaches, low back or neck and shoulder pain can be persistent and down right P A I N F U L when not taken care of correctly. It only takes ONE choice to start your path of pain relief in the right direction.
Through meditation, prayer, positive thinking and receiving body work regularly; I have been able to find that mind-body-spirit balance. I attended the elite Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester MA in 2006, where I received a complete education in a two year program (822+ hours). My extensive training and continuing education has provided me the benefit of having a vast knowledge of many pathologies, muscular issues, autoimmune diseases and emotional/behavioral disorders. I participate in many charities and sporting events. Giving back and volunteering my time is a part of who I am. I realize that this life is not just about me; but all of us as a whole and the connections we make.
I am a very compassionate person who thrives on helping others. This led me to my decision to attend massage therapy school. I wanted to give people pain relief and bring them to a calm place where they could relax & become whole again. I enjoy fusing eastern & western techniques to create a very relaxing and effective massage. Clinically, I excel in deep tissue & relaxation massage, infant massage, and sports massage. I personally enjoy music, sports, poker, anything outdoors, movies and enjoying time with friends and family.
The path to becoming a light worker or healer was created for me through struggle. After my brother’s passing at just 20 yrs old, then being diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and finally Endometriosis, I was in dire need of healing on both an emotional and physical level. I was brought to Reiki, meditation and Integrative Energy Therapy. Reiki and IET have assisted in elevating me, alongside my spiritual practice, and have returned me to a place of balance and joy. After seeing the profound effects these healing modalities had on my own life, I became passionate about learning how to help others find the way to their own healing and peace. I pride myself in becoming part of my client’s own personal cheer leading squad, offering encouragement, and customized treatment plans as they journey down their path to whole health. Love and light and many blessings to you, Kellie Surdis Reiki Master Teacher, Advanced Integrative Energy Therapist.