“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 Lama
Owner / Creative Director and Licensed Massage Therapist
What is a massage like at Relaxation Works…
We specialize in concentrated work by fusing together relaxation with the benefits of deep tissue. All our therapists are mentored by myself for a full 12 months. I encourage our massage therapists to get to the root cause of pain patterns. This usually means concentrated work needs to be done, like spending a full 60 minutes on the low back or just the neck. To some that might sound crazy but to those in pain, they understand and welcome this type of work. We do not specialize in “fluff” massage (our clients words not mine). We work with clients that are either avoiding, on their way or prolonging surgery. Relaxation is HIGHLY underrated and we are ready to help you incorporate stress reduction into their self care routine. We don’t care how long you have been avoiding your pain problem, we only care that our time together is effective and you get out of pain quickly. Many of our massage treatments at Relaxation Works tend to be deep in nature but never painful. We want you to walk out of our door different than how you walked in. We strive to create the best treatments for our clients based on their needs, so every treatment is different. 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.
What are you most proud of?
The ability to change my life’s story. For a very long time I thought that change was for other people and I felt very stuck. I knew growing into my own was possible but I didn’t realize it was going to be this good. From my marriage to my business I am always looking to be able to stay in the moment and enjoy every aspect that life brings my way. I no longer worry about what might happen and now stay in the moment of what is happening.
What makes you feel free?
The ocean. The sound of the waves and the breeze makes my mind shut off and a sense of stillness that is undeniable.
What is your #1 wellness tip for someone looking to change their life but doesn’t know where to start?
Listen to your intuition. Your body knows what it needs before the advice or judgment of others, your wallet, magazines or the news. Truly connect with your inner wisdom and wellness will come.
Kristen attended the elite Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester MA in 2006, where she received a complete education in a two year program (822+ hours). Her extensive training and continuing education has provided her with the benefit of having a vast knowledge of many pathologies, muscular issues, autoimmune diseases and emotional/behavioral disorders.